Nothing Ear(1) Review: See Through the Hype!

Objavljeno 29. jul. 2021
Behind the hype these $99 earbuds are actually a pretty great pickup.

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Earbuds provided by Nothing for review.



  • Mom: Stop buying things! Me: ... buys Nothing

  • I ordered mine today ! I got to say what got me to them was the fact that they partner with teenage engineering ! I cant wait to test out the quality i will use them for every day listening and also for reference to my monitors

  • It's fun how Teenage Engineering is way bigger than some people think (not knowing what they do). Apple tech with TE Design would go through the roof. Im glad nothing did pair up with them though. Keeps competition vital and fun. I will get these buds once they actually are available.

  • Clean them before the close ups bro 😂

  • Wow

  • Flop

  • anyone know what the black and white audio interface behind marques is on the table?

  • Do the Master and Dynamic MW08 Sport review next!

  • Apple fan: Nothing is better than Airpods Me: Agreed

  • That case seems really cheap and obnoxiously big 🤨

  • 1:53 dude never mind the "glue" how about you clean your nasty earwax from them before doing a close up 🤢 gross

  • We need next one butt buds

  • It's a shame they're already impossible to get. This is exactly the type of design I love and want

  • I hope Zack is at peace now😌

  • Straight forward .. wish list on amazon . 😂😂 Thanks for reading ✌

  • You hate too much

  • Top notch video quality, especially the shot at 5:04 😍

  • Mkbhd fake reviews, 👎👎👎👎

  • Mic test?

  • Is something wrong with my ear buds? I can hear the ANC working on the left side when not playing music. It's like a really low but repeating "bop" sound, bop-bop-bop-bop... The base is also much richer when using ANC compared to OFF.

  • Sorry if this sounds racist but this guy is the most white-sounding black guy I've ever heard

  • First you create hype then see through it. Lol

  • they are probably using ultrasonic welding instead of glue to seal the case

  • Well I got mine and I love them. They have updated the firmware so I suspect they have been improved since you got them? These things blow me away and I have all sorts of ear buds including Bose (various versions including the Noise Cancelling ones), Sennheisers, Jabra 75T's and many more and these are now my favourite earbuds.

    • @Familjen Alcover although I do like the Jabra 75t I would without doubt buy the Nothing ear (1) . They are far better and they have already had another firmware update so the company is actively making them better. Having tested both side by side the Nothing ear (1) in my opion are so much richer in sound quality, has much better ANC and definitely stronger bass. I note guy who did the review here said the bass sound muddy but in my opinion thats far from the truth. Go watch Flossy Carter do his review on them. These are half the price of the jabra 75t here in Australia. I was also speaking to my son on the phone using them and he thought I was talking directly through the phone because the sound was so clear. He too came across very very clear. I plan to use every day now and in particular for video conferencing. And wihtout a lie they can sit in my ears all day and I dont even notice or feel them. The reviewer said he couldnt wear them longer than an hour!?.... Thats absolute baloney. I also ride a very fast electric scooter, the Apollo Pro 60v version and had no issue with outside noise with ANC on and they stuck firmly in my ears. You wont regret the purchase.

    • I have been trying to find a video comparing these to the jabra 75t. Which ones would you buy?

  • Who's ready for a yellow pair of earbuds and case in a few years time after sun damage turns the clear plastic into a gross dull stained yellow.

  • This paid tout accepted he was dishonest in this promotional video on MrWhoseTheBoss channel

  • Returned the product to Flipkart. This is horrible product. The right earbuds kept on draining battery far faster than left one. After one phone call(10mins) right bud came to 50% from 100%. When the left one stayed at 90%. that's the reason i returned it cause the right earbud kept in switching off every 45 mins or an hour. Rest features are good but this is unexceptable.

  • Which phone did he use at 07:10? Thanks

  • how are these compared to the Amazon ones

  • this looks nothing like that ha!! nothing

  • It ain't nothing

  • I feel like it has better sound quality (esp the separation) than airpods pro. But noise cancellation is why i choose sony. There's a certain threshold when minor improvement of sound quality (major doesn't matter that much, had i care that much, i would've gone for Momentum.

    • @DreadPirate Flappy i'm talking about the sound quality, which surprisingly is a bit better than airpods (in some aspects, especially separation between the high and mid). However, the anc (noise canc) is far apart between them, it's very distinct. Conclusion: to have good noise cancellation you have to pay premium. And because i held anc in high regards, I'm using sony, instead of other brands. [FOR ME, GOOD NOISE CANCELLATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SOUND QUALITY, DUE TO MY FREQUENT FLYING AND TRAVELING]. If i care that much about sound quality, I would've used the momentum from sennheiser.

    • Sony ones are literally 3 times the price though.

  • So, no frequency response testing then? Afraid of scaring us with a graph?

  • Airpods Pro cost 3 times more? Where do you live? Here in Germany Airpods Pro only cost 60-70 € more than the nothing ear 1 and I would pay more if you want the BEST BUDS on market!

  • torn between these and the pixel buds a series

  • This headphone look like cyber style

  • The look of this wireless ear buds looks so transparent and design is fantastic

  • just got mine...

  • if off-white made tech it would look exactly like this

  • Using it won’t recommend it if you are using iOS.

  • what did u guys do when the earbuds didn't connect, or acted glitchy

  • Now watching in Nothing ear 1.

  • Half of the video all I heard was hype hype hype.

  • I got these and heck yes they look dope AF

  • MKBHD: "Sounds like a $100 pair of ear buds" Mrwhoosetheboss: "Sounds slightly better than Air Pods Pro"

    • @Benji Bananas He also uses airpod pro's daily... as he says in the video.

