Music is life to many. What better way to compliment good music if not the very device that produces the sound that you hear. Of all the Galaxy Buds that I have reviewed in the past, none beats the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.
There are so many features that I love on the new Galaxy Buds Pro. The most obvious is the new colour choice, the Phantom Violet – which is also the colour of the review unit I’m testing.
Just like the previous Galaxy Buds, it comes in a pebble shaped case that doubled up as the dock and charger. It comes with 472mAh battery capacity that said to last 28 hours for continuous playback, while charging and re-charging the buds. The case can be charged up with Qi wireless charger at 5W or via the USB type-C port. And the buds comes with 61mAh battery capacity each that able to continuously play for 8 hours without Anti Noise Cancellation (ANC) and 5 hours with the feature on.
Speaking of Anti Noise Cancellation, this is another feature that I love on the new Galaxy Buds Pro. I have few other true wireless earphones in my possession but none of them can cancel out the ambient noise like the Galaxy Buds Pro, while retaining sound quality and clarity.
So with the ANC turned on, ambient noise will be cancel out leaving you with music in your ears. But you can easily switch this feature between ANC and Ambient Sound with a simple “touch and hold” on either one of the buds. Of course you have to enable this feature in the Samsung Wearables app first.
Turning on the ambient sound feature on will enable you to hear sounds from your surroundings while listening to music. This is useful (and much safer) to use when you are walking around in the city, crossing busy intersections or hanging out at an el-fresco café. At least, you will be able to hear your surroundings especially passing cars or bikes.
At the same time, the Ambient Sound feature will able to detect speeches. Let’s say you are hanging out at a café listening to music on your Galaxy Buds Pro, the waiter comes along to greet you or ask for your orders. The Buds will detect the speech and automatically mute the music so that you can have a conversation with the waiter easily.
Doing this, the Galaxy Buds Pro has 3 microphones – a dual array on the inside to recognize where the voice comes from and an outward microphone to clear the surrounding sound. Making a phone call with the Galaxy Buds Pro is a must. Sounds are crispy clear and your voice came out clear on the other side without any distortion or delay. The latency between the Buds and the phone is close to zero. Now I prefer to have the Buds in my ear whenever I’m making a phone call.
With lower latency, it also means that it is good for gaming. I paired the Galaxy Buds Pro with the new Galaxy S21 – with this I am able to fully utilize the functions of the Buds Pro to its best. That includes gaming. I only have to turn on the Game Mode to get the best sound quality at the lowest latency delay.
Wireless gaming sound is so good with the Galaxy Buds Pro. There is no apparent delay between the input on the phone and the sound itself. Now I can have an actual real-time sound while playing PUBG Mobile with a wireless earphone. And more fun.
If I were to talk about sound quality and how much I love this new Galaxy Buds Pro, it may take a long time. To cut things short, Galaxy Buds Pro produces one of the best quality sound for a true wireless earphone. It is branded with “Sound by AKG” right at the top of the case. This is Samsung’s way of telling everyone that they have plenty of audio expertise under their belt.
My only caution for those using the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is not to go 100% on the volume because it is loud. It is the loudest among all Buds. It is louder than any of my other true wireless earphones. Listening at 80% is comfortable enough to feel the solid bass and clarity of the treble. Besides, it has ANC to keep any unwanted noise out.
The new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is now available to purchase at the official store for only RM799.