Samsung’s audio quality likewise leaves something to be desired with the Level Over, but the trade-offs in terms of their complete compatibility with the Galaxy range and in-line controls might make that an exchange worth making.Read the full review →
With Beats making a big name for itself in high-end fashion audio Samsung is looking to get a piece of that action, introducing the Level line of stylish audio products. The Level Over represents its over-ear (circumaural) entry into the market, comparable to the Studio Wireless from Beats. But, while the Level Over is slightly cheaper than the Beats Studio Wireless, it's still a pretty tough sell.
When it came to design and aesthetics nearly all the critics were left with mixed feelings, with TechRadar saying the "smooth plastic" design "doesn't offer the premium feel" one expects from a $350 pair of headphones. And, for a headphone that offers noise cancellation, they're not very portable, with Reviewed.com noting that "nothing folds up or closes down" which can be an issue while traveling. But a plastic construction at least means the Level Over headphone set is light, with Pocket-Lint enjoying its "almost floaty" feel and finding the headphones overall "very comfortable." Indeed, Digital Trends says the headphones are "amply padded" with a "moderate" amount of clamping force making it possible to "easily wear for long-haul" trips.
… show more Besides comfort, the most important thing is how good they sound. While TechRadar noticed some issues in the midrange saying "the soundscape really lacks any kind of balance," phoneArena finds that the Level Over headphones have a "very natural, pleasing quality" and Digital Trends agrees, admiring their "smooth sound, top to bottom." As these are closed back headphones you don't have to worry about a lot of noise leakage, but TechCrunch finds the noise cancellation not "quite as powerful" at blocking ambient noises, which may be another issue for frequent travelers who like to use noise cancellation on trains and planes.
There is a lot to like about Samsung's Level Over headphones, including their sound and long-term comfort. But doing well at those things doesn't justify the high $350 price, especially when better noise-canceling headphones are available like the QuietComfort 15 or even the Level Over's direct competitor, the Studio Wireless. But if they're on sale and you happen to own a Samsung mobile device, the Level Over headphones might be worth a look.
Design and form factor
At £300 it's more game over than Level Over, as you'll be able to find better-built headphones with equal or better output from reputable brands such as Sennheiser, Sol Republic or plenty of others for far less money.Read the full review →
By combining dashing looks, A+ comfort, great audio (even when the battery dies), and active noise canceling, the Samsung Level Overs are really onto something.Read the full review →
To me, the Samsung Level Overs offer great full sound without any EQ fiddling. I love they way they sound when using them with my smartphone, and the full day battery life fits right in with a full-day of comfortable wearing.Read the full review →
Yeah, we agree that it’s a tough amount to shell out, but at the end of the day, it’s a quality pair that comes to the table packing serious heat. You won’t be disappointed!Read the full review →
The smart features are excellent and make these a tempting purchase, but if you're after the best-sounding headphones at this price point, these are not they.Read the full review →
The wireless functionality worked well and was robust, whilst the noise cancelling feature was also effective, even if the over ear design cut out a lot of noise anyway. ... The sound quality was impressive with a well defined quality, very good detail retrieval and a nicely integrated bass.Read the full review →
The Level Over offer excellent battery life, impressive wireless range and rock solid sound quality.Read the full review →