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Nothing Ear (1)

Nothing Ear (1)
alaScore 99

27 reviews

Oct, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and comfort. The price and design are also appreciated. The bass quality and mids quality get negative comments, and there are some mixed reviews about the noise isolation.

sound, design, price, comfort, reliability

durability, mids quality, bass 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 : Olivia Tambini (

Nothing Ear (1) review


Do the Nothing Ear (1) true wireless earbuds live up to the hype?

Very comfortable Responsive touch controls Water-resistant

Tinny, quiet sound Poor noise cancellation Connectivity dropouts

The Nothing Ear (1) don't quite live up to the hype, with an underwhelming sound and poor noise cancellation. They are very comfortable, though, and some will love the transparent design enough to take a risk on the first true wireless earbuds from...

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

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 : 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...

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Nothing Ear 1 earbuds review: almost something


Standout design and noise cancellation for $99.

Unique transparent design ; Lots of features for $99 ; Comfortable and light

Buggy performance ; So-so noise cancellation and ambient sound modes ; Limited control customization

The Nothing Ear 1 earbuds bundle together features like active noise cancellation, wireless charging, and more for an appealing $99 price. They also have a unique, partially transparent design that lets you see their internal components.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Tim Gideon Will Greenwald Tim Gideon Will Greenwal (

Nothing Ear (1) Review


Nothing's Ear (1) true wireless earphones are one of the most visually interesting pairs on the market, and back up their good looks with solid audio performance and above-average noise cancellation for an affordable price.

Few EQ controls ; Battery life is weak when using noise cancellation

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Shubham Agarwal (

The Nothing Ear 1 are the budget noise-canceling earbuds to beat


The Nothing Ear 1 offer just about everything you need in a pair of true wireless earbuds for $100. How well do they perform in real-life use?

Long-lasting battery ; Balanced sound ; Affordable ; Unique design ; Comfortable and lightweight buds ; Above-average noise cancellation

Impractical case design ; Limited companion app ; Buggy mic performance ; No voice assistant support

Nothing claims to have fixed a lot of issues that plagued its Ear 1 earbuds at launch. In this long-term review, we try to find out whether the Nothing Ear 1 are now the budget noise-cancelling earbuds to beat.

Sep, 2021

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