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Do you think Galaxy Buds Plus are worth $150?

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

About two weeks ago, we reviewed Samsung's new Galaxy Buds+. In that review, we praised the Buds+ for their excellent battery life, good sound quality, USB-C charging, and more. In short, they're excellent earbuds.

That said, the $150 asking price is not cheap and everyone has different listening preferences. As such, we decided to venture into the AC forums to see what other people think about the Buds+.

Here's what some of our members had to say:

Your expectations might be a little high for a set of buds in this price range. I've watched a few reviews and while they all say great things about them they do mention the lack of great sound. I don't think you'll get great bass unless you drop over $200 on a pair. Like the others have said though, a proper seal will definitely improve the sound quality.

durandetto

They're crap. Get a real set of headphones and move on. ;)

Emig5m

They are fine if you are getting it as part of pre order credit. Paying $150 plus tax is little steep, I would say look for sale on local marketplace to snag one cheaper since lots of them will be on sale market because people trying to sell the pre order gifts.

bhatech

I too find these to be adequate for my everyday use. Being free is an added bonus. I haven't ordered my +s yet, but I've had 2 pairs of the originals. The reviews I've read/watched say for the money they're a great set of buds. If battery life is important I don't think there's a set out there in any price range that can beat them. Obviously Samsung didn't focus a lot of time on music quality and...

durandetto

What about you? Do you think Galaxy Buds+ are worth $150?

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

11 Comments
  • Well I had to pay 179 Euro for mine and have no regrets really but would be happier if I could have had them for 149 USD ;-)
    Ordered Comply Foam tips for them which was another 25 Quid but it does improve the bass and passive noise cancellation quite a lot
  • I love mine. I purchased them a week ago. The only negative is that the battery on the case has to be charged often. The battery life on the buds is outstanding for such a small platform.
  • Yes..better battery life than the airpods 2
  • Absolutely not. The new update to the Wear app will not even load unless you allow continuous access to location. So there is no way to control the various features of the buds. This makes these just dumb buds. So no they are not worth more about $30.
  • That's BS. Wonder what they did that.
  • Doesn't do that with mine and I have latest 13th March update
  • Running note9 one ui2 android 10, security patch Feb 1,20. When the buds are installed and galaxy wearable app try's to load: the app asks for permission for contacts, phone and location. With the new ver of the app 2.2.29.20012861. If you deny location the app dose not load. This is new with android 10 and the app update with it. With out the app you can not control the bells and whistles of the buds.
  • These Buds are excellent. I have Jabra Elite 65t. The Jabras have great sound, but listening time is only 4.5 hours or so. Buds Plus sound is comparable but with 11 hours of playback. Buds Plus also fit better.
  • Ya i have them. Totally worth it.
  • I love these buds. A noticeable upgrade from the Original Galaxy Buds. The sound is so much fuller. But more importantly to me, call quality is sooo much better. Too bad I bought mine after finding out they made a red colored version! 😬
  • I can get an ounce of buds for less than a pair of these stupid things.