I attempted AirPods Pro as well as Galaxy Buds Pro for 2 weeks. Here’s the decision – TNE


Apple’s AirPods Pro are amongst the very best cordless earbuds you can purchase, however Samsung is tackling the protagonist with its somewhat extra inexpensive Galaxy Buds Pro. The Buds Pro have virtually the very same function established as the AirPods Pro, with energetic sound canceling as well as spatial audio assistance. I’ve invested 2 weeks checking both these sets of earbuds to consider the benefits and drawbacks of each.


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The AirPods Pro are an exceptional set of cordless earbuds with ANC that function perfectly with iphone as well as Apple tools. They assistance spatial sound (also known as online border noise) as well as have a longer-lasting battery with ANC than the Galaxy Buds Pro. Sound top quality is well balanced, however they do not have a universal equalizer to alter the noise throughout all applications. You can make use of the AirPods Pro with Android phones, although you shed some functions like spatial sound as well as fast changing.

Read our AirPods Pro evaluation.


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When it involves specifications, the Galaxy Buds Pro are one of the most equivalent of Samsung’s earbud versions to the AirPods Pro. They audio terrific, with a solid bass action, however the battery life does not last as lengthy as the AirPods Pro’s when ANC is energetic. They likewise do not function also with apples iphone as, unlike earlier Galaxy Buds, these aren’t sustained in the Galaxy Wearable iphone application at the time of composing.

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Read our Galaxy Buds Pro evaluation.

AirPods Pro are smaller sized, really feel lighter in your ear

Both are in-ear earbuds, however they have entirely various layouts. The AirPods Pro have a clickable stem that stands out of the ear as well as they just are available in white. The Galaxy Buds Pro can be found in 3 shades (silver, black or purple) as well as have a rounded style with faucet panels on the side, as well as really feel a little bit larger in your ear than the AirPods Pro.

Both sets of earbuds included compatible pointers in tiny, tool or big. Fit will certainly differ relying on your ear sizes and shape, however I’ve had problem with both these versions not remaining in correctly when I’m exercising or walking around a great deal. I’ve really discovered one of the most safe and secure fit with third-party foam pointers for the AirPods Pro — I make use of ones from Comply, however there are several various other brand names readily available. The Galaxy Bud Pro pointers do not included the wingtip locks discovered in previous versions like the Galaxy Buds Plus that aided secure them safely in your ear. I have not had the ability to locate third-party pointers for the Galaxy Buds Pro yet, however I’m anticipating seeing if that will certainly boost the fit.

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The Galaxy Buds Pro have the top hand when it involves longevity versus water as well as sweat, with a greater ranking of IPX7 compared to the IPX4 of the AirPods Pro. This suggests they can be immersed in as much as 3 feet (1 meter) of fresh water for as much as half an hour. I have not taken the Buds Pro for a swim yet or run them via the washing machine, however I’ve had no worry after spraying some water on them. The AirPods Pro can endure sweat as well as some light dashes, however I would not recommend taking them swimming.

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The AirPods Pro with third-party eartips.

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Galaxy Buds Pro, much better audio top quality; AirPods Pro, much better sound canceling

Both these earbuds audio excellent, as long as you can obtain a protected fit. It’s most definitely an issue of choice, however I favor the warmer noise account as well as extra obvious bass action of the Galaxy Bud Pro when it involves seem top quality. You can likewise change the equalizer by hand in the Galaxy Wearable application to a variety of various presets, from bass increase to soft. The AirPods Pro have an even more neutral noise account that really operates in their support if you intend to leap in between telephone calls, paying attention to songs as well as paying attention to podcasts. They have a flexible equalizer that dynamically readjusts the noise for you.

While both do a great work at negating ambient sound, the AirPods Pro are a touch extra reliable at muffling white sound like the noise of an overhanging follower or airplane engines. While you can change the ANC degree on the Galaxy Buds Pro to high or reduced, I really did not actually listen to any type of distinction in between both setups. I can likewise listen to an extremely pale hiss when I have ANC on the Buds Pro when I’m not paying attention to songs.


