Nothing Ear (2) review: Gorgeous design with good sound

Despite being a relatively new player in the field, Nothing has generated quite a buzz, and we can see why.

Now the London-based consumer tech brand is back with its latest Ear (2), taking aim at heavy hitters like Apple and Samsung.

At £129, these truly wireless earbuds have replaced the Nothing Ear (1) read our full Ear (1) review, and we can see a significant improvement in both sound quality and battery life, albeit at a higher price.

The fledgling firm, created by OnePlus founder Carl Pei, has smashed it out of the park with the design, as the Nothing Ear (2)’s transparent build looks gorgeous and will stand out when you’re wearing them.

The earbuds are light and fit comfortably in the ear, although we found that they’re not the most stable if you take them for a run.

Without noise cancelling on, you can expect about 36 hours of battery life in total and the earbuds should last you four hours before you need to return them to the case for a boost.

Nothing boasts an impressive sound quality, with crisp audio and a deep and powerful bass, making it a great choice for everyday listening.

Compared to major players like the AirPods Pro 2 and the Samsung Galaxy buds2 Pro, the audio quality on the Ear (2) is not as rich. Although given that the earbuds are about £100 cheaper than its rivals, that’s a sacrifice many would be willing to pay.