The Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earbuds are some of the most affordable wireless earbuds from the top brands today. How do they compare to the more expensive Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Earbuds? If you are debating which of the two you should get, our detailed comparison of their features will help you make up your mind.
Bose vs Samsung Earbuds Comparison Chart
|Earbud Dimensions||30.48 x 30.48 x 25.4 mm||17.5 x 19.4 x 22.3 mm|
|Case Dimensions||38.1 x 101.6 x 48.26 mm||38.8 x 70.0 x 26.3 mm|
|Active Noise Cancellation||No||No|
|Noise Canceling Microphone||No||Yes|
|Quick Ambient Mode||No||Yes|
|Playtime||Up to 5 hours||Up to 6 hours|
|Charging Case||Up to 10 hours||Up to 7 hours|
|Quick Charging||15 minutes for up to 45 minutes of playtime||15 minutes for up to 1.7 hours of playtime|
|Wireless Powershare||No||Yes with Galaxy S10|
|Audio Codecs||SBC, AAC||SBC, AAC, Samsung Scalable|
|Microphone||1 (right earbud)||4 ( 2 for each earbud)|
|IPX Rating||IPX4 (splash resistant from all directions)||IPX2|
|Color Options||Black, Blue, Bright Orange, Ultra Violet||Black, White, Silver Yellow|
Both wireless earbuds come with different sizes of ear tips to ensure better comfort and fit. They have different ear tip designs though, with the Galaxy Buds having a better seal than the Bose earbuds. The Samsung earbuds stay more securely in your ears and do not bounce, unlike the Bose, but both stay secure when running.
With an IPX4 and IPX2 rating, respectively, both the Bose and Samsung earbuds are splash-resistant and sweatproof. The only difference is with an IPX4 rating, the Bose earbuds can withstand splashes from different directions for up to 5 minutes while the Galaxy Buds can only stand water drops for up to 10 minutes. Either way, both can be used when doing sports and exercise (except water sports).
The Bose earbuds have a higher definition and overall better sound quality while the Samsung earbuds have better sound isolation
Bose is a household name for audio products for a reason, and the sound quality of its earbuds do not disappoint. They have deeper bass and better definition than the Galaxy Buds, making them one of the best earbuds for listening to music. However, the
Set Up and Controls
The Bose earbuds have a multi-function button while the Samsung earbuds have touch controls
It is easy to pair both earbuds, with Samsung Galaxy being the winner if you’re using a Galaxy device. You simply open its charging case near your phone and it automatically pairs. As for the Bose earbuds, you need to use their app to be able to use the SoundSport Free.
They differ when it comes to their controls. The Bose earbuds are not yet equipped with touch control. Instead, you can use its multi-function button to manage tracks or accept and end calls. The buttons are sometimes hard to press though, as there are times when they don’t work on the first try.
Although not exactly noise-canceling wireless earbuds, the Samsung earbuds do a great job of isolating sound. This is also why they have the Ambient Aware Mode for when you need to hear your surroundings.
The additional noteworthy features of the
Bose’s SoundSport Free have a battery life of up to five hours and their charging case adds an additional 10. Their charging case is bigger than Samsung’s so it has a longer battery life. These wireless earbuds do not come with a wireless charging case, but they are compatible with the ones that are sold separately by Bose.
The Bose earbuds have better sound quality, but the Samsung earbuds give better bang for your buck
The superb sound quality of the Bose SoundSport Free is hard to beat. However, their poor audio latency and unstable connectivity are both significant minuses, especially for their price. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Buds may not have the same high definition sound, but they’re not a great deal worse. They are sleeker, less expensive, have better fit, longer battery life, more microphones, and are overall more convenient to use, especially if you are an Android user.
The Bose earbuds‘ audio is definitely cleaner than the Samsung earbuds’, but the latter are simply the more reliable and versatile earbuds. It doesn’t hurt that they’re most budget-friendly, too.
Yes, they are equipped with two microphones on each earbud.
No, neither offers active noise-cancellation. Their secure fit allows for great passive cancellation, though.
No, the Samsung Galaxy Buds are IPX2-rated. This means even though they can withstand some splashes here and there, they’re not waterproof.