Amazon launches Echo Buds 2nd Gen with ANC, hands-free Alexa in India

Amazon has launched Echo Buds 2nd Generation with Active Noise Cancellation technology, wireless charging capability and hands-free access to Alexa, as its first true wireless earbuds in India. It was introduced in April last year and is compatible with Android and iOS phones and also support access to Google Assistant and Siri through customisable tap controls.

Amazon Echo Buds 2nd Gen Highlights and specifications

  • Premium 5.7 mm dynamic driver deliver crisp, balanced sound. You can also control the bass and treble from the equalizer in the Alexa app.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with Realtek RTL8763C Bluetooth System on Chip with integrated Audio Codec, NXP Digital Signal Processor, Compatible with Android and iOS devices, Alexa voice control is supported on Android 6.0 and iOS 12 or greater
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) powered by an advanced chipset limits background noise, while Pass through Mode lets you hear what’s going on around you (touch and hold either earbud for 2 seconds to toggle modes).
  • Echo Buds are small, light, and sweat-resistant (IPX4) and come with four ear tip sizes and two wing tips. You can take the ear-tip fit test in the Alexa app to get an optimal fit.
  • Echo Buds work with the Alexa app to make calls, stream music, play podcasts, listen to Audible audiobooks and much more—just ask. You can also access Google Assistant and Siri through tap controls.
  • You can use tap controls to play/pause, skip tracks, turn on ANC/pass through, adjust volume or know your battery status. Configure the tap controls as per your preference in the Alexa app.
  • You can move your music from other Echo devices to your Echo buds and continue listening exactly where you left off. Just ask “Alexa, move my music here”
  • Dimensions: Earbud: 20.0 x 19.1 x 19.1 mm (without ear tip or wing tip) Case: 66.8 x 28.6 x 39.1 mm; Weight: .7 g (without ear tip or wing tip) Case: 44.4 g (47.6 g for wireless charging case)
  • Echo buds provide up to 5 hrs music playback per charge (6.5 hrs without ANC and Alexa wake word off) and up to 15h (19.5h without ANC and Alexa wake word off). A 15-min quick charge provides up to 2 hrs of music. The wireless option can also be charged with compatible Qi-certified wireless charging pads (to be purchased separately).
  • You can also check the battery status in the Alexa app, or open the case while your Echo Buds are inside, and the LED lights in front of each earbud will show the battery status.
  •  Echo Buds are built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including the ability to mute the mics with the Alexa app.

Pricing and Availability

The new  Echo Buds is priced at Rs. 11,999 for the USB-C wired charging option, and Rs. 13,999 for wireless charging case option. There is a limited-period discount of Rs. 1,000 on both options on

Commenting on the launch, Parag Gupta, Country Manager, Amazon Devices India, said:

We are glad to add an on-the-go device in the Echo range, and eager to learn from our customers’ experience as they take Alexa with them. With the Echo Buds, customers can use Alexa through-out their day, whether at home, walking in the neighborhood or commuting to work.

Customers can just ask Alexa to play music, listen to audiobooks, call their loved ones and do so much more while they are on the go. My favourite is the newly launched feature where I can ask Alexa to move the song I was listening on my other Echo device to my Echo buds, and it plays exactly from where I left off.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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