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Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ offer better sound and battery life, won't challenge AirPods Pro

Written by Matti Robinson @ 13 Feb 2020 1:51

Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ offer better sound and battery life, won't challenge AirPods Pro

Samsung announced last year their first-generation Galaxy Buds. At the time of the announcement pretty much exactly a year ago they were a really good competitor for AirPods.
Now the Korean company has announced the new generation of their fully wireless earbuds, Galaxy Buds+. This time around, the competition is way stiffer, including Apple's noice-cancelling AirPods Pro, and a metric ton of other rivals.

So what do the "plus" models offer that the older Galaxy Buds don't? Well, a bigger battery. That's pretty much it.

Galaxy Budsit sinisessä värissä

Galaxy Buds+ include a 85 mAh battery in ear earpiece, and that should improve the battery life to 11 hours of listening time, which is pretty impressive considering the originals had 6 hours.

This also means that the earpieces weigh a tiny bit more.

They've also added more microphones to make the calls sound better and the new so-called two-way speaker system should provide better sound with improved and distinct treble and bass.

As with the previous generation, there's still wireless and USB-C charging, which now charges 1 hour listening time in 3 minutes.

Samsung Galaxy Buds kuulokkeet ovat saatavilla kolmessa värissä

So all in all, they clearly are better than the predecessors, but there's still no noice-cancellation for those that really wan to drown out the plane or train noise while listening to their favorite podcast.

However, if you don't need it, maybe you should grab a pair for $150. Sales start February 14 at Samsung's online store and in March at retailers.

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