Samsung Galaxy Buds vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus vs. Jabra Evolve 65T True: And Our Winner Is…

Between the Samsung Galaxy Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus, and Jabra Evolve 65T True; which pair of true wireless earbuds is the best?

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, three highly popular pairs of true wireless earbuds side-by-side facing off. While each pair has its standard ups and downs, they also have their own unique benefits. Depending on what you’re looking for in a pair of true wireless earbuds determines which of these might be the best choice for you. After extensive research, personal experience, and reviews; We formulated an in-depth comparison between each one. May the battle commence!

But first…

What Makes A Pair Of Earbuds Good?

  1. Sound Quality: How good the overall audio quality of music, phone calls, or video.
  2. Comfort: The ability to remain comfortable for extended periods of time without itchiness, annoyance, or ear pain.
  3. Build Quality: The overall durability and longevity. Able to withstand harsh conditions for extended periods of time.
  4. Noise Isolation/ Active Noise Cancelling: If any at all, how well the active noise cancelling or noise isolating abilities are.
  5. Battery Life: How long the battery life of the pair of earbuds is at a full charge. Wired earbuds do not have a battery life.
  6. Added Features: A few examples of added features earbuds offer can be Bluetooth wireless capabilities or a built-in microphone for phone calls.

We compared and contrasted each of these factors for the Samsung Galaxy Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus, and Jabra Evolve 65T True earbuds

Sound Quality

Especially for music listeners, the overall quality of sound is a massive factor in finding your perfect pair of earbuds. There are various factors that impact a pair of earbuds’ sound quality.

Samsung Galaxy Buds
These earbuds produce exceptional sound quality that won’t leave you disappointed. They have a great bass response and decent highs, as well. I give it an 8.8 out of 10 for sound quality.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus
These earbuds produce exceptional sound quality. Each bud has a woofer and tweeter from the famous audio company AKG. The tweeter gives off sparkly highs accentuating every instrument clearly. You will also enjoy its deep and punchy low-end, as well. Compared to other earbuds in this price range, I give it a 9 out of 10 for sound quality.

Jabra Evolve 65T True
In terms of sound quality for music, these earbuds are really good. Not quite as good as the other two, but you will still be relatively satisfied. However, where the audio really shines is its audio quality for phone calls.

Overall, Although the manufacturer didn’t state a sound quality upgrade, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus had a slight advantage to my ears.

Comfort

The ability for earbuds to remain comfortable for extended periods of time without itchiness, annoyance, pressure, or ear pain. Considering many people use earbuds for commute, air travel, or work; Comfort is a vital factor.

Samsung Galaxy Buds
Like the Galaxy Buds+ Plus, you get a few ear tip sizes to fit your ear how you want. These earbuds are very comfortable and fit your ear snug. Considering the nearly identical build as the Galaxy Plus, they are just as comfortable with a 9.6 out of 10.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus
Coming with three adjustable ear tip or wing sizes, you can pick the one that fits your ear best. But for most, the earbuds fit comfortably right out of the box. Like their previous model, you certainly won’t have any issues with their comfort. You’ll basically forget they’re even in. I give them a solid 9.6 out of 10 for comfort. 

Jabra Evolve 65T True
These earbuds are reasonably comfortable and fit securely in your ears. You may need to take a break every 6 hours. Again, they are not as comfortable as the others. 

Overall, both Samsung Galaxy Earbuds are tied for the best comfort.

Build Quality

What good are your amazingly sounding earbuds if they break in a few months? The overall durability and longevity are crucial for any investment you make. Especially for those who need earbuds for commute, it’s important they’re able to withstand vigorous traveling conditions consistently.

Samsung Galaxy Buds
With a sturdy but lightweight build, you will be happy with the overall design. These earbuds and the Galaxy Plus have the same build quality. The material made is high-quality and will leave you satisfied. Not to forget, they offer IPX2 sweat-resistant capabilities, as well.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus
In terms of build, they are light but sturdy. These earbuds are easily able to last a long time. Runners and those who exercise will also appreciate its IPX2 sweat-resistant capabilities.

