AirPods 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Which one you should buy

Nov 1, 2021

By: Shadab Rabbani


The AirPods 3 is compact but features Apple’s iconic stem design that sticks out while the Galaxy Buds Pro are larger in size and sit closer to the ears.

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Even though the AirPods 3 are lightweight, they do not come with interchangeable eartips, while Galaxy Buds Pro are bulkier but come with extra eartips.

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Water resistance

The AirPods 3 are rated IPX4 for water and sweat resistance against Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro that comes with IPX7 rating.

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Battery Life

The AirPods 3 claim to offer up to 6 hours of listening time on a single charge with, against Galaxy Buds Pro’s 5 hours.

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Charging Case

With the charging case, AirPods 3 can provide up to 30 hours of listening time while Galaxy Buds Pro can provide a maximum of 28 hours of play time.

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Active Noise Cancellation

The AirPods 3 do not offer active noise cancellation while the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes with ANC support.

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Audio features

The AirPods 3 offers spatial audio that can provide an immersive listening experience, while the Buds Pro comes with Dolby Head Tracking technology that claims to offer similar experience.

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The Apple AirPods 3 start at ₹18,500 officially, while the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro carries a retail price of ₹10,990.

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Which one should you buy?

Since most specs are comparable, the AirPods 3 are most suited with Apple devices, while the Buds Pro offers more features with Samsung smartphones such as Bixby support.

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