Samsung Galaxy Buds Review

Samsung Galaxy Buds Review

There are wireless earphones and headphones with wires and headbands, and then there are truly wireless earphones. Once considered a concept that belonged in science-fiction, true wireless earphones are now reality, and as more brands are getting into this product segment, prices are dropping as well. 

Samsung Galaxy Buds Review
Samsung Galaxy Buds Review

It's now possible to buy a pair of truly wireless earbuds for less than Rs. 5,000, and even the higher-end segment continues to see big launches from more established brands.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Samsung Galaxy Buds are priced at Rs. 9,990
  • The charging cradle can be charged wirelessly
  • You get Bluetooth 5 support and tuning by AKG on the Galaxy Buds

If you are willing to put some money into your purchase, but do not want to go ahead with a four-digit mark, you have some big names. One of these is the Samsung Galaxy Buds, which is actually a new pair of wireless earbuds worth Rs. 9,990 in India
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The successor of Gear IconX, which was launched last year, Samsung Galaxy Buds is more affordable and takes a different approach to feature set. We are reviewing them to know about Samsung Galaxy Buds.

Samsung Galaxy Buds design and specifications

Samsung Galaxy Buds Review
Samsung Galaxy Buds Review

In fact, earphones of wireless earphones are usually quite large, because individual batteries and Bluetooth chips are required in each, with control, if any. Despite this, the Samsung Galaxy Buds is really small and lightweight compared to many pairs of wireless earphones we use.

In these earbuds, a canal fit and plastic coatings with strains spread in the ears of the person wearing a noisy seal. There are microphones on each earbud for using voice calls and enabling ambient voice mode. Samsung Galaxy Buds were comfortable for us to wear throughout the day

The sales package includes Samsung Galaxy Buds, Charging Cable, a USB Type-C cable for charging a cable, an instruction manual and additional rubber earpieces and wings. 


 
Though the wings can help you to be more secure fit, we personally prefer to go without them, because it was more comfortable.

Feathers may be useful while running, but in our experience, earbuds were in sufficient light to remain without them in the most used conditions.

Within each earbud, there are two charging contact points and a proximity sensor to detect whether they have been removed from your ear or not. 


Music is also stopped by removing them from the ears, which is a good way to stop playback quickly if you need to listen to the surrounding environment or talk to someone.

There is no power switch; We just had to put earbuds in the charging cradle to switch them off. It will definitely start raising the batteries in every earbud, which was convenient.

Galaxy Buds has its 58mAh battery, and there is an additional 252mAh to charge earbuds in the charging cradle. The interesting thing is that you can charge the cradle with wireless devices that support reverse wireless charging or any regular wireless charger. We tested it with the Samsung Galaxy S10 + (review), and it worked as an advertisement.

Samsung Galaxy Bands runs on full charge for about five hours, and Cradle can charge earbuds twice completely. Assuming that you start with a fully charged pair of earbuds and cradles, you can use about 15 hours without plugging in the power source. 


However, in this it is necessary to bring your earrings back in every five hours for approximately 30-45 minutes so that they can be fully charged.

The outer shells of earbuds are sensitive to the touch and can be used to control some functions, while the Galaxy Buds are in use. These include answering the call, playing music and pausing, skipping the tracks, adjusting the volume, and triggering the bixby in a compatible device with other things.

Long-pressing gestures can be customized to adjust the volume, control the bixby or trigger the ambient sound mode, which can be optimized for long-pressed through the Galaxy-wearable app, which reduces the amount of music and allows you to Activates the microphone to listen to the surroundings.

These controls are quite intuitive and easy to learn, and we get ourselves quickly using ourselves every time instead of reaching our smartphone every few minutes.
 

Samsung Galaxy Bluetooth supports Bluetooth 5 with various profiles, including A2DP, AVRCP, and HFP, but there is a lack of support for Apex XXx. SBC and AAC are supported, as well as ensuring almost universal connectivity with most smartphones and computers, Samsung's proprietary scalable codec, which is equivalent to AptX.

When used with Samsung Galaxy S10 + (review), the Galaxy Buds uses the scalable codec by default, and we have tested them with this as well. However, there is no easily available information about which equipment uses this codec, and if you are using the Galaxy Buddy with a device that does not support Scalable, you can use SBC or AAC Will depend on

However, Bluetooth 5 ensures a stable connection, and we did not have any connectivity problems during our testing of Galaxy Buds with the Galaxy S10 +.

Samsung Galaxy Buds can be used with the Galaxy Wearable app, which is available on Android. The app shows battery level for earbuds, and there is also an equalizer option that allows you to choose between bass boost, soft, dynamic, clear and trendable boost presets. 


