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GA00205
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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews

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  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    OK sound, decent fit, bad case

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    Overall, these are a decent wireless ear bud. The sound quality is pretty good, and the touch button on the side of the bud works pretty well. It took several tries to first set it up on my Pixel 2, which was annoying. Since then though it's been fine pairing. My biggest complaint is with the case. It's kind of a cool, fabric-y type case but also feels a little cheap. The worst thing about it is that it doesn't seem to be quite the right size for the buds. You put the buds in their places, then wrap the nylon cord around the case and tuck it in in the middle. However, the cord has to be taut around the case in order for it to close, and in order for it to be taut, there's about 2 cm of extra cord that then makes it challenging to close the case without loosening the cord around the sides, which then makes the case not close properly. It's a bad design, when it only would have taken the case being like 0.25cm wider/longer for it to fit perfectly. It also makes putting the headphones away a two handed job, where you have to kind of hold the cord taut with one hand and close it with the other. This is annoying when I'm walking to work with a cup of coffee and trying to put my buds away before I get in the office. Overall I like them though. The battery life is pretty good and the case does recharge them several times over. I probably only charge my buds about once per week and I use them for about 2 hours per day.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic pair of earbuds for on-the-go

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    Posted .

    I'm one of those people who cannot use in-ear-buds, because the silicone tips, even at the smallest setting, are not comfortable over long periods of time. As a result, I've been on the hunt for a nice pair of earbuds, and the Pixel Buds are near perfect. To start, make sure it is charged up properly before you start trying to pair them up. Leaving the buds to charge, and being sure to remove the plastic that blocks the charging pins ON THE BUDS is really important; trying to pair them without that will be a frustrating experience. Once paired, they're really fantastic. I love the charging case, and the buds aren't hard to put back, once you know how. They're actually low-profile enough, in my ears, to sleep with, even on my side, and since they have a cable between them, I don't have to worry about one falling out, and me losing it, and I love just being able to leave one of the buds hanging when I need to listen to someone else talk. The sound is really good for a pair of buds such as these. They're not the highest-fidelity pair, but the soundstage was surprisingly wide, and it's imaging ability was okay. Perfectly good for a very portable pair of earbuds. What really took these from "just a pair of earbuds with Google's branding" to "an amazing pair of earbuds with Google's branding" is the Google Assistant functionality. Forget the live-translation with Google Translate, that's cool and all, but really, the ability to summon the assistant without a hitch, is awesome. Google Assistant even reads out your notifications, and warns you when you have new ones, as opposed to running through your entire list of them. Every command I threw at it worked well, and I almost never had to repeat myself after the initial command. All the interaction is with the right bud's touchpad, and the gestures are natural and simple. I haven't had any mistaps, or any misinterpretations of my actions, once I learned them all. On the negative side, the loop for the buds that helps keep them in your ears will need resetting often, as there's no way to secure them in place. At the moment, there's no way to track skip with a gesture, and this must be done by asking the Google Assistant to play the next song - a definite oversight in my eyes, and the fit isn't going to be perfect the first time - you'll definitely want to play around with it. Overall, I really love these. They're excessively perfect for me, and I don't want to go back to regular earbuds for on-the-go again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love Them

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    I love these things! I will say that are not for everybody though. They do not offer ANY noise cancellation, so do plan on using them in overly loud places. Not killer for me, I use them when running and commuting to and from work. They fit great, no more pain or discomfort from the rubber plugs. I honestly forget they are in sometimes they are so light and easy on the ears. Yes they are not completely true wireless buds. I like the tether though. I can pop one out and let it hand around my neck or even both. I do not have to hold one or worry about misplacing them. The case is great, so easy to take these out and put them back in. Any one who does complain really needs to reassess their life choices. The case does show charge level of the case also charge level of the buds. The touch controls work flawlessly on the right bud. Sound is good across the range, not studio quality by any means but more than sufficient for an average joe such as myself. My ONLY complaint is the inability to skip songs, not huge deal killer though as I listen to more podcasts than music. I was optimistic on there after seeing all the sub par and mediocre reviews, after buying them i couldn't be happier. These wont be for everybody but if your looking for a decent pair of buds ad do not like the rubber plugs there are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    For a Pixel 2 owner these just make the most sense

    Posted .

