Samsung Gear IconX

The Samsung Gear IconX 2018 are versatile, truly wireless headphones that are great for sports. They’re super portable and stable enough for running and working out. They have a decent sound quality and block enough noise to be suitable for most environments. They also barely leak, so they’re a great choice for the office and commuting. Unfortunately, they have too much latency for watching movies and gaming.

The Samsung Gear IconX are well designed truly wireless headphones. They have a compact and durable build quality that won’t stick out of your ears like the Bose SoundSport Free. They’re also lightweight and stable sports headphones that will not fall out of your ears even during intense workout routines. They come with an excellent case that will easily fit into your pockets but unfortunately do not have as many tip options as some of the other truly wireless designs like the Jaybird Run. Their control scheme can also be a bit unreliable at times especially when trying to adjust the volume.

Samsung Gear IconX Design Picture 2

The Samsung IconX have a slick and compact truly wireless design. They do not stick out of your ears like the Apple AirPods or the Bose SoundSport Free and their slightly angled to better fit the contours of your ears. They look more high-end and better-built than the Jaybird Run and JBL Free but not quite on par with the E8‘s luxurious design. On the upside, their small footprint and understated color scheme looks great and should be good for most listeners. However, they won’t be as immediately recognizable as some of the other truly wireless headphones already mentioned. They also come in a flashier pink or grey color scheme, if you want your buds to be a bit more noticeable.

7.5 Comfort

Samsung Gear IconX Comfort Picture

Weight : 0.03 lbs Clamping Force

They are comfortable truly wireless in-ears. They come with 3 tip sizes and 3 stability fin options to help you find a secure and stable fit. Unfortunately, the Samsung Gear IconX do not come with a memory foam comply tips like the BeoPlay E8 or the Jaybird Run. On the upside, the earbuds are very lightweight, and since they’re truly wireless, you barely notice them once they’re in your ears. The buds are also slightly angled to better fit within the contours of your ears. However, like most in-ears, they do put a bit of pressure within your ear canal which may not be as comfortable for all users.

Samsung Gear IconX Controls Picture

Ease of use : Average
Feedback : Average
Call/Music Control : Yes
Volume Control : Yes
Microphone Control : No
Channel Mixing

: N/A

Noise Canceling Control : N/A
Talk-Through : N/A
Additional Buttons : Voice enabled controls

The Samsung IconX have a decent touch sensitive control scheme. They provide all the essential functions, call/music, track-skipping, and volume controls. Unfortunately, the small touch-sensitive surface doesn’t register sliding gestures as well as taps so turning up/down the volume can be a bit finicky at times.

9.0 Breathability

Samsung Gear IconX Breathability After Picture

Avg.Temp.Difference : 1 C

The IconX are very breathable headphones for sports and working out. They’re compact, and like most truly wireless in-ears, they only trap a negligible amount of heat within the ear canal. This makes them suitable for more intense physical activities like running and exercising since they do not cover your ears and will not make you sweat more than usual.