On the morning of March 2, Samsung released the Galaxy Buds-Plus wireless headset this year along with its new phone, a small improvement from last year, mainly improving sound quality and battery life. So what are its advantages and disadvantages compared to its main rivals? Media 9to5mac compared the two performance.
Comparison of the two headphones
The Galaxy Buds Plus is designed to be very similar to its predecessors. The wireless charging case retains the pill-shaped design and is available in three colors: black, white and blue. And Apple, while allowing phones like the iPhone 11 to come in a variety of colors, has never been keen to do the same thing for its earbuds, whether wireless or not. The iconic white design has been in place since the iPod was born.
Exterior packaging for Galaxy Buds
Like the AirPods Pro, the Galaxy Buds Plus offers a variety of earbud snout options, a small accessory that someone may never change, but it can put a small amount of pressure on the inner ear canal to help the headset stay firm in the ear.
The black box is very delicate.
Personally, I prefer the look of the black Galaxy Buds to the white AirPods Pro. Aesthetically, the design looks more stylish, but Apple’s AirPods are designed more in terms of functionality, such as microphone position, audio quality and touch interaction.
The Galaxy Buds s i.e. into the magnetic connection suction in the charging box, reducing the possibility of falling off the ground when it’s opened. Although the Galaxy Buds Plus is also in-ear, but it does not have active noise function, although its soundinsulatiation, is the passive noise reduction effect is OK, but no active noise reduction is a bit disappointing.
Galaxy Buds plus randomly comes with earbud sets
One of the most notable improvements to Samsung’s flagship wireless earbuds is a significant increase in battery life. Listening to music can last up to 11 hours, which means you can stuff it in your ears all day, compared with 5 hours for 222 – not too short, and it’s a result of active noise reduction. And Apple’s charging case is bigger, with headphones and wireless charging cases delivering a total of more than 24 hours, compared with 22 hours for Samsung.
More forms of charging for Galaxy Buds Plus
Both have wireless charging capabilities, but Samsung’s more sophisticated, such as the USB-C interface, already reverse charges Samsung Galaxy smartphones. There had been rumours that the iPhone 11 might have similar features, but it never showed up.
The Galaxy Buds Plus pairing process is much the same as its previous offering. But the pop-up cards are actually learned from AirPods, but because of Android, the Samsung headset pairing process isn’t as perfect as Apple’s, because the pairing has a variety of permissions to pop up.
Galaxy Buds plus has a touchpad in the outer area of each corner headset that allows users to play, pause, skip, and more, using a series of gestures to control music playback. Users can also customize long-and-hold to control the volume, even including shortcuts to launch the music software Spotify.
But this trackpad is so sensitive that sometimes you just put them on or take them out and you start the touch operation. Compared to the lower, the 222 pressure sensor is much better, there is almost no problem with the wrong operation.
All-touch operation has a touch problem
The wireless headset has sensors inside it that sense the moment a user takes off or puts on the headset, then pauses or starts playing music. The Galaxy Buds pick-up pause was slightly delayed, but not a big problem.
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy Buds s doesn’t actively reduce noise, but it’s $100 cheaper than the 222. Active noise reduction this feature is very useful in scenes such as airplane subway, or you want to be quiet at home for a while, wearing it the experience is very good. Samsung might consider making a different version, along with active noise reduction, even if the price is a little higher.
Another major improvement in The Galaxy Buds plus is the sound quality. I think Samsung fans will be very happy with the improvement because the sound quality improvement is obvious. The biggest difference is the quality of the call, thanks in large part to improvements in the microphone settings. The quality of the call was not very good on the previous version, but there was a significant improvement on the “plus” version.
Galaxy Buds’ setup interface
The quality of the music has also improved, thanks in large part to the addition of a dual speaker, that is, the current Galaxy Buds plus has a separate bass and a separate tweeter. Thanks to this new design, the sound quality has been greatly improved and has not affected battery life.
But don’t forget that Apple is also improving, and while the audio of the Galaxy Buds Plus has improved, it still lacks the clarity and restoreability of the AirPods Pro. Take the california hotel song for example, and my ears can feel the subtle gap that is hard to discern when wearing Samsung headphones. This is not to say that the AirPods Pro’s sound quality is close to fever levels, both of which are mass-market products.
The final decision to buy the factor may be the mobile phone system
How do you choose both? It’s a tangled issue, with Samsung’s new headsets impressive in terms of battery life and sound quality, but still a little worse than the AirPods Pro, which doesn’t take into account active noise reduction. Samsung’s improvements are evident in many ways, but the details are still a far between Apple and Apple.
Of course, there is an important reason to buy that is what phone you are using now, because manufacturers have designed some obstacles, so that the headset and their own phone to match all the functions, this is the so-called ecological problem.