Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX2||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||22hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|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 refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro's rating is read as, the first value 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.
In comparison to the Powerbeats Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a rating of IPX2 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Powerbeats Pro has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, at 12.6g are lighter than the Powerbeats Pro by -7.7g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. If applied correctly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Powerbeats Pro are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Powerbeats Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have stereo speakers
The Powerbeats Pro sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound made by the device.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro produce a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
The Powerbeats Pro's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Powerbeats Pro's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 2 hours
It requires 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.3 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery capacity is 85mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 Powerbeats Pro will work fine 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 Plus 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. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus microphones are 6, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.