Nothing Ear (1) vs. AirPods Pro: Which wireless earbuds win?

The Nothing Ear (1) is almost everything you could want from a pair of true wireless earbuds. It’s affordable, sounds great and even supports active noise cancellation (ANC). In fact, its feature set makes it look an awful lot like it’s targeting the AirPods Pro in particular.

Apple’s effort hardly needs an introduction. It’s arguably the most recognizable pair of premium in-ear headphones in the world, and deservedly a member of the best noise-canceling earbuds club. But if you’re in the market for a new pair, should you stick with what works or back the young upstart? That’s what our Nothing Ear (1) vs. AirPods Pro analysis will find out.

Nothing Ear (1) vs. AirPods Pro: Specs compared

Nothing Ear (1) AirPods Pro
Price $ 99 $ 249
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Chip Not stated H1
Battery Life (Rated) 4 hours ANC on), 27 hours (ANC on with charging case); 5.7 hours (ANC off), 38 hours (ANC off with charging case) 4.5 hours (ANC on), 5 hours (ANC off), 24 hours (with charging case)
Water Resistance IPX4 IPX4
Case Size 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches 1.8 x 0.9 x 2.4 inches
Case Weight 2 ounces 1.6 ounces
Special features Active noise cancellation, transparency mode, EQ presets, IPX4 water resistance, Find My Earbuds, wireless charging Active noise cancellation, transparency mode, adaptive EQ, spatial audio, automatic switching, customizable fit, audio sharing, Fast Fuel charging, announced messages with Siri, “Hey Siri” voice-activated assistance, wireless charging case

Nothing Ear (1) vs. AirPods Pro: Price

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