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Introduction

A look inside the Google Pixel Buds 2

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Google Pixel Buds 2, use our service manual.

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    • Features:

    • Sweat and Water Resistant

    • Bluetooth® 5.0

    • Spatial vent for in-ear pressure reduction and spatial awareness

    • Dual beamforming microphones / Voice detecting accelerometer

    • Up to 5 hours of listening time and up to 2.5 hours of talk time

    • Capacitive touch sensors / Dual IR proximity sensors

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    • What is in the box:

    • Buds Carrying / Charging Case

    • USB 'C' Cable

    • Ear bud rubber tips for different sizes of ears

    • User's Manual

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    • Open the Google Pixel Buds Charging / Carrier case to locate the Buds

    • Once the Google Pixel Buds have been removed, and we can get a closer look at the Buds.

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    • Back View of the Buds

    • Spatial Vent

    • Connectors for Charging the Battery when in the carrier / charging case

    • IR Detector for detecting when the buds are in the charging case or in the ear

    • IR Detector for detecting when the bud is in the ear

    • Grounded Metal Grid sound chamber cover

    • Closeup view of the Grounded Metal Grid

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    • Microphone port. One on each side, and opposite one another.

    • Spatial vent / grounded mesh

    • IR Detector for in ear detection

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    • Since the Google Pixel Buds are made of plastic and are glued together, the only way in was to cut into the Google Pixel Bud. This is a destructive teardown

    • Once in, we are able to get our first look at the Google Pixel Bud's electronics. The stack up the Google Pixel Bud is as follows:

    • Touch Sensor

    • Main Circuit board

    • Battery

    • Speaker

    • Microphones

    • Charging and in Ear IR Detectors (not shown)

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    • View of the electronics when removed from the Google Pixel Bud Enclosure

    • Flex PCB based Touch Sensor

    • Main PCB. Contains MCU, Bluetooth Radio, Audio Processing, Power Management, and Sensors

    • Battery

    • MEMS Microphones

    • Speaker Coil, Speaker Magnet, and Speak Diaphragm.

    • Grounded metal grid sound channel cover

    • IR Detector for in ear detections

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    • Closeup view of the Touch Sensor Flex PCB

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    • Closeup view of the top side of the Main PCB

    • TI - BQ25150 - Battery Charge and Power Management

    • BES Technic - BES 2300 - Bluetooth Radio

    • Unknown Device - +7048/A5A59AB - May be the Accelerometer and Gyroscope used for voice detection. Please leave a comment if you know this device

    • Unknown Device - T 9 51 - Could be Flash Memory or RAM. Please leave a comment if you know this device

    • Unknown Device - SR 009 - Could be Flash Memory or RAM. Please leave a comment if you know this deviceNew line.

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    • Closeup view of the speaker Diaphragm

    • Speaker Coil with Speaker magnet removed

    • Speaker is ported to increase bass. Port area wraps around the outside of the speaker

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    • MEMS Microphone

    • Could not cross reference the Microphone Part Number, but it appears to be a Goertek Part. Please leave a comment if you happen to know this component

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    • Closeup view of the IR Detectors. Could not cross reference part numbers to a manufacture. Please leave a comment if you happen to know this component

    • IR Detectors are used to detect when the Bud is in the ear or in the charger

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    • Closeup view of the Battery

    • Varta, CP1240 A3, Li-Ion 3.7V, 0.2Wh

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    • Closeup view of the magnet that to holds the Bud in the charger. The magnet located is below the speaker in the sound chamber area

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    • Teardown Exploded View of the Google Pixel Buds 2

    • Before and After

Robert Shuler

Member since: 03/12/2019

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24 Comments

Great teardown, I can see the effort and finesse that it took., Great job.

Steve Profit - Reply

Great job, better than iFixit!

pcbdata - Reply

Bru this is iFixit

Shmethan Shmichael -

Looks great…did you pop open the case as well?

trFixer - Reply

I would also like to see teardown of the case.

Nick Knudson -

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