iFixit, a company known for its tech product abandons, has dissected Samsung's new Galaxy Buds Live wireless headphones. While they are not officially called Galaxy Beans, the word "Bean" is actually printed on each earbud – which shows that at one point or another the company has fully referred to these earbuds as the vegetable they resemble.
Compared to other wireless earbuds like Apple's AirPods Pro, iFixit points out that the Galaxy Buds Live are not difficult to open and are actually some of the easiest buds they have ever dissected. Once inside, you can clearly see "Bean Left" and "Bean Right" on the cord that connects the two halves of each earbud.
iFixit also found that the battery is a standard size and not too difficult to swap out. However, you must carefully lift the glued driver before you can pull out the battery. The Galaxy Buds Live uses a 3.7V CP1254 lithium-ion battery, a button-type battery that iFixit says is unfortunately difficult to find online.
iFixit also discovered during the demolition that the wireless charging case of the Galaxy Buds Live contains a 1.81 Wh battery, which is "significantly larger" than the batteries in wireless charging cases for the Galaxy Buds and Buds Plus – which makes sense in view of the Samsung is information about the battery life. The company says the Galaxy Buds Live offers up to 29 hours of battery life when both the earbuds and charging case are 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 an eight out of ten for repairability. This isn't surprising when you consider that previous Galaxy Buds were some of the more repairable wireless earbuds iFixit had seen.