Samsung Galaxy Buds has been replaced by Samsung Galaxy Buds+.
Nice and simple
Normally have a hard time finding earbids that are comfortable and fit my ears well. These sit nicely and don't fall out. Nosie is nice and clear, they pair easily enough
Purchased in January 2021.
In for repair yet again
I received these as a redemption with a new phone. They have been very underwhelming. I have had them repaired twice and I'm trying to get them repaired for the 3rd time. The sound quality is average at best but most of the time the sound levels are different in each level, I have tried using them in different phones and had the same problems. For the retail price I would expect them to be much higher quality. Samsung repair portal is very buggy and frustrating. I have spent way to much time trying to get the head phones repaired. I have a lot of Samsung products that are good but these are terrible. As is the repair portal!
Purchased in December 2019 at Samsung for $250.00.
Bass...How low can you go?
Not far enough apparently. Even with the Samsung app cranked up to "11" for bass boost, and Dolby Atmos in effect, sound is gutless, thin and tinny. Also volume is weak and needs to be pushed well into the red. I was expecting more from something in this price range. Comparing them to my old 2013 Jaybird X and my $49 Awei cheapies. Both outperformed in sound quality, bass, and volume. Disappointed. Wanted to love these but can't when the thing you want most from headphones, has been sacrificed for sexy good looks and ergonomic design it's time to look elsewhere unfortunately.
Purchased in November 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $199.00.
Battery life can be batter, so far no issues with this. Purchased in September from JB HIFI.
Noise cancelling works great. Wireless charging case is so hand. Provided with extra ear tips as well.
Purchased in July 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $199.00.
Save your money and don't buy the Samsung galaxy ear buds
constantly updating. If you don't update it won't let you use them.had I known I wouldn't of bought them. Always struggling to connect between earbuds and car radio. Every now and then you need to disconnect and reconnect as the audio is awful. Stick to another brand or normal headphones.
Purchased for $250.00.
These are the best
My daughter loves her galaxy ear buds she always has them in listening to music talking on the phone to her friends t here the best things ice brought her
Purchased in February 2020 at Office works for $199.00.
Absolutely love these earphones!
My 3rd pair of wireless earphones and they are far superior to the other cheaper products I have tried. They are very comfortable and I have small ears. They don't constantly slip out like other brands do. The sound quality is superb and the battery is incredible, lasting me weeks and weeks with heavy use. They connect seamlessly with all my devices and they are effortless to use. Their functions are so convenient and useful. The wireless range is great, I can walk across my office and still stay connected with my phone. Love this product!
Purchased in October 2019 at Samsung Online store.
100% Better than AIRPODS.
They sync with my A70 and my Apple mac book instantly depending on what i decide.
The WEAR app is great too with the features that you can customise.
Purchased in January 2020.
Worst ever. For free with my tablet and I'm still annoyed
Fall from ear easily
You have to keep adjusting them, you touch and controls ger activated
They fall and get disconnected
You take one out and they get disconnected
Microphone is a joke, either your in a silent place or no one can understand you (you are much better off using speaker phone in that situation).
Summing up, even for free they are terrible.
Purchased in October 2019 at Samsung.
Really bad at holding a steady connection to a Samsung Smartwatch
These were so bad, i kept them for less than a day. I bought them to wear during my morning jog and connect them to my Samsung Gear Active2 smartwatch so that I wouldn't have to take my phone. The connection was so inconsistent, the music I was listening to was not distinguishable. Samsung couldn't help and nor could Telstra (whom I purchased them from). As far as connection to a phone, they worked fine but that defeats the purpose of why I bought them in the first place. My watch wasn't the problem, as they currently work with every other blue...tooth headset I have connected except for the Galaxy Buds, which I found a little confusing. Surely Samsung products would talk to each other better than other products. When they did work, the sound quality wasn't great, nor the volume. Would not buy again. Skeptical about any future Samsung products from now on.
Purchased in May 2020 at Telstra.
Good sound and battery life
I have never owned bluetooth headphones before and these work better than I expected. Much better than getting the cord of the headphones caught on something. The quality seems very high and the charging from the case is fantastic.
The penultimate in sound quality.
After purchasing a samsung s10 and find finding it to be an extremely crappy product I threw more of my money in the toilet and bought the buds +. Penultimate, second to last in quality. The sound is crappy and distorted. It skips like you've just bumped into a record player. They have poor connectivity when my phone is on me and were not user friendly to set up. Do yourself a favor and don't buy anything samsung I sure as hell won't be again.
Purchased in April 2020.
Excellent earbud with a better price
This is easy to use earbuds with crystal clear sound and voice. And, it can connect to my Samsung TV as well. The battery life is good as well. Reliable quality with a reasonable price (compare to other top brands)
Purchased in April 2020 at Allphones for $156.45.
