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Samsung Level On Pro: Samsung's on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone levels upThe Level On Pro, which features active-noise cancellation, is a modest upgrade over the original Level On and has special appeal to owners of Galaxy S6 and S7 smartphones.
[MUSIC] Meet Samsung's Level On Pro wireless bluetooth headphone which features active noise cancellation and costs around $200 online. This is the successor to the standard Level On, and this newer model includes support for Samsung's proprietary ultra-high quality audio or UHQA bluetooth streaming format Which is supposed to offer superior audio performance when streaming over Bluetooth. UHQA streaming is available only on Samsung's latest Galaxy devices. While the headphones are best paired with a Samsung phone, there is a companion level app for Android phones that allows you to tweak the sound with various preset sound profiles. This does work with any bluetooth enabled phone, including iPhones. It's a fairy comfortable headphone, but as its name implies, it is an on-ear model [MUSIC] And isn't quite as comfortable as in around your headphone, [UNKNOWN] is more compact. And I like how it folds up to fit in this included carrying pouch. Like its predecessor, it also has touch controls on the right ear cap so you can tap the headphone to pause and play your music or swipe to raise and lower volume or skip track forward or back. The headphone worked well as a headset for making calls If you're looking for an earphones with heavy duty noise cancellation, this isn't it. But it does a reasonable job muffling noise. It's fairly light and isn't as effective as as Bose's noise cancellation. Battery life is ready to ten hours Ours which is good, but not great. Sound quality is quite decent for bluetooth with fairly strong, but not bloated bass and good detail. That said I wouldn't say this is an exceptional sounding headphone for the money. Competing models such as Planetronic's BackBeat Sense and Bose's SoundLink On-Ear, sound is good and are lighter and arguably more comfortable to wear. Still this level on pro has enough merits to make it worth considering, particularly if you're someone who owns one of the latest Samsung Galaxy phones. I'm David Carnoy, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]