Samsung announces new premium audio products: Level Over, Level On, Level In, and Level Box

Available in black and white models, Samsung Level headphones and speakers ship in mid-May

Samsung has just announced Level, their new line of premium mobile audio products. The Level line includes the Level Over (over-the-ear headphones), Level On (on-ear headphones), Level In (in-ear headphones), and Level Box (Bluetooth Speaker). They'll be available for sale at retail and online by mid-May in most of the world. Here's what JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics, had to say about Level:

Samsung understands the importance of music and audio in the lives of our consumers. 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.

If you'd forgotten just how big Samsung is and just how diverse Samsung's product line-up is, here's a powerful reminder. They can not only make phones and tablets but make an incredible array of other hardware products that tie into and enrich the experience of those phones and tablets.

While Samsung Level will no doubt work (and look) great with a Galaxy S5, thanks to audio jacks and Bluetooth being universal, they'll likely work (and look) just fine with other phones and tablets as well.

We'll have to wait until we get our ears on them to know for sure, but based on the gallery and details below, Samsung Level sure seems interesting.

Anyone already saving up for mid-May?



Samsung launches "Level" a New Series of Premium Mobile Audio Products

Samsung Level is a comprehensive selection of mobile optimized audio products to accompany smartphones and tablets

Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung Level, a new series of premium audio products. The Level series builds on Samsung's heritage in industry-leading mobile products to offer a range of audio accessories with organic sound quality, superior comfort, portability, and style that give mobile users the best possible sound experience for their smartphone or tablet. The Level series is comprised of four types of expertly crafted audio products for any type of mobile user: Level Over, Level On, Level In, and Level Box. All four products allow users to take calls while listening to any type of audio and ensure the best sound clarity during their call in harmony with Samsung's industry-leading mobile technology.

"Samsung understands the importance of music and audio in the lives of our consumers," said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. "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."

  • Level Over is Samsung's flagship over-ear headphone featuring superior HD organic sound, a comfortable ergonomic design, touch controls, and wireless Bluetooth pairing.

A 50 mm Dynamic Driver made with high performance Neodymium, which is 30% stronger than regular magnets, lets users get deeper, more natural sound. Plus, a free edge structure made from Bio Cellulose prevents resonance between the vibration plate and the frame, avoiding unnecessary booming and providing the original sound. Level Over also uses a hybrid type active noise cancellation, both on the headphone inside and with a mic on the outside that picks up sounds to block so that users can enjoy perfectly crystal clear music.

Additionally, users can download the Samsung Level application, specially designed to enhance the Level Over experience, from either Google Play Store or Samsung Apps. Users are now able to customize their audio experience to fit any type of music, media, or listening environment through a comprehensive EQ system called Samsung SoundAlive. Through the SoundAlive equalizer, Samsung Level Over adjusts the EQ to create the perfect balance of sound. Additionally, SoundAlive enables users to further apply 3D audio, bass and clarity effects to every media type, including music, streaming services, games and movies. SoundAlive also offers a very unique experience with 25 settings for different scenarios like Pop, Rock, Jazz and even Concert or Café mode. The Samsung Level app also has a protective and smart volume monitor to prevent hearing loss along with enhanced text-to-speech capabilities.

  • Level On combines a compact style with a superior comfort and sound system to offer an immersive and on-the-go premium sound experience. It is designed to provide a full range of natural and clear sound, flexibly dampening the air flow with a 40 mm dual layered diaphragm.

  • Level In provides an immersive sonic environment for any activity with a powerful three-way speaker, letting users enjoy rich sounds that cover all the low, mid, and high sound naturally and with clear sound separation.

  • Level Box is a premium and compact Bluetooth speaker that features a solid metal design complete with a full metal grille. With a large (56mm) stereo speaker and a passive radiator, the system is optimized to deliver high quality sound that is powerful, crisp and balanced. The dedicated hardware design provides noise reduction and echo cancellation, and built-in microphone deliver clear voice, making it ideal for phone calls and conference calls.

