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Much like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic, and S21 FE 5G, Samsung’s next-gen AirPods rivals haven’t exactly been the tech world’s best-kept secret, leaking in full more than a month ahead of their expected official Unpacked announcement.
Of course, as excited as we all are about the purportedly affordable Galaxy Buds 2 with active noise cancellation, the very impressive-sounding quality-price ratio of these impending bad boys may have irreparably harmed the appeal of the company’s considerably costlier Buds Pro.
Unless you can get the early 2021-released high-end true wireless earbuds
at a much lower price than usual, in which case the Galaxy Buds Pro’s bang for buck is likely to feel more compelling than ever before.
While the Amazon-owned e-tailer can hook you up with new, unused, unopened, and undamaged devices at that very significant $80 discount, it’s also worth pointing out that these are “international” units available in a single Phantom Black color.
But because we’re not talking about mobile phones equipped with region-dependent cellular connectivity here, it’s unclear if you need to take any disadvantages compared to US-specific models into consideration before deciding to pull the trigger.
One obvious downside is the 90-day warranty provided by Woot in lieu of the 1-year coverage accompanying brand-new US units normally sold on Amazon for $199.99 a pair and currently reduced to $165 and up.
In addition to state-of-the-art ANC technology, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have pretty outstanding overall audio quality going for them, as well as an objectively appealing design (with none of that kidney bean-shaped nonsense), and perhaps most importantly, phenomenal battery life.