After the launch of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ last month, Samsung has launched a fierce competitor. It brought the AKG N400, the company’s first pair of truly wireless earbuds. The attractive buds are available in colors black, white, and blue, and will also have active noise cancellation. The earbuds are also powered by five and six hours of battery life, depending on if ANC is turned on and assists wi-fi charging.

However, Samsung hasn’t yet announced when the earbuds would be launched outside South Korea. These new buds are a compelling rival to the Galaxy Buds+ and are likely to be more expensive. The fact that the AKG N400 has powered noise cancellation is enough to make them an exciting alternative to its earlier counterparts, as the previous buds lacked that feature. The sound quality between the two should be similar, with Samsung having stated that Galaxy Buds+ to be tuned by AKG.


The new AKG N400 comes with IPX7 water resistance, which means it can withstand being underwater. Additional features include Siri support, Google Assistant, or Bixby as voice assistants, and ever-ready for wireless charging. The primary selling point of Samsung always is battery life, with its 11 hours of playtime in a single charge still serving as the best battery one can buy in a pair of truly wireless earbuds.

The Galaxy Buds Plus has the benefit of a lot better battery life. Whereas the AKG N400 gives merely six hours with noise-canceling turned off (with the charging case providing an additional six hours), the Galaxy Buds Plus supply 11 hours, and get an extra 11 hours from their case.