Nothing Ear (2) Review: Stylish Design Meets Improved Performance

The Nothing Ear (2) TWS buds with an abstract name that offers a unique design and some significant upgrades from Nothing Ear (1). Boasting a recognizable form factor, active noise reduction, and support for the latest Bluetooth and audio codecs, this earbud set is a strong contender in the mid-range TWS market. Priced at $149, the Nothing Ear (2) comes with some limitations, but it is worth considering for users who value aesthetics and compatibility with the latest audio technology.

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Design and Aesthetics

The design of the Earbuds and the charging case remains largely unchanged from the previous generation, but the recognizable shape and attractive appearance have been well-received by users. The charging case supports wireless charging, making it more adaptable than the previous generation.

Audio Performance and Features

The new 11.6mm dynamic unit in the Nothing Ear (2) delivers improved audio performance, support for Bluetooth 5.3 and LHDC-V, released in August last year, users can enjoy up to 24bit/192kHz audio quality with an adaptive bitrate ranging from 128Kbps to 1Mbps, means that the earbuds are compatible with LE Audio and Hi-Res certified.

Active Noise Reduction

One of the significant upgrades in the Nothing Ear (2) is the addition of active noise reduction. With a noise reduction depth of 40dB and a frequency range of 5000Hz, users can enjoy an immersive audio experience. The earbuds provide three customizable noise reduction modes, including an adaptive mode that automatically adjusts to the surrounding environment for optimal noise reduction.

App and Customization

To adjust the earbuds’ settings, users need to install the Nothing X app, which allows for customization of various equalizers and noise reduction settings. The app helps users get the most out of their Nothing Ear (2) earbuds, especially for those whose smartphones support the LHDC function.

Sound Quality

While the Nothing Ear (2) offers a solid audio experience, especially for popular music, it may not satisfy audiophiles seeking exceptional sound quality. The earbuds’ performance is on par with other mid-range TWS options, but it lacks the “wow” factor that some enthusiasts might be looking for.

Conclusion

Nothing Ear (2) Buds is a stylish and feature-packed TWS earbud set that offers an attractive design and improved performance over its Nothing Ear (1) buds. It is best suited for users who value aesthetics, compatibility with the latest audio codecs, and active noise reduction in a mid-range TWS option. However, those seeking top-tier sound quality may find the Nothing Ear (2) to be lacking in that parts.

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