Google Pixel Buds A-Series review: Sounds familiar

The Pixel Buds A-Series come in a great smooth case, which magnetically holds the in-ears in place and charges them when not in use. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There are two colors: Clearly White and Dark Olive. There are three sizes of eartip in the box, whichever color you choose. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Pixel Buds A-Series have a strange protrusion on the top that's designed to hold them in place in your ears - and this sadly can't be removed. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The design and experience is very close to the earlier Pixel Buds 2 - but the A-Series are much cheaper. Google Assistant is baked in more thoroughly too. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The sound is great, but there's little isolation and no active noice-cancellation (ANC), so these in-ears aren't great in busy places. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Smart headphones at a good price, the performance in quiet places is great, but they are let down when it comes to background noise. (image credit: Pocket-lint)