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Each bean-shaped earbud weighs 5.6 grams, and the buds are only available in a single size. We’ve seen this play before, and the “one size fits all” approach hardly ever even pans out as “one size fits most” in practice. Even still, Samsung provides two pairs of wing tips (small and large) to secure the earbuds in place along the outer ear, and includes instructions on how to install the earbuds properly for an optimal fit. Samsung asserts these are its most ergonomic earbuds yet, but fellow reviewers and I praised the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus for their comfort. The Galaxy Buds Live buds have a lot to live up to given the hardshell design.
The exterior plate of each bean is touch-capacitive and enables a slew of onboard controls. Users can control playback and volume, call management, and create custom settings that can be chosen from the Galaxy Wearable app. Each earbud has two microphone holes and a bass duct. On the interior side of each earbud are two charging contacts, a spot for wing tip installation, a voice pickup unit (VPU), an air vent, a third microphone, a speaker hole, and an infrared sensor.
The earbud is designed to tune into every moment, with an iconic shape and ergonomic design, a fit that lets in your natural surroundings, and a speaker optimized for a better experience. This is sound made for your ears.