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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless are the best earbuds from Samsung that we've tested. These in-ears are well-suited for casual use, thanks to their active noise cancelling (ANC) system, which can block out a great amount of ambient noise like the low rumble of bus engines as well as office chatter. Their fairly neutral sound is also versatile enough for most audio content, but if you prefer a different sound, their companion app has a few EQ presets to adjust their sound to your liking. Keep in mind that the app is only compatible with Android devices. You'll especially benefit if you have a Samsung device as the app offers a 'Game Mode' for compatible devices, which can help low audio latency. They support Scalable too, which is Samsung's proprietary codec for high-quality audio.
Overall, the buds are lightweight and comfortable enough for long listening sessions. However, their continuous playback time of under five hours may not last through long workdays without a mid-day recharge. On the upside, their carrying case holds roughly three additional charges, and you can even use one bud while the other charges.
The best Samsung earbuds 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 also 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.
Yet, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless, they lack a companion app and don't come with any sound customization features like an EQ or presets, so you won't be able to adjust them to your liking. They also don't have noise cancelling and won't be able to block out the low rumble of bus and plane engines. However, they can still isolate you from a good amount of mid-range noise like ambient conversations.
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.
May 27, 2022: Changed 'Best Samsung Earbuds' to 'Best Samsung Headphones'. Checked the accuracy and availability of our picks.
Mar 28, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations in their categories and that the products are in stock.
Feb 02, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.
Dec 02, 2021: Checked our picks for accuracy and product availability. There hasn't been a change in our recommendations.
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.
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.