Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro (2024)

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Samsung had a hit on its hands with the original Galaxy Buds Pro, combining a solid feature set with usability and sound. Cut to more than a year and a half later, and we have the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and its improved active noise cancelling (ANC). We spent over a week with each set of Samsung earphones to inform you whether the newer Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is a worthy successor.

Editor’s note: this article was updated on March 20, 2023, to add information about the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro recording binaural sound, to add the Google Pixel Buds Pro as an alternative, and to update formatting.

What’s it like to use the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro?

Like many updated products in the same series, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and the recently discontinued (but still available) Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro share quite a lot in common. From the outside, their cases are virtually the same shape and size: a squat, square box with rounded corners and a clamshell-style lid. The Galaxy Buds Pro comes in a glossy plastic with reflective jewel-like accents, while Samsung covered the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in a uniform matte, rubberized plastic. Both cases scratch somewhat easily.

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The buds are IPX7 rated for waterproofing, which should cover most wet activities or environments you’d take the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Though composed of different plastics, the buds are similar in shape and fit, give or take a millimeter. At 5.5g per bud, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is 0.8g lighter than the Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds. Both buds are comfortable and ship with three different sized sets of ear tips to find your best fit. You can take an ear tip fit test with either set of earbuds through Android’s Galaxy Wearable app to ensure you’ve selected the right tips for your ear shape, but more on app features in a bit.

There’s always “the right” set of buds for your needs, and it’s important to look beyond specs alone. Despite the durable IPX7 rating shared by both Samsung earbuds, neither is ideal for exercising since they lack additional stabilizers or hooks, as seen in the JLab Epic Air Sport ANC, to secure the fit. However, for the person on a commute, or working at a desk, both versions of the Samsung buds do more for you than an overly secure fit designedfor running. You could still go for a run with the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or Galaxy Buds Pro if they suit your anatomy, but their features and generally looser fits suggest you pick them for ANC, music listening, and productivity.

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AAC means the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro plays well with Apple products, so long as you don’t need app features.

Once paired with your device, you benefit from quick reconnections and the Galaxy Wearable app to get the most out of the buds. Android owners, especially Samsung owners, gain handy OS-exclusive features like automatic device switching (for Samsung accounts and devices) and bonus niceties like notifications read aloud through the buds. These features are basically the same on both earbuds and toggled through the app.

How do you control the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro?

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You control the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with taps, presses, and holds.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro features a touch panel with good sensitivity for on-ear controls. It registers commands accurately and rarely misfires. In the app, you can alter the default setting for the touch-and-hold motion only, and you are limited to only one “type” of command per bud. For example, you cannot assign the left earbud to control listening modes and the right one to Spotify Tap. The app will automatically reassign the other earbud to the most recent “type” of command you select.

With the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, you also get direct access to voice commands for your smart assistant saying, “Hey, Bixby.” With Bixby active, you can inquire about the weather, have notifications read aloud, and ask anything else.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Galaxy Buds Pro controls:

INPUTACTION (music)ACTION (phone)
INPUT

One tap

ACTION (music)

Play/Pause

ACTION (phone)
INPUT

Two taps

ACTION (music)

Skip to track ahead

ACTION (phone)

Answer/end call

INPUT

Three taps

ACTION (music)

Skip to previous track

ACTION (phone)

Decline call

INPUT

Tap and hold

ACTION (music)

Right: increase volume
Left: decrease volume
Toggle ANC/ambient modes (change in settings)

ACTION (phone)

Reject call

INPUT

"Hey, Bixby"

ACTION (music)

Voice your request or inquiry (Samsung device only)

ACTION (phone)

These commands by default work basically the same on the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro as on the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the Galaxy Buds Pro suffers from hypersensitive touch panels.

From the Galaxy Wearable app, you can designate the touch and hold function to command four things: cycle through listening modes, wake your phone’s smart assistant, volume up/down, or access Spotify Tap.

Should you use the Galaxy Wearable app?

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The Galaxy Wearable app is easy to use with unique features if you have an Android device.

