Samsung Level U is the new wireless in-ear headphones released a few months ago and I received the product when attending a Samsung event. I didn’t expect much from the product because Samsung has never been a well-regarded headphone manufacturer.
Design & Features
The reason I published this review so late is because I hated in-ear headphones and never used one for more than a few hours. However, I find myself using the Level U more, so what make the difference?
The Level U has an ergonomic design, you will just need to wear the plastic band with flexible joints around your neck, then put the earbuds on your ears. The neck band has the power button and charging port on the central unit while volume controls and Bluetooth/Play/Pause button are placed on the right side. Interestingly, the earbuds can be snapped together when not in use as there are magnets inside.
Inside the box, you can also find a micro-USB charging cable, another set of standard ear gels and a set of stabilizing gels. Unfortunately, none of those gels provide a snug fit on my ears. Therefore, I feel a little uncomfortable after wearing the headphones for an hour or two.
The battery life of the Level U is quite impressive. It is rated at 10 hours and I had no problem using it for 8 hours in a single charge.
The Level U is equipped with large 12mm drivers which are said to deliver high-quality, clear sound. Unfortunately, the headphones have a lot of limitations.
As the headphones don’t sit tight on my ear canal, they can’t provide good sound isolation and the bass is affected as well. The low frequencies are a little underwhelming as compared to many in-ear headphones. Moreover, I hear some distortion at both low and high frequencies. The treble is also fairly harsh, especially when I crank up the volume, so the music experience on the headphones is not something enjoyable.
The good thing is that the mids are quite clear and pronounced. I find the sound pleasant for watching Youtube, news, sports or movies.
- Ergonomic design
- Long battery life
- Sound is not ideal for enjoying music
Although the Level U has a lot of limitations, I’m still using it because it is convenient to use on the go, I don’t have to worry about the mess of cable and just wrap it around my neck when I’m on public transportation or exercising.
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