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The Best Samsung Headphones of 2020
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Best Samsung Headphones

We've currently reviewed 7 Samsung headphones. They're a huge brand that also 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. That being said, we haven't reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live yet, but we expect to review it soon.

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Best Samsung Headphones


  1. Best Samsung Earbuds

    7.4
    Mixed Usage
    7.7
    Neutral Sound
    7.7
    Commute/Travel
    8.3
    Sports/Fitness
    7.0
    Office
    5.9
    Wireless Gaming
    5.8
    Wired Gaming
    6.6
    Phone Calls
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are the best Samsung earbuds that we've tested so far. The next generation of the popular Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless, these earbuds have an improved battery life over their predecessor but still retain their sleek and stylish look. With over 13 hours of continuous playtime on a single charge, you can easily get through a 9-5 work day without worrying about running out of battery life. These earbuds sound good, especially as they have a remarkably well-balanced and neutral sound profile. It's well-suited for almost any audio genre, but if you find the bass a little light or if you prefer different sound, its companion app comes with a few EQ presets so you can find a better sound that better suits your taste. Their case also supports wireless Qi charging, which is a nice touch.

    On the downside, their touch controls can be a bit difficult to use and it doesn't have volume control in its default configuration. Luckily, you can remap the buttons via its companion app. If you find that these headphones are a bit out of your price range, their predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Buds, are very similar but are a little more affordable. Although their battery doesn't last as long, they still have over seven hours of continuous playback time, which is decent, and they have a similarly neutral and balanced sound. However, their companion app doesn't work on iOS, so if you want to tweak the controls or their sound, you can only do so from an Android device.

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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 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 their models. They often release Pro or Plus versions of their original lineup with more features, but they don't offer 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 all universal. Some only work on Android, while others only provide benefits when used with Samsung devices.

Samsung makes sleek-looking headphones that tend to sound quite well-balanced. For the price, their headphones have lots of active features for added versatility. However, since acquiring Harman in 2017, most of their audio products are now branded by AKG. While they still make truly wireless earbuds under the Samsung name, there are fewer models to choose from.

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 quite 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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