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Soundcore Vortex Wireless Over Ear Headphones by Anker with 20 Hour Playtime Bluetooth 4 1 Hi Fi Stereo Sound Soft Memory Foam Ear Cups Built in Mic and Wired Mode

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.2
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Review Summary - 119 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 58
headphones, listening, price, bose, audiophile
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Sound is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had mine for several months now, and the sound quality is solid, and battery life is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  they are good headphones clear sound i use them to make a call and also on my laptop that was the main reason i got i used them a total of 3 hour yesterday no discomfort and im very happy with them so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality, sound quality, and comfort on these are better than headphones I have had that were 6x the price.  ...  "
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" ...  They sound almost as good, but the wireless totally makes up for the slight difference in sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  If I had any criticism for sound it would be the highs are just a smidge to harsh for my liking, but that is nit-picking.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is nice for the price (good value).  ...  "
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" ...  Bro, you will be fine with these unless you're like a music producer you will be completely happy with these.  ...  "
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Comfort
 49
headphones, ears, head, hours, fit
+88%
-12%
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" ...  They are really comfortable but do compress just a tad too much for long listening sessions (for my head, your's will obviously be different).  ...  "
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" ...  I forgot I was wearing them even after 2hrs.  ...  "
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" ...  The Anker Soundcore Vortex headphones fit very comfortably - I find I'm able to go a full workday with them without any discomfort (which also speaks to the excellent battery life).  ...  "
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" ...  Very comfortable ear pads and amply sized even for my huge head.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought these a little over a month ago I loved these headphones until today- I pulled them out of the bag to find they were on, with the power light a solid purple.  ...  "
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" ...  I was first a little on the fence about purchasing these headphones, but boy was I wrong they became a excellent choice very comfortable sound is clear glad I didn’t have to spend 300 dollars not noise reduction but I’m not using them on a plane so It doesn’t matter.  ...  "
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" ...  They come with a nice hard case, the headphones themselves have the softest earcups I've ever felt, and the build quality is good, with a good balance of metal and plastic parts.  ...  "
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" ...  It is comfortable!  ...  "
Price
 42
headphones, sound, point, value, quality
+100%
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" ...  They are incredible at any price point. ... But $50 is a steal!  ...  "
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" ...  I would have expected to pay MUCH more for a product like this, and it is more apparent to me coming from $200+ set of cans prior to these.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones are great overall for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Very good for the price  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones for the price cannot be beat. ... There are the best Bluetooth headphones you can get for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  solid deal considering the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Really can beat the cost and quality of Anker Soundcore  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I am rating these at 5 stars because I am extreamely satisfied for what they are for the price.  ...  "
Headphones
 28
bluetooth, headphone, sound, pair, wired
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  Right out of the box, these feel like a solidly made pair of headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphone ear cups was so comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Over all I would say these are a very good deal of your looking for a nice affordable headphone.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are great!  ...  "
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" ...  they are good headphones clear sound i use them to make a call and also on my laptop that was the main reason i got i used them a total of 3 hour yesterday no discomfort and im very happy with them so far.  ...  "
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" ...  They're FANTASTIC headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are decent. ... These don't do that, they sound exactly like $70 bluetooth headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  They sound better than 90% of the current batch of BT headphones. ... They of course don't sound as good wired headphones like my Bang & Olufsen H6 through a Firefly Red DAC on the laptop or my desktop setup with Sennheiser H650 through a CHORD Electronics Mojo.  ...  "
Bass
 26
sound, clear, mids and highs, highs, overwhelming
+100%
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" ...  There is a good amount of bass, but it's not overpowering, and the vocals are very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Mids and highs are crystal clear and the bass is strong, but not overwhelming. ... In my experience, the Mpow H5 was had great mids and highs, but the bass was so overwhelming out of the box it caused a lot of distortion in the sound quality overall. ... Nice highs, and mids without an overwhelming bass.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is crisp, with deep bass.  ...  "
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" ...  They have clear highs, a little bass (bassheads need not buy) and the mids are there enough not to bother me  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing I can say is I wish there was a little more bass to the sound output but for the money these have long battery life and are a good buy.  ...  "
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" ...  -Lows and mids are great  ...  "
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" ...  the bass is awesome .  ...  "
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" ...  Good sound, not so great for bass heads.  ...  "
Build Quality
 25
case, feel, solid, metal, headphones
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  He liked that the foam is replaceable.  ...  "
