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Samsung to battle AirPods Pro with noise-cancelling Galaxy Buds+ (report)

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Samsung could soon be launching active noise-cancelling earbuds that would compete with Apple's AirPods Pro.

According to Evan Blass, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (as they'll presumably be called), will be launched around the same time as the upcoming Galaxy S11 smartphone. 

A feature of the older IconX buds—onboard music storage—could also return, according to SamMobile, though otherwise the Buds+ will look the same as the current Galaxy Buds.

When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Buds, we liked their wireless charging capability, six hours of battery life, comfortable design, and good audio capabilities. 

However, since their release last February, Apple released the AirPods Pro, which feature active noise cancellation, a game-changing feature, and propelled them to the top of our best wireless earbuds list. 

Mike Prospero
U.S. Editor-in-Chief, Tom's Guide

Michael A. Prospero is the U.S. Editor-in-Chief for Tom’s Guide. He oversees all evergreen content and oversees the Homes, Smart Home, and Fitness/Wearables categories for the site. In his spare time, he also tests out the latest drones, electric scooters, and smart home gadgets, such as video doorbells. Before his tenure at Tom's Guide, he was the Reviews Editor for Laptop Magazine, a reporter at Fast Company, the Times of Trenton, and, many eons back, an intern at George magazine. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he worked on the campus newspaper The Heights, and then attended the Columbia University school of Journalism. When he’s not testing out the latest running watch, electric scooter, or skiing or training for a marathon, he’s probably using the latest sous vide machine, smoker, or pizza oven, to the delight — or chagrin — of his family.