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Updated January 10, 2024·

The JLab Go Work Wireless offers better sound quality and microphone quality than the Soundcore Life Q20, and they are more comfortable to wear for long periods. They also have higher scores for use during exercise and noise isolation. However, the Soundcore Life Q20 features active noise cancelling and a longer battery life. The JLab is a more budget-friendly option. If you need noise cancellation for travel or loud environments and don't mind spending a bit more, the Soundcore may be the better choice. However, for a versatile, cost-effective option with good microphone quality for calls, the JLab may suit you better. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the JLab Go Work Wireless
  • The JLab Go Work Wireless has no clear advantages over the Soundcore Life Q20.
Advantages of the Soundcore Life Q20
  • Good for music
  • Excellent for air travel

Key differences

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Music

5.8
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
7.0
The Soundcore Life Q20 is good for music, while the JLab Go Work Wireless is poor.

Phone Calls

6.3
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
4.9
The JLab Go Work Wireless is only fair for phone calls, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.6
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
4.7
The JLab Go Work Wireless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

Noise Reduction

4.6
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
8.7
The Soundcore Life Q20 is very good for noise reduction, while the JLab Go Work Wireless is poor.

Battery

47.0 Hours
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
32.3 Hours
The JLab Go Work Wireless has 47 hours of battery life. The Soundcore Life Q20 has 32.3 hours of battery life.

Cost

$40
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
$50
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The JLab Go Work Wireless has a price of $40 and the Soundcore Life Q20 costs $50.

Build Quality

9.0
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
8.0
The JLab Go Work Wireless has excellent build quality, while the Soundcore Life Q20 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

5.3
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
5.2
The JLab Go Work Wireless and Soundcore Life Q20 are both poor for gaming.

TV and Video

5.5
Go Work Wireless
Life Q20
5.3
The JLab Go Work Wireless and Soundcore Life Q20 are both poor for TV and video.

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How the JLab Go Work Wireless and the Soundcore Life Q20 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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JLab Go Work WirelessSoundcore Life Q20
JLab Go Work WirelessSoundcore Life Q20

GENERAL

Price
$40
$50
Brand
JLabSoundcore
Release Date
May 1, 2021November 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
5.8/107/10
Phone Calls Score
6.4/104.9/10
Gaming Score
5.3/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/105.3/10
Exercise Score
6.3/105.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
47 Hours32.3 Hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
2 Hours1.8 Hours
Bluetooth version
55

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
4.6/108.8/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
NoNo
iOS App
NoNo
Mic Quality
9/106.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/108/10
Comfort score
8.4/107.6/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
170 Grams258.5 Grams
Microphone style
BoomIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

Shopping

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JLab Go Work Wireless

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Headphone Check

Maike Paeßens | 2021
"If you are going to criticise the JLab Go Work, it would be for the cables, which are to some extent too short for their intended use, and for its rather harsh treble reproduction above moderate volume levels in music mode. However, the call quality during telephone calls and video conferences in voice mode via wireless and via cable is impeccable. This handy Bluetooth headset also scores points with its excellent battery life and support for multipoint connections."

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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