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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless earbuds are higher-priced and offer superior music listening quality, which might justify the cost if you prioritize sound performance. While they lack a microphone for calls and aren’t wireless, they excel in soundstage and clarity due to the planar driver, making them ideal for music enthusiasts. In contrast, the Soundcore Life Q20 headphones are more affordable, featuring active noise cancelling and wireless connectivity, which enhance versatility for travel and noise-prone environments. They also have a longer battery life, foldable design for portability, and built-in controls, which are convenient for on-the-go use. The Soundcore is more suitable for a variety of uses including calls, gaming, and TV watching, despite having slightly lower overall sound quality. If budget and multifunctionality are key, Soundcore might be better, but if audio fidelity in music is your main concern, consider the 7hz Timeless. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Soundcore Life Q20
  • Excellent for air travel

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Life Q20
7.0
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Life Q20
5.2
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Life Q20
4.9
The Soundcore Life Q20 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Soundcore Life Q20 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Life Q20
4.7
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Life Q20
5.3
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Life Q20
8.7
The Soundcore Life Q20 is very good for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Life Q20
32.3 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Soundcore Life Q20 has 32.3 hours of battery life.

Cost

$200
Timeless
Life Q20
$48
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Soundcore Life Q20 costs $48.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Life Q20
8.0
The 7hz Timeless and Soundcore Life Q20 both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Soundcore Life Q20 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessSoundcore Life Q20
7hz TimelessSoundcore Life Q20

GENERAL

Price
$200
$48
Brand
7hzSoundcore
Release Date
August 1, 2021November 1, 2020
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/107/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/104.9/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.3/10
Exercise Score
4.3/105.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A32.3 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.8 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/108.8/10
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A6.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams258.5 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Soundcore Life Q20

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Sound Guys

Christian Thomas | January 2022
"As far as headphones that cost under $100 go, the Anker Soundcore Life Q20 is a really solid option. Like any good tool, it does the job well without much guff, and it’s affordable to boot. Sure: it’s not going toe to toe with any of the higher-end models of ANC headphones out there—but the headphones do well enough for commuters that it’s a good stand-in if you were never planning on spending a bunch of money anyway."

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About Soundcore

Soundcore is a sub-brand belonging to Anker Innovations. Starting in 2014, initially marketing wireless, Bluetooth, speakers, Anker now offers an array of, budget-friendly, wireless earbuds and headphones that directly compete, especially in the Active Noise Canceling field, with other brands several times as expensive.

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