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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (2020)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (2020)
alaScore 91

39 reviews

Dec, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (2020). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the portability and reliability. The comfort and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability and usability.

sound, design, comfort, reliability, portability

noise isolation, usability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: Unique design, poor execution


Samsung's latest true wireless earbuds have a unique “open type” design that will keep you from cramming them in your ears. While that does make them a bit more comfortable, you do have to sacrifice sound quality and the effectiveness of ANC. There are...

Always-on Bixby ; Customizable touch controls ; Wireless charging case ; iOS compatibility

Subpar sound quality (especially at high volumes) ; ANC disappoints ; Battery life suffers with the most attractive features ; Fit takes some getting used to

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: cool beans


Turns out, making bean-shaped earbuds was a good idea.

Bold, unconventional design ; Lengthy battery life ; Powerful, balanced sound

Noise cancellation isn’t good for much ; Might not fit the smallest ears ; Occasional signal interference

Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Live have a very unique, bean-shaped design that sets them apart from AirPods. They sit in your ears without any silicone ear tips, but they still deliver good sound quality and long battery life.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review


Design doesn't plug up your ears ; Solid battery life and Bluetooth range

Poor noise cancellation ; Mediocre sound quality ; Bixby often gets confused

Samsung's bean-shaped, wire-free Galaxy Buds Live earphones are high on innovation, but fall short on noise cancellation.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review


A few stops short of perfection

Balanced, spacious audio quality ; Extra-long battery life ; Fun, eye-catching design ; Useful features

Weak active noise cancelling ; Design can be uncomfortable on smaller ears

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offers an avant-garde design, spacious soundscape and extremely long battery life, but the ANC needs work.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Truly Wireless Review


The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Truly Wireless are unusually-designed noise cancelling truly wireless earbuds. They have a distinctive look, feel surprisingly stabl...

Exceptionally portable, lightweight design. Very stable fit. Low wireless latency on mobile devices. Soundstage seems wide and spacious. Good build quality.

Relatively low IPX2 rating for water resistance. Control scheme has limited functionality. Leak quite a bit of audio. Inconsistent audio delivery. Middling microphone recording quality and noise handling capability. Mediocre overall noise isolation...

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are okay for neutral sound. They don't have an in-ear fit, making them prone to inconsistent sound delivery. Ηowever, this design also helps them create a more spacious-seeming passive soundstage than most closed-back...

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Radoslav Minkov (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review


With the Galaxy Buds Live, Samsung promises a stylish and ergonomic design for comfortable all-day usage along with a premium audio experience. But do the Korean giant's new truly wireless earbuds live up to those promises? The answer is "yes". Тhe...

Impressive sound quality and bass; Good active noise cancellation; Wireless charging case; Good battery life

A bit finicky to place in and take out of ears

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Lily Katz Lily Katz (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: Bold beans battle the AirPods


Samsung refuses to be in Apple's shadow, and pushes the envelope with its new noise-cancelling earbuds. This is our Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review.

Bluetooth 5.0; AAC and Samsung scalable codec ; Wireless and fast charging (USB-C) ; Unique design, stable fit ; App available on iOS and Android ; Good microphone quality

Just okay noise cancelling ; Only IPX2 water-resistance ; Mediocre sound quality

These earbuds boast noise-cancelling without the ability to seal to the ear. Yet, the noise cancelling actually works to some degree. Listeners who want something that makes a statement may want to wear these buds: they fit better than the AirPods, and...

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review


The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offer great sound quality and battery life for the price, but those seeking true ANC earbuds should look elsewhere.

While they’re held back by a few quirks, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are an impressive pair of wireless earbuds that make a great alternative to Apple’s base $159 AirPods and Google’s $179 Pixel Buds 2 for those with Galaxy phones. Just don’t expect...

Oct, 2020

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review: The Beans Got Beats


Samsung is no stranger when it comes to making true wireless earbuds, having released its first pair—the original Gear IconX—back in 2016 (nearly six months before AirPods were even a thing). But with the new $170 Galaxy Buds Live, Samsung decided to...

Great price, strong battery life, small, low profile design, handy touch controls, good sound quality, compact charging case with Qi support

Expert review by : Nick Pino Abbas Jaffar Ali Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review


The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are good true wireless earbuds, but you can find better

Surprisingly good fit ; Extra helping of bass ; Combined 20-hour battery life

Middling sound quality ; Poor noise cancellation ; Low IP rating

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are good – but not great – true wireless earbuds. They have a number of neat features and offer a combined 28-hour battery life, but their sound isn’t amazing, and the noise cancellation has a lot of room for improvement....

Aug, 2021

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