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Technology Anker's new USB-C over-the-ear headphones shouldn't sound this good for $34

19:46  19 november  2019
19:46  19 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Anker's crushing it in the audio department. Earlier this month, I found a lot to love in the company's new true-wireless Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro. And today I'm here to gush over the Soundcore Life Q10, an over-the-ear wireless headphone that just shouldn't sound this good for $33.99. Regular price: $49.99.

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First things first: The Q10 is a gorgeous set of headphones. Mixing black and red, it looks like a much pricier product -- and feels like one, too, with a surprisingly sturdy design and comfy earcups that block a goodly amount of outside noise. The headphones fold (on metal hinges, no less) for easier storage and transport, though unfortunately Anker doesn't provide a carrying case -- my only real complaint.

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Anker promises a whopping 60 hours of playtime (something I wasn't able to test), and up to five hours with just five minutes of charging. That charging takes place via USB-C, though you'll have to BYO AC adapter if you don't have a sufficiently powered USB port. Prefer wired connectivity? Plug the included removable stereo cord into your phone (assuming it has a jack) or tablet.

The Q10 is Hi-Res Audio certified, which is a bit odd because that usually refers to audio sources, not gear. But this is not my area of expertise. I'll just say that I listened to a ton of different music this morning, all streamed from Spotify, and it all sounded terrific. Very good range, nicely balanced overall. I particularly liked the bass-boost button (though not the noisy "normal!" and "bass up!" announcements that happen every time you push it), which added extra oomph without overwhelming the music.

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a close up of a earphone: You could pay more than $34 for great-sound over-the-ear headphones -- but why?© Anker

You could pay more than $34 for great-sound over-the-ear headphones -- but why?

I didn't try making any calls with the Q10 (I don't like phone conversations where I can't hear myself talk), so I can't speak to microphone quality.

The icing on this cake: Anker's 18-month warranty. That's better than what you get from name-brand headphones costing considerably more.

These headphones should not cost $34. They're too good. But they do, so grab them before the sale ends.

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