Truly wireless earphones were once considered a concept that seemed only possible in Sci-Fi movies. That said, the concept is now a reality as more and more companies are manufacturing these kinds of earphones. One of these truly wireless earphones is the new Samsung Galaxy Buds. Priced at INR 9990, let’s find out if they are worth buying in this review.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Specifications
- Bluetooth Version – v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
- Color – White, Black, Yellow
- Sensors – Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor
- Earbud Dimension (HxWxD) – 2 x 17.5 x 22.5 mm
- Earbud Weight – 6g
- Case Dimension (HxWxD) – 5 x 70 x 38.8 mm
- Case Weight – 40g
- Typical Usage Time (Hours) – Up to 6 Hours
- Talk Time/Voice Call – Up to 5 Hours
- Standby Time (Bluetooth) – Up to 20 Hours
- Battery Capacity (Earbud) – 58 mAh
- Battery Capacity (Case) – 252 mAh
- Number of MIC – 2
- Ambient Sound – Yes
- Eartips (S,M,L)
- Quick Start Guide
- USB Type-C Cable
- Wingtips (S,M,L)
- Charging Case
Design and Comfort
The Galaxy Buds look compact and premium, though minimalist at the same time. The tiny form factor ensures they don’t stick out of the ears too much. Besides, they also feel very comfortable to wear around the ears. They come with different tip sizes to help you find the right fit. I found the right tip size for myself as these earbuds fitted properly around my ears. They offered a secure fit and were equally comfortable to wear for long hours of listening. Now, this also makes great for workouts like running or hiking. Just keep them away from water as they do not get any waterproof rating.
Sound Quality and Performance
The Samsung Galaxy Buds reproduce neutral, well-balanced sound with great treble, impressive bass, and good mid-range. This makes them suitable for a wide range of music genres. It can handle multiple layers of sound without any masking and efficiently separates various frequencies. I also tested these buds on Apple Music and Soundcloud and found the overall sound quite satisfactory across various genres.
That said, I found a the bass little weak which may not be suitable for listeners of EDM or Hip Hop. I also noticed these Buds losing some quality at really high volume. Besides, I also found a bit of latency while playing videos. Now, this could be because they connect via Bluetooth. However, I didn’t come across any latency issues while playing using and audiobooks.
These truly wireless earbuds connect to your devices exclusively via Bluetooth. I connected these to my iPhone in seconds via Bluetooth. They are ‘plug and play’ really! The features are pretty simple, which makes it super convenient. You press either bud once for a pause or hold it to activate Siri or Google Assistant. The overall connection remains stable as I didn’t experience any connectivity issues when paired with my iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy Buds are also good voice calls. We could clearly hear the receiver and he could hear me as well without any disturbance. Noise isolation is rather impressive as they do a good job blocking noises like nearby voice chatter and AC units.
As far as battery life goes, I easily got nearly 8 hours of usage with a single charge. Now, this makes them great for users who travel a lot, usually on long flights or taxi rides. Besides, they come with a compact hard carrying case that even supports wireless Qi charging.
If you’re looking for a pair of comfortable, good quality wireless earbuds that offer a satisfactory overall experience and battery life, then look no further. The Galaxy Buds reproduce a well-balanced sound across all genres. Besides, they are very comfortable to wear, light, and the buds have a silicone ‘hook’ for your inner ear to keep them snug. You feel them, but it’s not intrusive, which I really liked. That said, they aren’t ideal for gaming or watching TV as I came across latency issues.