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

Two pairs of dark silver colour earbuds, which look very much like the Apple AirPods. Behind them is a similar colour charging case, with the lid open.

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.

For sound, the Galaxy Buds 3 (the non-Pro model) 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.

I do like that adaptive ANC as my own Anker Soundcore’s do have adaptive ANC, but it is more for levels of noise, and don’t automatically let a speaking voice or a siren through. But that is purely software, and there is no reason why Anker should not be offering that.

That said, I still have a fear of paying so much for any of these devices if the non-replaceable batteries are only going to last 2 or 3 years max. I never bought another pair of AirPods after mine’s batteries dies just after 2 years.

Samsung’s Ring also sounds interesting (I have the Oura right now) but I’m really waiting to first see what the reviews have to say, and see what functions are actually available (and how well they work).


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