When I preordered my Samsung S10 phone, they had an offer on to also get a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds with it and I finally got them this week.
I was a little disappointed that they didn’t just come with the phone, but the whole process to get them wasn’t too bad. All you had to do was go online and fill in a form and they sent them right out. It took some time but these things normally do.
So what are Samsung Galaxy Buds? Basically Samsung’s version of Apple Airpods – at least that’s how I see them.
I’m not really a big earphone person – as in I really don’t spend a lot of time or money on these things – if they allow me to listen to music while I’m out and about then I am a fan. Before last year I was literally just using those cheap gummy earphones because they did the job.
The reason I stopped using them was because my boyfriend was very good to me and bought me a pair of Sony bluetooth headphones – and I’ve been using them ever since. I have to say I’m a fan of the headphones, though slightly too big for my head, it’s nice to have the wireless experience and they make great earmuffs because of their size lol.
Anyway, that’s the height of my experience and knowledge of headphones – I’m not an expert but I like new toys so because the earphones are free and fancy I decided to try them out.
First of all, I have never been a fan of Samsung earphones that come with phones – the last couple of pairs of earphones that came with my Samsung phones I gave to my brother – the shape was weird and I didn’t like how they fit.
Well – that’s exactly the shape of these new Samsung buds – so when I first put them in it felt weird. These things are really invasive when it comes to your ear – which I guess makes sense they have to be secure in there because you don’t want them to fall out when you are walking or exercising etc. But it was definitely an adjustment for me – I mean I still have a fear they are gonna fall out at any moment. Which is probably how people feel with the Apple Airpods too.
The look of them in your ears though I think is nicer than how people look with the airpods in. At least the Samsung buds are in the ear so are easily unnoticed but you can always see people’s airpods hanging out of their ears lol – I’m not saying the buds are the most stylish of looks but I think I prefer it to the Apple airpod look.
I’ve only worn them outside a couple of times and both times I wasn’t out for very long but walking with them in I worry about them falling out. One of them actually did fall out of my ear when I was walking the first time but I think it’s because the rubber attachment I had on it were too big. But even with the smaller ones they don’t quite feel so secure in there. So I can’t imagine using them for more than just walking.
The second time I wore them out it was windy and rainy, the kind of weather where you definitely don’t need your small earphone falling out and landing on the ground. Luckily they stayed in but again, still risky.
The sound quality on the buds are great, and they connect instantly to your phone – though I found this a bit annoying when I tried to pair them with my laptop because they instantly want to connect to your phone but that’s a problem that happens with any bluetooth earphones.
The buds do have this feature where they let in noises around you when in public which I did try a little bit but haven’t noticed much difference between this and when you have the setting turned off.
As for the touch settings on the buds, not sure how to feel about them. It’s kind of hit or miss and also it doesn’t always pick up the double tap when I want to change the song. It also feels a bit weird to reach up and tap your ear when walking in public lol.
So overall I think they are good earphones and I think I will continue to use them, but I won’t be so quick to hang up my headphones for good. I like the security I have with my headphones as I know they won’t just fall off and get lost.
Do I think they are worth the money? Eh, as a broke student who doesn’t like to spend money on headphones/earphones I would say probably not. I wouldn’t have gone out of my way to buy them but it was a nice perk from preordering my phone.
Anyway, I hope you found my opinions useful/interesting if you are considering getting wireless earphones and let me know if you have any tips on how to keep them from falling out of your ears, other than taping them up in there because I’d be interested to know!
~ Courtney x