Compared to the first generation bestseller, they are ahead in detail and clarity, that is, in sound quality in general.
Nothing introduces the new Earbuds 2, completely wireless headphones that once again integrate—as in their first generation—no iconic transparent design with elite engineering and the latest audio customization.
Earbuds (2) adopt Hi-Res Audio certification and LHDC 5.0 technology. It allows each user to create their own personal sound profile with a hearing test through the Nothing X app. In this way, Ear(2) will adjust the equalizer settings in real time to get the best sound quality according to every taste or need.
These headphones feature 11.6mm drivers specially tuned to deliver powerful, deep bass and highs. A redesign is included that combines materials such as polyurethane and graphene in order to achieve richer high frequencies and deeper, smoother bass. In addition, the unique dual chamber design creates more surface area for smoother airflow and a more defined sound.
In addition, they feature dual dials for easy device swapping, enhanced Clear Voice technology to isolate wind and crowd noise, and customizable active noise cancellation that adapts to the unique shape of a user’s ear canal.
In search of an authentic voice
Its Hi-Res sound creates a truly immersive sound experience, transporting you straight into the recording studio. LHDC 5.0 coding technology ensures that the finest details of sound are heard, transmitting frequencies of up to 24-bit / 192kHz at speeds of up to 1Mbps.
With Ear(2) a significant refinement has been achieved compared to Nothing’s first audio product. It provides users with a more personalized and streamlined listening experience, catering to their daily needs. It includes dual dialing, a personal audio profile, plus Clear Voice technology and none of the most advanced active noise cancellation yet.
This technology allows TW to connect to two devices simultaneously and seamlessly switch between playing music or taking calls. For example, if a user is listening to music on their laptop and receives a call on their phone, ear (2) will automatically alert them of the incoming call. This way, the call can be easily answered with the push control on the headset, and when the call ends, the headset will automatically resume playing music from your laptop.
Personal audio profile
As the company itself commented, when the design of the new Ear 2 began, nothing was set out to create an audio device that could meet all of everyone’s audio requirements. In this way, the engineers came to the conclusion that Ear(2) allows users to create a personal audio profile according to their hearing ability. After taking a listening test via the Nothing X app, Ears (2) adjust equalizer levels in real time to match the user’s hearing for a fully tailored listening experience.
Clear Voice technology
In order for calls to be heard perfectly, Ear(2) has the best Clear Voice technology nothing has developed yet. With three high-fidelity microphones in each earphone and an intelligent noise reduction algorithm that can filter out over 20 million sound samples, Ear(2) can eliminate background noise and improve the user’s voice during calls in real time.
Active noise cancellation
The Earbuds (2) are engineered with the best noise-canceling technology none have ever developed, achieving up to 40dB of noise reduction. Additionally, they now feature a dedicated Active Noise Cancellation Mode, which adapts to the exact shape of the user’s ear canal, and Adaptive Mode, which automatically adjusts the level of noise reduction in real time based on the environment the user is in.
improve the performance
Earbuds (2) can provide up to 36 hours of music playback after a full charge (with active noise cancellation off). With fast charging, they can provide up to 8 hours on a 10-minute charge. It also supports wireless charging up to 2.5W and can use dynamic reverse charging on compatible devices such as the Nothing Phone (1).
resistance and user experience
The Earbuds (2) certify IP54 for the headphones’ water and dust resistance, while the charging case reaches IP55.
For a more comfortable and accurate user experience, the Ears (2) have pressure controls to prevent accidental touches and discomfort when touching the ear canal. Users can skip tracks, switch between noise canceling modes, and adjust volume, all with a simple swipe. The controls can be customized in the Nothing X app, which is available for download from the Google Play Store and the App Store.
