Never leave home without headphones.
If I leave my phone at home, I’m gonna kick myself for forgetting. If I forget my headphones at home, I’m going back to get them every time. Headphones are the key to my sanity in a world of obnoxious coworkers, crying kids at the supermarket, and ridiculous noises. A good pair of headphones is as important as a good phone, because I’ll use the headphones just as much, if not more so.
I’ve bounced between different pairs of Bluetooth headphones for years, and while I initially had some misgivings about the Samsung Level On Pro Bluetooth headphones ($170), they’ve since won me over. Big and bulky though they may be, there’s a lot here to love… as long as you don’t mind giving up physical buttons.
The Samsung Level On Pro headphones look sleek, if a little generic. The two cups can be pulled out to adjust the fit for larger heads, but my more compact cranium fit the headphones without pulling out the cups and breaking up the clean profile.
The cups are wide, comfy, and even without active noise cancelling turned on they help block out a lot of ambient noise.
The cups on the Samsung Level On Pro headphones don’t swivel as other headphones of this size and shape do, meaning that if you try to wear them around your neck between sessions they’re going to feel bulky and get in the way.
The headband is quite well-padded, though: I can listen for hours on end and feel no soreness where the headband sits.
No buttons means having to rely on gestures, and they don’t always work reliably.
One thing you’ll rapidly notice on these headphones is the complete lack…
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