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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

Michael A. Prospero is the deputy editor at Tom’s Guide overseeing the home, smart home, drones, and fitness/wearables categories, as well as all buying guides and other evergreen content. When he’s not testing out the latest running watch, skiing or training for a marathon, he’s probably using the latest sous vide machine or some other cooking gadget.