- Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) has debuted in India
- It offers ANC support and up to 15 hrs of battery life
- It carries support for Alexa assistant for handsfree operation
The Amazon Echo Buds (2nd generation) has been launched in India. While the first-generation Echo Buds never made it to India, the company has released the second-generation Echo Buds in the country. The new TWS earbuds from Amazon are equipped with key features such as ANC (Active Noise Cancellation), wireless charging, and Alexa assistant for hands-free operation.
Amazon claims that the Echo Buds (Gen 2) is equipped with premium speakers for crisp and balanced audio output. The new TWS earbuds promise a long battery life of up to 15 hours.
Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) specifications and features
The Echo Buds (2nd Gen) is fitted with a high-performance audio driver in each earbud. Its premium speakers are optimised to offer enriched bass and treble output as well as clear vocals. Users can make use of the Alexa app to control the bass and treble through an equalizer.
For ANC, the Echo Buds (2nd Gen) is equipped with an advanced chipset to cut down ambient noise. To activate ANC, users can simply press and hold any one of the earbuds or call out, “Alexa, turn on noise cancellation.” It can also be activated through the Alexa app’s settings. There is Passthrough Mode, which allows users to hear ambient sound while listening to music. It can also be activated by pressing and holding an earbud, by using the Alexa assistant, or through settings in the Alexa app.
With ANC and Alexa wake word kept on, the Echo Buds (2nd Gen) can last for up to 5 hours on a single charge. With the charging case, it can offer up to 15 hours of music playback time. A 15-minute quick charge will allow the earbuds to last for up to 2 hours. The wired charging case of the Echo Buds (2nd Gen) features a USB Type-C port. Amazon is offering the new TWS earbuds with a wireless charging case option, which can be charged using compatible Qi-wireless charging pads.
Each earbud has a combination of three microphones for accurately detecting the users’ speech. The Alexa assistant can be used to play music, listen to audiobooks, make a phone call, set reminders, hear notifications, and more. The company claims that it is built with multiple layers of privacy controls. It provides the ability to mute the mics through the Alexa app or through the customisable on-bud tap controls.
The Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) is compatible with devices running on Android 6.0 or higher and iOS 12 or above. Apart from Alexa, users can also access Siri and Google Assistant through customisable tap controls on the Echo Buds. The IPX4 rating ensures that it can withstand splashes, sweat, or light rain. To ensure a comfortable fit, Amazon ships the TWS earbuds with four ear tip sizes and two wing tip sizes.
Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) price in India
The Echo Buds (2nd Gen) with a USB Type-C wired charging option is priced at Rs 11,999. It carries a price tag of Rs 13,99 for the model with a wireless charging case. The e-commerce giant is running a limited period offer that allows buyers to purchase both models with a discount of Rs 1,000. It can be purchased through Amazon India’s website.