Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: Worth It?
Samsung recently gave fans a whole new bunch of tech goodness during its most recent Unpacked event, held on August 10. The South Korean electronics giant unveiled a whole new range of smart devices and accessories, which bring the latest and greatest tech into consumers’ hands.
With that said, the company also announced its newest audio product, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, not to be confused with the Galaxy Buds 2 or the Galaxy Buds Pro. The earbuds come with some new upgrades, while still retaining a familiar look. But what exactly do they bring to the table? Let’s take a look.
Design and Style
In terms of style, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro take a lot of cues from Samsung’s somewhat “older” offering, the Galaxy Buds 2. They come in a similarly-sized charging case, with virtually the same dimensions as the earlier buds case, and are available in three color variants, which include Bora Purple, Graphite, and White.
The earbuds also come with an IPX7 rating, which is an improvement over the IPX2 rating on the older Galaxy Buds model, and should guarantee some safety against sweat, accidental spills, and rain. One thing to note however is that the earbuds themselves are slightly larger than the older buds model.
Features and Sound Quality
Samsung markets the earbuds with “24-bit Hi-Fi” sound quality, improved Active Noise Canceling (ANC) thanks to 3 signal-to-ratio (SNR) microphones, 360 Audio with support for direct Multi-Channels, and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. With that said, Samsung claims that the 360 Audio feature “can pinpoint the direction of the sound as you move your head, giving you the spatial experience,” which leads us to assume that the earbuds will be able to deliver a Spatial Audio-like sound quality.
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also come with a “Voice detect” feature, which allows them to sense if you are in a conversation, prompting ANC to automatically turn off and activate Ambient Sound. They will also support multi-connectivity, meaning that you can seamlessly connect the earbuds to your Samsung phone, watch, and even a TV, and will be able to shift connectivity between the different devices. “SmartThings Find” also lets your phone seek out your earbuds in case you misplace them, making them easier to find.
In terms of battery life, Samsung says that the earbuds will be able to last for up to five hours if ANC is turned on, although you can extend this to around eight hours if you use the earbuds without ANC. You can also use them for a total of 18 hours with top-ups in the charging case.
Now, one thing to take note of is the price – the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro aren’t exactly cheap, coming in at around £219 in the United Kingdom. There are admittedly a lot of more affordable wireless earbuds out there that come with similar features at more affordable prices, with some even going lower than £100.
However, if you are a die-hard Samsung fan who’s already set on getting these earbuds, then there’s nothing stopping you from grabbing these. We can imagine that the connectivity features will work nicely for owners of other Samsung hardware.
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