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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, Galaxy Buds Live Firmware Update Brings 360 Audio Feature: Report

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live receiving the update with firmware build number R180XXU0AVC2.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, Galaxy Buds Live Firmware Update Brings 360 Audio Feature: Report

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Firmware build R177XXU0AVC8 is said to be rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro come with 360 Audio
  • The update said to have a size of 3MB
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 were launched in September last year

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and Galaxy Buds Live users are getting a new software update that brings some new features to the earbuds, including the 360 Audio feature, as per user reports on social media platforms. The feature by Samsung delivers 360-degree audio through earbuds. It works similar to Apple's spatial audio and follows the head movements of the user to make it feel like the sound is coming from the screen by changing the left and right sound volumes of the earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro already offer 360 Audio functionality. Additionally, the update also adds improvements to increase call quality and Bluetooth connections for Galaxy Buds 2.

As per user reports on Twitter and Reddit, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 earbuds are receiving a new firmware update with version number R177XXU0AVC8. The update mentions support for 360 Audio and Bluetooth improvements in the changelog. It also includes improvements to call quality and overall stability. The update is said to have a size of 3MB. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are also reportedly receiving the update with firmware build number R180XXU0AVC2, which brings similar features.

As mentioned, 360 Audio offers three-dimensional surround sound. It follows the head movements of the user to make it feel like the sound is coming from the screen. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro were the first Samsung earbuds to offer 360 Audio.

Eligible Galaxy Buds 2 and Galaxy Buds Live earbuds will receive the latest update automatically. Users can also manually check for the update by pairing the audio devices with the Galaxy Wearable app and heading to Earbuds settings >Earbuds software update>Download and install.

To recall, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 were launched in September last year with a price tag of Rs. 11,999 in India. They are available in Graphite, Lavender, Olive Green, and White colour options. Samsung Galaxy Buds Live TWS earphones were unveiled back in 2020 for $169.99 (approximately Rs. 12,700).


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  • NEWS
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  • Audio Quality
  • Battery Life
  • Value For Money
  • Good
  • Very comfortable, good fit

  • Good looks, easy controls

  • Very good active noise cancellation

  • Laid-back yet engaging sound

  • Good soundstage
  • Bad
  • No app support on iOS

  • Scalable codec only works with Samsung devices
  • Only IPX2 water resistance
Colour Black
Headphone Type In-Ear
Microphone Yes
Connectivity True Wireless Stereo (TWS)
Type Earphones
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design / Comfort
  • Audio Quality
  • Battery Life
  • Value For Money
  • Good
  • Secure, noise isolating fit

  • Decent active noise cancellation

  • Good companion app on Android

  • Detailed, natural sound

  • Good battery life

  • Bad
  • Needs a Samsung source device for best sound quality

  • No iOS app at launch time

  • Voice detect doesn’t always work
Headphone Type In-Ear
Microphone Yes
Connectivity True Wireless Stereo (TWS)
Type Earphones
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Nithya P Nair
Nithya P Nair is a journalist with more than five years of experience in digital journalism. She specialises in business and technology beats. A foodie at heart, Nithya loves exploring new places (read cuisines) and sneaking in Malayalam movie dialogues to spice up conversations. More
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