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Anker Direct via Amazon has Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Hybrid ANC Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (A3028, Black) for $79.99 - $20 when you 'clip' the coupon = $59.99. Shipping is free.

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  • Soundcore Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones
  • USB-C Cable
  • 3.5mm AUX Cable
  • Travel Case
Specifications:
  • Impedance: 16Ω
  • Driver (Full Range): 2 × 40mm
  • Frequency Response: 16Hz - 40kHz
  • Range: 15 m / 49.21 ft
Features:
  • Multiple Noise Cancellation Modes: Transport, Indoor, or Outdoor
  • Enhanced voice pick-up and noise reduction
  • Listen for up to 40 hours in noise cancellation mode and 60 hours in standard mode. Get 4 hours of listening from a quick 5-minute charge.

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seanultra asked this question on 06-11-2021 at 09:07 AM
06-11-2021 at 09:07 AM
I have the Q20, the first pair I received, it had a horrible popping sound whenever you move around, 2nd not as bad, but still happens time to time.
06-11-2021 at 09:09 AM
They’re bulky for workouts IMO
06-11-2021 at 01:04 PM
Yes, the Popping sound of the Q20 I own! I came here to comment on that too.
ntuo asked this question on 06-09-2021 at 02:08 PM
06-11-2021 at 09:10 AM
Yes has a mic. It’s slightly muffled. Def far from asmr quality.
Barjr2478 asked this question on 06-10-2021 at 02:53 PM
06-11-2021 at 09:11 AM
Diff eq settings on the app will result in diff sound stages. I like that bass isn’t overwhelming so it comes down to personal preference. Try the other eq settings or make your own. Mids sound good.
SlickyCelerySticks22 asked this question on 06-11-2021 at 09:07 AM
06-11-2021 at 09:26 AM
Where are you seeing refurbished Bose or Sony Xm3 for $60?
Anacott asked this question on 06-03-2021 at 11:28 AM

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My order just arrived last night and have only been using the headphones for a couple of hours.

I don't own many bluetooth over-the-ear headphones but have been wanting one with these certain features. I researched and looked up some reviews on the Soundcore Life Q30 and it seemed it had most of what I wanted.

At this current sale price I was tempted but still hesitant because I'm more a value for price person with something like this since these would be my "audiophile" headphones. I'm not an audiophile by any means and don't want to go that route because it's easy to start to want the "best of the best" where you start to accumulate more and more headphones trying to scratch that itch and spending more and more before you realize it.

After some research and reviews this seemed to check most of my boxes and the general consensus is these are great over-the-ear ANC Bluetooth headphones in this price bracket. Even though to me ~$80 is a lot, even with the sale at $65 with tax (something around $50 with these features would've been my preference but I knew it would be unlikely with these features at this price). After seeing it had what I wanted and being an Anker product with their reputable customer service I bit the bullet.

*The Headphones*

The headphones come with a zippered hard case which I like.

The sound is good. I can't say it's phenomenal since I don't own anything high-end. But with the app that can customize EQ, which was one of the reasons I went for these since customizations save to the headphones and are then perpetual. Not having to deal with software/app-only settings that are not system-wide is a huge plus. So it's a set-it-and-forget-it situation despite using other devices (PC/Game Consoles/TV/iOS/Android etc.)

*Note: I recommend disabling any EQ controls (Spotify for ex.) so there'd be no overlap conflict with the headphones EQ.

So far it's been comfortable enough but I haven't used them over long hours yet. Some reviews say with the padding there may be some warmth buildup after extended usage.

Another one of my checkboxes was the multiconnect feature. Now after having used it--it's a gamechanger and a must for multi-device users. I paired these to my phone and PC and had them both connected at the same time. On my phone I paused the music. Then on my PC I played a youtube video and the audio resumed immediately. So if I play audio on my phone then want to swap to PC (on Windows 10 PC I click sound icon on bottom right of taskbar then specify PC audio to SoundCore Q30) the swap is instantaneous. Amazing feature without having to fuss with re-pairing of any sort.

When watching a movie (Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer Mugen Train) on PC the audio sync latency was imperceptible to me. I've not yet tried it for gaming but I wouldn't use it for competitive gaming without direct aux anyways. For more casual gaming I may.

I've never used ANC and it wasn't a required feature for me but I did want something with it if I ever wanted to use it. I played some crowd noise audio on youtube and the ANC did reduce most of the sound, which is coming from my 10-watt monitor speakers about 1ft from me to headphones at 70% volume.

Transparency mode is a neat feature here too. While palming the right side of the headphones for a second TM will activate and process and direct any external environment noises to you even with ANC on. It was my first time using ANC and Transparency and it kinda took me by surprise since the audio is like a 1:1 feed in terms of latency which I found amazing.

There aren't touch sensitive buttons on the headphones but I don't mind the physical buttons. I haven't had great success with touch-only buttons anyways and found the physical buttons easy to use once I remembered the positions.

Overall:

The Soundcore Life Q30 has great audio, is customizable (w/ app, a now-must for me), good design and feel, firmware upgradeable, USB-C recharge port, aux port useable, multipoint connect, ANC with Transparency Mode, and great battery life.

