AirPods Pro vs. Galaxy Buds Plus
Wireless devices are significant these days, and wireless earphones aren’t an exception. Apple-branded wireless earphones are popular. However, there are others like the Samsung-branded, which stand up to the test.
Apple’s AirPods Pro are premium both in price and features. For instance, they sport excellent noise cancellation and an improved profile than the initial original AirPods.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus isn’t expensive but performs equally well.
AirPods Pro vs. Galaxy Buds Plus; each one has advantages over the other. Similarly, they have disadvantages. However, Apple’s AirPods Pro has the upper hand if the price isn’t an issue.
Let’s compare the two in this write-up.
AirPods Pro packs an incredibly effective active noise-canceling technology. Additionally, calls, music, and podcasts sound great. These earbuds allow you to control many features via the pulldown Control Center or Bluetooth settings menu. However, it lacks a dedicated app for adjusting the sound profile or setting from one profile.
On the contrary, The Galaxy Buds Plus lacks noise-canceling technology. Instead, the earbuds possess a seal with a silicone ear tip, which is quite efficient in blocking noise, but not as high as that of AirPods Pro. Simply put, it offers passive noise isolation. And if you pair this with a reasonable music volume, you can block most of the outside world.
The design of the earbud may influence your choice, particularly if you need a specific profile.
- Galaxy Buds plus have dimensions of 17.5 x 19.2 x 22.5mm and are IPX2 splash resistant.
- AirPods Pro has dimensions of 30.9 x 21.8 x 24mm and also is IPX4 water-resistant.
The Galaxy Buds look like a rounded triangle shape. They are neat but also feature a subtle built-in fin, which ensures that they stay in your ears. Besides, they feature a silicone tip that creates a seal within the ear to cut out some noise from outside.
The design of the galaxy buds plus ensures that it stays pretty firmly within the ear. So if you need earbuds that will be great for working out or running, this should fit your style. Nevertheless, the design isn’t comfortable to wear for a longer time.
The AirPods Pro, on the other hand, features silicon tips too. However, they are a bit less secure; they won’t stay in place for activities like working out. But for regular listening, they won’t fall off.
But where the AirPods Pro stand out is that they are more comfortable to wear over longer stints.
The sound quality of AirPods Pro openly dismisses the majority of lower-cost options.
The bass isn’t overbearing but solid, while the midrange has decent colorations. The transients are clean without being too forward. The treble shimmers but avoids sterility.
The Galaxy Buds plus, by contrast, features a very poignant treble response. It is not great but has smooth high-frequency reproduction.
Similarly, the mid-range response is excellent but not showy – it lacks mid-base bloat. So don’t expect a chesty droning sound to male vocals and addition of booming sound to kick drums.
What you get is a ‘thin’ sound, which probably will make you reach more deeply mentally to hear.
The Charging Case
Both earbuds come with charging cases. They have different shapes and sizes. But thy pack neatness, thanks to the glossy plastic and excellent portability.
- Galaxy Buds+: USB Type-C wired and Qi wireless charging
- AirPods: Lightning wired and Qi wireless charging
For the AirPods Pro case, you can charge using either a Lightning cable or a wireless charger. The Buds+ uses either a USB Type-C cable or wireless charging.
The new Galaxy Buds plus has a better battery life than the AirPods Pro –no doubt about that. The company claims that it offers 11 hours of playtime per full charge and 11 hours from the case.
Again, there is the ability to charge the buds using a Galaxy phone wirelessly. Therefore, if you don’t like charging your phone daily or are a marathon user, then the Galaxy Buds+ are a more convenient option.
Both earbuds offer a voice assistant. However, it is only on AirPods Pro that you can summon it with your voice. For the Galaxy Buds Plus, you must press or tap the touch panel.
AirPods Pro has a stem. Just pinch it to change tracks or switch between modes. But the Galaxy Buds Plus has a touch panel, which allows you to customize the control.
But the setting on the AirPods Pro is tucked in the iOS Bluetooth settings menu while the Galaxy Buds Plus have their app.
Both earbuds have physical volume control. But Galaxy Buds Plus ha a setting that allows you to tap the side edge of the buds to turn the volume up or down.
Galaxy Buds Plus offers more customization overall, but AirPods Pro has a clear advantage if you are a heavy Siri user.
Range: AirPods Pro do have slightly better range
Price: AirPods Pro cost $249 while Samsung Galaxy Buds + go for $149
While both earbuds are excellent choices, you may have a preference. Undoubtedly, it is better in terms of Apple AirPods Pro sound quality, noise cancellation, range, and convenience. But Bud plus offers decent battery life, is comfortable, and offers many customization options.
Remember, the price dramatically varies. So your choice depends on your style and needs.