Google Pixel Buds (2020) review: mic test included

27 apr. 2020
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With Google’s new Pixel Buds, there is one thing we didn’t know all of our other earbuds were missing - a completely hands-free Google Assistant built in. While they have their flaws, they are available starting today, in clearly white, for $179 with Almost Black, Quite Mint and Oh so Orange coming “later” says Google.
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  • Would you buy the new Pixel Buds?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 9 luni
    • Just bought them and horrible battery life she talked about is like usual standard battery life for buds.

      Bret DraperBret DraperAcum lună
    • If the price is right!$$$$$$$$$$$$_

      Dj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaDj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaAcum 4 luni
    • 👂 buds needed

      Dj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaDj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaAcum 4 luni
    • Popcorn and movies

      Dj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaDj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaAcum 4 luni
    • Wouldn't buy. Thank you for the great review!

      Greg ThatcherGreg ThatcherAcum 5 luni
  • She is or he is beautiful

    Mohit MalikMohit MalikAcum 11 Zile
  • You've got to be one of the best tech reviewers always enjoy your reviews as you're always well informed and I love your style!

    carlos02966carlos02966Acum 25 Zile
  • 0:51 I heard her say bixel buds

    Tech DudeTech DudeAcum 26 Zile
  • You cant take advice on buds. Wired buds, sure. Wireless is and will always be putting a sad face, uhm... On your face.

  • They actually sounded the best with the mic test imo, those jabras were dreadful.

    Ross RobsonRoss RobsonAcum lună
  • Ty. Your personality is awesome.

    Mark BakerMark BakerAcum lună
  • Mic test at 4:55

    Baraka GitariBaraka GitariAcum lună
  • Never buy anything from Google! My buds are defective, the left drains so quickly it is unusable, and Google says its just buyers remorse and won't do anything to rememdy the problem.

    James PellosmaJames PellosmaAcum lună
    • You could request and replacement. I did that and my replacement buds are pretty much flawless

      Tyrel MobleyTyrel MobleyAcum lună
  • Just found your chanel and I love your reviews and personality

    Paranormal vibezParanormal vibezAcum 2 luni
  • She's so freaking awesome!!!

    MizosoopMizosoopAcum 2 luni
  • I'm still waiting for you to grab that popcorn... Might have to reheat it now 😥

    M MoralesM MoralesAcum 2 luni
  • Planning on getting a Pixel 5 and the pixel buds

    TheFurious GamerTheFurious GamerAcum 2 luni
  • ".... It FEELS like a thorn" - I totally feel you

    AJ AngAJ AngAcum 3 luni
  • Does these work one by one? Like only left or only right like the airpods do?

    Erik ZilskeErik ZilskeAcum 3 luni
  • Why can't she say hey google?

    LRAFLRAFAcum 3 luni
  • can you really use translate using these

    Richard FranciscoRichard FranciscoAcum 3 luni
  • I'm not going to buy them until they get noise cancellation and longer battery life and higher volume level!!

    Alex ThompsonAlex ThompsonAcum 3 luni
  • I almost never use headphones. I prefer regular speakers. Why start wearing these if I have smart speakers & a smartphone & a smartwatch?

    whichri79whichri79Acum 3 luni
  • I’ve always noticed white noise on my current Bluetooth earbuds and headphones, so I’m assuming it’s the same with most other Bluetooth devices; Incase people were wondering.

    Ddogwildone1Ddogwildone1Acum 3 luni
  • Samsung mic sounded better imo.

    ShaddowkhanShaddowkhanAcum 3 luni
  • So helpful - especially the mic test! Can you do a straight up mic test vid that includes the best / comparable Sony, Bose and AKG N400 models? Pleeaaase??

    NashvilleFanaticNashvilleFanaticAcum 3 luni
  • I just got my "Almost Black" pair, did they get rid of the case click?

    Robert GormanRobert GormanAcum 3 luni
  • thanks

    Ribier AhmadRibier AhmadAcum 4 luni
  • What phone case is that?

    RaVi PatelRaVi PatelAcum 4 luni
  • Verge keep her tight...shes your gold mine. I always watch her review before buying.

    Roysy Joseph T4Roysy Joseph T4Acum 4 luni
  • The thorn lol. Great review. Love the idea of having access to the assistant on the fly. We are getting closer to living out the movie Her.

