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Top 5 Best Samsung Galaxy Headphones and Earbuds

In this list of the top 5 best headphones for the Samsung Galaxy (S10, S9, and earlier), we are looking at high-quality wired and wireless headphones with microphones that are good for Samsung phones as good headphones and headsets.

Wireless headphones for Samsung phones are more comfortable but more expensive. So, we looked at one good wired option.

How much do headphones for Samsung Galaxy cost?

Phones today (for example, the Samsung Galaxy) are the primary source of music for most people. Phones have good sound for when you’re on the road and have a ton of other functions.

Only people who are audiophiles buy separate portable players.

Galaxy Buds black, white, grey and yellow

Headphones for smartphones (not just Samsung) can cost just about any amount from 5-10 dollar cheap wired headphones for $500 and more for “sophisticated” wireless headphones with a large number of important functions.

High-quality wired earbuds can be found for $20-50. They have good sound and fit well in your pocket. There isn’t much reason to buy more expensive wired headphones for Samsung phones since good, cheap ones can use the full potential of the phone and wired headphones for $100 or more are best used with mp3 players since a phone can’t use all of their capabilities.

Young woman is using Samsung U Flex EO-BG950 outside

The price for wireless Samsung headphones usually varies from $50-70 to $200-300. But you can buy more expensive ones if you need their extra functions. Bluetooth adds a lot to the cost of many headphones. And the sound is noticeably worse than in wired headphones.

However, Bluetooth headphones for around $100 can realize the potential of Samsung phones as a music source, at least, and they give you freedom from cables.

How much does the included headphones for Samsung Galaxy and other phones cost?

Now, included headphones when you buy a phone aren’t seen often, but Samsung still has a few. For example, there were good AKG EO-IG955 wired headphones with the Galaxy S8 that you could buy for cheap.

It’s an excellent gift for a good phone. However, if it’s a gift or if the price is included with the phone is an unanswered question.

Best Samsung galaxy earbuds (AKG) EO-IG955

Apple iPhones used to include EarPods, which cost $30-40 depending on the plug (3.5 mm or lightning) with all their new phones. But AirPods have never been included, even with the most expensive iPhones.

Apple EarPods Lightning for iPhone

Galaxy Buds are new (released in 2019) true wireless headphones that are included with the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10. And they cost on average $155. It’s not bad at all for included headphones.

Is it worth buying wired headphones (3.5 mm plug) for Samsung Galaxy?

The Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t have a 3.5 mm jack so you can only connect headphones with Bluetooth or USB-C. But, for now, it’s just an early sign. The other flagship, the Galaxy S10, still has the typical mini-jack.

samsung galaxy buds black color no background

Considering that Apple some time ago stopped using 3.5 mm jacks in their phones, I think that Samsung won’t repeat this in the near future (at least, not in both top models), which will be something to use in competition.

But, no matter what, wireless headphones are more relevant and universal for Samsung phones right now. But, if you want good sound for cheaper then getting wired headphones with a mini-jack is worth it. In any case, it won’t be a shame when you stop using them.

Top 5 Best Headphones and Earbuds for Samsung Galaxy

Mifo O5 Pro

MIFO O5 Pro Gray with microphone

Mifo O5 Pro are comparatively inexpensive intra-canal true wireless headphones for phones, including Samsung ones. The main gimmick is the battery life. Up to 6 hours on one charge and 100 hours with the case.

Other than that, they’re small and comfortable. You barely feel them and they won’t fall out. And the sound isn’t bad at all for the price region. The Professional version has a reinforced speaker and the Standard’s have a dynamic one.

One of the most attention-worthy, little-known Chinese models.

Features & Characteristics

  • Type: true wireless earbuds
  • Standard: Electrodynamic speaker
  • Professional: Reinforced speaker
  • Speaker size: 6 mm
  • Impedance: 32 Om
  • Frequency: 20 – 20000 Hz
  • Mic sensitivity: 42 Db
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Working radius: up to 20 meters
  • Supported profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, SPP, PBAP
  • Supported coders: SBC, AAC
  • Headphone battery size: 60mAh
  • Case battery size: 2600mAh
  • Battery life: about 6 hours
  • Charge time: 2 hours
  • Battery life with the case: up to 100 hours (15 charges)
  • Case size: 30x45x76 mm
  • Headphone size: 16.8×22.5×22.5 mm
  • Headphone weight: 4.6 g
  • Case weight: 106.8 g

Package Contents

  • Headphones
  • Charging case
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • 7 pairs of ear covers
  • Documentation

Frequency Response Chart

Mifo O5 frequency response chart

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound. For the price and type of headphones, the sound is detailed, even, and natural. The headphones can be equated to wired competitors. Mifo O5 pro are true wireless headphones that are very good for Samsung Galaxy phones.
  • Battery life. Up to 6 hours on one charge and 100 with the case. It’s a record.
  • Design and material. High-quality assembly and a stylish appearance. The metal case and the capsules are made from good plastic. And they look very nice, primarily, thanks to the sleek metallic design.
  • Wearability. The headphones are reliable and are comfortable in your ears. This is thanks to the ergonomic form and wide variety of earbud covers.
  • IP67 protection.
  • Price for quality. It is worth the price of the professional version. And it seems the standard version is worth its price as well.

