Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro Review

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the company’s latest top-of-the-line earbuds, at its Galaxy Unpacked event. It’s meant to give the most immersive wireless audio experience with its small, innovative design and seamless connectivity. It has new coaxial 2-way speakers for crisp, clear high notes and a powerful bass, and it has Active Noise Cancellation to help block out unwanted sound. It also features better Hi-Fi 24-bit audio with a wide dynamic range and crystal-clear resolution. Let’s what special features available in this headset?

Things we likeThings we don’t like
Good buildEarbuds are small
Powerful yet controlled24-bit high-res audio playback feature restricted to specific Samsung devices
IPX7 water resist
Environment friendly
Value For Money

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Price and availability

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with a three fabulous color variants such as Bora Purple, Graphite and White. Samsung’s earbuds pricing has always look reasonable. But, this time unfortunately the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have had a slight increase to $229 for the 2nd generation model.

You can pre order the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro now from the Samsung store and they’ll go on full sale on August 26. In Like manner, the customers who pre order will get a free wireless charger. And Samsung is offering money off and credit on eligible Galaxy Buds trade ins.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: Design and fit

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

The first thing to notice is that the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is environment friendly. Simply because, more than 90% of all the plastic components of Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is made of recycled materials. Similarly, the earbud looks quite similar to that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. But Samsung says they are 15% smaller than the predecessor. What is right? Do it yourself. The weight is under 0.2 ounces per bud.

The earbuds are polished to a high gloss with a matte interior. Which feels soft against your skin. Moreover, you can enjoy comfortable fit, thanks to ergonomic designed earbuds. Plus, they also enhanced the wind flow, which reduce ear canal pressure and minimize noise.

As with the Galaxy Buds Pro, the Buds 2 Pro offers an IPX7 for water resistance. Which means you can take this earbud   to swimming, running and also during raining outside. Even offer protection from being submerged in up to 1 meter of water for short periods. The charging case is not rated for water resistance. Overall, the earbud is very comfortable for wearing longer hours.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: Battery life 

The earbuds each have a 61 mAh battery that will give 5 hours of music playback with ANC turned on and 8 hours with ANC turned off. But, in our testing we noticed the average of around 4 to 4.5 hours when taking high volume, streaming. The charging case can further extend the battery life to a maximum of 29 hours with ANC turned off. The Auto Switch feature works with Galaxy phones, tablets, and even Samsung TVs to give you a smooth audio experience with the Buds2 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: Sound quality

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offers very good audio output. There’s a notable boost in bass range sound, and a spike in the very high range. It is features custom-built 2-way speakers with sound by AKG. Which provide a highest treble to the deepest bass. Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offer the most immersive sound experience on Galaxy Buds. Whether you’re listening to a new album or the audiobook for your next road trip.

The earbud also supports for 24-bit audio. It is obtained through Samsung’s new seamless audio codec that can control hi-res music streams. Sounds similar to AptX’s new lossless audio codec. That’s expected to be widely available on Android devices later this year.

Along with 360 Audio, it shifts you into the middle of the scene. Moreover, with Dolby Head Tracking™ technology, Galaxy Buds 2 Pro place you into the middle of your favourite video, movie or TV show. The intelligent motion-tracking sensor pinpoints the direction of the sound as you move your head, enabling a powerful sense of realism in your listening experience. And with content in Dolby Atmos®, hear every detail with greater clarity, and feel a deeper connection to the story.

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Does the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have good Noise cancellation capabilities?

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro offers very standard isolation for a pair of true wireless earbuds with rubber tips, which is to say: it’s pretty good. It turns out that sealing the ear improves isolation go figure and good isolation is generally more important to keep out high-level, dynamic sounds. Moreover, Active Noise Cancelling on Galaxy Buds 2 Pro filters out up to 99% of background noise. Microphones on the inside and outside monitor noise in real time. Choose the ANC level to dial the world up or down with an intelligent algorithm that cancels out the noise: turn it to High on a noisy bus, or use Low in a quiet library – no need to change the volume.

In addition, Voice Detect instantly switches from ANC to Ambient sound when it hears your voice. Like when you’re at a cafe using ANC to block outside noise, tell the barista your order and ANC automatically turns off when you speak. These intelligent buds turn down for your conversation, even if you’re using Ambient Mode or have ANC turned off, by lowering the volume of your music.

However, Ambient sound means you don’t have to take your earbuds out to join the conversation. You can hear voices with clarity and in real time. With an intelligent algorithm raising the volume of the environment through four levels, you don’t miss out on important parts of the discussion.

How good the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for taking calls?

Take noise-free calls that blow your mind. The best quality call for true wireless earbuds means you get less noise and a clearer voice on calls at home or out in the world. With three built-in microphones and the voice pickup unit, every word is crystal clear. The low protrusion design minimizes wind contact, while the sophisticated wind shield solution blocks the sound of wind during calls.

Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with a Bluetooth 5.3 wireless connectivity. Which can help you to connect wireless with other devices like TVs, PCs and smartphone. LE audio limit to very low bit rates and good sound quality.

The earbud also supports three Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC and Samsung Seamless Codec HiFi. With the new Samsung seamless codec (SSC HiFi), high-quality music can be broadcast without any breaks. iPhone users can also enjoy consistently high-quality audio on the AAC Bluetooth codec.

When you’re connected to your phone, you can speak to make things happen without touching it. A simple “Hi Bixby” wakes it up, and then you can give a command to make a phone call, change the music and more. You can even switch between Samsung devices by saying its name, and activate or turn off ANC and Ambient Mode.

Moreover, multi-connectivity lets you connect two sets of Galaxy Buds 2 Pro to your phone at the same time. So, you can both listen to your BFF playlist with pro-grade sound quality. Like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, and their predecessor the Samsung Galaxy Bud Plus, the Galaxy Buds Pro can be used with any earbud in mono mode. This is a great feature for anyone living with a hearing loss.

Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is a great set of wireless earbuds. The buds are comfortable, they look very nice, and they provide a solid sound cancellation function. At $229 USD, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is a bit expensive, but much cheaper than competing products like Apple and Sony.

However, it is worth noting that the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is significantly more expensive than previous Galaxy Buds products, which is still worth considering. If noise cancellation isn’t something you really care about, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus still has the best battery life on the market for a pair of true wireless earbuds, and these days it’s easy to find for less than half the price. They have some tough competition, though, and we’ll only find out how they compare when we do our full assessment and pitch them against their nearest rivals.

What is some alternative to Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro?

Sony WF-1000XM4, is best against the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro earbud. If you have the money, the Sony WF-1000XM4 is a good buy, not only because it is one of the best true wireless earphones around, but also because it lasts a little longer than most other models when it comes to batteries. There is hardware that can. Life $ 279 USD is a lot of money to part with a product like a true wireless earphone, but if you want the best, this is the present.

Apple AirPods Pro is another earbud that beat the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro compared to ANC. However, it is still more or less AirPods. While there was a lot of criticism for not sealing the ear canal in the original model. These Apple earbuds not only seal the ear, but also provide active noise cancellation (ANC). AirPods Pro is light-years ahead of older ones simply by this fact.

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