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  3. Best Headphones
  4. Conclusion
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Samsung 2017 Headphones
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We have currently published 3 Samsung headphones reviews. They're a huge brand that also makes stylish and feature-packed headphones for casual everyday use. 

Compared to other brands

  • Lots of Features. Most headphones from Samsung are packed with active features and support several codecs. Even their cheaper models are often wireless, have noise cancellation and support low-latency or high audio quality codecs. This makes them affordable yet versatile headphones when compared to other brand name models.
  • Above-Average Sound Quality. Samsung's headphones usually have a decently well-balanced sound quality. 
  • Stylish Designs. Samsung has a lot of sleek-looking headphones that are comfortable to wear. Their designs often include features like touch sensitive control schemes, to reduce the number of visible buttons, and bright colors that stand out. Some of their headphones are a fashion statement as well as being practical.
  • Plasticky Build Quality. Although headphones from Samsung look good, they tend to have a slightly flimsy build quality. They feel less durable than other similarly designed headphones in their price range.                                                                                           
  • Poor Headphone Variety. Samsung doesn't have a lot of variety in their models. They often release Pro versions of their original line-up with more features but they do not have a lot of headphone types for different listeners. 

Overall, Samsung delivers decent sounding and sleek-looking headphones. For their price range, they have a lot of active features and support multiple codecs that make even their budget headphones versatile. However, the headphones we've reviewed so far have a slightly plasticky build quality that doesn't feel as durable as competing brands. They also don't have a lot of headphone variety, so you might not find a model that fits your specific needs and preferences.

Best Samsung Headphones

Samsung does not have a lot of headphone models but what they have to offer are versatile enough for most situations. The 'Level' lineup covers most of the headphone types. However, they do have a lot of in-ear models we have yet to test that are more suitable for sports.

  • Level = The main line up from Samsung that covers, over/on-ears, around-the-neck designs with the Level U and in-ears with the level In/ Level Active.
  • Level Pro = The Pro version of the Level Line up with more features and the Ultra High-Quality Audio (UHQA) codec.
  • HS = The more budget lineup that typically comes with the Samsung Galaxy phones.

Best for Mixed Usage

Usage Ratings
7.4Mixed Usage
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What it is This is the combination of the different use cases to evaluate how versatile the headphones are. Therefore an everyday headphone should be well-rounded enough to adapt to most situations and environments without significant losses in sound quality, design ergonomics or isolation.
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7.0Critical Listening
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What it is The level of audio fidelity a headphone can reproduce. Therefore a balanced and true representation of bass, mids, treble, soundstage and imaging, as well as a comfortable listening experience, is essential for critical listening.
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7.2Commute/Travel
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What it is How well the headphones handle the loud environments involved in commuting or traveling. Therefore your listening experience should be comfortable, hassle-free and as isolated from noise as possible.
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7.6Sports/Fitness
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What it is How well-adapted the headphones are, to use while doing sports or strenuous exercise. Therefore the headphones should not be too cumbersome and deliver a stable and comfortable listening experience.
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7.8Office
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What it is How well the headphones can deliver a comfortable and isolated listening experience in an office-like environment. They should not leak much and should block the noise of a busy office.
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The best Samsung headphones for mixed usage are the Level U Pro. They are surprisingly affordable for the number of features they provide. If you don't mind the around-the-neck design and you're comfortable with in-ears, then the Level U Pro are a good option for most situations. They're lightweight, they have a decent wireless range and they support apt-X LL (low latency). They also have a customizable sound through the Level app.

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Best for Audio Quality

Usage Ratings
7.4Mixed Usage
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What it is This is the combination of the different use cases to evaluate how versatile the headphones are. Therefore an everyday headphone should be well-rounded enough to adapt to most situations and environments without significant losses in sound quality, design ergonomics or isolation.
Score components:
7.2Critical Listening
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What it is The level of audio fidelity a headphone can reproduce. Therefore a balanced and true representation of bass, mids, treble, soundstage and imaging, as well as a comfortable listening experience, is essential for critical listening.
Score components:
7.6Commute/Travel
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What it is How well the headphones handle the loud environments involved in commuting or traveling. Therefore your listening experience should be comfortable, hassle-free and as isolated from noise as possible.
Score components:
7.1Sports/Fitness
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What it is How well-adapted the headphones are, to use while doing sports or strenuous exercise. Therefore the headphones should not be too cumbersome and deliver a stable and comfortable listening experience.
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7.8Office
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What it is How well the headphones can deliver a comfortable and isolated listening experience in an office-like environment. They should not leak much and should block the noise of a busy office.
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The best Samsung headphones for audio reproduction are the Level Over. They have an excellent wireless range and a long lasting battery life. They also have a customizable sound and deliver a comfortable listening experience that's good for casual and critical listeners. 

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Conclusion

Samsung is a big brand that delivers versatile, stylish and feature-packed headphones, but do not offer as many headphone choices as some of their competitors. On the upside, the headphones they produce typically have a better-than-average sound quality, and a lot of premium features, like touch sensitive control schemes and low-latency codecs, that are not usually available in their price range. Unfortunately, they're not built as sturdily as similar models from other brands.

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