New line of premium headphones on the way from Samsung

New line of premium headphones on the way from Samsung
Once upon a time, a set of ear-buds would be a common accessory included with a lot of different phones. Due to a variety of considerations, mostly cost and quality, ear-buds are not included with devices most of the time.  Even when they are included, more often than not, they are not the best quality. However, they are certainly adequate for casual use.

Samsung, a company that makes nearly everything, already has a basic line of in-ear headsets which typically run about $30-per-set and are basically the same as what comes with a Samsung Galaxy S4. Like we said, adequate.

That is not enough for Samsung which has no fear, and an amazing ability, to bring to market and sell its consumer targeted products. SamMobile got a hold of a sales guide showing off a new line of premium headsets to be offered presumably in the near future.

The form factors provide for in-ear, on-ear, and over-the-ear styles and the prices are, well, expensive. The EO-IG900 in-ear buds start at $149.99. The top-end EO-AG900 set is $349.99. All versions are compatible with Samsung’s S-Voice app so you will have no problems using your Samsung Galaxy device of choice with them.

These new headphones will have available features like remote control and airplane adapters. The top-end model features noise-cancellation and an equalizer. The steep price should be an indicator that these new headphones will deliver the goods in terms of build quality and sound quality. It is not yet known when these new headphones will be available for sale, but they might make for a very nice accessory for all the new Galaxy S5 owners in the near future.


source: SamMobile

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25 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

AudioTechs for me, though I'll wait to see how well these perform.

21. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I doubt the sound quality will surpass audio tech

24. Hassan420i

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 23, 2013

Sony Noise Canceling earphone for 70$

2. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Really at that price Samsung? Who would want to buy a pair of Headphones from Samsung $300 If I would spend Over $100 for Headphones I would go for companies that are into Music Industry. Let me mention Monster, Pioneer, Soundhound, Boose, Beats Audio...

3. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

rofl all the companies you mentioned are overrated and make terrible products

5. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Beside Pioneer who made great DJ headphones, all of those companies suck. My Sony MDR V6 will be better then the EO900 at a1/3 of the price

8. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Lol +1 for you my friend. Have had a trusty MDR-V6 for years and recently got Sennheiser HD 598. Both are great. Would never spend money on Beats or Monster. Maaaayyybe Bose just for the sheer lightness and comfort for travelling purposes.

19. oister85 unregistered

Yeah also the sony mdr x10

11. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Agree with Rangaha, in Audiophile community , some famous brands for their sound quality are Sennheiser, AKG, Grado, Audio Technica, Ultimate Ears, Ultrasone, etc

4. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Wait, what? Soundhound? Did you mean Sennheiser? Soundhound is an app lol

6. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Dude don't even metion Beats audio... i could easily buy a headset for more than half the price of the solos (e.x) and get better sound and bass.

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Exactly. I'm much happier with my high-quality Sennheisers than some crappy Beats Audio headphones which cost more than twice as much and are twice as bad.

17. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

What monste? Beats audio? Lol... they are overpriced, overhype, overrated product What's wrong about Samsung? Sony did the same and they actually a good headphone maker, beautiful sounding and also good looking headphone from sony (i own MDR 1R)

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

im still using sony ex71 inear which gives crystal treble great mids and deep bass at 16mm drive

18. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

ROFL, the only one you mentioned that makes anything decent is Pioneer. Next time, you need to look into Sennheiser, Audio Technica, V-Moda, AKG, Grado, just to name a few.

23. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Totally agree with you. As for those who said these companys are not good. Well their products sell like hot cake, haters gon hate but the moneys is real and thats all that matters, "profit". Those other headphone companys got their items in the clearence sales section of the best buy.

7. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I don't know about you but audio technica ath-m50 is by far one of the best headphones you can get for a low price, also they somewhat similar spec sheet as those 399 from samsung xD. I've got a pair of Sennheiser HD518 really cheap, with some really crisp and nice sound for that price tag.

9. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Perhaps I am biased, but I can't envision Samsung producing headphones of high enough quality to compete with real premium headphones out there. Maybe they prove me wrong, but in order to do so they need to show that real effort was made in providing high-end audio performance and high-end build quality. Don't give me a pair of "trendy" looking headphones that are made of cheap plastic and sound generic, but priced at $200-300 because they are marketed as premium.

10. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

This is pure logic.. These "things" samsung is trying to release seems like overpayed Sh*t

12. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

just about all headphones are made of 'cheap plastic', even the 'high-end' ones durrr

13. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

wish these morons would quit it with their retarded "plastic is cheap" rubbish, YES they likely won't be worth the prices their asking, but the reason will be NOTHING to do with the fact that they are made of plastic.

16. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Okay, let me clarify: I am not at all against the use of plastic in products, even high end ones. It is a very versatile and durable material. When I say I don't like the use of "cheap plastic" all that much, I am referring to literal, cheap, flimsy plastic. I have no qualms putting my money down on a product that is constructed of thicker or more rugged plastic materials. So why is my concern relevant to this story? Samsung has a history of using the cheaper, less durable plastic materials in its products than many of its competitors. Look at its most popular phones, look at its mirrorless cameras, even look at its HDTVs. Despite its tremendous resources, you can't say that Samsung's build quality is tops among its competitors in any of these categories (these are the ones that come to mind at the moment). And if these new Samsung headphones are not worth the asking price, inferior build quality compared to its similarly priced competitors would be a very valid factor in that judgment.

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Samsung can use plastic instead of wood in their audio products

20. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

2 balanced amateur? Lol... FAIL

25. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

the colours for the two headset are not very nice...

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