Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Reviews

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2: Everything we know about Samsung’s new true wireless earbuds

★★★★★
Offering ANC at an affordable price, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 look set to be a welcome addition to the Galaxy family
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Samsung's true wireless Galaxy Buds2 earphones improve upon the originals with the addition of active noise cancellation, but still carry the same low water-resistance rating.
Since introducing the Galaxy Buds back in 2019, Samsung has iterated on the formula with the Galaxy Buds Live and the Galaxy Buds Pro, but is now back with an official successor, the aptly named Galaxy Buds2. The biggest change here is the addition of active noise cancellation (ANC), and at $149.99, it's quite good for the price. The earphones also deliver a powerful, notably bass-forward sound signature with enough brightness to keep things balanced. The on-ear controls can be a little clunky and the earpieces themselves are a bit small and slippery, while a low IP rating means they aren't the best choice for sweaty exercise. For $129.99, Anker's Soundcore Liberty Air Pro 2 earphones remain our top pick for greater water resistance and slightly better ANC.Sleek But Slippery Available in black, lavender, olive, or white, the Galaxy Buds2 have a smooth exterior that looks sharp, but can feel slippery. They're also quite small, which when combined with the glossy finish, can make t...
Pros: 
  • Bass-forward sound signature with bright highs
  • Good noise cancellation for the price
Cons: 
  • Weak water-resistance rating
  • Touch controls are easy to misfire
  • Small, slippery earbuds can be hard to handle
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are a huge improvement over the originals, offering active noise cancellation, better sound quality, and a great fit. While they’re not the best true wireless earbuds out there, they’re easily one of the best for Samsung smartphone owners who want perfect synchronicity with their Galaxy gear.
Pros: 
  • Active noise-cancellation
  • Balanced sound
  • Improved call quality
  • Galaxy Wearable app is useful
Cons: 
  • ANC could be stronger
  • No sub-bass response
  • No always-listening Assistant
  • Only IPX2 rating
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review: No-brainer buds

