For $150, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Plus supply clear and crisp sound that is appropriate sufficient for informal listening. Compared to final 12 months’s earbuds, the new Galaxy Buds have a two-manner dynamic speaker with a woofer and tweeter, enhancements that Samsung added to enhance the earbuds’ audio capabilities.
But I nonetheless most popular the $130 Echo Buds when it got here to total sound high quality. Amazon’s earbuds usually present extra depth and weight when listening to music, making Samsung’s earbuds sound considerably shallow as compared. You can customise how Samsung’s earbuds sound in the Galaxy Buds Plus companion app, however I usually felt like they sounded finest on “normal” mode anyhow.
The AirPods Pro unsurprisingly sounded richer and extra full-bodied than the Galaxy Buds Plus too, however they’re additionally $100 costlier.
The Galaxy Buds Plus do not supply lively noise cancellation, however they do seal your ear sufficient to adequately block out some noise out of your environment. In this regard, they’re significantly better than Apple’s commonplace $160 AirPods, which do not present any seal. Still, Amazon’s Echo Buds go one step additional than the Galaxy Buds Plus by providing lively noise discount.
Samsung says its new Galaxy Buds can present 11 hours of playback and a further 11 hours of battery life from its charging case. That’s far greater than the battery lifetime of the commonplace AirPods and Echo Buds, each of which offer 5 hours of playback.
I have not had the alternative to use the new Galaxy Buds Plus for 11 consecutive hours, but when Samsung’s claims maintain up then that will imply its new earbuds ought to turn out to be useful throughout lengthy flights. Otherwise, the earbuds supply roughly 22 hours of battery life complete contemplating they get a further 11 hours from the charging case, which roughly places them on par with AirPods and Echo Buds. After utilizing the earbuds for roughly three days, the case had 55% of its battery left.