Users can simply place a Near-Field Communications (NFC) enabled smartphone near the Level Box to quickly and easily make a connection. Devices without NFC capabilities can still be effortlessly connected through the speaker's one touch Bluetooth pairing system. Controlling the speaker is also easy with its built-in buttons that allow you to play or stop a song, adjust the volume, and even accept or reject calls. Users can enjoy up to 15 hours of continuous playback through the Level Box's rechargeable battery.

Samsung Level series will be available for purchase beginning in mid-May in most markets around the world. They will be also available for purchase through the Samsung Online Store (store.samsung.com) in selective countries. The availability of each Level series will vary by market.

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

 
There are 54 comments

yodatom10 says:

Ah To many Levels my brain hurts.... This is the note line all over again we need a chart to keep track of all of these

If you can't count to four without looking at a table, you should sure you maths teacher or your parents. =)

Andro10 says:

What the hell did you just say Hans? Forget math, fix your English.

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dchawk81 says:

This is his brother Franz. Vee are here to pahmp you ahp.

bobbob1016 says:

Wait, it works on non-Samsungs?

Also, I had to double check as I thought the redhead was Karen Gillan.

God bless Amy Pond

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prediscover says:

If they can get the price down then it'll be alright

tx_tuff says:

I'm sure they are going going after Beats so I wouldn't look for a low price.

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What's the difference between over-the-ear and on-the-ear in terms of headphones..?

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tx_tuff says:

Over the ear will cover the whole ear lobe and sure the in the ear won't.

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Alcarnor14 says:

Cover-the-ear cans vs. not-quite-in-the-ear-buds (like the apple earbuds)? maybe? I'd certainly like a decent earbud as I've yet to find an in-ear model that is comfortable for any amount of time. (And I'm looking for decent "listen to imore and android central podcast" style earbuds, not audio-phile perfection earbuds.)

niuguy says:

Nope. Over the ear leaves your ear in a pocket surrounded by headphones. On ear had a more flat pad that sits on your ear. No cup. Ear bud are basically the opposite... They are in your ear.

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seanjenkins says:

I have the nocs ns401 I think is the model number. Great audio and comfort. Cheap too

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Prinny Mask says:

Over-the-ear headphones are like if you took a cup, held it sideways so the top is facing you, and then put your ear inside. They usually cover your entire ears. On-the-ear is like if you took that same cup, flipped it 180 so the bottom is facing you, and then pressed that against your ear. They usually cover most of your ear, but they are flat, so they literally go "on" your ear while over-the-ear goes "around" it. On-the-ears might be smaller, but over-the-ears are usually more suited to blocking outside noise.

ACADM says:

Not to mention more comfortable.

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rodrtho says:

Great post Rene
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dumbcow1 says:

"Premium audio" means it will be crap. Just like Beats. Stick to good audio...Audio Technica....Sennheiser...Klipsch..... Not Samsung

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And you stick to your judgmental comments that have to facts or research to prove. Hate Samsung much?

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dumbcow1 says:

Not Samsung. Just when I hear "Premium Audio" it usually turns out crappy

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seanjenkins says:

So if those brands you mentioned say that they produce good quality audio they are lying?
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ACADM says:

Those other companies have a long history of producing high quality audio headphones.

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Warrenisit says:

Dumbcow is right. If you knew the first thing about headphones you'd know his comment wasn't Samsung related. The best audio doesn't come from the best selling or most popular headphones. Example... Beats

benhaube says:

I'm surprised Samsung didn't require a Samsung phone or tablet for the Level line of products to work. Maybe more people will actually Buy these than bought the Gear watches.

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The one cool thing about these headphones is they are probably the only headphones with inline volume controls that work with Android. I hope they don't cost too much.

ACADM says:

Why is it so difficult for manufactures to make Android compatible inline headphones?

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Abionic says:

Hahaha... You kid Sammy... You kid.

