By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 26 June 2020
Galaxy Buds have been awarded first place in the Consumer Report’s ‘Stereo Headphones’ rating test. Receiving an impressive overall score of 86, the Galaxy Buds have been praised for excellent sound quality and audio capability.
Every year, Consumer Reports tests more than 40 pairs of headphones and earphones. This year, Galaxy Buds competed against other leading brands for the highly esteemed title, including Bang & Olufsen, Anker and Bose. The products were tested head to head on sound quality, sensitivity, type, design and sports capability.
Scoring the highest amongst its competitors, the Galaxy Buds were described as “one of the best-scoring portable Bluetooth headphones Consumer Reports has ever tested” with “true wireless design”, “exemplary audio quality packed into a pair of unobtrusive earpieces” and “easy-to use touch controls for playback, volume, and skipping tracks”.
In a detailed overview of the test results, Consumer Reports noted “The Galaxy Buds are a decent choice for critical listeners who won’t be satisfied with anything less than top notch music and movie soundtrack playback. They have a “true wireless” design… they come with a small, powered carrying case that will charge the earphones on the go and a free Android app adds additional functionality, including an ambient sound monitoring mode”.
Launched in February 2019, Galaxy Buds are the ultimate wireless accessory for those who want a seamlessly connected sound experience on the go. With their perfectly comfortable fit, easy controls, compact size and clear and smart sound powered by AKG —they are an everyday in-ear lifestyle companion.
With Enhanced Ambient Sound, users can clearly hear their surroundings whilst the buds are still in, so they can remain aware of the environment whilst taking calls or listening to their favourite music. Premium sound extends to the sound of the user’s voice too.
The Adaptive Dual Microphone uses one inner microphone and one outer microphone in each earbud, so users can project their voice clearly in both loud and quiet environments.