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The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro launched 12 days ago on August 26, yet Woot is already reducing them. It’s rare to see a substantial markdown so soon following a product’s release, especially for premium buds.

What’s New?

$230 was competitive with the $280 Sony WF-1000XM4 and $250 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3.

These are the best wireless earphones available. Active noise cancellation and sound profile are improved, while the Buds 2 Pro are smaller and lighter, making them more comfortable for long listening sessions.

Samsung’s multi-point audio may be limited compared to Google Pixel Buds, but they nailed the touch controls.

What’s More?

The edge tap feature lets you control the volume by touching your ear, not the bud, for more consistent results. This Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offer beats the $200 Pixel Buds Pro.

Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds are lighter, smaller, and fuller, with better ANC, sound profile, and touch controls. With a Galaxy Phone, they produce 24-bit sound with a new Samsung codec.

Samsung beats Sony in tiny but major ways, starting with the fit of the Buds 2 Pro vs. WF-1000XM4. When I first started wearing my XM4s, I was in discomfort for a week.

Digging Into More Details

My tragus and antitragus cartilage had to be stretched and twisted to fit the large bud. Once finished, the earbuds fit tightly and rarely fall out (even on roller coasters). Consider Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for small ears.

Sony ships the XM4 with foam tips while Buds 2 Pro uses silicone. Foam tips can help those with regularly shaped ear canals get a better seal, but Silicone tips are easier to clean, easier to size, won’t wear out as quickly, and come in more styles. Silicone tips give my Sony XM4s a better seal and fit.