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Premium sound quality with decent ANC

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TechLekh

Premium sound quality with decent ANC

While it loses out some features like aptX support and multipoint, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is a really good wireless earbud

Samsung recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro in Nepal along with the S21 series. It is the first in the lineup to come with a 'pro' moniker. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro price in Nepal is Rs. 25,300.

Design & Fit

Galaxy Buds Pro is an in-ear TWS which is shaped to comfortably sit on your ear. The earbud and the case follow a similar design pattern as it comes with a glossy finish on the outside and a matte finish on the inside.

About the fit, Samsung provides three ear tip sizes, and once you find the right one for you the fit is quite good. But this doesn't mean it won't fall out. While the earbuds sit on your ears securely even while working out, you might find them trying to slip out while doing HIIT workouts or if you go on a long run. The earphone feels light and comfortable while listening to music or working out. Each earbud weighs about 6.3 gm and the case weighs about 44 gm.

The case is quite small and has a pebble-like sphere shape. You can easily fit it into the watch pocket of your jeans. But, it is slightly thick, so it will protrude if you're wearing tight jeans. The case has a USB Type C charging port on the back. There's an indicator for battery status and it supports wireless charging as well.

Sound Quality

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes with a 6.5mm tweeter and an 11mm woofer for dynamic sound. Furthermore, it has 1 high SNR mic, a dual outer mic, and a voice pickup unit.

The sound quality has been improved and you can truly call it Pro earbuds in that sense. The sound output is accurate with a slight boost in bass and highs.

ANC and 360 Audio

Samsung Galaxy Bud Pro has a pretty good ANC (Active Noise Cancellation). But first, you need to find good isolation with the right pair of ear tips. There are two options: High and Low. If you want a good experience with ANC, high is the way to go. This will eliminate any external disturbances like traffic noise and the ANC works fine if you're traveling in a bus. It does a good job of cutting the vacuum cleaner's noise if your mom is cleaning the other room.

But it won't totally eliminate high pitch sounds like a baby crying, screaming, or close conversation. As for the transparency mode, it is decent. You can clearly keep track of the traffic if you're on a run and even keep track of conversations. But you will have to lower the volume even with transparency mode if you want to keep the conversation going while listening to music.

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Buds uses Bluetooth V5.0 so it boasts the standard range of 10m. And, I haven't had any problem with its connectivity. I haven't had any connection drop within its range and I haven't had audio drops as well. It supports seamless connection on Samsung devices as you can switch between Samsung devices easily.

However, it doesn't support multipoint. For a premium set of TWS, this is definitely a bummer. Also, it doesn't support AptX but the SBC codec is good enough as it works almost like the Adaptive AptX. It also supports AAC.

Battery

The buds have a 61 mAh battery and the case has a 472 mAh battery. Samsung claims 5 hours of playback with a single charge with ANC on. Along with the case, you will get around 18 hours of battery life with ANC turned on and 22 hours with ANC turned off. As for charging, it takes 88 mins to fully charge the buds from the case. The case takes around 2 hours to charge from 0 to 100.

Should you buy it?

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is definitely a top-notch TWS and probably one of the best for Android. If you want a premium TWS with top-notch sound quality and ANC then you should definitely go for it. But, if you don't need ANC, then there are many affordable options.