Sam­sung Level On Wire­less

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The Sam­sung Level On Wire­less is one trendy look­ing head­set. The wire­less head­phone has a plas­tic ex­te­rior that comes with a sheen and color pro­file sim­i­lar to Sony’s, but the head­band is con­tin­u­ous with the cups, look­ing as if it’s a sin­gle whole, which is a great de­par­ture from the tra­di­tional head­phone shape. The alu­minum cups give the Sam­sung a pre­mium ap­pear­ance if viewed from the sides. The head­band, while plas­tic, is re­in­forced with leatherette on the in­side, which in turn gives it greater flex­i­bil­ity for var­i­ous head sizes. The cups are also made from the same leather ma­te­rial. While it’s not the soft­est, the Level On Wire­less still feels suit­able for ex­tended lis­ten­ing, mostly due to how flex­i­ble the head­band can be.

Th­ese head­phones come with Ac­tive Noise Can­cel­ing, and Blue­tooth pair­ing sup­port for au­dio. The ANC fea­ture cuts out a sig­nif­i­cant deal of am­bi­ent noise, on top of the head­phone’s nat­u­ral sound seal­ing cups. It can ef­fec­tively re­move the sound of key­board taps and mouse clicks in a busy of­fice, and re­duce the roar of a train’s tran­sit to a hum. It won’t elim­i­nate con­ver­sa­tion, but you won’t be able to hear too much de­tail. Blue­tooth pair­ing is a cinch – the Sam­sung head­phones will play a chime to in­di­cate that it’s been switched on, and you’ll hear a soft beep if it’s in pair­ing mode. All th­ese con­trols can be found on the right cup. On top of its soft­ware fea­tures, the Level On Wire­less also comes with fold­able cups and a neat soft pouch, for stor­ing the de­tach­able 3.5mm round au­dio ca­ble and the head­set it­self.

The Sam­sung head­phones are bi­ased to­wards vo­cals. It also has strong mids that over­power high fre­quen­cies at times, with sur­pris­ingly good dis­tinc­tion in be­tween ev­ery note. Put it all to­gether, and you get a head­set that’s made specif­i­cally for pop songs, such as ra­dio top 40’s and main­stream tracks. The Sam­sung head­phones lack depth, and it ar­ti­fi­cially boosts bass, so it’s re­ally built more for the masses.

It had av­er­age han­dling of Adele’s vo­cals in ‘Melt My Heart to Stone’, with mids over­whelm­ing the song in gen­eral. It fares much bet­ter on ‘Ho­tel Cal­i­for­nia’ by The Ea­gles, with a good depth be­tween per­cus­sions, warm gui­tar notes, al­though vo­cals still take cen­ter-stage. It can­not play nicely with Tiesto’s ‘El­e­ment of Life’, since the song has depth that the Sam­sung head­phones can­not cap­ture.

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