Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Buds Might Be Android’s Answer to AirPods | Lifehacker

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Foldables and watches weren’t all that Samsung announced at today’s Unpacked event—the company also unveiled its newest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro and Galaxy Buds 3.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 Pro

The first thing you’ll notice about the new Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 Pro is how similar they look to Apple’s AirPods Pro, with a new stem design and silicone ear tips. Each earbud has touch controls along with LEDs to show you the battery life, which you’ll be able to see from the transparent cover on the charging case.

For sound, the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro have an enhanced 2-way dual amp and dynamic driver along with Adaptive ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and EQ.

One cool feature for the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro is Auto Noise Adjustment, which can automatically adjust the ANC for you. For example, if your earbuds detect an ambulance siren, they’ll turn the ANC to Ambient mode so you can stay aware of what’s going on around you. If there’s construction noise, they’ll turn up the ANC to full to block any external noise.

Music playback time on the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro is up to 6 hours with ANC on and 7 hours with ANC off. You’ll also get an additional 30 hours from the charging case. The actual battery capacity for each earbud is 50 mAh by itself and 500 mAh in the case. The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro comes in two colors, Silver and White. The earbuds are also IP57 water and dust-resistant.

You can pre-order the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro for $249 today, and they ship on July 24th.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 series


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Samsung Galaxy Buds 3

For those who can’t stand silicone ear tips, the Galaxy Buds 3 might be up your alley. The new Galaxy Buds 3 look a lot like the standard AirPods thanks to their new stem design. Just like the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro, the Buds 3 have touch controls, but there are no LEDs for showing battery life.

For sound, the Galaxy Buds 3 has a 1-way single amp and dynamic driver along with Adaptive ANC (an odd choice for buds without a seal). With the standard Buds 3, you lose out on the Auto Noise Adjustment feature that the Buds 3 Pro have. The Buds 3 are also IP57 water and dust-resistant.

Music playtime on the Buds 3 is up to 5 hours with ANC on and 6 hours with ANC off. You’ll get an additional 24 to 30 hours from the charging case, depending on if you have ANC on or off. The Galaxy Buds 3 will be available in Silver and White colors.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Buds 3 begin today ay $179, and they ship on July 24th.