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Last Updated: 16 Dec 2018

Anker Wireless Headphones Soundcore Spirit X Bluetooth Sports Headsets w Mic Bluetooth 5 0 12 Hour Battery Noise Isolation IPX7 Wireless Earbuds SweatGuard Technology for Gym Running Workout

8.3
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
501
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
33
0.39 meters
SIZE
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 468 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Sound Quality
 196
sound quality, listening, bass, static, price
+90%
-10%
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" ...  The sound quality is also excellent, although volume is a little lacking, but I not horribly and this is probably to prevent distortion.  ...  "
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" ...  Literally the best sounding headphones I’ve ever heard from.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is good.  ...  "
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" ...  They sound better than any pair of earbuds I've ever had.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product, noticed better pickup & strength of audio.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is also great and for the price there is no going wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is great and it comes with a bunch of hear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  I like Anker products so I thought I would give this a try, Not bad for work outs, Sound could be better, but then again they are IPX7 Waterproof, and has SweatGuard, so maybe its just fine figuring the ratting, I love the fact these have  ...  "
Comfort
 131
ear, ears, fit, stay, ear hooks
+89%
-11%
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" ...  These earbuds have great sound -- if they fit your ears.  ...  "
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" ...  after a quick research for a decent headphone to use it in the gym i decided to get this one , everything looks great (weight, ear fit, battery life, price, brand name) sound was just ok at the beginning but after trying different combinations of eartips & ear-hooks the sound gets perfect and cant ask for more, what surprised me was the customer service, they contacted me right after my first feedback and gave me advices for troubleshooting to make the sound better, also they sent me ZOLO Liber  ...  "
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" ...  They fit well and stay in your ear no matter how hard you chose to dislodge them.  ...  "
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" ...  With these headphones though, I felt compelled. ... I am pretty stoked on this purchase because it took me forever to find headphones that I actually enjoy wearing and listening to that don't cost a ridiculous amount of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better than the earbuds i was using and it doesn't fall off my ear.  ...  "
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" ...  They fit fantastic, never falling out of my ears and wear glasses and usually a hat as well with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight comfortable to wear well made product.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway, needed ear buds that wouldn't fall out of my ears and that sounded great. ... These babies stay in place. ... but thanks to the design, even if they slip a little they stay in place. ... These tiny little ear buds sound like my home speakers are in my head!  ...  "
Battery Life
 109
battery, charge, hours, anker, sound
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  The battery life is great too if you aren't listening on max volume, which you shouldn't need to since these do a great job at noise cancellation, the battery has lasted me about 10-12 hours without wanting to die.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is beyond suitable for everyday use, I listen to hours of audiobooks and music at a time and they will still last me at least a couple days between charges.  ...  "
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" ...  Great headphones, decent sound quality and good battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life better than I would have thought.  ...  "
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" ...  I love anker battery packs.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life - easily 12 hrs  ...  "
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" ...  It may reach the 12-hour time.  ...  "
Price
 91
value, sound quality, price point, sound, 40
+96%
-4%
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" ...  They're not the best I've used but definitely worth the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, the sound quality is decent but I was surprised how well they manage to sound considering the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound and quality for the money  ...  "
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" ...  Considering the price, I shouldn't be complaining.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all, if these earphones are within your price range, stop your search because this is the one  ...  "
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" ...  I would pay $100.00 for these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried many models and brands, and these surpass or equal models of double the price or more.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend you spend your money on something like Beats X or other major brand with better reliability. ... You will get better return for your money!  ...  "
Bass
 89
highs, sound, mids, deep, sound quality
+96%
-4%
comment
" ...  The sound quality is also great and for the price there is no going wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  Naturally after pairing these Soundcores, I didn't even bother listening before equalizing, and by increasing bass response these headphones didn't sound very good and were distorting. ... So I disabled the equalizer and these things naturally put out as much bass as I want without distortion. ... In summary, I think they sound incredible, have the perfect amount of bass right out of the box, go a bit louder than I will ever listen to them at, and will be my go-to headphones for EVERYTHING including the gym.  ...  "
