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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included), Mystic Black (US Version)
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Features

  • Hear every sound come alive. 12mm speakers with sound by AKG work together with Galaxy Buds Live's ergonomic design to deliver spacious sound, while the large driver and bass duct help emit deep bass with air flow that lets sound flow seamlessly.
  • Made for your ears. Galaxy Buds Live sit softly inside the ear, giving you a fit for all-day comfort with less fatigue.
  • Active Noise Cancellation. The first Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for open type on Galaxy’s true wireless buds keeps the noise out, but lets the world in. It reduces background noises without missing what’s important, like voices and announcements, so you hear more of what you want to hear

Description

Upgrade your sound and style with Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. Designed with the largest Galaxy Buds speaker, improved bass and an open fit, playlists sound more like live musicthan ever before. When you need to block out background noise for a phone call or important task, initiate Active Noise Cancellation with a touch. Buds Live are easy on theeyes, light on the ears and have long-lasting battery life . Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through a Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearableapp on Android, available through Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on iOS devices, available through the App Store. Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.


Package Dimensions 3.75 x 3.5 x 1.75 inches


Item Weight 4.8 ounces


ASIN B089B658NP


Item model number SM-R180NZKAXAR


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 522 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #26 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Connectivity technologies Wireless


Additional Features Noise Cancellation


Other display features Wireless


Colour Mystic Black


Included Components Cable, Galaxy Buds Live, Charging case


Manufacturer Samsung


Date First Available August 6, 2020


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Features

  • Hear every sound come alive. 12mm speakers with sound by AKG work together with Galaxy Buds Live's ergonomic design to deliver spacious sound, while the large driver and bass duct help emit deep bass with air flow that lets sound flow seamlessly.
  • Made for your ears. Galaxy Buds Live sit softly inside the ear, giving you a fit for all-day comfort with less fatigue.
  • Active Noise Cancellation. The first Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for open type on Galaxy’s true wireless buds keeps the noise out, but lets the world in. It reduces background noises without missing what’s important, like voices and announcements, so you hear more of what you want to hear

Description

Upgrade your sound and style with Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. Designed with the largest Galaxy Buds speaker, improved bass and an open fit, playlists sound more like live musicthan ever before. When you need to block out background noise for a phone call or important task, initiate Active Noise Cancellation with a touch. Buds Live are easy on theeyes, light on the ears and have long-lasting battery life . Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through a Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearableapp on Android, available through Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on iOS devices, available through the App Store. Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.


Package Dimensions 3.75 x 3.5 x 1.75 inches


Item Weight 4.8 ounces


ASIN B089B658NP


Item model number SM-R180NZKAXAR


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 522 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #26 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Connectivity technologies Wireless


Additional Features Noise Cancellation


Other display features Wireless


Colour Mystic Black


Included Components Cable, Galaxy Buds Live, Charging case


Manufacturer Samsung


Date First Available August 6, 2020


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Hear every sound come alive. 12mm speakers with sound by AKG work together with Galaxy Buds Live's ergonomic design to deliver spacious sound, while the large driver and bass duct help emit deep bass with air flow that lets sound flow seamlessly.
  • Made for your ears. Galaxy Buds Live sit softly inside the ear, giving you a fit for all-day comfort with less fatigue.
  • Active Noise Cancellation. The first Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for open type on Galaxy’s true wireless buds keeps the noise out, but lets the world in. It reduces background noises without missing what’s important, like voices and announcements, so you hear more of what you want to hear

Description

Upgrade your sound and style with Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. Designed with the largest Galaxy Buds speaker, improved bass and an open fit, playlists sound more like live musicthan ever before. When you need to block out background noise for a phone call or important task, initiate Active Noise Cancellation with a touch. Buds Live are easy on theeyes, light on the ears and have long-lasting battery life . Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through a Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearableapp on Android, available through Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on iOS devices, available through the App Store. Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.


