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Updated January 10, 2024·

If superior sound quality and a focus on music listening are your priorities, the 7hz Timeless may be the better pick due to its planar driver technology, known for precise audio reproduction. However, Soundcore Life Q30 provides the advantage of active noise cancellation, making it suited for noisy environments like air travel, and it has a longer battery life for extended usage without needing a charge. The Soundcore is also less expensive, and with its over-ear design, some find it more comfortable for long-period use. The Timeless is wired and offers high-fidelity sound, but lacks features like a microphone or active noise cancellation. 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 Q30
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Life Q30
7.1
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Soundcore Life Q30 is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Life Q30
5.3
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Soundcore Life Q30 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Life Q30
5.1
The Soundcore Life Q30 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Soundcore Life Q30 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Life Q30
4.8
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Soundcore Life Q30 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Life Q30
5.4
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Soundcore Life Q30 is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Life Q30
8.7
The Soundcore Life Q30 is very good for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Life Q30
44.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Soundcore Life Q30 has 44 hours of battery life.

Cost

$170
Timeless
Life Q30
$80
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the Soundcore Life Q30 costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Life Q30
8.0
The 7hz Timeless and Soundcore Life Q30 both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Soundcore Life Q30 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessSoundcore Life Q30
7hz TimelessSoundcore Life Q30

GENERAL

Price
$170
$80
Brand
7hzSoundcore
Release Date
August 1, 2021August 1, 2020
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/107.2/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.2/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.3/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.4/10
Exercise Score
4.3/105.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A44 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.7 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/108.8/10
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

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 Grams263 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 Q30

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Peter Susic | December 2021
"Every once in a while, headphones with an excellent price/performance ratio arrive that truly deserves all attention. Anker Soundcore Life Q30 are one of those headphones. Of course, they aren’t perfect, but they do most things better than their competition. Or they give you the option to make them better."

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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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