Samsung Galaxy Buds 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX2||ipX2|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||11mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||21.5hours||15hours|
|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 refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a rating of IPX2 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, at 11.2g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by of 1.2g
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 don't have wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking 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 produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 1mm , a common assumption 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 mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's case has a full charge of 21.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's charging case has a battery life of 15 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 6.5 hours
It requires 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh. less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 1mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, 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 Live has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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. Because 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 Live 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have 6 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also 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. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.