Samsung's Gear IconX wireless earbuds price drops by more than $50


The iPhone 7 with no 3.5mm headset jack has stirred up the market for wireless headphones, and Apple's AirPods have also added to the hype, but if you are looking for a pair truly wireless buds, there are some other choices as well.

The Samsung Gear IconX has been out on the market for longer than the AirPods, and it has a much more streamlined design that is more discrete and looks nothing like the toothbrush-like form factor of Apple's buds.

And now, a few months after its official launch, the Gear IconX is getting its price slashed considerably. Samsung is cutting $55 on the original $200 price of the Gear IconX, so that you can now have a pair for just $145. In comparison, the AirPods cost slightly more at $170.

At the same time, we've tested the IconX and found them to come with one big downside: rather poor battery life of just around 2 hours. In contrast, the AirPods will last a cool 5 hours on a single charge.

If are willing to live with that and if you want something more discrete, though, they are certainly one viable option, especially at that new price tag. You can see our full impressions of the Gear IconX in our review here.

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