When you think of the Samsung brand, perhaps devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and TVs comes to mind, but it seems that Samsung has its eye on the mobile audio market as well and has recently announced the Samsung Level series of premium audio products which are basically Samsung’s take on headphones and portable speakers.
These products include the Level Over, the Level On, the Level In, and the Level Box. The names itself are pretty much dead giveaways as to what they are. Starting with the Level Over, these are Samsung’s flagship pair of headphones. They will feature 50mm dynamic drivers that features active noise cancellation. This is achieved by the headphones itself, and a microphone placed on the outside that is able to pickup noises in order to block it.
The headphones will also come with an app of their own that allows users to customize their listening experience through the SoundAlive equalizer. On top of that, the app will also help protect the user through smart volume management to prevent hearing loss, and enhanced text-to-speech capabilities. Unfortunately it seems like the app is Android-only at the moment with no word on whether they will be releasing an iOS version anytime soon.
Next up will be the Level On headphones. As the name suggests, these are a pair of on-ear headphones, versus the Level Over. This means that unlike the Level Over where the cups sit around your ears, the Level On will see the headphone cups rest on your ears. The Level On headphones will sport 40mm drivers but Samsung did not mention if it the app will support the headphones or if it will feature noise cancellation features as well.
There is also the Level In which are a pair of in-ear headphones that comes with a remote control to adjust volume and can also be used to launch Samsung S Voice on Samsung devices running on Android 4.0 or higher.
Last but not least is the Level Box. This is a portable speaker by Samsung that will pair with devices via Bluetooth. It will sport a 56mm stereo speaker, a passive radiator, and will sport a metal design and a metal grille which we guess adds to the premium feel. It even comes with noise reduction and echo cancellation, and a built-in microphone that will allow you to use it as a hands-free device.
Availability has been set for mid-May in most markets around the world, according to Samsung, but unfortunately pricing has yet to be determined.
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