GALAXY BUDS PRO vs GALAXY BUDS PLUS (Samsung Removed These Features)

by birtanpublished on February 2, 2021

So the samsung galaxy buds pro might seem like an obvious sequel to the galaxy buds plus but honestly besides just the price difference there are 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 video 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 150 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 100 150 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 200 and the galaxy buds plus which were released at 150 of course sales are going to happen to either one of these and of course the main difference samsung is 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 video but i want to get into the physical differences first there's a couple

Categories in this video 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 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 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 are 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 really 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 in your ear you put it in you twist it a little bit and there are three different wing tips 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 design like the overall body of the earbud does kind of act as a wingtip a little

Bit like it grabs a little bit of the inside of your ear but not nearly to the extent that we saw on the rubber wing tips 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 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 have 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's 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 so if you have anc 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 i mean we've already tested these in two videos 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 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 opinion all right guys this is a test near a busy road so obviously a lot of sound 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 what i'm saying all right now this 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 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 like 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 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 but essentially what it allowed you to do was have an extra level of functionality on the earbuds where normally you have the touch pads 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 it 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 it means 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 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 the galaxy buds pro on ios right now now of course the galaxy buds pro obviously have 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 turn 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 them at the same time but again it's not something that's specifically new for these like the jabra elite 85 ts already pretty much do that a lot of headphones already do that as well but it's something that it 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 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 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 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's a couple 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 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 it sounds really really

Good there's a lot of bass there's a lot of treble it also has a little bit more clarity from from 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 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 a dishwasher stuff like that you're still going to hear that through 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 of 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 comfortable 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 fifty 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 video if you did consider liking and subscribing i actually have a full review of the galaxy buds pro as well as a comparison i mean i have a lot of comparisons if you guys want to see them check out my channel just click down below or maybe like right there and i'll see you guys in the next video

Thanks for watching see you next time

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