Anker Soundbuds Curve Review

Anker Soundbuds Curve Review
9 Total Score

$26.99

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  • Great sound quality
  • Secure fit and for working out
  • Nano-coating for sweat resistance

The Anker SoundBuds Curves are not a bad alternative to the Beats PowerBeats and they are a fraction of the price.

Design

This is one of my favorite styles of earbuds, as the hook around the ear really helps keep the earbuds secure while running, and also allows me to pop them out slightly so I can hear the traffic around me. The design is similar to the Beats PowerBeats2 (or PowerBeats3) earbuds, except the remote is on the right side instead of the left.

Although the remote control is a little bulky, the included collar clip helps keep it stable during running so it’s not whacking me in the face.

Sound Quality

When these earbuds are sealed to your ear canal, they provide a good bass response without sounding muddy or drowning out the mids and highs. In fact, I would say that the sound quality is on par with my Beats PowerBeats 2. Unfortunately, when these are sealed to my ear canal, I can hear a “thud thud thud” every time my foot hits the ground. The PowerBeats have more of an “open air” design and do not exhibit this issue.

When I run near traffic, I tend to pop them out of my ear slightly so I can hear more of what is going on around me. In this situation, the bass definitely becomes less prominent, but I can still hear my music.

Features

The inline remote control allows you to easily manage your music, phone calls and volume. A single press on the middle button will play and pause the music or answer an incoming phone call. Holding down the middle button for 1 second will invoke Siri or Google Assistant. Holding it down longer will power the headphones on and off. Pressing the + and – buttons will increase and decrease the volume respectively while holding them down for 1 second will skip forward or rewind the track.

The Anker SoundBuds Curve also feature a water-resistant shell to help prevent sweat from entering the internals, but even if it does, the internal hydrophobic nano-coating provides a second line of defense against sweat. Only time will tell, but so far the SoundBuds Curve are holding up well against my sweaty workouts.

Battery Life

The SoundBuds Curve can last up to 12 hours on a single charge. If you forget to charge the SoundBuds before your run, you’ll be happy to know that a 10 minute charge can yield 1 hour of playback time. The SoundBuds can be recharged with a standard Micro USB cable and USB wall charger (such as your phone’s charger).

9 Total Score
Excellent

Overall, the SoundBuds Curve feature great sound and a secure, comfortable fit for running. They're ideal if you don't want to spend a lot of money on Beats or Jaybird headphone, but still want quality sound while you run. Anker's great customer service and 18-month warranty make them a smart buy.

Sound Quality
9
Design
9.1
Comfort
8.7
Features
9
Battery Life
9.1
PROS
  • Great sound quality
  • Secure fit and for working out
  • Nano-coating for sweat resistance
CONS
  • Somewhat bulky remote
  • Cannot hear surroundings

Anker SoundBuds Curve Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Sports Earphones with 12.5 Hour Battery, AptX Stereo Sound, Waterproof Nano Coating, Workout Headset with Built-In Mic and Carry Pouch

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Features

  • Rich treble and thumping bass: sound Buds Curve Bluetooth earbuds are powered by 10 mm composite drivers. The ultra-elastic outer ring produces deep bass and a lightweight and flexible composite Bio-cellulose dome delivers midst and highs with enhanced clarity.
  • Up to 43% more bass: our exclusive BASSUP technology conducts real-time analysis of low frequencies to instantly strengthen the Bass output. Feel the bass as it surges through your body and pumps You up for the workout ahead.
  • Hardcore playtime: 18 hours of listening (at 80% volume) gives you the power and motivation needed to fuel over two weeks of workouts. When you’re in a rush, a 10-minute charge will provide you with up to 3 hours of continuous playtime.
  • IPX7 Waterproof: Sound Buds Curve Bluetooth earbuds are defended by a fully waterproof casing that’s based on a submarine’s structure. Push yourself during your workout without fear of sweat and rain damaging your earphones. You can even rinse them with water when cleaning.
  • Secure and comfortable fit: The Bluetooth earbuds are ergonomically designed and come with ear tips and ear wings in various sizes to tailor the fit to you.

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