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Samsung Galaxy Buds

Samsung Galaxy Buds

from  $129.99+
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69 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Unlike Samsung’s previous true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds are tailor-made for its recent smartphones. To employ key features like volume control, you have to sacrifice other handy tools, and even then, the touch controls are frustrating. These are a solid option for Galaxy phone owners -- even with the caveats -- but if you’re planning to primarily use them with another device, there are better and more reliable options.

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Pros
  • Reliable connectivity
  • Solid battery life
  • PowerShare charging with the S10 line
Cons
  • Average audio quality
  • Frustrating touch controls
  • On-board volume control requires sacrificing other features
  • Disappointing microphone quality for calls

Reviews

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74
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 23
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69 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

69
 

User Reviews

100
Keyana
Today, I finally swapped my Gear IconXs for this year's Galaxy Buds, and goddamn,...read more
90
Justinc92
I love the Samsung Galaxy buds I use them every day all day with great sound...read more
40
Fidel Eladio
Autopause feature is missing and the Bluetooth connection is garbage.
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