If you are wanting to buy a pair of very affordable wireless Bluetooth headphones look no further than the Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Bluetooth Headphones.
The design of these Anker wireless headphones is going to look similar to a lot of other wireless earbuds that are probably all produced in the same factories.
That being said Anker does a great job of making these headphones look good and they seem sturdily built with metal housings and a fairly thick cord. They’re also sweat resistant and come with a basic carrying pouch for storage. Battery life is rated at 7 hours at moderate volume levels, which is fairly decent for this type of headphone.
Headphone sound quality is subjective: it’s not easy to decide if a pair of headphones is good or bad. But at this price point(under$30.00!), you are buying some of the best wireless Bluetooth headphones under $50.00. These may seem like cheap wireless earbuds. They are certainly budget friendly but they are not “cheap”.
The Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Bluetooth Headphones themselves are very compact, and don’t rest against the cartilage of your ear. Instead, they use a combination of rubber wings and ear tips to support themselves(see photo below). They’re the kind of headphones that, when you give them a close look, are easy to appreciate.
Earbuds by design go inside your ears of course and a lot of people struggle trying to find a good pair of cheap wireless earbuds that will fit well, are comfortable and stay in place.
Anker addressed this problem by using a wing to hold them in place. The wing fits up inside your outer ear and rests against the cartilage. Since everyone’s ears are different, they provided a number of tips to make sure everything is comfortable.
Keep in mind that the Anker SoundBuds are less than $50.00. So the big question is how do they sound when compared with other wireless Bluetooth earpuds in the same price range?
In short they sound very impressive!
They somehow have a sound signature that makes them suitable for all kinds of music. Bass is full and rich but is does not overpower the track you are listening to.
You also get richness and clarity from the midrange and treble on tracks with a great guitar solo(I used Prince Purple Rain).
These are quite possible the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds for working out, going for a run or just enjoying your music at home.
The may be the most important factor after sound quality. The Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are rated for 7 hours of battery life at moderate volume. I can get 8 hours at lower volumes so this is very good. No one wants their headphones to die after just an hour or two!
They charge using a standard Micro USB cable which is included.
I also love this feature! The back of the earbuds are magnetic. Place them together, and they’ll hold firmly. This allows you to keep them around your neck, even when they’re not in your ears. This simple feature prevents them from falling off, so you don’t feel compelled to stuff them in your pocket.
At this price point, it’s hard to expect anything other than entry level headphones. The Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Bluetooth Headphones have all the basic features, including an in-line remote and hands-free calling.
What makes the Anker headphones stand out is their sound quality. You don’t find many comparably priced headphones that deliver such a good experience. Sure, they might not compete with the Sennheisers that you spent half a pay check on but at this price point you really should take them for a spin.