Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 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 Pro||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX2|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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 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 say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, at 11g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus with a difference -1.6g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
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 better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for diving.
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. 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 having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is 11 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case is said to have a full charge of 22 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 4 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 for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh. less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 24mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 2 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 Plus will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend 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 2 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.
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 Plus have 6 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 2 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a control panel on them.
The 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.