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Samsung Gear Icon X (2018)
Bowers and WIlkins C5 Series 2 (2014)
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Samsung Gear IconX (2018) vs Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 (2014)

Analysis:

While the Samsung Gear Icon X (2018) wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. What Hi-Fi?, The Verge, SoundGuys, Rtings, CNET, Techradar, and Android Authority have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.

As for the Bowers and WIlkins C5 Series 2 (2014), it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at PCmag, Head-fi, and CNET enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

As for a direct Samsung Gear Icon X (2018) vs. Bowers and WIlkins C5 Series 2 (2014) comparison of their review performance, we examined sources that tested and rated both products, like CNET. It turns out that all such sources consider the Bowers and WIlkins C5 Series 2 (2014) to be the superior product.

We also looked at the available data to find which sources liked each of them best and learned that the Samsung Gear Icon X (2018) most impressed reviewers at zdnet.com - they gave it a score of 8.7, whereas the Bowers and WIlkins C5 Series 2 (2014) got rated best by PCmag - 9.

Lastly, we averaged out all of their review data to compare them to their competitors. We found that the Bowers and WIlkins C5 Series 2 (2014), with its 8.5 out of 10 points, got reviewed noticeably better than most of its competitors - the average Wireless Earphone score being 7.2 - whereas the Samsung Gear Icon X (2018) performed worse, with an average of merely 7.2.

Comparison of expert ratings
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Recommended
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SoundGuys
Rtings
CNET
PCmag
What Hi-Fi?
The Verge
Techradar
Android Authority
Head-fi
WIRED
Tech. Specs Comparison
Samsung Gear Icon X (2018)
Bowers and WIlkins C5 Series 2 (2014)
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Higher than average expert review score
7.3
Overall Avg. for Wireless Earphones
8.5
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