Samsung launches its own Level line of headphones

Samsung launches its own Level line of headphones
Samsung moves into the high-end headphones scene with the release of their Level headphones. The lineup consists of 3 models of headphones – over-ear, on-ear and in-ear – and a portable Bluetooth speaker.

Level-Over is the top of the crop, costing $349.99, the Bluetooth over-ear headset seems to offer all the bells and whistles Sammy could come up with. The headphones sport a touch panel on the side, which allows the user to quickly skip between songs, control volume, play/pause, and activate S-Voice, all through swiping gestures. The set supports quick NFC pairing to your smartphone. Other mentioned features are the Active Noise Cancellation – an EQ circuit, which cancels all outside noise, while preserving a clean sound, Samsung says; and a Volume Monitor, which takes care to not overexpose your ears to high volumes. Of course, how good these two are at their job remains to be seen (OK, heard).

Level-On is the mid-tier offering and is a wired set, which Samsung touts to be elegant, compact, simplistic, and ergonomic, though it carries none of the features of its higher-tier sibling. That is somewhat understandable, since this headset's priced at $179.99, which is almost a 50% price drop, still we would've preferred to see it sport at least the touch-panel.

Level-In, as you might have already guessed by the overly "intricate" naming scheme, is the in-ear offering at $149.99. Not much to say about these, besides their use of an independent 3-way speaker system (a single bud contains 3 speakers, each dedicated to a specific part of the frequency spectrum – aka – low, mid and high) and a generous amount of in-ear tip sizes, which we believe should go without saying, given the price point.

Finally, we have the Wireless Level Box, priced at $299.99, which offers the same type of NFC connectivity as the Level-Over model. It is a compact speaker that should deliver 8+ hours of battery life and larger-than-life sounds, according to Samsung.

So, if you've been feeling eager to spend $350 on a set of mainstream Hi-Fi headphones, but were put off by Beats' overly flashy designs, you may find Samsung's minimalistic approach a bit more pleasing. What say you, Internet?

source: Samsung via Mashable

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33 Comments

1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Copycat.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

"Let me post a comment and see if I can get the most green thumbs on the article!" -ThePython

16. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Excuse me, I don't crave green thumbs up on some internet article like some, nor I spend enough time here to care about random smart ass comments like yours. You're welcome to think of it as you wish.

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

+1 From Arte-8800

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So basically everyone and anyone releases headphones after today is copycat ? BTW, if you use some sense you'd realize its not possible to launch an entire brand of headphones in one month's time which is when Apple announced to acquire beats so they obviously started working on it before beats was announced to be acquired.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exactly my thoughts. Article is poorly written and the logic of people frightens me.

8. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

If you knew what you were talking about, Samsung announce this line back in APRIL. They have been available in europe for a couple months. Isn't that before Apple BOUGHT beats?

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Original isn't their marketing strength

17. willard12 unregistered

What has originated from Apple?

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Your hatred and tears.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And Your jealousy to Android

23. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

http://youtu.be/J22f5PANBK8 --Posted from my iPhone6 with Touchwiz theme

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LOLOL.

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hahaha lol broski

28. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

:) S4 with S5 launcher and S5 apps.

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Cause all Apple does is, patent trolls. The are always the first to patent, which does not belong to them broski

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

sitting on the doormat

25. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

Samsung announced this in April before the Beats aquisition, so...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The touch controls are cool, but I'll stick to my amazing headphones I got.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Stupid title

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's PA, don't expect much.

12. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

LOL, still even for PA, this is little overboard. PA viewership must be down. No wonder.

14. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Hey, the writer changed the title. Too bad, the original title was pretty funny.

9. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Oh, and I do not even see the article mention the companion app Samsung developed. Controls audio profiles and settings, as well as features like text to speech. Worth mentioning.

10. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I'd say Sammy just wants in on the high profit margin market of overpriced, over-marketed, average sounding headphones.

11. Andrew10301

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I tend to prefer audio technica and bose for headphones. But Samsung makes fantastic speakers (i have some) so I may have to try these out .

13. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

They should give it free with Galaxy S series, Note series and upcoming F series

26. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Let jakelee come here and dislike it..:)

32. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Did you call for an exterminator? Unfortunately, I'm not an audio specialist. I talk only about things I know very well. Sammy sux anyway.

29. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Don't do it people! Get some real headphones if you're going to be dropping $300+! Audio Technica, AKG, Sennheiser, Bowers & Wilkins, Beyerdynamic, HiFiMAN, even Sony! I personally have Sony MDR-V6 and Sennheiser HD 598. You don't even know what good headphones sound like if the best thing you've used are Beats. Just trust me, I am doing you a favor.

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