On Tuesday, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Z Flip and S20 series in the U.S., as well as a new generation of Galaxy Buds plus wireless headphones. Media have now acquired the product and compared it to Apple’s AirPods. In terms of design, the Galaxy Buds s looks almost identical to the previous generation’s Galaxy Budwithn, but with a microphone added, the charging box has a more shiny surface than a matte one. Size, comfort, etc. are the same.
The overall look of the Galaxy Buds Plus is almost identical to that of the generation
The Galaxy Buds Plus looks closer to the AirPods Pro, with its soft silicone plugs embedded in the ear canal, providing tighter sealing, but the Galaxy Buds Plus doesnot have active noise reduction.
Oak plug design similar to AirPods Pro
The main selling point of the Galaxy Buds Plus is improved sound quality and battery life, and now it’s up to 11 hours, and the sound quality seems to be improving.
While it’s closer to the AirPods Pro in design, the Galaxy Buds Plus is closer to the second-generation AirPods. It costs $149, for example, $10 less than the second-generation AirPods (without wireless charging version) and $100 cheaper than the AirPods Pro.
Touch is available on each Galaxy Buds Plus for play/pause, switch songs, and activate voice assistants. But these features have platform limitations, and it’s the only three features when the Galaxy Buds plus is connected to the iPhone, but if you link to an Android device, a long touch button can start Spotify music.
But in fact its real competition is the second-generation AirPods.
Samsung also offers tools to control the sound level of the environment (although we don’t think this feature is useful), as well as adjusting the sound profile. There are some preset options for adding bass or treble, and there is an option to make the audio more dynamic or soft. While these are not real equalizers, they are more powerful than AirPods, which have nothing…
With Android phones, the Galaxy Buds plus can also read notifications, which are not available when it comes to the iPhone. AirPods offers a similar feature in iOS 13 that allows Siri to read messages.
The Galaxy Buds Plus can also connect multiple devices at the same time, such as a TV and an Android phone, which has a sound, but this feature is still not available when connected to the iPhone.
Overall, the Galaxy Buds s sounds better than the AirPods, but many users may not hear much difference. The sound quality of the latter is very different from that of the AirPods Pro, but it’s not fair, given that the Galaxy Buds plus is $100 cheaper, and that it’s not actually an active noise-cancelling headset.
As for the purchase advice, in fact, with what phone you are currently using and has a lot to do with, want to use headphones for the iPhone, AirPods is still the first choice, if the Android phone with headphones, you can look at Samsung.