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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you prioritize battery life and use headphones mainly for music, calls, and meetings, the Earfun Wave Pro may be more beneficial due to its long battery duration and excellent call quality. However, for active noise cancellation and more app features, such as an equalizer and customization, the Soundcore Life Q30 would be a better fit. The Earfun Wave Pro offers a low latency mode for gaming and is sweatproof, making it suitable for exercise, while the Soundcore Life Q30 lacks these features but provides better noise isolation for air travel. Both have decent sound quality, but your choice should depend on specific needs like call quality versus noise cancellation and additional app functionalities. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Earfun Wave Pro
  • Excellent for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Excellent for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Soundcore Life Q30
  • The Soundcore Life Q30 has no clear advantages over the Earfun Wave Pro.

Key differences

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Gaming

8.7
Wave Pro
Life Q30
5.3
The Earfun Wave Pro is very good for gaming, while the Soundcore Life Q30 is poor.

Phone Calls

9.0
Wave Pro
Life Q30
5.1
The Earfun Wave Pro is excellent for phone calls, while the Soundcore Life Q30 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

9.1
Wave Pro
Life Q30
4.8
The Earfun Wave Pro is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Soundcore Life Q30 is poor.

TV and Video

8.0
Wave Pro
Life Q30
5.4
The Earfun Wave Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Soundcore Life Q30 is poor.

Battery

80.0 Hours
Wave Pro
Life Q30
44.0 Hours
The Earfun Wave Pro has 80 hours of battery life. The Soundcore Life Q30 has 44 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.0
Wave Pro
Life Q30
7.1
The Soundcore Life Q30 and Earfun Wave Pro are both good for music.

Noise Reduction

8.3
Wave Pro
Life Q30
8.7
The Soundcore Life Q30 and Earfun Wave Pro are both very good for noise reduction.

Cost

$80
Wave Pro
Life Q30
$80
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$50

$60

$70

$80

$90

$100

The Earfun Wave Pro has a price of $80 and the Soundcore Life Q30 costs $80.

Build Quality

8.5
Wave Pro
Life Q30
8.0
The Earfun Wave Pro and Soundcore Life Q30 both have very good build quality.

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How the Earfun Wave Pro and the Soundcore Life Q30 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Earfun Wave ProSoundcore Life Q30
Earfun Wave ProSoundcore Life Q30

GENERAL

Price
$80
$80
Brand
EarfunSoundcore
Release Date
March 1, 2024August 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.1/107.2/10
Phone Calls Score
9/105.2/10
Gaming Score
8.7/105.3/10
TV and Video Score
8/105.4/10
Exercise Score
6.3/105.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
80 Hours44 Hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
2 Hours1.7 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.35

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
8.4/108.8/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
NoYes
iOS App
NoYes
Mic Quality
8.5/108/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.4/107.6/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
268 Grams263 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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Headphones Addict

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 Earfun

Earfun is an audio equipment manufacturer, headquartered in California, that specializes in producing quality, very affordable earbuds and wireless speakers. According to their site, their mission is to provide high-quality sound that the general public can hear, perceive, and afford.

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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