Samsung Galaxy Buds

8.2
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A true pair of wireless earbuds from Samsung, the ear pods from Apple have officially met the competition. Super easy to charge since they come with a wireless charging case. The case provides you a recharge of up to seven hours of battery life. Samsung has created one of the best ear buds on the market ensuring that phone calls can be placed. It will be easy to take a phone call since the Samsung Galaxy Buds have adaptive dual mic technology. Samsung partnered with AKG to create a premium sound. It even comes with a volume driver so you can control the range of sound that you want to hear. The earbuds pair with with both Android and Apple iOS compatible devices via Bluetooth connection. So most all devices can easily connect.

One of the key main features is just what you want to hear you can control how much surrounding noise you want to hear with Ambient Aware. Quick Ambient Mode allows you to hear outside noise with a quick click. Listen in on the co-workers, listen to the cars driving by and then shut it off and just listen to the music or that podcast. If you like bass you will get bass with these, the sound quality is top of the line. If you decide you want to change it up or perhaps you are a loyal Samsung customer, then you are in luck with this pair of earbuds.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

The best Bluetooth connectivity at 5.0 

Great battery life

Wireless charging capabilities 

Dual-Microphone 

Ambient sound mode to create noise cancelling

Great Bass and sound quality 

Cons

Water-resistant but IPX2 rating

Lacks internal storage 

Not always a stable connection

Activities
Activities

Activities

These are everyday earbuds, they can be worn from the gym, on the commute and in the office. Basically anywhere you want to take them they will work out perfectly. It's an all day pair of ear buds and with as much comfort as these have you will be ready to keep them in all day.

Not only can you wear these in the office, they are exceptional for a runner or an athlete. They are perfect for a runner since they are wireless and the ear buds don't move. A secure pair of earbuds for a run or a gym session is just what these are. These are lightweight so you won't need to worry about going to the gym or going on a long run.
Basic Features
Basic Features

Basic Features

Get up to six hours of battery life with an additional seven hours from the case that is a wireless charger. The wireless charger will give you a full seven hours. A strong battery life is one of the basic features on the Samsung Galaxy Buds. Along with a great battery life is premium sound Tuned by AKG. If you are looking for bass you will get it here. The wireless charger is a case for the earbuds and a charger.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds come with three adjustable ear tip and wingtip sizes right from the box. This will ensure maximum comfort. A slim and compact case makes it easy to put these into a pocket and go.
Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

The best Bluetooth capability around comes Bluetooth 5.0. This is one of the advanced features and one of the most important. There is also the feature of Ambient Aware where you can decide if you want noise cancellation headphones or not. The headphones make it easy to turn on noise cancellation or turn it off. It will be easy to decide if you want outside noise or nothing.

It's also easy to adjust the level of sound, you can choose from bass boost, soft, dynamic, clear, or treble boost.

Water resistant with an IPX2 technology you won't need to worry about any sweat during a sweat session or a small amount of water. The rating is a little lower than other ear buds but you can still be safe with a little bit of sweat. Just make sure they stay out of water.
Sound Quality
Sound Quality

Sound Quality

Samsung Galaxy Buds come with some of the best sound quality around. A premium sound tuned by AKG, an optimized driver offers substantial bass, while a volume driver gives you a wider range of sound this allows for the best of both worlds and if you like a loud bass you are in luck with these.

Control how much surrounding noise you want with Ambient Aware. Quick Ambient Mode lets you hear traffic going by, listen in at the gym on others or hear the co-worker talk. A few people have mentioned that they could hear too much with the Ambient Mode setting. This setting also only works with both ear buds in at the same time. This option is hard to find in most headphones so definitely take advantage of it. It's easy to switch onto full music and bass or switch over to hear some noise.
Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

It's so easy to use the the Galaxy Buds since they pair well with almost every device, including the Android and iOS Apple devices. They are compatible via Bluetooth connection, since these have some of the best Bluetooth connection. Automatic sync and voice command and Siri will easily connect. There are no need for any wires as these work solely on wireless. There is even a wireless charging case.

