Samsung has unveiled two new models in its Level series of premium audio products, the Level On Wireless on-ear headphones and the Level Link wireless audio adapter.
The first-generation Level On on-ear headphones were designed with a removable cable for easy portability, and this time around Samsung is cutting the cord entirely by launching a wireless edition of the same. Called Level On Wireless, the headphones feature 40mm drivers and come with active noise cancellation technology which Samsung says "accurately maps surrounding sounds for a clearer, uninterrupted audio experience." The headphones come with a touchpad on the side through which you can control media playback (play, pause and skip), along with volume and S Voice when paired with Galaxy phones.
Battery life for Level On Wireless with Bluetooth and noise cancellation activated is touted at up to 11 hours, with dedicated Bluetooth playback coming in at up to 23 hours.
Level Link is essentially a dongle that plus into your traditional wired audio gear, allowing you to transmit wirelessly to your Bluetooth-enabled devices. The wireless audio adapter features both transmit and receive modes, comes with apt X Low Latency codec along with apt X, Samsung HD, SBC and AAC with a claimed battery life of 6 hours. You can connect the Level Link to your TV, with the adapter allowing connectivity to two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
Level On Wireless is available in Blue Black, Blue, Red, White color combinations, with the Level Link debuting in Charcoal Black, Blue, Red and White options. No word as yet as to the pricing of these products, but Samsung states that the products will be available mid-May, so we don't have to wait long to find out.
Samsung's Level On Wireless and Level Link offer superior audio experience
SEOUL, Korea - April 28, 2015 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced two new additions to its Level series of smart Bluetooth™ audio products, Samsung Level On Wireless and Samsung Level Link. Designed for music lovers seeking to pair outstanding audio quality with sleek design, Samsung Level On Wireless headphones incorporate the latest Samsung technology to offer top quality sound in an impeccable package. The Samsung Level Link seamlessly transforms traditional audio products into wireless solutions, using Bluetooth™ technology. Available from late April, both products offer easy controls including a customizable mobile application.
"With the Samsung Level series, we have brought together our industry-leading technology and design expertise to deliver users the best possible audio experience," said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "The Samsung Level On Wireless and Level Link are built upon Samsung's longstanding heritage of mobile innovation to expand our range of audio accessories that deliver organic sound quality, superior comfort, portability and style."
Level On Wireless Samsung Level On Wireless headphones feature circular ear pads, producing a sleek, sophisticated look and feel. Equipped with six built-in microphones, the headphones feature an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) function that accurately maps surrounding sounds for a clearer, uninterrupted audio experience and help sending voice more clearly when people talk via phone. A dual-layered diaphragm system helps suppress excessive vibration, reducing noise and enabling the headphones to reproduce rich, balanced sound across a wide range of frequencies
Level On Wireless supports an easy-to-use touch control pad that allows users to activate and adjust a variety of functions such as S Voice, volume, as well as play, pause or skip tracks – all without touching the controls of the paired device. The headphones are also equipped with a unique Sound Sharing function, so users can seamlessly share their favorite tunes with other Level On Wireless users.
Level Link Samsung Level Link uses Bluetooth™ connectivity to make a range of traditional audio devices completely wireless. Users simply connect Level Link to earphones, headphones, a set of speakers or a TV, and then pair it to a Bluetooth™-enabled device to enjoy the same high-quality sound they get from traditional audio devices. Providing both Send and Receive modes with a simple switch button, Level Link provides freedom from the hassle of wires. Users can also stream audio to two Bluetooth™-enabled devices at once, so that it's possible to instantly share tunes with friends. The Level Link's aptX Low Latency codec provides fast audio conversion for lag-free sound while watching videos.