Google’s new Pixel Buds Pro come with noise cancellation and a long battery life

After several attempts at making wireless earbuds, Google is announcing its most premium product in the category yet: the $199 Pixel Buds Pro. Designed as an answer to Apple’s AirPods Pro, the Pixel Buds Pro offer active noise cancellation, a transparency mode, multipoint Bluetooth connectivity, and an IPX4 water resistance rating, among other features. Both the earbuds and case closely resemble the 2020 Pixel Buds – the carrying case looks practically identical – and the Pro earbuds will come in black, blue, green, or red. Compared to the older buds, you’ll notice more microphone inlets around the exterior of these, and they’re meant to sit deeper in your ear canal than previous Pixel Buds. The Pixel Buds Pro actually have sensors that “measure the pressure in your ear canal so the earbuds can actively relieve it and stay comfortable.” Google claims its “Silent Seal” software algorithms can “adapt to your ear, maximising the amount of noise that’s cancelled.” The Pixel Buds Pro are designed to automatically switch between your commonly used Android devices without requiring you to open any Bluetooth settings menus. The company claims they can reach up to seven-hour battery life of continuous listening with active noise cancellation enabled.