Google Pixel Buds Pro: High-end earbuds receive 5-band equaliser with latest software update ↺
Google has shared new firmware for the Pixel Buds Pro, its AirPods Pro and WF-1000XM4 rival that it introduced in May at I/O 2022. Now on firmware version 3.14, the update moves the Pixel Buds Pro up from v2.14, which the earbuds have been running since August. While the new firmware version is rolling out now, you must have v1.0.474476083 of the Pixel Buds app installed before you can upgrade the Pixel Buds Pro to v3.14.
According to Google, the latest update enables a 5-band equaliser within the Pixel Buds app, a huge improvement on what the Pixel Buds Pro has offered until now. Not only does v3.14 allow people to adjust bass, mids and treble independently, but Google has also included six presets adapted by its audio engineers. Unfortunately, the update does not provide fully manual frequency curve adjustment, which would have been nice.
Still, the Pixel Buds Pro retains its equaliser preset even when disconnected from your paired smartphone. Hence, you should be able to use the earbuds with a PC or an iPhone and still benefit from your audio adjustments. Likewise, the same should apply to any Bluetooth-capable device, such as the Nintendo Switch. Moreover, Google claims to have included several other bug fixes and improvements, although it has not specified what all these changes are.