Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 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 2 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 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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, 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 resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 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, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) has a lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, at 11g weigh more than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by of 0.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for diving.
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound made by 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 Pro (2nd Gen) by 1mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating 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 inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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 Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 6 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power is 49.7mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 11.3mAh
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place 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 Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work fine with your iPad. If you intend 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 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
While the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Commonly, 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. This kind is 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 just thirty minutes.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
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 2 Pro too support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.