Samsung Galaxy Buds2: as beautiful as it looks
If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, it’s imperative that you get the latest Galaxy Buds2 from the South Korean consumer electronics company. These are wireless headphones that allow you to listen to music or answer incoming calls after connecting them to your mobile device, even during other activities, such as training. The best part is that they are attractively priced in the mid-range segment (Buds2 retail for Rs 11,999), they feature an impressive design and an equally impressive feature set. In the past, we have looked at some of the previous variants of the Galaxy Buds series, however, the latest Buds2 are certainly a significant upgrade with better technology and better sound quality. Let’s see their finer details.
The latest Buds2 are available in Graphite, Olive, Lavender and White. Right out of the box, it becomes evident that these are the lightest (5g each) and smallest earbuds in the entire Galaxy Buds series and feature an iconic curved shape design. These are designed to fit seamlessly into the Galaxy ecosystem and come equipped with a long-lasting battery that gives you up to five hours of playtime and 15 more with a fully charged case. Needless to say, the Galaxy Buds2 deliver an immersive sound experience with an expressive and stylish case.
For my part, I set up the Buds2 with the Galaxy 21 Ultra device and immediately enjoyed rich and balanced sound when playing music from the Spotify app. I must point out that for the best sound and active noise cancellation, the headphones need to be positioned correctly in your ears. If you wear the headphones incorrectly, they may not work or the sound quality may be poor. In addition, it is important to make sure that all external microphones are not covered and are completely exposed. If a microphone is covered by your ear, your headphones may not be able to correctly recognize your voice. If your headphones are not picking up your voice well, for example when you say you want to use Bixby, please check if the microphones are covered by your ear and try to adjust the position of the headphones you are wearing.
Back to Buds2. These headphones come with dynamic two-way speakers, enhanced active noise cancellation and a comfortable fit that you can enjoy for a long time. Galaxy Buds2 not only make your voice clearer on calls, but it also lets you be completely immersed in your music, videos and entertainment. Basically, two microphones detect ambient noise while active noise cancellation blocks out unwanted sounds. Background noise can be reduced by up to 98% to keep you fully immersed in your work or play.
During the trial period, I deployed the Buds2 for my regular office-related voice and video calls, streamed numerous Netflix and Amazon Prime Video movies, and treated myself to songs in English and hinds. These did their job well as an everyday helmet. You get powerful and deep bass to erase the treble thanks to its dynamic two-way speakers. The Galaxy Buds2 gives you well-balanced sound quality that enriches every moment of your audio journey. Three microphones (2 outdoor mics and one indoor) and a built-in voice pickup unit help you make clearer calls, while a machine-learning-based solution filters out unwanted sounds so you can enjoy a its distraction free. The low protrusion design minimizes wind disturbance so your calls outside are clear. With six different EQ settings to choose from, you’ll find your own vibrant, perfect sound that will keep you immersed.
The bottom line: If you care about quality and value, the Galaxy Buds2 are the perfect pair of headphones for you.
Estimated public price: Rs 11,999