A pretty general theory I’ve had gone for a while now is every product category that’s well-established enough has a go-to like an easy to recommend checks all the boxes safe bet straights hot right down the middle like if you want a mouse, there is the Logitech MX series that has been around if you wish to a microphone the shore sm7b is like the standard for phones it is like the iPhone.
Now, this does not mean that this is the one for everyone. It usually is not for everyone. You use that as a starting point, but then when you find that the values you have and the things you like,
you veer off into the alternatives, you might pay more for. But there’s always that starting go-to and so for wireless earbuds that aren’t air pods.
The go-to is the Samsung Galaxy buds plus for sure 100%, and they should be. Now that does not mean they are perfect, that does not mean they are for everyone. But they check all the fundamental boxes that make them incredibly easy to recommend and enjoy, and they are pretty great.
So what’s so great about these $150 wireless earbuds. When you look at what you want from these, they got to be Small, they got to be lightweight, they got to fit in your ears, and that is a check for me. They do fit well in my ear comfortably thanks to the rubber tips, unlike air pods and they, create a sort of a passive seal. Now they are not active noise-canceling earbuds. But you know for 150$ you do not see that much. But the seal is enough. That why I don’t miss it that much, and I realize everyone’s ears are different, so you know I mean different people will have slightly different fits in their ears.
But I was impressed with the fit of these earbuds. Now snug they are in my ear, I personally still rather have an active noise cancellation version of these. That is for my values and what I like, so if they made that like a pro version, I would be super cool. But even just putting these in my ear, I feel like I am talking louder because they create that seal well and dim down the environment, and by the time you start playing music, you do not hear much else. Maybe this is not the way to go, but generally, for everyday use, these earbuds seem pretty good for me with this budget.
What this 150$ earbuds feel like
So they’re comfortable, they have a legitimate best-in-class 11-hour battery life for music listening. Which is what I do with earbuds mostly, and that’s great and fast charging. But honestly, being able to go a full week of casual listening and supervise not having any battery till like the last day of the week is awesome.
You cannot forget about the case. It’s small and slim. It’s just as pocketable and lightweight as air pods, and it has USB type-c for charging. It’s also capable of wireless charging. I mean, if you want to put it on the back of your phone or any wireless charger. It will do that too, and it even has a nice hinge weight and charging case magnets for the lid to open and close with a satisfying click. It is maybe not quite as satisfying as pixel buds. But that is a pretty good click; the buds are built.
well they have this sort of a rubber fin around the outside that helps them set in your ear instead of like one little piece poking out that can get
kind of painful here, and I found that this is enough to stay in my ears well.
I felt comfortable working out with them. It had no problems; they stay well in my ears, and speaking of working out, these are Ipx 2 rated. So some sweat is fine now. Still, I would say they should not be dedicated workout headphones likes power beats or that other ipx7 certified earbuds. But think if you wear them every day and like to happen to step out and sweat while wearing it or may be doing a quick workout, they are fine.
Then the touch controls are also really Simple. Both earbuds have that pretty large touchpad surface, and that is where you play, pause, and that is where you fast-forward, accept calls, long press for assistant all that stuff. I have been using them with my one plus eight pro.
So I call Google assistant, not Bixby. But they will work fine with any android phone or iPhone for that matter. But these galaxy buds plus will work a little bit better with a Samsung Android phones. Because then you can have the galaxy Buds app.
That gives you a little more control, like customizing media controls and ambient sound pastor. But generally, even without that app, they’ve been rock-solid, no connection issues even walking across the studio leaving my phone over here having them in my backpack no problem and then the sound from these guys was quite good. I was very excited and happy with the sound from these earbuds.
They have what I would call a full sound. They have a big rich and full bass crisp, clean mids and highs no background hiss. AKG tunes these, and they’re proud to put their name on it. The only complaint I could see coming from a different pair of earbuds or headphones is, these may feel a bit bass-heavy if you’re not used to all this. Still, they can turn that down in the EQ quite easily, but I’ll tell you right now I won’t be doing that. I listen to a lot of music today, and the way they sound out the box is great.
Conclusion about samsung galaxy buds plus
It is already great for music I think I would go so far as to say these are the best sounding non-noise canceling wireless earbuds I have tried. This is the truth right now. Honestly, right now I don’t have anything bad to say about these. But I am not going to pick this for 150$ anyway.
I’m sure Samsung’s working on the next version of these. So what I will say is these don’t look that great to me. I feel like honestly, they could do with a better of a design. I mean, I guess almost none look that great. But to me, pixel buds do look good, and I love the colors. I wish air pods did colors too like this. But I don’t know it looks like it feels like cheap plastic to me.i don’t know about your idea also I think maybe a matte finish that the more premium ones got going on looks better, and I think that could have saved them a bit.
The battery life of these I think is their best feature, and that is a nice relaxing, comfortable feature to have to be good, and the sound is really good. They fit in my ears good, the microphones are pretty good, and then the case is great checks all the boxes.
So it’s like now that you know about these you might decide, okay, what I know I like I want to spend more because I want noise cancellation and can get active noise cancellation. you spend a bit more, and there is plenty of options for those like the sony is an ear pod pro, or we might go you know what I like these but I also want them to be more workout focused headphones then you go for something with better waterproofing or more of the wingtip fit near stuff like the Jaybirds or power beats.