'Super better than all AirPods': These Samsung Galaxy Buds Live just dropped to $128 at Amazon — save 25 percent

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Meet your new best buds...and save 25 percent! (Photo: Amazon)
Meet your new best buds...and save 25 percent! (Photo: Amazon)

Sure, "Team Apple" folks go wild for AirPods. And they're pretty great. But if you have a Samsung Galaxy (or any Android phone for that matter), you can get your very own wireless earbuds that work just as well — or even better.

Right now, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are on sale for $128, a cool $42 off, at Amazon. That’s a 25 percent savings on these very popular earbuds. How popular? Well, they've earned a flawless rating from more than 24,400 reviewers. The $128 offer is for the Mystic Red variety, but if you want to go with Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze or Mystic White — they're just a couple of bucks more, at $130. 

And Amazon will give you free shipping too. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies and TV shows, discounts at Whole Foods, exclusive sales and two-day shipping on many, many items. Not yet a member? No biggie; just sign up for a free 30-day trial here.

Here's the lowdown:

Loud and clear

At the risk of stating the obvious, earbud shoppers are looking for excellent audio, first and foremost. These Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offer crisp sound, punchy bass and noise cancelation for up to 29 hours per charge. That's more than a full day of use! And if you happen to be caught with your buds running low on juice just before your daily run, you can get an hour of playback with a quick five-minute charge. 

Phone calls will sound crystal clear thanks to three microphones (two outer and one inner) that reduce ambient background noise even if you’re in a busy location. "...The sound quality when listening to music paired with the ambient sound mode options is excellent," raved one delighted five-star reviewer.


The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are water- and sweat-resistant, so no worries about sun showers or schvitzing during your workout. And with their customizable ear tips, you’re sure to get a fantastic fit. "I have used them for running and workouts, and they never come loose or feel like they will fall out," shared another happy customer.

Red is our favorite color — rock these Samsung Galaxy Buds Live for just $128 (down from $170). (Photo: Amazon)
Red is our favorite color — rock these Samsung Galaxy Buds Live for just $128 (down from $170). (Photo: Amazon)

Skip the AirPods

If you’re looking for a great alternative to Apple AirPods, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live pair flawlessly with Samsung Galaxy and Android smartphones at a fraction of the price. Just open up the charging case and they’ll instantly sync up via the Samsung Wearable app.

"Best ear connections I've ever had!... Your grandma could even figure out syncing to her phone. Easy," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper.

Bonus: The charging case doubles as a wireless charging pad for your phone too. It even works the other way with your phone (for Samsung Galaxy S10 or higher), giving the Samsung buds additional juice — something you can’t do with Apple AirPods.

"These earbuds are incredible," exclaimed a savvy user. "...I like that you can use the case to do a wireless charge from my phone as well. Totally worth the price."

At $128 for the Mystic Red model (was $170), the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are one of the best true wireless earbuds out there with robust and dynamic audio, a long battery life, a top-tier wireless charging case and an excellent fit.

"These are super better than all AirPods; they have a lot of bass and super loud sound, zero percent distortion, awesome quality...," wrote yet another big fan.

Our advice? Snag these wireless earbuds before they sell out!

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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