Android users, get ready for a serious mobile audio upgrade with the new, 2022 Google Pixel Buds Pro. The latest true wireless headphone entry by Google might look similar to the mid-range Pixel Buds A-Series from 2021, but the premium 2022 offering delivers a host of new and modern features, such as active noise cancellation, which is a first for Google earphones. The new Pixel Buds Pro also usher in Silent Seal and pressure sensors for a more comfortable and bespoke audio experience. Add in essential mainstays, such as Google Assistant and Fast Pair, and the Pixel Buds Pro shape up to be the go-to true wireless earphones for Android afficionados.
ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) is paired with Google’s Silent Seal technology to give you a quiet and personalized audio experience, even when you’re out in public. Silent Seal actively monitors your ears to manage a proper level of ANC. Audio clarity is also heavily implemented in the Pixel Buds Pro in regard to hands-free communication. They sport a voice accelerator, Beamforming microphones, and wind-blocking mesh covers.
Comfort was also a priority when it came to designing the Pixel Buds Pro. To that end, Google implemented both physical and digital solutions. Digitally, sensors in the earphones measure your ear pressure, relieving it and alleviating that “plugged-in” feeling. Physically, three different sized pliable eartips are included, which conform to your ear shape, providing personalized comfort and superior noise isolation.
Major features coming back for the 2022 edition include support for Google technologies, such as Google Assistant and Google Fast Pair. With Google Assistant, you can listen to real-time translations when travelling, get directions, reply to texts, manage audio, and much more. Google Fast Pair delivers easy, one-tap pairing to compatible mobile devices.
Additional features that round out the latest Pixel Buds Pro include the ability to switch seamlessly between Android audio devices. Transparency Mode allows users to let ambient sound back in, so you can be more aware and have conversations while leaving the earphones in. Volume EQ actively monitors your ears and tunes your audio so it always sounds balanced, no matter how high or low the volume is. Controls for volume, ANC, Transparency, calls, and more are built-in and operated with just a swipe, tap, or touch.
As with many new headphone releases, the Pixel Buds Pro also offer extended battery life compared to previous generations. On a full charge, the headphones will work for up to 11 hours (ANC Off), with another 20 hours available inside the included wireless charging case. In addition to lasting all day, they can be your companion throughout the day, whether that’s at home, school, the office, or the gym, thanks to water-resistant construction.
With the Pixel Buds Pro, premium bespoke comfort and a quiet, personalized listening experience are now available for Android users to enjoy, all while preserving the tried-and-true Google technologies everyone has come to rely on over the years. If you’re ready to tune out the world and upgrade your mobile audio, you can pick up the Pixel Buds Pro in Charcoal, Coral, Fog, and Lemongrass today at B&H, and let us know in the Comments section, below, what you think of them.