Samsung Level On Wireless
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.