Soundcore Life Q30

Soundcore Life Q30

Soundcore Life Q30

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Good7.1/10
CALLS: Poor5.1/10
GAMING: Poor5.3/10
TV: Poor5.4/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor4.8/10
EXERCISE: Poor5.3/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.6/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Very Good8.7/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The Soundcore Life Q30 headphones offer active noise cancelling, which is excellent for air travel, have very good build quality and provide a very good microphone for calls. They're comfortable for extended listening sessions and support wired and wireless connections. Their over-ear design with closed enclosure ensures good sound isolation. However, their performance for gaming and watching TV is not ideal due to their low latency. They're a good fit for exercise, with a foldable design enhancing portability. The accompanying app allows for equalizer and audio control customization, although these headphones don't have a lossless codec or sweatproof certification. They boast a long battery life of up to 44 hours for typical use and a quick charging time of about 1.7 hours. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Wireless with wired option
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Comfortable over-ear form factor
  • Excellent active noise cancelling
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Poor performance for gaming
  • Not suited for exercise
  • Calls and meetings quality poor
  • TV, video score low

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.6
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Music:
4.1
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
Portability:
4.1
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$80
Brand
Soundcore
Release Date
August 1, 2020
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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7.2/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.2/10
Gaming Score
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5.3/10
TV and Video Score
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5.4/10
Exercise Score
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5.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
44 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
1.7 Hours
Bluetooth version
5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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8.8/10
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8/10
Comfort score
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7.6/10
Weight
263 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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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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