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Galaxy Buds crush the Apple AirPods in Consumer Reports’ ratings

According to Business Korea citing Consumer Reports, the Galaxy Buds have outscored the Apple AirPods, ranking first in the wireless earphone category with a total of 86 points. The AirPods, on the other hand, managed to secure an abysmal 49th place with a score of 56 points.

The score was apparently determined by the design and sound quality of the wireless earphones, and the Galaxy Buds have obtained an “Excellent” rating in the sound quality category. The Galaxy Buds are reportedly the first Bluetooth-enabled earbuds to get an Excellent rating in the sound quality category, which should mean that they’ve not only beat Apple’s product but other rivals as well.

Let’s not forget the Galaxy Buds launched for a lower price

Both the 2019 Galaxy Buds and the Apple AirPods (2nd generation) were introduced in March. However, Samsung’s solution was sold at a considerably lower price. The Galaxy Buds launched for $149, whereas the Apple AirPods launched for $159 with the standard charging case, and for $199 when paired with the wireless charging case. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds come with a wireless charging case as standard, and this made for a $50 price gap between the two competing products.

The Galaxy Buds continued to get better through firmware updates launched over the past few months. Touch controls and Bluetooth connectivity improved, and so has the quality of streaming and phone calls. Are you a Galaxy Buds owner? What has been your experience with the product so far? Let us know in the comment section.

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CroGamer1
CroGamer1

The buds work great on my S10+ with the latest earbuds firmware but if I try to connect them to my computer or Samsung Smart TV it’s practically unusable. Very poor audio quality and stability overall. I tried updating the firmwares on the TV and computer but to no avail. For now, I think a 6/10 is adequate for the buds.

HeatNation
HeatNation

Galaxy buds are decent and I really like how small they are, wireless charging, and the ambient sound mode. But I prefer powerbeats pro over Galaxy Buds by a long shot.

jon4444
jon4444

I like the Buds, but even after the recent updates still have the problem that if I touch the touchpad in a weird way (say, when swatting a mosquito from my hear), the Buds freak out and I lose sound in the left one. It’s a pain that the only way to reset them is with the case (which I don’t want to have to carry when working out.)

locarno
locarno

When buds2 with active noise cancelling?
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bayfisher
bayfisher

Buds are adults candy. I don’t need extra sugar. They are nice toys to charge on the phone,

Jasi2169
Jasi2169

They r not bass friendly keep in mind,u love bass goto bose one

Another thing call quality can be interrupted, sometimes the other party cant hear us.

For music its good but bass nope, but clear sound no noise and also i like touchpad

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

Bass has been lacking even in Samsung’s earphones that come with the phone for a few years, yeah.

murad016
murad016

I love the Buds but the phone call is still not better as I am to remove one bud from my ear so that the other person can hear me clearly. Wearing both buds have poor voice quality to receiver.

locarno
locarno

update firmware.

henklbr
henklbr

Do you have the Galaxy Buds?

locarno
locarno

No. I have wired 3.5mm jack hp,

JimmyLaslo
JimmyLaslo

Love the form factor, love the 6 hours of battery life, love the charging case, love that you can use each bud independently of each other, love they app that works with them, BUT…

The mic sound quality and noise cancellation for phone calls could be much better. If Samsung can fix this in a firmware update, they get a 10 out of 10!

cardicek
cardicek

Nothing like this is happening with me so there is a problem with you because it was fixed by the last update 🙂 It’s just hands

JimmyLaslo
JimmyLaslo

I can assure you that there is no “problem with” me! You just may not be aware of how bad you may sound.

cardicek
cardicek

But it’s your trouble 🙂 you just can’t admit it to a baby 🙂

stondec
stondec

Stop kidding yourself, while the buds might be great at many things call quality isn’t one of them. Samsung needs to fix that.

cardicek
cardicek

Nothing to repair does not have to run as it should 🙂

JimmyLaslo
JimmyLaslo

cardicek is clearly a simple minded person

krym73
krym73

Sounds like you’re making excuses for Apple. Great job Mr. Cook

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

Huh? Where are those excuses for Apple?

Gunter2
Gunter2

I think he must have been reading a different article. 😂

utvic99
utvic99

He was addressing Tim Cook himself, not Sammobile