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Bluetooth Headphones Soundcore Spirit Sports Earbuds by Anker Bluetooth 5 0 8H Battery IPX7 Waterproof SweatGuard Comfortable Wireless Headphones Secure Fit for Running Gym Workout

8.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
318
Old Reviews
0
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Review Summary - 283 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Sound Quality
 111
earbuds, listening, loud, volume, audiophile
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The sound quality is unbelievable and the controls are intuitively simple in their form and function.  ...  "
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" ...  These fit and sound great. ... The sound isolation is also pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  I think the slim+ sound better than these.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality: No these are not Sh*re monitors ($300-$500) but man are they awesome for what they are. ... There isn't a hint of muddiness in the highs and the bass is perfectly adequate for some gentle yard work listening.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is good for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  However, got a set of the Soundcore Arc earphones and the bass response is much deeper, fuller with a much better overall sound quality. ... But for sitting at my desk for work, I prefer these Spirit Sports for talk radio and podcasts. ... So, I still love these, but for better sound quality and deeper bass, you'll love the Soundcore Arc model.  ...  "
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" ...  When this happens, not only is the sound deafening, the earphones disconnect from my iPhone. ... I've listened to music of all genres, podcasts, audiobooks, TV programs, and more, and they all sound great.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is outstanding and they're very solid since I don't typically do much head turning when working out.  ...  "
Comfort
 68
ears, fit, neck, tips, hooks
+82%
-18%
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" ...  I love the magnets that hold them together around my neck when I’m not using them.  ...  "
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" ...  Within a few days I had the replacement earphones in hand and have been using them everyday. ... After I've worn these earphones for a couple of hours listening to podcasts or an audiobook on my iPhone, out of the blue without warning I hear an extremely loud screeching sound in both ears - so loud I have to jerk the earphones off.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with multiple size silicone buds to ensure that.  ...  "
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" ...  An over the ear model is also available for joggers, but these work well for bikers.  ...  "
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" ...  I find the fit to be very comfortable to the point that I forget about the earbuds during my 2.5 hours of cardio.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for a relatively inexpensive BT option for my phone, particularly for hitting the gym, where my over-the-ear headphones get pretty sweaty and uncomfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfort/Fit: The Phaiser Tectons came in first. ... The flanges did a good job with my large ears, and I ended up using the eartips on the Soundcore headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  They are also very comfortable and the sound is good.  ...  "
Battery Life
 60
battery, hours, charge, 8 hours, sound quality
+85%
-15%
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" ...  battery is solid so far too . ... Get a good 6 hours per charge.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is acceptable, my pair holds up for a little over 6-7 hours of constant use - I get the battery low signal sometime during the last hour of my work day.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sounding and comfortable for extended use, battery is pretty decent also  ...  "
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" ...  The product is of good quality battery life is also decent up to six hours, charging takes 2.5 - 3 hours sound quality is also reasonable not high class something in between.  ...  "
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" ...  The Phaisers do have one really neat feature: when you power them up, they give a verbal prompt on remaining battery time.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery charged fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life lasts for around 7-8 hours when the volume is 2 bars away from max.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound and battery are both pretty good, but that’s about it.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 54
earbuds, pair, bluetooth 5 0, pair of bluetooth, anker
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Pairing was simple with my iPhone 7, power button for 3 seconds and bingo, there they are.  ...  "
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" ...  They are great Bluetooth earphones.  ...  "
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" ...  In short, if you were my best friend and needed an economical pair of BT earbuds, I would definitely recommend  ...  "
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" ...  Again overall a good budget bluetooth earphones.  ...  "
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" ...  For $40 these are a good pair of bluetooth earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  These are the first wireless earbuds that have worked properly with the latest Bluetooth revision on my Note 8.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for bluetooth earbuds which would survive my workouts.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought these after my partner's good experience with the Soundbuds Slim+, and I expected to pick up a Bluetooth 5 phone.  ...  "
Price
 52
money, value, sound quality, price point, pay
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Overall for the price you pay, these are some of the best headphones in this category as far as I am concerned.  ...  "
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" ...  At $40 SoundCore Spirits are an exceptionally good value.  ...  "
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" ...  for the price, you won't regret!  ...  "
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" ...  After looking at what was available around the $50.00 range, I chose these.  ...  "
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" ...  price is great too.  ...  "
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" ...  The Spirit earphones fit the bill - they're high-quality, lightweight, and perform great for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  -Good sound quality for Bluetooth buds at this price point  ...  "
