I love a good redemption story and the new Pixel Buds is currently my 2020 favorite. Back in 2018, the OG Pixel Buds launched to a lot of fanfare and hype, only to crash and burn in a sea of unfulfilled potential. Back Google’s back and the Pixel Buds are better than ever. First off, they’re actually wireless this time around. Next, they’re comfortable and sound good, not exactly on a par with the leading brands, but not far off either.
Best of all, at $179, it’s cheaper than most of the competition. However, music lovers looking for active noise cancellation will find themselves disappointed. But for the money and feature set, the new Google Pixel Buds has earned a spot on our best wireless headphones 2020 and best wireless earbuds 2020 pages.