Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee 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 Plus||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||✗||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||22hours||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 is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, 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
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We take in account 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 Live by of 1.4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus'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 Live have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's 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 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus stay well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This 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 enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 7 hours
It takes 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 0.4 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, represents 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 Live by 25mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through 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 your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when 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 saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.