    I read a lot of weary reviews before purchasing the Pixel Buds. Still, I decided to give these a try for myself because the design and the function with google assistant were most important to me since I had recently switched from iPhone 6+ to a Pixel 2 and really wanted to give google's product line a try. Pairing was incredibly seamless. I opened the charging case, unlocked my phone to make sure my BT was on (it was) and it had already discovered my pixel buds. So pairing was as simple as pressing "Yes" to connect. I had some trouble with the right earbud touch functions at first, but on day 2 it's all running as intended. Sound quality is better than expected but most reviews from audiophiles really tore these apart so going in I had low expectations. I also own Bose noise cancelling headphones and can say that the sound quality of the pixel buds are about as good as the Bose ones when the noise cancelling function is turned off—so not terrible by any means but I definitely think there is room for improvement. I would say ease of wear/comfort is top notch with these. I put them in, they fit, they stay in, and I can barely tell they are even there most of the time. My Bose headphones are over-the-ear and clamp down my ears and aren't always so comfortable. I have also tried out a few cheap-o brands of BT earphones with the cord-behind-the-head style and often pulled my hair with the rubber components, would fall out of my ears with even the slightest movement, and never paired like they should have. All I can say is, if you are an audiophile, you aren’t going to be blown away. If you are an average music/podcast listener who wants/needs a BT headset for their phone/devices, I would say these easily fit the bill. Easy connectivity, decent sound quality, modern and comfortable design, and if you have a pixel phone—these just make the most sense.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good concept, bad design

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    These aren't very loud, can't hear clearly on an airplane. Also charging is finicky, sometimes placing them in the charger doesn't start charging, need to fiddle with it a little. It also keeps falling out when working out

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good enough

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    The charging situation is somewhat frustrating, sometimes I think they're charging but they're not. Otherwise, if you want a set with the wire, they're great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound, not so great design

    Posted .

    Who are they for: The Pixel Buds are for anyone looking for quality sounding bluetooth earbuds. They are water resistant, appealing to athletes who want to listen to music as they run. Sound Quality-They sound great! I would say they are comparable to Bose Sports In-Ear earbuds. Being able to keep up with bose is now easy task, sound quality gets a 5/5 Battery life- Battery life is fantastic. I listen to them around 2 hours a day and have to charge the case(which in turn charges the buds) every two weeks. With a rock solid effective battery life of 28 hours, battery life gets 5/5 Usability- The built in gestures to start/stop media playing, volume control, and the ability to summon Google Assistant is great when it works. There has been a few times when the functionality did not work. Additionally, they did not add a gesture to skip tracks. However, the auto pair function once the buds are removed from the case has worked every time and is a godsend. I have never realized how clumsy manually pairing can be compared to the auto pair feature. The combination of the auto pair, spotty gesture functionality, and the oversight of a skip gesture, usability gets a 3/5. Comfort- as someone who finds most in ear earbuds uncomfortable, these fit really well. They are much like the Bose SoundSport in ear buds that don't fully go into the ear canal. However, instead of having traditional swap-able ‘wings’ to help the earbuds stay in your ear, the Pixel Buds use the ware that connects the two buds together. I found that this method does not always work well. When I run, the right earbud always seems to works its way out of my ear. In day to day life, I have not had any issues with the buds staying in my ears, so comfort gets a 4/5. They sound great, have great battery life and are reasonably comfortable. The only dings they get are the overlooking of a skip gesture, spotting gesture functionality, and the retention method. Overall, the Pixel Buds get a 4/5 from me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great product, probably not for audiophiles

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    Posted .

    If you're like me and run a business, you're always on the phone, so bluetooth with a good mic is a must. These have quickly become my favorite earbuds (I have used apple, bose, sony and others) because of Google's integration. I have a Pixel 2 phone and it's a perfect extension of the phone. The sound is great, but I'm not picky...as long as calls are clear and the sounds come through, I'm good. I've used these with a Samsung 8 phone and it works just fine as well...no pairing problems. I've also not had problems with charging or the case. I LOVE that these have a simple cord connecting the two and they fit nicely into my ears. Lastly, I'm very glad that these don't block out the environment, they don't need to, the sound is loud enough, even on airplanes and in airports. If you have a pixel phone, this is a must.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best wireless headphones except....

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    It is really what was expected. Best headphones in general but in particular for Pixel phones. Those extras are really worth the price. Initially, I was skeptical about it given the price tag. $150+ is too much for bluetooth headphones but Google assistant make it really worth. I literally don't have to touch my phone most of the times. It reads notifications, texts, emails and let you respond simply playing with headset. That EXCEPT is for the design. Though, I am not impressed with the cord restricting me freely using buds the way I want. The real deal is the speaker sits in to your ear. It is kind of awkward that it does not comfortably sits in ear on its own. You have to place it gently to your comfort level and if it does not, it is quite hurting the outside opening of ear. So its a bit of extra hassle that you need to be attentive to put them on rather than just putting them in ears.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The buds to rule them all... #false

