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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

Product Details

Date First Available:
September 28, 2020

Overall Rating

83.7%
The overall rating was calculated based on 14589 customer and expert reviews from 11 review sites and 7 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 86.7%
    Comfort
  • 81.0%
    Controls
  • 83.7%
    Build Quality
  • 83.0%
    Phone Calls
  • 87.5%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 85.7%
    Battery Life
  • 90.2%
    Design
  • 87.2%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

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7
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Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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  • Noise Cancelling Earbuds,Soundcore by Anker Life A2 NC Wireless Earbuds Noise Cancelling, ANC Bluetooth Earbuds with 6-Mic Clear Calls, 35 Hr Playtime, Deep Bass, Fast Charging, Transparency, and App

    AMAZON.CO.UK
  • BETA

Expert Reviews

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

Read more on tomsguide.com

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.

Read more on rtings.com

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.

Read more on techadvisor.com

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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