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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.

  1. Feature: Sweat and Water Resistant Bluetooth® 5.0
    • Feature:

    • 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

  2. What is in the box: Buds Carrying / Charging Case
    • What is in the box:

    • Buds Carrying / Charging Case

    • USB 'C' Cable

    • Ear bud rubber tips for differ sizes of ears

    • User's Manual

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

  4. Back View of the Buds Spatial Vent Connectors for Charging the Battery when in the carrier / charging case
    • 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

  5. Microphone port.  One on each side, and opposite one another. Spatial vent / grounded mesh IR Detector for in ear detection
    • Microphone port. One on each side, and opposite one another.

    • Spatial vent / grounded mesh

    • IR Detector for in ear detection

  6. 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
    • 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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  8. 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
    • 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

  9. Closeup view of the Touch Sensor Flex PCB
    • Closeup view of the Touch Sensor Flex PCB

  10. Closeup view of the bottom side of the Main PCB DSP Group - DS18B - Audio DSP
  11. Closeup view of some of the components on the bottom side of the Main PCB DSP Group - DS18B - Audio DSP ST Micro - STM32L431RC6 MCU
  12. Closeup view of the top side of the Main PCB TI - BQ25150 - Battery Charge and Power Management
    • 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.

  13. Closeup view some the components on the top side of the Main PCB BES Technic - BES 2300 - Bluetooth Radio TI - BQ25150 - Battery Charge and Power Management
  14. Closeup view of the speaker Diaphragm Speaker Coil with Speaker magnet removed
    • 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

  15. MEMS Microphone
    • 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

  16. 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
    • 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

  17. Closeup view of the Battery
    • Closeup view of the Battery

    • Varta, CR1240, Li-Ion 3.7V, 0.2Wh

  18. 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
    • 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

  19. Teardown Exploded View of the Google Pixel Buds 2
    • Teardown Exploded View of the Google Pixel Buds 2

    • Before and After

Robert Shuler

Member since: 03/12/2019

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3 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

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

trFixer - Reply

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