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" ...  They have excellent soundstage, amazing range, great battery life, hefty bass, and decent mids and and crisp highs*. ... I thought I would also mention the sound is very bass forward. ... Its not really a con for me as I use an EQ and love bass for the EDM and hip-hop I listen to.  ...  "
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" ...  The texture and bass of the sounds is great.  ...  "
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" ...  10/10, comes fully charged, sound is crisp and clear, bass is boomin, why spend $150-$200 on beats and airpods?  ...  "
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" ...  Bass is crazy but does not distort the rest of the music!  ...  "
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" ...  These things rock.  ...  "
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" ...  better bass compared to many other bluetooth earbuds I’ve owned  ...  "
Bluetooth
 85
pair, bluetooth 5 0, earbuds, pairing, bt
+87%
-13%
comment
" ...  Have been looking for Bluetooth 5 forever.  ...  "
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" ...  The second pair, works flawlessly. ... I was just happy to get a new working pair haha.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth 5.0 makes pairing them a piece of cake.  ...  "
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" ...  Having owned several Bluetooth headphones, I desperately needed a replacement for my previous set that had unexpectedly stopped charging. ... Now, these are wireless buds so we must discuss the effective range of these headphones. ... These are Bluetooth 5.0 meaning you’ll get better range and better clarity than with a headphone that uses an older Bluetooth protocol. ... However, be advised that while these are 5.0 and are backwards compatible with devices utilizing an older Bluetooth profile, you may need to own a device with a Bluetooth 5.0 profile (like an iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9) to test the true range and clarity performance of these headphones. ... Having owned many brands of headphones over the years, both wired and Bluetooth, I have to say that Anker has the most personalized of any brand I’ve ever owned, which has its benefits and its downsides.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth and Controls - ... Bluetooth performance is stellar.  ...  "
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" ...  Great pair of bluetooth headphones and great accessories included  ...  "
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" ...  The range is great as long as your device has Bluetooth 5.0 and the battery life is long.  ...  "
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" ...  These are a great all around sub-$50 pair of Bluetooth headphones.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 74
pair, month, last, died, anker
+58%
-42%
comment
" ...  Hopefully they will last longer than the Sony ones.  ...  "
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" ...  I used them every day walking to work and a few times a week at the gym over the last year.  ...  "
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" ...  I just got these in, and have been using them all week.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had these headphones for 4 months now and I use them almost every day.  ...  "
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" ...  We'll see what happens over time :)  ...  "
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" ...  But what is more impressive is that several months after the purchase I encountered a technical issue.  ...  "
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" ...  BEST OUT OF 3 PURCHASED SO FAR in past few months!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  I got these a couple weeks ago and am very pleased with them.  ...  "
Fit
 72
ear, ears, stay, sound, fit well
+94%
-6%
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" ...  They fit okay, and have various fitting options to choose from.  ...  "
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" ...  Although the fit is spectacular (after trying a few of the different included attachments, I was able to find one that is the absolutely MOST comfortable pair of ear-buds I've ever worn), the sound isn't all that great.  ...  "
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" ...  Second, the earbuds are comfortable and fit snugly in my ears which gives it that extra ability of blocking out noises.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit is secure and by far the most comfortable of any of the models I've tried . ... • Fit and Comfort: I didn't care for the new Apple AirPods as they fall out of my ears and look ridiculous, so I tried a step up with the Taotronics Model 027 that use the ear "wings" that go inside your ear. ... While they fit more snugly than the Tao's, by now I'd become disenchanted with the whole system and opted to see about a pair that uses Ear Hooks. ... They were the perfect size out of the box and fit securely and comfortably.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit well, sound fair.  ...  "
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" ...  The fit is good I haven't had issues with them falling off.  ...  "
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" ...  - Fit perfectly, after working up a good sweat they still fit snug.  ...  "
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" ...  They sound and fit good but the range sucks in what i expected and actually buying them for.  ...  "
Charging
 63
charge, charging, charged, anker products, battery
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Great stuff from Anker as usual.  ...  "
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" ...  Anker always delivers . ... I have their phone chargers (home and car), portable speaker, and this is my second set of wireless headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Anker quality and reliability though, which is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Anker is known for its external batteries. ... I can go days with phone calls and video/music between charges.  ...  "
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" ...  Anker reached out to me and offered a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Next time I go to the gym, I am grabbing these Soundcore's from Anker.  ...  "
