Samsung is no stranger to wireless earbuds, but the Galaxy Buds Pro promise to be the company’s most talented yet. Pairing active noise cancellation with stronger drivers and more surreptitious styling, they’re arguably the perfect foil for the new Galaxy S21 family. They even match the main finishes: Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Black.
Whichever the color, you get a compact charging case with USB-C and Qi wireless support. The earbuds themselves are smaller, and stick out less, than Samsung’s previous bean-shaped ‘buds, despite having 5 hours of battery life with ANC turned on. The case can extend that by 13 hours. Turn ANC off, and you’re looking at up to 28 hours in total.
Some of the headline features, like Bixby voice activation, require a Galaxy device be paired. The auto-switching relies on you being in the Galaxy ecosystem, too. Still, anybody can enjoy the ANC and music performance.