The Galaxy Wearable app is a must for Android users, even if you just use it for the initial set up and update access. Apple iPhone owners are left out in the cold on this one because there is no iOS-compatible app for the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Buds Pro. This means you won’t get direct access to any of the following features on an iPhone.

Because the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Galaxy Buds Pro use the same app, the experience is largely similar. You can access listening modes (ANC, Ambient, and normal), adjust ANC and Ambient mode intensity, customize some settings like EQ presets (or a limited number of touch commands), and enable 360 Audio. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Galaxy Buds Pro also support “Voice detect,” which works like Sony’s “Speak-to-Chat” function on its flagship headsets. When you speak with this setting enabled, the Galaxy Buds 2 series will lower media volume and enable Ambient mode so you can carry on a conversation with someone. After five, 10, or 15 seconds of not detecting your voice, the earphones will return the volume to the previous setting.

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The left shows the significant number of app permissions required to even use the Galaxy Wearable app. On the right is the main menu page, where most functions are under settings.

Both earbuds provide features like find my earbuds, earbud fit test, voice command, and accessibility options that include channel balance, mono listening, and ANC in one earbud. Samsung requires that you approve a lot of data permissions just to access the app. Still, it’s nice that it doesn’t hog a bunch of your device’s storage. If you have a Samsung smartwatch, it will use the same app.

How do the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro connect?

Samsung device owners reap the most rewards from the codec selection with both sets of buds using proprietary codecs. The latest Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has the Samsung Seamless Codec, capable of delivering 24-bit audio to select Samsung phones. Found on the Galaxy Buds Pro, the Samsung Scalable Codec can stream up to 16-bit audio, which works just fine on CDs and most listeners’ hearing abilities. With these codecs and your Samsung phone, you’ll enjoy low latency when streaming videos. To access 360 Audio, you’ll also need a Samsung device.

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The indicator light blinks red, blue, and green when the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro enters pairing mode.

Unfortunately for other Android device users to connect you only get AAC or SBC codecs. Neither codec ideally suits Android. SBC behaves with more stability over Android, and AAC performs inconsistently across Android devices. Meanwhile, AAC works perfectly well on iPhones.

Featuring Bluetooth 5.3, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has the potential for Bluetooth LE Audio in the future. The Galaxy Buds Pro uses Bluetooth 5.0 and won’t support LE Audio down the line. You won’t notice a difference in daily use at this point, but the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is more future proof.

Pairing the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro for the first time is simple, and the process is almost the same for both earbuds.

  1. Open the case.
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your device.
  3. Remove the buds from the case if you’re connecting the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. Leave the buds in the case if it’s the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
  4. Press your fingers on the touch panels of the buds to enter pairing mode. On the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro do this until the case light blinks red, blue, and green.
  5. Select the earbuds on your device’s Bluetooth settings.

Subsequent connections with the same device should happen immediately when you open the case and pluck out the buds. With a previously paired Samsung device, you might see a card pop up when you open the case asking if you want to pair the buds, even if the Bluetooth is off. That’s another way to pair. There are a few other ways to do this, but the above method works regardless of whether you use a Samsung device, iPhone, PC, or other Android device.

Is battery life better on the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro?

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Like the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the Galaxy Buds Pro supports charging via USB-C and wirelessly with Qi-compatible devices.

The battery life of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is almost the same as the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. You get around 5 hours with either headset. More specifically, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro provides 4 hours and 50 minutes of playtime, and the Galaxy Buds Pro provides 4 hours and 48 minutes of battery life with ANC on. While this figure works fine for most, the buds will have more charging cycles than other earbuds with longer standalone battery life. In other words, the products may not last as long as alternatives.

Both Samsung Galaxy cases charge USB-C cable, wirelessly from a Qi mat, or with the PowerShare feature from a Samsung phone. For a couple of flagship wireless earbuds, we expect longer batteries. It’s worth acknowledging that the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro likely enlists a lot of battery to power the impressive active noise cancelling.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro block noise better?

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In the mids and especially the lows, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro trounces the Galaxy Buds Pro.

