Nothing Ear vs. Nothing Ear (2): Is the upgrade worth it? | Technology news

Nothing, the London-based phone maker known for its unique transparent design language, recently launched Nothing Ear, the successor to last year’s Nothing Ear (2). While the new earbuds look the same as the old ones, they feature some pretty significant upgrades in areas like battery and sound quality. If you’re unsure between the new Nothing Ear and the Nothing Ear (2), here are some key differences between the two.

The new Nothing Ear has received a much-needed battery upgrade. Compared to the Nothing Ear (2), which the company claims can last up to 4 hours with active noise cancellation (ANC) enabled, the new earbuds can last up to 5.2 hours on a single charge with ANC enabled. That is almost 25 percent more.

For those who can do without ANC, the difference between the two is even greater. Nothing says the latest earbuds last up to 8.5 hours, compared to the Nothing Ear (2)’s battery life of 6.5 hours.

Nothing until 2024 The new earbuds have more battery. (Express photo)

Improved audio

In our review we found that the new Nothing Ear has better audio quality compared to last year’s Nothing Ear (2). Nothing’s latest flagship earbuds have the right mix of highs and lows, offering a more refined experience.

The company appears to have reduced the driver size from 11.6mm to 11m, but Nothing says it’s using ceramic drivers this time, offering more richness compared to the graphene and polyurethane drivers used in the Nothing Ear (2).

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More noise cancellation and better microphones

The Nothing Ear (2) does offer ANC, which blocks up to 40 decibels of external noise. While this may not be the best in the industry, it is really good for the asking price. However, the new Nothing Ear can suppress up to 45 decibels of noise, but turning it on can affect the audio quality.

Nothing has also developed its own technology to reduce unwanted background noise during conversations. The company claims that the new Nothing Ear’s Clear Voice Technology 3.0 “reduced interference by up to 60 percent,” compared to the Clear Voice Technology 2.0 on Nothing Ear (2).

Nothing Ear vs. Nothing Ear (2): Which one should you choose?

Nothing Ear (2) is currently available for Rs 8,999 on Flipkart and other e-commerce platforms. The new Nothing Ear is priced at Rs 11,999. If you want longer battery life, slightly better audio quality, and if you’re someone who makes a lot of calls, then the newly launched Nothing Ear is the way to go. However, Nothing Ear (2) from last year is certainly not bad. If you don’t mind the battery life being a little shorter, the Nothing Ear (2) can offer a similar experience at a relatively lower price.

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First uploaded on: 21-04-2024 15:07 IST