- Bluetooth speakers
- Soundcore by Anker Life P3 Noise Cancelling Earbuds, Ultra Long 50H Playtime, Fast Charging, Big Bass, Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling, AI-Enhanced Calls, Wireless Charging, App Control, Bluetooth 5.2
Soundcore by Anker Life P3 Noise Cancelling Earbuds, Ultra Long 50H Playtime, Fast Charging, Big Bass, Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling, AI-Enhanced Calls, Wireless Charging, App Control, Bluetooth 5.2
- Long Playtime, Fast Charging: Get up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge with a case that extends it to 50 hours. If Life P3 is running low on power, a quick 10-minute charge will give you 4 hours of playtime.
- Fueled by The Beat: Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds' thumping sound is produced by custom 11mm composite drivers. Activate BassUp mode in the app to further intensify bass in real-time.
- Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling: Select from 3 noise cancelling modes: transport, outdoor and indoor mode. These modes are optimized for those specific environments, so select a suitable mode based on your location for a better noise-free experience.
- AI-Enhanced Call Performance: Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds have 6 microphones with an AI algorithm that picks up your voice precisely and blocks out background noise. Be heard clearly whenever you're on calls, video chats, live streams, etc.
- Personalized Listening Experience: Use the soundcore app to customize the controls and EQ, test for best ear tip size, or choose gaming, sleeping, or ambient sound modes. With “Find My Headset” a lost earbud can emit noise to help you locate it.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly satisfied! Sound quality, battery life, accessibility all great.Reviewed on February 09, 2022
UPDATE (3 October 2022): After less than a year of a typical life (no major damage), each earbud has alternated between working and not working over the last month. For the first two weeks, the left earbud was silent, then it suddenly came back to life and the right one went silent within a couple of days and remains so today. Both headphones finally failed during a Zoom meeting this morning and have not yet been resurrected. While these have been excellent headphones, I am disappointed to experience a serious failure like this after LESS THAN ONE YEAR of responsible use and care. These were everything I wanted in new, EXPENSIVE (>$30) headphones. TL;DR: Great sound range (incl. prominent bass), satisfactory battery life (3-4 hours per charge; case gives ~2-3 recharges), and easy accessibility (two-step connection to device; the SoundCore app has a good widget). They are acceptable for voice calls, however they seem to pick up a lot of ambient background noise (papers shuffling, keyboard clicking, etc.), and my callers say the sound quality is better on my iPhone SE 2020 without the headphones, than with them. ONLY COMPLAINTS: very rarely but consistently, the sound will cut out for ~2 seconds before coming back - I believe this occurs when too many other wireless devices are nearby, as it has not happened at all the past 2 hours I've sat here at my work desk after-hours, but it happens every 1-2 minutes in the gym around many people wearing wireless headphones - CONSULT OTHER REVIEWS to see what the consensus is; I'm used to it by now - it's not a surprise and I miss very little in that small 1-2 sec window. NOTE that in-ear headphones naturally block out a lot of sound; 'Transparency Mode' helps to artificially add back in some environmental noise, but it is difficult to reliably hear people talk nearby. OVERALL: I'm very satisfied with the Anker Life P3. The sound quality is very nice (for a normie lol), the battery stays alive for several hours and charges quickly when returned to the case, and it easily pairs with Bluetooth devices. The origin story: I was reluctant to switch to wireless headphones due to the high prices and ease of losing track of them. I had to switch due to upgrading phones (iPhone SE to iPhone SE 2020, can't you tell I'm a cheapskate lol), and exhaustively researched wireless headphones to find a budget-end pair that still boasted good quality. My priorities were something reliable that would survive through long days in the (chemistry) lab, and during workouts (generic 30-45 min weightlifting or cardio). Many reviews recommended the Anker Life P3 as a solid entry on the lower-mid price range, although AirPods tended to remain the gold standard albeit at a notably higher price. Due to the consistent recommendation between reviewers (website and YouTube), I decided to go for it. The Anker Life P3 met my purchasing goals to a T (and I ride Boston's T system now, so I would know!). FIT: The fit feels nice, and the multiple pairs of rubber ear adapters give a chance for all ear sizes to feel comfortable. They don't fall out easily even when I run (both on the treadmill and *real* running), and they feel secure as I walk around. Minor irritation when my ears decide the 'foreign objects' need to leave, although this is rare. SOUND: I've listened to songs I've played for most of my life, and these earphones have brought out parts of the arrangement I have NEVER heard before. The bass is strong, so the full range of sound is there (no 'weak' or 'high' headphone sound here). In my opinion, the sound is powerful but balanced. Equalizers can probably tweak the sound if you prefer a different mix, but these bad boys can sure thump if you want them to! BATTERY: I usually give up before these headphones do. My typically listening sessions go between 30 min to 3 h and I've never had the batteries die on me. They *feel* like they quickly recharge when returned to the case, which provides another 2-3 full charges. The case can be separately recharged using the USB-C to USB-A cable provided; this takes longer, so charge the case overnight and it will keep the headphones charged for the entirety of the next day. Hardcore music marathoners may be less enthused by the battery life, but the Anker Life P3 has a longer lifespan than me! ACCESSIBILITY: I find the Life P3 to be easy to handle, although the initial linking was a bit confusing (and I already forgot how I did it!). When the headphone case is open, the three front lights turn/stay on for a few seconds. Then, the lights ignite in an alternating pattern, which is when the headphones are seeking a Bluetooth partner. On a device that knows the headphones, clicking on 'Soundcore Life P3' on the Bluetooth list will initiate the pairing, and then you're ready to go! To disconnect, you can remove it from the device, turn off the device Bluetooth, or return the headphones to the case and close the case. Unpaired headphones can be immediately paired with another device without having to be returned to the case. Re-cased headphones will immediately pause music/video streaming on the paired device (on Apple products, in my experience). The 'Soundcore' app for phones (haven't seen it for Mac) is very useful, as it provides some EQ's and the Noise Cancellation or Transparency modes. It also provides a widget for quick access to the Cancellation/Transparency/Normal modes for convenient toggling without having to open the app. Note: The headphone stems have two or three swipe features. I use these sparingly and have not investigated them further. One gesture skips to the next audio (song skip or 'next YouTube video in queue') which is convenient when desired; sometimes it takes me several attempts to gesture in a way the headphones will recognize, but more practice will likely help that. OTHER: As with all in-ear headphones, these naturally block a good 70% of external noise, and loud music will take out another 10-15% on top of that. It is near-impossible to hear people speaking to me with these headphones in; at most I get an inaudible, deep rumble that tells me someone is trying to speak to me. This is fine if you're prepared for it, but it is inconvenient to remove one headphone every time someone speaks to me - consider your intended use and how common this will be for you. The noise cancellation works very well, IMO, as only minor vibrations and deep sounds come through; I've experienced no intelligible talking in the background with that feature on, and bus/subway rides only have a deep hum characteristic of public transportation. ONE COMPLAINT: As mentioned in the TL;DR above, the sound does cut out for 1-2 seconds rarely, although this becomes more common in crowded ares with a higher density of wireless headphones. My hypothesis is that too much Bluetooth air traffic makes it difficult to stay connected to the signal, but I have no idea. This has only been a major issue in the gym, where the phenomenon seems frequent and consistent; I've only taken these to the gym two or three times, though. Check other reviews! OVERALL: I am quite satisfied with these headphones. $70 for exactly what I wanted? YES! When I inevitably drop one of the headphones down a storm drain, I will definitely look for another pair of Anker Life P3, or consider their other similar products.
Reviewed on November 05, 2022
I am impressed with everything about these earbuds. TL;DR--Great sound quality. Quite comfortable. Surprisingly good app. Easily customizable features. Consistent, reliable bluetooth connectivity. Overall, outstanding value. BACKGROUND: The last set of earbuds I owned were non-brand wireless buds that cost about $40 a couple years ago, and they were garbage. In the meantime, I've used a pair of compact Bose on-ear wireless headphones, which are incredibly comfortable and provide amazing sound clarity, but I wanted something smaller and easier to carry around for use at the office. All further remarks about these Anker earbuds are in comparison to my Bose headphones. SOUND: The clarity and quality of sound these earbuds produce is remarkable. It's not quite on the level of the Bose overall, but I never expected it to be on account of these being earbuds and less than half the price. However, the bass that these earbuds pump out is what really blew me away on first use! The Bose headphones are actually a bit weak on bass, whereas these earbuds provide an impressive thump without distorting or sacrificing clarity across the rest of the frequency range. I'm not saying they have good bass *for ear buds,* I'm saying they pump out the bass, *period.