If these are the features you're looking for I recommend these at the current sale price. If there's ever another sale with a better discount then I'd consider it a steal.
Paid $65 in December and they have been excellent, huge improvement over the Q20s.
I have both, and although the q30 is better, it's not a massive improvement. Build quality, usb-c, ANC switch are all welcomed improvements. I do find the mic to be a bit worse but it's not a deal breaker for me. However, if you want to buy the q30 for better ANC, you will be disappointed.

A reviewer on YouTube discovered that the ANC hardware in both are exactly the same and my ears can confirm that the differences in ANC quality is minimal.

Great headphone regardless but I see little reason to upgrade if you already have the q20.

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AnkerDirect via Amazon [amazon.com] has Soundcore by Anker Life Q30 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Multiple Modes $59.99 + Free Shipping with Prime

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Coupon is good for 20 days? just in time for bday




Edit: bought em. amazing sound. believe the hype!
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Paid $65 in December and they have been excellent, huge improvement over the Q20s.
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Bought these last month. Used them on flight last week. The noise cancellation works very well.
Would highly recommend these headphones
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The $30 coupon for the blue and pink seems to be gone. It's just the $20 coupon now, for the black only.
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Paid $65 in December and they have been excellent, huge improvement over the Q20s.
I have the Q20s and have been happy with them. In what ways are the Q30s a huge improvement? Thanks.
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Paid $65 in December and they have been excellent, huge improvement over the Q20s.
I have both, and although the q30 is better, it's not a massive improvement. Build quality, usb-c, ANC switch are all welcomed improvements. I do find the mic to be a bit worse but it's not a deal breaker for me. However, if you want to buy the q30 for better ANC, you will be disappointed.

A reviewer on YouTube discovered that the ANC hardware in both are exactly the same and my ears can confirm that the differences in ANC quality is minimal.

Great headphone regardless but I see little reason to upgrade if you already have the q20.
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I have the Q20s and have been happy with them. In what ways are the Q30s a huge improvement? Thanks.
I was curious myself, I searched and the Amazon page at the bottom has a comparison if you're interested in taking a look. Jist of it is that the q30 has:
- usbc charge
- multiple noise cancellation modes for travel indoor outdoor etc
- 2 mic to more efficiently detect and cancel noise
- soundcore app compatibility where you can control various eq settings, noise cancellation mode
- you can long press on the outside of the ear cups to pause noise cancellation mode if you need to hear something in your environmental or interact with people
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I have the Q20s and have been happy with them. In what ways are the Q30s a huge improvement? Thanks.
They're more comfortable than the Q20s, can receive firmware updates and settings changes in the Soundcore app and USB-C charging is nice. But I've found the durability of design and noise blocking and cancellation of the Q20s to be better.
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I have both, and although the q30 is better, it's not a massive improvement. Build quality, usb-c, ANC switch are all welcomed improvements. I do find the mic to be a bit worse but it's not a deal breaker for me. However, if you want to buy the q30 for better ANC, you will be disappointed.

A reviewer on YouTube discovered that the ANC hardware in both are exactly the same and my ears can confirm that the differences in ANC quality is minimal.

Great headphone regardless but I see little reason to upgrade if you already have the q20.
I saw a frequency graph of the ANC in both of them and the curve was NOT the same at all. The hardware doing the anc might be the same, and it is just software difference, but there was a large difference.

I have the q20 and during some noises (power tools, vacuum, etc.) i can hear a frequency coming through; i hope the q30 blocks this.

There is a graph in this about 80% of the way down that shows this peak is around 8500Hz (this is roughly the area i hear the noise):
https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tools/compare/anker-soundcore-life-q20-wireless-vs-anker-soundcore... [rtings.com]

that peak is only in the q20, not q30.
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I saw a frequency graph of the ANC in both of them and the curve was NOT the same at all. The hardware doing the anc might be the same, and it is just software difference, but there was a large difference.

I have the q20 and during some noises (power tools, vacuum, etc.) i can hear a frequency coming through; i hope the q30 blocks this.

There is a graph in this about 80% of the way down that shows this peak is around 8500Hz (this is roughly the area i hear the noise):
https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tools/compare/anker-soundcore-life-q20-wireless-vs-anker-soundcore... [rtings.com]

that peak is only in the q20, not q30.
That's pretty interesting thanks for sharing. If we take what rting gives us at face value, it does look like the Q30 has decent improvements in the ANC department. However, in practice I find the two to be similar. I wonder if they released a firmware update that increased the performance of their ANC. Since I don't have the app, I know i don't have the latest updates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhzRpfO3esA

This video which is a bit older than that rtings review finds that the ANC performance of the two to be similar.
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That's pretty interesting thanks for sharing. If we take what rting gives us at face value, it does look like the Q30 has decent improvements in the ANC department. However, in practice I find the two to be similar. I wonder if they released a firmware update that increased the performance of their ANC. Since I don't have the app, I know i don't have the latest updates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhzRpfO3esA

This video which is a bit older than that rtings review finds that the ANC performance of the two to be similar.
Well, I'll bump this post tomorrow when i have the q30 in hand Smilie
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