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Samsung Galaxy Buds Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds Wireless Charging case Included Black US Version with Warranty

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.4
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/10
Total Reviews
110
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Sound Quality
 46
ambient, sounds, volume, song, louder
+98%
-2%
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" ...  The Sound is very good. ... Though i have listened to airpods and the buds have slightly better sound quality and are better designed to isolate sound outside of you.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality isn't as good as my WH-1000XM3s, but these are certainly more discreet and appropriate for one-bud driving and work. ... Pairing with iPad Pro 11 and iPhone X had no volume issues and good sound. ... On the Dynamic setting, sound is similar to Apple airPods. ... She said my airPods sounded like I was talking through a bag, and Galaxy Buds sounded clear.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used cheaper wireless buds in the past, both from Sony and JLabs, and while those sound decent enough, these definitely blew them out of the water. ... The clarity and volume on these is fantastic. ... And paired with the equalizer settings, you can definitely really enjoy your music the way that you want. ... The quick ambient sound option is by far the most useful for me, in which holding down on an earpad lowers the volume of your music temporarily and enhances the sound around you to better hear what is going on. ... And not just from a sound quality perspective, which is important obviously, but also from a usability and style perspective. ... I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a decently priced and high quality audio experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing product, sounds quality its almost perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Ambient sound is a great addition, but you have to turn it on every time.  ...  "
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" ...  Ambient sound, which I LOVE has some more improvements. ... Better controls on which sounds get more priority. ... Everyone wants to k ow about the sound quality. ... Im VERY happy with the sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  This does feature ambient sound which is an awesome feature that just lacks a bit.  ...  "
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Comfort
 33
fit, ears, buds, earbuds, comfortably
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I've been looking for a pair of truly wireless earbuds for 2 years.  ...  "
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" ...  I like these earbuds. ... Ehhhh, if you're like me and prefer options and the Gear Icon X 2018s fit you comfortably then I would say you're not missing out on anything more than a slightly modified design.  ...  "
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" ...  I love these, i have small ears and they fit great.  ...  "
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" ...  I own about 8 sets of true wireless earbuds and these are the most comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits Iin ear more comfortablely  ...  "
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" ...  They are comfortable and I didn't have to change the tips or wings because out of the box it was perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  Comfortable to wear.  ...  "
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" ...  They certainly look better than having toothbrushes in your ears *cough*  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 23
connection, samsung, pairing, buds, x
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Must have for Samsung phones  ...  "
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" ...  Open it near the phone and it automatically recognizes them.  ...  "
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" ...  Less time to connect to phone ... Super easy pairing  ...  "
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" ...  You can get at least 25 feet from the phone without any connection degrade.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung did just update them today which seems to have fixed Bluetooth issues but just know Samsung is working on fixing any issues we have with these.  ...  "
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" ...  These also work with any android or apple device.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairing with iPad Pro 11 and iPhone X had no volume issues and good sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Easier to connect after initial pairing.  ...  "
Fit
 23
buds, ear, pocket, ears, galaxy buds
+87%
-13%
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" ...  I love these, i have small ears and they fit great.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound isn't overwhelming like some, they fit comfortably and will not fall out of your ears.  ...  "
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" ...  They look discreet in your ear and the case is small enough to fit in my pocket along with everything else.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is small and fits easily in your pocket and the buds themselves are perfectly sized and feel great.  ...  "
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" ...  Secondly was putting them on and the snug fit.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is great, wish they fit a little better but still very pleased with the purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  The out of the box rubber fitting fit my ears great and for the last week I havent had any uncomfortably or issues. ... All 3 configurations 'fit' my ear ... but I found that the medium inner ear and the small 'wing tip' piece fit my ears PERFECTLY.  ...  "
