Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Professional: Extra snug design and Hello-Fi audio

Persevering with its iterative {hardware} replace immediately, Samsung is introducing the brand new Galaxy Buds 2 Professional. The corporate says they’re smaller and extra snug than the unique Buds Professional, and the brand new mannequin helps 24-bit audio playback over Bluetooth — when you’re utilizing a Samsung cellphone, that’s. Pre-orders for the $229.99 Buds 2 Professional begin immediately, they usually’ll be obtainable on August 26. (That is $30 costlier than the unique pair’s launch value.) Samsung’s newest top-of-the-line earbuds will likely be provided in black, white, and purple.

The Buds 2 Professional is 15 p.c smaller than the unique Buds Professional, and Samsung has additionally expanded the venting grille in order that further airflow can attain your ears and cut back any “plug-up” feeling throughout prolonged use. Hopefully this can make the Transparency Mode of the earbuds even higher.

The Galaxy Buds 2 Professional is 15 p.c smaller than the unique Buds Professional.

Samsung can be highlighting how a lot recycled materials goes into these premium earbuds. It will get a bit particular, so the very best rationalization is definitely discovered within the footnotes of the corporate’s press launch, which I’ve included under:

Greater than 90 p.c of all of the Galaxy Buds 2 Professional’s plastic parts, by weight, are made out of recycled supplies. The Galaxy Buds 2 Professional makes use of a complete of 29 grams of plastic, and consists of over 27 grams of recycled materials. At the very least 20 p.c of every of those parts is comprised of both discarded fishing nets (ocean-bound plastics) or post-consumer supplies. Recycled fishing nets are utilized in its Bracket Deco entrance, Bracket battery holder and Bracket-PCB within the three inner parts of the cradle case. Publish-consumer recycled supplies are used within the eight exterior parts. Each the buds have 4 parts in case entrance left/proper, case rear left/proper. And the cradle case has 4 parts in its deco entrance, case-upper, case-upper inside, and case-lower.

The Galaxy Buds 2 Professional can nonetheless mechanically change between totally different Samsung units, however they sadly lack multipoint assist – so you may’t pair them with two audio sources on the similar time. The handy function is (lastly) changing into more and more frequent on earbuds, and Google lately included MultiPoint on its Pixel Buds Professional. That is why it is disappointing to see Samsung launch a brand new flagship set of earbuds with out it.

However on the plus aspect, Samsung says the Buds 2 Professional can now obtain 24-bit Hello-Fi audio playback. You may want a cellphone working One UI 4.0 or later, and Samsung notes that 24-bit assist will range by app — , as a result of Spotify nonetheless would not assist it.

They are going to be obtainable in white, black and purple.

Samsung is popping off Hello-Fi wi-fi playback with the assistance of its proprietary “Seamless Codec (SSC HiFi)”. “High quality music is able to being transferred continuous, and the brand new coaxial two-way speaker makes these sounds richer than ever,” the corporate claims. Apple is rumored to be exploring its personal options to deliver high-quality audio to the following AirPods Professional. Sony already has an answer with its LDAC codec, obtainable on the WF-1000XM5 and LinkBuds S.

360-degree audio can be known as “superior” with higher multichannel immersion. In line with Samsung’s spec sheet, the Buds 2 Professional have Bluetooth 5.3 and LE audio-ready.

Battery life is rated for as much as 5 hours of playback (ANC ON) or as much as eight hours when off. With the case, you get a complete of 20 hours (ANC enabled) or 30 hours when you preserve it turned off. And the Buds 2 Professional is rated IPX7 for water and sweat resistance. General, Samsung’s newest flagship earbuds are a slight enchancment over the earlier mannequin, however ought to nonetheless make a fantastic companion to the corporate’s Galaxy cellphone lineup – which incorporates the brand new Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4.


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