Google Pixel Buds review

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Google’s Pixel Buds get a few of the basics right when it comes to wireless earbuds. Language translation via the Google Translate app is helpful in a pinch, and the Google Assistant experience is genuinely fast and fun. But these $159 earbuds are fussy, from the way that they fit in your ears to the way that they fit in the case. And not everyone will love the open design, which lets lots of outside noise in. The Pixel Buds are Google’s first attempt at making wireless earbuds, and it shows.


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38 thoughts on “Google Pixel Buds review

  • December 27, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Are these comfortable for sleeping on your sides?

  • December 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Google translate is only as good as what you put into it. The fact that he asked the train station question in an impolite way in english translated it to other languages in ways other languages or cultures could see as being rude. For example, when translating it to Korean, he could have asked in english in a nicer way like "Please excuse me, but can you tell me where the train station is located?" Something like that could have made this exchange a little bit more pleasant than what occurred in the video.

  • December 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    i just got these things and cannot get them to pair with my pixel 2 unbelievable

  • January 4, 2018 at 8:39 am

    not being rude, but you do not know how to review products very well. please do not use this person again.

  • January 4, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    are the google pixel buds are water/sweat resistant

  • January 5, 2018 at 4:46 am

    Half the video was about translation. What? The earbuds should be about audio, battery life etc.

  • January 5, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Creepy white guy tries to pick up foreign ladies using a app

  • January 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Well, maybe the English language is very direct (rude) , so the translations are kind of ok

  • January 11, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    These earbuds piss me off so much. The whole entire point of why I want wireless earbuds is so I can listen to stuff WITHOUT the wires; and google literally put wires on their "wireless earbuds".

  • January 20, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Google Translate is not the best. It translates the literal words instead of the context of what you are saying.

  • January 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I love my Bose sport wireless headphones $130. These app ear buds and pixel buds are ok but not the best for workouts. They are not the best for at home listening either so they are more about the gimmick that they have touch controls.

  • January 21, 2018 at 10:08 am

    After using mine for about a week, I really like them. Sounds good, and works good. But the translation feature is weird and awkward best. Google Assistant is amazing though. 7.5/10 for me.

  • January 21, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    The Mandarin translation sucked because her Mandarin sucked, not because of the app

  • January 22, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I cant fit the apple airpods so when I saw this video, I liked it. I bought the pixel buds and no regrets. The translation is pretty awesome

  • January 23, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Or maybe it has uncovered you ask questions in a rude lazy way. Try ask again adding please can you tell me or excuse me can you help me etc.

  • January 24, 2018 at 2:17 am

    amazing video, I don't know if you'll ever see this comment but the jacket you're wearing peaked my attention if you see this can you please tell me the brand of the jacket or the name itself? Thank you and again awesome video

  • January 25, 2018 at 11:32 am

    I think this is more like a google translate review
    The pixel was just a pawn and as from google i won't be surprised

  • January 25, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Dude says it's annoying to actually use your ear for what it is for; being aware of your surroundings.

  • January 27, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Great review! I've made a review about Bragi Dash Pro which I think are the best wireless earbuds. Buds are not bad but for me they lack great noise isolation

  • February 27, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Probably not the best test – he didn't ask how you should ask when in a foreign country, which is with manners.

    American's (generally) don't/won't/can't say "excuse me, please can you tell me…?" Everyday American English is inherently rude, whilst not actually trying to be, compared to other cultures.

    Example – "Hey, can I GET some of those chips?" No "please", no "may I", no "would you mind", no "thank you" – just the person asking "getting" instead of being given or …shock horror… actually asking politely, as if you (think you) would when approaching a stranger. That's why this test is probably flawed.

    American English has very little by way of manners in terms of how US English uses – or doesn't use – universal English words, of which there's a severe absence in everyday, general use. This is especially noticeable to foreigners who then think (wrongly) that "Americans are rude."

    Even so, machine translation, which is never perfect, really depends on what you put in being considered/selective.

    If you don't put in manners, you won't get it out. As this guy didn't.


  • March 13, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I don't even talk to people that share the same language as me… What the heck

  • March 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I returned my Pixel buds. Severe connection issues with my Pixel 2 XL. When disconnected and stored properly in the case they would randomly connect with the phone. After receiving my buds I started having numerous "dropped" calls. I discovered that the calls were not dropped but were suddenly routed through the Pixel buds even though they were in the case. Google support guided me through a factory reset which consisted of pressing the button inside the Pixel buds case for 40 seconds and reconnecting with the phone. Problem continued. I sent them back for a refund and replaced them with Bose Soundsport wireless. Much better sound on both ends, no connection issues so far, extremely comfortable and MUCH more secure in the ears.

  • April 25, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Where did he get that coat? It looks really cool

  • May 10, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    do all functions work with all android smartphones or just with pixel?

  • May 21, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Gonna wait for the pixel buds 2 where there is no wire and honestly more like airpods but for Android.

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