To play Robin to the imminent arrival of a new Batman, Nothing has announced the Black version of the Nothing Ear (2). Identical to the existing Ear (2), except for its dark intentions and the addition of a couple of new features via the Nothing X app. First to be released is a 8-band parametric EQ over the more basic 3-band graphic EQ that already exists on the app and this will allow users to customise their sound to a much higher degree. Parametric EQs are more advanced, offering precise control over the bandwidth of frequencies that need boost or cut and you can feel like Pharell Williams behind the mixing console. Soon enough, Nothing will also be enhancing the ANC with an additional 20db of attenuation and that would address one of the biggest gripes we had with the Ear (2). Designed to work seamlessly with the Nothing Phone (2) that will be arriving soon, the same great UI continues to impress along with dual connection, adaptive ANC and personalised sound profiles. As always, there’s nothing to hide here and the transparent hardware still steals the show and gets the looks.