Must say I’m quite hyped about the new upcoming Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. Why? Well, first because it’s an open type earbud with active noise cancellation. The ANC is also different from what’s in Bose and AirPods Pro. Samsung is marketing it as “ANC reduces background noises without missing what’s important, like voices and announcements, so you hear more of what you want to hear”.
Sounds quite useful if you want to hear speech in noise?
The second reason why I’m hyped is the new form factor. While they look like beans (and some says like kidneys), they also looks like modern hearing aids. This is because they are designed to be comfortable to use the whole day. I believe this will also reduce the stigma around hearing aids.
With the upcoming OTC Hearing Aids Act, I wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung is releasing something like this as true hearing aids.