Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are some of the best earbuds on the market right now -- especially if you're a Galaxy phone user. And right now, you've got a chance to snag yourself a pair for less. Both Amazon and Best Buy are offering an early Black Friday deal that knocks $60 off the list price, dropping them down to $170. There's no set expiration at Amazon, but Best Buy only has this deal available until 9:59 p.m. PT (12:59 a.m. ET) tonight, so we'd recommend getting your order in before then.
Besides the superior fit, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offer better active noise cancellation, which is improved by about 40%. While they don't compete with high-end models such as the Sony WF-1000XM5, they come close. They also have an excellent transparency mode, although the Buds 2 Pro do lack more fine-tuned noise canceling levels, which is a shame.
It also comes with many other great features for Galaxy device owners. For example, you can get 24-bit audio, unless you're on an Android device that doesn't support One UI, in which case you get AAC audio codec, so you'll miss out on high-res audio tracks. Even so, audio performance is excellent, as you'd expect with earbuds at this price.
In terms of battery life, you get about 5 hours with ANC on and 8 hours with it off, plus another three full charges from the case. The Buds 2 Pro also comes with an IPX7 rating, meaning they're water-resistant. In other words, they can handle sweat or a bit of wind and rain if you like to go jogging.
The Buds 2 Pro are treated by Samsung as a Galaxy accessory, given all the Galaxy-locked features, which isn't necessarily a bad thing considering how popular Galaxy devices are. Even so, that might put you off buying the Buds 2 Pro, in which case it might be worth checking out some of these other earbuds and headphone deals for alternatives. And you can check out our roundups of all the best early Black Friday deals at both Amazon and Best Buy for even more bargains on headphones, as well as TVs, kitchen appliances, smart home devices and much more.
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