Samsung Leaves The AirPods Pro In The Dust With Affordable, Better Buds+

Feb 12, 2020

Category: Gear

After weeks of rumors and unofficial leaks, Samsung has finally revealed its updated Galaxy Buds+. Squarely taking aim at Apple’s AirPods Pro, the second generation +-spec Buds go unchanged aesthetically, boasting the same industrial design for both the buds and charging case, though, underneath the surface, these wireless wearables pack a host of updates.

The new, larger batteries give the Buds+ a cool 11 hours of playback time — more-than-doubling that of the latest AirPods Pro — though that figure jumps to 22 hours when using the wireless charging case. Born out of a joint effort with the audio experts over at AKG, Samsung’s new AirPods alternative also gets upgraded two-way drivers, allowing for improved audio quality. There’s also an extra mic — bringing the total to three — to help mitigate background noise during calls, as well as multi-device pairing, a new dedicated iOS app, making the Samsung Buds more attractive to iPhone users, and a shortcut for launching Spotify that doesn’t require opening the app. Weighing less than a gram more than the outgoing Buds and IPX2 rated for water resistance, the Buds+ are slated for a February 14 release and will be priced at $150.

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