Noise cancelling performance is the biggest difference between the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and the Galaxy Buds Pro. The Galaxy Buds Pro doesn’t hold a candle to the ANC performance of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

With the new flagship’s better noise blocking and cancelling capabilities in loud environments you can keep your volume at a safe level. The ANC onboard the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro does a great job of nearly muting low-frequency noise, about 30dB of noise reduction at 100Hz, which is 15dB more effective than the Galaxy Buds Pro at the same frequency. While the Galaxy Buds Pro is still a good set of ANC-capable earbuds, the noise cancelling tech on the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in the mids and bassy frequencies shows it’s one of the best out there. In contrast, the older Galaxy Buds Pro struggles to attenuate much sub-bass frequency noise, showing its age.

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Vents on both iterations of the Galaxy Buds Pro help alleviate pressure.

Isolation above 1kHz is similar between these Galaxy Buds, with the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro pulling slightly ahead in the 1-5kHz range. Again, you’ll need to find the best ear tips when using either earphone set. A poor fit might let external noise mask your music and render ANC much less effective than the chart above depicts. You may find that you need to use one size tip for your left ear and a different size for your right—that’s normal!

Does the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro sound better than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro?

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Both earbuds share a similar midrange and bass response.

If you were thinking of upgrading your Galaxy Buds Pro to the latest for an improved sound, perhaps hold off. Samsung hasn’t changed much between the two sets of Galaxy Buds, which is especially true of the frequency response. In comparing the two with our target curve, we see a generally close approximation of our ideal curve, specifically in the mids. Comparatively, the original Galaxy Buds Pro has a slightly subdued sub-bass response. You can select an EQ preset like “Bass Boost” if you need more oomph. With minorly exaggerated highs, the Galaxy Buds Pro still mirrors our curve well.

With more bass, especially sub-bass, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is better suited for pop music than the Galaxy Buds Pro. You still get natural-sounding mids, but the bass is louder. The treble sounds too loud from 3-6kHz and above 10kHz, and a little quiet between 8-10kHz. Even so, the significant volume bump above 10kHz mainly affects harmonics, rather than entire instrument parts. Most people will like the sound of both sets of buds.

Yes, you can EQ both Samsung buds in the Galaxy Wearable app, however, you only get to choose between presets. The presets preserve the gist of the default frequency responses of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Galaxy Buds Pro, which is fine considering they already sound good. You’ll need a third-party equalizer app to get a radically different sound.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a better microphone?

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You can turn on Ambient mode during phone calls to hear yourself with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro (pictured) and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Both sets of Galaxy Buds have beamforming microphones and voice pickup units. In ideal conditions, both products capture voices with similar results. Sound is intelligible and good enough for most Zoom meetings and phone calls. Basically, this is standard for our expectations of mics in wireless earbuds. If you need something for constant conference calls, consider investing in a purpose-built headset.

The key difference between the two is that the newer Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro more meticulously filters noise without removing your voice. The Galaxy Buds Pro can occasionally filter out your speech when trying to reject external noise.

As of early 2023, you can also record binaural sound with the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in the camera app. This uses the 360 Audio Recording feature found in Samsung Galaxy phones running One UI 5.0 or newer.

Listen to our demos below and let us know your thoughts!

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro microphone demo (Ideal conditions):

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone demo (Ideal conditions):

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro microphone demo (Street conditions):

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone demo (Street conditions):

Which microphone sounds better?

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Should you get the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro?

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The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is a great pick if you need ANC.

If you have a Samsung device and spare cash, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is worth the extra entrance fee for some of the best ANC performance. All else is pretty similar between the earbuds, except for the improved noise filtering on the mic. In fact, these Galaxy Buds have more in common than they have setting them apart. You get the Samsung Seamless Codec, rather than the Samsung Scalable Codec, on the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offering a greater potential transfer rate.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

Comfortable fit • Enhanced noise-cancelling technology • Satisfying battery life

Samsung's reliable earbuds upgraded

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro earbuds provide great sound and feature active noise canceling. They meld a great fit and comfort with a vast range of ear tips. Efficient ANC and five hours of battery life sweeten the deal.

