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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro – Review

Review of Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless Earbuds.

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is the best pair of truly wireless earbuds produced by Samsung. The brand-new version comes with amazing features and a few tweaks to the design. These buds sit amongst the very best truly wireless earbuds that are already on the market.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro - Review and Rating

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro - Pros and Cons

However, there are always pros and cons when it comes to any product. With the higher price tag, there is a lot of expectation. Are those expectations met with this new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro? Does it pose a threat to the Apple Airpods Pro? What are the unique features of the new Galaxy Buds Pro? You can find the answers to these questions and a detailed review of all the other features. We will also compare each aspect with the rest of the truly wireless earbuds in the market so that you would get a better idea of what you are buying. as always, we have tried and tested for a few days and it different condition to see how these buds perform and this review is based on the tests which were carried out independently. We hope to help to make the correct purchase decision.

Welcome to yet another review of brand new truly wireless earbuds. It is the latest Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. After a couple low budget truly wireless earbuds, Samsung has finally entered the big league with their first truly wireless earbuds with fully functioning Active Noise Cancelation. The price and the features would challenge the Apple Airpods pro which came out some time back. Their previous model, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, came out a few months back. It had a unique design and it also came with partial Active Noise Cancelation. However, the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has better quality, and it is priced a lot higher as well.

Positives​

Intelligent Active Noise Cancelation

The three built-in microphones do a good job in keeping out noise. It is much better than the previous model, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live.

IPX7 water resistance rating

The two major features of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are its active noise cancellation and IPX7 waterproofing, this is by far the highest rating achieved by Samsung so far when it comes to truly wireless earbuds.

SmartThings Find

This is another unique feature that helps the user to find the location of the bud.

Auto Switch Feature

This is another unique feature you get with the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.

Quick charge + Wireless Charging

. In the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, five minutes in the charging case would give 1 hour of playback time for the buds.

Bluetooth 5.0

Ambient Sound

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes with Ambient Sound control.

Voice Detect

This feature is used to instantly switch from ANC to Ambient sound when it hears your voice.

Noise-free calls

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has three microphones. These buds drown out the noise which allows the user to enjoy undisturbed high-quality calls anywhere in the world

Dolby Head Tracking + Dolby Atmos

The user will have a more realistic experience with the help of Dolby Head tracking technology.

Buds Together

This allows you to connect two Galaxy Buds Pro buds to the same device at the same time.

Nagative

No hand free support for Google Assistant or Siri

One drawback is that few of these features does not support other Android devices or Apple devices.

Unavailability of the Samsung Wearables app for other devices

To enjoy the full range of features in the Samsung Galaxy Pro, you need to have access to the updated Samsung Wearables mobile application.

Uncomfortable fit

The fit is one of the most important factors when it comes to truly wireless earbuds. Well, despite their modern design, the earbuds point out of your ear which makes them look big and uncomfortable.

Highly quality audio for Samsung Galaxy devices, but not so for other devices

Pros

Intelligent Active Noise Cancelation

The three built-in microphones do a good job in keeping out noise. It is much better than the previous model, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. It is right up there amongst the best Noise Canceling truly wireless earbuds that are already there in the market. after using these in different conditions, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro was able to drastically reduce the sounds of industrial fans, moving vehicles trains, etc. however, sharp noises such as radio did not get filtered when it is played in the background. But the background noise must be very loud for it to creep through.

They are good enough that you will not be able to hear any conversations in another room, but anything louder than someone speaking will creep through the ANC. Another big advantage of active noise cancellation is audio amplification – also known as audio passthrough – that can be activated by pressing and holding the touch capacitive button. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro can feed the outside noises into your ears, by amplifying sound by 20db. This mode is ideal to use in the train station so that you can conveniently listen to music while waiting for your train to be called over the loudspeaker.

 

IPX7 water resistance rating

The two major features of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are its active noise cancellation and IPX7 waterproofing, this is by far the highest rating achieved by Samsung so far when it comes to truly wireless earbuds. The previous Samsung Galaxy Buds models have only been IPX2 or IPX4 water-resistant. That meant that they were only good enough to withstand few drops of rain or a bit of sweat, so you did not have the luxury to wear these in the rain or during a high-intensity workout session.

With the water-resistance of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro would survive for 30 minutes while been submerged in water up to 1 meter. You have nothing to worry about having a jog in a slight drizzle or cleaning them off from water. This was a much-needed upgrade for Samsung, for them to compete with the big guns.

 

SmartThings Find

This is another unique feature that helps the user to find the location of the bud. The SmartThings find to show you a map of where your devices are, even when they are offline and disconnected from Bluetooth. Even though many truly wireless earbuds have tracking features, but to track those buds, it must be connected to the device through Bluetooth. If your Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro were to be stolen, you could still track down the buds where they are.

Auto Switch Feature

This is another unique feature you get with the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. How these feature works are if you are listening to music via your Galaxy Tab and you suddenly receive a call via your Samsung Galaxy phone, the Auto Switch feature will automatically switch to the phone for the phone call, and then re-connect back to the tablet after the call is done. It makes life convenient for the user.

Quick charge + Wireless Charging

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Quick charge feature has become a quite common feature amongst all major brands in the truly wireless earbuds. In the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, five minutes in the charging case would give 1 hour of playback time for the buds. All other previous Samsung Galaxy Buds models came with a wireless charging option. The new Galaxy Buds Pro also has the feature, and it is convenient for users who own power-sharing enabled smartphones.

 

Bluetooth 5.0

Most of the truly wireless earbuds come with Bluetooth 5.0. which is the benchmark amongst all top brands. Bluetooth 5.0 allows these buds to have a connectivity range of more than 40 ft which is more than enough for the user.

Ambient Sound

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes with Ambient Sound control. It allows you to wear the buds while having a conversation with another person. You can hear voices with good clarity and in real-time. The intelligent algorithm increases the volume of the environment through four levels, making sure you do not miss out on any discussion.

Voice Detect

This feature is used to instantly switch from ANC to Ambient sound when it hears your voice. For example, if you are in a restaurant using ANC to block outside noise, if you wish to give an order, the Galaxy Buds Pro will automatically turn off Active Noise Cancelation when you speak. These intelligent Active Noise Canceling buds turn down to allow undisturbed conversation, even if you are using Ambient Mode or have ANC turned off. It lowers the volume of your music and while focusing the microphone on the person speaking to you. 

Noise-free calls

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has three microphones. These buds drown out the noise which allows the user to enjoy undisturbed high-quality calls anywhere in the world. Apart from the three mics, there is a voice pickup unit to increase the quality. The design has a low protrusion, and the wish shield helps the buds to keep away outside noise.

Dolby Head Tracking + Dolby Atmos

The user will have a more realistic experience with the help of Dolby Head tracking technology. It follows your head movement and opens up a whole new dimension for the user. The Dolby Atmos technology increases the quality of the audio output which adds more value for the buds.

Buds Together

This is a unique feature of the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. This allows you to connect two Galaxy Buds Pro buds to the same device at the same time. This is ideal for the user to share music or even watch a movie with another friend.

Cons

No hand free support for Google Assistant or Siri

The Samsung Galaxy Pro truly wireless buds has some exciting features. One drawback is that few of these features does not support other Android devices or Apple devices. This feature is one of them. You have the luxury of using Bixby without any touch on the buds or the phone, but it must be a Samsung Galaxy device. This could be a concern for consumers who do not use Samsung Galaxy Devices.

Unavailability of the Samsung Wearables app for other devices

To enjoy the full range of features in the Samsung Galaxy Pro, you need to have access to the updated Samsung Wearables mobile application. Unfortunately, the updated Samsung Wearable app is not available for other Samsung devices and Apple devices.

Uncomfortable fit

The fit is one of the most important factors when it comes to truly wireless earbuds. Well, despite their modern design, the earbuds point out of your ear which makes them look big and uncomfortable. Wearing these earbuds to bed or for a longer time would be uncomfortable and painful at worst. The design is such they lack a way to stay locked into your ear, they keep shifting from time to time, which means you’ll have to readjust them or else the seal will weaken, and noise cancellation will slowly go away.

Highly quality audio for Samsung Galaxy devices, but not so for other devices

The same issue we mentioned earlier. These buds provide excellent audio quality for the Samsung Galaxy devices. When it comes to other devices, the quality goes down a bit. If it is not a Samsung Galaxy Device, the sound will be transmitted over SBC or AAC. There is a notable difference when you listen to audio on a Samsung Galaxy device and any other device.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro - Design and Durability

The new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes in three color variants. Phantom Violet, Phantom Black, and Phantom Silver are the three colors. Those three colors match perfectly with the new Samsung Galaxy S21. The bugs have a glossy rich finish, just like the previous model, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. The funnel design is quite long, and it makes the buds jut out your ears. This could be awkward to use especially on the bed.

The dimension of the buds is bigger than its predecessor, the Galaxy Buds Live. each bud weighs about 6.3g which is noticeably light compared to most other truly wireless earbuds. Each bud is equipped with touch-capacitive controls and two more microphones with a wind guard that reduces ambient noise when you are in a noisy environment. Each bud comes with an 11mm woofer and 6.5mm tweeter to give you a great audio experience.

The durability is high on these new Galaxy Buds Pro. It has a water resistance rating of IPX7, which is the highest amongst all the Galaxy Buds series. The previous model had lower ratings. These new Galaxy Buds Pro would survive for 30 minutes while been submerged in water up to 1 meter. These can be worn during a high-intensity workout or even a jog during a drizzle. This was a much-needed upgrade for Samsung, for them to compete with other major brands.

Control and Digital Assistant

The Galaxy Buds Pro comes with touch-capacitive controls. It is easy to learn the basic controls which are not fully customizable. The default controls are as follows.

Touch Buttons Functions

One Tap

play/pause your music

Double Tap

skip to the next song or answers/ends a call

Triple Tap

To go back to the previous track

Tap and Hold

skip to the previous track

That last command can be customized, but for this, you need the updated Samsung Wearable app to do so. This means this feature is only available for consumers who use Samsung Galaxy Devices.

When it comes to digital assistance, the Galaxy Buds Pro has hands-free access to digital assistance only for Bixby. This is again another let down for consumer who does not have a Samsung Galaxy device.

App and Special Features

The Samsung Wearables app is used with the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. It comes with some exciting features. The app provides customization up to a certain extent. You can customize the “touch and hold” control from the default setting.

There are few exciting new features for the user. The SmartThings find is one of the unique features. It shows you a map of where your devices are, even when they are offline and disconnected from Bluetooth. Most truly wireless earbuds which come with a designated app has a tracking feature, but to track those buds, it must be connected to the device through Bluetooth. If your Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro were to be stolen, and the buds are disconnected from your device or even switched off, you could still track down the buds where they are.

Auto Switch feature is another unique feature you get with the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. How these feature works are if you are listening to music on one Samsung Galaxy device and you suddenly receive a call on your other Samsung Galaxy device, the Auto Switch feature will automatically switch to the device for the phone call, and then re-connect back to the previous device you were using to listen to music after the call is done. This makes it convenient for the user. But, you have to use Samsung devices to enjoy this feature.

Another unique feature of the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is the “Buds Together”. This allows you to connect two Galaxy Buds Pro buds to the same device at the same time. This is ideal for the user to share music or even watch a movie with another friend.

 

Audio Quality

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is a certain upgrade from all its predecessors. The audio is engineered by AKG which is a subsidiary of Harman. These new Galaxy Buds Pro have a balanced audio quality that doesn’t boast too much in the trebles or too much in the bass. It provides the almost perfect balance, but they are a bit lacking some clarity in the mids and highs. The soundstage is not that prominent too.

This means that you will be able to hear both the bass lines in a classic rock song as well as the hi-hats, but the sounds will only have two-dimensional directionality. The result is pretty much like an ordinary walkman, it does not quite make you go “wow” as some higher-end earbuds would. Fortunately, the Samsung Wearable app does allow you to go in and adjust the sound however you like but it does improve the soundstage into a wider experience. However, that could change when Samsung introduces 360 Audio support later this year, which will bring a theater-like experience to the buds.

Each bud comes with an 11mm woofer and 6.5mm tweeter which provide a good enough audio experience for the user. The buds are equipped with BCM 43015 chipset and RTOS operating system.

Noise Cancelation

The Samsung Galaxy Bud Pro comes with intelligent active noise cancelation. It is by far the most advanced noise-canceling technology introduced by Samsung for its Galaxy bud’s series. This new Galaxy Buds Pro comes with three built-in microphones which help the Galaxy Buds Pro do a much better job of drowning out the noise than its predecessors.

During testing in our home for a few days, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro was able to do a great job in minimizing the common sounds which occur inside a house. However, it failed to keep away high-pitched noises such as loud laughs or even musical instruments. Considering all these factors is it fair to say that the intelligent active noise canceling technology in these Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is good, but it is not as good as the higher-grade noise-canceling buds in the market.

On the other hand of ANC, you get Ambient Mode. This can be accessed by pressing and holding the touch-capacitive panel (if you are in default setting) The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro would take outside audio and feed it into your ears. The sound will be amplified by as much as 20db, which makes life easier for the users.

Battery and Performance

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes with decent battery life. Samsung guarantees five hours of uninterrupted playback on one cycle. If you switch off active noise cancelation you will get eight hours of playback time. This is a downgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Buds plus, which offered 11 hours of playback. However, given the new features and all sensors in the new buds, it is still good enough. The Galaxy Buds Pro supports fast charging and five minutes on the charging case would give you one hour of playback. Fast charging is enabled via the USB-C port, but wireless charging is also available, although it’s a bit slower.

Galaxy Buds Pro Charging Case

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes with a newly designed charging case. It is compact, which is perfect when you want to put it into your pocket. Like the previous models, this too has a status LED on both the inside and outside of the case that turns green, yellow, and red depending on how much battery is left in the case. The charging case can provide an additional 13 hours if you have active noise cancelation turned on. If you turn off active noise cancelation and you can get up to 20 hours of battery life from the case.

Call Quality and Connectivity

These buds do a much better job when you compare them with the previous Samsung Galaxy buds. When we tested with other colleagues, they said we sounded alright while using the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. However, it is not as same as talking through the phone microphone. Then again none of the other major truly wireless earbuds have reached much higher quality. The three microphones make it much clearer and easier to communicate compared to most other truly wireless earbuds in the market.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds pro uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology for connectivity. The range goes up to 40ft and it stays connects inside a 1000 sq. Ft. apartment. There is no visible lag when it comes to video streaming. We ran tests on both YouTube and Netflix. The high-definition videos work just fine with these buds.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

These buds do a much better job when you compare them with the previous Samsung Galaxy buds. When we tested with other colleagues, they said we sounded alright while using the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. However, it is not as same as talking through the phone microphone. Then again none of the other major truly wireless earbuds have reached much higher quality. The three microphones make it much clearer and easier to communicate compared to most other truly wireless earbuds in the market.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Live

The Galaxy Buds Live comparison with the new Galaxy Buds Pro is an easier one. The Galaxy Buds Live’s only win point is its comfortability when it comes to the design. The batter life is a touch higher with an additional hour on the Galaxy Buds Live. In all other aspects, the Galaxy Buds Pro is above its predecessor.

Final Say

It is fair to say Samsung has finally entered the big league. Before this, all their truly wireless earbuds have been budget products targeting the average users. But the new Galaxy Buda Pro certainly poses a challenge to other major brands. However, there are still certain things Samsung must work on. Things like compatibility when it comes to other Android Devices. All in all, it is fair to these buds provide enough and more value to money.

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Product Name: Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Product Description: The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has an improved its quality by adding intelligent Active Noise Cancelation. Without ANC the battery lasts for 8 hours and another 20 hours from the charging case. With ANC switched on, the battery will last up to 5 hours and the charging case will provide another 13 hours. It also supports wireless charging which is a big bonus and it also has a quick charge facility.

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Summary

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 6 has a similar design and is powered by Dolby Atmos audio and many other new features. These are a few reasons, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro would be a success in the truly wireless earbuds market.

 

 

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Pros

  • Intelligent Active Noise Cancelation
  • IPX7 water resistance rating

  • SmartThings Find

  • Auto Switch Feature

  • Quick charge + Wireless Charging

  • Bluetooth 5.0

  • Ambient Sound

  • Voice Detect

  • Noise-free calls

  • Dolby Head Tracking + Dolby Atmos

  • Buds Together

 

Cons

  • No hand free support for Google Assistant or Siri

  • Unavailability of the Samsung Wearables app for other devices

  • Uncomfortable fit

  • Highly quality audio for Samsung Galaxy devices, but not so for other devices

 

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