Nothing ear (1): AirPods Pro killer or massively overhyped?

As far as wireless earphones go, Apple's AirPods might rule the streets – but a much-hyped competitor is finally here to try and take the white buds' crown. London-based Nothing has finally launched its ear (1) headphones (catchy name, right?) – and the splashy entrance has the internet divided.

Heavily teased for a while now, the earbuds appear to be a transparent take on Apple's famous AirPods Pro, complete with short stem and rubber tips. But then again, Nothing co-founder Carl Pei claims they're nothing like Apple's offering, so what do we know? (Nothing?) Either way, it'll be interesting to see/hear if the see-through buds are worthy of our best wireless headphones roundup (in the meantime, if you're considering the Nothing's phone, see our guide to the best Nothing Phone 1 prices.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.