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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: 29 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
8.2
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Total Reviews
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Review Summary - 107 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 54
headphones, listening, price, bose, audiophile
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Sound is nice for the price (good value).  ...  "
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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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" ...  They sound about as good as the higher end Bose and Sony ones.  ...  "
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" ...  sound is good, comes with a travel case.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Not bad, sound quality is pretty standard, nothing out of the world, noise isolation is fair, not great.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't consider myself an audiophile by any means, but I am a musician and can appreciate an audio product that, simply put, sounds "right". ... These seem well balanced and are pleasing overall for both music and podcasts/audiobooks.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't expect it would sound that great. ... I was able to listen the background details of the songs. ... I tried on different types of music such as classical, new age, rock, pop etc.  ...  "
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Comfort
 47
headphones, ears, head, hours, ear
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Super comfortable, i can wear them for hours.  ...  "
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" ...  They feel very premium, and I've worn them for almost 8 hours at the longest and they didn't get uncomfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Plush top headband & earcups  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome wireless over ear headphones for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Very comfortable ear pads and amply sized even for my huge head.  ...  "
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" ...  I was most worried about that because I've worn some pairs of headphones where the muffs get so uncomfortable, but I wore these for hours with no reason to stop.  ...  "
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" ...  The ear cups are large and comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels well built. ... Cushions are comfy.  ...  "
Price
 41
headphones, sound, point, value, quality
+100%
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" ...  solid deal considering the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good for the price  ...  "
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" ...  They are incredible at any price point. ... But $50 is a steal!  ...  "
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" ...  That is not to say that these are the best headphones in the world, but at the current price they are a no brainer if you are looking for wireless headphones. ... I have paid much more money for all of my other wireless headphones. ... In conclusion, you can't do better than these at even three times the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is very good from these headphones and they are a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price (which I got for 59) these are absolutely a must.  ...  "
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" ...  High quality for the price  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound is much better than I expected for the price.  ...  "
Headphones
 27
bluetooth, headphone, sound, pair, wired
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The sound is comparable to most Bluetooth headphones, ... surprisingly good for a $50 set of headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't have high expectations for a cheaper pair of headphones but I have to say these headphones exceeded my expectations 3x over. ... The bass is very good for a cheaper headset.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are decent. ... These don't do that, they sound exactly like $70 bluetooth headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the iJoy headphones for 15$ and they sounded better than these. ... But the bottom line is, you can but better headphones for way cheaper than these.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh yeah, and to consider that they are BLUETOOTH headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones are great overall for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend these headphones to all music lovers. ... The bottom line is these are a fantastic set of headphones buy them.  ...  "
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" ...  These are great headphones.  ...  "
Bass
 25
sound, clear, mids and highs, highs, overwhelming
+100%
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" ...  Good sound, not so great for bass heads.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I like them because they have the right amount of bass.  ...  "
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" ...  the Soundbar he bought was pretty loud was bluetooth-enabled really good bass.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfortable earcups, solid bass, mids and highs sound good too.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is crisp, with deep 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.  ...  "
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" ...  Turning on the generic bass booster or the treble reducer EQ on my iPhone help offset this. ... The rest of the audio seems pretty neutral, bass isn't thumping (which is fine by be) and high bitrate songs are pretty full sounding.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 24
headphones, sound, anker, wired, solid
+92%
-8%
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" ...  These don't do that, they sound exactly like $70 bluetooth headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Really well built headset, connect easily and stays connected.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth option is fantastic as the beautiful ballanced sound is clear and dynamic.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall: Fantastic over-ear bluetooth headphones for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  - Super simple pairing that works.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is comparable to most Bluetooth headphones,  ...  "
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" ...  Oh yeah, and to consider that they are BLUETOOTH headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Best bluetooth head phone ad this price point by far  ...  "
Build Quality
 23
feel, case, solid, metal, headband
+91%
-9%
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" ...  And the nice carrying case is the cherry on top!  ...  "
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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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" ...  The included case is very sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality and comfort is solid and lightweight compared to BOSE.  ...  "
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" ...  They appear to be durable (no obvious weak points).  ...  "
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" ...  Plush top headband & earcups  ...  "
