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Samsung launches new “Level” range of premium audio products
Samsung Electronics has announced its new Samsung Level audio range, a series of premium audio products consisting of three sets of headphones and a compact wireless speaker system.
Kicking off Samsung’s new audio range is the oddly named Level Over headphones. Looking past the marketing buzzwords like “superior HD organic sound”, the Level Over comes with 50mm Neodymium magnet dynamic drivers to help keep the 350g weight to a minimum, active noise cancellation to block out external sounds, Bluetooth pairing, and can make use of Samsung’s S Voice features when paired with a Samsung smartphone.
The Level Over uses a hybrid type active noise cancellation, listening to noise both inside the headphones and from the mic on the outside. To top off the features list, the headphones can pair up with Samsung’s Level app, which offers up Samsung’s own EQ system.
“With the Level series, we have crafted an incredible line of audio products designed for the mobile user with organic sound, premium design aesthetics, and optimized mobile audio controls” JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung
Samsung’s Level On is the other pair of over-ear headphones in the range, which features a smaller 40mm driver and seems to lacks the Bluetooth and noise cancelling features of the Level Over, although the closed back design should help keep out some of the background noise. On the plus side, the headphones are lighter at 210g and the compact design means that they can be folded up for better portability.
Level In, as you might have guessed from the naming strategy, is Samsung’s new in-ear headphone set, which comes with a three-way speaker system. Two balanced armatures for the mids and highs, accompanied by a dynamic speaker for the bass. There’s no mention of any noise cancelling of wireless features for the Level In.
Moving on to the speaker product, the Level Box is a portable 56mm stereo speaker system designed for wireless audio. The Level Box is just 164.3 × 62.3 × 69.2 mm in size and weighs 600g.
The speaker offers up both Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, as well as the standard 3.5mm jack, and also comes with a built in mic. The mic is used for noise reduction and echo cancellation, enables the use of Samsung’s S Voice functionality, and allows the speakers to receive calls when paired with a smartphone. Samsung boasts an impressive 15 hours of continuous playback from the Level Box’s rechargeable battery.
Price wise, the Level Over is expected to cost around $349, the On around $199, the In at $149, but we’re not sure about the price tag for the Level Box yet. Each of the products look set to appear in both white and black color options. Samsung’s Level audio range will be available for purchase starting in mid-May and will be sold in most markets around the world and through the Samsung Online Store in selected countries.