The Samsung Gear IconX Earbuds are true wireless headphones, with good features for sports fans. These high end, high-performance wireless earphones are found just in time for the holiday season and Boxing Day. However, before we begin considering Gear IconX Earbuds Boxing Day deals let us take a look at whether they are a good choice, or whether you’re better off going with contest such as Apple Earpods or Google Pixel Ear Buds.
Samsung Gear IconX (2018 Edition) Cord-free Fitness Earbuds - Gray
Samsung Gear IconX Earbuds Boxing Day Deals 2018 Review:
Here’s our detailed review on the IconX Earbuds from Samsung. Have a read till the end.
Design-wise not much has changed from the original IconX. You get three colours to pick from — black, black, greypink, and they come in a pill-shaped carry case that also doubles as a charger for the earphones when you are out and about. The earphones fit snugly into the case, but there is no magnetic help to keep them secure. Therefore, if you accidentally drop the case (like we did a few times), then it will likely snap, along with your prized earphones will come tumbling out.
The Voice Focus feature lets you hear people talking while you are listening to music without lowering the volume of the song you’re listening to. I tested it out with a colleague and also found that it made our voices seem like flight attendants making announcements over an airplane’s PA system. It was so eccentric that we both cracked up laughing. Additionally, it amplified the sound of me typing on a keyboard, which was not ideal. With some fine-tuning, this feature could be a little more helpful, but I really don’t see myself relying on it too much.
As we mentioned earlier the Samsung Gear IconX doesn’t have any high-quality codecs, so anything you listen to will be streamed through SBC–the lowest common denominator in terms of data delivery. But regardless of the technical limit, the IconX sound surprisingly good. We tested the frequency response and, as you can see in the graph below, they’re rather horizontal.
The Samsung Gear IconX block more noise with their passive in-ear match than a few active noise canceling headphones. If it’s possible to find a good seal with the provided tips, they will prevent an above-average degree of ambient sound from turning into your audio. This makes them a good option for commuting or to block the workplace chatter of an energetic work environment. They may struggle a bit with more low-frequency sound, like the rumbling sounds of an engine but since they hardly leak, you can mask some of the sound by listening to some audio at higher volumes and not distract the people around you.
The Samsung Gear IconX have an average Bluetooth connection free of NFC service or multi-device pairing. They have an above-average wireless selection but no other connection options so, unfortunately, there’s not any way to decrease the high latency when watching movies. This means they will not be the ideal headphones for home theater use or for gambling.
If you would like to hear your heart-rate data directly through the earbuds, you can toggle on”Exercise sound guide” from the Gear app. From that point, long-press one of the touchpads to start a workout session, and your heart-rate data (and other exercise metrics) will be shared via a pleasant-sounding robot voice at particular periods.
Who is it for?
If you are a hardcore gym rat, these may not do it for you due to the sub-par battery lifetime. They simply won’t last as long as you may need them to. Nevertheless, the sound and fit quality is good enough that if you simply exercise for 45 minutes after work, the battery life may be worth dealing with.
Great for sports. They’re compact and stable truly wireless headphones with a decently comfortable in-ear fit. They are very portable and come with a charging case that is not overly bulky. Unfortunately, their controller scheme is slightly unreliable and they just come with 3 tip sizes and 3 stability fins which may not be ideal for all ear shapes and dimensions.
Could We Expect Any New year and Boxing Day 2018 Deals on Samsung Gear IconX Earbuds?
Well, we’re not sure about it yet. We might or might not see any sales or discounts on the Samsung Gear IconX Earbuds this Boxing Day & New year and the opposite can also be true. We really hope that the sellers give all their buyers a huge discount on this festive season.
If you’re interested you can check out this page as we’ll be updating all the deals with latest and fresh information as soon as it’s available.
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