Samsung pokes Apple’s Beats with launch of Level headphones
Samsung earlier released some premium earphones for the high quality music-loving type of users.
The Level Over, Level On, Level In and Level Box devices comprise of an earphone, a wired headphone, a wireless advanced headphone and a music box which also acts as a standalone speaker.
The new products come at a time when Beats Audio is about to be purchased by Apple, so it’s another round of Samsung vs. Apple or Apple vs. Samsung match-down (however you put it) again.
Read a full PR from Samsung Electronics:
Dallas –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 http://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).
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.
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.
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 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.