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" ...  The galaxy buds for the day in a half I've been using them have fixed all the problems and they're also super comfortable.  ...  "
Battery Life
 17
battery, charge, hours, earbuds, iconx
+88%
-12%
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" ...  • battery in earbuds and cradle are sufficient for a day (I personally don't use the earbuds for more than 6hrs at a time and more than 12 hrs in a whole day)  ...  "
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" ...  Good battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  I come Frome studio beats and don't all big headphones with the sound and lasting a few days on one charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Good audio, battery life, and range.  ...  "
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" ...  BATTERY: I have not ran them to their limits yet but while using just one bud I listened to 5.5 hours of podcast (mostly voice) at about 35% volume and after the 5.5 hours the bud still had 40% battery left.  ...  "
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" ...  Its provides me decent enough battery time for both if you charge it properly even though u get a hour and half off 15 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Better fit than the ICONX, battery last longer.  ...  "
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" ...  More battery time!  ...  "
Headphones
 16
earbuds, headphones, headphone, wireless headphones, sound quality
+94%
-6%
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" ...  These are actually good name brand wireless headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  If you were expecting over the top headphones that are completly wireless your drunk, go home, dont buy wireless headphones right now. ... Overall a great headset for a being wireless.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome earbuds, great sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing headphones and definitely an apple airpod killer!  ...  "
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" ...  Very good earbuds  ...  "
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" ...  I would get the Galaxy Buds over any Airpod anyday.  ...  "
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" ...  Now THAT is quality service for these quality Galaxy Buds! ... The Galaxy Buds can compare with “noise-canceling” rated headphone despite not being rated to cancel out noise.  ...  "
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" ...  I will finally be using the headphones on a daily basis.  ...  "
Software Platform
 15
software, galaxy, android, app, wearables app
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Will update review if anything changes.  ...  "
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" ...  Gear Wearable app features are great! ... The wearables app has some new shiny things to it with these over the Icons.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend to anyone with a Samsung device.  ...  "
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" ...  SUPER EASY SETUP: on my s9+, just make sure you have the samsung wearables app. ... AMBIENT NOISE: mode is kind of weird, probably not best in class but could be improved through software update. ... Most features only available on Android, Samsung phones apparently work best though, Iphone works with basic features and siri.  ...  "
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" ...  These also work with any android or apple device.  ...  "
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" ...  -seamless connectivity with my Note 9 running One UI  ...  "
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" ...  Bixby is available.  ...  "
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" ...  Must have for Samsung phones  ...  "
Apps
 15
software, samsung, wearables app, galaxy wearable app, wearable app
+73%
-27%
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" ...  This is the remastered version on spotify.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaking of software, the galaxy wearables app has a decent amount of customization, better than apple at least, and I hope to see Samsung continue to improve it.  ...  "
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" ...  - Battery life is good… can easily get full day alternating left/right, but battery percentage shown in Galaxy Wearable app is often wrong (displays last measured percentage of a bud even if it's been placed in the charger).  ...  "
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" ...  I personally have the sound toggled to "Bass Boost" on the Galaxy Wearable app and the sound is utter bliss.  ...  "
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" ...  • useful Find My Earbuds functionality in the Galaxy Wearable app  ...  "
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" ...  Gear Wearable app features are great! ... The wearables app has some new shiny things to it with these over the Icons.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is good and you can fine tune it in the wearables app.  ...  "
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" ...  SUPER EASY SETUP: on my s9+, just make sure you have the samsung wearables app. ... Most features only available on Android, Samsung phones apparently work best though, Iphone works with basic features and siri.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 15
pairing, range, samsung, easy, cutting
+73%
-27%
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" ...  The pairing process is very solid, especially on Samsung and the range is good for mose people.  ...  "
