[Update: Fix released] Google Pixel Buds audio cutting, imbalanced audio & battery drain issues come to light

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on September 02, 2020) follows:

Google Pixel Buds wireless earbuds are among the best earphones available in the market. While users are highly liking the earbuds, some issues are spoiling the user experience. There are numerous problems that users are experiencing on a large scale.

Many Pixel Buds users are taking to online platforms to report issues where they are facing audio cuts, uneven battery drain, and imbalanced audio problems. While Google is addressing users individually, it is unclear whether the issues are hardware or software related.

Those who are experiencing these issues are already on the latest Pixel Buds firmware. However, the tech giant is yet to provide more clarity on the matter. Many users are reporting that the battery drain for the left and right buds is highly uneven.

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Also, the reports suggest that the audio balance gets disturbed and shifts towards the right bud. The audio also cuts, to be precise, at the one minute fifty seconds mark. All this seems strange and users are also wondering what is causing these issues.

Moreover, many users are coming up with workarounds like factory reset, and disconnecting the buds and then reconnecting them manually. Nevertheless, such workarounds are not working for everyone. Users are disappointed and are demanding solutions from Google.

The OEM is even ready to issue replacements to users who are facing these issues on the new Pixel Buds but users are still requesting for a fix without having to return the wireless earphones. This is simply due to the popularity and quality of Google Pixel Buds.


That said, we hope Google addresses these issues on a wider scale and provide solutions soon. We will keep tracking this for developments and provide updates as and when more information becomes available so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (September 17)

IST 05:34 pm: According to a report, Google Pixel Buds users can now rejoice since the new firmware update v552 addresses the audio cutting issues that were faced by users. This new firmware does not bring any other fixes or improvements to the Pixel Buds.

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Deveshwar Bhardwaj

I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.