Listen to Larry’s 1-minute CBS News Tech segment about the Pixel Buds
Despite a less than ideal out of box experience I’m quite impressed by Google’s new Pixel Buds. Other reviewers had no problems with the set-up issue that I’ll get to later.
To begin with, they sound great – better than any earbuds I’ve tested. The sounds were rich and clear and with surprisingly good bass and there is more than enough volume if you crank them up. Unlike some earbuds, they don’t fit tightly into the ear so they won’t suppress noise around you. For this reason, they might not be optimal for wearing on a plane or train, but they sounded great at home and when I took my dog for a walk. Google also came up with a clever way to keep them from falling out — a common problem with earbuds. The cord that connects the left and right earbud also serves as a mechanism for holding them in place. The cord has a loop that extends from the earpiece to easily allow you to adjust the fit. That eliminated the necessity of extra adapters for different size ear canals. —MORE—