Like most sides of tech, Apple has a grip on the world of wireless earphones that few companies can dream of competing with. That makes it all the more exciting when someone comes along with a genuine bid for the title, especially when they’re an independent tech expert like Nothing. The Nothing Ear (1) sells out every time it drops which is always a good sign, putting it in the conversation for the best wireless earphones to buy on a budget.

Nothing aims to produce high-end technology that fades into the background: low-key and high-tech is the name of the game. Visually, the Nothing Ear (1) does just that. Its deconstructed aesthetic extends from the transparent fixtures to the charging box — a sure sign of the brand’s mission statement in stripping the pair down to their bare essentials.

But, while bare essentials is a positive visual quality, it’s less desirable when it comes to the sound. Luckily, Nothing Ear (1) is underpinned by a seriously impressive audio range, aided by best-in-class active noise cancellation and transparency modes.

Weighing in at just 4.7g, it’s mind-boggling that the powerful 11.6mm speaker driver functions the way that it does. Best of all, with 34 hours of listening per charge, you won’t get caught out when you’re on the move.

With the white iteration of the earphones setting the pace since their release a few months back, we're excited to see the drop of the new black Nothing Ear (1) earphones. Built with the same attention to audio quality, the all-black pair doubles down on the minimal, industrial aesthetic that characterizes the design.

How to buy Nothing Ear (1) Earphones?

Since its release, the Nothing Ear (1) has been difficult to get hold of, with most securing their pairs at resale. Luckily, though, Nothing has announced weekly drops every Tuesday 12PM EST. You can shop the new stock every week here.

The Nothing Ear (1) retails at $99 and you can shop it here or MR PORTER.

If you're hoping to cop the black pair, head to Browns.

Shop the Nothing Ear (1) below.

Image on Highsnobiety
NothingEar (1)
from $99
(Available at 3 Merchants)
Image on Highsnobiety
NothingEar (1)
Buy at Browns

Want to keep browsing? Head to the Highsnobiety Shop for more products that we love. Highsnobiety has affiliate marketing partnerships, which means we may receive a commission from your purchase.

We Recommend
  • These Are the Best Football Boots to Buy in 2024
    • Sneakers
  • Here's What Your Chain Says About You
    • Accessories
  • The Best New Balance 550 Colorways So Far
    • Sneakers
  • These 1-of-1 Designs Take a Barbour Jacket to New Places
    • Style
  • Devin Booker's First Signature Nike Shoe Is Worth the Wait
    • Sneakers
What To Read Next
  • adidas' Anthony Edwards Basketball Shoe Just Got a Makeover
    • Sneakers
    • sponsored
  • Nike's Incredible Breakdancing Shoe Breaks Into the Sneaker Game
    • Sneakers
  • Nike's Dynamic Air Max Sneakers Are Running Wild
    • Sneakers
  • Nike's Book 1 Sneaker Is Now Even More Delicious
    • Sneakers
  • Birkenstock's Debut Paris Store Is Here to Deliver More Than Trusty Birks (EXCLUSIVE)
    • Style
  • Sabrina Carpenter Is Gen Z’s Queen of Celebrity Fragrance
    • Beauty

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.