Package Dimensions 3.75 x 3.5 x 1.75 inches


Item Weight 4.8 ounces


ASIN B089B658NP


Item model number SM-R180NZKAXAR


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 522 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #26 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Connectivity technologies Wireless


Additional Features Noise Cancellation


Other display features Wireless


Colour Mystic Black


Included Components Cable, Galaxy Buds Live, Charging case


Manufacturer Samsung


Date First Available August 6, 2020


abunda_amazon_reviews After hearing the buzz and seeing the leaks on these over the last few months, I was anxiously awaiting their release. Now, with them in hand (or ears, rather), I have some serious concerns. I wanted these for the use of listening to music and equally, if not more importantly, for hands free phone calls. For the record: I have paired these with my Samsung S8 phones. I have alternated between two S8's and have found identical results Being a 100% Android and anti-Apple consumer, I can honestly say that Apple got it right with the AirPods. Not only for sound but for call transmitting and receiving audio quality. The Galaxy Buds Live may not be up to the same level in the call quality department. Call Quality: From my first call, the audio I heard from the caller sounded quite good. Then the audio I was hearing began to sound a bit distorted and I kept experiencing a lot of digital noise. What I found is, if I put my phone in my pocket, or I'm holding my phone and I put my hand down by my side, it almost seems like I lose connection or there is interference. As if the signal is poor. But, if I'm holding the phone upright, or almost right near my face, the sound seems fine. Shouldn't be like this. On the plus side, in comparison with my Bose headphones, multiple callers said these sounded equally as good on their end. Unfortunately, I have to rate the call quality as Very Bad at this point. After being sent a second pair, same exact issue. I am curious if this is some form of a software incompatibility issue with the Samsung Galaxy S8. Because the call quality is so poor, and I intended on using these heavily for calls, these are now likely to be returned. The Fit: Very interesting but nice. They're light, comfortable and once you trust that they won't fall out, you really feel like they're not even there. Music/Audio: Sounds great. I'm not a $1000 headphone audiophile. It needs to sound clear with your highs and mids defined and just good in general. Sound quality is very good. Here's the catch was that though. I started noticing the same signal issue that I was noticing with the call quality. While I was watching/listening to a YouTube video and I put the phone in my pocket or I walked away from the phone, mind you only a couple feet away, it seems like there's interference or the reception is bad. It cuts out constantly. Again, this shouldn't be happening. Active Noise Canceling: I'd have to say that my Bose QC35ii's are my benchmark for ANC. That bar is pretty high. The Galaxy Buds Live disappointingly offer little in terms of ANC technology. If you're looking for the same level if ANC that you get from a good pair of over the ear or in ear silicone tip ear buds, this will not measure up. I experimented with this. While sitting indoors, in a relatively quiet setting, you almost feel like you notice the ANC effectiveness. Walking down the street with moderate car/traffic noise, I noticed absolutely no ANC effect. Merely an automatic battery drain at best. Wearable App: Good. It would be nice to have a more dynamic equalizer option rather than the "canned" sound profiles. Overheating: I've yet to actually find information on this in the manual, but I believe that they have an overheating prevention feature where the individual earbud will begin beeping continuously in your ear. The audio playing, in my case a podcast, doesn't stop but a continuous beep begins. Not being able to figure out why, my best guess is that this is an overheating warning. I had been sitting outside and my left side was facing the sun. It was not excessively hot out and the actual left earbud did not feel warm or get warm in my ear. However, it repeatedly kept beeping. General Performance: - In the home office and around the house: Not bad. I enjoy the lightweight design. As long as my phone is in front of me and not in a pocket, audio and call reception and quality are good. - On the elliptical: Nice. Comfortable and stay in place. Slight movement as you build a bit of a sweat. - Outside for a walk: ANC is non-existent. I also notice wind noise if it's a little breezy. By breezy, I mean a very light and intermittent wind. Not a hurricane. - On a bicycle ride: Crazy wind noise. Very off-putting, unfortunately. - Online Microsoft Teams Meeting (Android App on S8): I was told that I sounded distant and the audio was thin. As soon as I disconnected and called the person directly, they said I sounded great. Summary: Very disappointed at this point. This is primarily due to the reception issues. The price point is