You can also configure notifications from your phone to read on the Galaxy Budes, set touch-sensitive gestures, if you can not find them, and update their firmware, then your earbuds beep Please.

You can use the Galaxy Buds on the iOS devices as standard Bluetooth earphones, but as long as you are not on Android, you will not be able to take advantage of the app's benefits.

An interesting insight for us from the battery level was that the battery in the left earbuds flows a bit faster than the one in the right one, there is a 10-15 percent difference during a full use. We felt that this was because we were taking the side of the left earbud for touch control.


while at the same time removing the left more than right when we wanted to stop to talk to someone. Since earbuds have a small battery of 58mAh each, so this difference in the big plan of things is not very surprising or important.

The app does not show battery details for the charging cable, and when fully charged, you have to rely on its LED indicator - it turns red when the battery is low, is constantly red on charging, and When the green gets completely charged. 


Cribing with a wall adapter or computer's USB port takes about 90 minutes to fully charge. The case itself is a simple tablet-shaped plastic box which does not look too fancy. However, this work is done, charging and protecting earbuds if not in use.

Samsung Galaxy Buds performance

Samsung Galaxy Buds competes directly with Apple airports, but Rs. 9,990, Samsung's option is a bit more affordable, and has the same value as the recently launched Nokia True Wireless Earbuds. 

Samsung Galaxy Buds Review
Samsung Galaxy Buds Review

We tested the Samsung Galaxy Buds primarily with OnePlus 6T ₹ 37,999 (review), but Samsung Galaxy S 10+ also did a little to listen to Samsung's scalable codec in the test. We used our reference audio files, Apple Music and Spotify to test, and even try the Galaxy Buds with voice calls.

Starting with the downloaded track, we listened to 9000 miles through the pendulum in the FLAC format. The Sonic signature of the Galaxy Buds is designed for popular genres, and this drum and bass track brings them best. Due to the difference of codex, the track did not look as good as the OnePlus 6T on the Samsung Galaxy S10 +.

There was a clear improvement in the scalable codec, from which the track seemed more open and detailed in our opinion. When using the more widely available SBC codec, we can hardly tell the difference in quality between high-resolution audio tracks and compressed or streaming formats.

He said that sound quality was also good with the streaming services used by us, in which Samsung Galaxy Buds was getting much excitement and drive. While tripled occasionally gave a bang, the sound was virtually decent for a wireless pair of earphones. 



Galaxy Buds can be found very strongly, but are best used in medium quantities. The shrinkage in the treble and the limits of the SBC codec are more audible at the higher level.

Using both Apple Music and Spotify, we found the sound decent in different styles. Samsung Galaxy Buds has a very wide soundstage and decent sound separation, which is with lows and mids, but we again hear about the loss of quality on the upper edge of the frequency range.

By not hearing anyone through Jarareu Vandal and Brastrack, we heard about the excellent separation of punch and vocals in the bass, but the signal of high end deformity. By reducing the volume to about 50 percent, the high fault was purchased in control, but it took away from the headline of the headphone.

Finally, we also used Samsung Galaxy Buds for voice calls The sound quality was good at both ends; We can hear the other person on the call and can be heard clearly as well. 


Microphones are in the bottles of Galaxy Buds and are very far from the user's mouth, but proper tuning ensures that they can lift the voices and relay them appropriately.

Verdict

Samsung Galaxy Buds is actually an effective pair of wireless earbuds for the price. There is a lot going on for this product, which includes good design, decent audio quality, comfort, and useful touch controls. 

Samsung Galaxy Buds Review
Samsung Galaxy Buds Review

While better codec support and wireless reverse charging can be used only with compatible devices (like Samsung Galaxy S10 +), most of the features work with any modern Android smartphone.

Audio quality is not without its flaws though; Can not always keep high with the rest frequency range, and any aptx support does not mean that the best audio quality is also dependent on having a compatible Samsung smartphone as a source.

However, Galaxy Buds is the most economical alternative to a big-name brand, and Samsung has used some expertise in AKG to correct tuning. 



If you are planning to take any of the new phones of the Samsung Galaxy S10-series, then the Galaxy Buds, in particular, are worth the price to offer with the price. 2,999, if applicable.

Price: Rs. 9,990

Pros

  • Compact and comfortable
  • Punchy, exciting sound
  • Useful and easy touch controls
  • Good for voice calls

 

Cons

  • No aptX support
  • Shrillness in the highs

 

Ratings (out of 5)

  • Design/ comfort: 4
  • Audio quality: 3.5
  • Battery life: 3.5
  • Value for money: 3.5
  • Overall: 3.5

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