Released a little over six months ago
, the Galaxy Buds quickly became the world's second most popular "hearables"
, although it's still hard to tell how many units Samsung actually managed to sell and how many were shipped to consumers simply as a gift alongside Galaxy S10
and Note 10-series phones.
While it's difficult to view Samsung's latest true wireless earbuds
as contenders for Apple's heavyweight title, their significantly lower price point certainly makes them appealing for folks who can't or won't spend at least $159 on a pair of incredibly well-reviewed AirPods
. For a limited time, the Galaxy Buds are even cheaper than usual in both black and white colors, fetching $97.49 over at AT&T.
That's 25 percent less than the $129.99 list price of the AKG-tuned Samsung Galaxy Buds, and all you have to do to claim the substantial $32.50 discount is add the wireless headphones
to your cart on the carrier's official website and select your preferred delivery option. Standard nationwide shipping is free of charge, and of course, the same goes for in-store pickup... as long as you choose a store where the Galaxy Buds are currently available.
Technically, the deal is set to expire on October 17, but something tells us AT&T may not have enough inventory to handle demand at this freshly reduced price. Very similar in appearance to Amazon's brand-new Echo Buds
, the Galaxy Buds are incredibly light and relatively comfortable to wear. While they don't come with any state-of-the-art noise reduction technologies, these bad boys support wireless charging
by default and you can even juice them up directly from your Galaxy S10
when placed in a sleek and compact case.
Said case can boost the six-hour battery life of the headphones themselves up to a grand total of 13 hours, which isn't exactly earth-shattering but at less than 100 bucks, it'll do. The IPX2 water resistance rating is also far from impressive but certainly better than nothing. Bottom line, you can probably do better than these but definitely not at $97.49.