Samsung introduces its new “Fan Edition” earbuds that are reminiscent of the original Galaxy Buds in design. Meanwhile, their charging case draws inspiration from the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. The earbuds sport a unique circular design with an ovular antenna/touch interface centered, flanked by two outer microphone holes. The side that faces the ear is equipped with pogo pins for charging, a touch-sensitive sensor, an ear tip, and a speaker.
The DesignA nostalgic touch, the Buds FE revives the wingtips, an element we last saw with the original Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Buds Plus. These wingtips ensure enhanced stability and comfort during wear. Users have the flexibility to choose between two sizes of wingtips, and the Buds FE also includes three different ear tip sizes. Despite being a budget-tier option, the earbuds boast a suite of features. One of the highlights is the active noise cancellation (ANC) – a feature even the rival Pixel Buds A-Series lacks. Other notable features include an Ambient Sound mode, Voice Assistant, Voice Wake-up, effortless pairing with Auto Switch, and SmartThings Find with Lost Mode for those moments when they might go missing. Furthermore, the IPX2 rating of the Galaxy Buds FE provides a layer of protection against minor water splashes, which is particularly beneficial for those who may find themselves caught in light rain or exposed to sweat during exercise. This feature, while not designed for submersion in water, nonetheless extends the versatility and practicality of the earbuds, catering to a wider range of environments and conditions.
PerformanceThe sound quality of the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE is impressive, particularly given its budget-friendly price point. The active noise cancellation (ANC) feature is a standout, effectively blocking out ambient noise to provide an immersive listening experience. The ambient sound amplification feature is another notable inclusion. This feature allows you to amplify the sounds in your environment, making it easier to have conversations or stay aware of your surroundings while listening to music or taking a call. This is especially useful in work settings or while commuting, where staying connected to your surroundings can be important for safety and convenience.
The inclusion of these features in the Galaxy Buds FE showcases Samsung’s commitment to providing quality audio experiences at an accessible price point. With the ability to both block out unwanted noise and amplify necessary sounds, the Galaxy Buds FE offers a versatile and comprehensive audio experience that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning listeners.
Battery and ChargingAs for the charging case, the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE reflects the straightforward and user-friendly design philosophy that has become synonymous with Samsung’s Galaxy line. With its compact and ergonomic design, the case is easy to handle, making it convenient for on-the-go users who need to recharge their earbuds while out and about. One of the highlights of the charging case is its seamless integration with Samsung Galaxy phones. The process of pairing the Galaxy Buds FE with a Samsung Galaxy phone is delightfully simple and intuitive. As soon as the case is opened, the phone immediately recognizes the presence of the Galaxy Buds FE, streamlining the pairing process and allowing users to get started with their audio experience in no time. However, it’s worth noting that the charging case of the Galaxy Buds FE does not support wireless charging. While this feature has become increasingly common in many modern earbuds, its absence in the Galaxy Buds FE is a minor drawback. Despite this, the case remains a crucial component of the overall package, providing not only a means to recharge the earbuds but also a protective shell to keep them safe from damage when not in use. The Samsung Galaxy Buds FE stands out when it comes to battery life. With a full charge, you can enjoy up to 9 hours of uninterrupted music playback with ANC turned off. If you opt to use the active noise cancellation feature, you’ll still get a respectable 6 hours of battery life. The included charging case further extends the earbuds’ battery life, providing an additional 15 hours of playback time with ANC turned on and up to 21 hours with ANC turned off. This totals to an impressive 21 hours of battery life with ANC and up to 30 hours without ANC. This is noteworthy, as these battery life ratings surpass those of the Galaxy Buds 2 and Buds 2 Pro, which are higher-end models. The longer battery life can be attributed to the slightly larger batteries housed in each earbud. Such long-lasting battery life ensures that you can rely on the Galaxy Buds FE for extended periods of use, making them a great companion for long commutes, workouts, or even work sessions. With these earbuds, you won’t find yourself reaching for the charger frequently, which adds to the convenience and user-friendliness of the device.
In conclusion, if you’re in need of reliable and budget-friendly true wireless earbuds, the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE should definitely be on your radar. With its combination of quality, functionality, and affordability, it’s hard to find a better deal out there. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your hands on these fantastic earbuds, along with the free Minion Buds Case and custom Minion theme for your Galaxy phone, while supplies last.