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They both have spatial sound (Samsung calls it 360 sound) for a substitute surround-sound experience when paying attention to flicks as well as TELEVISION programs. Again, both audio excellent, however if I needed to select, I would certainly opt for the AirPods Pro as the impact appears extra all-natural. Note that at the time of composing, 360 audio assistance is just on Samsung tools running One UI 3.1 like the Samsung Galaxy S21 phones, whereas spatial sound on the AirPods Pro is readily available on any type of Apple tool operating iphone 14 or later on.

But the Galaxy Buds Pro have an attribute the AirPods Pro absence: voice discovery. The Galaxy Buds Pro instantly decreases the quantity of your media when they identify that you’re chatting and after that returns back to your initial setups 10 secs after you have actually quit. It’s terrific if you intend to have the ability to have a fast discussion without proactively switching over the buds right into ambient audio setting (or drawing one out of your ear). 

You can pay attention to mic examples in our video clip on this web page to listen to the distinction for telephone calls.


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AirPods Pro: Most trustworthy battery life

Samsung prices estimate the battery life on the Galaxy Buds Pro at 5 hrs with ANC on, however I never ever obtained near to that number. With ANC activated, the lengthiest I had the ability to use them for was approximately 4.5 hrs, which was frustrating taking into consideration the case. Apple prices estimate as much as 4.5 hrs with ANC for the AirPods Pro, however I consistently went beyond that as well as might handle virtually 5 hrs of complete paying attention time. According to Samsung, the Buds Pro can likewise last as much as 8 hrs of paying attention time without ANC, however once more, I had not been able to get to that number myself.

Each instance likewise holds a little added cost, with the AirPods Pro offering 1 day’ complete juice as well as the Galaxy Buds Pro an included 18 hrs. Both situations can wirelessly bill, or you can connect in Lightning on the AirPods Pro or USB-C on the Galaxy Buds Pro.

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Smart functions are comparable on both

This is the initial generation of Samsung earbuds I’ve examined that aren’t suitable with the Galaxy Wearable iphone application. This suggests they’ll link to an apple iphone ($900 at Boost Mobile) through Bluetooth as well as you can trigger ANC as well as make use of the default faucet controls, however you will not have the ability to alter the setups. The AirPods Pro likewise function as routine Bluetooth earbuds on Android, however supply one of the most smooth experience personalizing setups on iphone.

You can mobilize Siri on the AirPods Pro, or Bixby on the Galaxy Buds Pro by utilizing your voice, or with touch controls. Each will certainly check out off sms message or notices, as well as allow you alter the quantity or location a phone call with your voice. There is no other way to contact Google Assistant utilizing your voice on the Galaxy Buds Pro yet, although you can trigger Google Assistant on the Galaxy Buds Pro by appointing it as a lengthy press of the touch panel, however you can not make telephone calls with it yet. 

Each earbud can be utilized separately for telephone calls or paying attention to songs as well as you can locate both on a map if you shed them utilizing the Find My application on apple iphone or the Smart Things application on Galaxy tools. They both likewise supply quick changing in between tools checked in to the very same Apple ID or Samsung account.

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Galaxy Buds Pro for Android, AirPods Pro for apple iphone

Both collections of earbuds have their staminas, however the very best earbuds for you will inevitably depend upon what software application ecological community you remain in. Previous Samsung-versus-Apple earbud contrasts were extra platform-agnostic, offered earlier versions worked with the Galaxy Wearable application on iphone, however this moment your phone will certainly be a huge consider your choice. I favor the cozy noise account of the Galaxy Buds Pro, so I’d choose these for paying attention to songs. But for multitasking in between telephone calls as well as songs (as well as for even more trustworthy battery efficiency), I select the AirPods Pro.

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