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The Best Samsung Headphones of 2020
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Best Samsung Headphones

We have currently reviewed 6 Samsung headphones. They're a huge brand that also makes stylish and feature-packed headphones for casual everyday use.

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Best Samsung Headphones


  1. Best Samsung Headphones

    Test Methodology v1.3.1
    7.4
    Mixed Usage
    7.3
    Neutral Sound
    7.8
    Commute/Travel
    8.3
    Sports/Fitness
    7.1
    Office
    5.8
    Wireless Gaming
    5.6
    Wired Gaming
    6.7
    Phone Call
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Samsung headphones we've tested so far are the Samsung Galaxy Buds. They're very well-designed, with a stable yet surprisingly comfortable in-ear fit and touch-sensitive controls you can customize in their companion app for Android, Samsung Wearable. They sound quite well-balanced out-of-the-box, and if you find they're missing a bit of bass, you can use the EQ presets in the app to boost it a bit. Their battery performance is better than that of most truly wireless earbuds we've seen so far, and their charging case is great too. They're not ideal for sports since they're only rated IPX2, which means they might not survive a tough workout, and mapping their controls can be a bit of a hassle, but their sleek design and good overall performance place them among the best Bluetooth earphones we've reviewed to date.

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  2. Best Budget Samsung Headphones

    Test Methodology v1.3.1
    6.9
    Mixed Usage
    6.9
    Neutral Sound
    7.2
    Commute/Travel
    7.8
    Sports/Fitness
    6.8
    Office
    5.6
    Wireless Gaming
    5.5
    Wired Gaming
    6.8
    Phone Call
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Samsung headphones in the budget category that we've tested to date are the Samsung U Flex. They have a flexible neckband design, so you can easily take them in and out without digging through your pockets, and there are magnets on the earbuds to help keep them together when around your neck. Their out-of-the-box sound profile is fairly well-balanced, though unfortunately, they're lacking a bit of low-bass which may be disappointing to fans of dubstep or EDM. While you can fully customize their sound profile on Samsung devices with a graphic EQ, unfortunately, the companion app isn't available on iOS and is nearly useless on any Android device that isn't Samsung. On the upside, they support multi-device pairing so you can easily connect to two devices and switch between them, and their control scheme is easy-to-use. Overall, these are a decent pair of wireless earbuds that offer a great price-to-performance ratio, especially if you use a Samsung device, and are among the best cheap wireless earbuds.

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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 can be accessed via different companion apps.
  • Decently well-balanced, customizable sound. Samsung's headphones usually reproduce audio fairly accurately and you can usually customize their sound profile with the app.
  • 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 and bright colors that stand out. Some of their headphones are a fashion statement, as well as being practical.
  • 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 headphone variety. Samsung doesn't have a lot of variety in their models. They often release Pro versions of their original lineup with more features, but they don't have a lot of 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 available on iOS and often have limited functionality on non-Samsung Android devices.

Overall, Samsung makes sleek-looking headphones that tend to sound pretty decent. For the price, their headphones have lots of active features for added versatility. However, the headphones we've reviewed so far tend to feel rather durable as competing brands. Their lineup also doesn't have that much variation, so you might not find a model that fits your specific needs and preferences.

Conclusion

Samsung is a big brand that delivers versatile, stylish, and feature-packed headphones, but don't offer as many headphone choices as some of their competitors. On the upside, the headphones they produce typically sound quite well-balanced, and have a lot of premium features, like touch-sensitive control schemes and decent app support. Unfortunately, they're not built as sturdily as similar models from other brands.

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