Amazon simply introduced its 2nd generation Echo Buds with improved ANC and a extra snug design. Pre-orders for the brand new Echo Buds begin at $99, however Amazon will increase the worth to $120 (or $140 with wireless charging) after pre-orders ship on Might thirteenth.
The brand new Echo Buds are smaller than their predecessor and have a cushty, vented design just like Google’s Pixel Buds. They arrive with a number of oval-shaped eartips and two pairs of wingtips, that are well-suited for train. Amazon additionally claims that the brand new Buds sit flush together with your ear, not like the unique Echo Buds. Sadly, the brand new design additionally consists of an Amazon emblem on every earbud.
Amazon has additionally deserted the Bose ANC know-how that it utilized in its first Echo Buds, choosing in-house ANC tech as an alternative. One of many unique Echo Buds’ greatest downfalls was its sub-par ANC, and Amazon claims that the brand new Buds get rid of twice as a lot exterior noise as their predecessor. A brand new passthrough mode additionally provides you the choice to regulate how a lot noise the Echo Buds cancel, a standard characteristic in high-end wi-fi headphones.
Different options supplied by the Echo Buds are fairly commonplace. You’ve obtained IPX4 sweat resistance, 5 hours of listening time with ANC enabled, and a complete of 15 hours of listening time with the included charging case. Alexa can also be a stand-out characteristic for these Buds (in fact), and Amazon guarantees VIP Filter options later this yr.
You possibly can pre-order the Echo Buds now for $99, or $120 if you need the wireless charging case. As soon as the 2nd gen Echo Buds ship on Might thirteenth, Amazon will shift these costs as much as $120 and $140 respectively.