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Google Pixel Buds

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Google Pixel Buds. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The reliability also gets good reviews. Some have doubts about the size and design.

sound, reliability, portability

usability, price, comfort, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Google Pixel Buds is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (

Google Pixel Buds review


These don't quite live up to the ‘Pixel' name

Comfortable ; Impressive sound ; Pixel-exclusive features are cool

Very cumbersome to pair with multiple devices ; Occasional Google Assistant blunders ; Lacks customizable gestures

The Pixel Buds are a compelling set of wireless headphones that mostly succeed in executing their ambitions. While the sound and battery performance earn top marks, it’s knocked down by finicky usability and the fact that its best features are reserved...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (

Google Pixel Buds review: More like Pixel Duds


On one hand, Pixel Buds offer a decent Google Assistant experience. On the other hand, they're frustratingly designed, don't sound great, and don't

You'll use Google Assistant more than ever ; Touchpad gestures are neat

Odd case design ; Hard to adjust ear fit ; Uncomfortable to wear ; Open design isn't good for noisy areas ; Real-time translations fall flat

On one hand, Pixel Buds offer a decent Google Assistant experience. On the other hand, they're frustratingly designed, don't sound great, and don't deliver on the potential of their real-time translation headline feature.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Richard Easton (

Google Pixel Buds


Google Pixel Buds review: A first attempt at high-tech headphones but unfortunately one that's flawed and requires a Pixel phone to unlock all the skills.

Excellent battery life ; Great hands-free calling quality ; Translations, while limited, can be useful

Fiddly and inelegant headphone storage ; Non-isolating sound ; Fiddly touch panel ; Translation limited to Pixel phones ; Cumbersome to use across multiple devices

The Pixel Buds are an ambitious attempt at high-tech headphones but they’re poorly executed and limited by a need for a Pixel phone if you want to use them to their full potential.

Feb, 2018

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Google Pixel Buds review


These smart earphones are a real head-scratcher

Smart design ; Good battery life

Awkward fit ; Bassy sound ; Google Assistant is pernickety

Google Assistant can’t save these earphones from disappointment

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Google Pixel Buds review


Pixel Buds only fully work if you own a Pixel phone. But with a high price tag and odd design, will those users actually want to invest in a pair?

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (

Pixel Buds review: Both the best and worst earphones you’ll ever use


Google's shot at the future of earphones is admirable, but misses the mark

Great sound ; Smart Google Assistant features

Google Assistant features are fussy ; One-touch controls are messy ; Uncomfortable for prolonged use

All of which is a great shame, because the Pixel Buds are different. They’re innovative and clever and exciting all at once. Does that justify spending £159 on them, though? Absolutely not.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Google Pixel Buds review


Google's Pixel Buds, the company's $159 (£159, AU$229) in-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones, were the surprise hit of the company's October hardware event that also saw the unveiling of the Pixel 2 , Pixel 2 XL and Pixelbook . What captivated the...

The Google Pixel Buds are lightweight wireless earphones that offer a relatively comfortable fit and decent sound in non-noisy environments. They wrap up nicely to fit in a very compact charging case that delivers multiple extra charges on the go....

Their open design lets in a lot of ambient sound. The "real-time" translation feature is only available to Pixel phone owners, but isn't a big leap beyond the existing Translate app. Bluetooth pairing can be more cumbersome than it should be.

The Pixel Buds are perfectly decent wireless headphones with a few extra tricks for Pixel phone users -- but don't expect a "Star Trek"-style universal translator.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Google Pixel Buds hands on


Google's bitten the audio bullet and launched its first-ever pair of wireless headphones: Google Pixel Buds. They're out in November, but we've managed to grab hold of a pair for a quick listen...

It's a brave move to jump straight in the wireless headphone market at this sort of level - the competition is fierce and there's nowhere for Google (a company

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Google Pixel Buds Review: Where did it all go wrong?


The Google Pixel Buds are seriously expensive in-ear ‘phones with built-in Assistant functionality, yet several major flaws and quite a few minor ones make them impossible to recommend.Google Pixel Buds…

Good battery life ; Impressive sound quality

Ridiculous setup issues ; Uncomfortable to wear ; Problematic interactions

At £159, Google’s Pixel Buds are the same cost as Apple’s AirPods and massively more expensive than other wireless earbuds. And as much as we like the sound quality and battery life, we’re frankly baffled at some of the serious shortcomings that make...

Nov, 2017

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The Pixel Buds headphones are Google's new high-end wireless earbuds, launching just after the Google Pixel 2 smartphone. Their headline unique feature is real-time translation with Google Translate (exclusively for Pixel phones), which allows you to...

Nov, 2017