Samsung has launched the S20 series of Galaxy smartphones and along with it, the latest truly wireless earbuds called the Galaxy Buds+ with better sound and battery life. In this post, we take a comparative look at the Galaxy Buds+ and the AirPods Pro to see how they stack up against each other.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ vs AirPods Pro
The AirPods Pro is a sleek set of earbuds with a small extension tip that gives it a unique look compared to most earbuds you see in the market. The Galaxy Buds+ look just like other truly wireless earbuds out in the market.
Both earbuds have an in-ear design that helps block out noise. The Galaxy Buds+ is lightweight and ergonomically designed, allowing greater comfort when worn over long periods of time. The AirPods Pro, although weighing around 5.4 pounds isn’t the most comfortable to wear over long periods of time.
Noise cancelation is a big deal. The AirPods Pro boasts active noise cancelation, effectively blocking out all noise when you place the pods in your ears. Just press and hold the sensor on the extension tip to activate the Transparency mode so that you can hear what’s happening around you.
The Buds+ only has passive noise isolation, meaning it blocks background noise only when you play back music or other content on the earbuds. You can use the Ambient Aware2 feature to adjust how much of the background noise you want to hear.
When you compare the two earbuds in terms of Noise cancelation, the Buds + is no match to the AirPods Pro.
When it comes to the quality of the sound, the Galaxy Buds+ pales in comparison to what you hear on the AirPods Pro. The Adaptive Equaliser feature on the Pro automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear to deliver a rich, consistent listening experience.
The bass is powerful while the mid and low frequencies are auto adjusted to deliver the best experience. The sound quality on the AirPods Pro is enhanced further by active noise cancelation which does a great job of canceling out all background noise.
The Buds+ delivers decent neutral sound but nothing to ooh-aah about.
When it comes to picking up the earbuds, battery life is super important. The Galaxy Buds+ excels in this department, offering a battery life of 11 hours on a single charge. Bundled with the charging case, this can be extended by another 11 hours. That’s a total of 22 hours of battery life. Pretty awesome stuff!
In comparison, the AirPods Pro only offers a battery life of 4.5 hours on a single charge. This can be increased to 5 hours with ANC turned off. The charging case can bump the battery life to around 24 hours.
If you tend to use the earbuds for long hours at a stretch, the Galaxy Buds+ is what you need to get. With the AirPods Pro, you need to take a bit of a break before you can put them on again. In all, at the end of the day, both earbuds when powered via the charging case, can deliver around 22+ hours of battery life.
If you are an Apple fan and your life revolves inside the Apple ecosystem, you’ll find that the AirPods Pro fit perfectly in. You can seamlessly pair your AirPods Pro with your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch and switch between them effortlessly.
You can even enjoy the “Hey Siri” functionality to make calls, play/pause music, and ask for information.
On the other hand, you can pair the Galaxy Buds+ with an iPhone, but you won’t be able to enjoy all the AirPods Pro features to the fullest.
Also, if you want a good set of earbuds to take with you on your workouts, the AirPods Pro is ideal because it is sweat-resistant.
The Galaxy Buds+ does not offer active noise cancellation and its sound quality isn’t the best. With the result, that you can bag it for $100 less than the AirPods Pro.
At $249, the AirPods Pro may seem a touch too expensive, but with brilliant sound quality, active noise cancellation and seamless compatibility with other Apple devices, it claims its superiority.
Which One Should You Buy?
If you own an iPhone, there’s no doubt which earbuds you should pick – the AirPods Pro is the clear winner. If sound quality is important to you, your choice should again be the AirPods Pro. If ANC is an important aspect, then again, the AirPods should be your choice.
If $249 is above your budget, you can go for the regular AirPods or pick the Galaxy Buds+. Also, if you want earbuds in a color that is not white, pick the Galaxy Buds+, which are available in black, as well as blue.
Why Buy the Galaxy Buds+
- Long battery life
- Lower price
- Decent noise isolation
- No active noise cancellation
- Does not integrate well into Apple ecosystem
Why Buy the AirPods Pro
- Superior sound quality
- Better bass
- Seamless integration into Apple ecosystem
- Has active noise cancellation
- Average battery life on single charge but evens out with the charging case
So, that’s our comparative look at the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ vs AirPods Pro. We hope this helps you in deciding which earbuds to pick for your daily use.
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