The earbuds connect with a tablet, phone or a computer, so it doesn't matter how you want to connect but you can easily connect. Built-in microphone allows you to take phone calls and communicate anytime. It's easy to answer a quick call and to speak with the Samsung Galaxy Buds.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

These are an all-plastic design, the Samsung Galaxy Buds are a slim, lightweight fit. The edgeless shape of the earbuds ensure a comfortable fit inside of the ear.
Three adjustable ear tip and wingtip sizes to ensure you can find the best fit for each size of ear. Switch out the ear tip and wingtip to find the right fit for the office or the gym, but rest assured they will have an optimal fit.
Style
Style

Style

Choose black or choose white and find the right color for you. The ear buds are a little on the bigger side depending on the ear tip size that you use. However they plug right into the ear and it almost looks seamless like it's a part of the look and style of the person. A beautiful case that is easy to use and take on the go with you. The best part about the case is that it recharges the ear buds on the go. The case is also small enough to put into a pocket on a pair of jeans.

A few did mention that the style is bulky, but it really depends on what you are looking for. These are just ear buds, nothing else but an ear bud and they look different than the Air pods so it may just be that you need to get used to them.
Durability
Durability

Durability

A pair of ear buds that you can take with you all day and all night and be certain that they will last. These were designed with activity in mind and with that said they are made to withstand long days and long workouts. Cable-free and even when you charge them they are cable-free this helps to ensure that you don't need to worry about cables hanging around or anything to happen while on the go.

Water-resistant and sweat-resistant but be careful not to get stuck in a downpour of a storm. The water-resistant rating is IPX2 for these earbuds, which not the highest rating but they will withhold some water and sweat. It definitely includes a technology that ensures sweat-resistant for those long runs or workouts.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Very easy to use and control for volume and incoming and outgoing calls. Music or a podcast whatever you are listening to will automatically pause as soon as you take these off the ears. It's also easy to resume with a quick touch when you place them back on the ears. It's easy to switch tracks or adjust the volume with just a quick touch on the earbud. The touch controls are easy to use, quick and responsive.

Unfortunately you cannot store music on these, which was a downside for some if you don't have a phone, table or computer near by. Basically they do not have any internal storage. But overall the ease of use is very simple and easy given that they connect to all devices and Android and Apple users. They are very easy to pair as soon as you open up the case. The compact case is another positive feature when it comes to ease of use, the case will fit into a pocket and can be very easy to take on the go.
Power Source
Power Source

Power Source

One of the best features on the Samsung Galaxy Buds is the battery life. Power on and go with your life, these feature thirteen hours of battery life. If you are on the go and need a charge, the case doubles as a wireless charging case and will give you another seven hours of battery life with a quick charge. The case will give you a quick 15 minute charge and it will last you over an hour. This is great for anyone that needs a quick charge. Once the wireless case has no charge left you can charge up with the USB cable.

The wireless charging case also lights up so you can see the progress of the charge and how much battery life the earbuds have.
Price
Price

Price

The Samsung Galaxy Buds are priced below the Apple Airpods. Priced at just under $130, however some mentioned that they only work really well with Samsung devices. So while the price might be great for a wireless ear bud, they may only be worth it if you have a Samsung device.

There were also some used options available online if you decide you want to grab them at under $100. It could be a good option if you are on a budget. Regardless you are still getting a charging case included in that cost, which could make it worth the investment. Many agree that these are better than the Airpods simply for the battery life and overall comfort level and on top of that the price is less.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Up to 13 hours of battery life and battery life on the go
- Charging case provides 7 hours of battery life
- A quick 15 minute charge will give you over an hour of playtime for a last minute charge
- IPX2 water and sweat resistant
- Quick and easy to control and answer calls
- Pairs with Andriod and iOS Apple products
- Ambient Aware to control how much outside noise you want in
- AKG premium sound gives a range of sound
- Three adjustable ear tip and wingtip sizes
- Bluetooth connection with Android and iOS. Android 5.0 connection
- Voice command and Siri
- Small case can easily fit into a pocket
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

A solid price for a pair of wireless earbuds but keep in mind that most have mentioned these being best used with Samsung products. They of course pair with iOS devices but many mentioned that the connectivity is not as great. Despite that fact they will provide you with a great amount of bass and sound quality to last all day long and keep you going. The battery life and wireless case are worth the investment by themselves since it's some of the best on the market.

If you are planning to use these to make phone calls all day you might want to reconsider because the microphone is not great. They are fine for a quick phone call here and there but not for constant phone calls. The bass and the music are definitely top quality. Many have mentioned the Samsung Galaxy Buds being the most under rated since there is not a lot of hype around them, but between the sound quality, battery life and decent price or the technology people should start paying more attention to this product.