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According to a recent article at theverge by Chris Welch Samsung has kicked things up a notch with the arrival of their latest high-end wireless earbuds. The Galaxy Buds Pro models borrow from the Galaxy Buds Live in the aesthetics department, but, have an in-ear design that is more akin to the Bud Plus that came before it. Even though the Buds Pro aren’t bean-shaped, they have the same metallic-looking style and a similar charging case. 

The design changes ensure you a little extra room and as the company says themself, the design minimizes any “clogged-up feeling,” They do this by having less contact between the bud and your ear but still provide a good seal.

More important is that Samsung says they deliver the “best audio experience yet” of any of the company’s earbuds thanks to an 11mm woofer and 6.5mm tweeter. You get a better balance across the frequency spectrum and while the depth between the highs and lows is maintained. Bass is punchier without overwhelming the finer details.

The seal also helps to improve the onboard active noise cancellation and Samsung has fine-tuned its ambient sound mode. You can now amplify your surroundings making them safer to use in a busier environment. You can amplify by up to 20 decibels keeping you aware of what’s around you.

Most conveniently it functions in an automatic fashion similar to Sony’s 1000XM4’s. If you speak, they detect your voice and switch the ambient sound mode on for you. They also lower your music volume levels simultaneously. So if someone passing in the street stops to say “Hi” you are sorted. Although the tech isn’t proprietary to Samsung it is still found far and few between on headphones and earbuds, so it is a commendable attribute.

The microphone performance has also seen an upgrade. With a total of 3 integrated mics as well as a voice pickup unit the clarity is hard to beat.

Samsung said in a recent press release; “One of the outer microphones also has a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) rating, further eliminating background noises. In addition, Samsung has integrated its new Wind Shield technology into the Galaxy Buds Pro. While a less protrusive shape minimizes the wind contact area, a specially designed chamber with mesh filters out wind interference.”

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes in three colour variations. Image credit: itc.ua

Some of the new Galaxy Pro Bud features seem to take a leaf out of Apple’s AirPods Pros book. That is to be expected given they are direct competition. When you watch a video on a Samsung device they make full use of Dolby Head Tracking technology, matching the experience of Apple’s spatial audio. The Galaxy Buds Pro will also switch between Samsung mobile devices automatically.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
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You can expect five hours of continuous playback with active noise canceling and around 8 hours of non-continuous use. This puts the battery life on par with other premium ANC options. With noise cancellation disabled it is good for around13 to 20 hours which is pretty impressive.

They have an IPX7 certification, meaning they are sweat and water-resistant ideal for the most rigorous of workout routines.

They come ina range of colors including black, silver, and purple, matching the new Galaxy S21 lineup but will set you back a hefty $199.99

Samsungs most premium earbuds are available to order now, so why not treat yourself?

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