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" ...  Will always buy Anker products for this reason alone.  ...  "
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" ...  It came 100% charged as shown in the status bar of my iPhone.  ...  "
For Running
 48
gym, ears, stay, earbuds, ear
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Perfect ear buds for running, and also comfortable enough to wear just hanging out.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome I went to run in the rain with those earbuds and they are just great they don't die!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn't fall off when exercising.  ...  "
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" ...  BeatsX - nice with iPhones and good sound but not gym headphones great for office use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use with my workouts.  ...  "
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" ...  The over ear piece holds them in place with comfort (even with ear muffs while running).  ...  "
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" ...  I have many headset and love to do hiit running and by far these headsets stay in my ears like no other.  ...  "
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" ...  Stay in your ears, even when running and lifting weights!  ...  "
Build Quality
 37
quality, material, soft, good, ear
+81%
-19%
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" ...  They included a charging cable, extra earbuds, a locking clip, and even a carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels very secure even when I'm running.  ...  "
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" ...  The soft flexible material on the hooks, the sound quality, the durability and the bluetooth technology make the spirit x headphones top notch in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  These things rock.  ...  "
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" ...  These offer better construction, overal fit in the ear and a better control.  ...  "
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" ...  The sweat guard coating is super grippy.  ...  "
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" ...  The material of which the earbuds are constructed is soft and firm enough to not slip.  ...  "
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" ...  These things rock .  ...  "
Marketplace
 36
amazon, thank, support, picture, june
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  I was impressed with both Anker and Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  For price, you can't go wrong here.  ...  "
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" ...  Update 7/3 Since post, I received a replacement again from Anker.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you so much!  ...  "
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" ...  Update: Anker responded to my review with a replacement that works fine, so far.  ...  "
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" ...  You can't go wrong here.  ...  "
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" ...  Anker customer support is unbeatable (thanks Emily!  ...  "
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" ...  Great stuff from Anker as usual.  ...  "
Headphones
 35
headphones, sound, ear, really, ear buds
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I would really like to hear the other soundcore earbuds to see if they compare.  ...  "
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" ...  These earbuds were very good and now they're less than ok.  ...  "
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" ...  I used to have Bose headset for the last three years and they were great. ... My recommendation is to pay extra money in something worth than something like this headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better price point than beats or other expensive wireless earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  My wired Sennheisers used Ear Hooks and it was never a problem .  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I can skip songs straight from the headset.  ...  "
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" ...  I've enjoyed the headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of my last Anker earbuds was good  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 34
devices, pairing, bluetooth 5 0, paired, pair
+88%
-12%
comment
" ...  - Fuss free connection to my phone  ...  "
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" ...  It's using the latest and greatest Bluetooth v5.0  ...  "
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" ...  I have their phone chargers (home and car), portable speaker, and this is my second set of wireless headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Pixel 3 XL which has AAC support and bluetooth 5.0.  ...  "
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" ...  The new device works fine for now.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairs easily to cel phone  ...  "
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" ...  I have replied to Anker support through email and Amazon messages.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, no issues pairing with my device.  ...  "
Controls
 23
controls, buttons, volume, skip, control
+61%
-39%
comment
" ...  One thing i definatly like better on the curve is the buttons .  ...  "
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" ...  This company really needs to do better quality and control.)  ...  "
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" ...  Hard to describe but the full spectrum of the music is there.  ...  "
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" ...  love them my only issue is the lack of double pressing button to change tracks but overall audio and battery life are great  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is good, battery life is good, they don't fall off when I'm at work, the buttons are simple and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Buttons easy to use to raise/lower the sound  ...  "
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" ...  (For example, rather than holding volume up for one second to skip, they could've simply made it double click to skip)  ...  "
