Samsung officially unveiled its next-generation True Wireless headset at the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event on August 5. The wireless headset, called Galaxy Buds Live, was first exposed earlier this year, and its unique design, like the “broad bean”, has spawned the title of “waist” and “bean”.
Samsung has yet to announce a launch date for the Galaxy Buds Live, but the U.S. and Europe have confirmed it will go on sale tomorrow for $170, or about $1,200, slightly cheaper than the AirPods 2.
As Samsung’s first true wireless headset powered by ANC technology, the Galaxy Buds Live’s actual experience, we’ve summarized the comments given by themedia that tried and played with this true wireless headset in advance, and if you’re interested in it, check out.
▎ wear experience.
Unlike most in-ear or non-eared headphones on the market, the Galaxy Buds Live’s unique form factor gives it a different experience.
According to official guidelines, when wearing the Galaxy Buds Live, you need to plug its audible unit face down (the charging connector face up) into the outer ear canal, and then adjust the top of the headset so that it can be secured to the eararmor.
If you don’t feel that the headset is strong enough, try replacing the earbud stoe with the different sizes that come with the installation.
Engadget, a well-known technology media outlet, praised the experience of wearing the wireless headset after a brief experience of the Galaxy Buds Live: “Samsung is right to say that the Galaxy Buds Live is by far the most ergonomically designed headset. With no buds often raised, you feel more comfortable wearing the Galaxy Buds Live. “
Another foreign medium, GSMArena, argues that whether it is an in-ear or non-in-ear design, it is ultimately up to consumers to look at their personal preferences, with the former providing a stronger sound insulation and often having some “innate advantages” in bass performance, while the advantages of a non-in-ear design headset like Galaxy Buds Live are a more comfortable wearing experience:
“We got different wear feedback from different colleagues in the office, some of whom found it difficult to wear Galaxy Buds Live, and some who felt it was just right. In general, things have improved considerably for colleagues who feel they can’t wear it. “
▎ sound quality.
The Galaxy Buds Live’s interior is equipped with a 12mm speaker tuned by AKG, complemented by a bass tube that enhances low-frequency sound, while vents balance pressure inside and outside the headset, reducing the stress of wearing headphones for long periods of time.
Engadget 表示 Galaxy Buds Live 作为一款日常使用的无线耳机配件，在音质方面的博鳌先还是不错的：“尽管我对于采用半入耳式开放设计的 Galaxy Buds Live 的音质表现持怀疑态度，但整体而言表现还不错，但稍有不足的是 Galaxy Buds Live 在高音量状态下高频有些溢出。”
GSMArena was impressed by the low-frequency performance of the Galaxy Buds Live: “We were surprised by the low-frequency level of a headset with a half-in-ear open design. “The Galaxy Buds Live is quite loud, close to the level of the AirPods Pro, but not as good as the AirPods 2 and Galaxy Buds.”
▎ noise reduction.
Despite being a semi-in-ear wireless headset, the Galaxy Buds Live features active noise reduction technology, and Samsung says the ANC can reduce interference while allowing the wearer to perceive outside sounds, reducing low-frequency noise by up to 97% without missing high-frequency sounds such as voices and notifications.
But themedia that experienced the headset seem to be generally highly critical of the active noise reduction performance of the Galaxy Buds Live.
Engadget: “Based on the initial start-up experience, when I saw the noise reduction feature turned on in the Galaxy Buds app, the expected noise reduction effect didn’t appear, and the active noise reduction feature of Galaxy Buds Live didn’t protect the noise next to me very well.” More often, I still have to turn up the volume to cover the noise that is transmitted to my ears. “
GSMArena: “The active noise reduction feature of Galaxy Buds Live slightly reduces ambient noise from the office, but not by much. When I turn up the volume of the headset and then match the active noise reduction on the better way to eliminate noise. “