The newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is undoubtedly designed to step up with Apple’s AirPods Pro. Looking closely at the two options will give a better picture.
Based on the design, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro looks different than that of Apple’s AirPods Pro, with a rounded earplug design having no longer stem. Like the AirPods Pro, Galaxy Buds Pro has silicone tips.
In relation to the sound quality, the Galaxy Buds Pro performs well like the AirPods Pro. The sound quality of both is indistinguishable from each other, both have equally good sound. The Galaxy Buds Pro is heavier on the bass which is the preference of some people.
Like the AirPods Pro, the Galaxy Buds Pro also features Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), but not as good as the AirPods Pro, says Juli Clover of macrumors. To have an ambient sound, Galaxy Buds has an ambient mode which is the equivalent to the Transparency mode of the AirPods Pro. But again, for Clover, it doesn’t work as well as Apple’s Transparency mode.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes with a case that can add 18 to 20 hours of additional battery life and the case is small enough to fit any size of pocket. The Galaxy buds themselves can last for five hours if ANC is turned on while they can last for 8 hours with ANC off. In comparison, the AirPods Pro can last for 4.5 hours on a single full charge with ANC on and stretches to 5 hours when ANC is off. The AirPods Pro has a case that gives an additional 24 hours of listening time. Galaxy Buds Pro uses the USB-C type for charging while Apple’s AirPods Pro offers wireless charging.
On each side of the Galaxy Pro earbuds are touch controls to enable play or pause, skip tracks, and put ambient sound on or off. Apple AirPods Pro, on the other hand, has similar controls but not at the side of the earbuds, rather on the stem.
Galaxy Buds Pro is primarily designed to be used exclusively with Samsung devices and in the same way, Apple AirPods also work with Apple devices. The Galaxy Buds Pro supports automatic detection of devices and fast switching but only with Galaxy devices.
Which is better: Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro or Apple AirPods Pro?
Dan, a videographer from MacRumors, tested the Galaxy Buds and found it uncomfortable to use in comparison to the AirPods Prod. Galaxy Buds earplugs need to be tightly fitted inside the ear to get the suitable fit and the proper seal, to be sure they stay in the ears and function well. Silicone tips are common to Samsung and it may look decent but these earbuds may not do well for some users, as expressed by Clover.
For price-conscious customers, the Galaxy Buds Pro may be a choice as it is $50 cheaper than the AirPods Pro that costs around $250. However, when one doesn’t have a Galaxy device, the Galaxy Buds’ features will not work well. At the end of the day, buyers with all their consider will have the final say…