The latest Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus review of its features and the pros and cons.
Product Name: Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus Plus
Product Description: Quick Charge and Wireless Charging are few of many other Pros in these Truly Wireless earbuds. The sophisticated design makes it one of the lightest earbuds in the market.
Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus is one of the best wireless earbuds compared to the competitive wireless earbuds recently launch. Excellent Battery Life, Seamless pairing, wireless charging, and many other features make these Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus super awesome!
There are few Pro’s that we intend to highlight, but one thing that makes these Samsung Galaxy Earbuds Plus stand out from the rest of the pack is battery life. Eleven hours of uninterrupted playback, yes, you read it right, 11 HOURS! Eleven Hours are by far the best in the market when it comes to battery management. It goes beyond Apple AirPod Pros, Google Pixel Buds, Sennheiser Momentum 2 or the Jabra Elite Active 75t. The battery duration in these earbuds makes it worth the price, and it sets the bar so high that other competitors in the market have a lot of catching up to do. The Galaxy buds also support wireless charging which makes life easy for the user.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus looks the same as its predecessor. Its design does not stick out from the ear, which is convenient for the user. These earbuds are the lightest earbuds you could find in the market, making them more user-friendly. The design prevents the buds from bouncing out while working out, so for users who have an active lifestyle would not have to worry about dropping these while you are jogging or working out in the gym.
These truly wireless earbuds come with touch-sensitive controllers. The sensitivity is commendable, and it allows the frequently used actions without having to go to your phone or any other device.
At the launch of these new Galaxy Earbuds Plus, Samsung emphasized two things. One was the battery, and the other was seamless pairing. They have done justice in that aspect. These earbuds support superfast paring withing 1-3 seconds, which is excellent. Also, This pairing done using Bluetooth 5.0, the latest technology in the market. Also, there are zero syncing delays when it comes to watching videos on Youtube or Netflix. The Vloggers would enjoy these buds. When pairing with a new device, you would not need to go through the hassle of unpairing the first device to pair a new one. You could easily select the Galaxy Earbuds Plus from the Bluetooth devices list and connect seamlessly.
Sometimes you may want to use one earbud, and fortunately, the Samsung Galaxy Earbuds Plus gives you the option of using either earbud independently as you wish. You wouldn’t get this luxury if you choose to buy the Jabra Elite Active 75t. There are few cool new features, which can be activated and controlled from the app as well. The app gives the option of letting you know when you get a notification on the phone. Also, by any chance, if you are struggling to locate the buds, you could use the Find by Earbuds function on the app, which can trigger a chirping sound from the buds.
There are few cool new features, which can be activated and controlled from the app as well. The app gives the option of letting you know when you get a notification on the phone. Also, by any chance, if you are struggling to locate the buds, you could use the Find by Earbuds function on the app, which can trigger a chirping sound from the buds.
Looking at the Con’s in these new Galaxy Earbuds plus, there is one big disappointment. It only has an IP rating of 2, which means it can only resist up to droplets falling at an angle of 15 degrees. This rating could be a huge let off, especially for fitness fanatics who have an active lifestyle. Jogging in the rain could prove to you costly if water droplets creep and the buds get affected. This rating is a massive let-off compared to other truly wireless earbuds in the same price range such as the Google Pixel Buds 2 or the Jabra Elite Active 75t which supports at least an IP 4 rating or higher. Surprisingly, Samsung opted to go for a lower rating given the competition out there.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ does not have active noise cancellation, but it does have very good passive noise cancellation, which helps you enjoy isolation from exterior disturbances.
The touch button on earbuds works seamlessly. The primary functions are as below,
Touch Buttons Functions
These are the actions that come with these earbuds. However, the customizable option would help you have the Digital Assistant or Volume control, etc. if you chose Volume Control, both earbuds sync for that action only. Customizability is quite good but it’s not the same level you get with the Sennheiser Momentum 2 app. The Galaxy Earbuds Plus works with Google Assistant and Siri. These sync seamlessly with any Samsung Android device, but they could show a bit of lag in syncing when it comes to IOS devices.
Also, there is an experimental action which you can activate from the app. It is the double-tap on the edge of the earbud. Double-tap on left earbud, you can turn the volume down, while double-tap on the right earbud, you can turn the volume up. This option does not work all the time; hence it is not recommended.
These earbuds come with passive noise cancelation. Although it’s not as good as active noise Cancelation, the Samsung Galaxy earbuds plus does an excellent job of drowning the exterior noises. The users can enjoy undisturbed music anywhere. Yet, it is no where close to what you get with active noise cancellation which is used in Apple AirPod Pro’s or the Sennheiser Momentum 2.
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You can control your ambient sound input from the app. There are three settings of low, mid, and high. The three microphones used in the earbuds give a very high intensity when you choose the high setting in the app.
By far, the best feature in the earbuds is battery performance. A whopping 11 hours of nonstop music playback makes these earbuds the best in the market. The battery capacity is a huge leap forward from its predecessor, which had far less usage capacity. It is also better than the Jabra Elite Active 75t or the Google Pixel Buds 2. Samsung has increased the capacity without changing any of its original designs which is quite an achievement. The battery management is impressive that it sets the bar so high for its competitors.
The call time, however, is seven and a half hours, which is still high compared to other models in the market, which are in the same price range.
The battery life in these truly wireless earbuds is what makes the Samsung Galaxy Earbuds Plus worth the money. It is undoubtedly the best when it comes to power management. The lightweight earbuds also make it convenient for the easy while excellent sensitivity in the controls makes life easy for the user.
However, the biggest let-off is its IP rating, which is lower compared to its other competitors in the market. But, if you are not a person who goes jogging in the rain, it should be fine. The audio quality is good even though the base could have been a bit more prominent. The price tag of 149$ is worthy enough for these earbuds.