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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live $135 Delivered @ Microsoft eBay (eBay Plus Required) /Amazon AU (Copper Only)

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Only copper colour is available for $135 on Amazon.
Cheapest ever I believe

Credit to doweyy - All colours available for $135 Delivered @ Microsoft eBay also for those interested.
Most likely not included in the 15% off sale tomorrow but might be worth waiting to see anyway.

Other colours prices on Amazon AU at time of posting:
White - $150.77
Black - $157.49
Blue - $158

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    The black one is on sale too.
    Limited-time deal: Samsung SM-R180 Galaxy Buds Live - Black w/ noise cancellation and active mic https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08DJR6LGV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_g...

  • +6 votes

    All colours available for $135 Delivered @ Microsoft eBay also for those interested. Most likely not included in the 15% off sale tomorrow but might be worth waiting to see anyway.

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      Thanks, updated.

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    anyone comment on the quality of the sound? I've seen mixed reviews on these ones. Currently have the original galaxy buds from my s10 preorder

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      I'd skip these. I have the og too.

      The noise cancelling is meh, and it's open type (not fully sealed like the og). So you'll get sound leakage.

      I'd get the Sony ones instead.

      • +5 votes

        I prefer the Buds Live when I'm working on something or in public (where I need situational awareness), and the Sony when I actually want to shut out external noise.

        • -1 vote

          You can hold the (R)bud which allows it to isolate outside noises. This makes it easier to talk to people without taking the buds off. I'm sure you can do the same with sony

          I'm speaking for those who wants to only get one truly wireless buds. I use my buds alot and batteries generally degrade over time. So I prefer to get one and just upgrade when the time comes. Each to their own though.

          • +2 votes

            @mbck:

            You can hold the (R)bud which allows it to isolate outside noises. This makes it easier to talk to people without taking the buds off. I'm sure you can do the same with sony

            My point was, because the Buds Live aren't fully isolating, I can talk to people or hear what I'm doing without having to do that, compared to fully isolated earphones like the Sony.

            I'm speaking for those who wants to only get one truly wireless buds.

            Sure, but you're assuming everybody wants full isolation every time they listen to something. Being an open type of earphone isn't necessarily a bad thing like you implied - it depends on how or where they're going to be used.

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              @eug: But your solution requires people to buy 2 types of buds. Some people don't want to buy 2 buds.

              The og buds allows you to have the best of both worlds; silence when you need them, and allowing outside noise to come through when you want it. And it's just by holding the right bud for 2 seconds.

              There's a reason why the buds pro returned to the og style.

              In saying that, the reason why you might get the live is if you don't like the tip to be stuffed into your ear. I'd imagine for some they won't be comfortable for long with the buds vs the live.

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                @mbck:

                But your solution requires people to buy 2 types of buds.

                I wasn't suggesting it as a solution. It was to show that not everybody needs full isolation - it depends on how they intend to use it. I use my Live far more frequently than the Sony - easily 90% Live, 10% Sony. Conversely, there'd also be people who would want isolation more, e.g. if they commute on noisy public transport every day. My point was that not everyone wants full isolation all the time - or at all. It depends on how it's going to be used. Now that I've tried both designs, if I were to only buy 1 pair, it'd make more sense for me to buy the Live.

                The og buds allows you to have the best of both worlds; silence when you need them, and allowing outside noise to come through when you want it. And it's just by holding the right bud for 2 seconds.

                Yes, audio transparency/ambient sound mode has been around for years. They work better now, but they're still not exactly the same as a non-isolating design.

                e.g. if you've tried using transparency mode with a fan blowing towards you, or when you're outdoors and there's wind, or when you're jogging or cycling, you'll be familiar with the sound of wind noise being amplified and piped into your ear. The Sony has a wind noise reduction mode but you're limited to 1 ambient sound adjustment level with that.

                I also often listen to podcasts with one earbud only. That feels more natural with an open-style earbud compared to an isolating earbud with ambient sound turned on.

                There's a reason why the buds pro returned to the og style.

                We still don't know if Samsung has abandoned the design. It's entirely possible they're taking a two-tier approach like the open-design AirPods and the isolating-design AirPods Pro.

                In saying that, the reason why you might get the live is if you don't like the tip to be stuffed into your ear. I'd imagine for some they won't be comfortable for long with the buds vs the live.

