The coolest new feature is 3D spatial audio, but unfortunately it will only work with Samsung smartphones running Android 11. It simulates a surround sound system, changing the direction the audio is coming from depending on the direction of your head and your phone position. It looks a lot like Apple’s spatial audio introduced a few months ago that uses an accelerometer in the headphones to adjust the audio based on your head position.
Other new features include “Voice Detect”, which can reduce media volume and activate audio transmission when talking. It also added left / right sound balance for people with differential hearing problems. Like the other models, it offers features like ANC with ambient sound options, customizable touch controls, notification readings, a “Find my headphones” option and more.
The Buds Pro are expected to arrive in January with the Galaxy S21 smartphones. There’s obviously no word on pricing yet, but for comparison the Buds + can be found for around $ 150 while the Live Buds cost around $ 170. As such, the Buds Pro should be somewhere north of that.