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Nothing Ear (1)

Nothing Ear (1)
alaScore 96

39 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Nothing Ear (1). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and comfort are overall positive. The price and design also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the mids quality.

sound, design, price, comfort, durability

mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Nothing Ear (1) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 39 reviews)

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Expert review by : Peter Phelps (

Nothing Ear (1) true wireless review | Trusted Reviews


The Nothing ear (1) are a good set of true wireless, which deliver a strong overall performance and a distinctive design on a modest budget.

Relatively modest price ; Good sound quality ; Distinctive design ; Comfortable to wear while resting or working out

Some connectivity issues ; Design may be divisive

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Jennifer Allen (

Nothing Ear (1) review


New and genuinely improved

Very comfortable ; Decent sound ; Responsive touch controls

Limited EQ options ; Transparency mode is weak ; Limited codec support

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Yasmine Crossland (

Nothing Ear (1) review: is Nothing onto something with these cheap wireless earbuds?


The Nothing Ear (1) are transparent-ish true wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation

Easy-to-use touch controls ; Loads of useful features like Find My Earbud ; Active Noise Cancellation

The case takes ages to charge ; No manual EQ settings ; The design isn’t fully transparent

There was a lot of hype around the Nothing Ear (1) buds, but they’re not as special as we expected them to be. Despite that, they do pack in tonnes of features considering just how cheap they are, and they sound great too. You won't find a better pair...

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Nothing Ear (1) review


Are Nothing's inaugural earbuds actually quite... something?

Extensive feature set ; Enjoyable app ; Strong aesthetic

Tubby bass ; Timing issues ; Over-emphasised upper midrange

Nothing ventured, nothing gained: Nothing Ear (1) has the specifications to become a budget headphone contender, but the sound is a good step below class-leading

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Nothing Ear 1 review: Crystal clear


Nothing is entering a crowded market with the Ear 1, but with its unique approach to design it could just be the one.

Unique transparent design stands out ; Comfortable to wear for long periods ; Great sound ; Wireless/fast charging ; Reliable for video and voice calls

Battery life could be improved ; Lots of competition ; Touch gestures limited (at time of review)

It's rare to find a pair of earbuds as accomplised as the Nothing Ear 1 in the affordable market segment. They look unique, sound great, and are reliable enough to use day-in day-out.

Jul, 2021

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Nothing Ear (1) review


The Nothing Ear (1) are the first headphones from Carl Pei's new brand, and are a great option for ANC and wireless charging on a budget.

Active noise cancellation ; Wireless charging ; Affordable price point

Average audio quality ; Divisive design ; Slightly buggy

On paper, the Ear (1) outpace almost all the competition at the price point simply by virtue of including premium features like ANC and wireless charging. In practice, the good-but-not-great audio quality and battery life hold these back a little, as...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Edward Munn (

Nothing Ear (1) review: Not quite the full package


The Nothing Ear (1) are solid everyday earbuds, but underwhelming sound quality means they fall short of greatness

Lightweight, comfortable design ; IPX4 splash resistant ; Well priced

Mediocre sound quality ; Limited EQ controls ; Buggy firmware

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Holly Pyne (

Nothing ear (1) review: these ANC wireless earbuds are bringing the fight to Apple's AirPods


The Nothing ear (1) are the first true wireless earbuds from the brand and offer ANC in a sleek, ultra-modern design.

Comfortable fit ; Cool, transparent design ; Active Noise Cancellation

White/transparent case may dirty easily ; No voice control

There's a lot to be excited about when it comes to the

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Richard Goodwin (

Nothing Ear 1 Reviews: What’s The Verdict? Nothing Ear 1 Reviews: What’s The Verdict?


OnePlus founder Carl Pei's first new product is a pair of wireless earbuds that are designed to take down Apple's AirPods. But are they any good? Let's find out… How do you enter a market and take it over? You could ask Apple because that's exactly...

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (

Nothing Ear 1 review: Everything you could want, for just $99


The Ear 1 true wireless earbuds are the first product from Nothing, and at $99 they have an enviable spec list. Can they live up to our high expectations?

Distinctive design Active noise cancelation Wireless charging Very light and comfortable Highly competitive price

Limited codec support Bright sound can lack presence

“Fresh and distinctively styled, the Nothing Ear 1 true wireless earbuds enviable spec list with ANC and wireless charging is backed up by high comfort levels, good performance, and a great $99 price.”

Feb, 2022