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" ...  They appear to be durable (no obvious weak points).  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality feels solid, the cups themselves are very soft and comfortable, the accessories are all here, and the features seem to be in line with what I would expect from a sub-$100 set of over-ears. ... The tension is kind of ridiculous.  ...  "
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" ...  The included case is very sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is quite surprising. ... even though they are made of all plastic they have a very nice feel to them.  ...  "
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" ...  They fold up and fit nicely in my bag but I keep them in the case they came with because it’s a pretty sweet case.  ...  "
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" ...  The package of these is no different, nicely built headset, nice hard case, cables, all very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  They feel quality.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 24
headphones, sound, anker, wired, solid
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  There are the best Bluetooth headphones you can get for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  These are my first pair wireless headphones and I couldn't been happier with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is comparable to most Bluetooth headphones,  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth range is strong when not heavily obstructed (I had to test it on my first floor while the source is on the second floor. ... The Bluetooth and wired options were big plus for me and both work like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  But for BT wireless these kill the much more expensive and highly overrated Beats (a purchase that I regret) and I like their sound better than the Sony's.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall: Fantastic over-ear bluetooth headphones for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the Soundcore Vortex because I'm a loyal Anker user, and having used the Soundcore Tag bluetooth earbuds, I was pretty confident that .I would like the Votex.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth connectivity is pretty simple and the wired option is very nice too.  ...  "
Battery Life
 21
battery life, long, hours, charge, sound quality
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Long battery life, SUPER comfortable, the button features make my phone basically unnecessary once I get it started. ... Battery is good, I got these a few days ago and still haven't had to charge them.  ...  "
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" ...  He hasn't burnt through the battery yet (since being fully charged) says they feel and sound great.  ...  "
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" ...  - No extra batteries to fumble with.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes in a great case for storage, charges quickly and so far I've used on flights for up to 8 hours without the battery dying.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't had them long enough to test battery- so that remains to be seen- but Anker is the leader in portable batteries, so I can't imagine that their claimed 20 hours is far off.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is decent and battery life is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Surprised at sound quality and battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery is rated for 20 hours yet I get much better than that.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 16
cancelling, sound, headphones, ear, cancellation
+94%
-6%
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" ...  They don’t have noise cancelling but the design minimizes ambient noise.  ...  "
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" ...  This is more evident when you compare them with the newer model which they do say has noise cancelling.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound quality, good price, good noise cancelling, good comfort.  ...  "
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" ...  -Sound is clear and has good passive isolation  ...  "
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" ...  Sound muffling works better than ANC, MPOW 059 & several others under & above this price range w/ active noise canceling headphones (no passing $99)  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't have active noise cancelling feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The earcups are soft and comfortable and block outside noise well even though they are not noise-canceling headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Even without active noise cancellation they do a great job isolating you from the outside world. ... I think these blow the Mpow H5 out of the water even without the active noise cancellation.  ...  "
For Running
 14
gym, set, good, best, price
+100%
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" ...  Best set of headphones I've purchased.  ...  "
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" ...  These are great headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using these primarily for the gym.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend these headphones to all music lovers.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are great!  ...  "
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" ...  surprisingly good for a $50 set of headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are great!  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are pretty good for what you are getting.  ...  "
Frequencies
 12
bass, sound, mids, clear, lows
+92%
-8%
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" ...  If I had any criticism for sound it would be the highs are just a smidge to harsh for my liking, but that is nit-picking.  ...  "
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" ...  Mid's perfectly represent rich voice and instruments.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a good amount of bass, but it's not overpowering, and the vocals are very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  They have clear highs, a little bass (bassheads need not buy) and the mids are there enough not to bother me  ...  "
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" ...  Highs slightly recessed (to my ears)  ...  "
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" ...  -Lows and mids are great  ...  "
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" ...  The mids and highs are clear with decent amount of low end response, and good bass.  ...  "
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" ...  Mids and highs are crystal clear and the bass is strong, but not overwhelming. ... In my experience, the Mpow H5 was had great mids and highs, but the bass was so overwhelming out of the box it caused a lot of distortion in the sound quality overall. ... Nice highs, and mids without an overwhelming bass.  ...  "
Fit
 12
case, headphones, comfortable, nicely, head
