Galaxy Buds 2 are the latest earbuds from Samsung. It is the new kid one the block when it comes to the TWS market and is priced at $149.99 in the US and €149.99 across Europe. India price is unknown at the moment. Internationally at this price, they compete with the second-generation Apple’s AirPods that are priced at $159 in the US and €179 in Europe with normal case and at $199 or €229 depending on your location respectively with the wireless charging case.
Here we compare the latest Galaxy Buds 2 with the second-generation AirPods to see how they are when compared on individual parameters:
Galaxy Buds 2 vs AirPods: Design
The latest earbuds from Samsung come in a soft-rounded design in a square case with a wide lid. They have replaceable ear tips. You get more colour options here — white, black, olive green, and lavender.
The Apple AirPods on the other hand come in a single white colour. The case is elongated and the earbuds come with a stem design. There is no support for ear tips with these earbuds.
Galaxy Buds 2 vs AirPods: Audio features
Galaxy Buds 2 comes with active noise cancellation (ANC) support. It also comes with a feature called Ambient Sound that lets users listen to music with filtered background noises.
Apple AirPods, on the other hand, are basic in terms of audio features. Both the ANC and Transparency Mode are available in the pricier and more powerful AirPods — AirPods Pro.
Galaxy Buds 2 vs AirPods: Battery life
Samsung claims that the Galaxy Buds 2 delivers a total of up to 20 hours of listing time with ANC on and up to 29 hours with ANC off. On a single charge, buyers can expect about 5 hours of juice with ANC on and up to 7.5. hours with ANC off. For charging the case, users can make use of USB-C cable or certified Qi wireless charger.
As for the Apple AirPods, they are said to offer a total battery life of 24 hours with the case and on a single charge, up to 5 hours.