Samsung’s range of headphones is a bit hard to put all things together. However, we emphasise that these new Buds 2 replace the Galaxy Buds+ in the manufacturer’s catalogue.
But what makes them different from the Last Generation? They incorporate the technology of active cancellation of surrounding noise. A feature that is usually found on much more expensive headphones. The ANC is adjustable on three levels with a simple press on the earphone but has a specific cost on autonomy.
With noise reduction enabled, Samsung still places a bet on listening with a full charge. We go up to 20h taking into account the charging cycles offered by the case—positive point: 5 minutes of charging is enough to recover 1 hour of listening. Finally, if we disable the ANC, we can hope to shoot more than 7h 30minutes of listening to the Galaxy Buds 2.
On the sound side, we always find two speakers per earpiece. An 11 mm woofer and a 6.3 mm tweeter. These are truly wireless headphones in Bluetooth 5.0, and they should support SBC, AAC and SSC codecs.
Finally, Buds 2 undergo a minor slimming treatment and weigh only 5 grams per earpiece (against 6.3 grams for the Buds+). Their size has also been reduced by 15% and is closer to that of Buds Pro. They are IPX7 certified for resistance to immersion in fresh water at 1-meter depth for 30 minutes.
Like all other Samsung products announced today, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds 2 will be released on August 27. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will be available in four colours for Ksh 1903