    Jesse DonaldsonJesse DonaldsonAcum 4 luni
  • Cord's bad...yep

    Dj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaDj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaAcum 4 luni
  • Thanks for the VIDEOS XOXO 😘 THANKS

    Dj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaDj DEB'S SUPERLAWYERS JusticeUsaAcum 4 luni
  • Can we connect it from realme or another phone?

    Lucky Tech GadgetsLucky Tech GadgetsAcum 4 luni
  • THANK YOU for the mic test 😭😭 I've been looking EVERYWHERE for a review that includes the mic. AND you compared the mic on the pixel buds to other leading earphones. You are literally amazing, tysmmmm

    RavioliRavioliAcum 4 luni
  • Can these match with apple products? Idk how i feel about this regarding the price, considering theyre short of 200usd i thought they'd be better

    Xenya DomínguezXenya DomínguezAcum 4 luni
  • I want her to be my friend. Like, for real. IRL. Seems like an awesome human.

    Bro. TolliverBro. TolliverAcum 4 luni
  • Kay, I'mma need a playlist of all of her reviews specifically please thank you.

    DoodleGhost96DoodleGhost96Acum 4 luni
  • 10/10 review just for the mic tests comparison, unfortunately nothing beats the Airpods. The galaxy buds plus are close tho... I have meetings a lot for my job so I'm looking for a pair with decent mic quality. For wireless earbuds it is very hard to find, none of the cheaper options from amazon pass the mic test. Might just have to save up for the Airpods Pro :/

    Robot Tech TVRobot Tech TVAcum 5 luni
  • Samsung Bud Lives are better.

    Alexander CastilloAlexander CastilloAcum 5 luni
  • As of now, there is a bass boat option in the pixel buds app and they fixed connection issued as well as the "hissing" when not playing anything

    Infinium.TVInfinium.TVAcum 5 luni
  • YESS BECCA's playlist!!

    Devin AndrewDevin AndrewAcum 5 luni
  • See you never !! Lol

    J KJ KAcum 5 luni
  • DOES it WORK WITH ANDROID SMART TV BLUETOOTH ? like LG C9 Which has 4.2 bluetooth or Sony TV A8H bluetooth enable ??????🕶

    J KJ KAcum 5 luni
  • DOES it WORK WITH ANDROID SMART TV BLUETOOTH ? like LG C9 Which has 4.2 bluetooth or Sony TV A8H bluetooth enable ??????🕶

    J KJ KAcum 5 luni
  • Would love to see Becca do a review on a 'low cost' bud just to see how they compare. Something basic like the 1MORE Stylish True earbuds, but as there isn't a paid product placement that remains unlikely.

    Mark BestMark BestAcum 5 luni
  • Despite what other commenters are saying, this is not a good review. It was more about the reviewer's monologue and the visuals than actually the quality of the product. It was overly heavy on the camera work and overly skimpy on the important (and basic) details like the Buds' audio quality, comfort, feature set, pairing with non-Android devices, and how those things match up with the price point. This was 10% review, 90% goofing.

    Rudy ReevesRudy ReevesAcum 5 luni
  • The first Pixel Buds are the best to me. In ear but not in your ears. I haven't any earphones remotely similar. They have been the only ones I can handle for hours.

    micky2bemicky2beAcum 5 luni
  • Battery was my deal breaker. They are my favorite for in home use but I never take them outside.

    AlmostSoberAlmostSoberAcum 5 luni
  • Becca easily does the best videos on the verge

    sloppy Joesloppy JoeAcum 5 luni
  • I've watched this video at least 5 times already before and after I finally got my buds lol

    Sharpz SolomonSharpz SolomonAcum 5 luni
  • Any Idea where I can find the Face Mask that Becca is wearing?

    Vijay NagarajanVijay NagarajanAcum 5 luni
  • I bought these Buds and the sound cuts out all. the. time. Unfortunately, I'm going to return them since this seems to be a common problem and Google hasn't fixed it.

    Millennial TeacherMillennial TeacherAcum 5 luni
  • Speech bubble shaped. Amazing description

    Parth SanéParth SanéAcum 5 luni
  • Op buds mic not so good

    Karl JordanKarl JordanAcum 5 luni
  • No base !! Zero sound acceptablilty

    Iron ManiIron ManiAcum 5 luni
  • I really appreciate your work. You do very detailed, professional reviews. Worse every second spent watching your videos. thank you

    Davron ToshDavron ToshAcum 5 luni
  • I love ben, Howard !!!!

