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I have been looking for headphones that have great sound quality, have an aware mode or transparency mode, not leak sound, as well be aesthetically cute. Now, I will say for the price point, these headphones are amazing. But there are some annoying things about it as well. Here's the pros and cons.
PROS: - great sound quality overall for music and you can change the EQ settings on the soundcore app for a better sound experience. - the buttons on the headphones are easy to navigate. And they work well. There's a Noise Cancelling button that has 3 modes: transparency mode (you can hear your surrounding), normal mode (which is like faint noise in the background), and noise cancelling (blocks out quite a lot of noise while music is on you can't hear much of the outside unless it's engines and cars and stuff) -the ear cups are over the ear so they cover your whole ear and have very comfy cushioning. You might get some sweat on it if you wear it for too long but that's expected with pretty much any headphones. -the sound doesn't leak. this was a concern for me because I don't want people near me being able to hear what I'm listening to but these headphones do a pretty good job at not leaking the sound. it leaks at very medium high to all the way high volumes, so normally you're good. - they automatically connect with my phone whenever I turn it on, although the first time you obviously need to pair it with your phone. - they're not as flimsy or cheap material as other ones are such as the SONY CH710NC. They have a cushioned head band at the center and the rest of it is metal material so it's pretty solid. - battery life is amazing, it comes 60% charged and it stayed that way, I’ve had mine for a week and it’s been the same and I use it for like a few hours every day and still haven’t charged it. - they're cheap for really good headphones and the design is nice too but
CONS - they're just a bit too big for people with small to normal sized heads because if you ever bend down or even working out, it could slip off and break. You'll feel it sliding forward and or backward on your head when you move a bit. So its huge size/looseness is an issue. - it comes with a bag like case instead of those hard zippered cases that are more secure - there's only two color options for these headphones: navy blue and black. - just one time this happened but I turned on my headphones and the sound quality on tiktoks that I was listening to was horrible I was shook that the sound quality changed so quickly so I just went back to my music app (Spotify) to see if the same thing is happening and it went back to normal good sound quality as soon as I played a song. When I went back to tiktok, the sound quality became good again. This was a technical issue but it was still weird.
OVERALL - these headphones are 9.5/10 !!! like I said, my only issue is that it feels a little lose and I can feel it sliding down a bit when I look down or bend down or forward a little. But if your head is normal to big then these headphones are perfect for you! Soundcore is really underrated and these headphones are way better than some of the expensive headphones I’ve tried in the past. Like the Beats Studio 3s are so expensive and so garbage. I have absolutely nothing good to say about those except for the fact that it comes with a solid headphone case lol. And even that has a annoying zipper so really nothing good about them.
Compared to Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 (a gaming headset, which I have been using for about a year as my go to headphones after my Mpow H2O headphones deteriorated and fell apart), these are a great buy. I got these for under $60 with the discount and couldn't pass these up. These produce excellent sound with discernable differentiation between all octaves (true Hi-Res Audio—a certification only awarded to devices capable of producing exceptional sound.). The button layout is spread over both ears, with power and noise cancellation on the left and volume/media/phone/assistant control on the right. I haven't tried these with answering any phone calls, but suffice to say these headphones DO pair with Bluetooth simultaneously to two devices. So you shouldn't have a problem listening to your music from your PC or Mac and receiving or making phone calls at the same time. It charges with a USB-C cable (~3ft) and mine came already fully charged. There is also a wired 3 5mm headphone jack available. My head measures 7.25" in circumference and I had to adjust these very minimally, which in my opinion means these are good for people with smaller heads, but those heads measuring more than 7.5"/7.75" may find these headphones to be too small. The noise cancelling feature is true hybrid ANC (4 microphones--1 inside the ear cup and 1 outside the ear cup on both sides). The modes it presents are: Normal (no hybrid ANC), Transparency (situational awareness), and Noise Cancelling (true ANC). Per Soundcore, "Reduce Ambient Noises By Up to 90%: Life Q20+ has 4 ANC microphones and a digital active noise cancellation algorithm to detect and cancel out a wider range of low and mid-frequency noises". I found this statement holds water absolutely. Additionally, Soundcore offers an app to control equalizer settings, a sleep mode with many ambient sounds to assist one in falling asleep faster and over-the-air firmware updates. One needs to create an account with Soundcore, log into the app, have the app find your headphones and/or pair with Bluetooth, BUT your headphones do not need to stay connected to your phone, unless one wants to take/receive phone calls. The headphones use BLE (Bluetooth Low-Energy) to maintain a constant connection in the background, so that one may still control the EQ and all other features of the app. My one and only gripe with these (which is true of most over-the-ear headphones I try and which is usually a deal breaker) are the size of the ear muffs. Because the pros of these headphones do outweigh the cons (and the muffs being an important, but only con I could find), I'm still on the fence about returning these. These are a true over-the-ear headphone, but they don't quite cover my left rear completely, so part of the muff sits on my upper ear. I'm constantly trying to readjust the left muff for comforts sake. If over time you find that your muffs are deteriorating, replacement ones can be purchased through many 3rd party vendors, rather than investing in a new headphones. Incidentally, the muffs do turn outward 45 degrees and they do fold forward toward the frame for adjustment and storage purposes, respectfully. It comes with a soft, oversized microfiber carrying pouch. The provided quality that these headphones offer, one may want to invest in a 3rd party clam shell style carrying case.
