Bose SoundSport Free vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Live - Where are the differences?

Brand
Bose
Samsung
Product name
SoundSport Free
Galaxy Buds Live
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Only differences
Battery
Battery life
Battery life
5,0 hours
Battery life
6,0 hours
Battery life with case
Battery life with case
15,0 hours
Battery life with case
21,0 hours
Quick charge
Chargetime
Chargetime
15,0 minutes
Chargetime
5,0 minutes
Playtime
Playtime
0,8 hours
Playtime
1,0 hours
Periphery
Recharge
Recharge
Micro-USB
Recharge
USB-C
Qi Charging (Wireless)
Qi Charging (Wireless)
No
Qi Charging (Wireless)
Yes
Noise cancelling
ANC
ANC
No
ANC
Yes
Microphone
Available
Available
Yes
Available
Yes
Quantity
Quantity
3
Quantity
3
Sensors
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Version
4.1
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Mono-Modus
Left
Left
No
Left
Yes
Right
Right
Yes
Right
Yes
Essays
Amount
Amount
3
Amount
2
Changeable
Changeable
Yes
Changeable
Yes
Waterproof
Certification
Certification
IPX4
Certification
IPX2
Special features
Antibacterial
Antibacterial
Antibacterial
No

Where are the differences?

The Bose SoundSport Free true wireless headphones differ a few points from the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. Let's go into the differences in detail.

What about the battery life?

A crucial point for headphones without cables is always the battery life. Here, many headphones differ and the capacity grows from year to year. The battery life of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live is longer here with 6,0 hours. With a lower battery life of up to 5,0 hours, the Bose SoundSport Free scores worse at this point.

An additional battery in the case has become popular for true wireless headphones. Thus, the headphones can be conveniently charged on the go and have a longer battery life overall. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live* is in front here. The headphones offer a battery life of up to 21,0 hours with a case. The battery life of the Bose SoundSport Free is up to 15,0 hours.

How to charge the headphones?

The charging ports of the headphones differ. The Bose SoundSport Free is charged via Micro-USB. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a USB-C connector.

The charging time of the devices:

From the comparison, only the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live can be charged wirelessly. The Bose SoundSport Free does not have this option out of the box.

Noise Cancelling

Many headphones offer some form of noise cancellation. However, it is not true Active Noise Cancelling (ANC for short) in all of them. In this comparison only the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offers ANC.

Microphones

Let's talk about the microphones, which also have an impact on voice quality and noise suppression. Most headphones no longer rely on just one microphone, but on several. Here, both headphones with 3 microphones per earbud perform the same.

Bluetooth Version

Of course, both TWS headphones work over Bluetooth. However, the version is different. With Bluetooth in the 5.0 version, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offers a newer and higher standard. The Bose SoundSport Free has Bluetooth installed in the 4.1 version. Newer Bluetooth versions offer more stability in the connection and also a better range.

Can the ear studs be used separately?

The right earpiece can also be used independently of the left earpiece in almost every true wireless headphone. This is also the case with both devices from this comparison. Rarely, the left headphone can be used separately, because they work in dependency of the right ear plug. Mostly the right headphone is the so called master. Only with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live you get this handy function.

Are there interchangeable attachments?

For better wearing comfort, both headphones from the comparison offer changeable attachments. However, the number of attachments is different. The Bose SoundSport Free offers 3 pieces. With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live you get 2 at the number.

Are the headphones waterproof?

Both headphones from the comparison have IP certification. The Bose SoundSport Free is certified with IPX4. With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live you get an IPX2 certification. However, an IP certification does not directly mean waterproof. Depending on the certification, the headphones are only water- or sweat-resistant. However, a higher number in the certification is generally better. With Bluetooth headphones, there is also the problem that Bluetooth is disturbed by water. Thus, the use when swimming is only possible with special headphones.

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