Samsung Galaxy Buds 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus|
|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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||21.5hours||22hours|
|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 refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say 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.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, 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, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, at 12.6g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 with a difference of 2.6g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The 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 need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The 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 the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is more 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's case has a 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 Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 0.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus'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 2's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh. more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 24mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Plus have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 the same bit rate.
Being 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 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have 6 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The 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 Plus also support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, 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 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 following instruction manuals.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.