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Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds | Sound, Specs Comparison

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Wireless headphones have gained great popularity over the years, so much so that they have become one of the best-selling products worldwide. Due to the high demand for these devices, a large number of them have been launched on the market, as well as the Edifier TWS NB2, which today we are going to compare with the Galaxy Buds in this Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds comparison.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – All The Differences You Need To Know!

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Specifications (Specs) Sheet Comparison

ModelEdifier TWS NB2Galaxy Buds
Bluetooth version V5.0 V5.0
Bluetooth protocol A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Transmission distance 10 - 15 meters
10 - 15 meters
Driver unit 10mm2-way dynamic per Bud Woofer + Tweeter
Playtime 6 to 8.5 hours 6.5 hours
Battery capacity 500mAh 252mAh

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Design & Appearance Comparison

Before we talk about the way these two pairs of wireless headphones work, let’s talk a bit about the most notable thing, their design. Edifier TWS NB2 has a partial in-ear design with a stalk which appears to be quite unique and stylish. Honestly, I think this is the only earbud that can be distinguished from far away due to the stalk design. The built is much premium as well. Meanwhile, Galaxy Buds have a complete in-ear design with no stalk. Stalk or not, both earbuds have a perfect fitting, though the stalk can annoy some but others like it as well. So it’s a personal preference.

I do think that the Edifier ones (metal + plastic) have a more premium feel to them than the Galaxy Buds which are simply plastic (not the cheap plastic). Though, the Galaxy buds are slightly lighter as well due to the built material.

Likewise, these wireless headphones are ergonomic and very light, in addition to being adaptable to any size of the ear since they have sport rubbers of three different dimensions. It is worth noting that they are not resistant to scratches and bumps, so you have to be very careful with them. Also, the Edifier TWS NB2 has the IPX4 certification and the Galaxy Buds have the IPX2 certification, which will allow users to use them when doing activities where sweat is involved.

Having said that, and this being one of the best characteristics that these two earbuds have in common, is that they all have touch panels, which although they are not capable of carrying out complicated actions, do work with the most basic and important controls.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Comfort & Wearing Experience Comparison

Like said, both earbuds have a perfect fitting and come with S, M, L ear tips for different ear sizes. However, Galaxy Buds might be much more comfortable because of being more lightweight than NB2, and the fact that partial in-ear TWS simply annoys some users like me with the stalk.

None of the two drops while running or doing any sort of activity.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Charging Case Comparison

Now, and talking about the charging case of these earbuds, the truth is that there is not much difference between them. Both cases have a magnetic closure mechanism, which can assure us that they will not open with any movement we make, thus keeping the headphones safe. Both are charged through a Type-C USB port, which is charged thanks to a USB Type-C cable provided by the same company.

About their capacity, the charging case of the Edifier TWS NB2 has on its inside a battery with a capacity of 500mAh, while in the Galaxy Buds’s charging case there is a battery with a capacity of 252mAh. Both support quick charge and because of having low capacitive,  Samsung Galaxy Buds charges quickly  almost 20 minutes quicker, and has a much compact and lightweight case.

Both cases are prone to scratches so a pouch is recommended.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Hardware & Performance Comparison

When it comes to hardware, many people would think that some high-end chip made by some popular company is inside these headphones, and that’s the case for none of these two earbuds. The Edifier TWS NB2 works together with a chip made by Bestechnic, the Bestechnic BES2300YP. On the other hand, the Galaxy Buds works together with a chip made by Broadcom as a collaboration with Samsung, the BCM43014 chipset.

Edifier TWS NB2 … Bestechnic BES2300YP

Galaxy Buds …. BCM43014

With that being said, one of the highlights of these products is the master switch added to each earbud. This means that either of the earbuds will serve as the main earbud and will carry the functions of the main earbud (play, pause, call, forward, etc.). This is a useful approach because if you lost an earbud or one of the earbuds gets faulty, one can easily use another earbud as a mono earphone with the same functionality.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Sound Quality Comparison

Now moving to the sound quality, we must clarify something that is very important, and that is that we are talking about two pairs of very different earbuds since one is a True Wireless headphone, which usually reduces the sound quality a bit that provides for greater comfort while the other focuses more on sound quality. The Edifier TWS NB2 has a 10mm dynamic driver, which, although it does not allow you to give the best quality sound, is still able to function in a good way on a day-to-day basis. On the other hand, the Galaxy Buds works along with a 2-way dynamic per Bud Woofer + Tweeter configuration, a fantastic configuration.

