iFixit, a company known for its tech products, dissected Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Live wireless headphones. Although not official calling them Galaxy Beans, the word “bean” is actually printed inside each headset – this suggests that at one point or another, the company has completely called these headphones vegetables that they look the same.
Compared to other wireless in-ear headphones like Apple’s AirPods Pro, iFixit points out that the Galaxy Buds Live are not that difficult to open and are indeed some of the easiest buds they’ve ever dissected. Inside, you can clearly see “bean left”; and “bean right” on the cable connecting the two halves of each earbud.
iFixit also found that the battery was standard size and not too difficult to replace, but you’ll have to gently lift the glued driver before you can pull out the battery. According to iFixit, the Galaxy Buds Live uses a 3.7v CP1254 lithium-ion battery, a type of button battery that is, unfortunately, difficult to find online.
iFixit also discovered that the Galaxy Buds Live’s wireless charging case includes a 1.81 Wh battery, which it says is “significantly larger” than the one found in the wireless charging cases for both the Galaxy Buds and Buds. Plus – this makes sense for Samsung claims of battery life. The company says the Galaxy Buds Live has up to 29 hours of battery life with both the earphones and the charging case fully charged, compared to 13 hours for the Galaxy Buds and 22 hours for the Galaxy Buds Plus.
The organization awarded Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds with 8/10 points for repair capabilities. That’s not surprising given the previous Galaxy Buds were among the fixable wireless earphones iFixit has ever seen.