OVERALL: 4.5/5 stars. Anyone purchasing these shouldn't be disappointed, but my experience may vary from what others experience. Take my advice though and take these for a spin. No expectations, no disappointments!
I was going to give the Soundcore Anker Q20+ headphones 4 stars; 5 for quality of sound and 4 for its features and ease of use. My mistake. I needed to read the specifications more carefully. The leaflet does correctly say that you can connect two Bluetooth devices simultaneously and that the earphones will reconnect to the last device after turning off the earphones. What I wanted to do was to use the earphones sequentially, rather than contemporaneously. So if using the earphones at home, then on phone when travelling, I needed to close the Home PC connection and keep the phone connection open, so it would recognize and automatically connect to phone, as this was the last connection. Connection to a third device is not difficult, nor reconnecting to a previous one as once the earphones are paired, it is a simple task to go to the App or Setting and click the Connection. I have made it sound complicated. It's not. Don't let this feature put you off purchasing what are, in effect, very competent earphones offering a true sound signature. I use the earphones mainly for listening to the radio, franceinter.fr and rai.it. So clarity of sound is vital for understanding. For this purpose I find the earphones faultless, even though the ANC is not 100% especially at low frequencies, they allow you to listen closely and are excellent at permitting you to focus on the transmission and comprehension of the spoken word. I would recommend for students or anyone needing to have clarity in the spoken word - plus access to the whole world of languages available on the www. They offer a true range from bass to treble and the sound split in the earphones is tonally balanced. The music I listen to is predominantly accoustic guitar, piano and vocal pieces. I find the stereo sound, certainly in Normal mode accurate, non-distorted for this type of music. You do lose some volume with the ANC mode, but it does have the advantage of cancelling a lot, not all, of the ambient sounds. For me, the Soundcore Anker 20+ is exceptional value. Battery life is extensive. I can't leave without paying respect to the Soundcore Customer Services Team. I did take my issue about sequential connectivity to them and they came back to me, addressing my particular issue, not just offering generic solutions. So, a team that does their job, seriously. I should have read the specifications carefully and then I would have been aware of what the earphones are designed to do and their limitations. A very good buy. Worth the money.
These are far and away the best headphones I've ever had. The noise cancelling is really good. I live very close to an interstate with a 5% downgrade, and the engine braking can be very loud sometimes. With these on, even without any music playing, the traffic noise and jake brakes almost completely disappear. Amazing!
I had previously tried earplugs and ear muffs to block the noise, but they are nothing compared to these.
They also have great sound quality and great battery life.
The only minor complaint are the LED lights, and the auto-shutoff. I frequently only want the noise-cancelling, and won't even pair with a device. But at night I have to pair with a phone just to disable the rather bright blinking blue light. It's on the back of the phones so not super bad, but it is annoying. It would be nice if it could be deactivated, perhaps in the app. Also the green power light can be rather bright too.
Also just in case anyone was wondering, you cannot charge while using the headphones. I tried this once when I hadn't charged for several days and they died, and the phones shut off as soon as I plugged in the cable. Very minor thing, but most of my other bluetooth devices can be on while charging.
