Soundcore Life Q20

Soundcore Life Q20 Price History

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Current Price £49.99 July 12, 2024
Highest Price £49.99 June 3, 2024
Lowest Price £49.99 June 3, 2024
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Soundcore Life Q20 Description

Experience Active Noise Cancellation

The SoundCore Anker Life Q20 A3025 Hybrid ANC Headphones offer a premium audio experience wherever you go. You can listen to your music without pesky background noise, thanks to their award-winning Hybrid ANC feature that actively eliminates noise up to 95%. Enjoy high-resolution streaming that’s rich and powerful, with deep bass tones and sparkling high notes. Listen without blackouts and interruptions using a Bluetooth 5.0 connection with aptX support. And be ensured of smooth listening for hours with 40 hours of listening time.

Practical Control on the Go

Stay in control while you’re on the go. Connect your headphones quickly and easily with a single wireless connection. Effortlessly adjust the volume, change songs, answer calls, access Siri or Google Now with just one touch. Talk without fear with the Anker microphone that gives clear sounds and clarity and no distortion. And keep the conversation secure with cVc echo-cancellation technology that ensures your voice is always crystal clear.

Impressive Comfort

Stay comfortable, no matter how long the journey. The SoundCore Anker Life Q20 headphones are designed for ultimate comfort. The soft earcups have adjustable pivots and breathable material to keep your ears comfy during long listening sessions. The headband is made of reinforced plastic and memory foam for extra comfort and durability and is adjustable to fit different head shapes and sizes.

Technical Specifications

The SoundCore Anker Life Q20 headphones provide up to 40 hours of playtime on full charge. Enjoy 10 minutes of charging for 5 hours of extra listening. Get faster connection speeds with Qualcomm aptX technology and a reliable performance with Bluetooth reliability. The headphones have 40mm dynamic drivers and a lightweight design with a foldable headband.

Features

• Premium audio experience with Hybrid ANC technology
• Bluetooth 5.0 and Qualcomm aptX technology for interruption-free listening
• Enhanced microphone with cVc echo-cancellation
• Super soft earpads and adjustable headband for comfort
• Quick charging for 5 hours of playtime with 10 minutes of charging
• Reinforced plastic headband and memory foam for durability
• 40mm dynamic drivers for deep bass tones
• Lightweight and foldable design
• 40-hour playtime when fully charged

Soundcore Life Q20 Specification

Product Dimensions

7.68 x 7.09 x 3.07 inches

Item Weight

0.58 Pounds

Item model number

A3025

Batteries

1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

March 21, 2019

Manufacturer

Anker

Country of Origin

China

Units

1.0 Count

Number Of Items

1

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  1. Kappa

    For this price point, this is a pretty decent pair of headphones.
    The package includes the headphones, a cable with 3.5mm audio jacks, a micro usb charging cable, a nice holding pouch, and your usual instructions/guides.

    The cable comes in handy if you ever run out of juice, though the audio quality is slightly worse on it. Sadly you seem to be forced to choose to play either via bluetooth or cable, and you can’t have ANC on while the cable is connected, even if you do have battery remaining.

    The charging cable being micro usb is also a real shame as it limits compatibility with most other chargers you’re likely to have lying around the house.

    That said, over bluetooth, the headphones sound pretty good, and are at a perfectly acceptable quality considering the price. The earcups are nice and comfy, and the headphones aren’t that heavy so they don’t weigh you down that much when you’re wearing them outside.

    All this considered, pretty reasonable purchase if you’re looking for a pair of decent headphones but don’t exactly wanna break the bank.

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  2. Edward Chung

    connectivity can be a little spotty and the sound quality is acceptable but not great.

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  3. Daryan Salih

    Best for the price !

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  4. Joel

    I’ve had the Soundcore Q20 headphones for almost a month now, and I thought I’d start off my review with one simple statement: I’ve only charged these things ONCE since I’ve taken them out of the box. These headphones have absolutely phenomenal battery life. The only reason I charged them was because I wanted to test how long they would last on a full charge (within my day to day use). I received these headphones on the 1st of April. It is currently the 27th of April and the battery is still at “Medium” (there is no visual indicator, however there is a voice that tells you whether your battery is “High”, “Medium”, or “Low”).

    That being said, I’ll go ahead and list some Pros:

    – Battery Life (Seriously, I can’t stress enough how good it is)
    – Sound Quality
    – Comfort
    – Looks
    – Sturdiness/Build Quality
    – Noise Cancellation (there’s a caveat here, continue reading to see what I mean)

    BATTERY LIFE:
    As if I haven’t already said enough, these headphones refuse to die. I’ve used them from anywhere between an hour to 3-4 hours at a time (long gaming sessions or binging a show on my laptop or phone), and they just don’t let up. Like I mentioned in the intro, it’s been almost an entire month with these headphones and I’ve only had to charge them once. It is worth mentioning that the battery will drain much faster with noise-cancelling turned on, as it is indeed ACTIVE noise-cancelling and uses more power. I’ve got to give props to Anker for marketing these as lasting 40 hours, as this runtime is more accurate when noise-cancelling is ON. With ANC off, these can easily last 60+ hours. It’s always refreshing to see a company slightly under-sell and over-deliver.

