I asked a friend to buy this “Mystic Bronze” color Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the factory date is 2020.08.05, the model is SM-R180, and there is an anti-counterfeiting verification code on the side of the box for inquiries.
I can’t wait to open the box, and first took out the earphone box. Compared with the oval or rectangular charging case made by some manufacturers, Samsung’s jewelry box-like design is smaller and portable in the hands of little girls. , One-handed holding will not cause any problems.
The product package contains earphones, charging case, Type-C data cable, instruction manual, warranty card and two sets of ear pads. If you cannot find the instruction manual, it is because it may be stuck in the box.
Opening the charging case, the front looks like it should be similar to a traditional bluetooth earphones, except for the golden pink appearance. Both the charging case and the earphones have L/R logos, and are equipped with a status indicator light for earphones charging.
But when I took it out of the charging case, I was shocked. What? Can it listen to songs? Where is the tube of the earphone? Where’s the earmuffs? How to use without catheter and earmuffs? I have used earphones for ten years, and this is the first time I have seen this kind of earphones that don’t even need catheters and earmuffs. You say it is a non-in-ear flat-head earphones design, but flat-head headphones are all round in shape, and to be honest, if the non-ear style is not soundproof, it is not the type of earphones I like.
After holding it in my hand for a long time, it didn’t stop the surprise in my heart, but it felt very comfortable in my hand. This polished smooth finish is said to be inspired by the outer shell of the jewelry box, which is very dazzling.
The shape of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live is particularly like “broad beans”, in short it is very fun, this design can be said to be quite unique.
Before I read the instructions, I really didn’t know how to wear it. To be honest, without the catheter and earmuffs, I don’t know what to do.
Okay, let’s get serious. Next, I will tell you the correct way to wear the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: 1. Check the direction of the earphones, and pay attention to the lower part of the earphones (with speaker holes) aligned with the ear canal. 2. Put the earphone into the ear canal with a little force, and adjust the direction by rotating it properly, and then until the upper part fits the outer pinna. Be careful not to consider the problem that it does not have earmuffs and is not round. In fact, it inserts the semicircle at the bottom into your ear canal to match the overall “broad bean” shape, although there is no round earmuffs. , But in fact, after wearing it correctly, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live is also quite soundproof, and personally feel that it has almost reached the soundproof effect of in-ear headphones.
I don’t think there is any need to talk about the portability of Galaxy Buds Live. With such a small charging case, a little girl can hold it with one hand. It’s okay to just put it in your pocket.
As for the wearing comfort that many netizens are concerned about, it is not easy to drop. Here I tell everyone responsibly, run with confidence, if you throw off your bag, it will not fall off, because it fits the auricle very closely, and it feels more difficult to fall off than traditional in-ear headphones.
Since my phone is not a Samsung phone, I cannot experience the pop-up window of the earphones connection. If you are using a Samsung phone and have the Galaxy Wearable APP, you can also view the status of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in real time and customize settings. For Android phones, remember to turn on the HD audio of the bluetooth interface, the sound quality will be more lossless and high-definition. If it is a Samsung mobile phone, Buds Live also supports using your voice to directly wake up Bixby in the mobile phone in real time for voice interaction.
To be honest, if the front end of your player is a mobile phone, then the tuning orientation of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live is basically the same as that of Samsung Buds. Because its mid-low frequency has always been its strong point, Cai Qin’s 《渡口》 drums have deep low-frequency extension and great texture. The mid-frequency vocals are mellow and there are more surprises when listening to female voices. But if you talk about high frequencies, audiophiles may feel that it is not bright enough, but not everyone feels that way, so I am noncommittal about high frequencies and can only say that my listening orientation has always been very good for AKG.
In terms of battery life, it can be played for 6 hours with a full charge, and it can be up to 21 hours with the charging case. In extreme cases, a temporary charging of 5 minutes can also provide about 1 hour of playback time.
The operation of the Galaxy Buds Live earphones is more in line with the logic of normal people. Click the outline of the earphones to play/pause, double-click for the next song (double-click during a call to hang up), and triple-click for the previous song. Note that the key part is here The biggest difference between this Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Samsung Buds is that apart from the unique broad bean design, the biggest difference is that Samsung Buds Live is equipped with a smarter ANC active noise reduction function, which can be turned on by long pressing.
The above are the emoticons of beautiful girls who have never experienced Samsung’s Buds Live active noise reduction function. haha, she was “stunned” instantly. In fact, it is not that she has never heard of active noise reduction headphones. This technology is not only available in the past two years. As early as 2009, I have heard of the Sony NC50 and later Sony and Audio-Technica.
However, noise reduction is the greatest help for music enthusiasts who are often in noisy environments, and noise reduction is indeed “visible”. However, Samsung’s Buds Live’s active noise reduction really has some new technologies in it this time. Samsung Galaxy’s first wireless earphones that supports ANC active noise reduction is designed to pick up sound through a microphone to effectively reduce background noise while simultaneously The human voice frequency band is isolated separately. What does it mean? It is equivalent to performing active noise reduction without missing important information such as vocals and notifications. This means that even if you turn on active noise reduction, the voice of your friends and you will not be severely reduced. I can still hear the voice of my friend very clearly.
I personally guess that the ANC active noise reduction design of Samsung and AKG is like a high- and low-pass filter for the external sound band, only the low-frequency noise is greatly attenuated and reduced, while the mid-frequency human voice is well preserved. . The above point of view is just a personal guess. In short, it feels like the high- and low-pass filtering function in GoldWave that I usually use.
If you carefully observe the earphones, there are two obvious microphones on the outer contours of the left and right earphones, and the upper part of the inner side actually has a microphone each, which means that there are 3 microphones on the left and right earphones. According to the official statement, The voice pickup unit can also sense your jaw movement and convert its vibration data into voice signals to reduce interference and provide clearer sound quality, even in noisy environments. This is a bit “black technology”, can it still sense my chin?
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has 3 color combinations: Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black. Black is too black, white is too white, and gold matches the skin color. So I think gold is really the best looking and perfect of the three colors in Galaxy Buds Live. .Combining the above unique and fashionable appearance, wearing, sound quality, and ANC active noise reduction with vocal preservation, I believe that Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has received many orders from music enthusiasts. BTW, if you are an old Samsung Buds user, you don’t need to ask if Buds Live is good. Really, I will use this earphones for a long time, which is enough to show whether it is good or not.
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