 The Bad 

  • The case. It’s really heavy and quite big in your pock if you wear tight jeans. And the lid is almost impossible to open one-handed.
  • Button placement. It seems illogical. A symmetrical arrangement would be better.
  • Lag. It’s infrequent but happens.

Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro 2

Xiaomi ZBW4423TY Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro 2 inner parts

Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro 2 are hybrid vacuum wired headphones with a microphone that is good for Samsung phones. High-quality sound for the price and the modest design make these stand out. Even though the appearance actually makes them look like nameless Chinese copies.

But the sound is good. The bass is powerful, but the sound is more or less balanced. The detail isn’t bad. Subjectively, they are better than many more expensive, similar headphones.

Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro 2 are excellent wired headphones for Samsung phones. But the volume control only works on Android: You can only start and pause on iOS.

Features & Characteristics

  • Design: intra-canal
  • Speaker type: 1 dynamic, 1 reinforced
  • Weight: 14 g
  • Impedance: 32 Om
  • Frequency range: 20-20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 100 Db
  • Maximum power: 5MW
  • Port: mini-jack 3.5 mm (L shaped)
  • Cable length: 1.25m
  • Controls: Volume up/down (only on Android) and start/pause

Package Contents

  • Headphones
  • 3 pairs of replacement ear covers;
  • Documentation

Frequency Response Chart

Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro 2 frequency response chart

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound. Hybrid headphones give sound quality that higher than their price. The bass is powerful, but not overpowering. There’s a clean mid and good high notes for a good result.
  • They are cheap, and they’re high-quality. Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro 2 are wired headphones with a microphone and pleasant sound that are good for Samsung headphones.
  • Comfort. They comfortably sit in most users’ ears. You can easily listen to music for hours.

 The Bad 

  • Packaging and contents. The box looks extremely cheap, and there isn’t even a transport pouch included which makes it feel like “bad” China.
  • Compatibility. The controls partially don’t work with iOS devices. Just the middle button (start/pause) works. However, if you are looking at them for Samsung phones, it isn’t negative at all.
  • Cheap appearance. Overall, the Pro HD model, for example, looks more presentable, and these headphones look like plastic knock-offs (but they aren’t).

Xiaomi AirDots Pro

Xiaomi Mi AirDots Wireless Headphones case and earbuds

Xiaomi AirDots Pro are intra-canal true wireless Bluetooth headphones for Samsung phones. And they even look quite like the legendary model from Samsung’s main competitor. For a noticeably lower cost than the Airports, you have IPX4 protection, active noise canceling and absolutely decent sound.

The active noise canceling works, but not as good as the best on the market. But in combination with excellent passive noise-canceling, there’s a high level of comfort in the metro.

The sound is perfect for modern popular music. It’s not the best, but it’s good and won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth which is already very good for such headphones.

Features & Characteristics

  • Design: intra-canal, true wireless
  • Speaker type: dynamic
  • Headphones + case weight: 58 grams
  • One headphone weighs 5.8 grams
  • Case size: 50x40x30 mm
  • Case battery size: 410 mAh
  • Up to three hours of music on one charge
  • Up to 10 hours with the case
  • Charge time: 40-60 minutes
  • Active noise canceling
  • AAC coder support
  • Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, Hands-free, Headset
  • IPX4 waterproofing
  • Sensor controls
  • Voice assistant support
  • Works as a headset
  • Impedance: 16 Om
  • Frequency range: 20-20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 93 +- 3 Db
  • Charging port: USB-C
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Working radius: 10 meters

Package Contents

  • Headphones
  • Charging case
  • 3 pairs of replacement ear covers
  • Charging cable
  • Documentation

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Price. Isn’t bad for an AirPods analog.
  • Comfort. They comfortably and reliably stay in your ear, aren’t bulky and don’t hurt after a long time.
  • Connection quality. No interruptions or artifacts in a 10-meter radius.
  • Sound quality. The progress is similar to the AirDots, which is good.
  • Active noise canceling. It’s useful, especially in the metro.
  • IPX4 waterproofing. It provides extra peace of mind in the gym or on walks. Xiaomi AirDots Pro are high-quality Bluetooth headphones for Samsung phones.

 The Bad 

  • Battery life. I would want more than 3 hours (up to 10 with the case), although it’s enough for daily needs.
  • Audio de-syncs with video up to 2 seconds, or up to 5 in games. This is characteristic of almost all wireless headphones.
  • Headphones. It’s not critical, but they noticeably jut out of your ears, and the large case won’t fit comfortably in every pocket.
  • Charge indication. There are 2 levels which aren’t enough to comfortably follow the charge level.

