The Google announced today Pixel Buds Pro is in a slightly unexpected reveal. The $199 earbuds are Google’s first to support active noise cancellation, and we’ve got a bunch of details about the specs and the Pixel Buds Pro’s impressive battery life ahead of launch.
Pixel Buds Pro is a premium product across the board, replacing the 2020 Pixel Buds. As such, you’ll find all the same features as the original Pixel Buds on this new Pro model. This includes wireless charging, the Google Assistant with “Hey Google” support, and real-time translation. The touchpad can also control the volume, unlike the more affordable Pixel Buds A-Series.
Under the hood, Google is using an audio processor entirely dedicated to the Pixel Buds Pro, primarily to help drive active noise cancellation. The chip has six cores and a Google-made algorithm, all created by the company’s in-house Google audio team. built in. The earbuds are based on 11mm drivers and feature “active pressure relief” to avoid a feeling of blockage.
Pixel Buds Pro support active noise cancellation paired with “moldable” ear tips that should help make noise cancellation more effective. The earbuds connect to your phone or other devices with Bluetooth 5.0 and can connect to multiple devices simultaneously. Spatial audio will also be supported after launch.
Pixel Buds Pro Specifications
- Audio driver: 11mm with active decompression
- Ear tips: “moldable”
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 with multipoint support
- Chip: Hexa-core dedicated audio processor
- Earbud battery life: 11 hours without ANC, seven hours with
- Earbud + case battery life: 31 hours without ANC, 20 hours with
- Spatial audio: comes with update
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Colors: charcoal, fog, lemon, coral
- Water resistance: IPX4 earphones, IPX2 housing
- Charging: Qi or USB-C
- Price: $199
Battery life on the Pixel Buds Pro is rated at 31 hours altogether, or 20 hours with ANC turned on. The earbuds themselves are said to last seven hours with the ANC on, and 11 hours with the feature turned off. This would outpace much of Google’s competition. Charging is done via USB-C, although there is no cable included, or wirelessly using Qi chargers or phones that support wireless reverse charging.
Pixel Buds Pro are set to go on sale for $199 in July.
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