Samsung Gear IconX 2018 Review
Samsung Gear IconX 2018 gets better this time with features and if you liked the previous version of these headphones then you have a lot to look forward to with the new release this year.
The Samsung Gear IconX have some features improved, some added and a few features that were not frequently used, removed. These earbuds do not fail to impress and they are definitely one of the best earbuds you can use for your workout sessions.
Let’s discuss each and every feature of this earbuds in detail in order to know if the headphones are truly worth the price or not.
Design and Build Quality
The design and Build quality of the Samsung Gear IconX 2018 headphones are similar to the ones we saw last year and they look sleek and beautiful. These headphones have a premium quality build and are very sturdy.
The headphones have touch controls which is extremely intuitive signaling that they are made up of really good material and the comfort suggests that they come with an excellent design. The Gear IconX is the best cord-free headphones this year and honestly, they are worth the price.
The headphones are well built, comfortable and sturdy fetching them a 10/10 on the scoreboard in the design and Build category.
The audio quality of these headphones is pretty neutral. The sound is not bassy like the ones on the Bose Soundsport headphones and not crisp like the Jaybird RUN, the headphones have a nice neutral sound which is pretty decent for anyone who is up for listening music during workout sessions.
You can amp the sound with equalizer for more bass, but if you want something that is really bassy then going for other headphones like the Bose would be better. Overall the sound quality of these headphones is pretty average and amazing.
The connectivity is impressive on the headphones and they come with Bluetooth 4.2 feature, the connectivity lasts quite a distance before you get any disturbances. This is the best feature on these headphones and if you want a pair of earbuds with amazing connectivity then I would highly recommend the Samsung Gear IconX earbuds.
The comfort level on these headphones is excellent, the earbuds do not fall off your ears no matter what you do and how much you shake your head. The headphones stay put and that is really impressive.
You have a few choices between the ear tips and the fin tips and once you get your perfect combination, you can get a really nice, comfortable fit with these earbuds. The earbuds are extremely comfortable and you should definitely try them out once to check how well they stay in your ears.
The headphones are cord-free so that just adds to the ease of use and the controls are intuitive, so you do not struggle to increase the volume or change the songs at your will.
The earbuds have a storage of 4GB as claimed by the manufacturers which means you can save your songs on these earbuds and just leave your phone far away as the music would be played from the memory of the earbuds.
The manufacturers have not stated the IPX rating of these headphones but on testing, we found that they are sweat and water resistant. They can handle a few splashes of water, however, you can not expect them to work fine while you wear them for swimming.
The headphones can handle a bit of water, making these headphones perfect for most of the workouts in any weather condition. The headphones come with a charging case which holds the earbuds and can act like a storage box as well.
There is no way you are going to lose any one of the earbuds as the charging case is small and perfect for storing the earbuds.
The battery life on the Samsung Gear IconX is perfect as it can last for 5 hours which is the longest for any cord-free wireless earbuds. The battery life is amazing in comparison to the other wireless headphones, making it one of the best choices.
A minor downside might be that the charging case can just charge the headphones for another 5 hours, which means you just get an additional charge with the charging case.
In other headphones you can charge the earbuds multiple times with the charging case, hence this might be a bummer for some people, however, I would still choose this arrangement instead of having multiple charges on the charging case and only 2.5 hours of battery life on the earbuds.
The Samsung Gear IconX headphones are amazing and the ones released this year does not fail to impress. if you like these earbuds from Samsung then this might be the perfect investment for you as this year the features on the earbuds have only improved.
With good quality, amazing fit and pretty good connectivity, these earbuds would top our list of the best wireless earbuds for the year.
Almost every feature you find on these headphones are perfect and if you are interested in getting them for your workout session then I would suggest you go ahead and make the purchase as these headphones are not going to disappoint.
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