The Galaxy Buds come in a pill-like carrying case out of the box. They have been ergonomically designed to ensure a snug fit in the ears. Put them in your ears with a slight twisting motion to securely lock them in place. It’s actually quite easy to get a good and comfortable fit with the Galaxy Buds. At 4.9g per earbud, they’re not among the heaviest earbuds out there. You will find three sets of earbuds tips and fins in the box. Swap them out for the ones that fit you best. This isn’t something that you can do on the Apple AirPods and it certainly elevates your comfort level with the device.
There’s a touchpad in the center of each earbud. There are predetermined actions which will be carried out based on a single, double or triple tap. They can’t be changed but you’re allowed to configure what a long press of the touchpad does. For example, you can set it to launch Bixby. We’ll talk more about that in a second. There’s an LED outside and inside the charging case to show the charging status. The light is amber when it’s charging and green when it’s full.
You do get a really good fit with the Galaxy Buds. They sit nice and snug in the ear canal which allows for better sound insulation. You’ll always be reminded, though, that you’re wearing the earbuds. They don’t just sort of fade into the background. That being said, I never felt uncomfortable wearing them for extended periods of time. I have quite happily worn and used them when out and about the entire day or binging Netflix for hours on the weekend. That snug fit does come in handy when you’re out for a jog or are headbanging at a concert. The Galaxy Buds will, more often than not, stay put.