Introducing Nothing Ear (1) - Transparent Design, Long Battery

Introducing Nothing Ear (1) – Transparent Design, Long Battery

Nothing, a London company, recently unveiled their latest audio products - Ear and Ear (a) TWS earphones - onto the global market. While Ear represents its premium offering while Ear (a) provides more cost-efficient options similar to Phone (2)/Phone (2a). Notably, Nothing revised their naming convention by shifting away from numerical designations of both models - here we explore more on Ear vs Ear(a).

Similar Designs but Distinct Features

Both Nothing Ear and Ear (a) models feature the brand's iconic transparent design, featuring an oval stem with silicone ear buds fitted with silicone tips for comfort. Their white variant offers an eye-catching dual tone look. Furthermore, both devices boast IP54 ratings to protect from dust and water; Ear (a) comes equipped with its own storage case which differs slightly in shape to its counterpart device.

Advanced Audio Features

The Nothing Ear model features a new custom ceramic 11mm driver to provide crisper sound quality and enhanced bass response, along with 45dB active noise cancellation (ANC), providing significant improvement over its predecessor, the Ear (2) model's 40dB capability. The Ear (a) offers similar active noise cancellation features with an 11mm PMI + TPU dynamic driver, both supporting Hi-Res Wireless audio playback. Furthermore, these devices feature smart active noise cancellation that adjusts automatically based on sound leakage detection for ultimate peace. Users can utilize Adaptive ANC mode to easily switch between three levels of noise cancellation, plus features like bass boost algorithms and Clear Voice technology to enhance call quality. In addition, premium Ear models feature support for LDHC 5.0 as well as advanced equalizer, profile sharing features, personal sound profiles and sharing.

Connectivity And Price Details

Both of the Nothing Ear (a) models offer Bluetooth 5.4 connectivity with dual device connection features for maximum convenience, enabling users to simultaneously link two devices. Each Ear model offers up to 8.5 hours of usage with no active noise cancellation (ANC), while when enabled it lasts 9.5 hours with ANC disabled; their storage cases extend battery life up to 40.5 and 42.5 respectively with fast charging support available, respectively wireless charging available in their premium version as well. Both feature in-ear detection technology by Google Fast Pair/Find My Earbuds/Find My Earbuds capabilities as well as integration via voice controls when linked up with Nothing Phones connected from Nothing Phones connected through ChatGPT Voice command integration when connected directly connected through voice control of Nothing Phones connected from Nothing Phones connected.

The Nothing Ear retails at EUR 129/$149 and comes in Black and White color options; its counterpart, Ear (a), costs just EUR99 and offers White, Black, Yellow colors for your viewing pleasure. In India these models cost Rs 11,999 and Rs 7999 respectively.

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