OnePlus founder Carl Pei’s company, Nothing, has unveiled its latest product — the Ear (2) wireless headphones. While the design looks the same as the first-generation Ear (1) earphones, Ear (2) boasts several improvements in terms of components and capabilities.
One significant upgrade is the LHDC 5.0 audio codec support, allowing for Hi-Res audio streaming. The Ear (2) also features a new personalized sound profile that allows you to calibrate the headphones to your specific hearing after taking a quick test in the companion app, Nothing X. Additionally, you can customize the equalizer settings to your preference.
Ear (2) also has adaptive active noise cancellation that filters out unwanted noise up to 40dB based on your ear profile and surroundings. The headphones also have updated 11.6mm drivers with a new diaphragm made from graphene and polyurethane and improved wind protection for clearer voice capture in challenging environments.
Battery life has also been improved, with up to 36 hours with the charging case and 6 hours of playtime on the earbuds alone. The charging case can be charged via USB-C or wirelessly at 2.5W, and the headphones support Google Fast Pair for Android and Microsoft Swift Pair for Windows. The Ear (2) is also rated IP55 dust and splash-resistant, while the earbuds are IP54.
Ear (2) is priced at $149 or €149, the same price as Ear (1) after its price increase. The headphones are available for pre-order starting today, with sales set to begin on March 28. Ear (2) only comes in white, unlike Ear (1), available in black and white.
Despite looking similar to Ear (1), the Ear (2) packs several improvements, making it a worthy upgrade for those seeking high-quality wireless headphones.