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" ...  INSTANT PAIRING: when you open the case and have bluetooth on they connect in less than 10 seconds, I have not had the little pop up window show up like in the ads but they instantly connect when you have bluetooth on.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and easy to pair with phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy pairing  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome Bluetooth connection and range without any drops.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung did just update them today which seems to have fixed Bluetooth issues but just know Samsung is working on fixing any issues we have with these.  ...  "
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" ...  Easier to connect after initial pairing.  ...  "
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" ...  - Initially upon pairing with my Note 9 and testing with my favorite testing song (you have one, right?) ... Pairing with iPad Pro 11 and iPhone X had no volume issues and good sound.  ...  "
Charging
 14
wireless charging, charging, charge, buds, wirelessly
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Sound is incredible, wireless charging is amazing, don't think I'll ever have them plugged in.  ...  "
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" ...  The fact that they can charge wirelessly is also a big plus, especially for Galaxy S10 users with the reverse wireless charging. ... Other small features are USB-C, decent battery life, good quick charging (1.5 hours from 15 minutes of charging) and the overall convenience and size of the package. ... Finally, the buds' controls could be better but they have plenty of other great features like wireless charging.  ...  "
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" ...  I come Frome studio beats and don't all big headphones with the sound and lasting a few days on one charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the wireless charging.  ...  "
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" ...  The Galaxy Buds look better, they feel better, they're smaller, and the case charges wirelessly which is actually SUPER useful.  ...  "
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" ...  of a 95% charge.  ...  "
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" ...  • convenient wireless charging capability  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely use a higher amp base charger to charge the case quickly. ... - It's easy to see the battery level of each bud in the Android software, but battery level of charging case can only be known in “thirds” with the color of the front LED after closing case lid: green means 67-100%, yellow for middle third, and red for bottom third.  ...  "
Controls
 13
controls, touch controls, touch, tap, pause
+54%
-46%
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" ...  These buds also future touch pads on the side wich let you activate volume controls, ambient sound, pause / skip forward/ skip backwards/ play, and yes before the airpods 2 activate your voice assistant google or bixby.  ...  "
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" ...  The controls work well but I'm not a huge fan of the implementation.  ...  "
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" ...  The touchpads can be customized to do voice command, quickly adjust ambient sound, or volume up/down with a touch and hold gesture.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm REALLY used to the touch controls and dont have an issue with using them. ... Better controls on which sounds get more priority.  ...  "
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" ...  CUSTOMIZATION: You can customize the "long press" on the touch pads to turn volume up and down, turn on ambient mode or activate the digital assistant of your choice.  ...  "
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" ...  And paired with the equalizer settings, you can definitely really enjoy your music the way that you want. ... It took maybe 10 minutes to get the touch controls to become intuitive. ... The touchpad gives you access to all of the controls pretty much, plus a programmable option for each earbud. ... I don't feel awkward wearing these and I'm not struggling to change a track or to pause my music.  ...  "
Bass
 13
sound quality, buds, highs, song, bass boost mode
+92%
-8%
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" ...  The song gives me the chills but the bass was slightly washed out and the highs were absent. ... Okay so I realized for this song I was on Bass Boost. ... Bass boost mode isn't too shabby either. ... Darude (Trance) - Finland - Old School Trance Energy - Sound is pretty good. ... Sounds great, bass could be a little better but the highs are high and the dynamic range is pretty good. ... Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Sounds better but still, the bass is a bit washed out. ... Dynamic mode and Bass boost mode although dynamic was a bit more .  ...  "
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" ...  The bass is good for me  ...  "
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" ...  For the sound blocking to be effective (and to have good bass) you must rotate the buds after you place the tip in your ear to put them in the correct position in the ear canal.  ...  "
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" ...  They dont seem to get ear bursting loud but they do get very loud, good bass punch.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm going to be honest, the bass isn't what you'd imagine, it's more of a clean and solid punch.  ...  "
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" ...  I personally have the sound toggled to "Bass Boost" on the Galaxy Wearable app and the sound is utter bliss. ... I find these Buds to be on an even keel as far as sound quality with a variety of genres in the “Bass Boost” mode: rap, rock, country, reggaeton, opera, and even classical all sound great with these Buds. ... Trust me, I have songs in my playlist that have different ranged bass lines, I managed to fit 2 12” Rockford Fosgate subwoofers in my Subaru BRZ, and these Buds’ sound quality did not diminish and did not distort even with the heavy bass line usage. ... The sound quality is purely amazing with great highs and lows that do not distort no matter how heavy the bass line is.  ...  "