Jabra Evolve 65T True
For the price, I was expecting better build quality. It’s not bad by any means. However, not as good as it’s price range. The earbuds were a little bulkier than I was expecting, as well. I give it an 8 out of 10 for the build.

Overall, both Samsung Galaxy Earbuds are tied for the better build quality than the Jabra.

Noise Isolation/ Active Noise Cancelling

Don’t be confused between active noise cancelling and noise isolation earbuds. They are both entirely different. Noise-cancelling technology is very unique. Unlike noise-isolating earbuds, noise-cancelling earbuds do not eradicate outside noise by physical insulation. Within the ear cups, they have a mini microphone that picks up the outside environmental noise. It then triggers a frequency entirely opposite to the outside ambient noise. Thus, canceling out most outside ambient sound.

Samsung Galaxy Buds
These earbuds don’t offer active noise cancelling. However, they do provide acceptable passive noise isolation. Strangely, I found their noise isolation abilities didn’t block out as much noise as its earlier version by a slight margin. Overall, I give it an 8.8 out of 10 for blocking out outside noise naturally. These earbuds offer “Ambient Mode,” as well.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus
These earbuds don’t have active noise cancellation capabilities. However, they are very good at blocking out outside noise by natural isolation. Once put in, a significant amount of ambient noise is significantly reduced. Something you may appreciate is its “ambient mode” feature. Once activated, it allows outside sounds into your ears in case you want to be aware of your surroundings. Overall, I give it a 9 out of 10 for passive noise isolation. 

Jabra Evolve 65T True
The Jabra Evolve 65T True does not have active noise cancelling technology. But they do provide very good passive noise isolation. Once put on, a decent amount of outside noise is eliminated. I give it a 7.5 out of 10. 

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus had slightly better noise isolation than its original version to my ears.

Battery Life

Battery life is an overlooked subject when speaking about over-ear earbuds. Obviously, the only earbuds that have a battery life are those which are wireless. Many earbuds on the market do not have wireless capabilities. But for those who do, a more extended battery-life becomes a convenient factor.

Samsung Galaxy Buds
These earbuds offer a decent battery life of 6 hours on a full charge. If you get the version with the charging case, the case adds an additional 7 hours.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus
One of the areas where the Galaxy Plus shines over its original version is its battery life. With an 11-hour battery life, you’re able to use them all day long. The case adds an additional 11 hours of battery life, as well. You will also enjoy how quickly they charge since only 3 minutes of charging gives you an hour of playtime.

Jabra Evolve 65T True
On a full charge, these earbuds give you 5 hours of continuous use. The added charging case adds an additional 15 hours.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus has a dramatically better battery life than the others.

Added Features/Summary

Here we summarize each pair of earbuds and talk about some of the added features.

Samsung Galaxy Buds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds provide decent call quality. It’s not as good as the Plus, however, it’s not bad either. Each earbud has 2 built-in microphones to pick up your voice. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Buds is a great pair of true wireless earbuds running below $200. What I like about them is the option to buy them with or without the wireless charging case.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus
One of the very best attributes these earbuds offer is its superb call quality. Each earbud has two outer microphones and one internal mic. While on the phone, the earbuds filter out outside environmental noises automatically. Even in hectic places, you will be more than pleased with its clear and reliable phone call quality. The charging case coming with the purchase is very convenient and compact, as well. After opening the case, the earbuds automatically pair with the device they were originally paired to. You’ll also appreciate its ability to pair with two devices at once. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus is a fantastic pair of true wireless earbuds for under $200!

Jabra Evolve 65T True
Where these earbuds outperform the rest is their superior phone call quality. These are the first UC-certified true wireless earbuds. With 4-built-in microphones, they provide maximum call clarity in just about any situation. Overall, the Jabra Evolve 65T True is a fantastic pair of earbuds.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus has the best phone call quality by far.

Our Winner

Keep in mind that our opinion is not the end all be all. Like mentioned earlier, everyone has different needs, requirements, and budgets for their earbuds. However, our winner is the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus due to its more extended battery life and improved phone call clarity. We highly recommend it.

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