Google Pixel Buds Review: They Don’t Live Up To The AirPods

Published on October 18, 2019

The elegant and comfortable Google Pixel Buds is one of the far better wireless headsets that I use. However, they are a little shorter than most of the best wireless headsets available today, because some restrictions can limit attractiveness to some.

For example, Google Assistant offers the Pixel Buds pairing feature only for phones with Android Marshmallow or higher. Bluetooth Quick Pairing – another great feature – only works on Android Oreo and Nougat Android phones. Furthermore, the amazing Google Translate feature that makes you feel at home by translating multiple languages works only on Google Pixel 2 and on Google Pixel for now.


The Pixel Buds comes in a clamshell room made that doubles as its charging base. While it might seem like an inexpensive touch, it’s easy to move right into a pocket, and if you’re a Google patriot, it’s sure to look like the part resting next to the mesh-detailed Google Residence Mini.

Pulling the headsets out of their casing doesn’t require a lot of elegance, but putting them back needs you to figure out how to properly lasso the knotted wire to make the points fit nicely. Actually, we’ve all been handling cords before, so this isn’t really a downside, just a raw reminder that Pixel Buds aren’t real wireless headphones like Apple AirPods.

From the moment the case is opened, it starts searching for the device to be connected to. A short look at the guidelines told allowed me pair Bluetooth on the Google Pixel 2 XL that I’m using. Just as I did that, I was stuck with a notice of the Pixel Buds arrangement, and then I was ready to go.

The Pixel Buds remain delicately in the outer ear as well as do not slide into your ear canal, allowing noise from the outer world to slip into the mix of your songs. This isn’t a poor point if you’re roaming around town and want to alert as a pedestrian, but this isn’t the best way to focus on a music. In addition to the lack of noise insulation, the major complain I’ve got against their design is that Google didn’t include a clip on the cable to grab your t-shirt. It’s common, too, for the wire to feel like it’s tugging between the buds.


These earphones run with a voice control and a touch, only the right earbud. To stop, play, or pick up a phone call, a single touch will execute a command. Increasing volume needs an onward swipe, just as reversing motion reduces it. Double tap your earbud if you’re going to sign in on your alerts or get a distinct hint on upcoming schedule occasions.

Activating Google Assistant is easy: just hold your finger to the right earbud and talk. Let the buds understand your words, then. This works with commands like skipping music that don’t have their own physical buttons on the Pixel Buds. It’s also helping to respond to messages. Soon after you’ve received a message or Hangout message, hold your finger to the earbud and respond vocally. It would have been great if the Pixel Buds were given the same kind of customized touch seen in the AirPods that allows you to modify which commands should be executed by voice.

The drawback, huh? If you’re thinking about changing between gadgets, you’ll need to put the Pixel Buds on the case and hold the pairing button and click it on the device to which you want to link. It’s burdensome and not as smart as the Apple W1 chip inside the AirPods that switches automatically between your Apple gadgets.


As far as sound quality is concerned, I am part of a warmer discussion, and the Pixel Buds provide just that. Despite the fact that they are beyond the inner ear, I am pleased with the complete distribution of noise. When I first used them, I was almost specific that I’d have to shake them in a position to get the best sound, but it’s actually as easy as setting them in your ear.

And if you don’t get the results you want, you need to reset the ear loop to work. Not only do these knotted fins keep the Pixel Buds firmly in your ears, they work to angle them to the finest sound source, making them a one-size-fits-all.

Battery Life

Battery life, too, is adequate. Endorsed to achieve up to 5 hours of continuous use per charge, I was able to successfully use it for longer than 05 hours. I left them paired for an eight-hour and they underwent through these tests successfully, both to make calls and to listen to music, all the time. The charging case allows 24-hour charging time, so I never really found myself stuck with dead Pixel Buds.

And what about the futuristic Google Translate feature? Well, it works as a tech demonstration on Google’s hardware highlighted, although it’s not likely to get rid of the need to learn new languages yet. The Pixel Buds user speaks in their native language and the Google Translate feature translates it immediately from the Pixel phone speaker to the desired language.

Final Words

Like all headphones, Google Pixel Buds is not ideal. Noise and battery performance have an advantage among the most competent cordless earphones. And even though you’re probably not going to have a lot of trouble getting them to fit nicely into your ears, whether they’re messing with your technology life is a genuine question here.

These headphones connect well with Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel, but they don’t hold up if you’re a person who switches between devices on a regular basis. In addition, spotty Google Help accessibility and lack of adjustable movements have a huge impact on the general flow right here.

Certainly, it lacks the unique features of Google Translate and the ability to pair quickly. However, from a value and usability point of view, Optoma NuForce BE Sports3 still dominates if you’re interested in using these cordless earbuds. However, if you are extremely devoted buyer of Apple earbuds, the AirPods are among the competent headsets that you should choose, as they can easily connect between your devices.

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