The Nothing Ear (1)’s transparent design will grab your attention, but it’s the comfy fit, balanced sound, useful features and low price that will hold it.
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)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2
Processor: Not stated
Size: 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.9 inches (per bud); 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches (charging case)
Weight: 0.2 ounces (per bud), 2 ounces (charging case)
The Nothing Ear (1) clearly wants to be a rarity among the increasingly crowded rabble of true wireless earbuds. Its most obvious attempt to stand out is its transparent casing, parts and circuit boards peering out from within, but it’s also something else we seldom get to see: a quality 1st-gen product from a brand new company.