Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX7||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||24hours|
|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 liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids 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 Pro (2nd Gen), Samsung Galaxy Buds 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 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g are heavier than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) with a difference of 2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, what this means is that Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 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 diving.
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have passive noise reduction this means that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound can get , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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 requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 Pro (2nd Gen)'s case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 4 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery capacity is 49.7mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 11.3mAh
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The extent of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.