Looking for a wireless Bluetooth headphone that is worth the price? The Samsung Level U could very well be the one you’ve been searching for. The Level U is relatively comfortable with earbuds that were designed to fit loosely into the ears. This way, you wouldn’t be able to feel the jamming sensation that some are not used to. The neckband, being thick in the center while a little thinner at the sides, sits at the back of your neck comfortably.
The device comes with two gel covers, the Hybrid Gel and the Stabilizing Wing Ear Gel. The Hybrid gels are made out of soft silicon but according to users, they didn’t stay in their ears as fittingly as the latter. However, both of them only comes in a standard size.
The earbuds have an interesting feature, they are magnetic. Therefore, they clasp together which makes it more compact and convenient to carry around. Though, due to its light weight and comfortable fit, you wouldn’t feel a thing if it was left around your neck.
According to Samsung, the Level U contains dual – mic for noise reduction, preventing the noise from outside interfering with your sound. With that said, the noise reduction isn’t flawless and due to the open design, there is still bound to be some noise leaked in. Therefore, noisy environments aren’t the ideal places to use the headphones.
The device has about 10 hours worth of battery life. When the headphone is turned on and when it goes into paring mode, there would be a voice prompt to inform the user. Also, when there is an incoming call, you will be alerted by the vibration of the back of the neckband. On the right side of the neckband, there are 3 buttons which allows you to pause and play music, answer and end calls, skip tracks and control the volume. These buttons are easily accessible, making it really convenient for the users.
Despite being just a headphone, the Level U is also able to read text notifications to you, which is not a common feature at all and is definitely one of the unique functions which make the headphone stand out from the rest. However, you would need to download the free Level App to gain excess to advance settings like such. This application is unfortunately only available on Android at this point of time.
The device sounded the same when tested with various different mobile devices. With less demanding music, the Level U performed relatively well but it showed its flaws when the incapability to handle more demanding and bass – heavy music was pretty obvious. With that said, this remains as a well – balanced headphone without showing lots of favour in any particular music genre. The headphone does distort at a higher volume though. If deep bass is what you’re looking for, this headphone definitely wouldn’t be the first choice but it still gives a pretty clean sound and is really suitable for casual listening in my opinion.
The connectivity of the Bluetooth was quite smooth but of course depending on the range and situation, there might still be a few problems. Also, the Level U is not waterproof and would become much looser with sweat. Thus it would not be the ideal headphone to choose when going for a run or even to the gym.
In all, it really is one of the more comfortable and convenient in – ear headphones but still, is not suitable for audiophiles at all. Of course, it doesn’t produce the best sound but it stands out most in its design and features. It costs about S$100 and including all its features, it actually is at an affordable price but there are definitely similar sounding in – ear headphones which are at a lower price.
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