RANK #18

Anker Soundcore Life A2

"At $79, the Anker Soundcore Life A2 NC is adequate for listening to music on commutes, but that’s about it."
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Pros
  • Reliable comfort and fit
  • Good noise isolation performance
  • Powerful bass performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Missing signature Soundcore features
  • High Bluetooth latency

Overall Rating

84.1%
The overall rating was calculated based on 8728 customer and expert reviews from 6 review sites and 45 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 94.4%
    Comfort
  • 80.3%
    Controls
  • 84.1%
    Build Quality
  • 83.0%
    Phone Calls
  • 87.4%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 85.6%
    Battery Life
  • 91.8%
    Design
  • 86.7%
    Sound Quality

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What experts are saying

At $79, the Anker Soundcore Life A2 NC is adequate for listening to music on commutes, but that’s about it.

Pros
  • Suited for bass lovers
  • Strong connectivity
  • Reliable comfort and fit
  • Compatible with Soundcore app
Cons
  • Weak noise cancellation and transparency mode
  • Missing signature Soundcore features
  • Touch controls need work
  • Subpar battery life
  • Sound reproduction isn’t great

The Anker Life A2 NC are decent for mixed usage. Their stable fit and sturdy, compact design make them a great fit for on-the-go use. They do a good job of filtering out ambient noise at the office or on your commute, while their near 11-hour battery life should be more than enough for a full day of use. Unfortunately, their onboard control scheme is quite limited, and they don't support any useful additional Bluetooth functions like multi-device pairing. Their latency on some devices is also quite high, which can be disruptive while streaming videos or movies.

Pros
  • Compact, sturdy design.
  • Companion app with many sound customization features.
  • Good noise isolation performance.
  • Long continuous battery life.
Cons
  • High Bluetooth latency.
  • Limted control scheme.
  • No multi-device pairing capability.
  • No power-saving features.

Anker has proven that you don't need to spend big bucks on a pair of ANC-enabled wireless earbuds with the Soundcore Life A2s.

Pros
  • Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation
  • Powerful bass performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No auto-pause tech
  • Case feels a little cheap
  • No auto-switching of ANC profiles

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