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The Pixel Buds are Google's almost-wireless answer to Apple's AirPods, complete with Google Assistant built in. Our full Pixel Buds review covers their sound, style and functionality.
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Really wanted to like these, and took a gamble despite all the negative reviews. In my opinion: 1. Sound is fine, even though it's not noise cancelling. 2. The string is not a deal breaker. You won't even notice it. 3. Fit my ear just fine, even though the loops are an antiquated design. 4. Had zero problems pairing. Now what they don't tell you in the reviews are the list of issues long time users have. I also experienced a few. 1. Loses connection to Spotify somewhat. So if I got a call then went back to listening to music, I could not get the music to play with a tap. Once I started it back up from my phone, I can stop it again... but could not tap to restart the music. Spent some time with support, and the solution.... reset your phone every time it happens. Believe this is a Spotify issue... probably. 2. Google assistant does not acknowledge SMS messages as pending notifications. Now this is just stupid. Call support, and they will tell you that it is a known issue that they are working on.. problem is they have been working on it for a while. Think I'm just going to send them back. Like I said, I really really wanted these to workout. At $99 I'd probably dealt with the issues... but for $160. Pffffffffffffft
You sais the ear buds work best with the pixel 2 I have the pixel xl the first one . what is different with the pixel 1 and the pixel that makes the ear buds work better ? What doesn't work so good on the pixel 1
This is the best review I've seen of the Pixelbuds. Lots of reviews are negative, but I think they miss the point: these buds are for those wearing them for the Assistant feature and so wearing them even when not listening to music. With that usage, noise isolation is a negative. Josh nails this one.
@Seal Peel I got the Airpods, it's good if you have an iPhone, but with my S7 edge, there are a lot of instances that one or both airpods would drop the connection. I'm hoping to get a Pixel Bud by next month as it works better for Android phones.
I'm hoping next and previous track is coming soon. But I love the idea of a earwig as a Google Assistant wearable. Josh is right this was made to do GA. Its just I'd feel rude having this in my ear in the office while talking to people. I wish it was a small ear piece that is small and all it does is GA. I'd pay money for that. Like you said: Android Wear for the ear.
Pretty sure that connecting cord will be why Bluetooth earbuds will fade into history. If only there was some way to connect your earbuds together and anchor them to your body?? I'm sure someone, one day, will solve this.
Best review of the pixel buds yet. You made me understand the product a hell of a lot better and I know get why google made them. I might pick them up if they ever go down in price or there is a better revision.
I have these buds they're great and the controls are awesome especially the Google assistant. Sound is surprisingly good and the fit is very comfortable, however, I find it annoying putting it on. I always leave it on so I don't have to readjust them. The translation is stupid and shouldn't be the selling point of these. Also it bothers me that it doesn't automatically connect, instead you have to hold the button and it takes at least 10 seconds for the pair notification to pop up on your phone (in my experience so far).
Joshua Awesome review. I agree have a feeling since they are starting to take the headphone jack away these are really good looking pair of earbuds that don't look that bad and definitely like that they include the case to charge.Which in my opinion is definitely key.Nice haircut by the way.Thanks for sharing Deb ✌️👍
early adopter here, and I'll say I'm still working on getting used to wearing them. They don't sit comfortably in my ears, so I'm looking forward to options on how to improve that. I also look forward to some international travel to test out the translation function. Too bad it doesn't translate southern drawl into Boston Southie.
interesting but I feel like a smartwatch would but nicer in terms of notifications, I think it would take some time in order to have all the notifications read out to me other than just seeing them on my wrist. I'ts still a cool feature.
M McAllister 😂😂😂🙄 Wow! I guess Google really do make disastrous phones for dummies. As the twice recalled Note 7 exploding issues came down to 2 things. 1, The batteries that Samsung just seemed to forget they made. And 2, It had been rushed to compete with Apple’s iPhone as we later found out. Oh, so much for your so-called research as anyone with common sense knows Palm introduced wireless charging even before the S6 was a twinkle in Samsung’s eye of products to rip-off. 😂💯 #FactsNotFiction
nuyou21 it doesn't matter who does it first, history books are full with dead people. Everyday, it matters who does it better. All tech is going to be replaced someday btw, and this argument you having, it is most likely to be forgotten.
I actually like the design over the ones that you shove down your ear. I tried a lot of erphones but so far apples earpods fit my needs and ear better so for me this design is a winner. I can’t wait to get my hands on them.
Having the pixel buds translate with casual language is a good thing as, speaking casually makes one sound more well versed in a language as; folks who take language classes tend to learn the vary formal language you would use to conduct business rather then the every day language used for interacting with people on a regular every day basis. It"s better and easier to learn the casual language first due to it being less complex in everyday usage.
The thing I don’t like about the way the pixel buds are designed is that since they’re on the cord, you can’t really use just one. For me at work I need one ear open for phones and to hear coworkers. This is the case for most people I know who use headphones at work. With the pixelbuds they would be hanging by just that one ear and since they’re not really in-ear headphones they would constantly be tugged on. With the AirPods I can use just one and leave the other in the case. Which also means when I go on break I can use the opposite ear and by the time I get back, the right ear has 3-4 hours worth of charge again. So I can listen non-stop all day. And I don’t have to charge the case more than about once or so a week.
Obviously better than airpods, but why did they remove the headphone jack when the roasted apple. Pointless. Though if the pixel buds could immediately translate other language phrases in your ear rather than showing my phone then it will make sense
What's the point of google assistant on a headphone? Any headphone when connected to android can trigger google assistant on your phone.. Just long press the play button. I use it on my sony Bluetooth headphones all the time. How is this different?