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" ...  Price also reduced after I bought it, so now it seems to be a better deal than before.  ...  "
Fit
 45
ear, ears, earbuds, buds, tips
+84%
-16%
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" ...  - They fit snugly in my ears and don't fall out  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones absolutely fit the bill. ... The most important thing I looked for was fit. ... The only issue I have had with fit is when I have only one earpiece in, the other becomes very easy to pull out.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve bought numerous earbuds searching for the best fit, best sound and the simplicity of just putting them in and turning them on.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits well on my ears and battery has been fine so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Couldn’t get Jaybird earbuds to stay in my ears but these Anker earbuds are a snug fit and the earfins aren’t too long like Soundpeats earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit well, and charge very quickly. ... Having a variety of earpiece adjustments is very useful for finding a secure fit that can survive a run.  ...  "
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" ...  They’re light and are not cumbersome for running, the fit for me is pretty excellent albeit almost too tight of a seal, and the sound quality is pretty dang good for listening to podcasts or music while working out.  ...  "
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" ...  They're solidly built and the earbuds connect to each other with a magnet so they stay around your neck without flying off when you're not using them.  ...  "
Charging
 44
anker, charging, battery, charger, hours
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Finally a 5 star winner from Anker.  ...  "
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" ...  I would expect nothing less from Anker.  ...  "
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" ...  The charging is great and the battery life awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  While they charged I examined them carefully.  ...  "
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" ...  Love you Anker ❤️  ...  "
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" ...  The product is of good quality battery life is also decent up to six hours, charging takes 2.5 - 3 hours sound quality is also reasonable not high class something in between.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't run it to completion yet after a full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I love anker products and was excited when I saw these and couldn't wait to try them out. ... I did break the collar clip and contacted anker to let them know and they shipped me a new one free of charge!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 36
pair, weeks, died, battery life, incident
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Worked great when I first purchased in June.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had these for about 6 weeks now, and I love them.  ...  "
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" ...  To be honest I've been using these for workouts and while I'm charging my phone since I bought them 3 months ago and I've loved them.  ...  "
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" ...  They stayed in my ears really well while running better than any other headphones i own, but they quit working after a 2 months .  ...  "
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" ...  This is now my third set of Bluetooth headphones in less than two years.  ...  "
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" ...  Update: Anker replaced my pair with a proper working pair, and now I get advertised battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Anker replaced the faulty headphone with a new one, and it has been working well so far (charged it twice so far).  ...  "
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" ...  I really hope they last a long time.  ...  "
Bass
 31
sound quality, deep, highs, earbuds, mids
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I got almost no bass response out of these despite testing adequately. ... highs, mids, lows all as expected and great bass response.  ...  "
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" ...  After doing so, I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of deep, rich base that was produced. ... The mids sounded pretty good and the highs were crisp and clear. ... To compare these to a common pair of earbuds, I would say that these produce much better base and highs than Apple earbuds, but the mids are just about the same if not a tad bit better. ... On the contrary, one thing that I did notice is that with certain songs, the mids lost a bit of clarity and the bass became somewhat overpowering.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound quality - if you get a good seal around your ear - bass is a tad bit heavy when cranked up loud, but I enjoy that.  ...  "
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" ...  However, got a set of the Soundcore Arc earphones and the bass response is much deeper, fuller with a much better overall sound quality. ... So, I still love these, but for better sound quality and deeper bass, you'll love the Soundcore Arc model.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is solid, bass is deep.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is pretty bass heavy. ... Even coming from BeatsX which are well understood to be bass-heavy. ... I used the "flat" eq setting on my iPhone with my BeatsX and enjoyed the slightly bass heavy sound. ... Flat EQ for music is slightly more bass heavy than I'd like - so I'll continue to play around here no doubt.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds ok, well made product, battery life is great, could do with some more bass though as the sound is rather flat, almost like listening to a transistor radio .  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones sound great, bass is great as well.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 31
connectivity, earbuds, bluetooth, bluetooth 5 0, pixel
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Great sound and simple connect to my pixel phone.  ...  "
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" ...  They also connect seamlessly with my Garmin 645M, and maintain connection better than any other headphones I've tried.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes two tries to connect to phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The earphones feel well made, connected to my iphone, ipad and computer easily.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using these on a Bluetooth 5.0 compatible phone (essential PH-1) and have had some issues with the headphones dropping out with the sound gradually fading back to full volume over the span of about a second.  ...  "
