Samsung Galaxy Note 4 IEM – Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 IEM

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🎧 Samsung is a massive electronics manufacturer and smartphone leader. As many other brands do, when you buy your new smartphone an earphone is provided in the package. Usually these earphones are just worthy to be placed on the drawer, we will see if the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earphone is a fair iem or not. They Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earphone is white with a flat tangle free cable with an inline microphone and 3 buttons control, they are made entirely of plastic and are very light.

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Accessories & Packaging

Being part of the package included with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 you cannot expect to get much more freebies; they come with 3 eartips.



Bass & Sub Bass

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earphone has a low bass presence. There is some mid-bass going on but sub-bass does not show at all. There is no depth or impact coming from the sub-bass. Trying to boost the bass and sub-bass frequencies with a custom equalization has no effect over depth, impact or punch.

There is some mid-bass going on but sub-bass does not show at all

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earphone seemed to have no chance competing on the basshead race, we pushed them anyways with a basshead equalization and driving them through a Fiio E12 portable amplifier with the bass boost switch on and set to high gain. They could handle 50% of the maximum power of the portable amplifier without distortion and to the surprise of the whole team, bass punch and a slight basshead rumble came out from nowhere. Considering the absolute lack of bass they were providing, they gained an incredible increment in mid-bass punch response and some sub-bass depth.


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Mids & Vocals

Mids are recessed but the lack of bass presence makes them still sound not recessed nor muffled. Mids and vocals are never harsh nor fatiguing and can be safely emphasized with an equalizer.



Highs & Treble

Highs are present with medium recession; they are not piercing nor sibilant. Definition and detail can be perceived without too much effort. If required, they can be marginally emphasized with a custom equalization and they still do not become piercing.



Sound Leak

The sound that leaks out of these earphones is noticeably above average, leakage levels are unacceptable for many situations. You will not be able to keep much or any privacy on your listening sessions.



Sound Isolation

Fitting is loose and gives space for too much reduction on their capacity to isolate from surrounding environmental sounds. They fail substantially on this assignment.




The Note 4 iem are very light and fairly small, they fit easily and quickly and are very comfortable. No soreness at all is felt even after wearing them for very long time. They fit well inside the ears despite not having the tightest fit or the greatest noise isolation.



Response to Equalization

The Samsung Note 4 iem respond fairly to eq of high frequencies, they can be emphasized slightly without falling into sibilance or pierce. Mids and vocals equalization can be mildly brought forward and they still don’t sound boxy. Bass response to eq instead is ineffectual, there is no response at all no depth or impact is gained (unless you also connect them to an amplifier)


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Driver UnitUnknown
Power CapacityUnknown
Frequency ResponseUnknown
CordY-type, flat cord
Cord Length1.2m
PlugStereo mini plug
Weight (Without Cord)Unknown
Supplied Accessories3x eartips

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We highly discourage anyone from trying to apply our testings to your own earphones, the risk of damaging or permanently breaking your iems is absolutely probable to happen. With our standardized equalization and amplification tests we push the limits of the earphones to the extreme. If anyway you decide to do so, we cannot be held responsible of the damage done to your equipment. Do it at your own risk.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4