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" ...  Audio: Not punchy bass like airpods, Overall sound quality is very very good for the average music listener.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent bass, ive heard people complain about the volume, but for me they are fine.  ...  "
Earbuds
 12
buds, galaxy buds, wireless, right, left
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Be sure you like tight fitting in-ear buds, everyones ears are different. ... Great purchase if you like in-ear style buds, kind of like ear plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  Coming from wired buds for most of my life, to more recently cheaper wireless buds, the Galaxy Buds are so far my favorite.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the perfect ear buds  ...  "
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" ...  Great in ear wireless ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  - Excellent ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  Just got my Galaxy Buds in after hearing weeks of the hype of how good these buds were ,finally after 1 week.  ...  "
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" ...  This is because you get three different wing tips and ear tips in the box. ... Once you get the right ear tips, you honestly forget that they are in your ear.  ...  "
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" ...  I had the Samsung Gear IconX and loved them but the left ear bud went out.  ...  "
For Running
 11
buds, run, hoping, going, even
+100%
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" ...  So far I absolutely love these earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good earbuds  ...  "
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" ...  I AM TRUELY ENJOYING these earbuds and how they sound at work in noisy environments.  ...  "
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" ...  I love these earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones ALWAYS keep connection when I'm walking and even if my phone is stationary and i'm moving around. ... All around great headphones that I would strongly recommend!  ...  "
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" ...  Coolest earbuds I've ever had.  ...  "
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" ...  3 different size buds and fins included.  ...  "
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" ...  As a test, the Buds were able to "cancel" the screech of the BART cars when I was riding BART earlier while the volume was at 75% to full volume, something the Bose QC 35 II sadly could not do despite its "noise-canceling” capabilities. ... GET THESE BUDS NOW!!!  ...  "
Volume
 10
loud, louder, loud enough, sounds, wish
+70%
-30%
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" ...  I recommend using them with Dolby Atmos turned on, it improves the quality and volume even more.  ...  "
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" ...  Judge Jules Creamfields - 2000 - Old school trance - This sounds great but it wasn't loud enough. ... This is Trance Energy and I like it loud. ... Sounds great but this needs to be LOUD and it's not. ... Ride The Lightning - NOT LOUD ENOUGH. ... I asked if I was coming in clear and they said, "Yes but it sounds like I'm on speaker".  ...  "
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" ...  They are loud but I wish they could go slightly louder to match my preference, only reason why I gave sound 4 starts not 5.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is slightly better, but the volume seems lower.  ...  "
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" ...  Little more volume and clarity with these.  ...  "
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" ...  Listening to metal or rap sounds nice, loud and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The clarity and volume on these is fantastic. ... The quick ambient sound option is by far the most useful for me, in which holding down on an earpad lowers the volume of your music temporarily and enhances the sound around you to better hear what is going on.  ...  "
Price
 10
definitely, worth the money, worth, money, enough
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Great for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  The Airpods 2 cant even compete either for $200.  ...  "
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" ...  And the price to pay is.  ...  "
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" ...  - Good overall balance between price and quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The clarity in the vocals and the pretty punchy base definitely delivers your money's worth and I cannot say this enough times "BETTER THAN THE GEAR ICONX'S"!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the upgrade?  ...  "
Returns
 8
want, money, could, back, faulty
-100%
comment
" ...  Sending in as defective.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return them .  ...  "
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" ...  I'm disappointed and want my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  A return label was created since the issue could not be resolved.  ...  "
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" ...  Will return if I don't find a solution.  ...  "
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" ...  It is possible that I could've gotten a faulty unit, so I requested a refund for this item.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't decided whether I want to return them or not.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
week, iconx, faulty, could, connection
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  Sending in as defective.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had these now for about a week. ... I should have waited another year for version 2.  ...  "