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" ...  But being wireless, I won't need to use an adapter to use my earbuds with my Pixel 2.  ...  "
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" ...  in fact, there have been few if any connectivity issues vs 4.0.  ...  "
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" ...  If I keep the receiver pointed in the direction of the phone that distance goes up to around 300’ from the phone sitting inside on my kitchen counter.  ...  "
For Running
 29
earbuds, gym, stay, ears, workouts
+83%
-17%
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" ...  If you don't have weird ear canals like me, these are great headphones for running and any other kind of cardio. ... They're really bloody amazing, I just wish I could make them work better while running.  ...  "
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" ...  I use them at they gym and they stay in place.  ...  "
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" ...  These Earbuds are great.  ...  "
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" ...  But as exercise headphones, they're great. ... For cycling and running, they stay put in the ears and sound fine if you're not needing audiophile quality. ... Although, the Arc has earhooks, I find them to be better for the exercise I do (running & cycling).  ...  "
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" ...  I mainly bought these headphones to use while mowing the lawn, doing yardwork, etc, so I was willing to accept a hit on sound quality in favor of battery life, comfort, and ability to stay put in my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  Been using these for running and workouts.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I would definitely recommend these earbuds to people who do not mind using Apple earbuds or other earbuds around and slightly above that sound quility range.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these for my wife to use while running and to sync with her Apple Watch.  ...  "
Headphones
 27
wired, recommend these earbuds, buds, spirit, soundcore
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The headsets themselves .  ...  "
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" ...  Overall it is a good headset.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price they work as everyday earbuds if you're not an audio snob.  ...  "
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" ...  It does allow you to hear outside noise if you loosely insert earpiece.  ...  "
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" ...  They sound great and fit probably better than any other set I've had and I've tried a lot of much more expensive earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not an audiophile but these earbuds sound very good.  ...  "
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" ...  These Earbuds are great.  ...  "
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" ...  That being said, even for wired earbuds, there aren't many buds that will give you much more for the price.  ...  "
Build Quality
 24
quality, solid, feel, earbud, magnets
+88%
-13%
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" ...  feels like premium headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I know I can be tough on headphones when I work out, but so far these have been bulletproof.  ...  "
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" ...  Great accessories, too: different size earplugs, holders, clips, tiny little charging cable and nice little snap-top pouch for all of it.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality seems great for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Grade A quality.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all these are a solid choice.  ...  "
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" ...  She liked the zipper bag with the carabiner clip better from the Slims  ...  "
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" ...  What a tight box (in a good way).  ...  "
Volume
 19
loud, low, loud enough, maximum volume, sound quality
+26%
-74%
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" ...  It sounds like really bad distortion or static. ... Sometimes the sounds comes in and goes out quickly, just quick and loud enough to startle you. ... This last time, though, I was listening to a lecture and it started to emit a loud pulsing sound.  ...  "
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" ...  After using the headset for a month, the speakers break out at least once a day with a harsh buzzing sound (at maximum volume).  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn't get loud at all.  ...  "
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" ...  The volume control is very big too.  ...  "
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" ...  also they barely got above audible in any kind of normal ambient sound setting.  ...  "
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" ...  The earphones also don’t have their own seperate volume.  ...  "
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" ...  Started to notice a loud crackle every once in a while as I used them.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to turn the volume to 80% just to hear the music.  ...  "
Call quality
 18
call, voice, hear, hearing, call quality
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Haven’t taken a call yet but I’m interested in the quality of my voice and ambient sound to the caller.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is very good for music, podcast and telephone calls. ... The ability to dial the last number without invoking Siri.  ...  "
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" ...  It works wonderfully without problems including phone calls.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I wouldn’t call myself an audiophile, but I do have a great appreciation for sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  perfect in call  ...  "
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" ...  sound quality seems to be very good and no one has complained about call quality when i use it with the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  But for sitting at my desk for work, I prefer these Spirit Sports for talk radio and podcasts.  ...  "
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" ...  The call quality is great, my callers can hear me clearly, the music quality is good.  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
company, thank, emailed, amazon, 2018
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Overall great product and great company.  ...  "
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" ...  EDIT 08/15/2018 ... The company makes truly excellent products.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Emily and Anker team.  ...  "
