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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ VS AirPods Pro: What's the Difference Between These Two TWS Earbuds

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ VS AirPods Pro: What's the Difference Between These Two TWS Earbuds

By  Joe Horner 2020-02-28 6398 0

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ was officially released on February 12th. This Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's exterior design is not significantly different from the previous Samsung Galaxy Buds, and this upgrade focuses on the interior of the earphone, especially the battery capacity part. So what's the difference between the latest Samsung Galaxy Buds+ and the most popular AirPods Pro? Which one is more worth buying? Here we’ll share with you a detailed specs compare about AirPods Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds+, hope it is helpful for you!

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ VS AirPods Pro: Specifications Comparison

At first, let’s have a quick look at the specifications about AirPods Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus.

  Samsung Galaxy Buds+ AirPods Pro
Specs Colors Black/White/Blue White
Weights 6.3g (earbuds) 5.4 g (earbuds)
39.6 g (charging case) 45.6 g (charging case)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Battery Capacity 85mAh (earbuds) 43mAh (earbuds)
270mAh (charging case) 398mAh (charging case)
Charging Time 1-2 hours
Play Time 11 hours (earbuds) 4.5 hours (earbuds)
Standby Time 22 hours (with charging case) 18 hours (with charging case)
Profile HFP/A2D2/AVRCP
AKG Yes No
Waterproof IP55 (earbuds) IPX4 (earbuds)
Chip Samsung chip Apple H1 chip
Speaker 6 4
Interface Type-C Lightning to Type-C
Functions Music Control Yes
Phone Calls Control Yes
Volume Control No Yes
Voice Assistant Bixby/Siri/Goggle Assistant Siri/Goggle Assistant
Active Noise Cancellation ENC ANC
Transparency mode Yes
Wearing Detection Yes
Wireless Charging Yes
Price $149.00  $479.85 

Through the above-detailed parameter comparison table, we can almost clearly get the functional difference between Samsung Galaxy Buds+ and AirPods Pro. There are great differences not only in appearance, but also in battery life, noise reduction, and sound quality.


Samsung Galaxy Buds+ VS AirPods Pro: Appearance Comparison

The difference in appearance is the most intuitive. The new Samsung Galaxy Buds+ almost adopt the same outlook design with the previously Galaxy Buds, which featured with specially crafted ergonomic in-ear and wingtips that fit comfortably in your ear for long-lasting wear. In addition, the compact charging case design is very easy to carry.


However, the popular AirPods Pro changes the design style of the previous generation AirPods 2, with earplugs, a shorter tail, and a narrowed charging box. The whole looks very harmonious. But on the whole, it is a little heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Buds+.


Samsung Galaxy Buds+ VS AirPods Pro: Noise Cancellation Comparison

The most important feature of AirPods Pro is to support active noise cancelling. At present, there are few TWS earbuds that support ANC function, only the AirPods Pro, HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, Honor Magic Earbuds (Also named as Honor FlyPods 3) and the upcoming BOSE Earbuds 700 support active noise cancellation. This also indicates that the ANC function will be the core competitiveness in the TWS earbuds industry in 2020.


The AirPods Pro has an incredibly light noise-canceling feature, AirPods Pro block out your environment so you can focus on what you’re listening to. AirPods Pro uses two microphones, an outward-facing microphone, and an inward-facing microphone, to create superior noise cancellation. By continuously adapting to the geometry of your ear and the fit of the ear tips, Active Noise Cancellation silences the world to keep you fully tuned in to your music, podcasts, and calls.


However, there is no active noise cancelling function but ENC in the new Samsung Galaxy Buds+, but the Transparency Mode is equipped, which is the same as the AirPods Pro. You can adjust how much of the outside world you let in to stay aware and connected. Turn up Ambient sound volume when you need to engage your surroundings without having to take your earbuds out. Just hear what you want to hear.


Samsung Galaxy Buds+ VS AirPods Pro: Sound Quality Comparison

Rich, natural sound is now expanded by Galaxy Buds+ new, 2-way dynamic speaker system and boosted driver. The powerful bass and crisp high notes will have you moving to the beat wherever you go. You can enjoy crystal clear calls and unparalleled voice quality with 2 innovative outer mics that pick up your voice and preserve it against background noises. What’s more, the new Samsung Galaxy Buds+ sound by AKG, The satisfying studio-quality sound is pure and natural, enhancing listening to podcasts, audiobooks, and phone calls.


In terms of sound quality, it is relatively weak compared to Sound by AKG's Samsung Galaxy Buds+, AirPods Pro, although the sound quality of AirPods Pro has been slightly improved compared to AirPods 2.


Samsung Galaxy Buds+ VS AirPods Pro: Battery Life Comparison

In terms of battery life, the difference between Samsung Galaxy Buds+ and AirPods Pro is very obvious. As we can see from the table above, the battery life of the Galaxy Buds+ wireless headset is 11 hours, and the battery life of the charging box is 11 hours, a total of 22 hours. Galaxy Buds+ 's charging box also supports Samsung's Wireless PowerShare function, and Galaxy phones that support wireless charging can be used as charging boards to provide wireless charging for Galaxy Buds+. As for the charging speed, Samsung Galaxy Buds+ supports charging for three minutes and listening to music for one hour.


AirPods Pro also supports wireless charging, which is very convenient. But the overall range is not as good as Samsung Galaxy Buds+. AirPods Pro has an up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge, 5 minutes in the case provides around 1 hour of listening time or around 1 hour of talk time.


Summary and Suggestion

AirPods Pro has the advantage of active noise reduction, but the sound quality and battery life are not as good as Samsung Galaxy Buds+. On the contrary, Galaxy Buds+ has better sound quality but lacks active noise reduction function.


If you pursue functionality and ease of connection, you can choose a true wireless Bluetooth headset that suits you according to your mobile phone. If you are using an iPhone, buy AirPods Pro. If you use an Android phone, the experience of using Samsung Galaxy Buds+ will be better. Because the AirPods Pro connection to Android phones will lack some features, the connection experience is not very good. Similarly, there will be a similar situation for Samsung Galaxy Buds+ to connect to iPhone. Please consider the demand carefully before buying.


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