I use my buds to listen to audiobooks and various music whilst I’m out on the road. The sound quality and volume they have is excellent other cheaper brands can’t compare, I’m glad I purchased them. I havnt had an issue with them dropping out of range which is also an upside. The fact I can use just one bud at a time comes in handy as well and I love it has that option. Even thought they’re a little on the pricey side I’m glad I took the plunge.
Purchased in November 2019 at Officeworks for $250.00.
I have finally said goodbye to wired headphones
This came free from a recent Samsung purchase and I can see that this headphone is fine. However it's not exemplary. The bass is fine, makes listening to music quite a good experience. One thing though is this has a terrible microphone, I think it is not audible that i had to use a different microphone.
Purchased in January 2020.
Ok for music but no good for calls
I received these for free as part of the Samsung promotion last year. Glad I didn't pay for them.
Sound quality is fine for music although not a whole lot better than the standard wired earphones. Microphone quality is very poor to the point I can't use the buds for calls any more and have to resort to the wired earphones now otherwise whoever I'm talking to complains about being unable to hear me clearly. I've spoken to others with the buds who have made similar comments about and also don't use them for phone calls any more.
Purchased in November 2019.
I bought the Galaxy Buds as a replacement for my AirPods as I've switched to a Samsung phone. While I had a few issues initially (left bud wasn't connected and the buds weren't charging in the case), a quick call to Samsung tech support fixed these teething issues, and I could get on with enjoying these headphones.
The Galaxy Buds don't produce exceptional sound out of the box; you'll need to configure them in the wearable app to really get your money's worth. I changed the settings to 'bass' and was far more impressed with the sound the buds...produced then when I took them out of the box initially. The addition of a wireless charging case is definitely convenient (AirPods users only get the wired charging case for $249). I have a dual wireless charging pad, so I place both my phone and buds down on the mat before I go to bed. I like how Samsung includes different sized wing tips in the box, as I always have trouble with getting headphones to fit, so I need the wing tips to ensure the buds stay in my ears securely. One thing to be aware of however is your ears can become sore, as the wing tips are secured tightly. I like how the battery percentage of the buds is displayed when you open the case next to your phone, however I'd like to see the battery percentage of the case also as I never know how much charge I have left.
Purchased in February 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $249.00.
Audio not great
I got it for free with my Samsung purchase. It sits nicely in the ears. You can easier run or work out with them in the ears and they stay put. So that's a major plus point. You have the option of selecting ambient sound to always be aware of your surrounding. You can touch the bud to pause or skip music and pick up calls.
However audio quality is poor. Sometimes when taking calls, I have had complains where the call sounds echoey.
Purchased in November 2019.
The next level in smart wireless
As a professional engineer and card carrying Samsung tech nut I bought these, and they have surpassed even my expectations. The way they connect as soon as you pull them out of the case, the way they easily switch between sources, their ease of use, and the sound quality (especially on phone calls) is very good. Comfort is surprisingly good too, my ears don't tire of them at all. Charging seems sorted with roughly two buds charges from one case charge. The Samsung software is extremely well sorted and easy to use. I can't agree with anyone wh...o says they lack volume - more than likely people who poorly fitted them to their ears. There is no active noise reduction in these, nor any storage, but this doesn't subtract from performance. They are flexible with three sizes of ear cups and ear wings supplied. I've used mine with my smartphone, my tablet PC, and my regular PC so far with zero issues. Final thought - I bought the yellow ones so I can't lose them haha, and I look forward to trying them at the gym. Great job Samsung, yet again.
Purchased in November 2019 at eBay.
Samsung Galaxy Ear Buds
I purchased the Samsung Galaxy ear buds using Telstra plus rewards (partially). I had previously brought cheaper wireless buds on eBay but they fell out of my ear.
I have been using the Samsung Buds for listening to the radio or podcasts and found them to be satisfactory. I have only taken one phone call and what I liked is that the caller was announced (from my contacts); a quick tap on the bud and I took the call.
I have run, walked and sat with these buds in and they to stay in place. They pair easily with the Samsung Note 8 but the ...volume has to be to full on the phone. I found by using the best fitting 'ear tip' (a small ergonomically designed rubber band designed to fit around the bud), external noise is reduced but not omitted. For safety reasons, this suits me! The range seems quite short, I would estimate 10 metres depending on the line of sight.
Purchased in November 2019 for $144.00.
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|Features||Charging Case, Microphone Included and True Wireless (Earbuds Only)|
|Colour / Finish||Black, White, Yellow|
|Battery Life||6 hours|
|Release date||Mar 2019|
|Replaced by||Samsung Galaxy Buds+|
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- GTIN14: 08801643652593
- GTIN13: 8801643652593, 8801643678623, 8801643745585, 8806090059476 and 8806090198663
- GTIN12: 887276319667
- MPN: GB2-R175-CA-BK, KHSMR170BLK, KHSMR170BLKAU, KHSMR170SIL, KHSMR170WHT, KHSMR170WHTAU, KHSMR170YEL, KHSMR175PLUSWHT, SM-R170NZKAXSA, SS-R170-WH and SS-R170-YL
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