Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Samsung Announces US Availability of 'Level' Audio Portfolio

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) today announced the U.S. availability of the Samsung Level portfolio of premium mobile audio products. The Level audio portfolio is a collection of three premium headphones and a Bluetooth speaker -- all designed for portability and style while producing high quality sound.

The portfolio includes: Level Over, Level On, Level In and Level Box. All four devices work seamlessly with smartphones and tablets, and the Level Over can be further customized using the Samsung Level App to elevate the audio experience. In addition, the Level portfolio easily syncs with Milk Music powered by Slacker, Samsung's free music streaming service for select Galaxy devices, offering an easy-to-use interface and more than 200 stations to further amplify your music listening experience.

Level Over is available for $349.99, Level On $179.99, Level In $149.99 and Level Box $169.99. Gilt.com, the innovative online shopping destination, is offering its members exclusive, first access to the portfolio, starting Thursday, July 17 at noon ET at www.gilt.com/level. The sale, which lasts for 72 hours, will also feature an exclusive bundle of the Level On and Level Box for $299.99. The portfolio will also be available on Amazon.com (July 20), Samsung.com (July 21) and select Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy stores (July 27).

Level Over
The Samsung Level Over is an over-ear headphone designed for an immersive sound experience. Level Over delivers powerful, clear, sharp sound, ergonomically designed comfort and wireless Bluetooth technology.

Level Over includes Active Noise Cancellation, employing four mics on the inside and outside of the headphones to cancel outside sounds. In addition, Level Over includes technology that prevents resonance between the vibration plate and the frame, avoiding unnecessary booming and helping to provide the original sound. Users can control volume, navigate tracks, pause or stop music, answer or end a call all using the Smart Control Technology on the side of the headphones.

Level On
The Level On is an on-ear, wired headphone that packs a powerful, clear and pure sound in a compact design. Soft polyurethane cushioning provides comfort with a foldable ergonomic design makes this the perfect headphone for the on-the-go mobile user.

Level In
The Level In is an in-ear, wired headphone that packs a powerful three-way speaker system that controls treble, mid-range and deep bass, providing clear sound separation and rich, natural sound quality.

Level Box
Level Box is a premium, compact Bluetooth speaker that streams high quality audio from any Samsung Galaxy phone - or any other Bluetooth compatible device - directly to the speaker for crystal-clear sound. The sleek, distinctive design is optimized to provide noise reduction and echo cancellation, and a built in rechargeable battery offers up to 15 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. One touch Near-Field Communications (NFC) or the dedicated Bluetooth pairing button provides effortless synching. Control buttons make it easy to adjust volume or play/pause music, and a high-quality HD built in microphone makes it a great device for phone or conference calls.
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7 Comments on Samsung Announces US Availability of 'Level' Audio Portfolio

#1
pidgin
wow, samsung you can shove those prices up your stupid ass
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#2
eidairaman1
Apple can shove their prices up their stupid ass too pidgin
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#3
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
First off, those names are dumb. What marketing genious thought of them? So confusing!

Second, I do like the design of the Level Box but at $299 it is $100 more than the best in class Bose and IOGear.
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Rojan
by: Easy Rhino
First off, those names are dumb. What marketing genious thought of them? So confusing!.
Uhh... what are you talking about? These are one of the most straight-forward named audio products.

Level Over = Over-ear
Level On = On-ear
Level In = In-ear
Level Box = Boom(box)
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#5
alwayssts
I love me some good-quality over-ear wireless headphones, which it's worth mentioning there are not nearly enough, but what exactly makes these worth $400 versus something from Sony or the like?

I want to like Samsung, but they seem increasingly trending in the Apple/Beats direction of supremely overpriced versus lesser-brand competition, with the bom spent on bling/style and not on things actually important to their consumers...you know, like current high-end components and useful technology. That would be fine if they had a similar following as Apple, but they don't. The requisite car analogy I would put in place (for Korean vs. USA/Japan) is that while Hyundai may not need to be a bargain brand any longer (China is the new S Korea in terms of market trust, but SK is not yet Japan/USA), I still need a tangible reason to purchase them over a Honda/Toyota or more accessible American brand; the name alone does not instill the essence of guaranteed quality, performance, or gravitas.

It's worth mentioning these use 50mm drivers, which (knowing nothing else) sounds nice, but no mention of aptx (or anything proprietary to replace it), which is not only a bummer and somewhat disconcerting (not to say they still don't sound nice), but highly strange considering aptx support is a major differentiation factor of their mobile devices.

Right hand, meet left. Say hello. If they could kindly get their crap together and/or kindly bring their prices back to Earth, that would be fabulous.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Rojan
Uhh... what are you talking about? These are one of the most straight-forward named audio products.

Level Over = Over-ear
Level On = On-ear
Level In = In-ear
Level Box = Boom(box)
Bro 1: Yo man, check out these new Level Ons!

Bro 2: Level what?

Bro 1: Level Ons! You know, from Samsung.

Bro 2: Oh, you mean those headphones? What are they called again?

Bro 1: Level Ons!

Bro 2: Did you say Levelons?

Bro 1: No, Level ... Ons!!!!

Bro 2: Sounds dumb. Bye.
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