Have You Heard About The Samsung Level U Wireless Headphones?

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I’ve wanted a Bluetooth headset for a while because sometimes wires are just annoying. And I mean a stereo headset, not just one annoying Thing plugged into one overworked ear. I have to admit the Samsung Level U Wireless Headphone quite fits the bill. These headphones come with three sets of ear gels (2 sets are the standard gels, 1 set is the stabilizing gels), Micro USB Charging Cable, tiny “Rubber” Bands, and a User Manual. As an added feature the magnetic base of each earbud clasps together allowing the user to wear the headset as an ersatz necklace. This is basically so the headset doesn’t just fall off when you don’t have them plugged into your ears.

From Level U

In this photo the Level U is plugged in. While it’s charging the light is red – when it’s fully charged, the light turns blue. The right arm of the headset has the play/pause button and volume controls. The back of the headset has the power button. If I am wearing the headset with earbuds inserted a soft sound happens anytime I turn the headset on or off.

They rest nicely around my neck. And the earbuds sort of float in/over my ear opening. Which sounds weird, I know. The buds are very soft so they don’t feel harsh against my ear. I like using the “stabilizing wing ear gels” earbuds because I have always had trouble with loose fitting plugs in my apparently too small ears. It took me a while to figure out how to properly insert them so I took a picture of how they look in my ear.

From Level U

The Right and Left buds are all labeled so I found it easy to change out the regular earbuds with these “stabilizing” variety. As you can see that funky “wing” rests nicely under the curve of my ear…thing. Whatever that part of my ear is called. (Too lazy to look it up). It all just sort of cuddles in there.

 

 

 

The Level U App

You can also use the android app on any Android device while the Headset is active. Just download Samsung Level on the Google Play store

What the app looks like for most phones:

 

 

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within the Level U app: pick out your favorite apps to use the headset with

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whatever favorite apps you choose will now show up in notifications

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lets the app access and control the phone’s notifications within the phone’s settings

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I wanted to test how well the app judged the battery level – here is shows the battery as empty

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battery half full. And yes, it appears to be fairly accurate, however, I would have liked a percentage indicator as well. maybe that will be added to a future version.

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If you have a Samsung phone you can access the SoundAlive feature. Just turn it on in the main phone settings.

Settings: Sounds and Notifications/Sound Quality and effects/

to access the best sound using the Level U

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Adapt Sound: you will hear a series of beeps (put yourself in a very quiet room because some of those beeps are VERY low)

the software determines the best sound curve based on what sounds you DO hear. You are asked to tap “YES” or”NO” if you can hear particular beeps

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here is my sound curves for my left ear based on the test

The Test supplies music to check the results (Preview

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my sound curves for my right ear

These tests can be redone (Retry)

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Samsung Level for Tablet

Level app for tablets – opening screen

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second screen: there seems to be issues with connecting with the app. I’m not sure if the Level U just loses connection with the tablet or what, but sometimes the best way to get it to work is to turn off the headset and turn it on again.

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If I’m lucky the third screen pops up.

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pick your equalization

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Tweek your equalization levels

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Additional settings

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My Conclusion

I’ve connected to various laptops and the sound is strong and clear in all cases.

When connected to an Android phone the sound is strong. I even walked to another room (walking away from the phone) with no loss of signal. I would guess that was at least 40 feet away. I went downstairs and then the sound started to break up slightly, but I still heard the mp3 file I was listening to. I even connected the Level U to my old Virgin Mobile phone and it works fine.

The earbuds don’t block out outside sounds. They don’t let them all in, however. I’d say they soften outside noise.

The Level U is supposed to be Multifunction – connecting to two devices, with the caveat that is depends on the devices.

The Samsung Level U vibrates when a call comes in. I did an experiment and I can report that is true. It’s a very mild vibration but as the device is next to your neck I wouldn’t need anything violent.

I walked around with the headset on in grocery store. I can honestly say it’s completely the most comfortable headset I’ve ever worn. Unobtrusive, light, and when friends saw it they assumed it was a necklace of some kind (since I was wearing it with the ear buds magnetically connected together). So, it’s a headset AND a conversation starter.

Samsung Level U Wireless Headphones – for more info and a PDF manual

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15 thoughts on “Have You Heard About The Samsung Level U Wireless Headphones?

  • By Mike -

    Mine also turns green when charge, i have no other problem with, works fine except for that green light. Never know when its fully charged.

  • By Mazin COOL -

    in my gadget there is red light which is always on even when headphone is off…this problem was not before…

    reason???

    • By Rodrigo "Rod" Montaleao -

      It’s broken. Had the same problem on mine. Samsung is not known for its quality control…

      • By cecilia -

        there’s no evidence of that

      • By Rodrigo "Rod" Montaleao -

        Well, my phone is not working anymore. That’s evidence enough for me. Besides keeping the light on forever (even when you turn the phone off), I can’t pair it anymore because pushing the button to pair it does nothing. It won’t enter pairing mode (flashing blue/red lights).

  • By Andrew Speare -

    The green light, won’t turn even when charging it’s green when on this green light what can I do?

    • By cecilia -

      It’s actually a blue light….. so, are you saying that even when you are charging the red (then blue) light isn’t on?

      Red is while it’s charging and when it’s fully charged it will turn blue

      • By Andrew Speare -

        That’s the things I’m not seeing none it’d only the green light I’m seeing

      • By cecilia -

        can you hear sound through the headphones?

      • By Andrew Speare -

        Yes I can. An thanks for the info an all the help

      • By cecilia -

        no problem

      • By cecilia -

        I’m trying to find info about a green light and maybe it’s a problem with the battery. You may have to talk to the place you bought the headphones from

  • By cecilia -

    I’ve been asked how to connect these headphones to a laptop.
    Simple.
    Turn on the Bluetooth in your laptop. Put it in Scanning for other devices
    turn on the headset and make it Scan for other devices.

    eventually the laptop will find the headset and Pair automatically. If they don’t find each other in the first Scan, just keep Scanning.

  • By Prathmesh Sawarbandhe -

    Please guide on how do you connect it to laptop? Pretty please.