* For reference, this is based on listening to EDM tracks from Pretty Lights and Tycho. COMFORT: They're buds, which are understandably less comfortable for a lot of folks than on-ear or over-ear headphones. But for earbuds, they are quite comfy. The rubber pieces that actually go in your ear are soft and pliable, and they come with FIVE different sizes of those. They fit snugly without feeling like they're stretching my ear canal. I haven't done any running or other major activity with them, but I've never felt at risk of one falling out while just walking around my office. NOISE ISOLATION/CANCELATION: This is actually the first set of noise canceling headphones/earbuds I've ever owned, so I can't compare that functionality to anything else, but I will say this: My office runs white noise machines all the time. When these connect to my phone and the noise cancellation begins, the drone from those machines (which I don't even realize I notice beforehand) suddenly goes completely silent. They also effectively reduce the sound of co-workers talking nearby--not completely, but far more than just putting plugs in my ears would do. (Speaking of noise isolation--just blocking sound by plugging your ears--these do more than any earbuds I've previously owned.) Finally, the different modes of noise cancellation that can be set through the app (more on that shortly) seem reasonably effective, but I haven't put them to the test in a variety of environments yet. BATTERY LIFE: I don't remember this being stated in the description, maybe because it's a given for wireless earbuds nowadays, but the carrying case functions as a power bank for these babies. I don't know how many times the case will charge the earbuds before needing to be recharged itself because I haven't drained it yet (in two weeks of using them every other day for 2-3 hours per day). When that time comes, I think it's neat that the case can charge wirelessly. It also has a microUSB charging port and comes with a cable, the other end of which is standard USB. Nothing comes with wall bricks anymore, but I guess they figure everyone has a few spare ones around by now. TECHNOLOGY: My first thought on being able to access some of the settings/features of these earbuds only through the app was, "UGH, another product-specific app?! *grump*" BUT, this app is remarkably sleek and easy to use. And I say that as someone who works for a software company. Setting the noise cancellation mode and customizing the on-board controls (what happens when you tap the earbuds in different ways during use) is very easy to do. The app also has a sound test feature to help make sure you're wearing the earbuds correctly and have the right size squishy ear piece on them. After initially pairing them with my phone via Bluetooth, the connectivity has worked flawlessly. When I remove them from the case, they connect right away. When I put them back in and close the case, they are disconnected. Every time. No fiddling with settings or having to re-pair. That consistent reliability is very nice, especially for phone calls. If the buds are in my ears, that's where the call comes in. If they're in the case, it comes through the phone speaker. No juggling devices or frantically pressing buttons to sort out where the sound will come out of next. The calls are clear, and the built-in microphones must pick up my voice well enough because I've had no complaints from anyone on the other end. I haven't tested the Bluetooth range on them because my phone is always on me when I'm using them. CONSTRUCTION: Solid build, clear attention to detail. The earbuds pop into the case with a satisfying little snap. The magnet that holds them in is very secure, so even with the case open I'm not worried about them falling out, but not so strong that they're difficult to remove. The case itself is terrifically compact and sturdy. The lid shuts securely, and would clearly protect the earbuds while bouncing around in a purse or backpack all day. SUMMARY: These are great earbuds. For the price, they're amazing earbuds. I know the technology is always advancing, but these do SO MUCH for $70, and they do all of it remarkably well. I've been going out of my way to recommend them to people, which is why I've written this novel of a review. If you've read this far, I certainly hope you've found it helpful. :)
Reviewed on July 16, 2023
So I did try to return these. Overall the sound quality is amazing and the sound isolation is not bad. While I'm used to airpods pro 2 and airpods max type of isolation. These are not bad. I mainly bought this as a replacement for my airpods pro 1 generations. As I lost them and find my was not picking up an active trace. I also use both android and iPhone so I wanted a device that essentially runs on both platforms. The case is good with strong magents to hold the ear pieces in. Good sound quality that I think most will enjoy and the features are not too bad. The only issue I had is when I was using them on my phone there was a type of glitch where sound just goes to 100% and I have to click the volume to go back to where it was. What I Mean by this is that let's say I'm watching a video or listen to music at 30% volume. Out of nowhere the audio sounds like it went to 100% which in turn hurts my ears. I then scramble to lower the volume but with one click it goes back to normal. So it wasn't really cranked up to 100% but audio did do that. With this in mind I was in the process with Amazon to return it but while I couldn't return them at the time I figured I'll hold on to them. I went and connected them to my PC and they auto connect and pair and audio plays beautifully. No hickups whatsoever. I think audio though I get more bass and voices like on a discord call while in gameplay is more closer and clear. So like fps games more roomy and bassy but the voice is contrast with clear and close. But overall they are great for PC use. I disabled the touch controls so they are a standalone Bluetooth earpiece that works seamlessly. Once you have put in the other ear in, you are already getting sound from the PC. This is great as while my overhear headsets charge, I use these and audio switches on there own.
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