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" ...  controls are easy.  ...  "
Cables
 23
neck, wire, anker, clip, cable
+65%
-35%
comment
" ...  Comes with case, charging cord.  ...  "
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" ...  On top of this, Anker includes a cord management system that holds the cord up and out of the way of any potential snags you may encounter and even a handy shirt clip which is difficult to put onto the headphone wire but helps to keep your headphones securely on your shoulders.  ...  "
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" ...  controls being on the wire does feel a little weird, but it's easily balanced by skewing the cord clip to the opposite side.  ...  "
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" ...  Love them except for the behind the head wire set up.  ...  "
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" ...  The rubber wires seem good and strong.  ...  "
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" ...  These came with a cable, and charges pretty quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  I've owned so many anker products, from cables, power banks, speakers and so on.  ...  "
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" ...  - The adjustable length for the wire puts this beyond all other competition in my book for design and customization.  ...  "
Call quality
 23
calls, sound, phone calls, call, people
+70%
-30%
comment
" ...  I listen to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks.  ...  "
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" ...  The microphone is good and people have no trouble hearing me when talking in a normal volume. ... This really kills immersion when you're trying to listen to something but the earphones are so good otherwise I really don't want to take a star off.  ...  "
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" ...  Calls sounds good.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes I don't even hear coworkers without them on.  ...  "
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" ...  As soon as I put them on I knew I'd found my answer. ... Phone calls are also clear and I'm told the sound quality at the other end on phone calls is pretty good for this type of device.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a microphone built into the controls on the cable, so it is close to my mouth and people can hear me.  ...  "
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" ...  These are not sound canceling but they are clear and loud enough where I can hear whats around me and not distract me from the real world.  ...  "
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" ...  He sounds normal on the phone and hears everything well.  ...  "
Frequencies
 19
mids, bass, lows, treble, use
+100%
comment
" ...  Now in comparison to the jaybirds these do lack audio quality (not as clear mids-highs and slightly less bass) but you're getting your best bang for your buck on this product.  ...  "
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" ...  They have great bass, but the mids and highs are too low.  ...  "
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" ...  It trends more toward the highs versus the lows, but you can hear lows, too.  ...  "
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" ...  Highs and mids come in crystal clear and are never piercing.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass appears to be perfect but the mids and highs do not satisfy my needs as I like to listen to a lot of heavy metal and hard rock.  ...  "
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" ...  - Sounds great: Sharp Highs and decent lows (see cons).  ...  "
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" ...  *Some notes for my listening set up as I do not have stock eartips and I use a good EQ. ... It has an excellent interface and a really high quality EQ I use to adjust sound to my taste.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones are certainly tuned for bass and treble performance with mids being less clear, but certainly present.  ...  "
Volume
 18
loud, sound, low, full volume, bass
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  I also noticed a humming noise at lower volumes which can be a bit annoying at times.  ...  "
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" ...  However, every so often it makes a loud pooping noise and just now I was about to fall asleep when it made a very liad noise that was like a jackhammer.  ...  "
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" ...  The left side is making consistent crackling sounds and occasional high-pitched static sounds.  ...  "
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" ...  They crackle and pop when I try to adjust the volume.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a faint hissing when the headset is at low volumes.  ...  "
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" ...  They can get loud without distortion or becoming tinny, unlike with my Plantronics Backbeat FIT's which Are too loud even at low volume. ... Forget about blasting them at full volume cause then they're way too loud and still bass-less.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones I receiyare distorted when listening to music or podcasts even at a moderate sound volume.  ...  "
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" ...  Fourth was fine and then blared a loud static sound in my ears and left them ringing so I finally gave up.  ...  "
Design
 18
good, sounds, similar, semi, really
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  That would look slick or more elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is a nice touch as well.  ...  "
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" ...  They are solid.  ...  "
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" ...  They even included you a great case!  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of the materials is fantastic too!  ...  "
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" ...  Made with very good material, sounds great and fits good too.  ...  "
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" ...  They asked for a picture of the headphones showing “the log” which I assume means logo.  ...  "
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" ...  Same shape, same design, similar build.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 17
