Google Pixel Buds A-Series Review

These earphones are lightweight and function with your Android device flawlessly. The IPX4 classification makes it ideal for individuals who live in wet areas or athletes, and the microphone quality is enough for phone conversations. There are, however, a plethora of similarly priced solutions with less audio oddities.


Google has achieved this aim in numerous ways. The Pixel Buds A-Series, which cost $99, are more pleasant to use for longer periods of time than the more expensive earbuds. They have the same pleasant sound quality as before, and features like hands-free "Hey Google" access to Google Assistant and real-time language translation remain handy. The carrying cover is just as enjoyable to fiddle with as before (albeit it no longer supports wireless charging) and closes with the same gratifying clunk. Google guarantees five hours of continuous battery life, with a total of 24 hours when case recharges are included in.

The biggest evident difference between this, the third edition of the Pixel Buds, and its two predecessors, apart from performance enhancements, is the launch price.

The Pixel Buds A-Series are available for £99 ($99), which is a bargain compared to the £179 ($179) the Pixel Buds 2 cost last year. That's a significant price reduction, putting these Google buds in a very popular market segment.

So, while I'm not sure whether the Pixel Buds A are strictly better than their competition, they're a very excellent bargain at $99 and a top selection for Android consumers when you consider their beautiful design and solid performance. True, they operate with Apple devices, but they lack features like as hands-free Google Assistant and an iOS companion for firmware updates. So, unless you also have an Android device, Apple users should pass.