great for what I had expected. However, for what they are, I'd just as soon spend much, much less for a set of wireless headphones since making calls with these simply doesn't seem to be a good feature, out of the gate. After running through all of the same with two separate sets of GBL's, using two different S8's, I've gotten identical results. I'm hoping that perhaps this may just be an S8 compatibility issue, as indicated earlier. I would enjoy editing this review to be nothing short of incredible, in the future. Because they are so new, Samsung telephone support couldn't be all that helpful. With these being, literally, on the market for only a couple of days, there wasn't a whole lot of trouble shooting assistance available. At this point, I've gone through two sets of these and have not seen a difference between the two. I'm torn whether or not I should return them. I so badly want them to work out. But, I'm finding that they're just not measuring up.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2020;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;First Thought: Worried and Likely Returning These;;Jason H.;;;I wasn’t planning on leaving a review on these earbuds but I’ve seen all the negative reviews that this product has got. One main complain that I’ve seen is that the call quality is bad. I am here to say that the call quality is on par with AirPods (one of the best earbuds out there for call quality). Don’t let these negative reviews tell you otherwise because these are great. Another complaint that these have gotten are problems with the sound quality. The sound quality is better than the past iterations of the galaxy buds. These have better bass, lows are great, and vocals are nice and clear. You can also choose between different preset equalizers directly from the app. Overall, these are a great pair of earbuds for the $170 asking price. Apple charges $250 for basically the same thing except that the AirPods Pro sound like garbage. I definitely would recommend the galaxy buds live to anyone on the market for new truly wireless earbuds;;Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Honestly, these buds are amazing;;Emmanuel Delgado;;;Let me tell you, I was ready to get on here and give these a 1 star rating, but then I said, "I'm being too hasty, maybe I should try pushing them deeper in my ears" and surely enough, that worked. Initial impressions: Clarity: excellent for music, and when testing a call to a friend he said I "sound crystal clear; clearer than I normally sound". Comfort: I like the feel of these more than the original buds. The rest comfortably in my ears and I don't get that odd feeling that you normally get from traditional ear buds with suction cups. I tested to see if they would fly out by shaking my head back and forth violently and they didn't budge. Battery: they are already rated to have a shorter life than the original buds and buds plus, and with minimal use, they have already dropped to 82% from 100% in less than an hour, but at least the case provides additional charge, plus you can get an hours worth of playtime with a 5 minute charge. Build quality: the quality is excellent. I thought with them being shaped strangely, they would be large and uncomfortable, but I was wrong. They are smaller than the regular buds and so is the case, albeit the case is shaped differently (small square verses pill shaped). The case for these seems a bit more premium than the original case, as well. Noise Cancelation: I can say if it's good or bad, honestly. I usually have audio at full blast and can't hear anyway, and that was still the case with these just like with the regular buds. Of course if nothing is playing, I can hear well, in fact better than with the regular buds due to the lack of suction cups. Pairing: instant! What more do you need to know? I have a Note10 Plus at the time of writing this and upon opening the case, they immediately try to connect to my galaxy device, and from that point onward, they work just like the original buds, pairing immediately when placed in your ear(s). Also, remember that you can use one at a time if you want. I'm sure some other reviewers will elaborate on things that I haven't, but that was my take. If you have the money and want to try them, you'll enjoy them, but if you are hesitant about the $170 price tag, the regular buds or even a cheaper product will do just fine. Refurbished regular buds can be found for as low as $60 and work as good as new. Overall I give them a 5 out of 5!;;Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Do the Live up to the Hype?;;reaudi mills;;;I ordered two pairs of the Galaxy Buds Plus and returned both, because they were not loud enough and the sound was ok. I ordered these as soon as they were available to see if Samsung made any adjustments. BINGO! The sound is great, they get loud enough and are very comfortable (my ears medium/small). Great Job Samsung! These are my new number ones! Do yourself a favor and try them out. Enjoy!;;Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great Sound and Loud!;;Felix Battle

