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?

There are a few differences between the two True-Wireless Headphones. Let's take a closer look at the points in comparison between the SoundSport Free from Bose and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live.

Which headphones have the better 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, which is of course better. With a lower battery life of up to 5,0 hours, the Bose SoundSport Free scores worse at this point. Depending on the settings, the battery life turns out significantly lower. The specifications always refer to the ideal case.

For true-wireless headphones, an additional battery in the case has become popular. This way the headphones gain more battery life and can be conveniently charged on the go. Here the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live* offers more power overall. With Case, the headphones have a battery life of up to 21,0 hours. With the Bose SoundSport Free, the battery life is up to 15,0 hours.

Wie werden die Kopfhörer geladen?

Die Ladeanschlüsse der Kopfhöhrer unterscheiden sich. Der Bose SoundSport Free wird per Micro-USB geladen. Der Samsung Galaxy Buds Live hat einen USB-C Anschluss.

Ein höhrer Standard ist hier immer besser. Die Ladedauer wird verkürzt und du kannst, wenn alle Geräte aktuell sind, die gleichen Kabel nutzen.

Die Ladedauer der Geräte:

From the comparison, only the case from the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live can also be wired charged. This is also called the Qi charging function. The Bose SoundSport Free does not have this option out of the box.

Noise Cancelling: ANC

Active noise cancellation is becoming more and more important, but it is not included in every headphone. In the comparison, Bose SoundSport Free vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, only the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offers the practical ANC (Active Noise Cancelling).

How many microphones are there?

Let's move on to the topic of microphones, which also have an impact on voice quality and noise cancellation. Most headphones no longer relied on just one microphone, but several. Here, with 3 microphones per earbud, there is no difference.

Welche Bluetooth Version ist verbaut?

Die beiden TWS-Kopfhörer aus dem Vergleich laufen über Bluetooth. Eine höhere Version ist hier immer besser und wirkt sich auf die Übertragung wie auch den Energieverbrauch aus. Vergleichn wir hier den Bose SoundSport Free und Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, sehen wir Unterschiede:

  • Bose SoundSport Free: Bluetooth 4.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: Bluetooth 5.0
Der Samsung Galaxy Buds Live* bietet dir damit einen neueren und besseren Standard im Punkt Bluetooth.

Can the earbuds be used separately?

The right earbud can be used independently of the left earbud on almost any 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 changeable attachments?

For better carrying comfort, both wireless headphones from the comparison offer interchangeable attachments. The number of pieces is also identical with . Thus, we have no winner and no loser at this point.

Are the headphones waterproof?

Both headphones from the comparison have IP certification. However, the degree of protection is different. The Bose SoundSport Free is certified with IPX4. With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, you get 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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