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" ...  It is possible that I could've gotten a faulty unit, so I requested a refund for this item.  ...  "
Call quality
 7
hear, calls, call, call quality, cutting
+57%
-43%
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" ...  The people on the other end can hear me perfectly in door and out so that's always good.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio is very clear, haven't tried calling anyone with them yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about it.  ...  "
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" ...  - We tested call quality and microphone quality by calling my teenage daughter's phone.  ...  "
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" ...  In-call is really nice.  ...  "
Size
 7
case, easily, compact, smaller, small
+100%
comment
" ...  0 problems with them in my pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  -Small form factor  ...  "
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" ...  - Size is easily as good as airPods for the case slipping into a pants pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is much better and the case is way smaller and more compact.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is compact and can easily fit in a pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is small and fits easily in your pocket and the buds themselves are perfectly sized and feel great.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 6
touch, touchy, gets, triple, times
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Touch features are responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  It took maybe 10 minutes to get the touch controls to become intuitive.  ...  "
Frequencies
 5
bass, vocals, clear, treble, song
+100%
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" ...  The song gives me the chills but the bass was slightly washed out and the highs were absent. ... Could use a little help with the highs as well. ... Vocals are crystal clear, music is perfect . ... dynamic (It expanded the highs a bit and got rid of the slight muffle).  ...  "
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" ...  Vocals are really clear and highs are also clear and clean. ... Again vocals are great and highs are clear and crisp.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is purely amazing with great highs and lows that do not distort no matter how heavy the bass line is.  ...  "
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" ...  Better placement of settings and an EQ!!  ...  "
Features
 5
would, mode, could
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I feel after a few updates this will be amazing and one of the best features! ... Overall I would highly suggest getting them if you have Samsung or not because of the price and the awesome features it has already built in.  ...  "
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" ...  Wrapping up this review is features, and there are quite a few.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish you could customize what the single and double tap features do and not just the press and hold feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Personally, I love features and options.  ...  "
Design
 5
buds, airpods, song, pink, matte
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Pink Floyd - Sorrow (Pulse) - It's my favorite post Waters song ... might even be my favorite Pink Floyd song ever.  ...  "
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" ...  Design and Materials: ... Starting with design, this is subjective of course, but I personally really like how the buds look. ... Comparing them to the airpods, I think that the more subtle design paired with more colors is really appealing and will draw in more people. ... That said, airpods have become sort of a meme and their design has become very mainstream. ... The case is also well designed. ... Like I said, I also love the matte finish on the case.  ...  "
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" ...  These are sleek black without a trace of excess.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 4
pair, super, sound quality, samsung, phone
+100%
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" ...  Great job to samsung for making this product that has excellent price, sound quality, and is very user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy pairing  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and easy to pair with phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to pair.  ...  "
Build Quality
 4
case, build quality, fit, enough, design
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Material used is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Material: Solid build quality, metal mesh inside the earpiece.  ...  "
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" ...  Design and Materials: ... Now onto the build quality. ... Light but substantial enough that it feels well made.  ...  "
Setup
 3
setup, easy, wearables app, screen, samsung
+100%
comment
" ...  Keeps repeating the setup screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy pairing  ...  "
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" ...  SUPER EASY SETUP: on my s9+, just make sure you have the samsung wearables app.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 3
noise cancellation, isolation, enough, although, sound
+100%
comment
" ...  Amazing noise cancellation 3.  ...  "
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" ...  This means you get very good sound isolation which you will either like or not like.  ...  "
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" ...  While they don't offer any active noise cancellation, they definitely fit well enough where they don't really require it.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes 
Memory
RAM:  5 GB