    SOUND QUALITY:
    These things sound way better than they should at this price-point. I wouldn’t call myself an audiophile, but I do have experience with over-ear, closed-back studio headphones (I own a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50x’s), and dabble in amateur sound mixing/mastering as a guitarist. Apart from being just a bit heavier on the bass than I would like, these headphones do an excellent job at bringing out lows, mids, and highs in pretty much anything you’ll find yourself listening to. Nothing sounds drowned out or overexposed (with the exception of the bass, but there’s a valid reason for it in this case). I bought these headphones primarily for multimedia consumption (movies, video games, music, etc.). They have just the right amount of punch in the low-end to make things such as explosions or bass-heavy sound effects really shine. In this instance, the heavier low-end makes sense. Voices sound crystal clear, as the mids don’t get drowned out by the lows or highs like on some other higher-priced headphones (looking at you, Beats..). The highs are where these things truly shine, in my opinion. Lots of budget headphones tend to sound very “tinny” with harsh, sharp highs to over-compensate for the overly-saturated bass, but these do a great job at keeping both the mids and highs prominent enough (despite the thicker bass).

    COMFORT:
    I’ve owned and used plenty of both over-ear and on-ear headphones over the years, and I can’t beat around the bush here: these are the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever used. I was expecting to have to “break them in”, given what some of the other reviews were saying, but the minute I put these on I was pleasantly surprised at just how soft and light these felt (without feeling cheap or flimsy). And I wear glasses!

    LOOKS:
    Not a whole lot to say about how these look. I wouldn’t say you’ll be turning heads while wearing these out and about, but for the amount of money that they cost.. I’m just saying they could’ve looked a lot worse. I’ve seen headphones three times the price that are a complete eye-sore. The Q20s are clean and minimalistic, without giving away its low price.

    STURDINESS/BUILD QUALITY:
    Although I’m not one to man-handle my devices (no matter how little they may cost), I have to say that these don’t feel the least bit flimsy. I did a mild stress-test by stretching both ear cups apart as far as I was comfortable with and was able to get about 10 inches wide. I don’t think anyone has a head that wide, but if you do, these are definitely going to fit. The build quality feels great, and I feel like these will definitely last a while (and I will be updating this review if that changes lol).

    NOISE CANCELLATION:
    These headphones do indeed have active noise cancelling, BUT.. I literally almost NEVER use it. Here’s why: they don’t need it. The headphones are built in such a way that even with the ANC off, they drown out a ton of outside noise. Unfortunately, there is a significant drop in volume when noise-cancelling is activated. The bass takes a hit as well, making it more evened out with the mids and highs (which might be a plus for some).

    FINAL THOUGHTS:
    There’s only really one “Con” that I wasn’t going to mention, and that’s the carrying bag that comes with the Q20s. There’s nothing really wrong with it, but I did just want to note that they used to come with a hard carrying case (according to some older YouTube reviews), and I’m a little salty that us newer buyers don’t get that lol. All in all, for the $60 that I paid for these headphones, I can’t think of any reason not to fully recommend them. They sound great, the battery life lasts incredibly long (almost to a suspicious degree, making you feel like today is finally the day it’ll need a charge only to be proven wrong), it’s got decent looks, solid build, and they even threw in Active Noise Cancellation for situations that call for some extra silence. If you’re in the market for some new headphones for multimedia consumption (I definitely would not use these for any professional work, as they are not made for that), and have a bit of a stiffer budget, look no further. These will do more than its price tag leads on.

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  5. Carl Payne

    UPDATE: Added the 5th star. Read the review with edits at the end.

    Wow. I am rarely this blown away by consumer-grade peripherals, but I feel very compelled to write a glowing review of these headphones.

    I do a lot of audio work, and cans are ubiquitous. I have some wired Sennies that I love behind the mixer, a couple wired Audio Technicas that have stood the test of time in the broadcast studio, and a pair of nice Sony BT cans with ANC, so I will be comparing these Ankers to the Sony model WH-1000MX3.

    Without question, Anker has come further, faster, than a lot of peripheral manufacturers. The attention to detail in their products is exceptional, and downright attractive. The build quality is great, the packaging is great, the functionality is great, the ergonomics are great. My experience with their hubs is what leaned me toward their headphones.

    After a bad experience with in-ear phones on an airplane, I decided I really needed some over-the-ear headphones for flying, but I didn’t want to carry around a $300 pair of cans that I only use a couple dozen times a year. I looked on Amazon, saw the reviews, read the single-star complaints, and plunked down a whopping $60 (SIXTY BUCKS?!?! Are you kidding?) figuring they couldn’t sound that awful and would be perfect for the task.

