Galaxy Buds2 Pro fit perfectly in your world. Tune in to what matters most with Intelligent Active Noise Cancellation.* Surround yourself with the sounds you love with enhanced 360-degree audio.** Galaxy Buds2 Pro fit more securely and comfortably than ever. HD Voice Technology separates your voice from surrounding noise. Catch every word without taking out your earbuds with technology that auto detects voices and adjusts so you can hear them better.*** IPX7 water resistant Galaxy Buds2 Pro keeps the beat going even with a little rain.**** From your phone to your tablet, watch, or PC, never miss a call with Galaxy Buds2 Pro.***** *Features including Intelligent Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient sound require a Bluetooth connection to a compatible device. **Requires a Galaxy smartphone with Android 8.0 and One UI 4.1 or later with 1.5GB RAM or above. ***Requires a Galaxy smartphone with Android 8.0 later and 1.5GB RAM or above. Feature only can be enabled and controlled through the Galaxy Wearable app on Android, available on the Google Play Store. ****Rated to IPX7 for submersion in up to 3 feet of fresh water for up to 30 minutes based on international standard ISO 60529. Not advised for beach or pool use. If the earbuds are damaged, they are not guaranteed to be water resistant. If the earbuds or your hands are wet, they must be dried thoroughly prior to handling. Charging case is not water-resistant. *****Easy Pair only supported on mobile devices running One UI 1.0 or later and Galaxy Book series PCs launched 2020 or later. Auto Switch only supported on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) running One UI 3.1 or later and watches that are Galaxy Watch4 Series or later. Devices must be logged in to the same Samsung account and have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on. Earbuds must be paired with both your phone and tablet at least once. ******Feature supported on Galaxy Book series PCs launched 2020 or later and TV models launched 2022 or later.
These are the best buds yetI have every model of galaxy buds and these are the best yet. They stay in your ear better than the buds 2 and buds pro. The case is slightly smaller than previous versions. I like the textures finish. They are much smaller than the buds pro and sound better. The feature to lower volume and start ambient sound when you talk wprks really well. Noise canceling is great. These are my new favorite.
Mr. Stateham –
Best Samsungs Yet, but not PerfectI upgraded to these after owning the Galaxy Buds Live, which is a very different design. I’m not an audiophile, but I am fairly experienced with mid-tier sound equipment, speakers, and headphones. I built my own 11.1 surround sound movie room using a higher end Yamaha receiver and have used Klipsch, Polk Audio, Paradigm, BIC America, Sony, Yamaha, Pioneer, Bose (don’t judge me, they work well in some applications), JL Audio, JBL, Mirage, and other brands of speakers through the years in home and car audio setups. For headphones, I’ve mainly used wired as early wireless models sounded hollow and tinny in comparison. I’ve used lower end AKG and Sony buds, as well as mid-tier Sennheisers. I’ve also used higher end Sony over-ear headphones as well as the highly rated (but lesser known) Status Audio CB-1 studio monitor headphones.I waited a while to buy into the wireless headphone market and finally took the plunge with the Buds Live as they offered something my wired headphones didn’t—ambient sound. Usually this is an unwanted distraction and noise isolation is preferred, but sometimes I want to be aware of what’s going on around me and be able to engage in a conversation even if I have my buds in. Apple did this well with their pass-through technology, but I’m not about to switch over to an entirely new product line and closed ecosystem just for headphones, so I waited. The Buds Live managed this trick with a low-tech solution by not sealing in the ear canal, so I gave them a try. Sound quality was decent—on par with my lower end AKG wired buds, but not as good as my mid-tier (~$100) Sennheiser buds. They also were finnicky with their connection and cut out a lot if my phone was in my pocket, especially if I bent over or squatted.BUDS 2 PRO:I upgraded to these as they also had a pass-through feature which seemed to work fairly well and did so automatically when you started talking. I figured this would be just as good and offer better sound and isolation when desired. Overall I think this feature works pretty good and is a nice compromise for me. In terms of sound quality, the Buds 2 Pro are definitely a step up from the Buds Live and probably on par with my wired mid-tier Sennheisers. I can’t complain about the sound quality at all.As with the Buds Live though, the Buds 2 Pro require a bit of fidgeting to get them seated in the ear properly. Traditional ear buds, and even Apple’s Airpods require little thought or adjustment beyond getting the right sized rubber or foam tips for a good seal. Samsung seems to go for more experimental designs which require learning and getting used to. After a few days use, they still aren’t “natural” to put in or locked