Review Galaxy Buds 2 Pro True: Is The Quality Worth The Price?
In this article, we will review in detail for everyone Galaxy Buds 2 Pro True!
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
You might want to get the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro as your next pair of headphones because they block out low-frequency noise so well and fit so well. For Samsung users, having their devices work together is useful and helps them get more done. We wish Samsung gave listeners more control over how the sound works and how it can be changed, but the limits are to be expected. When paired with a Samsung phone, the buds sound the best. Android users with phones that aren’t made by Samsung have fewer codec options, which makes the buds sound worse. People who are okay with not having features like 360 Audio and Wireless PowerShare on their Android phones will grow to love the Buds 2 Pro.
Samsung’s newest true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, come with a lot of updates and small improvements. This is fine, but if you want big league features, you have to pay big league prices. We used the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for more than a week to find out if owners of the Galaxy Buds Pro should upgrade and, simply put, if the Buds 2 Pro is any good.
How are the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro to use?
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a case made of matte, rubberized plastic that is in the shape of a square with rounded corners. In contrast to other cases, this one is nice and easy to hold. The material is unfortunately easy to scratch, and you can’t buff it out like you can with some plastics. Magnets hold the lid shut, but the case itself is also like a lint trap in a clothes dryer because it attracts dust. The shape of the case is like a jewelry box, and the lid feels pretty sturdy. It has strong magnets inside that pull the buds into the case, but they don’t exactly fit into their slots. I have to move the earbuds around sometimes to get them to fit right.
How do you make Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro do what you want?
Samsung fixed the problem with the Galaxy Buds series touch panels being too sensitive. This new version is sensitive enough to balance the need for occasional fit adjustments with the ability to recognize commands as they were meant to be used. When you tap your command on the panel, the buds will make a sound to let you know they got it. Feedback is helpful in this case because users might wonder if their taps and swipes are really being picked up by the buds.
But the user can’t change the controls very much. You can only change the way one touch control works, and even then, you can only change one “type” of command. Touch and hold is set to “volume up” on the right and “volume down” on the left by default. You can change it by picking from a list, but Samsung won’t let you mix and match.
Should the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro be used with the Galaxy Wearables app?
Depending on your device, you may not be able to choose which app to use. Even though you can use the app, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro make you feel like you don’t have a choice. When my Samsung tablet is paired with my watch, the Android-only Galaxy Wearables app automatically downloads and then asks for a lot of data permissions. If you don’t agree to all of them, the app won’t work (storage, phone logs, media, photos, contacts, sending SMS, calendar, etc.). It only lets the user turn off location tracking once, after which it won’t run until permission is given. As someone who cares about data rights, this makes me feel bad.
How do you hook up the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro?
The Samsung Seamless Codec on the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is only available to Samsung owners. Everyone else can choose between the AAC or SBC Bluetooth codecs. It also has an auto-switch feature that lets you switch between Samsung devices as long as you’re signed in with a Samsung account and using a Samsung device. This is similar to how the H2 chip in Apple products works. Samsung includes Bluetooth 5.3 with the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro so that they are always up to date.
On my Samsung tablet, the connection is set to the Samsung Seamless Codec, which runs at a sample rate of 16 bits/44.1 kHz. By the way, 16-bit audio is fine, but Samsung has been advertising 24-bit audio, and when you go to Developer Settings in Android, it defaults to 16-bit/sample and won’t change to 24-bit. With this codec or when using AAC on an iPhone to stream YouTube, latency is not noticeable.
How long does the battery last on the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro?
With ANC, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro can play music at 75dB for 4 hours and 50 minutes (SPL). The test results are pretty close to Samsung’s claim of 5 hours. This isn’t the best battery life, but let’s be honest and say that the very impressive ANC tech is probably draining the battery. Still, it could be a problem if you tend to listen for a long time without stopping.
The case has a standard USB-C port for charging and is compatible with wireless charging pads. Like the old Galaxy Buds, it has a feature called “Wireless PowerShare,” which lets you charge the buds by sending power from a Qi-compatible phone to them.
How do the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro from Samsung sound?
Since a few years ago, Samsung has worked with AKG to tune the Galaxy Buds series. AKG is a part of Harman International, which Samsung now owns. This most recent version is mostly based on a curve that is good for customers, which is not too far from our own target curve. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro boosts the low frequencies more than we would like, especially the sub-bass frequencies.
In the mids, the frequency response is similar to ours, which is great for the fundamentals. Lastly, there is a small boost (about 3dB) above 10kHz. You might not notice it, or you might like how it adds a slightly over-the-top high-end touch. Above 10kHz, not much happens musically, and it has more to do with the harmonics of instruments.
With all of these benefits, Galaxy Buds2 Pro will give users the best sound experience possible. Has this cult wireless headset been bought by any Sam fans yet?