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" ...  I emailed Anker support on a Tuesday @ 11pm EST and received a response 6 hours later. ... Replied to them with the serial number on the device, and they emailed me a shipping label to get a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Folks i want to really give anker the proper respect they deserve here.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for reading and thank you for your help Anker!  ...  "
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" ...  Emailed Anker with a pic and what I needed.  ...  "
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" ...  After posting my first review of 3 stars, Anker contacted me immediately and sent me new earphones within a day.  ...  "
Cables
 14
wire, neck, tug, microphonics, earpiece
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Cable is comfortable, adjusts fairly easily and isn't too slick or grippy.  ...  "
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" ...  As a runner, they are adjustable for a shorter cable length so it would be less annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  The cables dont feel too flimsy, they're light enough to not get any the way or move around too much, and sturdy enough to where I dont worry about tearing the cable if an earbud is caught in my bag or something.  ...  "
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" ...  It'd be really nice if the earphones are useable while they are connected to the usb cable and charging, but they're not. ... They take quality assurance very seriously, having me provide the serial/batch number printed on the cable of the earphones and a shipping label to return the defective ones after I got the replacements so that they can test issues further.  ...  "
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" ...  In our household, through subsequent IPhone upgrades, we've stopped using Apple's own included charger/lightning cable.  ...  "
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" ...  That's why anytime I buy any charger, headset, cable, or anything that Anker makes, I buy from them.  ...  "
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" ...  The wire allows me to dangle the earpiece around my neck when I need to.  ...  "
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" ...  The barely noticeable cord saves you as much as $200.  ...  "
Network
 14
range, feet, connection, leave my phone, kitchen
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Reception is great.  ...  "
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" ...  l am able to leave my phone in one room and still get signal from my kitchen with 4 walls in between.  ...  "
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" ...  I have gone 100 yards away outside and 100 feet and several rooms away in my house with perfect signal.  ...  "
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" ...  The 4.1 device has fewer dropouts, but maybe because it's a laptop and I'm using it 2 feet from the headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I can leave my phone in the kitchen and go anywhere in the house without losing connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Connectivity is good!  ...  "
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" ...  The ability to reconnect with my phone after I walk out of range and come back in range.  ...  "
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" ...  I can leave my phone inside my house and walk about 200’ before there’s any connection issues. ... If I keep the receiver pointed in the direction of the phone that distance goes up to around 300’ from the phone sitting inside on my kitchen counter.  ...  "
Controls
 13
controls, buttons, button, skip, pause
+69%
-31%
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" ...  The controller lets me pair to the phone, start and pause a song, skip to the next and go back, as well as fast forward and backwards.  ...  "
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" ...  Controls: They are all pretty similar, with buttons to power one, change the volume and skip forward or backward. ... For example, holding the up button may skip to the next podcast but only fast-forward music.  ...  "
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" ...  The controls are smooth and straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is unbelievable and the controls are intuitively simple in their form and function.  ...  "
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" ...  The ability to dial the last number without invoking Siri.  ...  "
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" ...  The controller is better designed with larger more distinguishable buttons  ...  "
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" ...  They also show up in Control Center's battery section, which is nice.  ...  "
Returns
 13
replacement, returning, refund, returned, told
+46%
-54%
comment
" ...  I will look to get it returned if possible.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning after one use.  ...  "
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" ...  Report to Anker about it then Amazon made a full refund to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Of course all problems started after 30 day return window.  ...  "
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" ...  I am righting this reveiw while in the process of returning the defective headphones. ... Well, in my experience before purchasing I was told that if for any reason i was not happy with my headphones a refund would be issued. ... The rep informed me that a replacement could be sent only when these were inspected of defects and then my new ones would be sent after.  ...  "
Design
 12
slim, spirit, soundbud, sad, build quality
+100%
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" ...  My wife and I both owned the Anker Soundbud Slim+.  ...  "
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" ...  They were super nice, helpful, and quick from start to finish.  ...  "
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" ...  feels like premium headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  They have a nice, rugged feel to them.  ...  "
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" ...  These feel like everything great with the Soundbud Slims plus some extras.  ...  "
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" ...  I think the most common annoyance I have had is fit and this is where these shine.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking forward to using these.  ...  "
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" ...  Got these recently and I do have to say that from a fit and finish standpoint, they're very nice!  ...  "

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USB:  Yes