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Life Q20VS
Bone Conduction Headphones
$60New
$50Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

I understand you're considering the Soundcore Life Q20 and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones. If noise cancellation and sound isolation are important to you, the Soundcore Life Q20 offers these features and typically provides a more traditional music listening experience with enhanced bass. However, if you are active outdoors or want to remain aware of your environment, bone conduction headphones like the Youthwhisper allow you to hear your surroundings while listening to audio. Bone conduction models are also generally more comfortable for people who dislike ear pressure. Keep in mind the Soundcore may offer better sound quality, at a higher price, than the Youthwhisper, which has the advantage of situational awareness and possibly more comfort. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Music

7.0
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.8
The Soundcore Life Q20 is good for music, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
6.5
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is only fair for phone calls, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

4.7
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.2
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Soundcore Life Q20 is poor.

Noise Reduction

8.7
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
2.5
The Soundcore Life Q20 is very good for noise reduction, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Battery

32.3 Hours
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.0 Hours
The Soundcore Life Q20 has 32.3 hours of battery life. The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$60
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
$50
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Key similarities

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Gaming

5.2
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.9
The Soundcore Life Q20 and Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones are both poor for gaming.

TV and Video

5.3
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
5.1
The Soundcore Life Q20 and Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones are both poor for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.0
Life Q20
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.0
The Soundcore Life Q20 and Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones both have very good build quality.

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How the Soundcore Life Q20 and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Soundcore Life Q20Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
Soundcore Life Q20Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones

GENERAL

Price
$60
$50
Brand
SoundcoreYouthwhisper
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7/104.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/106.6/10
Gaming Score
5.2/105/10
TV and Video Score
5.3/105.1/10
Exercise Score
5.3/107.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
32.3 hours8 hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
1.8 hours2 hours
Bluetooth version
5Unknown

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesNo
Noise Reduction Score
8.8/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
NoNo
iOS App
NoNo
Mic Quality
6.8/106/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
258.5 grams29 grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
04

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better SoundSoundcore Life Q20
Better noise reductionSoundcore Life Q20
Better for callsYouthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
Better for musicSoundcore 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."

Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones

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Stozz Audio

Stozz Audio | October 2023
"If you're looking for a pair of headphones that can be worn while running or cycling, these Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones are a great alternative to more expensive models. They're lightweight and compact, so they won't get in the way when wearing them while exercising. Plus, they have a built-in microphone so you can take calls during your workout without having to stop and fumble with your phone. The sound quality is great for this style of headphones, and it has many other cool features."

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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