The new Galaxy Buds Pro are now available to purchase in India for Rs.15,990. They pack in some top-notch features that set them apart from Samsung's previous offerings and we take a look at all of them:
Like with any premium TWS earbuds, sound quality has to be at the forefront, and as it turns out, the Galaxy Buds Pro deliver Samsung's best audio experience yet. The earbuds-sport an 11-millimetre woofer for deeper bass and a 6.5-millimetre tweeter for a crisp treble with minimum distortion. This essentially translates into a dynamic, balanced sound. There’s a good amount of separation between the highs and mids, and vocals sound crisp.
The Galaxy Buds Pro are the first in-ear design earbuds from Samsung to feature Active Noise Cancellation, and they definitely do a better job of keeping out noise than the Galaxy Buds Live. Samsung says the ANC on Galaxy Buds Pro filters out up to 99% of background noise, while the microphones monitor noise in real-time. The ANC level is also adjustable, as you can choose between High and Low depending on the environment you’re in.
Ambient Sound on the Galaxy Buds Pro has been massively improved as well. You can now choose to amplify nearby sounds by more than 20 decibels, meaning you can adjust and personalize according to your needs, directly from the Galaxy Wearable app. At the default medium setting, it lets in just enough important sounds like human voices and car honks, so you can be more aware of your surroundings while wearing the Buds Pro.
Samsung has also introduced voice detect, where the Buds Pro recognize when you’re speaking, and they can automatically switch between cancelling nearby sounds and amplifying them. Once activated, the Buds will roll over to Ambient mode for 10 seconds after hearing your voice and will switch back to noise cancellation after you’ve stopped talking.
The Galaxy Buds Pro now get a new Hearing enhancement feature that allows you to adjust the Left/Right sound balance. This will be especially useful for people with different levels of hearing loss in each ear and helps in delivering a better audio experience for those with hearing impairments.
To take on Apple’s spatial audio on the AirPods Pro, Samsung has brought 360 Audio featuring Dolby Head Tracking technology to the Galaxy Buds Pro. ..The feature is currently only available on Galaxy devices running Android One UI version 3.1, but the basic idea is that when you're watching videos on a Samsung smartphone or tablet, the sound will lock on to the device, and basically give you an immersive audio experience when you're watching content that supports surround sound. But earbuds aren’t just for media consumption anymore – Good call quality is just as important.
The Galaxy Buds Pro separate your voice from unwanted sounds with three microphones and a Voice Pickup Unit ensuring you are heard as clearly as possible. One of the outer microphones also has a high signal-to-noise ratio, further eliminating background noises, and, hence, offering crisper call quality.
Auto Switch is a great new addition as well. It lets you automatically toggle your earbuds connection between the latest Galaxy devices without any manual adjustments. Let's say, you're watching a video on your tablet and suddenly receive a call via your smartphone– Auto Switch, can be used automatically for the phone call, and connect themselves back to the tablet after the call.
With the Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung has opted for a low-profile, ergonomic design in order to ensure a more comfortable fit. This reduces the contact area between the ear and the bud, minimizing that clogged-up feeling that you get with other in-ear design earphones. The buds themselves come in three pretty colours: Phantom Black, Phantom Violet and this Phantom Silver variant that Samsung sent us. Meanwhile, the jewellery box-like charging case looks super-premium and feels really smooth to the touch thanks to a nice matte finish.
Galaxy Buds Pro are also designed to give you added peace of mind. The buds are protected with an IPX7 water resistance rating, the highest standard of water resistance in the Galaxy Buds line. This means they can handle sweaty workouts and should be fine even when submerged in up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Just, FYI, the Charging case itself is not water-resistant.
If you're like us, you're constantly losing your earbuds, but it seems the new Galaxy Buds Pro may never face that problem, thanks to the SmartThings feature, which allows your phone to help you find your Galaxy Buds Pro on a map, even if they happen to be offl9jne. The service also allows you to ring the watch to help you locate it.
Now, battery life on the Buds Pro is pretty solid, considering they get ANC. When fully charged, you get up to 8 hours of playback, with an additional 20 hours of reserve power available in the wireless charging case. Even when using ANC, you can still enjoy 5 hours of playback with 13 hours more available in the case. If you end up running out of juice, you can gain one hour of playtime after just five minutes of quick charging. Wireless charging is also available, and if you happen to own a recent Galaxy flagship smartphone, then the case can also be charged through Wireless PowerShare. Alternatively, the case is Qi-certified, so any Qi wireless charging device will do the job.
So, that's it, for the top features on the new Galaxy Buds Pro, let us know what your favourite feature is, and if you enjoyed this video be sure to subscribe to our channel for more content.