|Mounting Hardware||Headphone Accessaries|
|Number Of Items||1|
|Microphone Form Factor||Built-In|
|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear|
|Battery Cell Composition||Lithium Polymer|
|Connector Type||Bluetooth, Wired|
|Form Factor||Over Ear|
|Includes Rechargable Battery||No|
|Product Dimensions||18.3 x 17.4 x 7.8 cm; 400 Grams|
|Item Weight||400 g|
|Item Model Number||A3032012|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)|
|Date First Available||2 September 2019|
Anker Soundcore Life Q10 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Over Ear and Foldable, Hi-Res Certified Sound, 60-Hour Playtime and Fast USB-C Charging, Deep Bass, Aux Input.
- Sound core is Anker audio brand, Our signature sound is loved by 10 million+ people around the world.
- Hi-res certified sound: The Hi-Res logo is a of exceptional audio quality, awarded only to audio devices capable of producing the most accurate representation of what the artist intended. Unlike ordinary headphones, life Q10 deliver sound up to 40 KHz for the richest, most nuanced listening experience.
- Bass up: our exclusive bass up technology analyzes your Audio’s low frequencies in real-time and instantly increases the Bass. Combined with oversized 40mm dynamic drivers, bass power is boosted up to 100%. a button on the right ear cup of the wireless over ear headphones activates bass up.
- 60-Hour playtime: an advanced Bluetooth chip with reduced power draw combines with anker’s world-renowned power technology to offer enormous playtime, even for wireless over ear headphones. Listen for 2 hours a day for an entire month.
- Fast-charging: in a rush? Charge life Q10 wireless over ear headphones for 5 minutes and listen for up to 5 hours. With a USB-C charging port for charging convenience and expanded compatibility.
- Note: This product is not currently compatible with iPhone 11 Series, but is being upgraded.
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Life Q10 Hi-Res certification is a that life Q10 will play audio with all the detail and depth that the artist intended. Paired with powerful Bassup technology and extended playtime, you get an unbeatable listening experience for an Unbelievable price. Key Features: Hi-Res: certification that s playback of superior audio-quality, with an expanded Frequency range and incredible detail. Bassup: exclusive technology conducts real-time analysis and enhancement of your audio's bass frequencies to add powerful Sonic punch. 60-Hour playtime: uses Anker power to push battery life to new limits. Listen for 2 hours a day for up to a month on a single charge. Fast USB-C charging: charge for 5 minutes via the USB-C port and listen for 5 hours. Extra comfort: memory foam ear cups with enhanced Maneuverability sit gently but securely over your ears. Foldable design: fits easily into your bag for effortless transport. Aux input: get Infinite playtime via a 3. 5mm aux Cable if battery is running low. Hands-free calls: take and make calls Without hassle via the built-in microphone. Bluetooth 5: a super strong and stable wireless connection with a range of up to 50 ft. Specifications: Input: DC 5V = 0. 65A recharge time: 2H playtime: 60H impedance: 16Ω driver (full range): 2 × 40 mm Frequency Response: 16 Hz - 40 kHz range: 15 m/ 49. 21 ft. What’s in the box: Sound core life Q10 USB-C cable 3. 5mm aux Cable 18-month
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The battery lasts an unbelievable amount of time, I can listen to it all day and it will only go down 10-20%, I don't know how you did it but I'm impressed. The Type-C and quick charge functions are amazing, 5min of charge for 6 hours of listening.
The mic is a decent quality, I could make calls and didn't have an issue with people hearing me.
And finally, multipairing comes in very handy to connect to your computer and phone at the same time. I will definitely be buying from Anker in the future.
I believe they have clearer sound with a wider soundstage. As I'm listening at home I have no need for the noise cancellation, although the noise isolation is still very good. The USB-C charging is a godsend as well (something the Q20s lacked). Mo regrets about returning the more expensive ones for these beauties.
I would put these up as about equivalent to Beats, but without the brand name and price. They even look a bit similar in the black and red configuration.
Just a quick update on the battery life of these 3 months later. I probably don’t have typical use. I’ve watched 2 or 3 movies and call my mum for about an hour every other day. I charged these when I got them and 3 months later I’m still at 70% charge from the first and only charge I’ve done so far. True they are not working hard in a phone call, but that’s still pretty amazing.
I have the volume up a bit, but I expect about 50 hours. Others claims 30 or 40 and deliver about 10-15.
The sound is really good also.
At first there was some crackling noise, but I changed the settings on the equalizer on my laptop and it disappeared.
