Amazon Echo Buds 2nd gen with ANC, hands-free Alexa launched in India: price, specifications

Amazon Echo Buds 2nd gen TWS earbuds have been launched in India with ANC, hands-free Alexa, battery life of up to 20 hours, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Highlights
  • Amazon Echo Buds 2nd generation are the latest TWS earbuds to launch in India.
  • These come with a 5.7mm dynamic driver, Active Noise Cancellation technology, and Realtek RTL8763C Bluetooth SoC.
  • Amazon Echo Buds 2nd gen price in India starts at Rs 11,999.

Amazon has launched the Echo Buds 2nd generation in India after being introduced back in April last year. The earbuds come with Active Noise Cancellation technology, hands-free access to Alexa, which is slowly gaining momentum in India thanks to a more localised tone in terms of information, voice, responses and more. These are compatible with Android and iOS and also have support for Google Assistant and Siri through customisable tap controls. The earbuds feature a premium 5.7mm dynamic driver that is claimed to offer crisp and balanced sound. There’s also an equaliser option in the Alexa app to adjust treble and bass.

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Amazon Echo Buds 2nd gen price in India

The Amazon Echo Buds 2nd gen are priced at Rs 11,999 for the USB-C wired charging option and Rs 13,999 for the wireless charging case option. The company is offering a Rs 1,000 limited period discount on both options on the Amazon website.

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Amazon Echo Buds 2nd gen specifications

The Amazon Echo Buds 2nd gen feature Realtek RTL8763C Bluetooth System on Chip (SoC) with integrated Audio Codec and NXP Digital Signal Processor. They have Bluetooth 5.0 and are compatible with Android 6.0 and above devices and above and iOS 12 and above devices. There’s ANC support aided by an advanced chipset that limits the background noise.

There’s Pass through mode that lets you hear ambient noises. To enable this, you need to hold either earbud for 2 seconds. It has an IPX4 rating for sweat resistance. The Alexa app can be used to make calls, stream music, play podcasts, listen to Audible audiobooks and more. One can configure the tap controls to play/pause, skip tracks, enable/disable ANC and more via the Alexa app. You can move the music from one Echo device to other and continue listening from where you left off.

The Echo Buds 2 measure 20.0 x 19.1 x 19.1 mm (without ear tip), while the case measure 66.8 x 28.6 x 39.1 mm. The earbuds are claimed to last up to 5 hours with ANC and 6.5 hours without ANC and Alexa Wake word off. The charging case offers additional 15 hours or 19.5h without ANC and Alexa wake word off. There’s a 15-minute quick charge that is claimed to offer 2 hours of music with just a 15-min quick charge. The wireless option can be charged with compatible Qi-certified wireless charging pads.