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Nothing Ear 1 Earbud Review – Pros & Cons with detailed features

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Nothing Ear 1 Earbud Review

Mirroring the product’s stripped-down aesthetic, the name Ear1 echoes company’s raw ambition to let things be what they are. The Ear1 earbuds are launched by the brand Nothing which is the new company of one of the OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. This will be its first earbuds in India which will be launched on 17th August 2021 at a price range of 5,999 on Flipkart. The earbuds provide a number of varied features to attract consumers.

Build Quality
Audio Quality
Battery Life
  • Transparent Design
  • Comfortable
  • Clear Call quality
  • Affordable Price
  • Wireless Charging
  • Average Noise Cancellation
  • Fewer controls
  • Bugs with in-ear detection

Now we’ll look at the features of this Nothing Ear 1 earbud product which will be available to you as the first actual product of Nothing.

Design & Beauty

Firstly, It’s the design of the product that has been Nothing‘s priority, by making it innovative and pleasing to eyes using transparent materials. Well, that’s something to view in the Nothing Ear 1 buds, with a clear plastic case around the stem permitting you to see circuit boards, batteries, chips, magnets in the bottom portion (the stem part) a portion of the interior segments just as unobtrusive Nothing marking. The fundamental body of the earbud is white and its charging case is also transparent except the battery area which is white. Its design gives vibrancy to it unlike the other earbuds in this price bracket. They believed in windows, not walls, and thus used the transparent veneers to highlight the craftsmanship underneath and reveal the beauty of technology.

nothing ear1 design & beauty
 Source: Moneycontrol.com

Construction & Structure

Secondly, they’re little things, weighing just 4.7 grams each. It makes them very comfortable to wear for long periods of time and they are so little in size so that you can wear them in bed with all ease. Three sizes of delicate, oval silicon tips are incorporated to assist you with getting a comfortable fit. These are the most stable and comfortable while moving around so that you can jog or dance around easily. You might forget wearing them and that’s the point behind this construction. The downfall of the small size is that the batteries installed in it are also small, making the battery life of the buds for only about 4 hours with active noise cancellation turned on but only 5.7 hours without it.

Audio & Voice

nothing ear1 audio & voice
Source: CNET.com

Thirdly, Nothing has tuned the earbuds to create a reasonable sound. The 11.6 mm drivers have an unmistakable, boisterous, and fresh yield and offer great sound system detachment too. Truth be told, this is among a couple of TWS earbuds to accompany great encompass sound. It uses technology with supreme clarity of sound and three high-quality mics to make sure your voice sounds just like you. The Nothing Ear 1 likewise accompanies Active noise cancellation (ANC) in transparent mode. This helps you to avoid the ambient sound while traveling in a rickshaw, metro or if you want to work silently on your work. Noise cancellation is possible. On the “highest” setting, it could take out low-recurrence murmurs from your neighborhood, however, it will never truly disregard your environmental elements. The on-call sound is straight but despite having three microphones and algorithms meant to help isolate your voice from background noise, the Ear1s was a disappointment for voice calls. The air chamber inside provides a way for advanced bass, mid and treble performance. When you want peace and quiet, switch on ANC and cancel the unwanted noises, and similarly when you want the world back in, it will just happen with the touch of a button.

Easy on Use & Battery Life

Fourthly, Application support for Nothing Ear 1 is accessible on both Android and iOS and has basic EQ changes for “more high pitch,” “more bass,” and “voice,” yet you can’t assume full responsibility for the sliders yourself. You may wind up going to that bass lift from time to time. Nothing has said it and Teenage Engineering focused on a characteristic, adjusted sound mark, however, don’t mistake that for flat or colourless. The earbuds support AAC and SBC Bluetooth codecs. Additionally, there’s a “discover my buds” choice in the Ear 1 application (for iOS and Android) that makes them blast out a noisy bleep so you can discover them. 

The buds are IPX4 appraised and thus provide fine resistance to sweat and water or rain splashes. They have touch controls for stopping the music or turning noise cancellation on or off, and proximity sensors consequently stop the music when you remove them from your ear. The earbuds use tap controls for most capacities: you tap twice to play/stop, three times to go forward or return to the past tune (contingent upon side), hold to flip NC modes, etc. But at the same time, there’s a swiping signal up or down the stem to change volume, which has worked dependably and feels instinctive. The battery was figured out to convey around 4 hours with ANC turned on and by 5.7 hours without it. The nice and short, beautifully engineered power case charges wirelessly and charges your earbuds fast. 

The charging case is the place where Nothing unquestionably gets more out there with a plan. It’s a crunched-down square with adjusted corners that opens and closes with fulfilling spring pressure. There’s a USB-C port for wired charging, and you likewise get Qi remote charging; that is consistently ideal to see at this cost. Yet, for all the visual style, it seems like I’m accomplishing more work to situate the Ear 1s back for their situation contrasted and other earbuds I have around. The attractive hold isn’t especially solid, and laying the earbuds level as opposed to thudding them into profound charging supports takes more straightforward consideration. The huge dimple in the highest point of the case helps keep the earbuds set up, with a symptom of transforming the case into something pleasant to squirm with and spin around in your fingers. All things considered, I think Nothing could’ve concocted something more effective and minimized. This case is structure overwork and clearly planned to grandstand Nothing’s direct tasteful. It Pairs well and fast with google devices that are verified for fast pair.

nothing ear 1 ease of use & battery
Source: iMORE.com



Model NameB181
Headphone TypeTrue Wireless
Inline RemoteNo
Sales Package1 Pair of Earbuds, Charging Case, USB Cable, Ear Tips (S, M, L), Quick Start Guide
Headphone DesignEarbud

Product Details

Sweat ProofYes
Deep BassYes
Water ResistantYes
Headphone Driver Units11.6 mm
With MicrophoneYes

Connectivity Features

Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP, AVRCP, HFP
Bluetooth Versionv5.2
Battery Life34 hrs
Battery Capacity570 mAh
Charging Time0
Play Time34 hrs


Warranty Summary1 Year Warranty
Covered in WarrantyManufacturing Defects
Not Covered in WarrantyPhysical Damage

Conclusion – Nothing Ear 1 Review

At a sticker price of Rs 5,999, the TWS- True wireless stereo earbuds look great, offer ANC and extraordinary sound yield just as respectable battery life. Just open the cover, hit the pair button, and enjoy. In general, the company’s earbuds aren’t ahead of time or technology and neither re-evaluating in any capacity how we partake in our music. However, they offer great sound, they’re quite cool to take a look at and they’re not very costly by the same token. It seems as if Carl Pei is applying the logic behind OnePlus i.e., of nice construction and presentation with affordability and that is great. The Nothing Ear 1s are the new hype beast earbuds and have some good times demeanor of newness. Be that as it may, at this moment, their individual parts — sound quality, commotion wiping out, and so on — miss the mark concerning greatness. In case you’re on the search for earbuds in the market and you don’t have any interest in using Apple’s in your ear or spending more, these EAR1 are certainly worth looking at.

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Hemant Kumar

Hemant Kumar

I'm Hemant Kumar and BPFY is my world. I have a keen interest in Technology and blogging mostly related to Hosting, Headphones & Speakers.

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