Samsung’s New Wireless Earbuds Are Voice-Enabled

Samsung has added voice control to the next generation of its wireless Galaxy Buds.

Due out in early March, the $129 Bluetooth 5.0-enabled earbuds pair seamlessly with Galaxy smartphones and integrate with Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant so you can ask questions or use your voice to make calls, send text messages, and check battery life.

The Galaxy Buds are tuned by acoustics specialists at AKG — one of the brands included in Samsung’s 2017 acquisition of Harman International — to deliver a “natural listening experience” whether you’re listening to music or taking a call. They allow you to hear outside sound so you know what’s going on around you and employ adaptive dual-microphone technology, which switches between inner and outer microphones (in each earbud) to ensure your voice is heard clearly in quiet and loud environments whether you’re talking on the phone or interacting with Bixby.

Battery life is rated for up to 6 hours when streaming via Bluetooth or up to 5 hours when making calls. The Galaxy Buds include a compact charging case that provides an extra 7 hours of run time; a quick charge feature also provides 1.7 hours on a 15-minute charge.

The earbuds are made of lightweight materials for a “24/7 fit” and come in black, white, or yellow.

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Every time these type of IEMs[true wireless] gets released no one ever talk about phone call quality mainly how people on the other end can hear you.To me without knowing that none of the other specs mean much, unless one still just rather hold the phone to the ear, and use this device for everything else, but that's not me.For this kind price they should excel at everything. YMMV.