★★★★ 4.0
It’s getting really tough to say something clever at the top of a wireless earbud review. There are just so many of these things now. Five years ago? No problem. True wireless earbuds were in their infancy and we were all very excited that wires might be gone forever. Today? Well, let me put it this way: I’ve got about 14 pairs of true wireless earbuds on my desk right now and that’s just what showed up over the last couple of weeks. My point is that wireless earbuds are now a commodity. We know this because you can pick up a pair for about $25 at the local pharmacy. That being the case, all the Galaxy Buds 2 need to do is … well, not suck, to put an admittedly crass point on it. At $150, the Galaxy Buds 2 not only don’t suck but they’re bound to make a lot of people very happy. Whether or not the Galaxy Buds 2 should be a no-brainer purchase can be debated, but it’s undeniable that these wireless buds are about to fly off shelves. Here’s why. The Galaxy Buds 2 come in a compact box — ...
Pros: 
  • Compact
  • Comfortable
  • Effective ANC
  • Good sound
  • Solid Battery
Cons: 
  • Annoying touch controls
  • Many Android-only features
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★ 4.3
Alongside the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 , Samsung is also introducing the Galaxy Buds 2 . The $149 earbuds replace the Galaxy Buds Plus as the entry-level position in the company’s lineup. That family now consists of the Galaxy Buds Pro, bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Buds 2.
Pros: 
  • Small, discreet design, Good audio quality, ANC and wireless charging
Cons: 
  • Mediocre ambient sound mode, Weak water resistance, No auto-pause when removing earbuds
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★ 3.8
On Friday, preorders for Samsung's latest pair of completely wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds 2 , will start to arrive, and you'll be able to buy them in stores. The $150 earbuds have all of the same features you can find in Apple's high-end AirPods Pro but cost $100 less.
Pros: 
  • Solid battery life, Good sound, Affordable
Cons: 
  • ANC isn’t as strong as the AirPods Pro, No support for iPhone
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★★ 3.0
The $149 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 is a solid sequel that upholds most of the series’ hallmarks, but ignores its biggest flaws. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 offers plenty of functionality at an attainable price.
Pros: 
  • Lively, customizable sound, Satisfying ANC, Great comfort and fit, Extended functionality via Galaxy Wearable app, Two wireless charging methods
Cons: 
  • Middling battery life, Missing advanced features, Inferior call quality, Design feels less premium than predecessors
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★★
Samsung's Galaxy Buds Active, Galaxy Buds Plus, and Galaxy Buds Pro (left to right in black) above the Galaxy Buds 2. The Galaxy Buds 2 aren’t just a pretty face. They’re light and comfy, offer plenty of features, and pack good sound and stability in performance, all at a great price point.
Pros: 
  • Light and stylish design, Respectable ANC, Great features and performance
Cons: 
  • Minimal water resistance, Controls could be better
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★★ 5.0
The new Galaxy Buds 2 are comfortable, sound great and won't break the bank.
Pros: 
  • Very comfortable in the ear, Earbuds fit test works really well, Excellent sound quality, Plenty of color options, ANC works as expected
Cons: 
  • Battery life is just okay, White plastic case scratches very easily
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★★
The new Galaxy Buds 2, which Samsung announced a week ago and has yet to fully release, are already discounted in all colors. Woot is hosting a sale on the new Buds 2 with a $25 discount. Since these are not yet released, the pairs you buy are indeed brand new, unlike some of the products that...
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★★
Earlier this year , Nothing launched the Ear (1) with a grand idea: earbuds as fashion accessories. Sure, the company talked a lot about the non-invasiveness of transparent design, but at the end of the day, the product’s launch on StockX betrayed a focus on the fashion forward.
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★★
With the exception of the Galaxy Buds Live, Samsung has a solid track record with its recent earbuds. That’s true once again with the Galaxy Buds 2 where a tiny curved design keeps things comfy even for long periods of time.
1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★★
A fine pair of noise-cancelling earbuds that might get lost in the confusing line of other Galaxy Buds....
2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★★ 3.0
The snappy, seamless Android experience is a joy, but the extra perks offered by the Galaxy Buds 2 struggle to atone for disappointing sound quality
Pros: 
  • Pleasing bass weight, Lightweight design, Intuitive Android app
Cons: 
  • Harsh through the treble, Dynamically lacking
1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review: Fully featured

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: A marked improvement over the original model, sharing features with the higher-priced Galaxy Buds Pro, these headphones importantly sound decent. They don't offer the best active noise-cancellation (ANC) around, but they do offer great call quality.
Pros: 
  • Compact design and case
  • Good sound
  • Customisation options via the Wearable app
  • Wireless charging
  • Good background noise supression on calls
Cons: 
  • Not the best active noise-cancelling (ANC) around
  • Only IPX2 splash proofing
  • Only supports Bixby voice assistant
4 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 - Graphite SM-R177NZKAASA review

★★★★ 4.0
For anyone who has already bought into the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are a fantastic choice and a big improvement on the first generation. You get good sound and the noise-cancelling does a fantastic job at cutting out distracting noise.
Pros: 
  • Good sound quality, Active noise cancellation, Works seamlessly with other Galaxy devices
Cons: 
  • Not waterproof or even water-resistant, Battery life is just okay, No manual EQ settings
4 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Review

★★★★ 3.5
Pros: 
  • Nice design and fit
  • Effective noise cancellation/Ambient mode performance
  • Good call quality
  • Well-featured app
Cons: 
  • Similarly priced rivals offer better sound
  • Touch controls a little finicky
  • Tailored more for Samsung Galaxy owners
1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Galaxy Buds 2 are excellent all-rounders, with a comfortable, lightweight design and high-end features like ANC and wireless charging – balanced by fiddly touch controls and only average battery life. Anyone on Android should be happy with these, though limited software support means iPhone owners are better looking elsewhere.
Pros: 
  • Lightweight, compact design
  • Solid sound & ANC
  • Wireless charging
Cons: 
  • Fiddly touch controls
  • Limited iOS support
  • Average battery life
2 weeks ago

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