Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro just got a next-gen audio upgrade

Make your recordings even more realistic with this impressive new audio feature

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
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Samsung's best headphones, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, just got an interesting new upgrade: when you're recording videos, your buds can now capture 3D binaural audio. According to Samsung, "The feature picks up 360-degree sound using a microphone in each earbud, placing viewers at the center of a roaring festival crowd or beside a bubbling brook in the middle of a forest."

Recording 3D audio is pretty impressive, and it's coming via Bluetooth LE Audio. That's interesting because it's a much better way of delivering wireless audio to the best headphones and best true wireless earbuds: it delivers lower latency, better battery life and better sound quality too. 

You're gonna need a bigger Galaxy

At the moment, Samsung has only made the new binaural recording feature available to Buds 2 Pro owners who also have the Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Galaxy Z Flip 4, but it says that it'll also be bringing the feature to the imminent Samsung Galaxy S23 range. That's due to launch in just a few weeks time.

Samsung has also promised a useful improvement to the Galaxy Watch. Its Camera Controller app enables you to control your phone camera from your wrist, and Samsung has announced an update for the app on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 that will enable you to control the camera zoom by rotating the watch bezel or pinching the display. That update will go live in February.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (