Samsung Galaxy Buds Review
Do you need a big sound in earbuds? You will love the Samsung Galaxy Buds for ease of connectivity, bass sound, and fit.
These truly wireless earbuds are the company’s flagship. Whether you are an audiophile, casual listener, or a fan of Samsung, the Galaxy Buds is a favorite among many.
Furthermore, it works with AAC Bluetooth codec to minimize the lag for iPhone users. Therefore, the earbud is versatile to use for different devices as well.
So if you have the latest Galaxy S10 range, you will love the headset, but if you are not sure about how well it functions-read the Samsung Galaxy Bud review here.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Review
Galaxy Bud Design
The Galaxy Bud first impression is slick and sexy with the all-white design consisting of a charging case and two earbuds (completely wire-free.)
Yes, you read correctly you get complete hands-free use. The earbuds compact, sleek, and comes with subtle wingtips to give a secure fit.
Three sizes are available small, medium, and large ear tips in the package. Surprisingly while the buds are petite, (one feels scared you may lose them) they do give a secure fit.
There are no wires pulling the buds down and even survived a gym session without rocking out. What captured our attention is the pearlescent material of the outer housing, giving a holographic effect.
Similar to most other top true wireless headphone, these also have the touch controls on the buds. You can use it to play/pause tune, answer/end calls, and skip music.
Furthermore, you can use it with Bixby voice assistant as well for completely hands-free use.
So are the settings customizable?
Yes, it is with the Samsung Galaxy Wearable application. Unfortunately, only Android users can use the function. Furthermore, the touch controls well located and easily within reach to use.
However, there is a learning curve to using the controls as one can miss the mark on multiple occasions when not applying enough pressure.
For sitting at your desk, the mere inconvenience is not that much of an issue but does become one when outdoors on the move.
What did we think of the Samsung Galaxy Bud Charging Case?
You get a compact charging case that easily slides into the pocket while on the move. Compared to other wireless earbuds, the casing is smaller and makes a massive difference for portability.
The carry case feels sturdy and shuts close with a snap shut lid. Further, there are magnets to keep the buds in place. On the exterior, you find a LED indicating the status of the case battery while the inside LED tells you the state of the earbuds.
One excellent thing we found was the USB-C charger port on the back of the casing. You even get a USB cable included to charge the case.
So how well is the battery use? Here the Galaxy Buds fall short compared to other brands and provide six hours of use. With the charging case, you can get an extra seven.
However, for truly wireless earbuds in this category, they are still good. To top it all, you can use the Galaxy Wearable app to check the battery status of the buds.
Regrettably, the app does not inform you the charging cases battery usages, and you will have to check the LED on the casing itself.
What makes up for it is the wireless charge you get with the headset in the case. You can use it with your Qi wireless charging pad. Furthermore, it is useful as the Galaxy S10 collections provide two-way wireless charging.
So go ahead, set up the function on the phone, and place the earbuds on the back for charging. The best part it works seamlessly.
So How Well Does the Samsung Galaxy Buds Perform?
Pairing the buds with the new Samsung Galaxy S10 range is seamless and similar to the AirPods connecting with the iPhone.
However, it varies from one use to another as some found connection dropouts while others experienced no hiccups. Furthermore, Samsung has already addressed the problem with the latest software update.
The biggest problem is if you use it nearby of other Bluetooth devices.
Now, how well do they sound!
The Galaxy Buds shine in this department with good separation of sounds. The deep bass is warm, and the tunes sound perfect through these wireless earbuds.
Whether you are listening to classical, vocal, instrumental, or hip-hop, you will love these earphones. The standout feature is singing along to bass tracks as the air-displacing dynamic drivers make you feel the thumping inside the chest.
A fact is the thumping feelings not found in many true wireless earbuds. Further, tuned in with the Samsung app, you get loads of extras. You get an equalizer to switch between presets and come with Bass Boost.
You can use the application to turn on the ambient sound to mix the background noise with the audio. All of this made possible through the microphones in the buds and great for running allowing in external noise.
A fact is you can do many things from balance out the noise and boost nearby voices keeping you alert of your surroundings. However, in windy surroundings, we did find minor issues with ambient sound as the wind amplified with a whistling sound.
Concerned you will lose these little buds! Find them easily with the Find my Earbuds function.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Specs
- Battery: 58mAh earbuds with 6-hour playback and extra 7-hours with charging cage
- Colors: Black, White, Yellow
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5 with Scalable Codec and Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
- Convenience: Ambient Sound Mode, Touch Control, Voice Assistant
- Extras: Two-way wireless charging
- Included: Earbuds, Wing Tips, Charging Case, USB Cable
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall, Touch
- Weight: Earbuds 5.6 grams each and charging case 39.6 grams
Pros and Cons Samsung Galaxy Buds
- Secure Fit
- Pairs Easily
- Easy to Use
- Powerful Bass
- Codec and AAC support
- Learning Curve with Touch Controls
- At times the ambient sounds irritating
- Only rated with IPX2
should you buy the galaxy buds?
A definite yes as the battery life is reasonable compared to the competition. Furthermore, if we are not convincing enough, these are comfortable for wearing hours at a time.
There are no ear hooks, and you will have no discomfort wearing glasses. While lacking aptX support, it does have Scalable Codec and works well with your Galaxy S10.
Alternatively, if you want to use it with another Smartphone, you can as well. The headphone is ideal for people on the move and great to use in the office as well.
In all honesty, it feels as if Samsung has it right with the Galaxy Buds this time around. The truth is they are serious completion for AirPod users when it comes to the overall design.
The sound, compact design, and ease of use make them the best wireless earbuds to use. The outer housing is sleek and stylish and feels comfortable in the ear.
Even the sound offered is quality with the deep bass and wide opening soundstage. However, if you are an audiophile looking for a natural sound, these might not be for you.
Therefore, if you are a Samsung user, the Galaxy Buds are the best true wireless earbuds available on the market. So head over to the online shop and check them out today.