+100%
comment
" ...  They are very comfortable, sound quality is solid, build quality is solid, and they comfortably stay put all day!  ...  "
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" ...  The case they come with is so nice, and the headphones fit perfectly snug inside.  ...  "
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" ...  The Anker Soundcore Vortex headphones fit very comfortably - I find I'm able to go a full workday with them without any discomfort (which also speaks to the excellent battery life).  ...  "
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" ...  I have the Soundcore airbuds and wanted these so they can fit over my hat .  ...  "
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" ...  They fold up and fit nicely in my bag but I keep them in the case they came with because it’s a pretty sweet case. ... I’m always proud to show off my backpack full of Anker gear and I look forward to adding to it  ...  "
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" ...  Paired easily and comes in a durable semi-hard case to keep the headphones and wires.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using Sennheisers for many years, and I suddenly have a new appreciation for how well they fit on my head without squeezing my skull.  ...  "
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" ...  They fit better, look better, feel less flimsy, sound the same, and come with a hard shell case, rather than a thin little bag.  ...  "
Charging
 11
battery, usb, charge, pair, hours
+100%
comment
" ...  I love you Anker.  ...  "
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" ...  Well done, Anker.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones come with everything you need for traveling, 3.5mm cable for wired listening and mico-usb for charging and a hard case to protect it during travel.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great new product from our friends at Anker.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Anker.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes in a great case for storage, charges quickly and so far I've used on flights for up to 8 hours without the battery dying.  ...  "
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" ...  I also own several of their cables, battery backup, solar charger, flashlight (best I've ever owned), USB power outlet, and these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Anker does it again .  ...  "
For Travel
 10
use, trip, planes, phones, office
+100%
comment
" ...  -Travel case is similar to Beats’  ...  "
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" ...  The wire kind of got iffy after using it for only a couple days on a road trip but Bluetooth battery life lasts long enough that it’s not too much of an issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Carrying case is a nice touch as we will use them on aircraft to watch movies on portable devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't under estimate the ability to fold these head phones, very convenient for travel. ... I keep this pair at the office or for business trips.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used them in my office and on planes. ... Again, noise cancelling head phones would work a bit better on planes, but not enough to justify a $200 difference.  ...  "
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" ...  - Nice package with basically everything you need for travel. ... First impression, Anker knocked it out of the park with these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I use Bose QC 35 for flights and that headset is my favorite.  ...  "
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" ...  sound is good, comes with a travel case. ... Took them on a trip to Europe and the battery lasted me the for the flights/layovers there and back.  ...  "
Size
 10
case, comes, carrying, use, soundcore
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  Really can beat the cost and quality of Anker Soundcore  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Nice package with basically everything you need for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality and comfort is solid and lightweight compared to BOSE.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be keeping these to use personally when traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  so does the carrying case that comes with it .  ...  "
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" ...  And the nice carrying case is the cherry on top!  ...  "
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" ...  sound is good, comes with a travel case.  ...  "
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" ...  Hoping it does not drain the battery when I throw it in my travel bag.  ...  "
Controls
 9
volume buttons, power, buttons, placement, volume
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Instructions are as unclear as the function of the buttons on the headphone.  ...  "
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" ...  If I'm to name a con, it's that the on/off button and volume buttons are a little thin and hard to feel when you're wearing the headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  If there was one thing I would complain about its the button placement. ... They put the buttons on the small rim of the cup instead of the flat outside part. ... I still don't like them because the volume buttons are too close together. ... This would have been much better if they were in the flat part where its easy to distinguish which button is which.  ...  "
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" ...  The power button is non-functional.  ...  "
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" ...  my only complaint is I don't like how you have to hold the power button to turn them on and off I would have preferred sliding on/off button very minor and not a dealbreaker  ...  "
Cables
 8
cable, usb, 3 5mm, travel, aux
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  They come with a nice hardshell case and an aux cord to plug in if you want!  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth worked as well as expected and the added 3.5mm cord is nice to have.  ...  "
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" ...  Anker is my go to cable place and now for soundcore  ...  "
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" ...  I did not test these with wires but other reviewers say they sound just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  The package of these is no different, nicely built headset, nice hard case, cables, all very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  I have bought multiple great products from Anker over the past few years, from BT speakers to power-banks to nylon braided cables.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones come with everything you need for traveling, 3.5mm cable for wired listening and mico-usb for charging and a hard case to protect it during travel.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 8
spotify, quality, phone, pairing, paired