They sound good for both music and movies/TV.
Would def buy again.
Sound quality is good, but too quiet even at max volume. It's not a problem for most songs, however it's an issue in Zoom meetings, with audiobooks and some quieter songs. Quite a letdown unfortunately, I usually like Anker products.
I sent the first pair back to have them replaced with the assurance that the poor sound quality was not normal. Second pair had a major rattle in them before I even put them on. the Third pair had the same sound issues as the first. with it taking a month or so to turn around the quality control do yourself a favor and spend a bit more cash and get something that will work
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The battery on these is a monster!, I've only had to charge it twice so far and I'm still a way of my third charge.
Sound leakage is very low at medium-loud and still fairly low at loud volumes so great for commuting. The audio clarity is very good so tbh you can listen to things at lower volumes and it still feels loud.
These do not have active noise cancelling but the fit is good and I find I'm not really to disturbed by the outside world even if I can still hear it.
Have been very impressed with the overal quality and finish. Good quality plastics, robust metal components and solid clucky feel to the adjustment. Buttons are clicky but don't feel cheap.
Folding mechanism is smooth and makes them to a pretty good travel size. But why no case or even just a cloth bag Anker?
Only big negetive is that the cups can't fold flat when worn around the neck so poke your chin if you have to slide them off for abit.
The headphones came with a 3.5m jack cable and a USBC cable. Being Anker they are pretty good quality. Although I was disappointed that Anker don't supply their corded or power line quality cables. I know these are only £40, but no case and basic cables from a company that have made their name from such things is abit of an anti climax.
The cup pads are squishy enough to be comfortable without leaving the plastic touching your head.
The faux leather used is quite good quality compared to cheap headphones but can still get a little warm feeling after a while of wearing.
Cups also rotate to fit head which is nice.
Head band is padded pretty well but not as 'invisible' feeling as some I have worn.
Over all pretty good.
As a lot of people have noted, the bass on these is a bit much. Overall the the sound clarity is fantastic for this price range and the Bluetooth 5 connection is really stable.
The ability to connect 2 devices is actually really cool too.
So with the bass issue...it's way too much even on normal mode. I found though that when plugged into my laptop using the aux cable it wasn't so bad, so maybe this is being boosted artificially only when using Bluetooth? Anyway I found by turning my android phones built in equaliser to [treble+2/bass-2] this seemed to give me a more comfortable listening experience and makes the bass boost mode usable for those times you absolutely have to slap on some D&B!
Hope this helps some one, overall I'm pretty happy despite having to compensate for the bass.
Außerdem ein echt guter Service seitens Anker. Sicherlich wurde dieser in der Hoffnung erbracht, dass ich die Bewertung verbessere - aber auch das ist ja nicht selbstverständlich.
Am Tragecomfort hat sich leider nur wenig geändert. Ich habe das Gefühl, dass das Polster am Kopfbügel mit der Zeit evtl. ein bisschen weicher geworden ist und meine Ohren sich an den Druck etwas gewöhnt haben. Dennoch wird längeres Tragen oft unangenehm und macht mindestens eine aktive Veränderung der Position, in der die Kopfhörer auf dem Kopf sitzen, nötig. Deshalb nach wie vor keine 5 Sterne.
