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Samsung Wireless Earbuds Review – Galaxy Buds2

Samsung Wireless Earbuds Review

Galaxy Buds2

Samsung has been on a release rampage with the current release of their Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the new Galaxy Watch 4. In addition, this Samsung Wireless Earbuds Review will highlight some of the newest Samsung earbuds and who they will replace.

The noteworthy thing about Samsung during this release is they have managed to add value to their line, while keeping an affordable price! Something you can’t guarantee with many companies.

In this review, I’ll provide an overview of the Galaxy Bud2, a breakdown of general specs, and a pros and cons list for what I view as highlights to these devices.

Keep your eyes open for my future posts for the Galaxy Bud Pro and Live!

Join me in my Samsung Wireless Earbuds Review!

Galaxy Buds2 – $99

Overview

The Galaxy Buds2 released on August 27th 2021 with the intent to replace the Galaxy buds and Galaxy buds +. Samsung created the product with 2 colors: graphite, olive, lavender, and white. These buds are the lightest to be featured in the Samsung Galaxy line up.

Each bud features three microphones, a built-in voice pickup, and a machine learning based solution that filters unwantedsamsung wireless earbuds review sound, like car horns, and construction sites. Their low protrusion design minimizes wind disruption to make outdoor calls clear and concise. All this adds up to some of the most ANC (active noise canceling) technology out there. Guaranteed by its

UL verification, Samsung guarantees up to 98% noise reduction when the active noise canceling feature is enabled. Set it to high, medium, or low, and experience a little of the outside world, or nothing at all.

With the Galaxy Wearable App you can experience six levels of EQ settings: normal, bass boost, soft, dynamic, clear and treble boost. As with most buds, you’ll find three different ear tips made from silicon for your best fit. Having a comfortable fit ensures the best quality of sound and ANC experiences. Not sure what size? The Galaxy Wearable App has a “Earbud Fit Test” that can be used to determine if your buds are on correctly.

If you’re a real Samsung fan, and have a Galaxy Watch, you can use it to support quick bud control. This allows you to adjust your ANC level, view battery life, and more.

Specs

  • Battery life of 5-hours. When the case is fully charged, you’ll get two additional full charges to your buds. Potential total of 20 hour play-time.
  • Bluetooth 5.2, paired with Samsung products, can deliver even stronger signal strength and better audio quality.
  • IPX2 splash resistance.
  • USB and Qi wireless charging.
  • Buds are 17 x 20.9 x 21.1 mm at 5 grams each.
  • Case is 50 x 50.2 x 27.8 mm and weighs 41.2 grams.

What To Love

  • Play-time is longer than most competitors.
  • If paired with other Samsung products, you could experience better signal strength and higher audio quality.
  • Lightweight and compact within your ear.
  • Galaxy Wearable App features an “Earbud fit test” for best comfort and use.
  • 98% noise reduction claim backed by UL verification.

What Not To Love ..

  • Only has IPX2 splash resistance.
  • Quality enhanced only if you own compatible Samsung products (phone/watch).

Verdict

For the cost of these Galaxy buds you’re getting some of the best technology Samsung has to offer. Although this product has a few drawbacks, it carries the appropriate weight of a new product.

The biggest win for this product was the ANC technology, as there were some rumors whether Samsung would include it. It’s nice to see, as we all know how much we need a break from the outside. However, having only the IPX2 rating is a bit of a downfall. You may still be able to exercise with these buds, you won’t be protected from potential accidents. Most buds out there today are IPX3 or higher, guaranteeing submersion rates up to 3 meters. For the average Klutz, this may be an issue.

I hope this Samsung Wireless Earbuds review helped you understand the Galaxy Buds2 a little better!

Let me know if you have any questions, until next time..

-B

2 Comments

  • fityourselfbarre

    Great review of the samsung wireless earbuds. This is very helpful as I am looking for a new set of earbuds! It is nice to get the best of the technology for an affordable price. I love the “Potential total of 20 hour play-time.” because since I travel a lot, it gives me plenty of time before I have to recharge them. Thank you for gathering all this information, it is exactily what I was looking for!

    • Brooke

      Hello!

      I appreciate the comment! Samsung has really stepped up their game over the last year. From their new flip and fold phone models, as well as their buds, Samsung is a company to watch for new innovations.

      Their buds are a prime example of how they have flexed and molded to create the best of the best. Starting with their Gakaxy Buds + models, up to their most recent Galaxy Buds Pro with their most ANC technology yet, they are learning from their customers and continue to deliver on the needs of the many.

      I am a huge android fan, but because my work provides us with iPhones, I get caught in a corner haha. I have Apple Airpods, but would be the first to purchase the Galaxy Buds Pro if I still had my Android phone. I travel a lot as well, so I can sympathize with you about wanting buds that are going to last and avoid creating a worry for you. 

      Talk soon!

      -B

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