Google pushed out a noteworthy firmware update to its Pixel Buds this week, adding a few new highlights to the genuine remote earbuds including a “bass lift” setting, sharing location (so you can exclusively set volume for each earbud when offering one of them to somebody), consideration cautions, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The refreshed firmware was likewise expected to address the network and sound dropout issues that some early Pixel Buds purchasers have been grumbling about.
After some time tuning in to the Pixel today, I’d state Google prevailing at the primary piece; bass lift makes for an undeniable improvement to sound quality in the event that you were frustrated by low-end execution previously. Yet, the Pixel Buds’ remote sign is as yet more fragile than it ought to be, and the baffling music disturbances remain.
After applying the update, you’ll discover bass lift under the “sound” segment, which likewise incorporates the new, trial consideration ready choices. Flipping it on includes a considerable measure of additional oomph to the lower frequencies. In the event that you discovered the Pixel Buds to be somewhat level already, you may be charmingly astonished in the wake of attempting bass lift. It has any kind of effect without overpowering the mids and higher frequencies, so Google has made a decent showing with the EQ tuning.
But the availability fixes aren’t what I trusted they’d be. The Pixel Buds have consistently worked fine in case you’re simply sitting at home on your lounge chair or at your work area. Furthermore, believe it or not, I didn’t see numerous issues during my time assessing them. Yet, I have in the weeks since. The issue comes when you adventure outside. I simply moved to a genuinely bustling road in Brooklyn, and at the beginning of today I strolled a couple of squares to get a feeling of whether Google has defeated the Pixel Buds dropout issues. As far as I can tell, the (baffling) answer is no. I despite everything experienced sign misfortune and one earbud — for the most part the forgot about one — cutting for two or three seconds at a time.