Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX7||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||25db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||30hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a weight of 8.56g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, at 11g are heavier than the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by of 2.44g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, and Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 1mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) produce a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 12 hours
It requires 0.3 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery power is 20mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) by 41mAh
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a latency of 144ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have 6 microphones.
While the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.