Samsung Galaxy Buds

Test 01/2020

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds - front
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds - buds
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds - detail
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Test seal: Samsung Galaxy Buds, Rating 8.4

last modified: 18.03.2020, 18:49

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All rating criteria details:

Sound quality 40%
Wearing comfort 30%
Design 10%
Handling 10%
Battery life 10%
Tested by: Jana

Jana

Product tester

Resumee

The Samsung Galaxy Buds have a simple, modern design and are of high-quality workmanship. They have a lot of functions and can be adapted very individually to the user in handling and usage, but only if you use an Android phone. Unfortunately, this does not work with iOS devices. The Bluetooth connection and battery life are very good. The fit in the ear is also good.

Pro

  • Good wearing comfort
  • Ergonomic
  • Good sound quality
  • Long-lasting battery

Cons

  • Compatibility with iOS not so good
  • Partly the touch is too sensitive

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In-ear headphones with good grip and great sound quality. Unfortunately only a few features available for iOS devices.

Appearance and equipment

The Samsung Galaxy Buds are delivered in very high-quality and attractive packaging.

The in-ear headphones we tested are black. But they are also available in other colours such as white or yellow. Their shape is ergonomically adapted to the ear cup. They are well manufactured and have a high-quality, simple design.

A charging case - also in black - is included, in which the headphones can be charged on the move.

Included in the scope of delivery are:

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • Loading case

Operation

In this test, the Samsung Buds were tested with an iPhone, which means that unfortunately, the functions of the headphones are not as versatile as on an Android phone. In fact, there is no app for the iPhone and the Samsung Buds yet that allows you to customize the headphones.

Samsung Galaxy Buds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds in our test

Samsung Galaxy Buds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds

The first time you use the Samsung Buds, you need to connect it to your mobile phone via Bluetooth. This process was quick and without any problems. The Galaxy Buds have an exemplary small case, which can also be easily stowed in your pocket. With this case, the Galaxy Buds can also be charged. When fully charged you can listen to music for up to 6 hours.

With the help of the touchpad on both headphones, you can control the music playback. When inserted, the touch-sensitive sensor automatically detects that you are wearing the earphones. The earphones then emit a sound to indicate that they have been detected. Besides playing music, you can also use the touchpad to accept or reject calls, or start a conversation with the intelligent voice assistant (only works with Android).

Samsung Galaxy Buds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds when removed

Samsung Galaxy Buds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds in a carry case

Music playback: Clicking the touchpad once briefly plays or pauses the song. Clicking the touchpad twice will play the next song. It can also be used to answer or end a call. If you tap three times, the previous song is played back. The app can be used to add further functions (like louder or quieter) and customize them. Unfortunately, this is not possible with the iPhone.

One advantage when playing music is that the headphones pause immediately when you take both headphones out of your ears. That's handy if you want to have a short conversation without any noise in the background. There is also an ambient noise mode (but not adjustable with iPhone).

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds sit well in the ear

Samsung Galaxy Buds
During charging

Wearing comfort

To insert the headphones, place them in your ear and with a little pressure turn them into the auricle. Afterwards, they should fit tightly. If they don't, you can try out if some of the replacement rubbers in a different size fit better.

The fit of the headphones naturally depends on the ear of the person testing. The headphones fit perfectly during testing. Even when jerking or jogging, they hold, which is also due to their light weight.

Sound

The sound quality is very good. The music is clearly reproduced.

Many different functions of the headphones can be adjusted via the Samsung Galaxy app. With the iPhone, however, these functions were not available, which is a pity.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth stability is good. After about 20 meters distance and 4 walls as a barrier, the connection slowly weakens. The sound jerks a little, but everything is still understandable.

Call

Micro-/tele-function is very good. The caller can be understood fluently and clearly through the headphones. Even if the phone is not nearby, you can answer and end the call.

Other types of headphones

You are not a fan of In-Ear headphones and would like to have headphones to put on? Have a look at our Noise Cancelling Headphone Test.

Or rather with cable and suitable for the recording studio or home studio? Then our Studio Headphone Test would be something for you.

We have evaluated 1280 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 88 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 7 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 88% positive and 7% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Individually adaptable
  • Sits firmly on the ear
  • Good sound quality

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Charging tray battery capacity somewhat small
  • Touch does not always work
Manufacturer Samsung
EAN 8801643647346
Quality impression Good
Scope of delivery Headphones, charging cable
Additional warranty 2 years
Quality of instructions Good
Manual language GER, EN
Height 1.9 cm
Width 1.3 cm
Depth 2.3 cm
Weight 4 g
Wireless
Battery life Up to 6 hours
Particularly suitable for sports
Firm fit in the ear Mediocre fit
Bluetooth stability Excellent
Microphone/ Phone call function Excellent
Noise Cancelling Good
Packaging Good
Sound quality
Wearing comfort
Handling
Battery life
Design

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