Introducing the Nothing Ear (Stick), the most stylish headphones on the market
The young tech Nothing continues its adventure with a new oriented product. Here are the Ear (Stick) the most stylish wireless headphones on the market.
This Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Nothing, a young tech company created by the former boss of OnePlus, launches the Ear (Stick). These new audio headphones will certainly not go unnoticed. Stored in a transparent box (with red tints) in the shape of a lipstick (hence the name “stick”), the Ear (Stick) have a lot of character.
The choice of this case is not only intended to make the brand a “fashion” reference. Their design allows them to be opened with one hand.
Work on the sound
Nothing did more than take care of the case of its new audio product. The headphones themselves required a lot of engineering. Since the brand chooses a semi-intra format (the earphones therefore do not fit in the ear, they are placed at the entrance to the duct) the sound had to be worked on to compensate for the absence of passive isolation.
Thus, Ear (Stick) incorporate a custom 12.6 mm dynamic driver capable of delivering a more powerful sound with “ rich depths, clear highs and bold details ”. The brand ensures that this new model delivers better quality sound than its first Ear (1) which are nevertheless in-ear headphones.
To optimize the experience, the Nothing X application (which will centralize all the brand's products) includes an equalizer on three levels (treble, medium and bass) as well as several pre-installed listening profiles. You can also adjust the control gestures.
The Ear (Stick) attack the AirPods
By their format and the on-board technologies, the Ear (Stick) are positioned as direct competitors to the latest AirPods (the normal ones, not the Pro). We therefore find all the codes of this type of product, in particular control by gestures with small adjustments. The volume, for example, is adjusted with long presses on the right (to increase) or left (to decrease) branch.
These small headphones contain a battery that promises up to 7 hours of listening time and 3 hours of discussing. In this area Nothing explains that it has greatly improved its copy by combining three best high definition with Clear Voice technology to filter surrounding noise during conversations.
For recharging, count 10 minutes to save 2 hours of listening.
Price and availability of Nothing Ear (Stick)
Ear (Stick) will available from November 4, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in France on nothing.tech's official website and on Amazon. Their price: 119 euros.
This aggressive price could allow Nothing to do well. For comparison, the 3rd generation AirPods cost 100 euros more . The 2nd generation AirPods, although much older, are still offered at a price of 159 euros. We cannot say that Nothing does nothing to break through.