RANK #29

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

"The true wireless Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earphones offer active noise cancellation in a stylish, waterproof design that works best with Galaxy phones."
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Pros
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Excellent sound
  • Active noise canceling
  • Comfortable and well-built design.
  • Impressive microphone
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Touch controls can be finicky
  • Some features limited to Samsung phones

Overall Rating

79.6%
The overall rating was calculated based on 8478 customer and expert reviews from 25 review sites and 14 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 91.7%
    Comfort
  • 80.6%
    Controls
  • 96.9%
    Build Quality
  • 79.5%
    Phone Calls
  • 82.0%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 86.8%
    Battery Life
  • 90.9%
    Design
  • 88.6%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
6
Good
19
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

What experts are saying

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro offer improved active noise cancellation and an IPX7 water resistance, but their flat sound and awkward fit stunt what was otherwise a promising pair of buds.

Pros
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Basic noise cancellation
  • Simple touch controls
Cons
  • Flat, cramped sound
  • No Google Assistant / Siri support
  • Bulge out of the ear

Samsung's new noise-canceling earbuds feature excellent sound and call quality, but their fit could impact noise-canceling performance.

Pros
  • Attractive design with small charging case
  • Excellent sound
  • Active noise canceling
  • Good headset performance for calls
  • Voice-detection feature
  • IPX 7 water-resistance (fully waterproof)
  • 360 virtual surround for Galaxy S21 models
Cons
  • May not fit everyone's ears equally well
  • Without a tight seal, noise-canceling performance drops
  • Currently, 360 Audio virtual surround only works with new S21 models
  • While Bluetooth audio works with iPhones, Galaxy Buds app for iOS isn't supported

They don’t win at any one thing, but they strike a great mix in terms of sound quality, ANC, and comfort

Pros
  • Best sound quality yet for Samsung earbuds
  • Voice detect feature is super convenient
  • IPX7 water and sweat resistance
  • Improved mic performance
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Some features only work with other Samsung devices
  • Touch controls can be finicky
  • No more software support on iPhones

The true wireless Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earphones offer active noise cancellation in a stylish, waterproof design that works best with Galaxy phones.

Pros
  • Attractive, comfortable design
  • Strong audio performance
  • Fully waterproof
Cons
  • Average active noise cancellation
  • Some features require an Android and/or Galaxy phone

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless are in-ear headphones with a good active noise cancelling (ANC) feature. They're able to isolate more noise than the S...

Pros
  • Can isolate ambient chatter.
  • Comfortable and well-built design.
  • EQ presets available.
Cons
  • Mic has poor noise handling.
  • Sub-par battery performance.
  • No multi-device or NFC pairing.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are the true wireless earphones to get from Samsung. The Buds Pro take the best of the Galaxy Buds Plus and the Galaxy Buds Live, and make for an excellent true wireless headset for daily listening. These are very good true wireless earbuds, and they cost less than the top competitors' offerings.

Pros
  • Good sound
  • Impressive microphone
  • Decent noise canceling
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • 360 audio limited to Samsung Galaxy devices
  • Touch controls are too sensitive

The Galaxy Buds Pro are the best true wireless earbuds Samsung has made yet, but they're still not perfect

Pros
  • Robustly built, water resistant design
  • Nice neutral audio profile
  • Decent mic quality
  • Reliable ANC
Cons
  • Lack of aptX will be an issue for serious listeners
  • Earbuds shape can make getting a tight seal and reliable fit tricky

Samsung borrows the best of its previous headphones for the Galaxy Buds Pro, which are the best noise-cancelling true wireless buds around right now.

Pros
  • Intelligent ANC
  • IPX7 water-resistance
  • Excellent audio
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • Some features limited to Samsung phones
  • Fiddly touch controls

Samsung took a leap with the Galaxy Buds Live, and missed the mark. The Galaxy Buds Pro correct course with a better design and enhanced ANC.

Pros
  • Automatic audio passthrough is genius
  • Simple and small charging case
  • Comfortable design
  • Great Bluetooth connection
Cons
  • Touch controls can be finicky
  • Still can't customize touch controls
  • Call quality isn't "Pro" at all

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung’s most impressive earbuds to date, but you’ll need a Galaxy smartphone to get the best out of them

Pros
  • Attractive design and comfortable fit
  • Premium sound quality
  • IPX7 certification
Cons
  • Mediocre ANC
  • Numerous features are Galaxy exclusive

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