You'Ll see what i mean in a minute. I received them in the reviews unit. Alongside the note 20 ultra defoe check that video out, if you haven't, seen it, but today, i'm going to be walking you through all what's new, with the buds live and sharing my opinions on them. The good, the bad after about a week or so to use they've got some great new features, but a few things that might concern you. So if you're looking to possibly buy them, then hopefully this video will help you. Firstly, in terms of design, these will definitely split opinion. They have this bean like appearance which has already been meme to death. That is designed to fit perfectly more on that later, not only in the ear canal, but also in the concha now i'm, not an anatomist. So i don't know whether i've pronounced that right or even if that is the right name for that specific part of the year. But we digress. They have a glossy copper finish available in other colors, of course, as well with a matte brown underbelly, which houses the section where the sound comes out and enters your ear. You also have these magnetic pins, which help to connect to the charging case, which is extremely portable, small and compact enough just to slip it in your pocket and off you go hinge. Is nice and firm and doesn't feel like it's gon na break when you snap it closed type c charging wireless charging and carries a decent charge more on battery in a second? Now, personally, i really love the matte bronze finish on the case, but i'm, not so mad, keen on the glossy nature of the actual buds, and i really wish they were matte as well, because if they were – and you were also rocking – the brand new matte bronze Galaxy note: 20.
Ultra, then you'd look pretty fresh now due to the shape when placing them back. In the case, it does sometimes take me a couple of attempts to find the right spot if you would repeat after me, that's what she said so it's not ideal. If you're putting them away at night in bed, etc, it's a minor point, but just something to know now in terms of setup, these things are an absolute breeze. If you have a recent samsung phone, simply open the case, make sure your phone's bluetooth is on and a little animation will pop up and prompt you to pair, which it does in seconds. If you don't have a samsung phone it's, not quite as efficient, but you can still pair with other android phones, iphones laptops, computers, etc and it's really easy. In fact, out of all the truly wireless earbuds and earphones that i have tested, i would have to say jumping from one device to the other and back again, samsung buds tend to work the best for this, so connectivity wise. They are brilliant latency. On the other hand, has a slightly different story, while they're, certainly not worse than previous galaxy buds. There doesn't seem to be any real improvement. It'S, okay, completely fine for music, but if you are watching a movie or gaming, for example, there is a tiny delay between what you're seeing and what you're hearing there are better earbuds available for really good low latency.
So for context, i was a really big fan of the last galaxy buds, plus great battery good comfort. More on that with these later, but crucially, they didn't have an active noise, cancelling feature or anc. As a result, when a few competitors dropped their products with anc, like apple of course, with their airpods pro, this of course left samsung searching for their next pair. That could offer this anc feature. Upstep. The galaxy buds live samsung's first, ever truly wireless earbuds with anc. So how does it work? Well, honestly, not the best, or at least the difference between having it on or off, is minimal. I think that might be partially due to the fact that samson claim they've been designed to block out noise, but also allow voices and announcements in so basically it's, anc and transparency. At the same time, in theory, that sounds okay, but in practice it kind of sounds. Like they're cancelling each other out, the actual blocking of noise through passive noise cancellation is actually pretty good, but yeah i've definitely tried it with and without quite a few times flicking between the two toggling on and off, and i can't notice a massive difference. If i'm being completely honest, the sound quality, on the other hand, is excellent. Samsung'S partnership with world renowned akg has always produced decent results, and these are no different. The 12 millimeter drivers help to provide really punchy bass, but they also still have a really nice and balanced sound with clear vocals and no muddy waters for a pair of truly wireless ear buds.
These are brilliant for sound. Also call quality is crystal clear. Thanks to the three built in mics and voice pickup unit, i sometimes actually prefer using them when calling people, as opposed to just using the phone, because your hands free and the sound quality is so good now another one of the reasons why i really like the Previous galaxy buds plus is battery life and you'll be pleased to know it's a similar story with these, although potentially not quite as good and you'll, see why so the buds plus had 11 hours of inbuilt battery and 11 hours of case battery totaling 22 hours. The buds live have an almost identical 21 hours total, but it's split into 15 hours in the case, and only about six hours in bill. Of course, this reduction of inbuilt battery capacity might not concern you, because, with just five minutes charge you get one hour of playing time and six hours should do fine for most journeys. So you really shouldn't have too many problems. It also seems the same can be said for comfort, but please remember. This is, of course subjective because everyone ears, everyone is everyone's ears – is gon na, be different. Now don't get me wrong: they fit completely fine and don't feel loose at all, so great for going out for a run or going to the gym, etc, but after an hour or so use for me personally, they start to feel a little bit.
Uncomfortable and i've tried using the different tips that come in the retail box as well to no avail they're not unbearable by any means, but i just found the previous galaxy buds and buds, plus just a little bit more comfortable again. Incredibly, subjective i've probably got weird ears and speaking of workouts, these are ipx2 water resistant, so they should be fine for sweat, etc. But i certainly wouldn't go looking for water. The shape of the buds also make touch controls more difficult than those with a flat surface, and it took me a while to get the hang of it, but then again they probably look better with those rounded sides than a flatter surface, so swings and roundabouts. I guess the touch panels are intuitive and work really well with a single tap to play, pause, double tap, to skip forwards, a track and triple tap to go backwards. You can also use the samsung wearable app to customize commands for press and hold, for example, with options of turning anc on and off using bixby volume up and down and launching straight to spotify, which i think is a pretty cool feature i just wish. I could use it with youtube music and, before you say, spotify's mars, better than youtube music. I have youtube premium and music for the same cost of spotify, so it was win win for me. So to end my waffle. You'Ve got a lot to do today. I'M. Sure these are a great pair of truly wireless earbuds for sound quality, excellent for design they're different, but some of you might find that excellent they've got tons of really cool features.
The battery life is pretty decent and they have anc, albeit not. The best i've tried. They'Ve got tons of really cool features, they're really easy to recommend. If you've got the money, i think they're about 179 uk pounds and they definitely are an upgrade from the galaxy buds plus. But some of those upgrades have come at a cost and, to some extent there are things that i prefer on the galaxy buds plus, if you don't have either. I would definitely recommend going with these. They are a probably better all round unit. But if you already have these it's a much harder sell, i hope you've enjoyed the video and found it helpful.