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  This is the fourth Anker product I've purchased - I have a boost speaker, two pairs of blutooth earbuds and now these.  ...  "
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" ...  Flawless BT performance with my Android phone and Windows laptop  ...  "
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" ...  Really well built headset, connect easily and stays connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Well, a little disclaimer- I come from the world of wired headphones that need desktop amps to drive, so I had come into these with adjusted expectations out of the gate.  ...  "
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" ...  - Super simple pairing that works.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
lot, update, months, issues, changes
+57%
-43%
comment
" ...  It was painless and very quick and I got my replacement pair (a newer model) with in a week.  ...  "
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" ...  When I turned them back on, they were working fine and haven't had a problem since.  ...  "
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" ...  These have quickly replaced both.  ...  "
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" ...  Waited to have them for a few weeks before reviewing, but man these things are great.  ...  "
Returns
 6
back
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I returned them.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, after using them for two days, here are the reasons why I'm sending them back:  ...  "
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" ...  I've contacted Anker about this and I'm on the fence about returning it.  ...  "
Design
 6
little, feel, build quality, thing, price
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Feels well built.  ...  "
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" ...  Design quality and build are great for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  These take a similar aesthetic and comfort factor to Beats' Studio series, which is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  -Build quality of solid matte feeling plastic and metal parts  ...  "
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" ...  Design looks familiar .  ...  "
Capacity
 5
phone, one, house, around, anker
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  So far the battery life is great and it never lost connection while she walked through the house and her phone was in her room.  ...  "
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" ...  I left my phone in one spot and walked throughout the whole house and didn't lose my signal.  ...  "
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" ...  I am able to leave my phone on a shelf and move freely around my large work area (even through walls) with no drop in audio.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was looking for one to use at the house and home office and thought I'd give Anker a try.  ...  "
Call quality
 5
wired, quality, phone, mic, good
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  All of my music sounds crystal clear, there are no distortions with the volume at full tilt & call quality is just as good.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an open office with noisy neighbors, and was excited by their excellent sound drowning and the wired mic to use for video calls.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried MANY over the hear sets, and settled on these.  ...  "
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" ...  Good phone call quality too.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
old, got, listening
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought these for my daughter, she loves them and says they are better than my SkullCandy Hesh pair.  ...  "
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" ...  I got these for my 12 year old grandson and he is very happy with them.  ...  "
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" ...  I got these for my 16 year old daughter, who’s loving them, probably going to get a second pair as backup for me.  ...  "
Volume
 4
sound, loud, soundcore, quality, listen
+100%
comment
" ...  All of my music sounds crystal clear, there are no distortions with the volume at full tilt & call quality is just as good.  ...  "
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" ...  And not so good sound isolation, so music you listen to at 70 - 80% of volume, may be heard by someone nearby  ...  "
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" ...  Soundcore sounds deeper and fuller.  ...  "
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" ...  sound is crisp and clear even at full volume.  ...  "
Marketplace
 4
replacement, product, anker
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Thank you for reading my review.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Last and most important: I received them Monday afternoon.  ...  "
Setup
 3
battery life
+100%
comment
" ...  Last and most important: I received them Monday afternoon.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Super simple pairing that works.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
use, get, easy, buttons, sound
+100%
comment
" ...  And the buttons are easier to get used to also.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The buttons are tactile and easy to use, and are located on the right side.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
watching, tv, movies, videos, listening
+100%
comment
" ...  I am not an audiophile, but I enjoy these for music as well as watching movies and livestreams.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use these for watching tv.  ...  "
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" ...  However, listening to Google Music and YouTube videos on my iPad sounds pretty awesome.  ...  "
Cover
 3
carrying, comes
+100%
comment
" ...  I love how it comes with its own carrying case.  ...  "
comment
" ...  And the nice carrying case is the cherry on top!  ...  "
comment
" ...  so does the carrying case that comes with it .  ...  "
Band
 3
quite, new, metal, hours, headband
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Same with the top head band - kind of aches my head after 4+ hours of use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  BTW, with this headphones I just listened to the new track 🔥GENIE🔥 by new band at planet Earth: LSD ( Labrinth - SIA - Diplo ) and perhaps I'm still mind-blowned but this just changed my life forever.  ...  "
Ports
 3
c, 3 5mm, wired, travel, still
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It also still includes the 3.5mm AUX port for if the battery dies which I think is a valuable option as long as your phone still has an AUX port.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The headphones come with everything you need for traveling, 3.5mm cable for wired listening and mico-usb for charging and a hard case to protect it during travel.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  1.57 meters
Connectivity
USB:  Yes