Nothing Ear Stick - Why It Exist

Written by Rahul Makwana


Nothing Ear Stick is priced at Rs 8,499  in India and $99 in the USA.

Build and Design

Nothing Ear Stick is made from 100% plastic. Now used plastic is not cheap at all, it feels and looks premium from when you pick up the buds to start using it.

If I talk about myself,

Any day I will choose better sound quality rather than design, so it’s up to you, what is your highest priority. More I will talk about in the audio section…

Back to the design,

The Nothing Ear Stick has a different case design, but each bud has the same design as the Ear 1 minus the silicon tips.

So yes, Nothing is like, we have already copied the AirPods Pro, so why not copy AirPods this time?

If you like silicon tips then you will hate how Nothing Ear Stick sounds and look but if you don’t like silicon tips and you’re willing to pay a premium for the design then go for it, you won’t regret buying Ear Stick.


You’re paying Rs 8499 and still, you’re not getting ANC which is not cool at all.

Because of the missing silicon tips, you will hear outside noise and if you keep the volume above 60% then the person sitting next to you will also be able to hear what you’re hearing.

The reason is there are no silicon tips to block the music, so it will leak one way or another.

I get it, the Ear Stick has an attractive design but at the end of the day, what matters is its sound quality. You will love the design for one or two days but after that, you will judge the sound.

Now, I don’t even have to talk about the bass because if there are no silicon tips then you won’t get that extra bass. The bass is there but not that great, so if you love to listen to Panjabi music then simply stay away from the Ear Stick.

Also if you love to listen to lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar music then you will fall in love with the Ear Stick.

Features and Functions

Nothing Ear app is now called Nothing X, the reason is, Nothing will add new products, and to manage everything they need a single app

Also, the equalizer design has been changed which looks beautiful but if you’re that person who loves to play around with the sound then you might not like the design of the equalizer.

The problem is,

Nothing didn’t add supports Multi-Device which is not acceptable because this is their second earbud.

One new thing,

Nothing has replaced touch gestures with physical buttons. I don’t know about you but I don’t like it…

The buttons are good too but you will have to press them every single time and because of that, it will mess up the fit.

Call Quality

No changes here, Nothing has added three microphones just like Nothing Ear 1.

So the call quality remains the same but nothing has played around with the software, so you will see a little bit of improvement.

Now, if you’re at home and there is no noise then you will able to hear another person who is on call but the problem is,

If you’re in a crowded place then you will be able to hear another person on call but that other person won’t be able to hear your voice clearly, it will sound like you’re speaking on a big speaker.

Even after having the three speakers and the Rs 8499 price tag, the microphones are not the best, they’re good but the best.


The Charging case will last for 28 hours while each bud will last for 5 to 6 hours depending on how much volume you’re hearing music.

For example, if you keep the buds volume between 50% to 60% then you will get between 5 to 6 hours of battery life but if you keep the volume between 80% to 100% then the battery life will drop to 3.5 to 5 hours.

Also, if you keep the volume to 80% then the music will leak and the person sitting next to you will also enjoy the music, kind of cool, right?

In short, if you can spend extra money to get an attractive design and you’re willing to pay a premium for it then the Nothing Ear Stick is the best option otherwise, it’s better to save Rs 8,499 or $99.


Still, confused, do read my in-depth review of Nothing Ear Stick by tapping down below.

*Images by Tech Spurt