    Cohen HandCohen HandAcum 6 luni
  • Super review

    sai pavansai pavanAcum 6 luni
  • Smily face always win HEARTS💖💖💖

    Anonymous 1289Anonymous 1289Acum 6 luni
  • I love her

    Chinmay DhokChinmay DhokAcum 6 luni
  • Okay great review as always, but did you get that mask? And does it come in black?

    HS PeresahHS PeresahAcum 6 luni
  • U r so much beautiful

    Khan SuhailKhan SuhailAcum 6 luni
  • I'm still using the original AirPods

    Zecr SamanadroZecr SamanadroAcum 6 luni
  • I really enjoyed the energy in this review; I enthusiastically bought Google Pixel Buds 2 because of this video. HOWEVER... I've been using Google Pixel Buds 2 for two weeks now and found several problems. Specifically: - My device was blocked from downloading the companion app on the Play Store due to "incompatibility" (I'm using an Android version 9, moto g6) - Call quality is tinny and robotic for both listening and speaking - Physical range is limited to about 2-5 feet, and you must be facing your phone to stay connected (turning your head will make connection unbearably choppy) - When connected to my laptop, the audio connection drops often (seems to be triggered by brushing a finger against the earbud... literally rubbing it the wrong way) - When using the buds to watch movies, latency is about half a second slow - not terrible but noticeably off when watching movies with any dialogue Hope this helps some people! I'm not trying to be flagrant and reactive, which is where most negative reviews seem to come from. I just want to inform people of how my Pixel Buds were a half-baked product upon arrival.

    BenjaminBenjaminAcum 6 luni
  • use wavelet from playstore

    Sohel Rana TuhinSohel Rana TuhinAcum 6 luni
  • First time seeing your reviews. Amazing job it was fun, informative and can feel your passion for tech

    Noel MontanezNoel MontanezAcum 6 luni
  • Why wouldn't they just release all the colors?

    JasmineJasmineAcum 6 luni
  • How much are they

    marvin hollimonmarvin hollimonAcum 6 luni
  • 1:33 Can anyone please tell me which watch is it. It looks awesome . thanks in advance

    Shivam soniShivam soniAcum 6 luni
  • When people say "They won't come out even when chewing" reminds me of my old Samsung buds coming out when grinning. It was horrible. I am gonna get those soon for my Pixel 4 XL and I hope you're right that they're not coming out.

    MiksteR_RdYMiksteR_RdYAcum 6 luni
  • TBH, Samsung and Jabra buds were best in the mic test department. Apple is nowhere near gold standards... Secondly, your presentation is top-notch, I mean it was incredible. I am a fan now...

    Rohit PantRohit PantAcum 6 luni
  • Hope you'll do comparison video for premium buds like sony, sennheiser, apple, jabra..

    Just TasteJust TasteAcum 6 luni
  • I've had the Pixel Buds 2 for a month and gotta say I agree with they're still first gen. Google Assistant in my ear and at my disposal is nice. All other options tend to work about 50% of the time and gestures can be a plus. All in all I'd give Buds 2 about a 2.5 outta 5 and that's only because I prefer Google over 🍎

    Payton JohnsonPayton JohnsonAcum 6 luni
  • I love when people know Bleachers. awesome band that too many people don't know in my area

    Enrique ColemanEnrique ColemanAcum 6 luni
  • Great energy! thanks for sharing some of it ^^

    libramartinlibramartinAcum 6 luni
  • my like goes for the "buds" joke. ..

    Vatsal SinghVatsal SinghAcum 7 luni
  • Are the rubber "nubs" removable?

    Nelson CabreraNelson CabreraAcum 7 luni
  • I find this review beyond odd. It comes off as HIGHLY favorable & praiseworthy, yet the product possesses not one, not two, but THREE showstoppers! 1. These buds are plagued by frequent BT dropouts. This is a universal product bug *everyone* across the board are complaining about. Google has released firmware updates to address this issue with STILL NO RESOLUTION. If your audio listening device doesn't deliver 100% rock steady audio/mic connectivity, esp in this new era of constant Zoom/Skype/MS Teams/Facetime video conferences, then that alone is a showstopper. 2. These buds are literally painful to wear for extended periods. The whole point of wireless buds and fast recharge via pillbox battery case is to provide ALL DAY WEAR. But she says it more than once... these Google Pixel Buds 2 feel like someone jammed a THORN in your ear! A thorn! If intense physical pain isn't a showstopper, what is? 3. Terrible bad battery life! Nuff said. If there's one unintended pro regarding bad battery life, it's that having to frequently charge these buds also grants relief from the intense physical pain caused by the non-removable, retention Thorn/Spike/Torture device built into the bud's housing. Either buy the Galaxy Buds+ or the AirPods Pro. Avoid these like the plague.

