If you are our regular reader, then you probably read our review about the top wireless earbuds called Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro, which left a positive impression. Today I will talk about the new model of in-ear headphones from Anker, which received a completely different design called Anker Soundcore Life P2.
In this review, I will share my opinion about the product in detail, tell you what I liked and did not like about them.
I note right away that the price of Soundcore Life P2 is almost half the price of Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro and now you can buy a new model for only $60 with a 21% discount.
The main features of truly wireless in-ear headphones I can attribute are a 6 mm dynamic driver, support for the aptX codec, IPX7 standard water protection, fast charging via Type-C port and much more.
I think you are as interested as I myself, then let’s start our testing by unpacking.
Anker Soundcore Life P2: Specifications
|Anker Soundcore Life P2:||Specs|
|Driver unit:||6mm Graphene Driver|
|Charging Time:||90 min|
Anker Soundcore Life P2: Unboxing
The appearance of the box reminds me of the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro model, where the in-ear headphones themselves and the model name are printed on the front side. Also in the center, you can see the inscription that says – Crystal Clear Calls. Therefore, I will definitely check the quality of the microphone a little later.
Inside the box neatly lay a charging case with in-ear headphones, documentation, various sizes of ear pads and a Type-C charging cable.
The package bundle, although not big, but the quality of workmanship is at a high level, even the silicone ear pads are pleasant to the touch. It is also good that the manufacturer installed the Type-C port on the case since the micro USB port is already the last century.
Anker Soundcore Life P2: Design
If you recall the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro model, which had a sporty appearance and was created for an active lifestyle, then the new Anker Soundcore Life P2 in-ear headphones are completely opposite.
Despite the fact that the look of Soundcore Life P2 got the shape of an Apple AirPods, there are earpads on the sound guide, like the Apple AirPods Pro.
Indeed, they sit well in the ear canal, and thanks to the correct fit due to the different sizes of the ear cushions, you can completely isolate yourself from the outside world and listen to your favorite music.
Of course, the design of the new in-ear headphones does not look like sports but is more suitable for the urban environment, but I want to note that you can run or workout in the gym without any problems.
An additional factor that Soundcore Life P2 earphones are suitable for sports is the presence of IPX7 standard water protection. Therefore, running in the rain or snow is not a problem, nor will they be afraid of sweat during heavy loads in the gym.
On the outside of the Soundcore Life P2, there is a mechanical multi-function button, there is also an LED indicator.
At the bottom, there is the main microphone, and at the top an additional noise-canceling microphone.
A magnetic two-pin connection and channel designation were installed on the inside.
The sound guide has received the correct shape, which has a good length for the ear canal. On the base of the sound guide under the ear cushion, there is a metal mesh for protection from dust and dirt.
The charging case is made of the same material as the in-ear headphones themselves – it is matte black plastic, which is very pleasant to the touch and it is not easily soiled.
On the lid, I see the company logo, and the connection of the lid to the body is magnetic. In general, the lid opens perfectly and I did not find any play.
The front side of the case received an LED indicator of the battery level, and on the back, there is a Type-C port for charging.
Inside the box, the in-ear headphones sit well thanks to the magnetic connection and there are channel designations right or left.
The build quality and performance are at a decent level, all the elements are assembled perfectly precisely and like the older model Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro, in the new Soundcore Life P2, I did not find any drawbacks.
Anker Soundcore Life P2: Connectivity and Control
Another wireless in-ear headphones that have a Bluetooth 5.0 connection. During testing of Anker Soundcore Life P2, I had no signal loss or any interference, the distance keeps excellent in a radius of up to 10 meters.
Connecting to a mobile device is simple and intuitive. At the first pairing, you need to remove the in-ear headphones from the case and when the indicator starts flashing, then go to the Bluetooth menu on the smartphone and connect to the headphones.
Naturally, the further connection is automatic and the manufacturer calls the technology PUSH AND GO. This means that the headphones will automatically connect to the last paired mobile device.
On control, Anker Soundcore Life P2 received mechanical control, but I want to note that the pressing is not tight and I did not feel discomfort in the ear canal when switching tracks.
One-click on any of the in-ear headphones will pause/play, or take/hang up. Double-clicking on the right channel is the next track, and on the left – the previous one. To call the voice assistant, you need to hold about 1 second on any channel of the headphones.
Anker Soundcore Life P2: Sound
For the sound on Anker Soundcore Life P2, the 6 mm graphene driver and the presence of the aptX codec are responsible.
The low frequencies are pretty clean and dynamic, but the amount of bass is average. Of course, the bass is present, but it is not so strong and voluminous.
The mid and high frequencies are well designed and have a very clear sound, it is a pleasure to listen to music. Each musical instrument is audible distinctly and even at the maximum volume, I did not hear annoying sounds and creaks.
The female and male vocals sound voluminous and close, even listening to the music of various genres will not be a problem for Soundcore Life P2.
The microphone quality is not the worst, for example, in a quiet place, the interlocutor will hear you clearly and without any interference or speakerphone effects. But in noisy places, the interlocutor will be a little worse heard, but the microphone works out at 100% with noise reduction.
Anker Soundcore Life P2: Battery
Recently, manufacturers have stopped writing information about the battery capacity in the in-ear headphones – this is very strange.
According to Anker, the Soundcore Life P2 can last about 7 hours. On my test with maximum volume, the in-ear headphones lived for about 6 hours and 11 minutes. The result is good and if you listen to music, not at maximum volume, then by around 7 hours you can safely achieve it.
Using a charging box, the battery life will be about 40 hours due to 700 mAh battery capacity.
As I wrote above, the in-ear headphones have fast charged and in 10 minutes of charge, you can listen to music for 1 hour without any problems.
Anker Soundcore Life P2: Conclusions and Reviews
Despite the fact that the price of Anker Soundcore Life P2 is half that of its older brother Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro, I don’t have any questions about the build quality and materials.
The disadvantages of the Soundcore Life P2 in-ear headphones can be attributed to me – this is a mechanical button that may not appeal to everyone, although you will definitely not have problems with accidental taps. Also, the headphones do not have volume control functions, but this is a big problem for many manufacturers too.
If we talk about sound quality, then I liked it, but for some users, strong bass might not be enough. Otherwise, the volume level is high, and the clarity of sound at a decent level.
In addition, I liked battery life on a single charge and support for fast charging.
Anker Soundcore Life P2: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can buy Anker Soundcore Life P2 in-ear headphones at an interesting price for just $60.03 with a 21% discount.
Undoubtedly, truly wireless in-ear headphones are worth their attention, since the build quality is at the highest level, there is IPX7 water protection, Type-C connection, and good clear sound.
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