Galaxy Buds

Samsung Galaxy Buds Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds

Samsung Galaxy Buds are true wireless earbuds and the original ones that are included with Samsung Galaxy phones. These headphones are maybe the best included headphones with various phones. Apple has never included AirPods with their iPhones.

The sound isn’t bad, they stay in reliably, they charge wirelessly (even from the same Samsung phone that’s included) and good battery life on one charge (up to 5 hours) are the main, and excellent, benefits of these headphones.

There are, of course, nuances (like the “surroundings” system), but nothing critical. In general, for their price, the headphones are worth it in the modern market. But those who got them included with their phone are probably ecstatic.

Features & Characteristics

  • Design: intra-canal, true wireless
  • Speaker type: dynamic
  • Controls: sensor
  • Case weight: 39.6 g
  • Headphone weight: 5.6 g
  • Headphone size: 17.5×19.2×22.3 mm
  • Case size: 70×38.8×26.5 mm
  • Battery size: 58 mAh (6 hours of music or 4 hours of call)
  • Case battery size: 252 mAh (7 hours of an additional charge)
  • 15 minutes of charge gives 100 minutes of music
  • IPX2 waterproofing
  • Charging port: USB-C
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Supported coders: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, AAC, and SBC
  • Wireless charging
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and touch detectors
  • Ambient Sound

Package Contents

  • Headphones;
  • A few pairs of replaceable ear covers
  • Charging case
  • USB-C cable
  • Documentation

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Good sound No strong accent on bass. Excellent detail and linear sound. Universality: suitable for modern music.
  • Long battery life on one charge. 5+ hours at a comfortable volume is a good result although there are now longer-living options.
  • Feel good in your ear. Comfortably and reliable, for a few hours in the office or on the run.
  • IPX2 protection and qualities. Comfortable controls, functional app, and fitness-function aren’t bad.
  • Wireless charging. I hope this trend continues with True Wireless headphones. Galaxy Buds are fabulous original headphones included with Samsung Galaxy phones.

 The Bad 

  • All battery size in the case. Only 7 hours in the case isn’t much.
  • Headphone size. They’re fairly big, so some people’s ears will quickly get tired.
  • Microphone. You shouldn’t use these earbuds as a headset. Good quality microphone only in quiet rooms.
  • Enhanced Ambient Sound difficulties. Often instead of the ability to orient or answer questions without taking off your headphones, you’ll hear an unhelpful noise in your ears that lest some sounds through, but not others. It’s far from the best on the market.

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3 are full-sized, over-ear, wireless headphones with active noise canceling and may have the best quality for Samsung phones. And more. They, of course, are expensive but have a set of great technical qualities.

For example: sensor controls, high-res coder support (even aptX HD and LDAC which won’t work on all old Samsung Galaxy phones), multi-function app, NFC coupling and fast charging. And don’t forget that these are the best (or one of the best) pair of headphones on the market in regards to the active noise canceling.

The sound is good in general for wireless headphones. There’s a lot of bass as people currently like. In comparison to competitors, it’s excellent.

Features & Characteristics

  • Full-Sized Bluetooth headphones
  • Design specifics: the microphone is built-in, and the headphones can fold and turn
  • Connection type: 3.5 mm mini-jack and Bluetooth 4.2
  • Plug: L shaped
  • One-side cable type: 1.5 m round
  • Impedance: 47 Om
  • Frequency range: 4-40000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 104 Db
  • Speaker size: 40 mm
  • Speaker type: dynamic
  • Volume control
  • Built-in amp
  • Active noise canceling
  • NFC-chip
  • aptX support
  • AAC support
  • LDAC support
  • Up to 30 hours with ANC and Bluetooth on
  • Fast charging: 10 minutes of charge for 5 hours of music
  • Full charge time: 3 hours
  • Weight: 255 g
  • Available in two colors: beige and black

Package Contents

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • 3.5 mm connection cable
  • Airport adapter
  • Case
  • Documentation

Frequency Response Chart

Sony WH-1000XM3 frequency response chart

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound. Very high-quality sound for Bluetooth headphones. With emphasized bass.
  • Functions. Noise canceling is convenient, the sensor controls are very nice and they support high-res coders;
  • Design. It’s simple, but stylish and is suitable for the majority of potential customers;
  • Comfort. The soft headband and headphones with their insignificant weight are suitable for long listening sessions.
  • Cable connection capability. Sony WH-1000XM3 are excellent and are the best Bluetooth headphones for Samsung phones for many.
  • Up to 35 hours without noise-canceling and 30 with it is an outstanding amount, plus the quick charging of 10 minutes for 5 hours of music.

 The Bad 

  • The price. These headphones aren’t cheap even considering the positives. But if you need comfort, not sound quality for this money, it’s the right choice.
  • They lack in the high notes. It’s logical since the majority of listeners love strong bass and when considering the noise canceling it’s easier to make that happen.
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John King

John King is the chief editor of Headphonesking. I play the guitar and love to watch a lot of YouTube. I’m an ordinary guy who likes to try new gadgets. My vision with this website is to help you make the best decision when you're looking to get a new set of headphones.

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