Samsung Galaxy Buds 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2||Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX2||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||10mm|
|battery life of charging case||21.5hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|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 level of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 has a lower liquid rating than Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, at 10g have the same weight as the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are resistant to sweat
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 1mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 3.5 hours . Each 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 vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's case has a charge of 21.5 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.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 5.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will work fine with your MacBook. 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 Razer Hammerhead True Wireless 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.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have 6 microphones.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to find them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro too support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.