Samsung's new Galaxy Buds are cheaper than Apple's AirPods, offer longer battery life

Samsung's new Galaxy Buds are cheaper than Apple's AirPods, offer longer battery life
As expected, Samsung has taken the wraps off its new earbuds, the Galaxy Buds, and one of the best thing about them is that you can get them for free, but we'll get to that later on. For now, let's take a few moments and highlight some of the main features that Samsung promises to offer customers who buy its new Galaxy Buds.

First off, the Galaxy Buds are powered by AKG technology, the so-called Enhanced Ambient Sound that allows users to hear their surroundings very clear even while the buds are in their ears. It makes it easier to remain aware of your environment while still listening to their favorite music.

Also, the earbuds use something called Adaptive Dual Microphone, which is supposed to provide a clear voice in both lout and quiet environments. Besides the fact that they're cheaper than Apple's AirPods, they also offer a little bit more juice.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Buds offer up to six hours of Bluetooth streaming, and up to five hours of calls, while Apple's AirPods provide up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge. On top of that, the compact case holds a charge for up to seven hours, while a 15-minute quick charge can give you another 1.7 hours of battery life.



Thanks to its device-to-device power sharing ability, the Galaxy Buds can be charged from a Galaxy S10, or you can use a compatible wireless charger. These are Samsung's first earbuds to feature Bixby integration, as you'll be able to activate the intelligent assistant with your voice to make calls, send text messages or check the battery life.

As far as the pricing and availability go, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Buds will be available for purchase for $130 starting March 8. The good news is that customers who pre-order the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ on Samsung's website will receive a free pair of Galaxy Buds (limited time offer).

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22 Comments

1. RoryBreaker

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

I hope wireless carriers also offer these for free as well!

9. jcarmstrong23

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

keep holding your breath

14. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Yeah, not sure about that idea. The T-Mobile page mentions the deal, but it directs you to the Samsung website to complete the offer.

23. criss2287

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

wireless carriers here in the philippines will give you galaxy watch, galaxy buds and wireless charger duo for FREE when you pre-order the samsung galaxy s10+

2. OneLove123

Posts: 1062; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Getting this as well.

3. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

I like how it pairs up just like AirPods.

16. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

But it's a cheap thing compared to air pods. It's just a copy

17. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

how is it a copy? you blind?

18. wickedwilly

Posts: 693; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

You do know that Samsungs superior Icon X where around before the Airpods? They fit better, sound better, have longer battery life, built in storage and full control without a second device. Apple were late to the wireless headphones game as they usually are and still bring a second rate product to the market. Slavish but poor copying, the modern Apple.

20. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Cheap thing? What do you mean dude? :D That white, easy to scratch, hard, cheap plastic on Airpods?

4. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Maybe cheaper & better battery like but for me I hate in ear canal style earphones.

8. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

They're better for your hearing.

5. SyCo87

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

AptX or AptX HD?

7. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I payed 150 for my icon x 2018s. Im curious to learn what they mean by scalable codec...that's pretty vague.

10. emjoigently

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Cool. They're not Galaxy Only? I might like them Bixby Buds.

21. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

How can any BT headphones be manufacturer specific? BT is a universal interface that works on "everything".

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31032; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When I get my Note 10, they’ll be a free gift choice.

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The Note 10 is going to be a monster!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31032; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

yes sirrr

22. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Just ... no notch please, no compromises. I want to buy Note 10, but if they mess it up ... please Samsung, do not mess it up. Note 9 is almost perfect, just no downgrades for the new gen.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31032; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

19. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Who cares, the only things that are important are: Sound quality? Signal stability? BT 5.0? Codec support? Aptx? AAC? and of course what almost any TWS does incredibly poorly - Mic quality. Pairing or any other BS is not important, because you do it once and never care for it again. After disappointment Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless they better bring something decent enough. TWS, in general, sucks and someone has to release proper, decent buds. Sure QCY T1c are 20$ and sound way better than any competition (other than Sennheiser TWS), but that's just not good enough.

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