Soundcore P20i

Soundcore P20i

Soundcore P20i

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.4/10
CALLS: Poor5.0/10
GAMING: Good7.3/10
TV: Good7.0/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor4.7/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.2/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.2/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Fair6.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The Soundcore P20i earbuds offer good overall sound quality, with a closed enclosure type and a stemmed form factor. They're wireless but do not support a wired connection. Comfort and mic quality are both good, while they are rated very good for build quality and built-in controls. If you prioritize battery life, the Soundcore P20i has a solid 9 hours of typical use, extending to 20 hours with the case. Plus, they have wireless charging capabilities. For exercise enthusiasts, they are sweatproof but have only a fair score for use during exercise. Active noise canceling is included, which enhances listening experiences in noisy environments. However, they are not the best choice for calls and meetings or gaming, where their performance is rated as poor. An integrated microphone is present for calls, and they feature app customization options, equalizer, and audio controls, being optimized for both Android and Apple devices. They are lightweight at 4.5 grams per earbud and come with a medium-sized carry case. Keep in mind, though, that they lack low latency features, which could affect gaming and TV/video syncing. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Very good build quality
  • Excellent built-in controls
  • Active noise cancelling available
Cons
  • Poor soundstage and imaging
  • Fair music listening experience
  • Calls and meetings quality rated poor
  • Noise isolation is fair

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.5
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.
Gaming:
4.2
This score evaluates the product when used to play videogames. It takes into account wireless latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. Finally, the gaming score takes into account microphone quality for in-game voice chat. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
TV & Video:
4.0
The Soundcore P20i is good for watching TV and videos primarily due to its low latency feature, which ensures the audio syncs well with the visual content, and its overall good sound quality, which makes the viewing experience more enjoyable.
Music:
3.5
The Soundcore P20i earbuds provide a closed enclosure that delivers a good overall sound quality but have a poor soundstage and imaging score which indicates that they may lack in offering an immersive and spacious musical experience. Additionally, there is no mention of support for lossless codecs or virtual surround features which would enhance the listening experience, particularly for high-fidelity audio content.
Exercise:
3.3
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Portability:
3.0
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
$25
Brand
Soundcore
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.5/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.1/10
Gaming Score
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7.4/10
TV and Video Score
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7/10
Exercise Score
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6.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
9 Hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
2 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.3
Case Battery Life
20

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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6.5/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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9/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Size
Small
Weight of single earbud
4.5 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Critic Reviewer

Ranbir Sen | May 2023
"I would recommend the Soundcore P20i Earbuds to everyone who loves music and would like to own comfortable pair of earbuds with a great range of sound quality. I would recommend users who buy this device use the right comfortable ear tips as per your ear design."

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