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Updated April 11, 2024·

over-ear, closed-back headphones offering good sound quality and active noise cancelling, but for frequent flyers, the JLab may be a better fit due to its excellent air travel score, while the Soundcore Life Q30 boasts very good noise isolation for noisy environments. Both have a detachable cable and app customization, but if battery life is crucial, the JLab's offering is significantly longer. Neither is sweatproof or dustproof, so cautious use is advised during exercise. For those valuing a built-in mic for calls, the Q30's very good mic quality could be decisive. Neither is optimal for gaming or TV due to latency concerns. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC
  • Excellent for air travel
Advantages of the Soundcore Life Q30
  • Good for music

Key differences

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Music

6.0
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
7.1
The Soundcore Life Q30 is good for music, while the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is only fair.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.8
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
4.8
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC and Soundcore Life Q30 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is somewhat better.

Noise Reduction

7.0
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
8.7
The Soundcore Life Q30 is very good for noise reduction, while the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is good.

Battery

70.0 Hours
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
44.0 Hours
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC has 70 hours of battery life. The Soundcore Life Q30 has 44 hours of battery life.

Cost

$80
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
$56
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The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC has a price of $80 and the Soundcore Life Q30 costs $56.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

5.4
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
5.3
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC and Soundcore Life Q30 are both poor for gaming.

Phone Calls

5.2
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
5.1
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC and Soundcore Life Q30 are both poor for phone calls.

TV and Video

5.6
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
5.4
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC and Soundcore Life Q30 are both poor for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
Jbuds Lux ANC
Life Q30
8.0
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC and Soundcore Life Q30 both have very good build quality.

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How the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC and the Soundcore Life Q30 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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JLab Jbuds Lux ANCSoundcore Life Q30
JLab Jbuds Lux ANCSoundcore Life Q30

GENERAL

Price
$80
$56
Brand
JLabSoundcore
Release Date
February 1, 2024August 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
6.1/107.2/10
Phone Calls Score
5.2/105.2/10
Gaming Score
5.4/105.3/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/105.4/10
Exercise Score
6.1/105.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
70 Hours44 Hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
2.5 Hours1.7 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.35

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesYes
Noise Reduction Score
7/108.8/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
YesYes
iOS App
YesYes
Mic Quality
7/108/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams263 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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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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