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RHA S500 (2017)
Samsung Gear IconX (2016)
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RHA S500 (2017) vs Samsung Gear IconX (2016)

Analysis:

The Samsung Gear IconX (2016) and the RHA S500 (2017) are decent Earphones at their respective price points, but don't manage to stand out from their direct competitors in any meaningful way. We suggest that you also look at some alternatives that can be found for around $110 or $30.

If you're still interested in learning a bit more about the Samsung Gear IconX (2016) and the RHA S500 (2017), however, read on for a summary of what we could gather about them:

The reviewers at Android Authority have featured the Samsung Gear IconX (2016) in their Best heart rate monitor earbuds roundup. However, it fell short of making it to the top of their list.

Moving on to the RHA S500 (2017): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like Techradar, PCmag, Expert Reviews, Tech Advisor, SoundGuys, Head-fi, and What Hi-Fi?, enough for them to include them on those lists.

We also wanted to do a direct Samsung Gear IconX (2016) vs. RHA S500 (2017) review performance comparison, but we, unfortunately, weren't able to find any Samsung Gear IconX (2016) review scores.

Finally, we compared the RHA S500 (2017) to other Earphones on the market and found that it did much better than its competitors - its review average of 7.8 out of 10 points is considerably higher than the 7.3 review average of Earphones in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
SoundGuys
PCmag
Techradar
Tech Advisor
What Hi-Fi?
Expert Reviews
Head-fi
Android Authority
Tech. Specs Comparison
RHA S500 (2017)
$39
Samsung Gear IconX (2016)
$77
Canal Earphone
Yes
Yes
Earbud
No
No
In-Ear Monitor
No
No
Noise-cancelling
No
No
True Wireless
No
Yes
Wireless
No
Yes
Has average expert review score
Has no expert reviews
No Data
Recommended by trusted experts
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #9 out of 9
in “The best headphones for students: our top picks for back to school cans” 
Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
Recommended by trusted experts
Android Authority
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 5
in “Best heart rate monitor earbuds” 
Last updated: 22 Sep 2019

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