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Top Amazon Reviews


2.0 out of 5 stars
By Jason H. - Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2020
First Thought: Worried and Likely Returning These
After hearing the buzz and seeing the leaks on these over the last few months, I was anxiously awaiting their release. Now, with them in hand (or ears, rather), I have some serious concerns. I wanted these for the use of listening to music and equally, if not more importantly, for hands free phone calls. For the record: I have paired these with my Samsung S8 phones. I have alternated between two S8's and have found identical results Being a 100% Android and anti-Apple consumer, I can honestly say that Apple got it right with the AirPods. Not only for sound but for call transmitting and receiving audio quality. The Galaxy Buds Live may not be up to the same level in the call quality department. Call Quality: From my first call, the audio I heard from the caller sounded quite good. Then the audio I was hearing began to sound a bit distorted and I kept experiencing a lot of digital noise. What I found is, if I put my phone in my pocket, or I'm holding my phone and I put my hand down by my side, it almost seems like I lose connection or there is interference. As if the signal is poor. But, if I'm holding the phone upright, or almost right near my face, the sound seems fine. Shouldn't be like this. On the plus side, in comparison with my Bose headphones, multiple callers said these sounded equally as good on their end. Unfortunately, I have to rate the call quality as Very Bad at this point. After being sent a second pair, same exact issue. I am curious if this is some form of a software incompatibility issue with the Samsung Galaxy S8. Because the call quality is so poor, and I intended on using these heavily for calls, these are now likely to be returned. The Fit: Very interesting but nice. They're light, comfortable and once you trust that they won't fall out, you really feel like they're not even there. Music/Audio: Sounds great. I'm not a $1000 headphone audiophile. It needs to sound clear with your highs and mids defined and just good in general. Sound quality is very good. Here's the catch was that though. I started noticing the same signal issue that I was noticing with the call quality. While I was watching/listening to a YouTube video and I put the phone in my pocket or I walked away from the phone, mind you only a couple feet away, it seems like there's interference or the reception is bad. It cuts out constantly. Again, this shouldn't be happening. Active Noise Canceling: I'd have to say that my Bose QC35ii's are my benchmark for ANC. That bar is pretty high. The Galaxy Buds Live disappointingly offer little in terms of ANC technology. If you're looking for the same level if ANC that you get from a good pair of over the ear or in ear silicone tip ear buds, this will not measure up. I experimented with this. While sitting indoors, in a relatively quiet setting, you almost feel like you notice the ANC effectiveness. Walking down the street with moderate car/traffic noise, I noticed absolutely no ANC effect. Merely an automatic battery drain at best. Wearable App: Good. It would be nice to have a more dynamic equalizer option rather than the "canned" sound profiles. Overheating: I've yet to actually find information on this in the manual, but I believe that they have an overheating prevention feature where the individual earbud will begin beeping continuously in your ear. The audio playing, in my case a podcast, doesn't stop but a continuous beep begins. Not being able to figure out why, my best guess is that this is an overheating warning. I had been sitting outside and my left side was facing the sun. It was not excessively hot out and the actual left earbud did not feel warm or get warm in my ear. However, it repeatedly kept beeping. General Performance: - In the home office and around the house: Not bad. I enjoy the lightweight design. As long as my phone is in front of me and not in a pocket, audio and call reception and quality are good. - On the elliptical: Nice. Comfortable and stay in place. Slight movement as you build a bit of a sweat. - Outside for a walk: ANC is non-existent. I also notice wind noise if it's a little breezy. By breezy, I mean a very light and intermittent wind. Not a hurricane. - On a bicycle ride: Crazy wind noise. Very off-putting, unfortunately. - Online Microsoft Teams Meeting (Android App on S8): I was told that I sounded distant and the audio was thin. As soon as I disconnected and called the person directly, they said I sounded great. Summary: Very disappointed at this point. This is primarily due to the reception issues. The price point is great for what I had expected. However, for what they are, I'd just as soon spend much, much less for a set of wireless headphones since making calls with these simply doesn't seem to be a good feature, out of the gate. After running through all of the same with two separate sets of GBL's, using two different S8's, I've gotten identical results. I'm hoping that perhaps this may just be an S8 compatibility issue, as indicated earlier. I would enjoy editing this review to be nothing short of incredible, in the future. Because they are so new, Samsung telephone support couldn't be all that helpful. With these being, literally, on the market for only a couple of days, there wasn't a whole lot of trouble shooting assistance available. At this point, I've gone through two sets of these and have not seen a difference between the two. I'm torn whether or not I should return them. I so badly want them to work out. But, I'm finding that they're just not measuring up.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Emmanuel Delgado - Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
Honestly, these buds are amazing
I wasn’t planning on leaving a review on these earbuds but I’ve seen all the negative reviews that this product has got. One main complain that I’ve seen is that the call quality is bad. I am here to say that the call quality is on par with AirPods (one of the best earbuds out there for call quality). Don’t let these negative reviews tell you otherwise because these are great. Another complaint that these have gotten are problems with the sound quality. The sound quality is better than the past iterations of the galaxy buds. These have better bass, lows are great, and vocals are nice and clear. You can also choose between different preset equalizers directly from the app. Overall, these are a great pair of earbuds for the $170 asking price. Apple charges $250 for basically the same thing except that the AirPods Pro sound like garbage. I definitely would recommend the galaxy buds live to anyone on the market for new truly wireless earbuds

