Nothing has finally released its next-gen earbuds. The new Nothing Ear (2) seems like a pretty good upgrade over its predecessor, the Nothing Ear (1). Let’s learn more about Nothing Ear (2) along with its features, specifications, expected price in Nepal, and more.
Nothing Ear (2) Overview:
Ear (2) looks pretty identical to Ear (1), but with some minor physical changes like relocation of the noise-canceling microphone. Each earbud weighs 4.5 gm, while the case weighs 51.8 gm. By the way, Nothing says it has remade the charging case with a “stronger, pressure-resistant material” too.
Other than this, Ear (2) also brings IP54 dust/splash resistance for the earbuds—while the case boasts an IP55 rating as well. Nothing has also switched from touch control to press control here to minimize accidental touches.
Audio and ANC
Just like the design, Nothing Ear (2) also features the same 11.6mm driver as its predecessor—but with improved graphene and polyurethane materials. It also brings LHDC 5.0 support for 24-bit Hi-Res audio, while you can create personalized sound profiles too. By finishing the hearing test from the “Nothing X” app, the earbuds will automatically adjust EQ (equalizer) in real time for the best sound quality.
Like Ear (1), Nothing Ear (2) is rated to cancel out up to 40dB of outside noise support as well. But the company has upgraded to adaptive ANC this time, which automatically switches between three ANC profiles depending on the surrounding noise and the shape of your ears. Then there’s the “Transparency Mode” to let in ambient sound.
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In terms of connectivity, Ear (2) pairs via Bluetooth 5.3. It can even connect with two devices at the same time, thanks to the “Dual Connectivity” feature. And you can seamlessly switch between the two as you need. For faster pairing, it also supports Google Fast Pair (for Android) and Microsoft Swift Pair (for Windows) devices. You can also enjoy “Low Lag Mode” when pairing it with the Nothing Phone (1). Other features of the Ear (2) include in-ear detection, “Find My Earbuds”, etc.
Moving on, Nothing Ear (2) is fueled by a 33mAh battery, while the case has a larger 485mAh battery. It is rated to last up to 6.3 hours on a full charge—or up to 36 hours with the case (ANC off). But with ANC on, its playback time is just 4 hours with the earbuds only. It charges via a USB Type-C Port, while there is 2.5W Qi wireless charging support as well.
Nothing Ear (2) Specifications:
- Driver: 11.6mm, graphene + polyurethane (PU) diaphragm
- Audio codecs: AAC, SBC, LHDC
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.3
- Controls: Press contact
- Music time:
- ANC off: 6.3 hours, 36 hours (with case)
- ANC on: 4 hours, 22.5 hours (with case)
- Charging time: 1.25 hours (USB-C)
- IP rating: Yes, IP54 for buds and IP55 for case
- Noise-canceling: Up to 40dB (personalized, adaptive ANC)
- Companion app: Nothing X (Android | iOS)
Nothing Ear (2) Price in Nepal and Availability
The new Nothing earbuds are available in the international markets for USD 149 in the US and INR 9,999 in India. We expect the price of Nothing Ear (2) in Nepal to be NPR 19,499 if and when it launches here.
|Earbuds||Price in the US||Price in India||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Nothing Ear (2)||USD 149||INR 9,999||NPR 19,499|
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