Image 1 of 3 Image 2 of 3 Image 3 of 3 First off, these wireless earphones are a definite improvement over the original Galaxy Buds. You get earbud tips which are now in four different sizes (large, medium, small and extra small) to cater to the shape of your ear. There are a few issues with these though: They aren’t as lightweight as the original buds, and these larger ones don’t sit flush with the outer rim. But the longer cables you can also wear over your clothing without annoying you. As far as appearance goes, they look like standard earbuds, but they’re on the thicker end. Samsung states they weigh 6.3 ounces, which sounds like a lot until you compare it to Sony’s WF-1000X, which weigh 7.4 ounces.
I’ve used many wireless headphones over the years. The first time I tried a pair was when I used the Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds back in 2016. But the Jabra buds didn’t fit properly in my ear. I then used Apple’s AirPods. Their design was simple yet I didn’t mind wearing them because of the excellent sound quality. I wasn’t fully satisfied with the AirPods, however, because the design could only hold two pairs of AirPods in your ears. This isn’t an issue with the Galaxy Buds Plus, because you can easily fit three pairs. Still, the earbuds I tried for this review were too big for me, and so I had to press them together when they were inside my ears. This added bulk, and was a major letdown. This is just a very minor issue, and the fit is very secure.
The sound of the Galaxy Buds Plus is pleasant to listen to, and you can toggle between two sound modes: Quiet and Party. Party mode is for when you want to keep the ruckus at a low. With Quiet mode, you can enjoy high volumes without hearing any background noise, but you won’t be able to hear your own music. The volume ranges from a low of 40 mVu to 80 mVu. In the Party mode, the volume is doubled. While at loud volumes, you get distortion and harshness, so it’s best to avoid using this at your desk. It’s a good pair of wireless earphones for recreational listening. Fitness Tracking After testing out the wireless earbuds, I found that these added value features are mostly going to benefit the fitness crowd.
The design of the Galaxy Buds Plus gets a little bit thinner and easier to fold than the original Galaxy Buds. This is great news as it means you get an extra 1.4 hours of battery life, which makes them the ideal companion when your battery runs out. Wireless Charging Like the original Galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Buds Plus supports Qi wireless charging so you get a seamless charging experience no matter how you connect the two. Better Mic Quality The best thing about these is the enhanced sound quality which now has 50% more sound isolation around the ear. You also get a better directional microphone. If you’re thinking of buying a pair of wireless earphones this winter, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus is a great option. You can purchase them for Rs. 20,900 exclusively on Amazon India.
Samsung has addressed durability issues that have plagued previous generation wireless earphones in the Galaxy line. For instance, the charging case now has magnets to ensure the case stays shut, and the Galaxy Buds Plus is splash proof. I went for a test run with the case on my desk, and even though water entered the case, the phone inside was fine. Likewise, the charging case on the original Galaxy Buds was unable to stay closed, so you had to cover the ends with a coin to ensure it stayed shut. When it comes to maintenance, the case now includes a USB-C port, which charges the Galaxy Buds Plus when plugged in.
Smart wireless earbuds are here to stay. They offer a lot of benefits over Bluetooth headphones and are easy to use with minimal fumbling. It’s really hard to find headphones that offer this quality at such a reasonable price. However, this is exactly what you get with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus. It looks stylish, has a good battery life, and performs well, all at a very low price. These Samsung earbuds have a tough act to follow after the Galaxy Buds, and that’s the wireless earbuds that come close to matching them in terms of features. On the other hand, the Galaxy Buds Plus is an excellent choice for those who want a true wireless earbuds that look good and feel comfortable, and doesn’t cost a fortune.