The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a more compact and aerodynamic design as well as new audio capabilities for hi-fi geeks. Before we had the opportunity to try out the in-ear headphones, we could get a lot of impressions.
Gut, Is it possible?
- 360-degree and 24-bit audio
- Compact design
- Effective ANC
The situation is bad.
- Many features work only with Samsung smartphones
- Incompatible with iPhones
The release date for the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and the price of the product
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will be available in black, white, and to match the new Galaxy Z Flip 4, purple shades on August 26. A dual wireless charger and aTidal subscription will also be available for $229.99.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is both designed and built high quality.
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are supposed to be shorter and more powerful. Without a direct comparison to the predecessor, the difference isn't immediately obvious, however, the earbuds, which have decreased by 15% according to the manufacturer, fit very well in the ears and protrude relatively little from the ear cup. I was not surprised when I saw the possibility of losing the earbuds at the slightest point.
If you've just discovered the word "more streamlined," Samsung has actually improved the aerodynamics of its in-ears to mitigate wind noise. Finally, the included charging case matches the color of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and looks confusingly similar to the old Buds Pro case. There's also little to learn about here.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro audio is available now.
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's unique feature is the 24-bit audio. This high sound resolution is expected to significantly improve the sound quality than the predecessor. However, 24-bit is capable of providing the audio information in 24bit and the playback device has to provide 24-bit connectivity.
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offers flexibility with 24bit audio from a Samsung device, because apart from the proprietary Samsung Seamless Codec, the Buds 2 Pro supports only SBC and AAC codes. Does this really make a difference in reality? In our detailed review, we will discover more.
The next feature, the 360-degree audio, is similar in nature. Like Apple's Spatial Audio, the sound sources remain constant in space when you move your head. For example, if you turn your head 90 degrees to the right, you will hear the sound sources that were previously played frontally in your left ear. Again, this only applies when Samsung devices are the playback devices.
The third sound highlight is the improved ANC, which, according to the manufacturer, shields ambient noise by up to 40 percent more. During the short hands-on, we did not have a direct comparison to the predecessor, but the rather dangerous location was, in any case, properly muted. There is also a smart transparency mode that automatically turns off the ANC as soon as you begin a conversation.
The earphones each have a battery capacity of 61 mAh, while the charging case has a 515 mAh battery capacity. So, you can have the in-ears full-time for about four hours when the charging case is enabled. The duration is reduced to 29 hours, without noise cancellation.
An Early Verdict
Despite the $229.99 price, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is a fantastic in-ear headphones, especially for Samsung users. Those who use an iPhone or an Android smartphone from another manufacturer will have to live with limited functionality. In this case, you should have a look at our list of best true wireless headphones of 2022.
You'll get a free Tidal subscription from the manufacturer as well as the Samsung Dual Wireless Charger if you pre-order the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro until and including August 26, so you'll receive a free Tidal subscription.