"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)

"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)

"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.9
MUSIC: Good7.0/10
CALLS: Good7.9/10
GAMING: Very Good8.5/10
TV: Very Good8.0/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Excellent9.1/10
EXERCISE: Good7.9/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.5/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Very Good8.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class9.5/10

The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) earbuds are a midrange priced, closed enclosure option with a stemmed form factor. They boast a very good overall sound quality, comfort, and build quality, which makes them suitable for listening to music, and they have features like active noise cancelling, making them excellent for air travel and portability. Their low latency mode is ideal for gaming and watching TV, and they're sweatproof and dustproof, appropriate for exercise. With a dynamic driver and support for AAC and LHDC codecs, they deliver high-fidelity audio. They're optimized for both Android and Apple devices and offer around 6.7 hours of battery life, extendable to 30 hours with the charging case, which also supports wireless charging. They come with an integrated microphone but do not feature virtual surround sound. Their app allows for equalizer settings and controls customization. If you want versatile, durable earbuds with active noise canceling and low latency, these could be a good option, unless you're specifically looking for features like virtual surround sound. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Wireless with low latency mode
  • Very good overall sound quality
  • Good active noise cancelling
  • Comfortable and secure fit
  • Water and dustproof certifications
Cons
  • Fair soundstage may affect immersion
  • Ear detection can be finicky
  • Battery life limited to 6.7 hours
  • Limited app audio controls

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.9
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.8
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Gaming:
4.6
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) earbuds are well-suited for gaming due to their Low Latency Mode feature, which reduces audio delay, providing a more synchronized audio experience crucial for gaming. Additionally, the earbuds offer a good microphone quality, important for clear voice communication in multiplayer games.
Air Travel:
4.6
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Calls:
4.4
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
TV & Video:
4.4
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is ideal for watching TV and videos because it includes a low latency mode to minimize audio delay and sync issues, and it also has very good overall sound quality along with excellent comfort, making it suitable for extended viewing sessions.
Exercise:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Portability:
4.4
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Music:
4.0
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$130
Brand
"Nothing" Brand
Release Date
March 1, 2023
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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7.1/10
Phone Calls Score
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7.9/10
Gaming Score
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8.6/10
TV and Video Score
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8/10
Exercise Score
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7.9/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6.7 Hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
1 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.3.
Case Battery Life
30

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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8/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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9/10
Comfort score
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8/10
Size
Small
Weight of single earbud
4.4 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Jasper Lastoria | March 2023
"For the price the Nothing Ear (2) is pretty good. It fits well, and the IP54 rating (and IP55 with case) is durable enough for daily life. Most of its unique features are found in the Nothing X app, such as personalized frequency responses, and personalized, adjustable ANC."

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