Hey Lovely Peoples, Soundcore life Q20 vs Soundcore life Q30, I’ve done a review on the Anker soundcore life Q20s and Anker Soundcore Q30’s. Today I’m going to be battling them head to head to see if it’s worth upgrading or if it’s worth spending a little bit more on the Anker Soundcore Life Q30’s,
so let’s uncover them and Jump to the comparison of Soundcore Life Q30 vs. Soundcore Life Q20….
We’re going to be battling these two headphones to see who is the winner.
Firstly let’s run through what’s the same on both of these headphones; both headphones feature the same battery life at 40 hours with Noise Cancelling on and 60 hours with Noise canceling off both connect to your devices using Bluetooth 5.0, and both are high-res audio certified meaning you’ll get great audio on both
Both feature Noise canceling, but this is where the similarities end.
Anker Q20 vs Anker Q30
The main difference between the Anker Q20 and Q30 is that Q20s have a micro USB for charging, and the q30s have a USB Type-c port for charging.
It’s a lot easier to find a USB Type-c cable than a micro USB. This is where the q30s win, but both feature the same quick charging at five minutes of charge for four hours of playback when it comes to pairing the q30s feature NFC making it an easy one-tap solution to pairing to your device
I wouldn’t say that it’s a winner or a deal breaker because both pair pretty easily to your devices
Anker Soundcore life Q30 does come with a hard case and Type-C Cable, where Q20 comes with a pouch and micro USB Cable. Hardcase is much safer for headphones and always better than a normal pouch for traveling and storing the headphones.
It’s a win for Anker Soundcore life Q30 here.
Design and Build
Looking at the design, the q30s are more of a revolution than an evolution of the q20s as the q20s are a lot smaller and simpler in design. On the head, both are comfortable, but the q30s are a better option
As the cups feel a bit more comfortable and cover my ears a little bit better, but for some people who’ve got smaller ears or have a smaller head, you may find that the q30s are a little bit on the larger side, and the q20s might be a bit of a better option.
Controls and Connectivity
Anker Soundcore did everything in physical button controls except on the Q30’s right ear cup you can cover with your hand. It will switch it over into ambient mode so you can hear people around you or hear your surroundings, which is not available in Q20
A huge advantage over the Q20 Q30 model is that it has a dual pairing mode to pair up two devices simultaneously. That makes it easy to switch between whatever device you’re using.
Another win for Anker soundcore life Q30.
Soundcore has an app, one of the most impressive apps out there in the headphone market. Where you can control your headset EQ settings and Noise canceling settings. They have not included this feature in the Q20 model and address the issue with the Q30 model, where this feature makes a big difference to the overall audio experience
A win for Q30 here
Let’s get into audio quality. The audio quality is very similar, but the q30s have a slight edge because the q30s have an app that allows you to control how they sound.
The q30s have a great app where you can select several different Soundcore curated presets, and my favorite is being flat, but if none of these work for you, you can also make a custom preset to dial it in to suit whichever kind of music or podcast you are listening to. I love this feature and, in my opinion, is such a big selling point for Anker Soundcore life Q30s
Both headphones sound great, and they both will satisfy you no matter what you’re listening to, like rock, hip hop, or podcast.
Both offer similar performance, and Anker Q30 has a little edge over Q20 due to its App Compatibility.
Active Noise Cancelling
Noise canceling features on both the headphones similar on paper.
One party trick for the q30s is that you have different settings for the q30s Noise canceling feature like transport, indoor and outdoor.
This allows you to tweak the Noise canceling to suit your surroundings and allows the Noise canceling to focus on the typical sounds that are found in these surroundings.
There is another setting that the Q20s don’t have, and that is the ambient mode; this allows you to listen to your surroundings while having your music playing, meaning that you are aware of what’s going on around you when you’re doing things like for example running cycling or even just doing shopping, and you need to hear what the cashier is saying if you’ve had headphones that have the ambient mode you really can’t go back as it’s such a useful feature in everyday life for me the q30s have it all, it may cost a little bit more than the q20s.
But I think it’s worth it in my opinion. Check Q30 mentioned in Airplane noise-cancellation recommendations.
This is where Anker Soundcore life Q20 shines. Q20 has better Mic and Call quality over Q30, where Q30 sucks. Anyway, both are not studio-grade Mic; you should have known that. But as an overall Mic and call experience is much better in Q20
A win for Anker Q20 here
The main points to go for the q30s over the q20s is ambient noise features and app compatibility, where you can control how the headphones sound and if you want to go for the best Noise canceling performance for the money.
However, with the Q20s, you will still get great sounding audio, good Noise canceling performance, and easy packability, which is hard to find, especially at these price points, so if you’re on a tight budget, but you want the most well-performing features then the q20s are hard to beat.
However, if you want all of the features with minimal compromise at a fantastic price, then go for the q30s; you won’t be disappointed
but there we have it; as always, this is a discussion, so please leave a comment down below on what you think of these headphones