What you need to know
- The first reviews of Nothing's ear (1) earbuds are in.
- The jury is absolutely split on whether they're any good or not.
The first reviews of Nothing's ear (1) earbuds are here, and we've no idea what to make of any of them.
Sporting many of the features of Apple's AirPods Pro, the best true wireless earbuds around, yet for a fraction of the price, Nothing's distinctive transparent design and $99 price tag have been turning many heads since they were announced. So what do reviewers make of them? Well, it really depends who you ask... Here's a round-up of some of the best so far:
It seems like Nothing's new Ear 1 buds offer a pretty decent sound experience for just $99, but not everyone is sold. As our friends at Techradar noted, they thought Ear 1 shipped with "tinny, quiet sound" and poor noise cancellation. Yet they come recommended by our other friends at Android Central as the "best-sounding wireless earbuds for $100". What do you make of the new buds from Nothing? Are you planning to get any? Let us know down in the comments!
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9