Amazon Echo Buds 2 review; with new design and a lot improvements

Amazon Echo Buds 2 wireless headphones now comes with new design, wireless charging and sound improvements. At the end of September 2019, Amazon presented us with their Amazon Echo Buds wireless headphones. Since then the technology in wireless headphones has evolved and with it also the models available. Now Amazon has wanted to update its Amazon Echo Buds with a second generation that incorporates new and better features.

Amazon Echo Buds 2nd Generation specs

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTHeadphones : 20.0 x 19.1 x 19.1 mm
Case : 66.8 x 28.6 x 39.1 mm
Total weight: 44.4 gr
CONNECTIONBluetooth 5.0 <
AUTONOMYUp to 19.5 hours
CHARGING THE CASEUSB Type C or wireless charging
Gesture Control IPX4
Accelerometer Active Noise Cancellation Fast Charging Wireless Charging

PRICEFrom $ 99

New design, new features

The first thing we are going to see in these new headphones from Amazon is a renewed design. Now they are somewhat smaller (20% according to Amazon) and eliminate items that are protruding or apparently unnecessary. A simpler and more organic design to reduce its volume and improve user comfort. The headphones come in black or white.

Amazon Echo Buds 2 review
Amazon Echo Buds 2

Once we get inside the headphones we find improvements in active noise cancellation. According to the company, the second generation now cancels “twice the noise compared to the first generation.” This is partly due to the new inward and outward facing microphones. That is, they monitor what is heard from outside but also how it is heard inside the user’s eardrum.

Likewise, the headphones have a transparency mode that allows you to listen to what is outside live. This mode is activated using Alexa with voice commands, the same happens with noise cancellation, it is Alexa who is responsible for activating and deactivating it. The assistant of course has the functions that it has in other devices such as setting reminders, making calls, making purchases or managing the calendar among other things.

The other important aspect to consider is the battery and autonomy of the headphones. Amazon promises 5 hours of playback on a single charge, noise cancellation turned on, and Alexa listening turned on. A total of 15 hours if the charging case is added. Without active noise cancellation the autonomy goes up to 6.5 hours and 19.5 hours respectively.

Amazon Echo Buds 2 specs
Amazon Echo Buds 2

For charging the headphones there is a 15-minute fast charge that offers 2 hours of playback. As for the charging itself, the case does it either by USB-C or by wireless charging if we buy the case that has this way.

Amazon Echo Buds 2 price

The new Amazon Echo Buds 2 are available for pre-sale on the official Amazon website in the United States. The price of Amazon Echo Buds 2 is $ 99.99 for the normal version and $ 119.99 for the version with wireless charging in the case. These prices are temporary and as a promotion, then it will go up to $ 119.99 and $ 139.99 respectively. There is still no price in euros.

The headphones can be obtained in a white version or a black version. Although they can already be reserved, they will be put on sale and delivery will be from next May 13, 2021.

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