Nothing Ear (2) launched in India, will compete with these 5 TWS earbuds

The top five alternatives to the Nothing Ear (2) come from OnePlus, Samsung, Sony, and others.

Nothing Ear (2) truly wireless earbuds were launched in India earlier this week. These are the company’s most premium TWS earbuds, shipping with top-end features like ANC (active noise cancellation), LHDC 5.0, Hi-Res certification, and up to 36 hours of battery life. While the exterior design of the TWS earbuds remains largely the same as the predecessor’s, there are some subtle changes. Firstly, the Ear (2) are lightweight and the mic placement has also changed.

Priced at Rs 9,999, the Nothing Ear(2) earbuds are placed in a competitive segment. In this article today, we will be taking a look at the five TWS earbuds that will be looking to take on the Nothing Ear (2) in India. Let’s go.

Top five Nothing Ear (2) alternatives

OnePlus Buds Pro 2

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 India

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are the direct rival to the Nothing Ear (2), even though they are priced slightly higher. The latest TWS earbuds from OnePlus ship with 11mm dynamic drivers and a 6mm planar diaphragm driver. To aid the active noise cancellation, the earbuds come with dual microphones and triple microphones for call noise cancellation and Binaural Low-Latency Bluetooth Transmission. The earbuds come with support for Dolby Atmos and 54ms ultra-low latency. 

The earbuds come with a 60mAh battery each and are claimed to offer up to 9 hours of standalone music with ANC off. The carry case has a 520mAh battery, which offers 39 hours of playback support. There’s Qi wireless charging support for the case as well.


  • Impressive sound and ANC
  • Spatial audio and head tracking
  • Water-resistant case and buds


  • No volume control on the buds
  • Design similar to the original OnePlus Buds Pro

Price: Rs 11,999

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

Samsung Galaxy Buds2

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are slightly dated but they are still very much in the competition thanks to their impressive sound signature and audio quality. The TWS earbuds come with twin dynamic drivers, ANC support thanks to three microphones (2 outer and 1 inner), and wireless charging support. The earbuds feature a Machine learning-based solution for voice calls and connect via Bluetooth 5.2.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 earbuds have an IPX2 splash resistance rating, which means they are not as safeguarded as others. The earbuds feature a 61mAh battery each, while the charging case has a 472mAh battery. There’s Qi wireless and fast charging support. 


  • Comfortable design 
  • Good sound quality 
  • Powerful ANC
  • Good for calls


  • IPX2 rating 
  • No wear detection 
  • Bass output is timid 

Price: Rs 7,999

OPPO Enco X2

The OPPO Enco X2 feature an 11mm dynamic driver and a 6mm planar diaphragm driver. There’s Binaural Low-Latency Bluetooth Transmission, dual connection, and easy switching between multiple devices (ColorOS 11.0 and above). The OPPO TWS earbuds come with Bluetooth 5.2 and have support for LHDC, AAC, and SBC. 

The TWS earbuds come with dual microphones for active noise cancellation, a triple microphone with Bone Voiceprint AI Call Noise Reduction, IP54 water-resistant rating. The OPPO earbuds pack a 57mAh battery each, while the case has a 566mAh battery on the case, which is claimed to offer up to 40 hours without AAC and 27 hours with ANC enabled.

The OPPO Enco X2 come with a next-generation Super Dynamic Balance Enhanced Engine (SuperDBEE) acoustic system, that is co-developed with Nordic audio giant Dynaudio.


  • Fantastic audio output 
  • Comfortable design 
  • Good battery backup 
  • IP54 rated


  • Humdrum design

Price: Rs 10,866

Sony LinkBuds WF-L900

Sony LinkBuds WF-L900

Sony LinkBuds WF-L900 TWS earbuds have the most unique design on the list. The earbuds come with an Open-Ring Design for an ambient sound that allows you to hear calls, listen to music, play games, and much more. The TWS earbuds come with Alexa voice assistant support and there’s Precise Voice Pickup technology that optimally controls multiple microphones and performs advanced voice signal processing so that the person on the other end of calls hears you clearly. 

The TWS earbuds are IPX4 rated for splash resistance, and adaptive voice control, and are claimed to last up to 17.5 hours on a single charge.


  • Unique design
  • Good sound quality 
  • Neat Sony companion app


  • Average battery life

Price: Rs 9,990

Jabra Elite 7 Active

Jabra Elite 7 Active

The Jabra Elite 7 Active are among the best-selling TWS earbuds in their segment. They are engineered especially for those on the go. The earbuds come with ShakeGrip technology and an ultra-compact design with ANC support. The Jabra earbuds feature Adjustable HearThrough technology that passes through the sounds around you and plays them in your ears. 

The Jabra Elite 7 Active come with Mono mode that lets the buds work independently. You can also charge the one you’re not using to make the battery go even further. More importantly, the earbuds come with active noise-cancellation support that is adjustable according to one’s needs. The TWS earbuds are claimed to last up to 30 hours on a single charge


  • Lightweight design
  • Adjustable ANC
  • On-the-go sporty design
  • Good app support


  • Sound quality could have been better