True Wireless earphones are all the rage as we head to the end of the decade and it seems like wired audio is on its way out. Though there are true wireless audio products available all across the price segment, don’t assume the more expensive one is the better. This isn’t always the case. The recently launched Apple AirPods Pro, for example, needs deeper pockets than the Galaxy Buds, but according to Consumer Reports, people prefer the latter in terms of audio quality.
Though the new AirPods Pro offers better audio quality than the older AirPods, they apparently do not offer the same level of high-end audio as the Galaxy Buds. It is possible that AKG gives the Galaxy Buds an edge thanks to its decades of experience in acoustics.
"The Echo Buds, Amazon's new noise-cancelling true wireless headphones, didn't score quite as well in our tests, but they're solid performers and far cheaper at USD 130," Consumer Reports said. "And while the AirPods Pro sound far better than Apple's earlier models, they still don't meet the audio quality of our top pick for true wireless sound, the Samsung Galaxy Buds, which also sell for around USD 130."
There was still, a lot to be appreciated about the Apple AirPods Pro. The AirPods still offers above-average sound quality, combined with active noise cancellation, and a transparency mode to let ambient sound in. The AirPods also offers superb integration with other Apple products including iPhones, iPads and the Macbooks.