Commands are almost identical, as are the functions, and the companion Galaxy Wearable app. With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, you benefit from more refined touchpads, which make a difference in daily use. Battery life is effectively the same as well. Aesthetically, the Galaxy Buds Pro has a flashier shiny plastic, versus the subdued rubberized look of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Although both cases are prone to scratching, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is additionally a dust magnet.

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If you’re on the fence the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has few drawbacks and a lot of the same quirks as the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Both earbuds have the same IPX7 rating, and share similar fits. One upside of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is that Samsung will continue to support and update it for longer because of its newness, whereas the original Galaxy Buds Pro has been discontinued. You can still find the original Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro at an attractive discount, making it an excellent pair of earbuds for under $200.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Good sound • Impressive microphone performance • Wireless charging

Still a great pair of true wireless buds, if you can find them

Samsung's premium true wireless earbuds might be discontinued, but they're still a great buy. Thanks to their eye-catching design, improved eartips, great active noise cancelation (ANC), and excellent microphone, it's an all-round audio solution for people on the go.

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What should you get instead of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro?

Of course, Samsung owners might want to consider the middle ground option, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2. The price of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ($99.99 at Amazon) lands around the same ballpark as the Galaxy Buds Pro, which may be worth comparing. They sport similar battery life scores and ANC performance. The Galaxy Buds 2 is newer and hasn’t been discontinued, so expect support and updates for longer than the Galaxy Buds Pro. With that said, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 doesn’t trounce the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

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The Galaxy Buds 2 uses the same Galaxy Wearable app.

Folks most interested in coupling a nice sound with a bit of noise cancelling should try the Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless for $69.95 at Amazon. While the noise cancelling is not class redefining, it’s comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and it plays nice with Android and Apple alike with excellent codec options.

Still, for the Android fans out there looking to maximize some of its features, perhaps the Google Pixel Buds Pro will satisfy best (for $159.99 at Amazon). It offers excellent ANC, and a few exclusive luxuries such as immediate voice translation. Google continues to update the buds, with features like spatial audio too. Its one of the closest competition compared with the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

The premium Sony WF-1000XM4 ($178 at Amazon) and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds ($189.99 at Amazon) are still great picks for iPhone and Android users. Both earbuds offer better battery life than either pair of Galaxy Buds, with Sony’s buds lasting nearly 8 hours. Noise cancelling is close between these Sony and Bose earphones, and the apps work regardless of your OS choice. However, the prices are more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Galaxy Buds Pro. We are hard pressed to recommend the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, because they’re expensive and haveway too much bass.

Frequently asked questions

If you have a newer Samsung device the answer is probably. It needs to be running One UI 4.0 at least.

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FAQs

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro? ›

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are Samsung's best earbuds to date, sporting a refined design and support for 24-bit audio playback under the right conditions. They're not much better than the first-gen Galaxy Buds Pro overall, though.

Is Galaxy Buds Pro 2 better than Galaxy Buds Pro? ›

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are Samsung's best earbuds to date, sporting a refined design and support for 24-bit audio playback under the right conditions. They're not much better than the first-gen Galaxy Buds Pro overall, though.

Are Samsung buds 2 and Pro the same? ›

The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless are the upgraded variant of the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless. While both buds are comfortable and well-built, the Pro have a higher IP certification of IPX7 and a significantly better noise isolation performance.

Why are my Galaxy Buds 2 Pro so quiet? ›

If you are experiencing low volume or poor sound quality on one or both of your Galaxy Buds, there may be a couple reasons why. You might be wearing the earbuds incorrectly, or the buds could have accumulated dust or debris.

Do the Galaxy buds 2 Pro have noise cancellation? ›

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro earbuds provide great sound and feature active noise canceling. They meld a great fit and comfort with a vast range of ear tips. Efficient ANC and five hours of battery life sweeten the deal.

Is the Buds 2 Pro worth the upgrade? ›

If you already own the Galaxy Buds Pro, there's no rush to upgrade. The sound quality and feature sets are very similar between these two sets of Galaxy Buds. If you upgrade, you'll hear a marked difference in ANC and microphone quality, but everything is close enough.

