Galaxy Buds FE vs Galaxy Buds 2

Among the many things that we have already discussed in this article, we have made a comparison between the Galaxy Buds 2 headphones, which we have already reviewed and which we have already recommended to you, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE Bluetooth headphones we have just launched.

As with any comparison that we normally conduct, the first thing we will do is bring you a list of specs for each headset from the Korean company that will give you an idea of what each model has to offer. Don’t hesitate to look at them; and they are right here for you to see.

Specifications comparison: Galaxy Buds FE vs Galaxy Buds 2

Samsung Galaxy Buds FE
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Dimensions and weight Headphones: 17.1 x 19.2 x 22.2mm. 5.6 grams.Charging case: 50.0 x 27.7 x 50.0 mm. 40 grams.

Headphones: 17 x 20.9 x 21.1 mm. 5 grams.Charging case: 50 x 50.5 x 27.8 mm. 41.2 grams.
Speakers One way. Two ways.
Sound Compatible with Scalable (Samsung proprietary), AAC, and SBC codecs. 360 audio, compatible with AAC and SBC codecs, sound signed by AKG.
Microphones Triple (2 exteriors + 1 interior), with active noise cancellation (ANC), ambient sound mode and AI-powered deep neural network (DNN) for clearer calls. Triple (2 exterior + 1 interior) with active noise cancellation (ANC) and ambient sound mode.
Battery and autonomy Headphones: 60 mAh, with autonomy of 6 hours with ANC active and 8.5 hours if ANC is deactivated.Case: 479 mAh with autonomy of 30 hours. Charge via USB-C and without wireless charging. Headphones: 61 mAh, with autonomy of 5 hours with ANC active and 7 hours if ANC is deactivated.Case: 472 mAh with autonomy of  29 hours. Charge via USB-C and Qi wireless charging.
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.2, compatible with Bluetooth Audio LE. Bluetooth 5.2, compatible with A2DP, AVRCP and HFP Bluetooth profiles.
Compatibility Android and iOS.
Water and dust resistance IPX2 certification against dripping water.
Sensors and extras Proximity sensor, hall sensor, touch sensor and Bixby voice assistant. Accelerometer, gyro sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor, touch sensor, VPU (voice pickup unit), Bixby voice assistant.

When it comes to sound, the Galaxy Buds 2 takes the lead.

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The sound quality of headphones is one of the most essential aspects of them all. Research has shown that more than 90% of consumers will find the Galaxy Buds 2 to be the best option for them regarding sound quality. In this section, the Galaxy Buds 2 take the prize.

Both Samsung models support AAC SBC codecs, so you can listen to your favourite songs as if in the middle of a concert. With the Galaxy Buds 2, however, you get surround sound technology that gives the feeling that you are in the middle of the concert.

In addition, it is also worth mentioning that the Galaxy Buds 2 are backed by the Austrian company AKG, the company that produces the best sound in the world. The third point that allows the Galaxy Buds 2 to deliver a higher quality sound is that its speakers are two-way, while the Galaxy Buds FE have a one-way speaker.

With all of these factors taken into consideration, the Galaxy Buds 2 will be able to handle a broader range of sound frequencies so that you will be able to listen to music or watch videos with higher-quality sound.

You will find the best noise reduction in the Galaxy Buds FE

The headphones provide active noise cancellation (ANC) and ambient sound mode to control the noise cancellation. In addition, both headphones have three microphones, two external and one internal.

Despite this, the Galaxy Buds FE has the edge since it adds a deep neural network (DNN) function based on artificial intelligence (AI). The use of AI reduces background noise and improves voice quality, making calls more clear and quality.

Autonomy has a small difference, but the Galaxy Buds FE have the advantage in this section.

In terms of autonomy, there is no comparison between the two headphones. Nevertheless, one advantage over the other just barely. To begin with, the Galaxy Buds FE headphones have a battery life of 60mAh and their case has a capacity of 479mAh.

It should be noted that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 headphones have a 61 mAh battery while their case has a 472 mAh battery. However, larger batteries do not guarantee greater autonomy.

Although the Galaxy Buds FE have a smaller battery capacity, they can work for up to 8.5 hours when the ANC is inactive. This is compared to the Galaxy Buds 2, which only reaches 7 hours with the ANC inactive.

In both cases, the Galaxy Buds 2 and FE have similar autonomy limits. However, the Galaxy Buds 2 does not feature wireless charging.

As a result, the Galaxy Buds FE are our top choice regarding greater autonomy.

The Galaxy Buds 2 has more sensors, and both models resist liquids.

Additionally, both Samsung headphones feature IPX2 certification for liquid resistance. Additionally, the Samsung headphones come with proximity sensors, hall sensors, and touch sensors and are compatible with Bixby voice recognition.

With the Galaxy Buds 2, you can reduce outside noise when making calls by incorporating an accelerometer and a voice collecting unit (VPU).

Conclusion: the Galaxy Buds FE win thanks to their autonomy and noise reduction system

After looking at both headphones’ strengths and weaknesses, it has become clear which one is worth buying, and based on the differences between them, the Galaxy Buds FE would be the most suitable option.

As a result of their 360 Audio and two-way speakers, the Galaxy Buds 2 have better audio quality. However, the Galaxy Buds FE have a longer battery life, so they were the winners. In addition, they have a noise reduction system improved with artificial intelligence thanks to the deep neural network (DNN) that enhances call quality.

Even though the Galaxy Buds 2 incorporate a VPU to filter unwanted external noise, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds FE are more recent and can use artificial intelligence to make the balance more even.

Despite these differences, the Galaxy Buds 2 are still good headphones because they have much to offer regarding sound quality. After all, a new version should surpass a previous version regarding functions.

  • 360 Audio and two-way speakers enhance the sound quality of the Galaxy Buds 2.

  • Compared to the previous Samsung model, the Galaxy Buds FE provide greater autonomy.

  • With its deep neural network that takes advantage of artificial intelligence, the Galaxy Buds FE noise reduction system is of higher quality.

  • The Galaxy Buds 2 has a VPU that improves call quality and filters out unwanted noise, as well as being water-resistant.

And what is the cost of each headset?

It costs €99.00 for the Galaxy Buds 2 but €109.00 for the Galaxy Buds FE. Considering the updated technologies incorporated into the latest Samsung headphones and the fact that they perform better in certain areas (such as autonomy), it is not surprising that they are more expensive. The price difference is ridiculous, without a doubt.

Let us know which headphones you will purchase. Would you like us to compare other headphones to see which has the most excellent sound? Leave a comment and share this article if you enjoyed it.

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