into muscle memory—I have to fuss with them a bit to get a good seal. Once in though, I haven’t had any problems.Overall, I recommend these buds. They still aren’t perfect as the fit isn’t intuitive, battery life a little meager, and the noise cancellation is about 85-90%, not 100, but overall, solid headphones. Could you get way better sounding wired headphones for tons less money? Yes, for about $50 you can pick up a pair of Status CB-1’s and hear every fine detail in high fidelity. But in the wireless in-ear category, prioritizing convenience and mobility over everything else, these perform admirably. I’ve heard Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 3 buds *might* edge these out in terms of sound quality, but they look a lot more bulky (stick out more from the ear and therefore may be less stable) and don’t have the automatic ambient sound pass-through feature. They also are a touch more money. On the upside though, they appear to be a more traditional bud design, so might be more straightforward to put in, but Airpods are probably still the easiest to put in and take out.But I plan on using the Buds 2 Pro for years before feeling the need to upgrade again. I’m satisfied with the purchase, though still wincing at the cost-to-performance ratio compared to wired options. Can’t knock a product for performing in the top tier of its specific market though, so I’ll give it 5 stars as a true wireless earbud, but would give it 4 in sound quality against cheaper wired in-ear and over-ear options.
Brad C. –
Not worth the moneySound / playback quality is subpar. Microphone quality for conference / video calls is absolutely horrible! People trying to listen to me on a phone call or video conference ask me to repeat myself constantly, they cannot clearly hear me. I’ve never had this issue before with other Bluetooth headsets. Additional things that upset me, the Samsung app manager that requires excessive permissions to be allowed to access contacts, calendar, text messages, etc. before you are allowed to use the app to hopefully improve audio performance. I granted those permissions and still could not get microphone quality to improve to an acceptable level through the app. Terrible, Samsung … absolutely terrible.
Ear tips is a hit and missPROS:Everything about the buds are good. Significant improvement over the Buds Pro, small , lighter and more compact. I can even use any of my buds , ANY other branded buds to connect to my 2019 50 in Samsung TV as long as the TV has Bluetooth function.Now the CONSMy only gripes are the rubber ear tips. I tried all sizes that came with it. The ANC and ambient sounds works flawlessly, don’t get me wrong, but you can still hear outside noises , passive noise cancellation is little to be desired. It might be that my ears are not “compatible” with tips. Luckily I ordered the recently released Comple Ear tips for the Buds2 Pro. I’ve used the same for my old Buds Pro and they work wonders. No more ear irritation nor pain for longer periods of usage and especially tighter seal means good isolation from the outside. Now, I hope that same will for my new comply tips once it arrives tomorrow.
Great budsThe Samsung Galaxy buds 2 pro are a great wireless headphone set for galaxy phone users. I tested everything except mic quality and phone calls. I found that the comfort for these is there they are slightly smaller than the buds pro. In terms of noise cancelation they are great I wasn’t able to hear the fan that was blowing next to me. then I turned it of and could hear some fan noise then switched to ambient sound and could really hear the fan so that sums noise cancelation it works well. In terms of sound quality it can be a mixed bag depending on how new a video is for example I watched a dido live concert performance and it felt like I was there at the concert her voice came thru clearly. I tried some news videos and it didn’t sound as wide like the video seemed normal to average sound not like top tier stuff like you could get if you tried wired headsets or headphones. Movies sound great on these watched one scene in the hobbit smaugs voice came across well through the buds. One thing I will say is voices come in real clear on these so these will be great for those movies or music you listen to. I tested asmr videos they work great for that. Overall I’d give them an 8.5 out of 10 I think these are great so far its just a mixed bag when it comes to what content you listen to or watch some stuff sounds phenomenal and other stuff sounds average. I recommend playing with equalizer settings I preferred dynamic.
Amazing Sound for bluetooth earbudsBest sounding wireless earbuds I have ever used, their partnership with AKG has really paid off. Dual driver design gives good bass, crispy highs and is very clear. If you have a samsung device you also get near 0 latency on gaming mode and there is also 0 idle static when no audio playing, which has bothered me on just about ever other wireless earbud. Extra features like 360 audio are bit of a gimmick and ANC and ambient sound are alright I guess? But kind of wish they were stronger or had level controls, also no custom eq, only presets.