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Samsung Is Preparing To Level Up Already With Successor To LEVEL Line Of Products

August 12, 2014 - Written By Phil Bourget

Samsung’s new product today will get reiterated in 180 more days.  Lousy rhyme, but you know what I mean.  The South Korean giant pumps out products quickly, as it used to be able to effortlessly afford that market scheme.  But now, almost a month after the official unveiling of Samsung’s newest products, the LEVEL family of sound products, including headphones and a speaker, the company has let loose word that they is already working on the second generation of the LEVEL line. A source told SamMobile that Samsung was already hard at work with the next iteration of the LEVEL line of audio products.  Is this surprising?  Apparently it shouldn’t be, since Samsung reportedly enjoyed and is content with the success and acceptance of the first group of headphones and speaker.  Let’s see what the LEVEL family is now, and see what Samsung could work on.

The LEVEL family now consists of the LEVEL Box, In, On, and Over, with the first being a Bluetooth speaker and the other three being various types of headphones.  As each name gives away, the In is a set of in-ear headphones, the On are on-ear headphones, and the Over are over-ear, or around-ear as some know them, style headphones.  The Box is very simply a Bluetooth speaker with some nicer-than-average sound reproduction and quality.  They don’t sound too special, and that’s part of it. Samsung is known for its unique design (regardless of how many times they reuse it, I might add) and the LEVEL line have a very unique, obviously high-quality build and look. The headphones feature leather-looking head-cushions at the top and matching-color ear cushions.  The LEVEL In have an inline microphone and a chrome finish on the non-gel part of the earphone itself, with a flat, tangle-resistant cord instead of the traditional round one.

The headphones have a single flaw, or one that is obvious to everyone that knows about them, and that’s the price.  As with everything Samsung, the price to get one is high.  The Box is $170 USD, which seems a little steep.  The headphones, in order of In, On, Over, put you back $150, $180, and $350 USD each.  If Samsung is seeing eager adoption, and hopes to see more, I feel they should cut the prices a little for the next generation.  What do you think Samsung should change in their second iteration of the LEVEL family, other than hopefully cleverly calling LEVEL 2?  Let us know your thoughts.