Samsung's Galaxy Buds Live look to compete with AirPods Pro on price and features
, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Buds Live. The company announced the new wireless earbuds at its latest Unpacked event, where the company also revealed the new
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The completely wireless earbuds go on sale Aug. 6, and are priced at $169.99.
Don’t let the sub-$200 price fool you. The Buds Live are packed with the same features as the more expensive Apple AirPods Pro.
With Buds Live, you can expect 8 hours of battery life, with another 29 hours thanks to the charging case.
They also feature active noise cancellation, which you can toggle on/off with a long press on the earbud. There’s also an air vent in the Buds Live design that allows airflow, which Samsung claims produces a better sound and makes them more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
The bean-like shape is odd, no doubt, but it’s a nice break from the earbud with a stem look that’s become commonplace for this category.
The Buds Live will come in three colors, matching the mystic color theme of the Note lineup: Mystic bronze, black and white.
They’ll work with iOS and Android devices, with Samsung limiting some of the features to only Galaxy phones, like a dedicated gaming mode. As for the fit, you’ll have a choice between three changeable tips to help find the better fit for your ear. They’re sweat and water-resistant, so you shouldn’t have any issues wearing them while you workout (assuming you get a tight fit).
Other features Samsung also mentioned include three microphones plus an accelerometer for ANC and phone calls, and Bixby integration.