I used Google devices exclusively for years. At the time, I loved my Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, the first two generations of the Pixel (XL versions), the Nexus 9 and Pixel C tablets, and even the Pixelbook. But after a few weeks with the Pixel 3 XL, I had to face a truth that I'd been trying to deny: Google hardware makes too many compromises. I went through at least three of each Pixel, all replaced on warranty for one reason or another. And the 3 XL wasn't faring any better in the software department, with the music app constantly being pushed out of memory and the camera failing to save many of the pictures and videos that I took.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are simply among the best truly wireless earbuds you can get for your Android phone. However, as David noted in his review, the double and triple-tap controls were a bit inconsistent. While Samsung doesn't appear to have fixed that (if it even can), it is introducing a new way to control the volume with a new software update.
Samsung has been on an impressive run putting out pair after pair of true wireless earbuds in the past year or so. The benefits to you, the consumer, that comes along with that run are the discounts that inevitable drop in. We've got some today for the long-lasting Galaxy Buds+ and the noise-canceling Galaxy Buds Pro.
Samsung's latest Galaxy Buds Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds you can buy today. With great sound quality and active noise-canceling built-in, they're tough to beat. While a new set of Buds Pro usually runs you $200, you can grab a pair for yourself and one for a friend for $75 off your total purchase.
At $200, Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro are the company's most expensive pair of true wireless earbuds yet. While they justify the asking price, who doesn't want a sweet discount? Well, if you've waited till now, you're in luck. Woot is slashing $30 off the launch price, bringing the buds down to $170.
The Galaxy Buds Pro are the biggest update to Samsung's line of in-ear true wireless headphones since the original Galaxy Buds in 2019. The most notable upgrades? Audio comes via a brand-new dual dynamic driver system in each bud (the Buds Pro sound great), and a return to a sealing eartip design combined with multi-microphone ANC deliver seriously effective noise reduction. If you've been waiting for credible noise canceling true wireless earbuds with strong audio chops that aren't the AirPods Pro, Samsung delivers with its latest Buds.
One advantage of companion apps for truly wireless earbuds is that they can push out software updates that improve functionality. Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro, as we mentioned in our review, are a truly great set of all-rounder earbuds. They're now receiving a second update that improves on a few of their key features.
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