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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Software Update Promises Improved Active Noise Cancellation

An earlier update also brought some basic improvements including balance and stability adjustments.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Software Update Promises Improved Active Noise Cancellation

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is priced at Rs. 15,990 in India

Highlights
  • Samsung has rolled out a software update for the Galaxy Buds Pro
  • The update brings improved ANC and Ambient Sound performance
  • The true wireless earphones were launched in India in January

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro true wireless earphones are receiving a software update that brings improvements to active noise cancellation and ambient sound modes, among other changes. The premium true wireless earphones were launched in January in India alongside the Samsung Galaxy S21 series of smartphones, and are priced at Rs. 15,990. The latest update appears to be only rolling out in limited countries, and follows an earlier update rollout which brought improvements for the balance, Bixby voice wake-up response time, and better system stability.

The latest software update, reported on by SamMobile, appears to only be available in the US for now, as a quick check with our review unit showed that it's not yet available in India. The update is said to bring improvements for active noise cancellation, ambient sound mode, and system stability and reliability.

Other changes include updates to the operating concept when using a single earpiece has also been implemented. The update is just 2.2MB in size, and can be applied using the Galaxy Wear app for Android or Galaxy Buds app for iOS, where supported and available.

An earlier update for the Galaxy Buds Pro is rolling out widely including in India, which brings core improvements soon after the launch of the earphones. These include balance adjustment, improved Bixby wake-up response, and general stability and reliability tweaks.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earphones are available now in India, priced at Rs. 15,990. The true wireless earphones arrived here just a few months after the launch of the Galaxy Buds Live, and bring a proper in-canal fit, active noise cancellation, wireless charging, and more premium features that put the headset in competition with options such as the Apple AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM3. The Galaxy Buds Pro are designed to work best with Samsung devices, but can be used with any Bluetooth source device including smartphones from other brands.


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  • Design / Comfort
  • Audio Quality
  • Battery Life
  • Value For Money
  • Good
  • Secure, noise isolating fit

  • Decent active noise cancellation

  • Good companion app on Android

  • Detailed, natural sound

  • Good battery life

  • Bad
  • Needs a Samsung source device for best sound quality

  • No iOS app at launch time

  • Voice detect doesn’t always work
Headphone Type In-Ear
Microphone Yes
Connectivity True Wireless Stereo (TWS)
Type Earphones
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Ali Pardiwala writes about audio and video devices for Gadgets 360 out of Mumbai, and has covered the industry for a decade now. Ali is a Senior Reviewer for Gadgets 360, where he has regularly written about televisions, home entertainment, and mobile gaming as well. He is a firm believer in 4K and HDR on televisions, and believes that true wireless earphones are the future of the personal audio industry. Ali is available on Twitter as @AliusPardius and on email at alip@ndtv.com, so do send in ...More
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