Comparison GALAXY BUDS PRO vs GALAXY BUDS PLUS complete Review. The Galaxy Buds Plus earbuds have removable silicone wings that secure them in your ears. The buds are very lightweight and have an IPX2 rating, making them fine for exercise. While you can’t dunk these in a pool, they should withstand your sweat. The Galaxy Buds Pro is more durable and has an IPX7 rating.


So the Samsung galaxy buds pro might

seem like an obvious sequel to the

galaxy buds plus but

honestly besides just the price

the difference there is actually quite a

few advantages

to using the galaxy buds plus instead of the pros so

there’s a lot of features that Samsung

weirdly cut out of the galaxy buds pros

that I really liked with the plus

so in this article, I want to break those

down all of the similarities and differences

to help you decide which pair is

actually, the best pair to buy now

like I said of course price is going to

be the first difference you’ll notice

these are a year older the galaxy buds

pros here and at the time of release

they were (?)


Samsung Earbuds Pro

now I’ll link these down below of course

because I mean we all know Samsung

prices they change

all the time I’ve already seen them as

low as (?)

like anywhere in that range you’re

probably going to find these but

the key idea here is that you’re pretty

much always going to be seeing about a 50

difference between the galaxy buds pros

released at (?)

and the galaxy buds plus which were

released at (?)