5.0 out of 5 stars
By reaudi mills - Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
Do the Live up to the Hype?
Let me tell you, I was ready to get on here and give these a 1 star rating, but then I said, "I'm being too hasty, maybe I should try pushing them deeper in my ears" and surely enough, that worked. Initial impressions: Clarity: excellent for music, and when testing a call to a friend he said I "sound crystal clear; clearer than I normally sound". Comfort: I like the feel of these more than the original buds. The rest comfortably in my ears and I don't get that odd feeling that you normally get from traditional ear buds with suction cups. I tested to see if they would fly out by shaking my head back and forth violently and they didn't budge. Battery: they are already rated to have a shorter life than the original buds and buds plus, and with minimal use, they have already dropped to 82% from 100% in less than an hour, but at least the case provides additional charge, plus you can get an hours worth of playtime with a 5 minute charge. Build quality: the quality is excellent. I thought with them being shaped strangely, they would be large and uncomfortable, but I was wrong. They are smaller than the regular buds and so is the case, albeit the case is shaped differently (small square verses pill shaped). The case for these seems a bit more premium than the original case, as well. Noise Cancelation: I can say if it's good or bad, honestly. I usually have audio at full blast and can't hear anyway, and that was still the case with these just like with the regular buds. Of course if nothing is playing, I can hear well, in fact better than with the regular buds due to the lack of suction cups. Pairing: instant! What more do you need to know? I have a Note10 Plus at the time of writing this and upon opening the case, they immediately try to connect to my galaxy device, and from that point onward, they work just like the original buds, pairing immediately when placed in your ear(s). Also, remember that you can use one at a time if you want. I'm sure some other reviewers will elaborate on things that I haven't, but that was my take. If you have the money and want to try them, you'll enjoy them, but if you are hesitant about the $170 price tag, the regular buds or even a cheaper product will do just fine. Refurbished regular buds can be found for as low as $60 and work as good as new. Overall I give them a 5 out of 5!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Felix Battle - Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
Great Sound and Loud!
I ordered two pairs of the Galaxy Buds Plus and returned both, because they were not loud enough and the sound was ok. I ordered these as soon as they were available to see if Samsung made any adjustments. BINGO! The sound is great, they get loud enough and are very comfortable (my ears medium/small). Great Job Samsung! These are my new number ones! Do yourself a favor and try them out. Enjoy!