The box had been opened and returned, which I was annoyed by considering I paid for a new product and not a used one. Thankfully it looks like they weren't used much, so I will keep them as they work. They sound good and I mostly purchased because my old headphones were just a sad mess. The sound in these are pretty great actually, and the bass sounds much better when in Bluetooth mode rather than wired. I usually struggle to get headphone to connect to my phone, and this is the first time a set connected immediately with no trouble. The app isn't really necessary, as the default settings sound fine. The noise cancellation settings, which are only available in Bluetooth mode, are pretty cool and are definitely noticeable in how different they are. They ear muffs are also comfortable and fit over my ears like they should without causing ear pain. I have extremely sensitive ears and get aches easily from listening to headphones too long, but these are definitely comfortable and not too heavy.
I wish I'd not received a used pair when I paid full price for new, but I'm happy with them.
I bought these due to the apple headphones were tooo expensive anddd the ones that were trending on TikTok have sound leakage in the reviews. NOW THESEEE HEADPHONES BABBYYY LET ME TELL YOU! I can have the headphone volume at max and I get NO SOUND LEAK!!! The noise cancellation is perfect they are soo comfy especially because my head size is really small they don’t slip off. I love that they wrap around my ears they cup then perfectly with room to spare as my ears are tiny as well. I got headphones die to me having many ear piercings so I can’t wear my AirPods for the time beating while they heal. They look so sleek it’s perfect I can’t even hear the water running when I wash the dishes LMAO.
Received these headphones last week and I have to say for being the first over ear headphones I've bought since being a teenager, these were amazing. Where to start... The headphones are comfortable fitting over my ears and easy to wear for long periods of time. They don't hurt when you take them off. The battery has lasted me the past three days of listening (approx 3-4 hrs a day of listening.). The noise cancelling works extremely well. Just tell anyone around you to wave in your sight because you wont hear them coming. It also has 3 different noise cancellation settings so you can hear around you with them on. The sound is very good watching movies and listening to music. Bass heavy songs can sometimes sound distorted depending on the volume setting. Download the app so you can play with the EQ. I'm not an audiophile so for being an amateur these were perfect for me. The buttons are easy to use without looking and comes with usb C charging (the ad said older usb charging). Connects easily to my macbook, iphone, and ipad. I would recommend these over some more expensive pairs based on reviews I read and my experience with these so far. Give them a try.
Got a pair of these on sale - it was cheaper than the normal pair. Works well enough, though if my ears were any bigger it wouldn't fit at all. The pads could be thicker, but for the price, you know?
Sound is okay. Mic is....okay, for something like this at the price. It comes with a little bag, an audio cord, and a USB C to A cord. App is useful for setting EQ stuff and you can make your own.
Overall - if you see it on sale, go ahead and grab a pair. The price isn't that bad - the only issue is that at the normal price, you might as well get the Q35, which comes with a better case and has a better build quality from what I can tell.
I was looking for noise canceling headphones that didn’t break the bank. These are awesome for the price. I love to use them at night when my family are sleeping but still want full quality sound. I also love to use them while I am vacuuming. The noise canceling completely blocks out the sound of my machine. The reason why I bought these and not the old model was for the USB-C port. The USB-C obviously works with all of my existing cords and the battery lasts forever. I have taken them on a few school trips, used them the whole time, and have only charged them once since I bought them.
If you are looking for budget noise canceling headphones that work well, look good, sound great, and don’t break the bank; then get these.
Dont get me wrong these are great headphones, i had gotten 3 pairs due to the battery life wearing down quickly, this last pair i had got november 9th of last year and i had been extra careful with charging. four months later the battery barely does 10 hours with 35% volume on normal mode, when charging i have to be careful since the indicator light does not go off after one or two charges which is bad since without it letting you know you can do damage overcharging which i never have since i only charge it 30 minutes at a time, after thirty minutes of charging from "low" it says its high which could be anything from 67-100% so i dont even know if im getting a good charge. i personally would like it if there was a model with a replacable battery to prevent having to waste alot of packaging just to get a new pair. this wraps up my review, i reccomend these headphones for anyone looking for a great mid range pair of wireless headphones.