    E. ShihE. ShihAcum 7 luni
  • Awesome friggin video 😁 great review and I was going to grab these but the buds+ calls sounded better than all of them so I'll just keep the buds+ thank you for the wicked review 👌🤣👍

    Carl LucasCarl LucasAcum 7 luni
  • Enjoyable to watch kinda review.

    Pouyan MomenPouyan MomenAcum 7 luni
  • Everything but the bass D:

    Nathaniel AllenNathaniel AllenAcum 7 luni
  • Buying this product is by far one of the worst tech buys I have ever made! The sound constantly cuts out and you can't do anything with them. It's a worthless paperweight!

    SoCrates PewsSoCrates PewsAcum 7 luni
  • Becca, you are the best reviewer ever! Fantastic video on these that have really shaped my purchase. Thanks so much!

    Tana PerkinsTana PerkinsAcum 7 luni
  • Mic quality was Galaxy, Apple, Jabra, Google. Galaxy sounded just a bit clearer and less tinny than the Airpod pros

    Joseph PercyJoseph PercyAcum 7 luni
  • Can you comment on the new hiccups google is reporting? Are they still worth buying?

    JohnPaul JimenezJohnPaul JimenezAcum 7 luni

    WeardoWeardoAcum 7 luni
  • I would like a games test, just saying (?

    José ArturoJosé ArturoAcum 7 luni
  • Great review, loved the energy from the presenter; her playlist was pretty great too!

    Lewis HolmanLewis HolmanAcum 7 luni
  • Great video!

    Lightning is AwesomeLightning is AwesomeAcum 7 luni
  • Great review! I don't own wireless earphones (preferring over-ears instead) and this is the first mic-test video I've seen. I was surprisingly disappointed by the mic quality of the AirPods Pro, especially considering they're meant to be the 'gold standard'. They're all sufficient for phone and video calling but I was mildly curious to see how well these could moonlight as a make-do lav mic.

    Tom SealeyTom SealeyAcum 8 luni
  • I'm guessing you didn't go for a run with these on? TONS of complaints over on Google product forums and reddit of then cutting out while just moving outside with phone in your pocket...mine do the same. Completely unusable while on a jog

    Scott McDonaldScott McDonaldAcum 8 luni
  • I think they're adding an EQ feature soon...

    Leroy GlassLeroy GlassAcum 8 luni
  • Hi, pairing with iPhone?

    Giulio TosiGiulio TosiAcum 8 luni
  • I absolutely love the set and background for the A-Roll.

    W SW SAcum 8 luni
  • I really fancy the Google buds and the assistant features, but a transparency mode is important to me. Will the buds effectively balance outside sound for cycling in the buds? What about keeping my buds in to talk to my partner?

    Will ScottWill ScottAcum 8 luni
  • wow, alone the producing and cuttin of that footage would have had cost me two days, not even thinking of the 'planning'

    Christopher JungChristopher JungAcum 8 luni
  • It may be a subconscious issue, but I was annoyed by her movements and general attitude. That weird sensation aside, the "thorn" thing she mentions was a bit harsh. I'm aware one has to be opinionated in a review, but assuring with such certainty that the buds WILL HURT everyone after a while is not responsably objective. I've seen dozens of reviews of these earbuds and no one has mentioned any discomfort.

    Jorge Luis Padilla LunaJorge Luis Padilla LunaAcum 8 luni
  • I do love the mic are the best. It is the most important issue to me as I use mine for phone calls.

    Mike HebertMike HebertAcum 8 luni
  • Huge fan of the mic test! Wish more reviewers did that!

    Lewis LevinsonLewis LevinsonAcum 8 luni
  • I'm missing the train too sis lol

    Robert RiosRobert RiosAcum 8 luni
  • The airpods pro sounded the worst by far...

    Simon MannSimon MannAcum 8 luni
  • Why are you wearing a mask while riding a bike?

    SAGA beyerSAGA beyerAcum 8 luni
  • I didn't know Madeon was doing tech reviews.

    Artem TrubnikovArtem TrubnikovAcum 8 luni