Nothing Ear (2) Review in Spanish (Full analysis)
The arrive Nothing Ear (2) those wireless headphones with which the brand began its journey in 2020 giving us a fresh and very personal style that has delighted the public. Well, these headphones are the second generation, and as such receive improvements where requested, maintaining the identity in the design with transparent casing for comfortable use, now with IP54.
Add 2 extra hours of autonomy with wireless charging case, more comprehensive software with equalizer and active noise cancellation mode customization with 7 filters, dual connection and LHDC 5.0 codec. These are some of the improvements that we see in them, without further ado, let’s start the review!
We thank Nothing your confidence in sending us these headphones for analysis.
Nothing Ear (2) technical characteristics
The presentation of the Nothing Ear (2) It maintains its double box configuration, but changing the color of both. We have the white external one made of flexible cardboard that serves as a wrapper for the second one made of hard cardboard and opening by sliding and the QR to install the mobile App. Inside we find the case with the headphones already inside it.
The contents of the package will be as follows:
- Case Nothing Ear (2)
- usb charging cable
- Silicone pads S, M and L
In this case we have the Same elements as in the previous generationIt would not make much sense to eliminate components for the price of these pro-level headphones.
These Nothing Ear (2) maintain the style and personality intact compared to the first generation, where small adjustments to improve comfort in the ear and added IP54 protection, while in the previous ones we only had IPX4. In this case we have a color palette where white takes more prominence for the earphone area.
The weight of the headphones drops slightly from 4.7 g to 4.5 g, demonstrating with these details the work of optimization of the brand. Its dimensions remain practically the same in both width and depth, while length increases up to 29.4 mm in the rod and headset set.
Its design is based on a deformed sphere-shaped chamber where most of the hardware is stored, which is constructed of rigid plastic, in this opaque case mixing black and white with great taste. In fact, I really like silicone pads in white, the same as the two additional sizes L and S that includes, although it is true that the dirt will be more noticeable. obviously we have In-ear detection so that when placing them they activate and pair automatically.
It shows the refined in construction adopting a higher degree of protection, and also integrating very well the rod area that maintains its transparent encapsulation, It could not be otherwise. In it we have the transparent edges and the external face of black color with the name Nothing Ear (2) screen printed in dotted font.
Regarding the position of its elements, a slight modification in the position and design of the 3 microphones that each headset has. At the end of the rod is held the call microphonealso keeping the tactile zone of functions at the edge of it. It is much more comfortable than touching the earphone area because it does not introduce sounds or blows into the ear. In the internal zone of the rod we have the two charging contacts for each headset.
The design of the ANC feedforward and feedback microphones to improve resistance to wind noise by placing a larger grille. If we add to this that they maintain a excellent passive isolation and that we feel a better adaptability of the pads silicone in the ear, we consider that the step forward has been appropriate, as expected from headphones that were already very good in their first version.
Case and battery design
The storage and charging case for the Nothing Ear (2) keeps the design detailed, but gets a bit smaller as you go from 58.6 to 55.5 mm on a side and thin from 23.7 to 22 mm. This is again an interesting optimization for it, being more manageable, even if it’s barely noticeable, and removing about 5 grams of weight. It also maintains its construction in transparent plastic, improving its protection to IP55 and magnetized lid for a secure closure.
The case, in addition to offering charging via USB-C on one sidealso adds wireless charging of 2.5W via Qi at its base. Obviously the base is adapted to work perfectly in the reversible wireless charging system of the Nothing Phone (1). The top holds a headphone jack in a horizontal position, with the charging contacts on some projections to connect by magnetism. A little leds In this area it indicates the state of the charge.
The specified battery capacity shall be 33 mAh for each earphone and 485 mAh for the case, enhanced ability to deliver up to 36 hours of use in total with ANC OffO well 6.3 h for headphones only. With ANC On and in call mode we have the most demanding scenario, offering 17.5 hours in total and 3 hours for the headphones alone. It is difficult to verify the fidelity of the results because they will depend on the type of connection, music and distance of use.
The benefits of these Nothing Ear (2) level up and now we will have full-fledged high-end headphones. These have some dynamic drivers 11.6mm in diameter with a graphene and polyurethane (PU) diaphragm, updating its codec to LHDC 5.0 to give us better output quality. The resonance chamber It has been redesigned to become two, in such a way that the resonance and sound quality are improved. Added equalizer and audio customization options that we didn’t have in the previous generation.
