Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 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 Pro||Powerbeats Pro|
|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||12mm|
|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||2only|
|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 refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number 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 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, Powerbeats Pro has a lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g weigh less than the Powerbeats Pro by -7.7g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the two earbuds .
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Powerbeats Pro are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too are dustproof and water-resistant, thus preventing water and dust from entering the interior of the devices and damaging the interior components
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Powerbeats Pro stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low audible 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 Powerbeats Pro can produce a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
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 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 Pro's battery life is less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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 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 many times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 hours
It requires 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.3 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Powerbeats Pro 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 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through 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 Pro 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work fine with your iPhone. 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 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.
Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The vastness 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 sound that the earbud microphone can pick up.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have a control panel on them.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.