How long do Galaxy buds 2 Pro last? ›

Given that the Buds 2 Pro offer up to 5 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation (ANC), I think most users won't encounter this issue. I also like the new matte finish on the earbuds (and case) that feels more grippy than its predecessor's glossy finish.

Are Galaxy Buds 2 better than Pixel Buds? ›

Like their design, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are slightly better than the Pixel Buds Pro when it comes to sound quality. But Google's earbuds still manage to impress.

Can you wear Galaxy buds in the shower? ›

Precautions to care for your Galaxy Buds Pro in good condition. Do not wear the device during activities, such as swimming, playing water sports, taking a shower, or while visiting spa or sauna facilities. Doing so can damage the device.

Which is better Buds Pro or Buds Live? ›

The Pro are more comfortable and have a better-balanced sound profile right out of the box. Their ANC can reduce more ambient noise around you, and their integrated mic offers better overall performance. However, the Live have longer-lasting continuous battery life.

How do I make my buds 2 Pro louder? ›

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro let you adjust their volume by tapping on your ears: two quick taps on your left ear ticks the volume down one notch, two taps on the right turns it up. This actually isn't exclusive to Samsung's newest earbuds—it's also an option on the first Galaxy Buds Pro and the Galaxy Buds 2.

How do I increase the volume on my Galaxy Buds2 Pro? ›

Volume control
  1. Navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected phone, and then place the earbuds in your ears.
  2. Tap Touch controls, and then tap Touch and hold.
  3. Tap Volume up or Volume down, and the setting for both buds will be changed to volume controls.

How do I turn up the volume on my Galaxy Buds2 Pro? ›

Volume up or Volume down: Touch and hold the touchpad to raise or lower the volume. If you select volume control on one earbud, the other will automatically switch to match. If you choose another option, you can still raise and lower the volume on the connected device.

Why are Galaxy Buds 2 Pro so expensive? ›

If you're wondering why the Buds Pro are so much more expensive, it's because they have Intelligent ANC and Dolby Head Tracking features.

Which Samsung buds have best noise cancelling? ›

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has some of the best noise canceling we've tested and undercuts other flagships with its price, which isn't cheap by any means. If you want a pocketable pair of ANC earbuds, this is your best bet. Sound quality is also very good and requires little tinkering.

Can you swim with Galaxy Buds 2 Pro? ›

Do not wear the device during activities, such as swimming, playing water sports, taking a shower, or while visiting spa or sauna facilities. Doing so can damage the device.

Is it worth upgrading to Samsung Buds 2? ›

Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2 are a solid entry in the mid-range true wireless earbuds category. They're small, offer decent sound and noise canceling, and other than their lackluster battery life, they're a compelling option at a very manageable price.

Should I upgrade from Galaxy buds plus to pro? ›

Overall, if you're into lossless audio and want better 360 Audio, you can upgrade to the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. But if you don't, you don't need to upgrade from the Galaxy Buds Pro to the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is still a significant upgrade over the Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds+, or the Galaxy Buds Live.

Can Galaxy buds 2 read text messages? ›

Voice Assistant. The AirPods Pro works with Siri, obviously, while the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro can connect to either Bixby (default) or Google Assistant. Both earbuds can read incoming text messages aloud to me, but only the AirPods Pro allows me to respond via voice dictation.

Which Galaxy Buds last the longest? ›

Battery
  • Galaxy Buds Pro: Up to 28 hours of play time, with 8 hours per charge in the earbuds. Charging them in the case for 10 minutes will give you up to 85 minutes of play time.
  • Galaxy Buds2: Up to 20 hours of play time. ...
  • Galaxy Buds2 Pro: Up to 30 hours of play time, with up to 8 hours per charge in the earbuds.

What year did the Galaxy buds 2 Pro come out? ›

The Buds 2 Pro include active noise cancellation, 24-bit Hi-Fi audio support (only for Samsung device with One UI 4.0 or above) and enhanced 360-degree audio. They were released on August 26, 2022, with a launch price of $229.99, a $30 price increase compared to the original Galaxy Buds Pro.

What is the average life of Galaxy buds pro? ›

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: Battery life and charging case. Samsung rates battery life at 5 hours with ANC on, which is really about 4 to 4.5 hours when taking high volume, streaming, and listening modes into account.

