Google’s Pixel Buds (2020) vs Amazon’s Echo Buds – Which Buds Are Best?

By Michael Grothaus •  Updated: 05/04/20 •  4 min read

Wireless earbuds are the hottest wearable tech right now (sorry, smartwatches). And it shows. Virtually every major tech player has their own version of truly wireless earbuds. Google and Amazon are no exception.

Last year Amazon dropped their Echo Buds, and more recently, this year Google debuted its updated Pixel Buds. Ut how do the two compare and which are better? Let’s take a look.

Google’s Pixel Buds 2 vs Amazon’s Echo Buds

Google’s Pixel Buds (2020) vs Amazon’s Echo Buds
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Design

Winner? Draw – They both look like little bulbous Jelly Bellies you put in your ear.

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Audio & Connectivity

Winner? Echo Buds – The Echo Buds have noise isolating tech. While that’s not the same as active noise cancelation, it is better than the Pixel Buds’ Adaptive Sound.

Google’s Pixel Buds (2020) vs Amazon’s Echo Buds – Which Buds Are Best?
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Battery & Charging

Winner? Pixel Buds – They include a wireless charging case that holds four additional hours of charge over the Echo Buds case.

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Voice Assistant

Winner? Echo Buds – The Echo Buds support all the voice assistants out there.

Cost

Verdict?

From an audio perspective, the Echo Buds sound better thanks to their noise isolating tech. They also offer support for three digital assistants out of the box, meaning it’s easy to use them with no matter what phone you own. And at $50 cheaper than the Pixel Buds, they’re an attractive option. However, the Pixel Buds do outshine the Echo Buds when it comes to wireless charging tech. They’re also a natural choice if you already own a Pixel smartphone.

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Google’s Pixel Buds 2 vs Amazon’s Echo Buds: Full Specs

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Here are the specs for the Pixel Buds:

And here are the specs for the Echo Buds:

Google’s Pixel Buds (2020) vs Amazon’s Echo Buds
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Michael Grothaus

Apple expert and novelist, Michael Grothaus has been covering tech on KnowYourMobile for the best part of 10 years. Prior to this, he worked at Apple. And before that, he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; his book Epiphany Jones was voted as one of the best novels about Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly. Michael is also a writer at other publications including VICE and Fast Company.
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