--- Klangqualität ---
- Am Handy (Pocophone F1) über Bluetooth: Hier geht der Sound meines Empfindens klar und wirkt insgesamt ausgewogen. Meine kabelgebundenen JBL Tune500 (aktuell ca. 29€ auf Amazon) gewinnen allerdings den direkten Vergleich, da der Sound hier noch etwas klarer und "differenzierter" wirkt. Der BassUp-Modus ist eine nette Idee, wobei ich den Bass bereits ohne diesen ausreichend präsent finde und es mit "Boost" eher unausgewogen/überladen wirkt. Aber das ist wahrscheinlich Geschmackssache und letztlich kann das ja jede*r so handhaben, wie es ihr*ihm am besten gefällt. Es ist ein relativ dezentes Grundrauschen bei der aktiven Audio-Übertragung feststellbar, was allerdings wohl normal für die meisten (alle?) Bluetooth-Kopfhörer ist. Insbesondere in dieser Preisklasse. (4/5)
- Am Handy per Kabel: Hier lässt die Klangqualität spürbar nach. Ich vermute, dass die Kopfhörer am Handy einfach zu wenig Saft per Klinke kriegen, habe aber nicht viel Ahnung von der Technik, weiß also nicht ob diese These plausibel ist. Im Ergebnis ist auf diesem Weg jedenfalls nicht der gewünschte Hörgenuss zu erreichen. Auch der BassUp-Modus ist per Kabel nicht aktivierbar. Ursprünglich: (2/5) // nach Update (siehe oben): (4/5)
- Am PC per Bluetooth: Klingt bei mir eher schwach, allerdings vermute ich, dass daran eher der Bluetooth-Adapter Schuld ist. Prinzipiell sollte sich hier die gleiche Klangqualität wie am Handy erreichen lassen. Auch hier bleibt das Grundrauschen wahrnehmbar, insbesondere bei leiserer Audiowiedergabe. (keine Bewertung)
- Am PC per Kabel: Deutlich besser als mit Kabel am Handy. Im direkten Vergleich mit meinen Superlux HD681 EVO (aktuell ab 32,49€ über Amazon erhältlich) können sie sich aber wieder nicht durchsetzen. Die Superlux klingen deutlich satter und ausgewogener. (4/5)
- Insgesamt: 3,5/5
--- Tragekomfort ---
Die Ohren werden bei mir komplett umschlossen, die Ohr-Polsterung ist angenehm, könnte aber etwas dicker sein. Die Ohren berühren das Innere der Köpfhörer und da dieses gar nicht gepolstert ist (es gibt nur eine dünne Lage Stoff als Abgrenzung zur "Technik"), kann das bei längerem Tragen unanganehm werden, auch wenn kein starker Druck auf die Ohren ausgeübt wird. Ich persönlich merke auf jeden Fall auch nach dem Absetzen noch deutlich an den Rändern meiner Ohren, dass ich sie getragen habe.
Die Polsterung am Kopfbügel ist relativ fest. In Kombination mit dem doch recht hohen Gewicht kann es bei längerem Tragen unangenehm an der Kopfhaut werden, so dass man schließlich die Position der Kopfhörer ein bisschen ändern muss, damit nicht permanent die gleiche Stelle belastet wird. Das "federleicht" in der Produktbeschreibung ist in der Hinsicht für mich recht fragwürdig. Mit ca. 288g wiegen die Kopfhörer etwa 20g mehr als die Superlux HD681 EVO und etwa das Doppelte der JBL Tune500 (inkl. Kabel). (2/5)
--- Bedienung ---
- Bluetooth-Betrieb: Die Verbindung zu Handy und PC ließ sich komplett problemlos herstellen und wirkt auch stabil / störungsfrei. Ist die Verbindung hergestellt, lassen sich die 4 Buttons recht intuitiv nutzen: Der On/Off-Button schaltet die Kopfhörer bei längerem Druck aus, bei einfachem kurzen Druck pausiert er den laufenden Track und startet ihn bei erneutem Druck wieder, bei zweifachem kurzen Druck wird der Akku-Status angesagt. Anrufe lassen sich auch über diesen Button annehmen und beenden. Die +/- Buttons regulieren bei kurzem Druck die Lautstärke und lassen bei längerem Druck die Tracks wechseln. Der BassUp-Button schaltet den BassUp-Betrieb an oder aus, der aktuelle Status wird dann angesagt. (5/5)
- Kabel-Betrieb: Sämtliche Buttons sind komplett ohne Funktion. Wie bereits erwähnt, fällt hier auch der BassUp-Modus weg. (1/5)
- Insgesamt: 2,5/5
--- Akku-Laufzeit ---
- Ich habe sie bisher nicht ausreichend lange getestet, um einzuschätzen, ob die versprochenen 60 Stunden Wiedergabedauer tatsächlich eingehalten werden. Die bisherige Entwicklung der Akkustands-Anzeige legt allerdings nahe, dass in dem Punkt nicht übertrieben wurde. (5/5)
--- Kompaktheit ---
Die Ohrmuscheln lassen sich einklappen, damit werden die Kopfhörer schon ein gutes Stück kompakter. Wirklich platzsparend lassen sie sich allerdings nicht verstauen, da sie halt einfach entsprechend groß sind. Im Rahmen der gegebenen Grundlage (es sind halt Over-Ears) ist es aber auf jeden Fall gut gelöst. (4/5)
--- Ästhetik ---
Ist natürlich immer Geschmacksfrage. Mir gefallen sie insgesamt gut. Sind schon recht groß, aber sie wirken für unterwegs noch nicht überdimensioniert. (keine Bewertung)
--- Preis/Leistungs-Fazit ---
Ich habe sie für 37,50€ bekommen ("Neuheiten"-Rabatt) und für diesen Preis sind sie als "Allrounder" prinzipiell in Ordnung. Wie in der Rezension zu lesen, muss man dabei aber einige Abstriche hinnehmen. Wäre das der reguläre Preis, würde ich wahrscheinlich 4 Sterne vergeben, da ich aber davon ausgehe, dass der Rabatt nicht dauerhaft gewährt wird und somit vom regulären Preis (50€) ausgehe, halte ich 3 Sterne für angebracht.
