This review is intended for those users who doubt whether it is worth buying Galaxy Buds Plus, what are the pluses and
Galaxy Buds Plus Review
Samsung Galaxy Buds + are very similar to Galaxy Budssince last year, but major improvements in key areas make them an even better product overall. The most important update is to increase battery life up to 11 hours on a single charge, and this makes them the most convenient to use. The sound quality has improved, although the difference is not so significant compared to last year. Touch controls and phone calls might be better, but overall the Samsung Galaxy Buds + is a great choice if you are willing to spend no more than $ 150 on wireless headphones.
Design and comfort
Like last year’s model, the new Galaxy Buds +light and comfortable sitting in the ear. According to one of the owners, he had no problems wearing them for a long time, and they never fell out of his ears. Of course, each ear has its own unique shape, so the feeling of comfort can be very subjective with this type of headphone. Fortunately, Samsung includes three different sizes of earplugs.
Samsung Galaxy Buds + are available in variouscolors: black, white, blue, red and pink. However, their availability may vary by region. The outside of the headphones has a flickering pearl color effect similar to the one you get on this year's Galaxy S20.
When Galaxy Buds + are not used, they are storedin a convenient case for charging. The case is larger than the Apple AirPods, but still compact enough to fit in a small jeans pocket. LED status indicators show the battery level - one on the inside shows the charge level of the headphones, and one outside shows how much charge is left in the case.
It is worth noting that the accessory has only a little protection against water - IPX2 rating, which means that they can withstand sweat, but do not forget to dry them after you finish.
Sync Galaxy Buds + with Samsung GalaxyS20 is easy, primarily because they are instantly recognized, and the phone comes with all the necessary pre-loaded applications. There was also an attempt to pair the headphones with the OnePlus 7T Pro. It turned out to be easy too, but I had to download the Samsung app to manage the more advanced features of the accessory.
The connection with Galaxy Buds + is absolutely fantastic. The range is well over 30 meters. You can comfortably leave your phone in one room and go around the entire apartment without any breaks.
Functions and controls
One complaint about last year's Galaxy Budswas that touch control was not perfect. Unfortunately, the new Galaxy Buds + is not much better in this regard. Sometimes they cannot detect tapping.
Touch control can be used toPause, skip, or play the previous song. You can also use it to launch Spotify or Google Assistant. But you can not control the volume in the headphones. You can ask an assistant to do this for you if necessary.
Holding one earphone activates the functionAmbient Aware. It skips a bit of surround sound so you can better control your surroundings. This feature did not work well on last year's Buds, but it has improved significantly in this year's model. Galaxy Buds + supports three volume levels. The low level lets out a bit of noise (convenient to use in the office to hear if someone is calling). The average level provides such a volume level that you feel that you are not wearing headphones, and this is what will be ideal when walking on the street. And the third level enhances the surrounding sound, giving you superhuman hearing.
Most people will be completely satisfied.the sound of Samsung Galaxy Buds +. Compared to last year's Galaxy Buds, the sound quality has improved. The most noticeable difference is that the bass is a bit more pronounced. Although in general the difference in sound quality is not so great. Given the price and features of Buds +, there’s nothing to complain about.
What may not suit you is how the GalaxyBuds + work during voice calls. Try talking with your finger in your ears. Sounds like you're under water, right? That's what it means to talk on the phone when you put them on. However, the sound quality is very good on the other side of the conversation.
Galaxy Buds + work well while watchingmovies and videos. There is no delay, so you can enjoy your favorite YouTube content privately. There is a lag in video games, but this is the case with almost every pair of wireless headphones.
Battery and Charging
It feels like Samsung Galaxy Buds + are workingforever. According to Samsung, you can get up to 11 hours of listening time on a single charge, and the charging case provides an additional 11 hours. In practice, you will get about a little over 10 hours at medium volume and with periodic use of Ambient Aware. Of course, the time varies depending on how the accessory is used. Talk time is only 7.5 hours.
Charging case provides an additional 11hours of listening, which means that you will receive a total of 22 hours. For comparison, a pair of AirPods will work much less - about 4.5 hours per charge, but the case will extend their combined battery life beyond the 24-hour mark.
Charging case supports wirelesscharging, so it can even be charged using the reverse wireless charging function. Of course, you can also just place the accessory on the Qi wireless charging pad.
Advantages and disadvantages
Well, now to summarize ... First, the pros:
- Very long battery life
- Good sound quality
- Ambient Aware Works Well
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Case for wireless charging convenient
- Very strong call quality
There are also disadvantages:
- Not ideal for phone calls.
- Touch control is not very convenient
- No high water protection.