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The Best Samsung Headphones of 2022 Reviews

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Best Samsung Headphones

We've currently tested 11 Samsung headphones. They're a huge brand that makes stylish and feature-packed headphones for casual everyday use. They used to have a larger lineup with more variety to choose from, but now the best Samsung headphones are their truly wireless earbuds.

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Best Samsung Headphones


  1. Best Samsung Earbuds

    The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless are the best earbuds from Samsung that we've tested. These in-ears have a sleek look with a glossy plastic finish. Their active noise cancelling (ANC) system does a great job isolating you from ambient noise, including the low rumble of bus engines during your commute and background chatter at the office. Like their previous generation, they're well-built and have a comfortable, stable fit. Their default sound profile is neutral and suitable for different content and genres. If you're using an Android device, you also have access to a companion app that offers EQ presets for sound customization. They have a 'Game Mode' that lowers their latency with Android devices, and their latency with iOS devices is low, making them suitable for watching videos on your phone.

    Unfortunately, while it has a good recording quality, the integrated mic struggles to separate your voice from ambient sound, so it may be hard to understand if you use them to take a call in a loud environment. Their battery performance is disappointing since they last for less than five hours off a single charge. Their case holds about three additional charges, and you can use one bud while the other charges in the case, so it's easy to top up the battery when you need to.

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  2. Best Budget Samsung Headphones

    The best Samsung headphones at the budget level are the Samsung AKG Type-C. Thanks to their USΒ-C connection, these wired headphones are compatible with newer smartphones that don't have an AUX cable. They offer low latency with PCs and have virtually no latency with Android phones, so you shouldn't have audio syncing issues if you use them for a video call. Otherwise, they have a fairly no-frills design, but they feel comfortable and have good build quality. They have a bass-rich sound profile that adds warmth and boom to your audio, making them well-suited for genres like EDM and hip-hop but shouldn't be overwhelming either.

    Unfortunately, they lack a companion app and don't come with any sound customization features like an EQ or presets. They aren't ideal for sports since they aren't very stable in your ears, and even low-intensity movement can cause them to fall out. They lack an ANC feature and don't block out the low rumble of bus and plane engines. They can isolate you from a good amount of mid-range noise like ambient conversations.

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Compared to other brands


  • Lots of active features. Samsung makes headphones with lots of active features like Bluetooth support, active noise cancelling, power-saving modes, and customization options that you can access via different companion apps.
  • Decently well-balanced, customizable sound. Samsung's headphones reproduce audio fairly accurately, and you can usually customize their sound profile a bit with one of their companion apps.
  • Stylish designs. Samsung has a lot of sleek-looking headphones that are comfortable to wear. Their designs often include features like touch-sensitive control schemes to reduce the number of visible buttons. In addition to offering subdued color schemes like black or white, they can also come in eye-catching colors like cloud blue or red.
  • Plasticky build quality. Although headphones from Samsung look good, they tend to have slightly flimsy build quality. They feel less durable than similarly-designed headphones in their price range.
  • Poor variety. Samsung doesn't have a lot of variety in its models. They often release Pro or Plus versions of their original lineup with more features, but they don't offer many headphone types for different listeners.
  • Limited OS compatibility. While all their headphones should work with all Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, their companion apps aren't all universal. Some only work on Android, while others only provide benefits when used with Samsung devices.

Samsung makes sleek-looking headphones that have lots of active features for their price. Since acquiring Harman and its subsidiary AKG in 2017, their products have sound profiles that follow the Harman curve quite closely. It results in a neutral, balanced sound that's versatile enough for a variety of audio content. However, while you can find a variety of different headphones like over-ears from AKG, Samsung themselves have a limited line-up made up of mostly truly wireless in-ears.

Recent Updates

  1. Mar 28, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations in their categories and that the products are in stock.

  2. Feb 02, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

  3. Dec 02, 2021: Checked our picks for accuracy and product availability. There hasn't been a change in our recommendations.

  4. Oct 06, 2021: Replaced the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless with the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless as the Buds+ have been discontinued. Also removed the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless as the Buds2 offer a significantly better noise isolation performance.

  5. Aug 10, 2021: Checked the text for accuracy and product availability. There hasn't been a change in our recommendations.

Conclusion

Samsung is a big brand that makes stylish, versatile audio products. While there isn't much to choose from when looking for the best Samsung earbuds, their truly wireless models perform well overall. They're not only stylish, but they sound well-balanced and have good battery performance. Unfortunately, they're not built as sturdily as similar models from other brands, and their companion app could offer even more customization options.

Check our recommendations for the best wireless earbuds for Android.

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