In many sensible areas such as the processing, Anker has made improvements compared to the Soundcore Life Q30. The result is decent noise-canceling headphones at an affordable price. The sound is okay, but it is less balanced than the competition. The basses in particular are too strong. The noise canceling left a better impression and almost reached the level of Bose, Sony & Co.
- Good noise canceling
- High wearing comfort
- Very long battery life (46:06 hours)
- Bass a little too strong
- Sounded a little unbalanced
M.ith a starting price of 130 euros, the Anker Soundcore Life Q35 is one of the cheapest noise-canceling headphones. For comparison: The competition from Bose and Sony is more in the range between 250 and 300 euros. Does the inexpensive anchor have to hide from the competition or does it turn out to be an absolute insider tip for the small budget? COMPUTER BILD has tested the Soundcore Life Q35.
What is Lüm?
Like the competition, Anker offers a smartphone app for control. In the free application called Soundcore, you can switch between noise canceling and transparency mode. This also works on the headphones at the touch of a button. The app offers numerous settings for the sound – and even more: if the music fan taps on the Soundcore symbol at the bottom of the screen, the app opens an overview with playlists from the many as yet unknown music streaming service Lüm. Famous artists cannot be found in the various playlists, however. Good: The playlists can be played without registration or an account.
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Anker Soundcore Life Q35 in the sound test
In the listening test, the Anker Soundcore Life Q35 did not score so well. This is due to the unbalanced sound: The bass is very powerful and much too powerful, especially at higher volume. The headphones emit singing voices too quietly and are overcast. The sound is fuller, but not better than the Q30. There are microphones in the headphones that pick up ambient noise. At the same time, the Q35 emits a counter-sound to mask the noise. This superposition of the sound waves creates silence. The anchor does a decent job here. The opposite construction site or the noise in the train are thus significantly quieter. If you want to hear something of your surroundings or pay attention to train announcements, you can switch to transparency mode: the headphones then amplify outside noise.
Anker Soundcore Q35: test result
In many sensible areas such as the workmanship, Anker has made improvements compared to the Soundcore Life Q30. The result is decent noise-canceling headphones at an affordable price. Only the overcast sound is less balanced than that of the competition. The basses in particular are too strong. The noise canceling left a better impression and almost reached the level of Bose, Sony & Co. Test grade: good, 2.4.