Samsung has officially announced the launch of its Galaxy Buds Pro. Samsung’s wireless earbuds are a true set of rivals to the AirPods Pro, offering adjustable active noise cancellation (ANC) and 360-degree audio along with a host of other new improvements. With the Pros, Samsung created a totally new earbud with new drivers. Think of the Pros as a cross between the Galaxy Buds Plus and the Galaxy Buds Live. Each earbud includes a total of three onboard microphones, two on the outside and one on the inside. These are used for voice calls as well as ANC and are augmented by both Samsung’s “Wind Shield” tech and a Voice Pickup Unit. The former reduces the microphones’ susceptibility to wind noise, and the latter emphasizes your voice when speaking so that the person you are talking with can hear you better over any background noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro introduce a new dual-speaker setup. Instead of a single dynamic driver in each earbud, which covers the full frequency range by itself, the Galaxy Buds Pro include both an 11mm woofer for low end and a 6.5mm tweeter for treble. For the first time in the Galaxy Buds series, the Galaxy Buds Pro are not just sweatproof and splash-resistant but can tolerate full submersion in fresh water for up to 30 minutes and in depths up to just over 3 feet. The Galaxy Buds Pro provide up to five hours of ANC playback time, or up to eight hours with ANC off. The charging case adds another thirteen hours with ANC and twenty hours without. Available now, they come in a choice of three Galaxy Buds Pro colors including black, silver, and violet.
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