4 Best Sam­sung Galaxy Buds Plus Alter­na­tives That You Can Buy

Namrata Gogoi

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Plus is a comfortable pair of wireless earphones pair. It offers a sophisticated and subtle sound signature, and carries a bunch of exciting features such as wireless charging, customizable touch-sensitive buttons, Ambient Sound, among others. The battery life isn't bad either. However, not everyone is a fan of them. For one, they lack a pronounced bass, and secondly, they do not give you the option to have multi-device connections if you do not have a Samsung phone.

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So if you are looking for more greener pastures, then you have come to the right place.

Below we have mentioned some of the best alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus earphones. The battery life of these earphones are almost at par, if not better. Plus, all of these are premium Bluetooth 5.0 earphones, meaning you needn't worry about connection lags or stutters. At the same time, the build quality is solid and if you take proper care of them, they will last a long time. More importantly, you will see a different (and better) sound quality when compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus.

Now that we have established that, let's look at some of the best alternatives for the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus.

1. Jaybird Vista: The One for the Gym

  • Battery Life: 6 hours + 10 hours
  • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP Rating: IPX7
Jaybird Vista

If you are looking for a pair of earbuds that you were to the gym without worrying about sweat damage, you can't go wrong with the Jaybird Vista. Wait, if you are alarmed by the name Jaybird, don't be. The company has worked on these earphones and unlike its predecessor, these have excellent Bluetooth connectivity. The connection is consistent and the pairing process is quick. Coming back to the topic, these are IPX7 earbuds, and the best part of these buds is the fit.

The fit of these buds is perfect and the little fins atop the buds help the cause further. They stay glued to your ears even during the most intensive workouts. Unlike the Buds Plus, here you do not get touch-sensitive buttons but physical buttons. Thankfully, the buttons are easy to handle, although they can often turn out to be stiff, which would mean the buds are jamming into the ear canal.

Here too, you can customize the button actions through the Jaybird My Sound app.

When it comes to the audio, the Jaybird Vista helps deliver a balanced sound output coupled with deep bass (see Jay­bird Vista vs. Bose Sound­sport Free). And the JBS1 chipset ensures there's no lag and latency. Though they do not have ANC (the Galaxy Buds Plus also do not have), the seal of the tips helps in getting the proper noise isolation.

Jaybird Vista audio

These gym earphones from Jaybird are rated 4.3-stars out of 5 on Amazon with people praising the sound quality, battery life, and noise isolation.

These little wireless buds bring a battery life of six hours to the table with the case providing an additional ten hours and well, it lives up to its claims.

2. Google Pixel Buds: The Google Experience

  • Battery Life: 5 hours + 24 hours
  • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP Rating: IPX4
Google Pixel Buds

Do you want to control Google Assistant from your ears? If yes, say Hi to Google's Pixel Buds. These second-generation buds not only promise to bring hands-free Google Assistant experience to you, but they also bring an improved sound quality with an eye-catching design. And hey, these buds support wireless charging too.

The best part of the Pixel Buds is that they sport a small and compact design and sit flush against the ear. The fit is snug and comfortable, although some have reported that they tend to hurt the outer ear.

Though the fit is snug, these buds do let in a wee bit of ambient noise, something which you won't see in the Galaxy Buds Plus. On the bright side, this flaw is a godsend if you plan to use the buds mostly outdoors. But if you plan to do some focus-intensive jobs, this might be worth considering.

Apart from that, these tiny buds sound great. They are not bass-heavy (bassheads stay clear), however, they do their best to deliver a clean and delightful experience.

3. Jabra Elite 75t: For the Basshead

  • Battery Life: 6 hours + 2.3 charge cycles
  • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP Rating: IP55
Jabra Elite 75t - caual

One of the first things that you will like about the Jabra Elite 75t is the pronounced bass. It's deep and rich, and the basshead in you will appreciate the thumb of the bass. Above all, Jabra's wireless earphones render a comfortable and snug fit, which you can wear for hours without the slightest feeling of discomfort. The buds bundle physical buttons instead of touch-sensitive buttons, and they can be customized as per your preference. They are light and flexible, which sweetens the deal.

Interestingly these buds have an Ingress Protection rating of 55, meaning they are safe from water and dust to some extent. These make them perfect for low-intensity workouts at the gyms or when you go out for your evening jogs.

The Elite 75t also bundles a feature similar to the Galaxy Buds Plus' Ambient Sound feature. It is aptly named HearThrough and keeps you aware of the ambient surroundings, especially when you are in a crowded environment. And the best part is that you can adjust its degree as per your convenience.

The companion app, which is compatible with both iOS and Android, is feature-rich. Apart from letting you customize the button action, it also comes with EQ settings, a set of preloaded soundscapes, and several customization options.

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One of the interesting features is that the buds can automatically sense when you take them out of the ear, just like the Galaxy Buds Plus. However, they are not independent of the other. You can use only the right bud independently.

4. Beats Powerbeats Pro: The Next Level

  • Battery Life: 9 hours + 2 charge cycles
  • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP Rating: IPX4
Beats Powerbeats Pro

If you want to go all-in and want to have one of the best experiences, you can check the Powerbeats Pro. These buds can be termed as Apple's foray into premium sports audio accessories, and they do they pack a punch. The Powerbeats Pro bundles the proprietary Apple H1 Chip, which brings better sound quality, better connectivity, and improved battery life to the table.

Though these are primarily made for Apple iPhone users, they work well on Android phones, at least when it comes to sound quality. But you do have to keep in mind that you lose features like a hands-free virtual assistant, instant pairing, and automatic switching.

Beats Powerbeats Pro rev

These buds feature an ear hook-design that sits over the ear. It helps to anchor the buds to the ear, and also gives the buds a stylish and trendy look. There's a neat button at the top that lets you control the music or change the volume. And oh, the hook is adjustable. In short, perfect for sports activities too.

These earphones deliver nine hours of battery life with the case providing an additional two cycles. On top of that, you also get your hands on fast charging. A mere 5 minutes charge will get you enough juice to last you an hour.

It provides one of the best experiences with a dynamic sound signature coupled with thumping bass when it comes to sound quality. After all, these are gym earphones.

Get. Set. Go.

These were some of the earphones you can get as an alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus. Before you choose one of them, you will have to set your priorities right, whether you want a pair of rough and tough earphones that you can wear both inside and outside the gym or something you want for casual listening.

Other than that above, there are a couple of affordable alternatives, such as the Creative Outlier Air or the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2.

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Namrata loves writing about products and gadgets. She has been working for Guiding Tech since 2017 and has around three years of experience writing features, how-tos, buying guides, and explainers. Previously she worked as an IT Analyst at TCS, but she found her calling elsewhere.