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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro True Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation
Neoscore* 76%
  • Comfortable in-ear fit
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Excellent active noise canceling
  • Limited touch controls
  • Mediocre noise isolation

Summary

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are the fourth and priciest entry in Samsung's range of true wireless earbuds. Unlike the Buds Plus and Buds Live, the Buds Pro double-down on the Android, and more specifically, Galaxy, ecosystem. They feature an 11mm woofer and a 6.5mm tweeter crammed in each side. Voice detection lets the buds automatically turn on its Ambient Noise feature when it hears your voice.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

ndtv[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is a more conventional pair of noise cancelling true wireless earphones. The earpieces are IPX7-rated for water resistance, and will be able to handle significant levels of water exposure with no real risk of damage. Samsung has tried to infuse a more premium look and feel into its audio range. While the glossy finish, colours, and styling do arguably give the earphones that kind of vibe, I actually preferred the fresher, more modern look of the Galaxy Bud's+. The earphones are available in three colour options: violet, black and silver.
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Pros[**]
  • Good sound isolation
  • Comfortable in-canal fit
  • Wireless charging
Cons[**]
  • Strange bean-like shape
  • Mediocre battery life

gizmodo[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Buds Pro are more than a remix of Samsung's previous wireless earbuds. Instead of having a single driver in each bud, the buds feature an 11mm woofer and a 6.5mm tweeter crammed in each side. Samsung borrowed the built-in vents (to prevent air pressure from building up and becoming uncomfortable), extra mics, and active noise canceling it used in the Galaxy Bud's Live and put them in the Pros.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Active and passive noise canceling
  • Comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Limited touch controls
  • Mediocre battery life

androidauthority[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung's latest true wireless earbuds. They add active noise-canceling, and the rubber ear tips mean that ANC actually performs consistently this time. Samsung's premium ‘buds are also IPX7-rated, so you can wear them through your workouts without worry.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable fit
  • Active noise-canceling
  • Seamless connection
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Touch controls aren't intuitive

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Buds Pro are a great pair of everyday-wearable true wireless earbuds. They aren't for audiophiles, nor were they ever going to be, but they more than get the job done. Five to eight hours of battery is spot-on, and the case charges the buds quickly. There's nothing about them that aren't appreciably appreciably better than the Jabra Elite 75T.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good call quality
Cons[**]
  • Touch controls are a bit finicky
  • Touch controls feel overly processed

laptopmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The $199 Samsung Galaxy Buds combines the compact, comfortable design of past earbuds with true active noise cancellation. The Buds Pro ship with three pairs of eartips (S, M, L) and a USB Type-C cable. The buds definitely have a more defined sound profile compared to the Buds Live.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable in-ear fit
  • Great sound quality
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

nextpit[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung's True Wireless Sound earbuds with ANC. Samsung relies on two drivers in its headphones that pave the way for two-way sound - an 11-millimetre woofer for bass and a 6.5-millimeter driver for the higher frequencies. Samsung failed to specify the exact frequency range and relies on a rather vague claim that the delivered sound is "thrilling"
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality sound
  • Good battery life
  • Good call quality
Cons[**]
  • Pricey compared to other True Wireless Sound earbuds
  • Mediocre call quality

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Buds Pro have an in-ear seal that makes for improved noise cancellation. They're completely waterproof for up to 30 minutes in up to a meter of water. The touch-and-hold control is a bit awkward, and it's a bummer that the earphones don't allow for the use of more common voice assistants.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • In-ear seal allows for improved noise cancellation and sound quality
  • Water- and dust-resistant
  • Works with Samsung's Bixby voice assistant
Cons[**]
  • Touch-and-hold controls can accidentally misfire when inserting or removing earpieces

pcworld[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from pcworld have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are worthy options for Samsung-focused Android users. With their unique voice detection feature and impressive waterproofing, they even manage to come out ahead of other earbuds aimed at a similarly wide market. You'll need to be fully committed to the Samsung ecosystem if you want to get the most out of them.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent audio performance
  • Excellent waterproofing
  • Excellent active noise cancellation
  • Comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

rtings[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless are in-ear headphones with a good active noise cancelling (ANC) feature. They can only be used on Bluetooth-enabled PCs, but have high latency so they aren't recommended for gaming. They offer around 4.3 hours of continuous playback time, which is shorter than the Samsung Buds Live Truly Wireless.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good active noise cancelling (ANC)
  • Good battery life
  • Good noise isolation
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre noise isolation

techradar[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro offer multipoint pairing, hands-free Bixby support (but not Google Assistant) and the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app that's only available on Android. They can also use Samsung's proprietary Scalable Audio that supports UHQ audio streaming over Bluetooth at up to 24-bit / 96kHz, SmartThings Finder and multi-mic recording that allows you to use the Buds as a lapel mic stand-in when you shoot videos on your Samsung phone. The two big marquee features are its active noise cancellation and IPX7 waterproofing, the highest rating so far for Samsung earbuds.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great sound quality
  • IPX7 waterproofing
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theverge[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro are the best true wireless earbuds that the company has made yet. They have two-way speakers in each earbud: there's an 11-millimeter woofer and 6.5mm tweeter. The active noise cancellation is much better than the Buds Live, where it seems to barely do anything.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Excellent active noise cancellation
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is available for $199.99 at major online retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy. Right now, Samsung is offering the buds for $149.99 with eligible trade-in. ANC on these buds is much better than what its predecessor delivered, but does it reduce “99%” of background noise like Samsung claims?
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super-compact charging case
  • Improved noise neutralization and sound
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung's latest true wireless earbuds. The buds aim to entice buyers away from the competition by offering listeners “the most intelligent” ANC (active noise cancellation) on the market. They also offer AKG-tuned audio and gym-ready IPX78 water-resistance.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent battery life
  • Intelligent ANC
  • Water-resistance
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

whathifi[14]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Buds Pro are your standard ‘twist-to-fit’ arrangement – although at a shade less than 2.1cm long, they're a little more ostentatious in situ than quite a few alternatives. The sound is delivered by a pleasantly thorough arrangement of 6.5mm tweeter and 11mm mid/bass driver in each earbud. With active noise-cancellation switched on, you can reasonably expect around five hours of entertainment from the earbuds, and another dozen or so from the charging case.
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Pros[**]
  • Decent battery life
  • Excellent noise-cancellation
  • Good call quality
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

wired[15]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
At $200, these headphones undercut the similarly appointed AirPods Pro by a few tens of dollars. Samsung has even implemented a quick-pairing feature that works nearly identically to Apple's iOS-exclusive pairing feature. Noise canceling is as good as I've heard from any earbuds, with the Buds Pro taking most ambient sounds down to inaudible levels.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent noise canceling
  • Comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review: ANC and Great Sound. ndtv. 2021-02-24 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Galaxy Buds Pro Review: Samsung's Real Answer to the AirPods Pro. gizmodo. 2021-01-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: Goodbye beans, hello isolation. androidauthority. 2021-02-10 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
4. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: I can hear clearly now. digitaltrends. 2021-01-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review . laptopmag. 2021-01-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: Great sound! Looks good!. nextpit. 2021-02-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review. pcmag. 2021-01-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: A little bit of everything. pcworld. 2021-03-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless Headphones Review. rtings. 2021-02-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review. techradar. 2021-02-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: the right balance. theverge. 2021-01-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review. tomsguide. 2021-04-27 Retrieved 2021-04-28.
13. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review. trustedreviews. 2021-03-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
14. ^ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review. whathifi. 2021-08-02 Retrieved 2021-08-06.
15. ^ Review: Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. wired. 2021-02-12 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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