Simply put, this special configuration found in Samsung earbuds is made to focus and provide better quality in the  mid (Specialty) and high notes  of both music and calls, thus providing pleasant sound.

Edifier TWS NB2 has:

  • Better noise handling than Galaxy Buds
  • Better active noise canceling than Galaxy Buds

Galaxy Buds has:

  • Better high notes than Edifier TWS NB2
  • Better bass and sub-bass than Edifier tWS NB2
  • Better leakage performance than Edifier TWS NB2
  • Better imaging than Edifier TWS NB2
  • Better noise isolation than Edifier TWS NB2
  • Better passive soundstage than Edifier TWS NB2
  • Better treble accuracy than Edifier TWS NB2

Having said that, by being placed correctly on the ear, these two earbuds are capable of keeping external noises moderately opaque, and that is that although external sounds could still be heard a little, everything can be solved by setting the volume of what it is being listened to 100%, which is performing in a good way. Both of them have an ambient mode which can be turned on from the App settings of each earbud. However, Samsung ambient mode is much better as it allows you to clearly hear the outside world in comparison to the Edifier TWS NB2. 

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Talking / Call Experience Comparison

There’s no doubt, Samsung Galaxy Buds have a way better microphone than Edifier TWS NB2. I have seen how Chinese manufacturers boast about CVC feature in their earbuds and in reality it does reduced background noise, but still that’s not enough. The same is the case with Edifier TWS NB2. Though the noise reduction is the most in any of the Edifier TWS earbuds, in comparison to the Galaxy Buds, it gets beaten by the voice sound which is lively and clear.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Connectivity Comparison

Due to the use of Bluetooth 5.0, the connectivity of these two headphones to other devices is of high quality, in addition to is capable of greater stability, battery optimization, and have a faster connection speed. Both pairs of earbuds have a range of 10 to 15 meters of connectivity and, on top of that, we found that they can be used separately and linked in the same way. Also, they automatically connect after removing them from the box after being paired with another device.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Function & Features Comparison

Now let’s discuss the functions and features of these earbuds. In the Edifier TWS NB2, we have things like:

  • IPX4 certification
  • iOS and Android compatibility
  • Smart touch control
  • Voice assistant
  • In-ear detection

On the other hand, in the Galaxy Buds we have these additional features apart from the above-said features:

  • Dual master switch
  • Gaming mode
  • IPX2 certification
  • AAC support
  • Support for HFP/AVRCP/A2DP protocols

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Battery Life Comparison

In relation to the battery, and as mentioned before, the charging case of the Edifier TWS NB2 has on its inside a battery with a capacity of 500mAh, while in the Galaxy Buds’s charging case there is a battery with a capacity of 252mAh. With that being said, the Edifier TWS NB2 earbuds by themselves have individual batteries with a capacity of 60mAh, while the Galaxy Buds have individual batteries with a capacity of 58mAh.

In terms of battery life, the Edifier earbuds offer a generous battery life of up to 6 hours with the ANC on and 8.5 hours with the ANC off, while the Galaxy Buds have a battery life of around 8 hours.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Price Comparison

Finally, and to finish this comparison, we will talk about the prices of these earbuds. The Edifier TWS NB2 is available in various online stores, but the lowest price is found on AliExpress with a price that is around $60 to $80. With that being said, the Galaxy Buds are available on Amazon at a price of $69.99 to $89.99.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds – Summary

  • Edifier has partial in-ear design, while Galaxy Buds have full in-ear design
  • Edifier TWS NB2 has IPX4 certification while Galaxy Buds have IPX2
  • Edifier TWS NB2 has a 10mm dynamic driver (just normal sound nothing that special)
  • Galaxy Buds has a 2-way dynamic per Bud Woofer + Tweeter configuration (signature mids, and good highs, controlled bass) – one of the best under $100
  • Edifier TWS NB2 has ANC while Galaxy Buds doesn’t have ANC
  • Both have App support with plenty of features

So, choose Edifier TWS NB2 if:

  • You want ANC feature
  • Cheaper price
  • Much premium and unique design

Go for Galaxy Buds if:

  • You want one of the best sound quality in under $100 range
  • Comfortable wearing experience and compactness
  • Better ambient mode

We hope you loved this Edifier TWS NB2 vs Galaxy Buds comparison. Which one is your favorite TWS earbud? Let us know in the comments.