of course, sales are going to happen to

either one of these and of course

The main difference between Samsung is the marketing between these

is going to be the addition of active

noise cancellation on the galaxy buds pro

which I tested out before and I’ll talk

about that later on in the article

but I want to get into the physical

differences first there’s a couple

categories in this article

physical differences are really the

first, one that I noticed right away

with the comfort and stability between

these earbuds so I mean yeah the cases

are a little bit different they’re both

pretty compact they both have wireless charging

Galaxy AirPods

USB type-c charging on the back and

similar-ish battery life

when we open the cases you’ll see that

the earbuds themselves are fundamentally

pretty different

not only do they look different but they

also have a very different fit and stability

in your ears so starting off with the

galaxy buds plus what we have right here

is a little silicone ear tip that goes

in your ear unlike the galaxy buds pro

this one is a nice round tip so it’s a

it’s a circle whereas the galaxy buds

pro is more of an oval shape

I’m not sure which one I like better

I kind of think I like the circle on the

galaxy buds plus

better but the big difference here and

this is real I’m not sure why Samsung did this but

you have silicone ear tips like the

little wingtips on the galaxy buds plus

and then they no longer have wingtips

on the galaxy buds pro so what that

means is when you put the galaxy buds plus

Galaxy AirPods

galaxy pro buds

in your ear, you put it in you twist it a

a little bit and there are three different

wingtips you can choose from

so I have the medium ones on right here

and it really grabs the inside of your

ear in a really comfortable and secure way

so I mean for the past year I’ve been

wearing these for a lot of different workouts

and they never fall out of my ear

they’re very secure very comfortable all-day

and it’s one of the reasons I really

liked and recommended

the galaxy buds plus now the galaxy

keyboards pro like I said for some

reason not having that wingtip

uh I mean they still fit in your ear

pretty well it doesn’t feel nearly as secure

but I will mention that the plastic

a design like the overall body of the earbud

does kind of act as a wingtip a little

a bit like it grabs a little bit of the

inside of your ear

Samsung Galaxy buds pro

but not nearly to the extent that we saw

on the rubber wingtips

also like I said the ear tips themselves

are a different shape so

having a more oval shape here if you

take them off you’ll see they actually

have a small mesh on the inside which

does make them a little bit harder to

clean but at the same time

you’re gonna have it’s gonna be less

likely that anything gets stuck in the

actual speaker right there so

good and bad there but as far as

aesthetics goes comparing these two

I think they both look pretty similar

both look pretty good unfortunately i

have two different colors here but you

guys can comment down below

and let me know which one you think

looks better between the galaxy buds pro

as you can see right here and the galaxy buds plus

as you can see right here and of course

with time Samsung

is known to release more and more colors

Samsung Galaxy Buds pro

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

so by now the galaxy buds plus

I believe have five colors listed on

their website but they might have more

colors other places in the world so I mean five

to seven colors whereas the Galaxy buds

pro currently just has three colors

I mean the colors all look pretty good

to me, I usually just get either black or

white anyway but

I mean regardless there are more options

for the galaxy buds plus

and with that being said the battery

life is another advantage of the galaxy buds plus

you’re looking at 11 hours of battery in the earbuds

22 hours when you include the case so a

substantial battery life there

now the galaxy buds pro on the other

hand the battery life is a little bit

different because it depends on whether

or not you have active noise cancellation on

Galaxy buds+

so if you have on you’re looking at

about five hours of battery in the earbuds

and 18 with the case so a decent battery

life but I mean in the earbuds you’re

looking at about half the battery life that you see

in the galaxy buds plus now when you

have active noise cancellation off they

are a little bit more similar

you’re looking at eight hours in the

earbuds and 28 hours when you include the case

so battery life is you know it’s pretty

similar technically you’re getting a

longer battery life

with the galaxy buds pro if you include

the case and you don’t use active noise cancellation

okay so let’s actually get into a

microphone test right now and

this is the galaxy buds pro this is what

it sounds like if you’re talking in a

studio environment it’s pretty quiet in here

uh it’s not like obviously almost no

echo at all but we’re gonna go outside

in a second to see how they sound out there

Galaxy buds plus

I mean we’ve already tested these in two

article previously I know they sound really good

okay and of course, these are the galaxy

buds plus this is what it sounds like

I mean the first thing I noticed when I put

these in of course is going to be the

comfort difference I really like the

galaxy buds plus

because they have that wingtip they just

fit in my ears a little better in my


all right guys this is a test near

a busy road so obviously a lot of sounds

out here it’s not really that windy

though but comment down below

again this is the buds plus here comment

down below let me know if you can hear

Galaxy buds plus

samsung’s galaxy buds+

what I’m saying all right now is

the galaxy buds pro again with a lot of

traffic behind me

so comment down below and let me know if

you can hear what I’m saying uh one

the thing about these at least right now i

have to dig into the settings I think

uh there’s no like transparency mode by

default when

I’m talking on a phone like this so i

feel like I’m really yelling but again

let me know if you can hear what I’m

saying now physically speaking the big

advantage of the galaxy buds pro

is actually the waterproof rating so the

galaxy buds plus from last year

had a really disappointing ipx2 rating

which compared to a lot of other earbuds as I said

is really pretty disappointing the

galaxy buds pro however this year

are now ipx7 now I mean don’t get me

wrong both of them are fine if you’re if

you’re sweating or if it’s a light

drizzle outside but if you’re working

out in any kind of like heavy rain or

Samsung galaxy buds pro

if you drop these in a puddle it’s

very likely you’re going to see some

kind of water damage on the galaxy buds

plus whereas the galaxy butts pro

you really don’t worry about that oh and

one other thing I want to mention is on

the galaxy buds

plus and with most other earbuds out

there I usually wear the medium ear tips

whereas on the galaxy buds pro

I had to go down to these small ear tips

so if anybody has small ears out there I mean

I think I have pretty medium ears but if

you have small ears it’s likely that the

galaxy buds pro

might not fit in your ears that well or

at least it might require a little bit

more force to get them

in okay so now let’s get into some of

the feature differences between these earbuds

and starting off with some advantages

for the galaxy buds plus the first thing

I was disappointed to not see in the

galaxy buds pro was the

double-tap the earbud edge feature this

was kind of hidden down in the lab

section of the app

Samsung galaxy buds+

but essentially what it allowed you to

do was have an extra level of

functionality on the earbuds where

normally you have the touchpads right

you could double you could tap it once double tap

triple-tap or tap and hold and if you

enabled the edge tapping what you could do