Are Buds 2 better than live? ›

Our Verdict. The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless are somewhat better headphones than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Truly Wireless. The Buds2 are more comfortable, have more consistent audio reproduction, and have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer.

Does Galaxy buds 2 Pro have Google Assistant? ›

You can get always-on voice assistant listening on either pair of earbuds. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with Bixby, while the Pixel Buds Pro have Google Assistant.

Can you use Google Assistant on Samsung Galaxy buds 2 Pro? ›

Yes, you can. If you have Samsung earbuds, your phone's virtual assistant (or AI assistant) can control your devices by just listening to your voice!

Is it OK to sleep with Samsung earbuds in? ›

Don't Wear Earbuds for Long Hours

Sleeping with earbuds every once in a while isn't too harmful. Listening to music on your earbuds is actually therapeutic and can be helpful to people who need some sound to fall asleep. However, if your sleep routine involves sleeping with earbuds every night, then that's a problem.

Can sweat damage Galaxy buds? ›

The earbuds are not waterproof and are not suitable for use in water. If they get some sweat or rain on them, you should clean them immediately.

Can you wear Galaxy Buds Pro in the rain? ›

IPX7 rating means that the device is water-resistant when submersed in fresh water at a depth of 1 meter, for up to 30 minutes. However, the earbuds may be damaged if used in conditions inconsistent with the IPX7 standard.

Which company has the best buds? ›

5 Best Earbuds Brands In India May 2023
  • Apple.
  • Nothing.
  • boAt.
  • Noise.
  • Boult Audio.
May 1, 2023

Which brand is best for buds? ›

The 10 Best Headphone And Earbud Brands - Spring 2023 Reviews
  • Bose. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless. ...
  • Sony. Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless. ...
  • Apple. Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) Truly Wireless. ...
  • Sennheiser. Sennheiser HD 800 S. ...
  • Audio-Technica. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. ...
  • JBL. JBL Live Pro 2 TWS True Wireless. ...
  • Beats. ...
  • Jabra.
Jun 6, 2023

Which Buds company is best? ›

List of 10 Best Earbuds in India
  • Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live.
  • JBL Tune 230NC TWS Earbuds.
  • boAt Airdopes 141 Truly Wireless in Ear Earbuds.
  • OnePlus Nord Buds.
  • Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds.
  • Boult Ammo True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds.
  • pTron Bassbuds Eon TWS Earbuds.
Apr 11, 2023

Does Galaxy buds 2 have 360 audio? ›

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is already capable of playing back 360 Audio. With its latest firmware update, Samsung is taking advantage of the earbuds' left and right microphones to let you record 360-degree audio.

Which Samsung earbuds are best for small ears? ›

Generally, smaller ears fit the Galaxy Buds 2 better. Remember, a good fit is just as important as noise canceling tech when it comes to blocking outside sounds. A fine pair of noise canceling earbuds that might get lost in the confusing line of other Buds.

Do Samsung buds Pro have a mic? ›

The Galaxy Buds come equipped with an Adaptive Dual Microphone that combines an inner and outer microphone, it captures your voice clearly and accurately.

How do I improve the sound quality on my Galaxy buds? ›

How to improve the audio quality of the Galaxy Buds
  1. Check that you are wearing the Buds properly. ...
  2. Basic Maintenance. ...
  3. Adjust the sound balance. ...
  4. Check the volume settings. ...
  5. Adjust the sound settings and equaliser. ...
  6. Minimise sound lags. ...
  7. Reset your Buds.

How do you answer a call on buds2 Pro? ›

Answer or decline a call

To answer the call, double tap the touchpad. To decline the call, touch and hold the touchpad. To end the call, double tap the touchpad.

How long does it take to charge Galaxy Buds 2 Pro? ›

Placing the buds in the charging case for 10 minutes will give you up to 150 minutes of play time. Galaxy Buds Pro give you up to 8 hours of play time per charge, which can be extended to up to 28 hours more with a fully charged case. Just 10 minutes in the charging case will give you up to 85 minutes of play time.

How much are Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in dollars? ›

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is now available to preorder for $230.

