Should I upgrade from Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 to Buds 2 Pro?

Samsung has recently launched an update to their Galaxy Buds 2 in form of their Pro version. The interesting thing is that they are too pricy considering the price of Galaxy Buds 2. If you are not an audiophile, It is sorted for you here but if you are, you might be thinking Should I upgrade from Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 to Buds 2 Pro? Or shall I continue with these basic ones?

Although not basic let us tell you that, these earbuds are superb if you are looking for earbuds under 10K. Be it about ANC, Sound quality, Design, Build quality, Battery & charging, or anything. Although, before taking a step forward, we shall look at the advantages and disadvantages, so here we go.

Should I upgrade from Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 to Buds 2 Pro
Should I upgrade from Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 to Buds 2 Pro

Build Quality

Product Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro  Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Built withPremium PlasticStrong Plastic
IPX ratingIPX7None
Magnetic earbudsNoNo
ControlsTouch controlsTouch controls
Weight5.5g for earbuds, 43g for case5g for earbuds, 31g for case

If you want to upgrade to the pro version, It is very likely that you do not have any problem with the build quality, at least with Samsung TWS. There are practical differences or you can say upgrades in terms of usage. You will get volume controls in the Pro version. Tracks controls are common. The Galaxy Buds 2 are not water resistant and you get IPX7 in The Pro. This is another major upgrade. You will get the same comfort and grip while wearing.


ProductSamsung Galaxy buds 2 ProSamsung Galaxy buds 2
Bluetooth versionv5.3v5.3
Bluetooth range10m10m
I/O PortsType-C port for chargingType-C port for charging
LatencyAs usualAs usual
Dual PairingYesYes
Auto PairingYesYes

Talking about connectivity, Both have the Latest Bluetooth v5.3 and support dual pairing. Both lack low-latency mode so gaming would not be okay!

Battery & Charging

ProductSamsung Galaxy buds 2 ProSamsung Galaxy buds 2
Battery Capacity60mAh for buds; 515mAh for caseNot mentioned
Playback time5 hrs for buds; 18 hrs for case5 hrs for buds; 15 hrs for case
Charging time1 hr for buds; 1.5 hrs for case1.5 hours for buds, 1.5 hours for the case
Fast chargingNoNo
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Charging PortType-CType-C

The Galaxy buds 2 are glorified to have 20 hours of total playtime. With ANC, The earbuds run 4.5-5 hrs in our usage. While in the Pro version, The earbuds have the same performance but the case is a little more accommodative, only 3 hours more.

For Charging, Both support wireless charging, None of these have

Fast/Quick/Rapid charging. So you will again have to wait for charging. Can’t figure out, why Samsung doesn’t focus on something impressive.

Sound Quality

ProductSamsung Galaxy buds 2 ProSamsung Galaxy buds 2
Drivers size10mm11mm
Bass QualityGoodGood
360 AudioYesYes
Dolby Head detectYesYes
Audio Quality24-bit16-bit

The main battle begins when it comes to Sound quality. Now to mention first, If you are not an audiophile, You can continue with your Samsung Galaxy Buds 2. Because you would find both impressive as both have 360 Sound support with Dolby head tracking. The Samsung settings app provides Equalizer controls too. The game starts when you start caring more for Bass, Treble, Mids, Peaks, and Lows accuracies.

The melodies become more vibrant when the frequency is accurate. Bass is Optimum but more accurate in the Pro version. The treble is the same and similarly accurate. Mids are more accurate in the Pro version. While lows and peaks are of the same accuracy. This is not worth spending more amount for sure.

What next comes is the Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient mode. Which is far better than Samsung Galaxy Buds 2. Although these have ANC and Ambient modes, The Galaxy Buds 2 is unable to reduce the high-frequency noises. Although not distracting, the noises used to bother me. Now, It doesn’t happen with the Pro version. The Noise cancellation is even more accurate and filters even higher frequencies. And the Ambient mode is more clear.

Price difference

ProductSamsung Galaxy Buds2 ProSamsung Galaxy Buds2
Max PriceRs 17999/-Rs 11999/-
Min PriceRs 13899/-Rs 5990/-
Good to buy for/underRs 16000/-Rs 7000/-
Current Price  

It has been observed that when Galaxy Buds 2 Pro was launched, These were more expensive than they are now. The price has decreased by over 30%. Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have been observed with lows in their price but on special occasions. The Pro version is nearly twice to Galaxy Buds 2 in price.

Should I upgrade from Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 to Buds 2 Pro?

If you want to upgrade, There have to be several reasons. The primary reason is the 24-bit Audio of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Which leads to so expansive Sound clarity. This along with 360 audio and Head detection justifies the price difference alone. Apart from that, there are a few improvements in Battery life, Ambient mode ANC, Microphone clarity, and Sound profiles. These are the reasons why Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is more expensive than the non-Pro version.

So in our answer, It is a big yes! You can buy Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, without any doubt. These will surely justify the price that they ask for. Because there might not be much scope for improvement in any sector but the Sound quality is so vast that can be improved. In the Pro version, It is more neutral to any musical genre.

You should upgrade to Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
You should upgrade to Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 ProSamsung Galaxy Buds2

We have also written a comparison guide on Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro vs Sony wf-1000xm4 in the previous guide which you can check out.

If you finding a lower alternative to Samsung Galaxy Buds2 at the same price then you should check out the best TWS earbuds under Rs 6,000 budget category which has been listed after full testing.

People Also Ask

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 or Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, which one is better for sports?

As per practical uses, Both have similar weight and design. So both are equally good for sports with a secure it.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 or Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, which one has better ANC?

The Pro version has better noise cancellation abilities and Ambient mode.

What is 24-bit Audio quality?

The 24-bit audio quality automatically upscaled quality of the usual sound quality.

What are 360 Audio and Dolby Head tracking?

360 Audio feels like the source of the audio is at one certain point and the sound is coming from that source. When you move your head, the source also moves, The Dolby head tracking makes sure the source point remains stable.

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