                Yes, that's the case for me. Isolating earphones get my ears warm after a while, which doesn't help the plugged-in sensation. The Live, being open, feel more airy. But that's probably quite subjective, there are probably people out there who can wear isolating earphones for hours on end.

                The Buds Live also feels more secure in my ear compared to all my in-ear earphones as it sits inside the ear. That will of course depend on each individual's ear shape.

  • +1 vote

    Got these with my a52 5g. First wireless buds ive used. I like them, I am an audiophile (had the nuras, found them too heavy). I'd say the normal sound for buds live is a bit bassy… Bass is too bassy. I use treble boost EQ for clearer vocals. Fits well. For a $135 I would have bought them if it wasn't free.

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      Maybe try some ear spray

  • +1 vote

    Love mine except the noise cancelling that it claims to have is non-existent. I find this style much more comfortable that the standard in ears for long wearing sessions, but ymmv very dependent on ear shape

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    What are generally considered better out of these and the galaxy buds +?

  • +6 votes

    B E A N S

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      He said it

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    Free delivery without ebay plus..

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    I love mine, much more comfortable to me than the regular Buds and Buds+.

    The noise cancellation isn't non-existant like some claim, but it's not like an over ear set of headphones - obviously. Definitely cancels out some noise at the gym and in the car.

  • +1 vote

    I had this for a while. Sits well in my ear, very comfortable, sound quality is good. However, it's very easy for me to touch the pause/play button on the earbuds when I adjust the earbuds in my ear. But that's OK

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    kidneys lol

  • +2 votes

    How's the mic on these? Anyone used it for calls?

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      Not great (for the people you’re talking with).

      Good review here with samples from the microphone with and without simulated background noise.

      https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/samsung/galaxy-bud...

      Most truly wireless have crappy microphones, but amongst them the newer Bose models as well as the Pixel Buds do the best job at handling background noise.

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        Thanks for the info. Won't get these then.

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      https://youtu.be/vUMugCqrDtw?t=230

      watch from the linked timestamp, he reviews them in two environments and you can judge for yourself whether that will be suitable for calls.

      also this from another video

      Best statement I've ever heard from a reviewer. "If you take a phone call with a bunch of wind blowing at you thats your fault you did that to yourself."

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB_qDxwJm_U

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    Got bronze with MS ebay, used $5 that was showing under my account. Thanks OP. now will wait for 15% deal to activate

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    Also available in red from MS Ebay

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    These look like the lima beans we used in primary school biology class :D

  • +1 vote

    Love the bean design. Hope there will be an upgraded version coming out.

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    Ebay 15% off Voucher does not work for this listing

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      Yup same for me

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      Yeah no 15% here either. But just before the 15% went live, the product was showing $5 off, maybe for Plus only? I got my purchase in time for $130, and after the 15% went live the $5 discount ended.

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        Probably because that $5 coupon was one time use, and targeted to specific accounts? I still the see coupon available to apply.

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          Ah that would explain it!

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    Just score the whites for $80 using the random voucher for $55 off!

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    Lost my buds+ in the house :(

    might need to pick this up

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      If you buy a new house, I'm sure you'll find the lost buds+ when you're packing.

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      If you linked the buds+ to Smartthings Find you could try to use it to find the buds+, even if it's offline.

      Offline Doesn’t Mean “Off-The-Grid”

      With the SmartThings Find service, you can easily locate your missing device even if it’s offline.7 That’s because SmartThings users can now opt in to securely use their Galaxy smartphone or tablet to help others locate their lost devices. Once a device has been offline for 30 minutes, it produces a BLE signal that can be received by other devices. If you report your device as lost via SmartThings Find, any nearby Galaxy smartphone or tablet that has opted into helping find misplaced devices can alert the Samsung server about its location, which will in turn notify you. All SmartThings Find user data is encrypted and securely protected, ensuring that the device’s location is not revealed to anyone except its owner.

      2 Available on Galaxy smartphones and tablets running Android 8 or later, Galaxy Watch devices running Tizen 5.5 or later and Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds Live.

      https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-launches-smartthings...

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    The Live got delivered quick, was shipped DHL Express with the free delivery option and took 2 days.