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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (2020)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (2020)
alaScore 93

37 reviews

Jan, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (2020). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the portability and reliability. The comfort and design are also appreciated, but the usability and noise isolation get negative opinions.

sound, design, comfort, reliability, portability

noise isolation, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review


Samsung's bean-shaped true wireless earbuds have a lot going for them but a few major problems keep them from competing with class leaders like the Sony WF-1000XM3.

Surprisingly good fit Extra helping of bass Combined 20-hour battery life

Middling sound quality Poor noise cancellation Low IP rating

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are good – but not great – true wireless earbuds. They have a number of neat features and offer a combined 28-hour battery life, but their sound isn’t amazing, and the noise cancellation has a lot of room for improvement....

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review


Samsung's most ambitious wireless earbuds to date

Comfortable, clever design ; Impressive bass weight ; Clear and open presentation

Beaten for timing and dynamics ; Charging case issues ; Some bugs in the system

Samsung’s ambitious wireless earbuds boast a neat design and tick a lot of boxes, but the sound quality and software need to be better

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review


The Galaxy Buds Live are Samsung's latest true wireless earbuds.

Great-sounding Packed with features Active noise cancellation

Low IP rating

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live deliver a well-balanced sound and active noise cancellation, wrapped up in a unique bean-shaped design that we haven't seen in a pair of true wireless earbuds before.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: Finally, something different


A unique look for a unique pair of true wireless headphones. But is Samsung's take actually any good?

Unique design ; Comfortable to wear for long periods ; Good battery life ; Decent sound quality ; Plenty of features

Lack of isolation reduces effectiveness of active noise-cancellation

A unique design that's comfortable to wear, sounds great, offering customisation through the accompanying app. But without a proper seal, Samsung can't deliver the active noise cancellation (ANC) as effectively as some rivals.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review


These metallic jelly beans are earphones from the future

Surprisingly comfortable ; Solid battery life ; They have ANC

Sound basic next to the best rivals

An ingenious design that should inspire some imitators, but sound quality needs to catch up

Nov, 2020

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live


The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offer solid sound and an unexpectedly comfortable fit, but don't get your hopes up for the active noise cancellation.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Andy White (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: Discounts on all colourways


While the clever new design proves a hit, the Galaxy Buds Live are severely let down by ineffective ANC

Stylish, unobtrusive design ; Comfortable fit ; Decent bass reproduction

Ineffective noise-cancellation ; Restrictive touch controls ; Only IPX2 rated

Sep, 2020

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: Unique design, poor execution


Samsung's latest true wireless earbuds have a unique “open type” design that will keep you from cramming them in your ears. While that does make them a bit more comfortable, you do have to sacrifice sound quality and the effectiveness of ANC. There are...

Always-on Bixby ; Customizable touch controls ; Wireless charging case ; iOS compatibility

Subpar sound quality (especially at high volumes) ; ANC disappoints ; Battery life suffers with the most attractive features ; Fit takes some getting used to

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: cool beans


Turns out, making bean-shaped earbuds was a good idea.

Bold, unconventional design ; Lengthy battery life ; Powerful, balanced sound

Noise cancellation isn’t good for much ; Might not fit the smallest ears ; Occasional signal interference

Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Live have a very unique, bean-shaped design that sets them apart from AirPods. They sit in your ears without any silicone ear tips, but they still deliver good sound quality and long battery life.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review


Design doesn't plug up your ears ; Solid battery life and Bluetooth range

Poor noise cancellation ; Mediocre sound quality ; Bixby often gets confused

Samsung's bean-shaped, wire-free Galaxy Buds Live earphones are high on innovation, but fall short on noise cancellation.

Aug, 2020