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Tune 710BTVS
Life Q20
$60
$60
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The JBL Tune 710BT is better overall for music with a higher sound quality score and is more affordable, but if active noise cancellation is crucial for you, particularly for air travel or to block ambient noise, then the Soundcore Life Q20 might be the better option despite being somewhat more expensive. Both have a closed over-ear form and similar build quality, but the Soundcore offers a longer battery life for extended listening sessions. Neither is sweatproof certified, so if you need earbuds for exercise, you may need to look at other options. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Music

6.1
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
7.0
The Soundcore Life Q20 is good for music, while the JBL Tune 710BT is only fair.

Phone Calls

6.5
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
4.9
The JBL Tune 710BT is only fair for phone calls, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.9
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
4.7
The JBL Tune 710BT is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
8.7
The Soundcore Life Q20 is very good for noise reduction, while the JBL Tune 710BT is only fair.

Battery

50.0 Hours
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
32.3 Hours
The JBL Tune 710BT has 50 hours of battery life. The Soundcore Life Q20 has 32.3 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

5.3
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
5.2
The JBL Tune 710BT and Soundcore Life Q20 are both poor for gaming.

TV and Video

5.6
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
5.3
The JBL Tune 710BT and Soundcore Life Q20 are both poor for TV and video.

Cost

$60
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
$60
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$50

$60

$70

$80

$90

$100

The JBL Tune 710BT has a price of $60 and the Soundcore Life Q20 costs $60.

Build Quality

8.0
Tune 710BT
Life Q20
8.0
The JBL Tune 710BT and Soundcore Life Q20 both have very good build quality.

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How the JBL Tune 710BT and the Soundcore Life Q20 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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JBL Tune 710BTSoundcore Life Q20
JBL Tune 710BTSoundcore Life Q20

GENERAL

Price
$60
$60
Brand
JBLSoundcore
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
6.1/107/10
Phone Calls Score
6.6/104.9/10
Gaming Score
5.3/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/105.3/10
Exercise Score
6.1/105.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
50 hours32.3 hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
2 hours1.8 hours
Bluetooth version
55

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/108.8/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
NoNo
iOS App
NoNo
Mic Quality
7/106.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8/108/10
Comfort score
6/107.6/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
220 grams258.5 grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better SoundJBL Tune 710BT
Better noise reductionSoundcore Life Q20
Better for callsJBL Tune 710BT
Better for musicSoundcore Life Q20

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JBL Tune 710BT

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Tech Week Mag

Álvaro Nieto | February 2023
"We are facing headphones that are comfortable to use with a foldable and lightweight design, which is combined with 40mm dynamic drivers and a multipoint Bluetooth connection, which makes them versatile and a good option for day-to-day use, whether for listening music, podcasts, audiobooks, or videos."

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."

About JBL

JBL is an American audio equipment manufacturer. Owned by Harman International which is, itself, owned by Samsung Electronics. JBL markets a wide array of monitoring speakers, professional headphones and consumer market headphones and earbuds. It was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing (whose initials give the company its name) and has become one of the most prolific audio companies ever. Their products were responsible for audio during the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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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