What is the most expensive Galaxy buds? ›

Best Samsung Earbuds – Overall: Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

The Galaxy Buds Pro are the best Samsung earbuds overall not just because they're the latest model, but they offer exceptional sound quality with improved noise cancellation. Priced at $229, these are also the most expensive wireless earbuds yet from Samsung.

Which Samsung buds is best for calls? ›

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offer improved noise canceling along with very good sound and voice-calling performance, plus support for high-resolution wireless audio streaming if you're a Galaxy device owner with the right setup.

Do Galaxy Buds have better sound quality than AirPods? ›

Galaxy Buds 2 Pro at a glance. If you're an iPhone owner or want the best possible active noise cancellation, transparency mode or battery life, go with the AirPods Pro 2. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are the ideal high-end buds for Galaxy phone owners, and have a slight edge in comfort and sound quality.

Which earphones are best for noise cancelling? ›

Best noise-cancelling earbuds 2023: budget and premium options...
  • Bose. QuietComfort Earbuds 2. Check Price.
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Can you wear Buds 2 Pro in shower? ›

Precautions to care for your Galaxy Buds Pro in good condition. Do not wear the device during activities, such as swimming, playing water sports, taking a shower, or while visiting spa or sauna facilities. Doing so can damage the device.

Can Galaxy buds 2 Pro wirelessly charge? ›

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has wireless charging

But wireless charging is a convenience many can't live without. The good news is that like previous Galaxy Buds, the new ones come with a wireless charging case.

When did Galaxy buds 2 Pro come out? ›

The Buds 2 Pro include active noise cancellation, 24-bit Hi-Fi audio support (only for Samsung device with One UI 4.0 or above) and enhanced 360-degree audio. They were released on August 26, 2022, with a launch price of $229.99, a $30 price increase compared to the original Galaxy Buds Pro.

Does Galaxy buds 2 Pro have transparency mode? ›

Other standout features include two-way drivers (10mm woofers and 5.3mm tweeters), 24-bit high-res audio with a Samsung Galaxy phone, ANC and transparency mode, 360 audio, a dunkable design, and a wireless charging case.

Are Galaxy Buds Live better than Galaxy Buds 2? ›

The Buds2 are more comfortable, have more consistent audio reproduction, and have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer. They also have a significantly better noise isolation performance. However, the Live have a more stable in-ear fit and a better battery performance.

How many versions of Galaxy Buds Pro are there? ›

Galaxy Buds models all have something special to offer, including the Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds2, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. Still, there are some important differences between them, such as features like advanced sound quality, Active noise canceling, and Ambient sound.

How far can Galaxy Buds 2 Pro be away from phone? ›

Make sure to use the earbuds and your device within 30 feet of each other. The distance may vary depending on the environment and your phone model. Avoid using the device near obstructions that can block the Bluetooth signal, such as walls, routers, electrical equipment, or electromagnetic waves.

Does Galaxy buds Pro 2 come with ear tips? ›

Your Galaxy Buds Pro, Buds2, and Buds2 Pro come with earbud tips that are similar to those on the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+.

Is Buds 2 Pro water resistant? ›

Regardless of which set of Galaxy Buds 2 you purchase, you get some degree of water resistance. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro buds merit an IPX7 rating, giving you the option to drop the earphones into one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

What is better than Galaxy Buds? ›

The Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless are somewhat better headphones than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless. The Jabra are better-built, have a more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box, and offer a better overall battery performance.

Which Galaxy buds are best for small ears? ›

Small ears don't have to limit your choices for good earbuds and headphones. Now you know where to look, and above all, we think the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are some of the best ones you can buy. The buds have an elegance to them, and what gets them to the top is their sound quality and feature set.

Are Galaxy buds 2 comfy? ›

There's plenty to like about the Galaxy Buds 2 – particularly their comfy fit and active noise cancellation – and they're certainly a better overall package than the earbuds they intend to replace.

Can I use Google Assistant on Galaxy buds 2 Pro? ›

Yes, you can. If you have Samsung earbuds, your phone's virtual assistant (or AI assistant) can control your devices by just listening to your voice!

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