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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Creative Labs Outlier Pro may cost less than the Soundcore Life P3 and offers great call quality, noise isolation, and battery life; it's a good option for exercise and air travel due to its sweatproof feature and secure fit. However, if overall sound quality, especially for music, is a priority, the Soundcore Life P3 could be a better choice, also offering a slightly better comfort and superior portability with its smaller earbud size. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Creative Labs Outlier Pro
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Soundcore Life P3
  • The Soundcore Life P3 has no clear advantages over the Creative Labs Outlier Pro.

Key differences

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Phone Calls

8.3
Outlier Pro
Life P3
5.1
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good for phone calls, while the Soundcore Life P3 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

8.9
Outlier Pro
Life P3
5.9
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Soundcore Life P3 is poor.

Noise Reduction

8.3
Outlier Pro
Life P3
9.1
The Soundcore Life P3 is excellent for noise reduction, while the Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Outlier Pro
Life P3
7.0 Hours
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro has 10 hours of battery life. The Soundcore Life P3 has 7 hours of battery life.

Cost

$50
Outlier Pro
Life P3
$70
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The Creative Labs Outlier Pro has a price of $50 and the Soundcore Life P3 costs $70.
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Key similarities

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Music

5.9
Outlier Pro
Life P3
5.7
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro and Soundcore Life P3 are both poor for music.

Gaming

5.3
Outlier Pro
Life P3
5.1
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro and Soundcore Life P3 are both poor for gaming.

TV and Video

5.5
Outlier Pro
Life P3
5.5
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro and Soundcore Life P3 are both poor for TV and video.

Build Quality

9.0
Outlier Pro
Life P3
8.8
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Creative Labs Outlier Pro to have excellent build quality, while the Soundcore Life P3 has very good build quality.

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How the Creative Labs Outlier Pro and the Soundcore Life P3 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Creative Labs Outlier ProSoundcore Life P3
Creative Labs Outlier ProSoundcore Life P3

GENERAL

Price
$50
$70
Brand
Creative LabsSoundcore
Release Date
April 1, 2022June 1, 2021
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WirelessWireless

SOUND

Music Score
5.9/105.8/10
Phone Calls Score
8.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
5.4/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/105.5/10
Exercise Score
8/108.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
10 Hours7 Hours
Wireless charging
YesYes
Charging time
1.5 Hours0.8 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.25
Case Battery Life
4535

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesYes
Noise Reduction Score
8.4/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
YesYes
iOS App
YesYes
Mic Quality
8/106.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/108.8/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeSmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
7.2 Grams4.5 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated

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Forbes

Brad Moon | September 2022
"If you listen to music for extended periods such as commuting and work, and you hate having to pause to charge, give the Creative Outlier Pro wireless earbuds a try. You should be able to enjoy your tunes all day, or longer, without interruption."

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Tom's Guide

Alex Bracetti | July 2021
"Anker continues its trend of stealth releases, recently dropping the Soundcore Life P3 out of nowhere. This product essentially replaces the disappointing Life A2 NC as the brand’s flagship ANC model under $100. It comes with bassy audio and enough features to give even the best noise-cancelling earbuds pause."

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About Creative Labs

Creative Labs is a Singaporean technology company specialized in the manufacture of multimedia products. They created the world-famous Soundblaster soundcard back in 1989 which was a staple of the gaming community for a long time. Nowadays, besides still marketing their discrete audio systems, they offer a wide array of headphones, gaming headsets and speakers that still preserve that same heritage.

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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