Samsung released the Galaxy Buds 2 alongside the Z Fold 3, offering a lightweight design that's great for all-day use and excellent sound quality. These earbuds debuted for $150 just two months ago, and they're already on sale from Samsung for $120 — $30 off their launch price. That's 20% on one of the best wireless earbuds currently available.
The Galaxy Buds 2 deliver the best of what the Buds Pro have to offer, but in a more affordable package. You get a dynamic driver with a focus on low-end, with the earbuds tuned for bass-heavy tunes. You also get fast pairing and the ability to seamlessly switch between your Galaxy devices. The earbuds are also great for calls thanks to the 3-mic design, and Samsung's wind-reduction tech does a good job ensuring calls are clear even when you're outdoors.
But the highlight with the Buds 2 is the inclusion of active noise cancellation; these earbuds do an excellent job tuning out ambient sounds in your vicinity, automatically adapting to your environment. You also get a large customizable control area on each earbud that lets you adjust the volume, music playback, and more.
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These earbuds also last five hours on a full charge — the same as the Buds Pro. You get wireless charging and USB-C wired charging, and the case itself holds enough power to charge the 'buds three times over.
The design here should be immediately familiar if you've used the Galaxy Buds+, but the Buds 2 are 10% smaller and lighter, so they're ideally suited for all-day use. You're not missing out on anything here, and the fact that you can get your hands on the Buds 2 for just $120 makes them one of the best Black Friday headphone deals.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.