Google Pixel Buds Pro gets a great free audio upgrade to show off AirPods Pro 2
Google has released a new update for the Pixel Buds Pro that adds an important new feature: a five-band equalizer adjustment. Once updated, you’ll be able to adjust the balance of the sound easily, or you’ll be able to choose from six Google-provided presets (via NotebookCheck).
To update, you’ll need the Pixel Buds app (Android only), and as long as the app is up to date, you’ll be able to switch to the latest firmware, which is 3.14. The new update also promises to fix various bugs, but the addition of the new equalizer feature is a really cool change.
In ours Pixel Buds Pro ReviewWe’ve been told that tracks are generally “no impact, annoying, or heavy through the bass registers” for their price – and although we haven’t tested this update to see how it works. difference it can make, but it gives Pixel Buds Pro owners the option to boost the bass to compensate.
Changes you make to the EQ in the app will be saved by the Pixel Buds Pro, so the new sounds will apply even if you switch to using them with a tablet or laptop.
If you are thinking about whether to buy a pair of Pixel Buds Pro or not if they come out this year Headphones Sale on Black Friday (which we think they might be able to), this upgrade might help you lose interest.
Analysis: adding EQ should be more popular
The interesting thing about this update is very little best wireless headphones doesn’t launch with the EQ option, go ahead and add one. The big and obvious example is the AirPods: there were never any EQ adjustments for any of their models, which lasted all the way to their 2016 launch.
This gives the Pixel Buds Pro an edge over AirPods Pro 2 – the overall sound quality of the second speakers is better, but if you want to be able to re-adjust their powerful bass to suit your taste, you’re in luck.
Liked by Sony WF-1000XM4 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds already offers EQ adjustments for the ages, so the Pixel Buds Pro (partially) have caught up with them – both of these headphones offer more adjustments beyond EQ, though.
Some headphone sound engineers will hate the idea that their carefully tuned sound Candlestick comes with the ability to let people upset the balance, but just like The best TV giving people enough settings options to enjoy any weird hobby they might have, I think the earbuds would be good for bass enthusiasts to feel silly on their own or to Audiobook lovers focus on mid-range if that’s their allegiance.