Nothing Tech just announced its Ear (2) wireless earphones. These are the third member of the wireless earbud range from Nothing and they serve as a direct successor to the Nothing Ear (1), which launched back in June 2021. Not much has changed in terms of design between the two models, but the specs department has gained some useful additions.
Nothing Ear (2) bring support for the LHDC 5.0 audio codec which allows you to stream Hi-Res audio. The buds also feature a new personalized sound profile that lets you calibrate the buds to your specific hearing after taking a quick test in the Nothing X companion app. You can further tweak the equalizer settings to your liking from the app.
Ear (2) also offer adaptive active noise cancelation ANC which tunes out unwanted noises based on your specific ear profile and surroundings. Nothing updated the 11.6 mm drivers with a new diaphragm unit made with graphene and polyurethane materials. Voice pickup is also reworked with improved wind-proofing that should be better at isolating your voice in tough environments. Ear (2) also bring dual pairing.
Battery life is rated at up to 36 hours with the charging case. You can top-up the case via USB-C or go the wireless route at 2.5W speeds. The new buds support Google Fast Pair for Android devices and Microsoft Swift Pair for Windows users. The case on Ear (2) is IP55 rated against dust and water splashes while the buds offer an IP54 rating.
Pricing is set at $149 / €149 / £129. You’ll be able to order a pair from nothing.tech starting today. You can also check out the Ear (2) in person at the Nothing Store in Soho, London as well as select Kith stores around the world starting tomorrow. Nothing’s official online and offline retail partners will offer the Ear (2) on open sale from Match 28.