    • sound quality is subjective

    • @Benji Bananas oh shit i had forgot the game thank you im finns downlaod that now

    • @davo sam oh fr? Recently watched few vids from and he was kinda negative about Apple

    • @Benji Bananas nope he always use iPhone for his daily driver

  • Are these better than OnePlus buds pro?

  • compare the nothing ear 1 to the oneplus buds pro please, or just do a review for the oneplus buds pro and just have a little section where you compare them please

  • They look terrible, it’s a “unique design” for a reason. That clear will probably go yellow in time too…

  • Over hyped from the paid video idiots like lew from unbox therapy… glad some real video makes like mkbhd still exist!

  • That mask of yours looks dope 🔥

  • what about oneus buds pro?

  • I was sold when I thought it has a tiny oled embed , but them I passed when I discovered it’s just printed letters.

    • Hahahhahahahahahhah

  • Where can we buy them

  • That clear case looks a bit flimsy

  • They suck let’s be real

  • Ah yes I got that one glimpse of ear wax when he did a close up look around the beginning clean yo ears man

  • Honest review ❤️ though cannot beat airpods pro all those who have pros cheers😁

  • why do they look like the eye of horus

  • There is no hype I or anyone I know has experience. Only the hype being created by SLcdrs.

  • 1:51 Am I the only one who saw the ear wax.😢🤢🤢

  • Which wireless earbuds has amazing sound quakity?

  • The late 90s/early 2000s clear casings are making a return everywhere.

    • @Jonny Messele ...

    • I don't want that trend to return. It's so ugly. I'd rather have matte materials on all my products. Colour doesn't really matter that much, as long as the colours aren't too bright, but matte is perfect. Clear plastic fingerprint magnets are disgusting. Btw, I mean I don't like the case. The earbuds actually aren't that bad. They're pretty cool tbh

    • A lot of things are just recycled every decade or so.. just like fashion. Everyone is into picking up used shirts with sweat stains just to have the title “ vintage “

    • @Kyle (:

    • 100%

  • What about the call quality?????

  • using this with mi 10u would be cool

  • Great video! Gosh great explanation

  • Care to comment on DMS’ review?

  • Ngl kinda expected the people to design arguably one of the best peices of music making equipment to go a little further but still good headphones

  • Retro vibes: anyone ever had a clear case Nintendo gameboy color?!

  • 1:53 🤮

  • @1:53 Marques is human! (I see some earwax)

  • thanks for sharing and honest satisfying facts and opinion..would like to request a review on your end..the bw fye7 (blitzwolf) if you have extra time in you..and again thank you❤️❤️❤️

  • Cool

  • The unequal gorilla disappointingly play because sun weekly refuse including a wasteful cocoa. ratty, protective governor

  • Anyone noticed the dirt in those earphones

  • Production value always astonishes me.

  • I just noticed you never did a review on the wf-1000xm4, are we going to get one?

  • Actually this transparent plastic cases makes them look somehow cheap...

  • Will the nothing ear 1 be better than my infinity glide 500? In terms of sound quality

  • When is it coming out in the uk does anyone know?

  • Where is alert thats paid video?

  • In India, I was able to buy this for $67(bank offer and exchange with any wired earbud, like really cheap ones had laying around).. Although I'm waiting for Sony WF-1000XM4 to be released, Ear one is going to be my trash buds or secondary buds.. Hope they sound decent

  • Never heard of these until now. Guess hype has a different definition now....

  • I guess nobody see when he is showing the earbuds in the tip inside there was greasy dirt from his ear . That was nasty 🤮 🙄😅😂

  • They look a lot like Oppo W51, except for transparency.

  • 👌

  • 😙

  • Whats about connect to IOS?

  • Clear plastic looks so incredibly cheap. I know it’s not an easy design because of the glue and yadda, but at nearly 46 years old I’ve seen a lot of end-of-life tech jump to clear plastic when they’ve completely run out of other design ideas. The immediate example that comes to mind is the clear Conair corded phones the flooded the market just prior to the death of corded phones in the 90’s. So no thanks, I’m just not feeling these earbuds at all… especially that case. Blergh. Tacky, cheap, and novelty; next.

  • TBH the design makes me worry. Scratches will develop over time, and the case could be made more practically sized to really help carrying... but not a determining factor unless it is super ugly. Battery life seems ok to me since I am using an old TWS which is around 4hours maximum anyways. Sound quality I would expect at least to compete with airpod pro but we will see. ANC is gonna be a nice to have for me but not a huge fan of it, maybe it would got changed once I start using it. Bluetooth connectivity has to be the main concern, it needs to be consistent... App feature isn't that much a thing, most music players have eq to play with. ...overall sounds like a good upgrade for my 3 years old earbud

  • Nothing ear 1 or Samsung galaxy buds plus, which has better audio quality?

  • Who guessed that mobile?

  • 3:06 Heh nothing. uh...

  • 01:52 seek bar Clean your ears Marques.. there's wax in there..🤫😊

  • Looks like you drop the case once and it shatters but the ear pieces themselves look cool.

  • At this current time what wireless ear buds would you recommend for upto $150?

  • You look so stupid with the mask.

  • Is nothing ear 1 public yet?

  • The hype was done by his rival, surely guys you know who he is. but he was honest on review.

  • I've never heard of these before this video. *also, please clean out your buds before having a 4k close up like that in the future. *gross*

  • Hey Marcus maybe you should clean your ears before you show your 4K quality earwax online