Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes 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 Live, Powerbeats 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, Powerbeats Pro has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Powerbeats Pro, at 20.3g are heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by of 9.1g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are resistant to sweat
Powerbeats Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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.
The Powerbeats Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Powerbeats Pro stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making both Powerbeats Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live similar in how loud their sound can get , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Powerbeats Pro can produce a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells 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 battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case is said to have a charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Powerbeats Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 9 hours
It requires 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Powerbeats Pro takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 0.1 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and case.
Powerbeats Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Powerbeats Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Powerbeats Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 Powerbeats 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
While the Powerbeats Pro microphones are 2, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Powerbeats 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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Powerbeats Pro too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Powerbeats Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.