No Beans: The Galaxy Buds 2 Actually Look Comfortable

Galaxy Buds2 in black, purple, green, and white colorways.

Samsung just announced its new Galaxy Buds 2, the company’s smallest and lightest pair of wireless earbuds to date. With a design and feature-set that are heavily inspired by the Galaxy Buds Pro, we’re happy to say that there’s no beans in Samsung’s latest buds. Oh, and at $150, they cost less than AirPods Pro!

Note: Samsung announced several new products at its Unpacked event, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the Galaxy Watch 4. Check out our buying guide to save hundreds on your pre-order.

Like the Galaxy Buds Pro, the new Galaxy Buds 2 feature a compact design with support for ANC and and three adjustable Ambient Sound levels (so you can hear your surroundings). They also feature a similar dual-driver setup for punchy, clear sound, plus wireless charging and an IPX7 water-resistance rating.

But the Galaxy Buds 2 aren’t just a Buds Pro clone. They’re the lightest Samsung wireless earbuds to date, and feature a new AI technology to automatically improve microphone quality during calls. Plus, with Bluetooth 5.2 support, the new Buds 2 should prove more reliable than the old Buds Pro (which use Bluetooth 5.0).

Thom Browne edition Galaxy Buds2.
As always, there’s a Thom Browne variant. Samsung

Considering its $150 price tag, the Galaxy Buds 2 look like a solid alternative to other products in its price range, like the Beats Studio Buds. There’s just one oddity here—Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro are still on sale and regularly drop to $170. With all the similarities between the Galaxy Buds 2 and Buds Pro, we can’t help but wonder if customers will get confused.

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 are now available for pre-order. The $150 earbuds come in Graphite, White, Olive, and Lavender colorways, plus a limited-edition Thom Browne pinstripe design.

SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds 2 True Wireless Earbuds Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Black Graphite

Samsung's new Galaxy Buds 2 take high-end features like ANC and Ambient Sound modes, wireless charging, and punchy dual-driver speakers down to a reasonable $150 price tag.

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