Samsung working on the next generation of the Level headphones?

Samsung working on the next generation of the Level headphones?
After a few months since it released its own headphone line – the Level – Samsung has now been reported to be working on a second generation of the headsets.

Rapidly coming up with new products is not something new to Sammy, still, we wonder whether this will bring new models of the established Level-Over, -On, and -In or add new tiers to the product line. So far, the Level-Overs have received generally positive reviews across audiophiles and critics, though the Level-Ons have gained mixed comments and the Ins are generally not the audience's favorite, to say it gently.

So we wonder – has Sammy given ear to the users' complaints and decided to revamp their lower tiers, or are they coming up with new products altogether? Also, there is no mention of the Level Box wireless speaker in the report, so whether that's getting a new iteration is yet unclear.

source: SamMobile

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27 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They're not coming up with anything here, they just want to, in a way, copy Apple's moves in the market. Apparently the next battle ground for gimmicky attachments is headphones. Apple just got Beats for high margin low quality headphones and Samsung will try their hardest to tap that while they can. It is like getting free marketing because Apple will hype the hell out of their new line of substandard overpriced garbage headphones and Samsung will try to present their own alternative when people start paying attention.

2. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

First time I can say, I actually agree with pretty much everything you said. Why they bought beats is beyond me. You will never see a pair of those in my bag/house.

4. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Samsung had LEVEL products BEFORE Apple bought Beats. BEFORE

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, but new emphasis on them will be placed now that Apple has decided to emphasize headphones.

7. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Samsung may have had these products before but there is without a doubt going to be a push to create more headphones for consumers now that Apple has bought Beats. Even with things like the Galaxy Alpha Samsung blurs the lines between "taking ideas from" and "copying from".

20. Doctorluv unregistered

People its competition...!!! These companies live way better than u people here. smh!

9. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

exactly, but people tend to re-write history based on their own biases. In their minds, it doesn't matter that Samsung announced their Level headphones first.

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2252; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Maybe before the official announcement that Apple bought Beats, but not before all of the rumors and signs pointed to Apple buying Beats. It's similar to how Samsung rushed to the market to create their smartwatch to compete with Apple just based on rumors that Apple would release theirs soon (which never happened).

13. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Samsung has been making headphones long before Beats were even created, but I guess when Apple does it, it becomes something new and different.LOL Everyone has been working on smartwatches, from Google to Chinese makers, not just Apple. Besides, I doubt companies like Samsung or any other electronics giants base their decisions on rumors from these shady blogs.

15. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Samsung may have been making headphones but started pushing out "premium" LEVEL headphones to compete with Apple after rumors of the Beats acquisition. Not to mention there's quite a few other people who have the same views.http://mashable.com/2014/07/16/samsung-level-headphones/

16. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Samsung copying Apple by producing premium headphones is like saying, Samsung is copying upcoming Apple iphones by making bigger screen phones and phablets.

17. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Did I say copy? Please let me know where I said copy, I'm curious too. "but started pushing out "premium" LEVEL headphones to COMPETE with Apple after rumors of the Beats acquisition."

18. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Maybe you should read the article from a random blog before you post it, "this latest Samsung move probably won't help quiet chatter that the Korean electronics giant has an Apple clone strategy.(from mashable)."

21. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

The point of the article was to show that others believe there is a connection between Samsung creating the headphones and the Beats acquisition. I don't believe that Samsung "has an Apple clone strategy" (at least with headphones).

24. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

There is little if any connection between "Samsung creating the headphones and the Beats acquisition." Samsung has been making headphones for years. Headphones from companies such as Beats, Bose, and Sony have been its competitors. Of course, Samsung is going to release headphones competiting with these companies. Samsung competes with Beats with or without Apple acquisition of Beats. Is there extra incentive for Samsung to beat Beats now? Yes. Did Samsung create its headphones just to compete with Apple? No.

22. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2252; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, have you looked at the Galaxy Alpha? How can you look at that device and say that it's not meant to be a Samsung version of the iPhone 6? And it's not just "rumors from shady blogs" that they're basing their decisions off of. I don't know if you just think news about Apple's smartwatch was only found on sites like PA or not, but the reality is that even advisors from the Wall Street Journal said that they believed Apple would come to market with a smartwatch (and they predicted it would come last year, which turned out to be wrong.) Couple that with patent filings that anyone can find about Apple patenting certain smartwatch features, it tends to lead to some credible rumors. So, yes, Samsung DID in fact create their first smartwatch to beat Apple to the market so that they wouldn't look like they were following the pack. I would say the biggest evidence of them "rushing" the product to the market to beat the competition to it was the fact that they released their second iteration of the smartwatch just a few months later that fixed a majority of the problems with the first.

23. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Some consumers have been asking for a metal version of Galaxy S for years. Samsung is giving them what they want, I don't know why this is an issue? You think Samsung Alpha is copying iphone by making it a metal? (There are other metal phones out there). Just because WSJ says it doesn't mean it's credible or less shady. This is something I learned as I observed various so called smartphone "rumors." WSJ may be more credible than PA(what site isn't), but they(WSJ) report on many rumors from shady sources as well. Samsung created their first smartwatch not just to beat Apple, but to beat all its competitors(Moto, HTC, Sony,,etc). Samsung did not release their second iteration "just a few months later." The second version was release almost 7 months after the first. I guess, if 6-7 months cycle is "rushing," then all flagship Sony smartphones are rush jobs, right?

25. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2252; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yes, consumers have wanted a metal version of the Galaxy S series...but the Galaxy Alpha is not a Galaxy S device. It's not the Galaxy S6. Also, in terms of specifications, it's more in line with the iPhone than it is with the S5. The screen is smaller, with a decrease in resolution. The camera is also a step down in terms of megapixels. Everything about the device just seems like an iPhone competitor that has slightly better specifications to justify people wanting to buy it over an iPhone. No it doesn't, but it doesn't mean that manfacturers don't rely on good news information to gain info about the competition. Apple is going to launch a smartwatch, so it was better for Samsung to release a smartwatch in advance so it looked like a leader instead of a follower. Sony already launched two iterations of it's smartwatch device before Samsung released theirs. So, Samsung wasn't the first to the market. Again, they thought Apple was going to release a smartwatch last year and decided to rush to the market with the Gear smartwatch. To save my time, maybe you should read this:http://www.cnet.com/news/how-samsung-cranked-out-the-galaxy-gear-the-inside-story/

26. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"it's more in line with the iPhone than it is with the S5. The screen is smaller, with a decrease in resolution." Seriously? You're gonna imply that Samsung is following Apple by making a 4.7inch screen? Yikes, Samsung is the one who started this big screen craze. Apple is the one who's following Samsung. Apple (might be) making 4.7inch screen doesn't mean Apple suddenly owns the size!!(when did you turn and became a ifan?). Alpha has 12 megapixels, that's plenty more than iphone's 8. Stop comparing apples to oranges. You make some bold statements, "they thought Apple was going to release a smartwatch last year and decided to rush to the market with the Gear smartwatch," do you have even an ounce of fact to back this up? Your statement is based on rumors that has been proven to be false over and over again. Apple smartwatch was supposed to be out last year, then early this year, then this quarter, now sometime next quarter? Who knows? If you think this is "good news information," maybe time to start rethinking about "good news information." Rumors are not facts. Many are rumors are false, only few are actually correct.

3. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

First of all, it came out in europe earlier, announced in APRIL! So, its not copying Apple, and it is not after just a month. Get your heads out of your rear. The world does not begin and end in the US.

14. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

From the article they were linking: It even says in the United States "Just several months after unveiling a line of premium headphones worldwide, Samsung announced on Wednesday the availability of its new "Level" headphones in the United States."

6. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

more choise is not bad imo

8. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Samsung? Earphones?

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks much better than beats. the cups cover your hole ear

12. hardyt813

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

Now samsung design copy off of beats now But when it all come down to it which one sound better Because if I had to choose a headphone it would have to be to sony or Bose

19. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Please make a lower end but still good set of headphones...the level over etc. are priced a bit too high

27. ddelaney

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 14, 2016

Great.

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