The connection type is updated to Bluetooth 5.3 with True Wireless capability (each speaker is connected separately), and also adds dual connection capability, that is, we can connect the headphones to two devices simultaneously and choose which one to use at all times. He coverage range It is similar to the previous generation, the better the clearer the environment, up to 20-25 m outdoors. It has technologies Microsoft Swift Pair and Google Fast Pair to improve the pairing time with devices.
An upgrade is also made in the AI noise cancellation systemnot only because of the position of the headphones, but also at the software level adding more noise samples into the algorithm and personalization system, which substantially improves performance. We have a transparency mode (reinforce external noises, improving our perception) and adaptive ambient mode.
The Nothing Ear (2) They will be compatible with devices that have Android 5.1 or higher, iOS 11 or higher, or Microsoft Windows system with Bluetooth as we have verified. In this case we will test the operation through an Android 12 terminal, so we must download the app through the QR or from the Google store.
The pairing process is simple; just open the case ensuring that they have a charge, and they will immediately appear in the list of Bluetooth devices on the mobile. The In-ear detector will automatically pause playback and activate the headphones when we put them on.
It’s time to see the touch button functions that we have in the rods, which will be explained in the application wizard, being:
- 1 Touches: play/pause or answer/end calls
- 2 Touches: next song, reject calls
- 3 Touches: go back song
- press and hold: ANC mode and Transparency mode
On the main screen of the application we have a representation of the headphones with the battery capacity of both devices (L/R) and the case (C). If any of the Nothing Ear (2) are offline a colorless image of it will be displayed. From here we have access to the equalizer, controls, noise control, options and menu.
The equalizer is one of the most useful additions, since it helps to adjust the profile to the consumer’s taste with the personalized mode. As standard they come very Well balanced treble, midrange and bass. Noise control allows the three always commented options and the custom mode that will detect the type of noise and optimize the algorithm for that scenario. If we are at home, underground, or outdoors, we recommend carrying out the test to obtain the best possible adjustment, since the results improve a lot.
In device settings We can manage options such as headphone detection, custom ANC, high-quality audio, and custom profile. As news we have dual connection, find my headphones and ear cushion fit test to see how we get the best audio once the ear cups are in place. Nothing Ear (2).
Experience use and final words about Nothing Ear (2)
We have spent several days testing these headphones with several people (including video review) and we quite agree that the step forward of the Nothing Ear (2) is evident compared to the first generation.
And first of all we must note that we felt the pads more comfortableperhaps to improve the design, weight reduction or because they adapt better to the ear, and also feel great with their marked design. He touch control on the rod it is always more comfortable than in the sphere as it does not generate the noise hit in the ear and seems to feel better.
Sound both on Spotify and online multimedia content (YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, etc.) is very goodwith a equalizer that will give us that extra envelope in the customization mode. However, they already come very well adjusted as standard, with powerful bass, excellent resonance and nothing to envy to other high-end models. He ANC system improves a lot with the customization mode, so we recommend using it because the leap in quality is noticeable.
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the adoption of Bluetooth 5.3 with wide coverage and higher efficiency, double pairing wave most complete app They only improve what was already good at the beginning. The autonomy is excellent with more than 5 h for the headphones, fast and wireless charging by the case. Case that is made slightly more compact for ease of transportation improving to IP54 and 55 protections in the devices.
The price of the Nothing Ear (2) amounts to €149.99 at its start, being €50 more expensive than the Ear (1) and positioning itself in a solid high end category. In short, we can say that they are Nothing Ear (1) improved design, sound quality and functionsgiving everything that a demanding user can ask for from headphones, being cheaper than Huawei’s FreeBuds Pro or One Plus’s Buds Pro 2, without obviously counting AirPods or Samsung.
|IMPROVEMENTS IN DESIGN, PROTECTION AND WEIGHT||INCREASES ITS BASE PRICE SLIGHTLY|
|GREAT SOUND QUALITY, WITH PERSONALIZED EQUALIZER|
|ANC GETS SO MUCH IMPROVED WITH CUSTOM MODE|
|TOUCH CONTROL ON RODS, BT 5.3|
|BETTER AUTONOMY, QI CHARGE|
|STILL COMPETITIVE PRICE COMPARED TO THE HIGH RANGE|
The Professional Review team gives you:
DESIGN – 93%
COMFORT – 91%
SOUND QUALITY – 93%
MICROPHONE – 86%
SOFTWARE – 94%
PRICE – 88%