Samsung’s first truly wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation are finally here. The Galaxy Buds Live were unveiled during Samsung’s virtual Unpacked event today. Much has already been leaked about this product but we now have all of the official details.
The Galaxy Buds Live are the second new earbuds that Samsung has released this year. The company launched the Galaxy Buds+ back in February but while they were a minor upgrade, the Galaxy Buds Live is a brand new take on what wireless earbuds can be.
Galaxy Buds Live have an all-new design and improved internals
Samsung has completely changed the design, opting for a bean-like shape that doesn’t protrude from the ear. To make this happen, it had to lay out all of the internal components horizontally instead of vertically. The tip-less design easily conforms to the ear’s shape, making the earbuds comfortable enough to wear throughout the day. The outer shell has a touchpad for easy control.
The company has also made considerable improvements under the hood to enhance the audio experience. The earbuds have larger, 12mm AKG-tuned speaker with a bass duct for a deep and rich sound. Three microphones and a dedicated Voice Pickup Unit help improve call quality. With Active Noise Cancellation, the earbuds can tune out distractions so that users can get a truly immersive listening experience.
The new Buds Together feature is great for those who like to share music. It lets you pair your Buds without those of your friends and then play a track from your device. It will play across both of your earbuds at the same time. It’s also possible to use the Galaxy Buds Live as a wireless microphone for the Galaxy Note 20.
There’s a 60mAh battery in each earbud which is good for up to 6 hours of playing. The charging case has a 472mAh battery so it can easily charge the earbuds multiple times, and it supports Qi wireless charging.
Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Buds Live from August 21 in Mystic Bronze, White and Black colors for 189 euro.