Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds Pro final 12 months, as a competitor to Apple’s AirPods Professional. The earbuds included a 360 Audio characteristic, which modifications the path of audio to match head actions, just like Apple’s ‘Spatial Audio’ on the AirPods 3 and different headphones. Now the performance is coming to the Galaxy Buds 2, because of a brand new software program replace.
The Galaxy Buds 2 is receiving a brand new firmware replace, with a model variety of R177XXU0AVC8, which mentions 360 Audio help and Bluetooth enhancements within the changelog. The replace was simply pushed to my very own Galaxy Buds 2, and there are other reports on social media.
Regardless that new options are all the time good, 360 Audio is more of a gimmick than anything else. Not like Spatial Audio on Apple gadgets, which is meant for use with audio content material constructed for 360 levels, Samsung 360 Audio works with audio coming from most apps. It merely shifts the positioning of the stereo channels primarily based in your head actions, or a minimum of, it’s purported to — I couldn’t get it to work with Spotify in any respect.
Samsung says the firmware replace additionally improves audio high quality throughout voice calls, which might be extra helpful. For those who haven’t recieved the replace but, attempt pairing your Galaxy Buds 2, opening the Galaxy Wearable app, choosing ‘Earbuds settings,’ and eventually tapping ‘Earbuds software program replace’ close to the underside of the listing.
The Galaxy Buds 2 was simply launched within the latter half of 2021, so there haven’t been many different software program updates. The opposite notable enchancment arrived shortly after launch, when Samsung added support for the Buds 2 to the company’s Galaxy Buds app for Windows. That permits all of the settings and choices to be modified from a Home windows PC, as an alternative of simply from the Galaxy Wearable app on cell gadgets. The Galaxy Buds 2 have additionally gone on sale a couple of occasions over the previous few months.