Google Pixel Buds Pro review: Now this is better

Google Pixel Buds Pro: Specifications

Price: $199 / £179 / AU$299 

Colors: Charcoal, coral, fog (gray), and lemongrass

Battery life (rated): 7 hours (ANC on), 11 hours (ANC off), 20 hours (charging case with ANC on), 31 hours (charging case with ANC off)

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 (codecs: AAC and SBC)

Water resistance: Yes (IPX4 rated)

Size: 0.88 x 0.87 x 0.93 inches (per bud); 0.98 x 1.97 x 2.49 inches (charging case)

Weight: 0.22 ounces (per bud); 2.2 ounces (charging case)

Google has released several versions of the Pixel Buds over the years. While the original was a failed attempt at smart wireless earphones, the follow-up Pixel Buds 2 achieved success as a true wireless model, and the affordable Pixel Buds A-Series was recognized by many as a great pair of wireless in-ears under $100 to beat the Apple AirPods. Now, the Android giant aims to conquer the noise-cancelling earbuds market with the all-new Pixel Buds Pro.

For this fourth-generation model, Google added active noise cancellation (ANC), Bluetooth multipoint, longer battery life, stronger wind resistance, and new sound features including Volume EQ and Spatial Audio. The company has also made some noteworthy decisions in key areas that affect comfort, charging, and price.