Recent Reviews


2.0 out of 5 stars
By Jason H. - Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2020
First Thought: Worried and Likely Returning These
After hearing the buzz and seeing the leaks on these over the last few months, I was anxiously awaiting their release. Now, with them in hand (or ears, rather), I have some serious concerns. I wanted these for the use of listening to music and equally, if not more importantly, for hands free phone calls. For the record: I have paired these with my Samsung S8 phones. I have alternated between two S8's and have found identical results Being a 100% Android and anti-Apple consumer, I can honestly say that Apple got it right with the AirPods. Not only for sound but for call transmitting and receiving audio quality. The Galaxy Buds Live may not be up to the same level in the call quality department. Call Quality: From my first call, the audio I heard from the caller sounded quite good. Then the audio I was hearing began to sound a bit distorted and I kept experiencing a lot of digital noise. What I found is, if I put my phone in my pocket, or I'm holding my phone and I put my hand down by my side, it almost seems like I lose connection or there is interference. As if the signal is poor. But, if I'm holding the phone upright, or almost right near my face, the sound seems fine. Shouldn't be like this. On the plus side, in comparison with my Bose headphones, multiple callers said these sounded equally as good on their end. Unfortunately, I have to rate the call quality as Very Bad at this point. After being sent a second pair, same exact issue. I am curious if this is some form of a software incompatibility issue with the Samsung Galaxy S8. Because the call quality is so poor, and I intended on using these heavily for calls, these are now likely to be returned. The Fit: Very interesting but nice. They're light, comfortable and once you trust that they won't fall out, you really feel like they're not even there. Music/Audio: Sounds great. I'm not a $1000 headphone audiophile. It needs to sound clear with your highs and mids defined and just good in general. Sound quality is very good. Here's the catch was that though. I started noticing the same signal issue that I was noticing with the call quality. While I was watching/listening to a YouTube video and I put the phone in my pocket or I walked away from the phone, mind you only a couple feet away, it seems like there's interference or the reception is bad. It cuts out constantly. Again, this shouldn't be happening. Active Noise Canceling: I'd have to say that my Bose QC35ii's are my benchmark for ANC. That bar is pretty high. The Galaxy Buds Live disappointingly offer little in terms of ANC technology. If you're looking for the same level if ANC that you get from a good pair of over the ear or in ear silicone tip ear buds, this will not measure up. I experimented with this. While sitting indoors, in a relatively quiet setting, you almost feel like you notice the ANC effectiveness. Walking down the street with moderate car/traffic noise, I noticed absolutely no ANC effect. Merely an automatic battery drain at best. Wearable App: Good. It would be nice to have a more dynamic equalizer option rather than the "canned" sound profiles. Overheating: I've yet to actually find information on this in the manual, but I believe that they have an overheating prevention feature where the individual earbud will begin beeping continuously in your ear. The audio playing, in my case a podcast, doesn't stop but a continuous beep begins. Not being able to figure out why, my best guess is that this is an overheating warning. I had been sitting outside and my left side was facing the sun. It was not excessively hot out and the actual left earbud did not feel warm or get warm in my ear. However, it repeatedly kept beeping. General Performance: - In the home office and around the house: Not bad. I enjoy the lightweight design. As long as my phone is in front of me and not in a pocket, audio and call reception and quality are good. - On the elliptical: Nice. Comfortable and stay in place. Slight movement as you build a bit of a sweat. - Outside for a walk: ANC is non-existent. I also notice wind noise if it's a little breezy. By breezy, I mean a very light and intermittent wind. Not a hurricane. - On a bicycle ride: Crazy wind noise. Very off-putting, unfortunately. - Online Microsoft Teams Meeting (Android App on S8): I was told that I sounded distant and the audio was thin. As soon as I disconnected and called the person directly, they said I sounded great. Summary: Very disappointed at this point. This is primarily due to the reception issues. The price point is great for what I had expected. However, for what they are, I'd just as soon spend much, much less for a set of wireless headphones since making calls with these simply doesn't seem to be a good feature, out of the gate. After running through all of the same with two separate sets of GBL's, using two different S8's, I've gotten identical results. I'm hoping that perhaps this may just be an S8 compatibility issue, as indicated earlier. I would enjoy editing this review to be nothing short of incredible, in the future. Because they are so new, Samsung telephone support couldn't be all that helpful. With these being, literally, on the market for only a couple of days, there wasn't a whole lot of trouble shooting assistance available. At this point, I've gone through two sets of these and have not seen a difference between the two. I'm torn whether or not I should return them. I so badly want them to work out. But, I'm finding that they're just not measuring up.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Emmanuel Delgado - Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
Honestly, these buds are amazing
I wasn’t planning on leaving a review on these earbuds but I’ve seen all the negative reviews that this product has got. One main complain that I’ve seen is that the call quality is bad. I am here to say that the call quality is on par with AirPods (one of the best earbuds out there for call quality). Don’t let these negative reviews tell you otherwise because these are great. Another complaint that these have gotten are problems with the sound quality. The sound quality is better than the past iterations of the galaxy buds. These have better bass, lows are great, and vocals are nice and clear. You can also choose between different preset equalizers directly from the app. Overall, these are a great pair of earbuds for the $170 asking price. Apple charges $250 for basically the same thing except that the AirPods Pro sound like garbage. I definitely would recommend the galaxy buds live to anyone on the market for new truly wireless earbuds