    Let me assure you: these are the perfect headphones for flying.

    I like the idea that if they get lost or stolen, they’re easily replaceable. I love how well they fit (with a caveat, below), and they look great. MOST of all, holy cow do they sound great!

    Pairing the first time was a little bit of a process, but that’s to be expected the first time you play with a new toy. After that, I put on my go-to sound check song (“Sacrilege,” by Mentallo and the Fixer), cranked the volume way up, and listened.

    I have no idea what the THD or frequency range on these are, but I don’t think I care. The “silent note” at the 1:00 mark of that song came through so clearly, without even the slightest hiss or noise, that I was madly in love with them immediately. The dynamic range is exceptional, there was no need for me to play with the super-duper-bass-button-doodad, I just let it play.

    The highs are crisp without tinny tones, the lows are deep without rattling the 40mm drivers (I’d love a set like this with 50mm drivers), just a very clean, direct, simple, uncomplicated sound quality that rivals the AT 500’s I have and is absolutely on-par with the Sonys.

    So I tested the ANR. I turned on the A/C in my office, reset Sacrilege, and played the beginning again. The A/C, as expected, kinda dampened the experience, but not any worse than the Sonys. I reset the song again, with the A/C on, and activated ANR (it’s called ANC on the Sonys). THIS is where the two headphones differ dramatically.

    With Noise Cancellation on, the Ankers outperform the Sonys. Period. It’s a night and day difference, so if this is why you’re considering these headphones, waste no more time and go get yourself a pair.

    In terms of tonal quality, I put these at the top of the list of any wireless earphones anywhere. I mean it. They’re better than ANY earbud type I’ve listened with, they’re better than every other OTE without ANR/ANC, and they’re as good as the Sonys, but with better ANR. They’re better than any WIRED earbud, too, including the Sony IEMs I used to use back when everything had an 1/8″ jack.

    Sound is, as you would expect, not ‘quite’ as good as the higher-end wired ATs and Sennies. I don’t think Anker would mind me saying that, because they’re a completely different application. If you play MP3s and don’t think they sound worse than lossless files, you wouldn’t appreciate the higher-end phones, so go buy these right away. If you can’t hear compression noise in your satellite radio, then you won’t appreciate the compression of BlueTooth and you should go buy these right away.

    That’s quite a lot of good stuff to say about a pair of headphones that cost less than a decent dinner.

    There are 3 reasons for the 4 star review.

    1. The ear pads are uncomfortable for my ears. Not VERY uncomfortable, but enough that I have to adjust the phones several times during a 3 hour flight. It might be that they’re new and I just need to break them in. If that turns out to be true, I’ll adjust the review up a star.

    2. The battery life isn’t that great. To be fair, I only need about 12 hours of battery life and I’ll just recharge them. However, the advertised battery life is estimated at 40 hours with ANR and 60 hours without. My experience is that with ANR I get about 22-24 hours, and without I get about 48. Now, I have not had these very long, so I’ve only timed my first recharges, so if it turns out the battery life goes up with proper use, I’ll add the 5th star.

    3. They don’t fold up as small as the Sonys or even my ATs. This one alone is not worth docking a whole star, but it’s the only other complaint I have. Carry-on space is so limited, and there’s a pocket in my bag that the Sonys fit in, and these don’t (not by much though).

    Hope that helps you make a decision. I’m very happy with these, and I just might give them some airtime at sea level just for giggles.

    UPDATE January 2023: After using these headphones for a reasonable amount of time, I’m adding the 5th star. The earphone cushions did “break in,” which I’m not crazy about (if it breaks in, it will break out), but they did become more comfortable. Ordinary movement is sufficient to avoid the urge to move the head phones. On a 3 hour flight, they’re perfectly fine. When they are new, the cushions are a bit stiff and I should have realized that, because my AT’s needed their cushions replaced after umpteen years.

    Battery-wise, I am getting pretty close to advertised spec, but I have noticed that if you crank up the volume on your phone or player, then crank up the volume on the headphones, the battery life suffers dramatically. Play with it a bit, adjusting device volume and then headphone volume until you get good sound without noise.

    Finally, I’ll tell you that I like these so much that I bought a BT card for my PC. These are pretty good for videoconferences, and they’re nice to have while you run a buzzsaw or have screaming children next door and you just want to not be distracted. I’ll still prefer my Sennies for mixing, and I still prefer my AT’s for ordinary focused PC work, but these cans are exceptionally good. I cannot get over how good they are, affordable or not.

    Five stars. When they wear out, or break, or otherwise stop making me smile, I’ll just go buy another set.

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  6. gabriel

    The headphones on itself are pretty decent, but just after I got the headphones it magically got 10 € cheaper and after a quick chat with amazon they refused to remembrance and told me to return them and buy them again.
    After returning them the price went back up.
    Soo yeah…

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  7. Oswaldo Torres

    Son geniales.

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