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    Let's start this off right: I wanted to love these. I never wanted to see them leave my ear canals...but alas they have left, and my weapon of choice are still my soundsport wired bose earphones (yes, I said wired) . Issues: -Connection issues !!!! (I have to re-sync them whenever a new device connects to my phone), this is huge considering my subaru autopairs when I hop in it, and I go from device to device on a daily basis (I switched from an iPhone to the Pixel 2) -Will get uncomfortable after a period of time -The case is sweet, but the sync button and partnering devices is a pain (so basically a repeat of my first complaint) -Limited functionality... I mean, I can't even skip a song without asking the google assistant and then having it sometimes work (Better control mapping would be super helpful on this one) Good stuff: -Double tap for google notifications -Google will read an email or text if you double tap when one comes in -Nice design, i love the case and its ability to charge the pods -Technically not "wireless" like the apple ones, but the cord connecting the two is nice and adjustable This is tough, i love these and hate them at the same time... I would not recommend them in their current state, give them a few firmware changes and I think we have a bargain (especially for the price, we shouldn't be having these issues, especially connection issues).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound, lousy design and controls

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Features

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    Value
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I was very excited when I bought these. I wanted to use them with my google translate and heard good things about them. Boy did it not live up to its hype. The sound quality is good but that's about it. The ear bud design is weird and does not fit my ears. No matter how I adjust it it will always fall out. So forget about any activities (gym, running, etc...). It also has controls on the left ear bud. This is great in theory but every time the dam thing falls out of my ear or even needs a minor readjustment, I end up hanging up on the person I am talking with or turning off my music or launching google voice. Great in theory but leaves much to be desired. This is a rare fail for Google. You are better off spending your money on a different set of headphones.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good headphones

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I had bought these headphones because I have the pixel 3 phone, much like an iPhone user buys AirPods. They really are good headphones but luckily I had bought them right before google announces the pixel buds 2 which are completely wireless so I was aBlue to return these while I wait for the new ones to come out.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Really wish they were truly wireless...

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    Posted .

    The Pixel Buds are a solid option as a wireless Bluetooth device for those that don't mind a wire in between the earbuds. That is really my only complaint. Sound quality is good. I like that the earbuds don't go into your ear so you do get an ambient sound that I don't mind. Battery life is what you would expect from similar devices. A good buy for Pixel fans such as myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Returned if, too expensive for the quality

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Google really needs to work on their products, quality of built feels average pairing works great if it does work, otherwise better luck figuring it out. I work in technology and this is a consumer product that I had to research to troubleshoot. Not recommended.

    Features

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great earbuds

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Wanted a pair that was connected to prevent losing one. These have great sound quality and work well with phone calls.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Needs Improvement

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    Posted .

    These pair ok with the Pixel 2XL. I think cause my P2XL had the Bluetooth bug it took a bit to get them paired. Once paired they worked well. They can be very sensitive to touch. If you accidentally touch them they respond which can be a good thing but also bad if you didn’t want to change anything. They fit absolutely horribly in my ears. They didn’t keep in my ears. This I don’t blame on the buds cause I have the type of ears that fit better with buds that plug into the ear canal and these don’t yet the AirPods have a similar fit and they actually work well in my ears. I’d recommend some type of magnetic connection to keep them together when not using in your ears. Like if you are using them and you end a call to speak with someone, you don’t have to put them in the case just to do so. If they had a way to stay together you wouldn’t risk losing them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great if you use Google Assistant

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    The Assistant feature is great, but only if that is something you use anyway. If not, I wouldn't recommend them. They are comfortable and sound good, but are a bit fiddly to get in and out of the charging case. Not bad, but as far as hardware goes, you can do better at this price point. Assistant is unmatched. Works almost instantly and once you get into the habit is hard to do without.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not the best

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

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    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I've had issues day one with these. I have a pixel 3 phone and wanted to get the buds to match them. but sometimes they work and others they don't. I would not recommend theses

    Features

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    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Solid Product

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    Posted .

    Pixel Buds offered great sound quality and a customized fit. The setup takes a few seconds after charging the case with USB-C. Instant discovery of PB, the setup takes you through the pixel customize loop fit, didn't take long and figured the perfect fit that will not fall out even while running. The buds easily connect and are easy to use by activating Bluetooth. The bids are great for listening to podcasts, music, ect. Happy I purchased the Pixel Buds with my Pixel 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good sound but not great headphones

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    I have the Pixel 3 was looking to use these along side. They sound good and the asistan features are great but I do not find the comfortable enough to leave in hours on end unlike the Bose ones that I still use primarily. theses ended up being my backup set also they do not allow pairing of multiple devices simultaneously i know that this is not an extremely common use case but for me it is almost a must have since I carry 2 phones 90% of the time and use headsets 80% of the time while at work.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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