1. The Nothing Ear (2) Black Edition might launch with the smartphone, Nothing Phone (2).
2. The company had previously launched its TWS earbuds in white.
3. The Ear (2) claims to offer some new features.
Nothing is set to launch the Phone (2) on July 11. Customers can already pre-order the smartphone on Flipkart. If the rumours are to be believed, the London-based company may also bring new colour variant for Nothing Ear (2).
The Nothing Ear (2) TWS earbuds succeeded 2021’s Ear (1) and were launched earlier this year. The Nothing Ear (1) earphones were shipped in two colour variants – White and Black. Meanwhile, Nothing Ear (2) was launched in a single White variant.
According to a tweet shared by a tipster, the black edition of the Nothing Ear (2) will be launched ahead of the upcoming smartphone.
The company’s earbuds have gained a lot of attention for not only its unique transparent design but also for the features they offer at a competitive price. Priced at Rs 9,999, the Nothing Ear (2) earphones offer great audio quality along with support for ANC and new features in the Nothing X app.
The tipster, however, doesn’t mention whether Nothing will put the same price tag on the black variant of the Nothing Ear (2). The tweet mentioned that the black edition of Nothing’s latest earbuds may arrive by “next week”.
The Carl Pei-led company has already revealed some of the key specs for the upcoming Nothing Phone (2) smartphone and has recently teased the design of the same.
Nothing is gearing up for the launch of its second smartphone, the Phone (2). The company has already started teasing the design and dropping some new teasers that confirm the key specifications of the upcoming Nothing smartphone.
The Phone (2) will feature a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, a new Glyph Interface backed by a tweaked LED light setup on the back and a dual-camera setup. More details about the Phone (2) will be announced soon. Meanwhile, it looks like Nothing might launch a new product alongside the Phone (2). The Nothing Ear (2) might launch in Black in the coming days.
Nothing has been confirmed regarding the details of the launch of the black colour option of the Ear (2). In case you missed it, the Ear (2) was launched earlier this year in India. The company might refresh the truly wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds with a new colour at the Phone (2) launch event. While nothing is confirmed from the brand yet, a new leak by tipster Roland Quandt has revealed the design renders of the upcoming Nothing TWS earbuds.
The new design images leaked ahead of the Nothing Ear (2) Black colour’s launch suggests that the TWS earbuds will debut soon.
Let’s take a look at the Nothing Ear (2) Black colour option’s design images, specifications and other details.
Nothing Ear (2) Black Edition: Launch Soon
The Nothing Ear (2) Black Edition will likely launch alongside the Phone (2) on July 11. Ahead of the launch, design images of the TWS earbuds have leaked.
The images show the Ear (2) in black. The stem of the earbuds has a semi-transparent design, with the internals covered by a black sheet. The case, too, is semi-transparent and has the same design as the white variant launched earlier this year.
Nothing has not confirmed the launch details of the black colour option at the time of writing this. We can expect the black variant’s pricing to be the same as the white variant. Nothing had launched its second-generation TWS earbuds in India for Rs 9,999. In the US and the UK, the Ear (2) came with a launch price of $149 (roughly Rs 12,300), whereas in the UK, you can get it for £129 (roughly Rs 13,000).
The earbuds, upon their black colour variant’s availability, will be available for purchase via Flipkart.
In terms of specs and features, the Nothing earbuds feature 11.6 mm custom drivers, which claim to deliver deep, powerful bass and crystal-clear highs. There is also a new dual-chamber design that enhances the overall sound quality with smoother airflow.
Like the outgoing model, the new earbuds have gesture-control support for the stem. Users can press the stem to play/ pause music or answer calls. They can also switch between various noise cancellation modes or adjust the volume as well.
While we are at it, Ear (2) supports personalised Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) of up to 40 dB. Users can also create a Personalised Sound Profile by taking a hearing test in the Nothing X app.
The earbuds support LHDC 5.0 audio codec and get a Hi-Res Audio certification. Also, Nothing claims that its new earbuds offer up to 36 hours of music playback after a full charge of the charging case when ANC is disabled.
1) What’s it like to use the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) compared to the Nothing Ear (2)?
Ans) Both the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) and Nothing Ear (2) have a lot of time and effort dedicated to design, so it’s not surprising, then, that they have very similar forms. Each set of earbuds is based around the lollipop design of the original AirPods, with pinch controls hidden in the protruding stick. The short nozzles of each product have silicone tips, and are meant to nestle into your ear canal with a shallow seal. Both products also offer an ear tip fit test to ensure you can hear your tunes optimally, but only the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) has a large selection of aftermarket ear tips to choose from online should you find that you need something other than silicone tips.
As the flagship models for both Nothing and Apple, the Nothing Ear (2) and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) bear price tags and features to match that level of prominence. You may find you don’t actually end up using all the bells and whistles available to you, but that’s okay. It’s better to have things like an app (or your operating system) to supplement the functionality of your earbuds even if you don’t end up using the spatial audio, equalizer, or voice assistant integration.
Though the earphones are quite similar, people who are less gentle with their toys will much prefer the Nothing Ear (2) over the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation), as it boasts an IP54 rating, while the Apple competitor only has an IPX4 rating. While that means both stand up equally well to moisture, only the Nothing Ear (2) is rated against dust ingress.
The most likely deciding factor between two products isn’t even related to the headphones themselves—in this case Android users may have more trouble deciding between the two. The baseline aspects of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) like sound, ANC, and build quality are very impressive. However, it relies on iOS to grant virtually all its additional features (basically anything you can’t do with the default on-ear control settings), so Android users won’t benefit as much from buying it. Basically, people without iPhones will have to weigh the importance of hardware excellence against the software features of the Nothing Ear (2)—not that its hardware is anything to sneeze at.
2) How do you control the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) and Nothing Ear (2)?
Ans) Controls for both the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) and Nothing Ear (2) are relatively straightforward, with the former relying on a mix of physical control via pinching the ear stems. You can customize the exact function of the tap-to-hold function through the settings app of the iPhone, but for Android this isn’t customizable.
3) What are the features of Nothing Earbuds 2?
Ans) The Nothing Ear 2 will come with personalised ANC support, which allows users to have the freedom to set the level of noise cancellation as per their preference. There will also be a Transparency Mode, which as the name suggests will let the ambient noise in while listening to music.
The Nothing Ear 2 Buds will have support for dual connectivity, which means users can connect with two devices simultaneously, and the user can switch between them seamlessly.
Lastly, Nothing is also adding support for Advanced EQ with the custom settings and the Find Earbuds Feature.
4) Nothing Ear 1 vs Nothing Ear 2 buds: What Changed in design?
Ans) Well, the only external difference we can see in the adjustment Nothing team made with the placement of the noise-canceling microphone which was at the top previously no has been moved to near the red color marking on the front. Minor adjustments have been made in the visible part of the internal components (highlighted yellow and orange).