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rkcmd says:

I hope it's an L type plug... And i hope it would be durable. After all, it's designed for mobile use.

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jd914 says:

The words Samsung and premium just don't sound good together.

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seanjenkins says:

I wouldn't say that about some of their tvs

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This.

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jd914 says:

Too bad they don't put that effort on their mobile devices.

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Me like

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bakakun028 says:

"If you'd forgotten just how big Samsung is and just how diverse Samsung's product line-up is… "
Excited for samsung next generation self propelled howitzer…

gregmcph says:

15israellai says:

dafuq, this is gold.

mwara244 says:

But will the self propelled Howitzers run on a non samsung device? Would like to remote controll and fire it with a Nexus. I wonder how much they cost and if they come with wifi?

patfactorx says:

Staying with my JBLs. Sammy doesn't know sound.

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sirheck says:

Hmmm, I wonder how they will sound compared to the Grado SR60's which have been considered the best bang for buck cans since the early 90's by magazines such as SoundandVision, Whathifi, The Absolute Sound, and Home theatre review?

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dchawk81 says:

It won't matter. These will be pretty and shiny.

GrooveRite says:

I'll take the Beyerdynamic DT-770-PRO-32 over your Grado's....:) More money but much much much better!

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ACADM says:

Why would I send flowers to Brazil?

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jcg5862 says:

Why would you need premium anything to listen to crappy lossy mp3 files? Now, listening to one of the lossless formats thru a nice headphone DAC is something altogether different.

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dumbcow1 says:

+1,000 Audiophile points. Couldn't agree more

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iowabeakster says:

These are obviously marketed at kids listening to radio pop music, not people with sophisticated audio tastes. Just look at the advertising photos to verify. And even most adults do not own speakers (or headphones in this case) or amplification accurate enough to produce an audible difference provided by quality D->A conversion.

The gerneral public chose VHS over Beta, back in the day. They've also chosen mp3, over flac (or even ogg). The general public cares nothing about quality.

Whatever it is, if it has a huge marketing campaign telling them they will love it, they'll love it without question.

Warrenisit says:

This exactly!

Gekko says:

i just bought the new UE Mini Boom. i love it! my criteria -

1. True Left and Right STEREO Channels in the box - TWO Speakers - L/R!
2. LOUD and CLEAR volume
3. Great compact form factor - easy to throw in travel bag or beach bag
4. standard micro USB charger - who wants to F with a proprietary charger like on Bose and several others? F That!
5. 10 hour battery life
6. 50 foot Bluetooth Range
7. Bluetooth 4.0
8. NFC Support
9. Clean/Sleek Design/Controls.
10. Durable Design.
11. Speakerphone
12. reasonable price - $89-$99.

also - you can buy two and use their App from Play Store and join the two speakers as L/L and R/R or as L/R and L/R if you prefer - all via their App. check it out - the UE Mini Boom is amazing. one is all i need. great for beach and pool and anywhere around the house. i highly recommend!!!

http://www.ultimateears.com/en-us/mini-boom

Daf L says:

Is that an advert?

You do know what stereo is don't you and how it works?

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elctro says:

Does level over support gaming? if not, what about level for gaming?

Devara Gian says:

Sennheiser FTW

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Dizfunctions says:

Obviously not going to be real high quality. Just more marketing for Samsung to try and negate the M8 speakers haha

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K2theIzzo says:

Is the cord on the Level In flat and tangle free? If so I'm buying it.

CR6 says:

This is great news! I'm definitely interested and have no qualms admitting that I'm a Samsung fanboi. My upgrade is here and I'm holding off purchasing the S5 (which has been extremely difficult thusfar) having heard all the recent rumors about a "prime" edition. Looks like my rooted S3 will have to keep me happy for a few more months..... THEN I'll pick up a pair of these new "in ear" earbuds, and will be happier than a kid in a candy store. Man, waiting is SO much more difficult when it comes to awesome new technology! (I may need to enter a 12 step program) :)