Samsung Galaxy Buds update improves music streaming, phone call quality

Samsung Galaxy Buds update improves music streaming, phone call quality
The Galaxy Buds were part of Samsung's freebie package that would be offered to those buying one of its Galaxy S10 flagships, but they soon became quite rare due to the company running out of stock.

These days you can buy a pair with ease if you're willing to pay the full price. In the US, Samsung sells the Galaxy Buds for $130, but if you live in the UK, you'll have to come up with £140 upfront.

Price-wise, they in the same range as Apple's AirPods, but when it comes to quality, everyone decides for himself. One thing that's worth noting is that Samsung has released several updates for the Galaxy Buds already, which address some issues reported by users or add new features and improvements.

The latest update (via TizenHelp) does both, it adds some improvements and fixes an issue. If you own a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds earphones, you'll be happy to know that the small update should further enhance music streaming as well as phone call quality.

At the same time, Samsung included a fix for a temporary error that happens when Ambient Sound is initiated. Finally, the battery level display has been modified to show lower battery level between the two earbuds.

You can download and install the new update through the Galaxy Wearable app by heading to Settings / About Earbuds / Update earbuds.

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9 Comments

1. looneyhouston

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

No improvement to call quality AT ALL! Everyone who hears me says I sound distorted.

7. libra89

Posts: 2278; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Thank you for saving me from using the bucks...

9. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Your better off getting any other Bluetooth, these Samsung galaxy bud suck. No one can hear you clearly. It is as if you have a mac truck next to you with the horn being pressed and the receiver is trying to make out what your saying. What a waste of money.

2. Hi_tyrant

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2019

After updating the galaxy buds, I keep hearing this brief moments where the left bud's audio getting boosted up a small amount that you can notice. Pretty annoying when I am watching videos.

3. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

NO amount software can’t fix hardware period.

6. oldskool50

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

The hardware isn't broken. The software controlling the hardware is being improved and to also deal with any issues. And yes software can fix hardware if the reason the hardware is not working is because of the software. Software can only not fix hardware, if the hardware itself is broken.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4191; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Haven't tested call quality on the update but haven't had any issues at all with use since launch. Very happy with these and the improvements that they have over the Icons and the improvements (Icon features) added back in with software updates.

5. ph00ny

Posts: 2028; Member since: May 26, 2011

When i'm straight video watching or playing games, buds work fine minus the delay in gaming (which is pretty much every bluetooth set ive tried). However, i did notice the sound getting cut out from one side when i'm on discord vc and gaming at the same time. Hopefully this fixes it. As for voice quality, i've never received a complaint from anyone yet. I would assume if you have an issue with voice quality then it might have something to do with the direction of the mic.

8. Krjal

Posts: 429; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Dumping aptx was a terrible decision. Aptx-LL and HD would've been perfect for these since Samsung won't license LDAC.

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