Samsung Gear Icon X wireless headphones can give you much more than just music is really the future
When I first glimpsed the Samsung Gear Icon X as part of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch, I knew this was something I had to review. A wireless headphone that can give you much more than just music is really the future, and Apple has endorsed that with its new AirPods. So, is the Icon X any good?
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The Icon X concept is not really new and some startups have dabbled with a similar form factor long before Samsung. However, the fact that a brand like Samsung has decided to pop these in their ears validates the potential of the idea. These pods are wonderfully designed and stay in your ears no matter what you decide to do with the rest of your body. And the charging dock, or case, is innovative too keeping your pair safe when they are not in your ears. The fact that the case can charge the pods on its own adds real value to the entire device.
What is good?
The Audio quality is really good with the right amount of bass and depth. Since you will be wearing this headphone more during workouts, Samsung has thoughtfully made it aware — in other words, you will not be cut off from what’s happening around you.
These EarPods are wireless, but you don’t need to reach your smartphone to adjust everything. You can adjust volume and switch tracks by swiping on the side of the pods. However, this takes some getting used to.
There are voice prompts for a lot of settings, like skipping songs or the start of a workout, so that you are not lost. You can store up to 4GB of songs within the pods themselves so that you can easily leave the smartphone back home while going for a jog or walk.