- According to Mashable technology, the Galaxy Buds Live stands out in Samsung’s earbuds lineup, with sound quality equivalent to that of over-ear headphones.
- And as of March 21, they’re on sale at Walmart for $79.99 – a 53 percent discount off the original price of $169.99 and their lowest price to date.
- While it’s 12mm speakers create excellent sound, you can further customize your audio experience using the Galaxy Buds app.
Once again, the beans have outdone themselves. Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live — formerly known as the Galaxy Beans — recently dropped to their lowest price point ever in January. The price has now been reduced much lower.
According to Mashable technology reporter Alex Perry, the Galaxy Buds Live is a highlight in Samsung’s range of earbuds, with sound quality comparable to that of over-ear headphones. And as of March 21, they’re on sale at Walmart for just $79.99 – a savings of 53% off the regular price of $169.99 and their lowest price to date. Although the bargain is only available in mystic red and mystic black, any variation is better than none, right?
Their 12mm speakers produce excellent sound quality, but you can further customize your audio experience by experimenting with the Galaxy Buds app. Experiment with six different equalization presets and toggle the active noise suppression function on and off as desired.
Unlike other popular buds, the bean shape of these buds is meant to conform to the curvature of your ears. And we discovered that they do live up to their boast. Unfortunately, as Perry’s assessment points out, a good fit does not necessarily equate to comfort. While the snug fit provides added security, it might become uncomfortable after a few hours of usage – not to mention, and it can reduce the effectiveness of active noise suppression.
Those are far from deal-breakers, though — especially when the price is considered. With a price tag of $95 cheaper than the AirPods Pro (at the time of publication), Buds Live is unquestionably the superior value. If you’re in the market for new wireless earphones, get this offer at Walmart before it expires.
2021’s best wireless buds
Apple’s immediately identifiable AirPods have dominated the wireless earphones market for years. However, they no longer rank in the top five in terms of quality after the previous 12 months.
Put, 2021 was the most OK year for wireless earbuds yet. Anyone who desired to abandon their wired headphones (or was forced to do so due to phones eliminating headphone ports) might finally find something that worked for them, regardless of whether they were on Team Apple or Team Android—no more settling for AirPods simply because they are the most well-known brand.
Without further ado, here are 2021’s top wireless earbuds performers:
Best budget earbuds: Amazon Echo Buds 2
Amazon’s hardware division has prospered over the years due to its ability to manufacture items that are comparable in quality to its competitors while easily outperforming them on price. While you may have to deal with Amazon advertisements or annoying Alexa assistance, a discount is still a bargain.
However, occasionally the trade-offs are too significant, as with the initial Echo Buds in 2019. They were cumbersome, inconvenient, and lacked accurate active noise cancellation. Amazon’s follow-up in 2021 addressed virtually all of those issues. The Echo Buds 2 are more compact and comfy than the original. Additionally, real ANC is present and excellent at drowning out ambient noise. Additionally, the sound quality is more than acceptable.
At under $120, these are arguably the most excellent earbuds you can get on a budget. While the touch panels may be too sensitive and Alexa may intervene more than necessary, you will not find a better well-rounded pair of affordable wireless earbuds in 2021.
While the Echo Buds 2 may offer the most value for money, they are not the cheapest earbuds on this list. That honor is reserved for the Nothing Ear, really cool-looking and sturdy earbuds available for only $100.