water, rain, wet, water proof, proofing
+88%
-12%
comment
" ...  I haven't gotten them particularly wet so I can't speak to how waterproof they actually are but they have withstood sweat just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  They are sweatproof and even made it when I was caught in a strong rain.  ...  "
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" ...  As for the sweat-resistant claim of these earbuds, they’ve been pretty comfortable and secure despite all the sweating I do on a daily basis and cleaning them with water and not worrying about damaging them is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  I can say now after testing for a day that they feel great, battery lasts a decent amount of time they are as water proof as stated in marketing materials .  ...  "
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" ...  I use them at the gym, while walking and at the pool. ... They hold up great even when I dunk my head under water.  ...  "
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" ...  The water resistance works wonderfully, as I regularly use it in the shower.  ...  "
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" ...  Water proof and fit solidly in the ear with the wrap around design.  ...  "
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" ...  The real winner, though, is the sweat protection. ... IPX7 is great so far!  ...  "
Setup
 12
follow, emily, easy, yall, support
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  They were easy to configure to fit my small stature and pairing with my devices was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  - Easy to use: it took me less than 30 seconds to set them up with my iPhone  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions are straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  The rep, Emily, was super prompt and helpful in responding  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciate that Anker was quick to follow up on my original review and was willing to make sure I'm happy with their product.  ...  "
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" ...  No questions asked!  ...  "
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" ...  They are easy to connect to bluetooth and easy to operate.  ...  "
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" ...  ***EDIT: After the review was posted, Emily from customer support contacted me and was highly courteous in listening to and understanding my problem.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 12
easy to use, controls, use, sound quality, sound
+100%
comment
" ...  easy to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Easy to use with my workouts.  ...  "
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" ...  controls are easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, easily connects to your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphone controls are on the right side, and are easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  They are easy to connect to bluetooth and easy to operate.  ...  "
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" ...  - Easy to use: it took me less than 30 seconds to set them up with my iPhone  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to understand and remember.  ...  "
Returns
 12
replacement, replace, refund, full refund, sent
+42%
-58%
comment
" ...  Maybe i got a lemon, but the day i gave up on them, November 1st, was 1 day past the refund date.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Now they won't charge and the return date has passed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Perhaps if I was in America I could return these, but they do not work half of the time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Returned for a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  I've started the return process and likely will not purchase these again due to problems like this seeming to plague this device.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So I burned through three pair in three months and ultimately asked for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking for a refund or replacement (yes I would even try to replace it once, even after all this, but after that, no more). ... I want a FULL REFUND.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 11
isolation, tips, provide, cancelling, canceling
+100%
comment
" ...  Good noise reduction too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It blocks a lot of surrounding noise. ... One would really appreciate this noise-isolating feature in an open office or on the plan.  ...  "
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" ...  They are just incredible at noise isolation and creating a strong seal in the ear canal.  ...  "
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" ...  Great passive noise cancelling.  ...  "
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" ...  As well, they are not noise cancelling which is perfect for outdoor running so that background noise can still safely be heard.  ...  "
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" ...  The noise canceling feature is great and I use them for earplugs frequently.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But I returned for noise canceling ones.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancellation its the best.  ...  "
Network
 10
signal, quality, outside, leave, issue
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Good range with BT 5.0.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Signal never gets lost, far distance, and very very good sound quality!  ...  "
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" ...  The range and quality of the signal is drastically better with BT 5.0 over 4.1 or 4.2.  ...  "
comment
" ...  distance is about 25'.  ...  "
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" ...  I can leave my phone in the kitchen and be outside checking my mailbox and STILL get range.  ...  "
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" ...  Connection is great, I have yet to have even a slight blip here.  ...  "
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" ...  I walked all over my house and never lost connection or experienced any skips.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  0.39 meters
Connectivity
USB:  Yes