is just like flick your ear or tap the

bottom or anywhere you wanted you would

just kind of tap the earbud twice

and what it does is uses the

accelerometer on board to register that it shook

twice and it’ll change the volume and

the reason

it sounds like kind of a weird feature

but the reason I really like this was

because it kind of frees up the touchpad

to do something else now you have

more controls on your earbuds mean

less of a chance you’re gonna have to

take your phone out of your pocket

uh to do something like that and

speaking of the app an absolutely huge

Samsung galaxy buds+

iPhone vs Galaxy buds pro

difference between these two

is that effectively the galaxy buds plus

will work with an iPhone and the galaxy

buds pro

won’t and I mean admittedly they’ll both

connect to an iPhone they’ll both play

music on an iPhone

but the difference is that you can’t

there’s no app support for the galaxy

buds pro

on any ios device, I’m not sure why they

did this right now

maybe they’ll be rolling out an app

eventually but it’s a big difference

that if you have an iPhone I mean you

should absolutely be saving the money

and getting the galaxy buds plus right

here or maybe even considering a

different pair of earbuds in general

just because Samsung is not supporting

Samsung buds pro

the galaxy buds pro

on ios right now of course the

galaxy buds pro obviously has active

noise cancellation and on top of that

they have the really cool voice feature

where it’ll it’ll detect when you’re speaking

and it’ll automatically turn off the

active noise cancellation turns your

music down and turn on transparency mode and that’s

something that we don’t see on the

galaxy buds plus it’s a really nice

feature of the pro

another cool feature with the galaxy

buzz pro is the smart switching between devices

I mean it’s already pretty easy to

switch between devices with the galaxy

buds plus but

now it’s even easier so if you have a

Samsung tablet and a Samsung phone

and you get a call on one of them it can

switch really easily it’s really

convenient to have that especially if

you have like a tablet

and your phone and you’re using both

galaxy air buds+

them at the same time but again it’s not

something that’s specifically new for

these like the Jabra elite 85 ts

I already pretty much do that a lot of

headphones already do that as well

but it’s something that is convenient

to have on the pro that you don’t see

on the plus now and then of course the

last feature that I want to mention with

the pros

is that they do have that Dolby’s head

tracking audio it’s something that again

only works with Samsung devices and

it gives you more of a 3d type

experience so you can like to look around

it’ll sound a little different it feels

more like you’re in

like there in person but it’s not at

least at the moment, it’s not rolled out

to all Samsung devices

Samsung Galaxy buds pro and Galaxy buds plus

I think it’s only on the s21 right now

so I mean depending on when you’re

watching this

it might be on other devices, uh but

that’s a difference that you won’t be

seeing you won’t be getting that

on the galaxy buds plus so talking about

the sound quality differences in these

earbuds there are a couple of key differences

I want to point out the first one is that

the galaxy buds pro do seem to be a bit

louder so

I’m listening to the same music at about

two notches lower on my phone

with the pro to get the same volume i

was getting on the galaxy buds plus

so anybody looking for really loud music

the pro I mean they can definitely deliver that

I don’t normally listen to really loud

music so it doesn’t make a big

difference to me

but the next difference I’ll notice is

that the galaxy buds pro

tend to be a little bit more dynamic so

Galaxy airpods

I mean you can really

exemplify this very obviously when

you’re looking at the eq

in the galaxy wear app on the galaxy buds plus

I usually don’t use natural mode it

sounds a little bit dull and flat to me so I go to

the dynamic mode and it sounds a lot better

now with the galaxy buds pro i just

leave it in that like natural

neutral mode sounds really really

good there’s a lot of basses there’s a lot of trebles

it also has a little bit more clarity

In my opinion

with the galaxy butts pro so I mean

pretty much all across the board the

sound quality is better on the galaxy buds pro

but I mean with that being said a lot of

people might not even notice

the difference they both sound really nice

especially if you go into dynamic mode

on the galaxy buds plus

they both give you a pretty similar

sound signature it’s just slightly

better on the galaxy buds pro

now I didn’t want to brush over the

active noise cancellation that’s

definitely a big plus of the galaxy buds

buds pro

pro and originally I wanted to kind of do

like a test to show you guys

how much they block out and what

the difference is there but I mean

realistically just I’ll explain it’s

gonna be easier to do it this way so

passive noise blocking is essentially

just like plugging your ears so

both of these have silicone ear tips

they plug your ears and they both block

a lot of higher-frequency sounds around

you but the lower frequency stuff I’m

talking about like traffic on a road

or if you have like a vacuum cleaner

running dishwasher stuff like that

you’re still going to hear that through

buds pro

Galaxy buds plus

the galaxy buds plus

but the galaxy buds pro with the active

noise cancellation

pretty much cuts all of that out and so

if you’re a frequent traveler

if you’re going to be on trains and

planes whenever then the galaxy buds pro

are probably going to be an obvious choice

for you alright guys so that’s pretty

much everything I wanted to say about

the galaxy buds pro and the galaxy buds plus

I mean to summarize both great pairs of

earbuds if you find them both

on sale for like the same price then i

would probably say the pros are going to

be a better buy just because they’re

giving you that active noise

cancellation and a little bit better sound quality

microphone quality

like all around they’re a slightly

better pair of earbuds but if you are

somebody who is looking to work out a lot

personally, I would lean more towards the

galaxy buds plus just because

they fit better in my ears they’re more

secure and I find them to be more



so if you’re not worried about blocking

out sounds around you the plus

definitely do a great job and you’ll be

saving around (?) dollars

but I mean it’s really tricky it depends

on your financial situation and

how much white noise you’re trying to

block out if active noise cancellation

is really important

I mean these are going to be an obvious

buy right here but guys the good news is

you really can’t go wrong they’re both

great pairs of earbuds I hope you

enjoyed this article

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review of the galaxy buds pro

as well as a comparison I mean I have a

a lot of comparisons if you guys want to see them.



Comfort and stability: Galaxy Buds+ have wingtips

Aesthetics: 5+ colors vs 3

Battery: 11/22 hrs for Buds+ vs 5-8/18-28 hrs for Buds Pro

IPX7 vs IPX2

Tips have mesh on Pro

I was a medium ear tip on the + and small on the Pro (small ears be warned)


Double-tap (accelerometer) to change volume – Buds Plus only

Active noise cancellation and intelligent voice switching

Dolby head tracking audio

Smart switching between devices

iOS compatibility on the Buds+

Buds Pro can read your notifications


Both have ambient sound

TEST: ANC vs Passive Noise Blocking



The reason Buds+ was such an easy recommendation was the balance of price, features, and quality. The new Buds Pro is high quality but largely offer the same features, and even excludes a few. Most people will be happy with the Buds+ but if money is no concern, buy the Pro.


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