Soundcore Space A40 Earbuds Review

soundcore by Anker Space A40 Adaptive Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds, Reduce Noise by Up to 98%, Ultra Long 50H Playtime, 10H Single Playtime, Hi-Res Sound, Comfortable Fit, Wireless Charge
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$99.99

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Soundcore Space A40 Earbuds Review
Soundcore Space A40 Earbuds Review
$99.99
Effective noise cancellation
Compact size
Great sound quality

The Space A40 earbuds are Soundcore’s smallest and lightest active noise canceling true wireless earbuds.

Soundcore Space A40 earbuds

They come with 5 sets of ear tips, because you’ll want them to get a tight seal for the most effective noise cancellation. The Space A40 earbuds use an upgraded noise canceling system that Soundcore claims can reduce noise up to 98%.  

Noise Cancellation

I tested this out with my white noise machine set at its highest setting to simulate an airplane and it did indeed do a great job of reducing the white noise. 

Soundcore Space A40 earbuds with white noise machine

The noise cancellation feature isn’t as powerful as larger, over the ear headphones like the new Space Q45 headphones, but it is mighty for the small size of these buds and they are a lot easier to travel with. I think they should be fine for most people when flying.

You can use the Soundcore app to enable “Adaptive Noise Cancellation” and the earbuds will listen to the sound around you and adjust the level of noise cancellation automatically.

Soundcore Space A40 earbuds with app

Sound Quality

While the noise cancellation is great, you’re probably also curious about the sound quality. It is great as well, although I noticed the bass isn’t as strong as some of Soundcore’s other earbuds. You can adjust this if you like with the Soundcore app and turn on the Bass Boost equalizer, or even create your own equalizer settings if you want. The earbuds also support LDAC and Hi-Res audio, if your phone supports that, which is limited to certain Android models at this time.

Music sounds great on these earbuds whether you’re listening to your own music files, or using a streaming service such as Apple Music, Spotify, or Pandora. Looking for free summer tunes as the season winds down? Check out our list of the best free streaming summer radio stations.

Soundcore Space A40 vs Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 vs Sony WF-1000XM3

Here’s a comparison of how these Space A40 earbuds compare to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and the Sony WF-1000XM3.  As you can see, the Soundcore Space A40 earbuds give you virtually all of the features of the other earbuds, with a smaller price tag. 

Soundcore Space A40 earbuds feature comparison chart

Battery Life

The earbuds can last up to 10 hours of playtime, and with the charging case you can get up to 50 hours total of playback time.  And a quick 10 minute charge can get you up to 4 hours of playtime when you’re in a hurry.

Soundcore Space A40 earbuds in charging case

Video Review: Soundcore Space A40 Earbuds

9.2Expert Score
Great

Overall, the Soundcore Space A40 are effective noise cancel-ers and are travel friendly thanks to their small and lightweight design. The sound quality is great, but not as bass heavy as some of Soundcore’s other earbuds. Still, they’re a strong alternative to pricier noise canceling earbuds.

PROs
  • Effective noise cancellation
  • Compact size
  • Great sound quality
CONs
  • Bass not as strong as some of Soundcore's other headphones

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