A substantial saving on a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live earphones
As part of its Black Friday deals, Amazon has cut £74 from the retail price of these Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless headphones.
That brings the cost down to £105, which is an all-time low from the online retailer and a convincing price if you’re in the market for a new pair of earbuds.
When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live earphones, we found a lot to like in their stylish, unobtrusive design, which fits in the small hollows just outside the ear canals. It’s a departure from previous Galaxy Buds, and it makes them a comfortable piece of kit to wear.
“I must admit I had reservations about the new design, fearing that the absence of eartips would lead to fit and comfort issues,” wrote our reviewer, Andy White. “However, I’m pleased to say the Buds Live are very comfortable to wear. Not having silicone tips wedged in your lugholes is extremely freeing, not to mention more hygienic, and the buds don’t shake loose while you’re exercising or running, either. I was able to wear the Buds Live for hours on end without experiencing any ear fatigue whatsoever: it’s not often I can say that about a pair of earbuds.”
One major flaw, however, is what this design means for the earbuds’ active noise cancellation (ANC). Because they don’t seal off the ear canal, there’s little way for them to filter unwanted noise from getting into your head.
“Ultimately there’s next to no reduction in how much external sound makes it into your ears,” lamented White. “Without checking in the app I regularly found myself unsure of whether the feature was even switched on.”
If you’re keen on earphones with strong ANC, you might want to look elsewhere. But, with a very comfortable fit and above-average audio for open earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Live remain a solid piece of kit, especially at this deal price.
If you’re shopping around for Black Friday, be sure to check out our dedicated page, where we’ll be collecting the latest and greatest deals on everything from laptops and games consoles to vacuum cleaners.