It supports Google Fast Pair on Android devices and Microsoft Swift Pair on Windows devices. Once connected to the phone (1) in gaming mode, the headset will automatically activate Low Latency Mode for an enhanced gaming experience. Users without Nothing Phone (1) will need to manually enable low latency mode in the Nothing X app.
ear none 2: availability and price
The Nothing Ear (2) is now available for purchase at Nothing. It has a price of 149 euros (price as of March 2023). Starting March 28, Ear (2) will go on sale at all Nothing’s global partners, both online and in physical stores.
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Ear Nothing (2): del Gadget Lab review
With the permission of Nothing Spain, we were able to test these headphones a few days before their worldwide launch. Since Ear (1) came out, the company has announced that it has sold over 600,000 units, which is an impressive record considering it’s a newly created company, so specific and general ignorance was an issue.
But nothing has been shown to be able to intelligently navigate this complex world of headphones (competition is fierce), and later in the realm of smartphones.
Ear(1) brought a breath of fresh air to the true wireless scene. On the one hand, due to its special transparent (copied by some other famous brands) and box case design, it is also transparent in the standard box format. To this, it added an interesting performance for its price, which boils down to sound quality with a surprisingly low RRP. But Ear (1) suffered from some “caveats” that, without being serious, prevented it from being a 100% all-rounder product. We have already advanced that these failures have been rectified in its second generation, which we are already heading towards.
Regarding its aesthetics, there are no changes: it maintains the overall design, weight, shape and transparency; Same for the case.
Ear(2) is clearly ahead in its ability to customize the sound, always in real time, so that each user receives the sound as they wish or want it, regardless of the music genre in question. The process begins with a fit test of the silicone ear tips to ensure a good seal of the ear canal. Then, also through the mobile application, they propose a hearing test using a technology called Mimi: depending on the different frequency points, the headphones emit sounds that, when heard, must confirm their reception. After analyzing your sensitivity at different frequencies, Ears(2) will adjust your equalizer settings accordingly, performing dynamic compensation in real time.
Also interesting is the dual dial function (convenience in everything) as well as improved intelligibility in calls. For this second point, ClearVoice technology (which is already in many other headphones) does a great job. They are backed by three microphones in each earphone and an intelligent noise reduction algorithm. The result is calls with stunning clarity. According to the company, these microphones have been moved in the ear (2) to offer better wind noise resistance.
Another factor that has been improved is, for example, the Bluetooth connection: more stability and less loss of detail.
ANC: The Active Noise Cancellation system works very efficiently. It doesn’t quite reach the level of excellence enjoyed by the Bose QuietComfort EarBuds II (they’re the pinnacle of the day in that regard) but care to avoid outside noise and not generally impair sound quality is appreciated when this system is activated. It is possible to choose between three levels of active noise cancellation or let the ear (2) take control.
The promised 36 hours of complete autonomy are almost fulfilled (our average is about 34 hours). With combined use (turning ANC on/off, changing volume, etc.) we have about 9/10 hours of batteries for the headphones and about 23/24 for the case. It’s some pretty amazing records. 8 hours of autonomy after just 10 minutes of quick charging? In fact, about 7 (in any case, also very interesting numbers).
And let’s move on to the sound quality. It’s nothing to brag about that with custom construction, new material combinations, custom large 11.6mm dual-chamber drivers, and other software features, Ear(2) makes music sound in your ears. As a producer or sound engineer envisions in their recording studio . It’s a promise that many other manufacturers in the audio world also offer, and it’s obviously full of subjectivity: we can’t imagine all engineers or professional composers vouching that their songs sound as they imagined… but the truth is that the sound created by these TW headphones shines For clarity, detail, and definition…for excellent overall quality.
In fact, the high frequencies sound very clear and natural, the bass is deep and the mid-ranges stand out for their naturalness. We liked how well the instruments and voices were distributed throughout the virtual space.
In short, ear (2) represents a step forward with respect to (1); They smooth out the minor connectivity and autonomy bugs found on these, and add a huge jump in sound quality, with a solvent ANC system. If you are looking for a TW in its price range (starting at 149 euros), for features and sound reproduction capacity, it should be nothing in the list of candidates.