5.0 out of 5 stars
By reaudi mills - Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
Do the Live up to the Hype?
Let me tell you, I was ready to get on here and give these a 1 star rating, but then I said, "I'm being too hasty, maybe I should try pushing them deeper in my ears" and surely enough, that worked. Initial impressions: Clarity: excellent for music, and when testing a call to a friend he said I "sound crystal clear; clearer than I normally sound". Comfort: I like the feel of these more than the original buds. The rest comfortably in my ears and I don't get that odd feeling that you normally get from traditional ear buds with suction cups. I tested to see if they would fly out by shaking my head back and forth violently and they didn't budge. Battery: they are already rated to have a shorter life than the original buds and buds plus, and with minimal use, they have already dropped to 82% from 100% in less than an hour, but at least the case provides additional charge, plus you can get an hours worth of playtime with a 5 minute charge. Build quality: the quality is excellent. I thought with them being shaped strangely, they would be large and uncomfortable, but I was wrong. They are smaller than the regular buds and so is the case, albeit the case is shaped differently (small square verses pill shaped). The case for these seems a bit more premium than the original case, as well. Noise Cancelation: I can say if it's good or bad, honestly. I usually have audio at full blast and can't hear anyway, and that was still the case with these just like with the regular buds. Of course if nothing is playing, I can hear well, in fact better than with the regular buds due to the lack of suction cups. Pairing: instant! What more do you need to know? I have a Note10 Plus at the time of writing this and upon opening the case, they immediately try to connect to my galaxy device, and from that point onward, they work just like the original buds, pairing immediately when placed in your ear(s). Also, remember that you can use one at a time if you want. I'm sure some other reviewers will elaborate on things that I haven't, but that was my take. If you have the money and want to try them, you'll enjoy them, but if you are hesitant about the $170 price tag, the regular buds or even a cheaper product will do just fine. Refurbished regular buds can be found for as low as $60 and work as good as new. Overall I give them a 5 out of 5!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Felix Battle - Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
Great Sound and Loud!
I ordered two pairs of the Galaxy Buds Plus and returned both, because they were not loud enough and the sound was ok. I ordered these as soon as they were available to see if Samsung made any adjustments. BINGO! The sound is great, they get loud enough and are very comfortable (my ears medium/small). Great Job Samsung! These are my new number ones! Do yourself a favor and try them out. Enjoy!