Ich bin mir selbst noch nicht sicher, ob ich mich mit ihnen zufrieden gebe, tendiere aber dazu, mich doch noch nach einer besseren Alternative umzuschauen, die bei mindestens genau so guter Klangqualität einen höheren Tragekonfort bietet.
When I saw this headphone I turned up my nose. As an ex-radio person, producer and recording engineer I know headphones like the back of my hand, my knowledge of them is at the expert level. I own literally a closet shelf full of them at prices ranging into the thousands. The last thing I want or need is another pair. But I was drawn in by the apparent light weight of these and the fact that they use Bluetooth 5.0 for hopefully fewer dropouts and a less compressed sound. Some of the other claims seemed to be more marketing fluff than reality especially at the price.
LIGHT WEIGHT OR LIGHTWEIGHTS
Let’s face it; a good pair of headphones can get very heavy and tiresome to wear. At only 10 ounces (as measured by me) these promise to be more comfortable but that usually comes at the expense of being made of cheap plastic that falls apart after a few months.
REAL BASS OR A NICE EFFECT
Headphones are governed by the laws of science, the larger the transducer and the more powerful the driver the better it can reproduce ultra low frequencies. Anker touts a spinoff of what Bose and other companies have done for years, to fool the ears into thinking they are hearing certain frequencies for what I call the wow effect. And that’s what it is, for a few minutes you are blown away by the most awesome sound you’ve ever heard. Then it all starts to tire your ears and your brain and you find you are not really listening to music but rather a sound effect. I subjected these to the same standard test that I have used since the days I worked with Henry Kloss and the folks at Shure. My testing isn’t all that scientific, it’s just based on real life reproduction of sound and user listenability.
CONDITIONS OF COMPARISON
Evaluating headphones is not an easy task. There will be the inevitable reviews that go overboard gushing about how spectacular these are because they were given a sample to try. And at the opposite end those who set the bar too high by comparing them to audiophile models costing many times more. What we have here are neither, at under forty bucks they are an all plastic mass produced product that rises only slightly above the toy level. So let’s be fair and realistic, I’m going to stick to telling you what you get for forty bucks and steer far away from idealizing them or complaining that they aren’t as good as my studio reference quality cans.
I have nothing against plastic and let’s face it, even Ferraris are made with a lot of plastic these days. Some of the best headphones available are made with manmade synthetic materials. Unfortunately these are made from a relatively low grade of plastic that adversely affects the sound quality. In a way its like how certain plastics affect the taste of food and beverages. To use the comparison again it’s what I would call a toylike quality. On the plus side the hinges are made of metal.
For the most part Anker has done a good job designing the control panel on these phones. Everything is grouped at the bottom of the right earpiece and the buttons have a tactile touch to them plus the practice of having buttons perform multiple functions is kept to an absolute minimum. There is a power switch that also sets up the Bluetooth pairing. It also controls the use of these phones as a smartphone headset but I won’t talk about that usage, I think there are far better smartphone headsets to consider than this thing. The next button is a volume rocker that’s reasonably easy to operate and finally the bass boost button. Nearby are a USB-C charging port and a standard stereo mini audio port for wired operation. Next to those is a small LED status light.
The choice of a USB-C port is neither a major plus or a minus but its potential is minimized by the fact that they don’t include a power supply charger. They do include a short stereo audio cable and for the first time ever it prompts me to describe an item as vapid. The cable is flimsy, too short and doesn’t attach very securely. When you plug it in it disables all onboard electronics so the headphone drivers are being powered solely by your device’s amplifier, hence the maximum volume level is relatively weak. By disabling the electronics you lose one of the headphone’s major selling points, the bass boost system. You will also have to resort to only using the volume controls on your smartphone or other device.
