New Google Pixel Buds Pro headphones

Google introduced several weeks ago its new wireless headphones, the Pixel Buds Pro, with noise reduction and adaptive equalizer depending on the volume.

Google's Pixel Buds Pro earphones are equipped with a proprietary active noise reduction technology called Silent Seal, combining processor, algorithms and custom speakers for greater efficiency (three microphones per earphone).

Google Pixels Buds Pro, Transparency mode

The Transparency mode naturally allows you to reconnect to the environment without cutting the music. Note the presence of a volume equalizer, which automatically adapts the frequency curve according to the listening volume. For example, the natural loss of bass at low volume will be compensated by a boost in low frequencies, without affecting the balance of mids and highs.

Google Pixel Buds Pro, autonomy

Pixel Buds Pro can also automatically switch audio sources when switching from one device to another, without having to click through the Bluetooth menus. As for autonomy, it goes up to 7 hours of listening with noise reduction activated, 11 hours without (up to 31 hours with the charging case). On the quick charge side, 5 minutes of charging in the case is enough to go up to 1 hour of listening, 15 minutes for 3 hours of listening, with active noise cancellation.

Navigation is done by touch on the surface of the headphones, which are resistant to perspiration and rain. Available in Charcoal, Mist, Coral and Lime Green colors. Indicative price: 219 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Google Pixel Buds Pro:

• Type: in-ear headphones

• Speakers: 11 mm closed dynamics

• Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0

• Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/HSP

• Codecs: SBC, AAC

• Certification: Hi-Res Audio, IPX4

• Function(s): Silent Seal, mode Transparency

• Active noise reduction: yes

• Battery life: 7 hrs with active noise reduction, 11 hrs (continuous connection including playback), 31 hrs with the storage case and its integrated battery

• Charging time: 1 hour for the headphones, 2 hours for the case

• Weight: 6.2 g for the headphones, 62.4 g for the case