I recently received the Google Pixel Buds Pro for review from Google Ireland, and they’re one of my favourite pairs of earphones that I’ve ever used. They’re comfortable to use for long periods of time, the active noise cancelling is pretty powerful, and they have one of my favourite features that I’ve ever used in a pair of earphones. That feature is the in-ear pressure relief, and it’s part of why they’re so comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
About this article: Google Ireland sent us the Google Pixel Buds Pro for review, but had no input in the contents of this article.
I reviewed the Pixel Buds Pro already for XDA-Developers, and while I loved them, there were a few weird quirks when it came to the audio. Be sure to check out my review to read more about that and how I fixed it. However, after using them for a few weeks, I’ve found that the noise cancelling and comfort when wearing these more than make up for it.
Do you know that feeling you get where your ears feel plugged when listening to earphones? You won’t get that on these earphones, and that’s exactly what the in-ear pressure relief does. There are vents on the outside of these earphones that relieve pressure on your ears, so you don’t get that “plugged” ear feeling. These are the most comfortable pair of earphones I’ve ever used, beating the Samsung Galaxy Buds, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2, and the AirPods for me. You really can’t go wrong with them, and a big part of that is pressure relief. Given the long battery life on these earphones, it’s not uncommon for me to have them in my ears literally all day. For long days of travel or even just work, they’re incredible.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro are an excellent pair of earphones that integrate nicely with Google Pixel smartphones, such as the recently-released Pixel 6a or the forthcoming Pixel 7 series. You can use them with any Android phone though if you install the Pixel Buds app from the Play Store, and you get all of the same functionality. They’re a great pair of earphones that aren’t too expensive either — not a lot more than other flagship earphones, anyway.
If you’re looking to pick up a pair of these earphones, be sure to check the Google Pixel Buds Pro out on the Google Store. They come in Charcoal, Lemongrass, Fog, and Coral, and retail for €219.