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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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" ...  He liked that the foam is replaceable.  ...  "
Battery Life
 20
battery life, long, hours, charge, sound quality
+95%
-5%
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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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" ...  - No extra batteries to fumble with.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 14
cancelling, headphones, ear, cancellation, canceling
+93%
-7%
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" ...  -Sound is clear and has good passive isolation  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not an expert on headphones or noise canceling and I have no idea what CVC noise canceling is but I couldn’t tell if it did anything or not.  ...  "
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" ...  Not bad, sound quality is pretty standard, nothing out of the world, noise isolation is fair, not great.  ...  "
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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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" ...  This is more evident when you compare them with the newer model which they do say has noise cancelling.  ...  "
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" ...  No Noise Cancellation (but that is nitpicking at this price)  ...  "
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" ...  I have had corded, non-noise canceling Bose headphones, and have tried my sister's over ear Beats before.  ...  "
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" ...  The earcups are soft and comfortable and block outside noise well even though they are not noise-canceling headphones.  ...  "
For Running
 13
gym, set, good, best, price
+100%
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" ...  That's the best part about these headphones. ... I don't want to spend $100 or more for headphones, so these were perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  These are great headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  surprisingly good for a $50 set of headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are decent.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones for the price cannot be beat.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall very pleased with these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using these primarily for the gym.  ...  "
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" ...  Best set of headphones I've purchased.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Charging
 11
battery, usb, charge, pair, hours
+100%
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" ...  Well done Anker!  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you 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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" ...  I love 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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" ...  This is a great new product from our friends at Anker.  ...  "
For Travel
 10
use, trip, planes, phones, office
+100%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be keeping these to use personally when traveling.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I use Bose QC 35 for flights and that headset is my favorite.  ...  "
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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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" ...  - 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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" ...  Hoping it does not drain the battery when I throw it in my travel bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Carrying case is a nice touch as we will use them on aircraft to watch movies on portable devices.  ...  "
Size
 10
case, comes, carrying, use, soundcore
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  - Nice package with basically everything you need for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Really can beat the cost and quality of Anker Soundcore  ...  "
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" ...  Hoping it does not drain the battery when I throw it in my travel bag.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be keeping these to use personally when traveling.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I love how it comes with its own carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality and comfort is solid and lightweight compared to BOSE.  ...  "
Fit
 9
comfortable, case, nicely, headphones, head
+100%
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" ...  The padding is incredibly plush, but it clamps a little tight on the head for the first few wears.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  they fit nicely over my ears and seemed to be a comfortable fit until they'd been on a few minutes.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  The case they come with is so nice, and the headphones fit perfectly snug inside.  ...  "
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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 are very comfortable, sound quality is solid, build quality is solid, and they comfortably stay put all day!  ...  "
Controls
 8
volume buttons, power, buttons, placement, volume
+38%
-63%
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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
 7
cable, usb, 3 5mm, travel, aux
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  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
 7
spotify, quality, pairing, paired, laptop
+86%
-14%
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
 6
lot, update, months, changes, anker products
+67%
-33%
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.  ...  "
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" ...  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
 4
phone, one, house, around, anker
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for one to use at the house and home office and thought I'd give Anker a try.  ...  "
Call quality
 4
wired, phone, mic, excellent sound, drowning
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Setup
 3
battery life
+100%
comment
" ...  Last and most important: I received them Monday afternoon.  ...  "
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" ...  - Super simple pairing that works.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
old, got, listening
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
use, get, easy, buttons, sound
+100%
comment
" ...  And the buttons are easier to get used to also.  ...  "
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" ...  The buttons are tactile and easy to use, and are located on the right side.  ...  "
Volume
 3
sound, loud, soundcore, listen, full
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  And the nice carrying case is the cherry on top!  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Marketplace
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Thank you for reading my review.  ...  "
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" ...  Last and most important: I received them Monday afternoon.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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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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