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Google Pixel Buds A Series Review
Google Pixel Buds A Series Review (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

With the promise of exciting new smartphones and smartwatches on the horizon, we can't forget about the upcoming earbuds. Amazon and Google have already unveiled their latest earbuds, and rumors have already started swirling about new earbuds coming from Sony and Samsung. While nothing is official, some information has emerged to give us an idea of what we might expect. We at Android Central want to know what pair you're looking forward to getting next!

Echo Buds (2nd Gen)

The recently released Echo Buds (2nd Gen) have gotten rave reviews since their launch and are perfect for anyone who is ingrained within Amazon's ecosystem. The design is improved, they offer hands-free Alexa, and they have even upgraded to active noise-cancellation for a much-improved listening experience.

Pixel Buds A-Series

The Google Pixel Buds A-series have finally been unveiled, and they're more or less the same as the previous Pixel Buds (2020) but with a few features omitted to lower the cost. If you can live without swipe gestures, wireless charging, or a second ambient in-ear sensor, then these might be the ideal earbuds for you. After all, you'll still have access to many of the Google Assistant features like real-time translations.

Sony WF-1000XM4

The Sony WF-1000XM4 have leaked quite a bit recently and represents quite an overhaul from Sony's previous flagship earbuds. From the images, the WF-1000XM4 will feature a smaller, more rounded design, not unlike the Galaxy Buds Pro. That said, they're rumored to have longer battery life than the Sony WF-1000XM3, which were already impressive.

The charging case will also be much smaller and feature wireless charging.

Galaxy Buds2

The Galaxy Buds2 haven't been leaked quite as much. However, they're rumored to be direct sequels of the original Galaxy Buds instead of the flagship Galaxy Buds Pro. This should put them at a lower price point, but hopefully with the addition of ANC. We've recently received our first look at the buds, and they appear very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, which are already some of the best wireless earbuds on the market right now.

The next Galaxy Buds aren't expected until August at the earliest and will possibly come along with the next Samsung Galaxy Watch.

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10 Comments
  • Jabra probably. I want to be able to connect to two devices at once and for the right and left to operate independently
  • Surface buds it is.
  • Buds Live...I can't stand jamming those devices into my ear
  • None my pixel buds 2nd gen I got two months ago so I'm sticking with these until they die or break or if the 3rd gen model doesn't have the issues previously mentioned
  • I'm looking at the Pixel buds.
  • Probably the Pixel Buds...not sure if the A series though.
  • Probably no chance in hell of Samsung making one, but I would like a Buds Live successor. For me, they are much more comfortable than in ear designs.
  • If I was in the market for one, it would be the Sony WF-1000XM4
  • If i was in the market for a new pair, I would see what a Buds Live successor would be like. They are the most comfortable earbuds I have used to date. Using them as I type this post, actually. And the sound, for an open ear type, is very good.
  • Sticking with my Galaxy Buds Plus. Much like my Bose QC35 II, i dont feel the new offerings are £100s better than what i already have.