Nothing Tech presented an updated version of its first TWS earbuds. Visually, Nothing Ear (2) is almost identical to its predecessor, but has received several useful technical upgrades.
The earbuds now support the LHDC 5.0 codec and have Hi-Res Audio certification, so they can stream audio in high quality via Bluetooth 5.3. 11.6 mm drivers are directly responsible for playing music. Combined with a new two-chamber design that provides smoother airflow, the earbuds should deliver even brighter and clearer sound than their first generation.
Nothing Ear (2) features personal audio profiles that adjust the equalizer in real time, optimizing content specifically for you. You can create your own profile in the Nothing X proprietary application. Also, the earbuds can be connected to two devices at the same time, which makes it easier to switch between different devices.
The active noise cancellation system blocks external sounds up to 40 dB. You can manually select one of three levels of noise cancellation, or let Nothing Ear (2) automatically adjust ANC. There is also a personalized ANC mode that determines the desired level of noise cancellation, depending on the shape of your auricle.
The battery life of Nothing Ear (2) is about 6 hours (up to 36 hours with a case) without ANC and up to 4 hours (up to 22.5 hours with a case) with ANC. There is support for wireless Qi charging, as well as fast connection technologies Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair. The earbuds have IP54 moisture and dust protection, and the case – IP55 protection.
The cost of Nothing Ear (2) is $149 / €149 / £129.