BEST AND WORST
Most products have at least one feature to love but on the downside one you wish they had put more thought into. With this product the kudos go to printing the Left and Right designations boldly inside each earcup. So many others these days have a tiny molded in designator or even none at all. It’s so nice to be able to pick them up, even in near darkness, and know which ear is which. The negative side of the coin is the loud and somewhat grating voice that comes through the earpieces when you turn the bass boost on and off (it’s also there for a few other functions as well). The voice is so annoying that having it is almost a complete dealbreaker for me. Not counted against them but worth noting is that the instruction sheet defies any form of comprehension. Come on Anker, you’re a big company now, you can afford to have someone create a better user experience with your instruction manuals.
BASS BOOST AND OVERALL SOUND QUALITY
Here’s a reality check, these are pretty ordinary forty buck headphones. Their major marketing highlight is that bass boost button they call BassUp. I’m going to combine talking about that with my overall opinion of the sound quality of these phones because the two things are intertwined. Here are a few things you should know:
1. Unlike other attempts to wow the user with extended bass these don’t just attenuate the low frequencies but rather they work in real time at selective frequencies to kick up some of them without making everything sound deeper.
2. Yes it does make a difference, but not one that changes the timbre of everything you hear. You might actually go a few seconds or even minutes before you suddenly hear certain frequencies being boosted.
3. Like so many schemes to tweak our listening experience this one gets tiring over time and once the wow factor sizzle has settled down many people may find the effect overbearing.
4. Because of fairly large diaphragms and I assume larger drivers these headphones deliver better than average bass all by themselves without the artificial boost.
5. Unfortunately that plasticky sound I mentioned seems to be worse with the bass booster turned on.
Whether because of or in spite of being all plastic these are some of the most comfortable headphones I’ve worn in a while. The cups fit well and totally encapsulate both ears but there is no excessive pressure. Outside sounds are effectively blocked out and the sweet spot is positioned right over the ear canal. The headband is soft and adjustable and there’s nothing to pinch or tangle with your hair. They fold and look like they can survive travel, but unfortunately no case or travel bag is included.
BLUETOOTH COMPRESSION AND CUTOUT
Using Bluetooth 5.0 technology these are an improvement over older technologies. They don’t sound as compressed but don’t expect that they will have the expansive sound stage of a good pair of wired cans, it’s simply not possible yet if you have your heart set on Bluetooth. They are listenable but if you are really into your music you will get frustrated by the occasional cutouts. That rules out stage and studio monitoring applications.
YES OR NO
If your headphone budget limits you to under fifty bucks I can’t think of too many better choices as long as you realize that you will get what you pay for. While Anker has outgrown their early days of legendary customer service I can still recommend that, given the choice when buying low end Chinese products it’s still better to go with a known established brand with a U.S. presence. These aren’t great headphones but neither are they priced like them. I would be wary of any gushing recommendations, everybody hears things differently and it’s hard to separate honest reviews from those with special interests. The only way you will know for sure is to try them on your own ears. Keep them if they sound good to you and if not move on to something else.
[NOTE] For some unexplained reason at the time I got these Anker says that they not currently compatible with the iPhone 11 series, but they advise this model is being upgraded at some point.
As already commented, the bass "up" can at times be too much but a nice addition..
Definitely loud "leakage" at 40+% so no watching of "risqué" videos as will give it away..
Sounds is OK but not much different from my old cheap RIWBOX but double the price!!! As I have very electic taste in music I usually use two tracks that are bass-oriented (Hey bulldog by the Beatles and Ring the alarm by Tenor saw) to test out headphones and saw no real difference except the RIWBOX was slightly "tinny" but much louder in volume..
So I conclusion, 6/10 overal; maybe should of gone for the Q20!
However, I do a lot of walking with my dogs, and having tried and lost many in ear pods I thought I would buy a cheap set of headphones that I could afford to fail in heavy rain.
I bought these as I prefer hi res music, I have generally had positive experiences with Anker and of course, the price is right.
First, the good. The headphones do not look or feel cheap. They seem well built and sturdy and the buttons are responsive and well placed.
Now the bad. The bass is ridiculously over bearing. God knows who will ever have the bass boost on as on normal it's way too much. However, for the price I could probably even live with this. After 2 days of near continuous playing, there is an issue that noone has identified yet. Every couple of tracks, there is a noticeable skip in the sound that rapidly becomes very irritating. Thinking it may just be a bad download or dodgy rip, I persevered. However, it has happened in everything I have listened to. I listened to a couple of the same albums to see if there was an issue with my player or music I swapped back to my Sony's. Nothing, everything played flawlessly. Really disappointed as I have previously stated I really like Anker products. I'm sure these issues could be sorted with a firmware update and these headphones would then be outstanding. But there is no way to connect to the Anker app. Such a shame as they could have been awesome!