It feels as though Samsung has finally got it right with the Galaxy Buds, and they characterize critical competition for the Apple AirPods by way of design, sound, and ease of use. We loved the pearlescent effect on the buds outer housing and the sleek design of the case, and we found they felt comfy and safe.
These true wi-fi earbuds sport starkly totally different designs from each other. Samsung’s have a playful, sensible design while Apple applies its minimalist philosophy to the up to date AirPods. As its greater price would suggest, AKG’s true wi-fi earbuds are the marginally more premium of the two pairs. They’ve got higher IPX7 water resistance which means they should survive being fully submerged, in comparison with the IPX3 that the Galaxy Buds Plus have.
The buds themselves have six hours battery life, while the charging case offers an extra seven – fairly good for true wi-fi buds. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Buds look very engaging, with a slick all-white design comprising two earbuds and a charging case.
Additionally, you canwirelessly cost the Galaxy Buds with appropriate phones using Wireless PowerShare or utilizing a QI-compatible wireless charging pad. Additionally, the Galaxy Buds’ quick charging capabilities fall in need of Apple’s truly wi-fi ‘buds. Just quarter-hour in the case for the Buds grants 1.7 of playback; nonetheless, the quarter-hour of charging the AirPods 2 results in roughly three hours of playback. Ultimately it is dependent upon the way you prioritize your utilization, but as far as standalone playback goes, Samsung wins this round. Just like our Sony WH-1000XM3 vs. Bose QC 35 II characteristic, we’re going to work from the outside in with this comparison, which means hardware first.
Virtually all new true wireless earbuds are transport with a minimum of IPX4 these days. Apple contains wireless charging capabilities by default with its AirPods Pro noise canceling true wi-fi earbuds.
However, the Galaxy Buds actually shine when it comes to bass frequencies, which becomes much more obvious whenever you hearken to bassy tracks like Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury A Friend’. On tracks like this, using air-displacing dynamic drivers means that you can virtually really feel the sub bass thumping in your chest – uncommon for true wireless earbuds. On the back of the case, there’s a USB-C charger port – the Galaxy Buds come with a USB cable so you’ll be able to charge the case.
The Galaxy Buds are a strong first enterprise into the wi-fi earphone market from Samsung. They join quickly and simply to iOS and Android units (plus the rest with a Bluetooth connection), are mild, snug and secure within the ear, and produce good sound quality. But the place the Galaxy Buds excel over AirPods is how their case could be charged wirelessly. This means I can place it on the same charger I use for my iPhone X, and the battery is topped up.
They’re also noise-cancelling, which isn’t the case with the Galaxy Buds Plus. Somewhat disappointingly, Samsung has elected to leave water-resistance on the Galaxy Buds+ the same as the Galaxy Buds, which is to say, it’s IPX2. That’s going to be fine for the occasional sweaty exercise, but not much more.
Are Samsung earbuds good?
Yes, these true wireless earbuds are still an excellent choice for Android users, specifically for Samsung Galaxy S10 owners. The earbuds are remarkably comfortable to wear for hours at a time even with glasses.