Life Q35 noise cancelling headphones support LDAC technology which transfers 3× more data than other Bluetooth codecs. Using LDAC ensures that even the tiniest details in a song can be preserved.
Life Q35’s 40mm silk-diaphragm drivers produce precise sound with a wide frequency range. This high-res audio means you’ll always enjoy the best sound—no matter if you’re listening in wireless or wired mode.
Transport, Outdoor, and Indoor modes are tailored to block out the most annoying sounds in these environments for a more precise noise cancelling experience.
Instantly switch to Transparency mode when you need to talk to someone or have more awareness of your surroundings.
Tap your Android phone on the left earcup to connect instantly via the NFC connection.
Effortlessly switch between music, online meetings, videos, and calls on 2 different devices.
Listen all day long without worrying about running out of battery. And a quick 5-minute charge gives you 4 hours of listening.
Use the Soundcore app to customize your own EQ settings or choose from 22 presets. Tailor a white noise soundscape to relax and switch between noise cancelling modes.
Keep Life Q35 noise cancelling headphones protected in the compact travel case. An airplane adapter is included to ensure you can stay entertained during your journey.
I've been shopping around for some decent LDAC enabled headphones to pair with my Fiio M6 audio device. I previously bought the Edifier W820NB and they sounded quite decent for a lower-mid priced pair of headphones. I had only heard of Edifier because I own a pair of their speakers, which I'm pretty happy with. These were almost a keeper, but I decided to spend a bit more on something with more separation and crispness.
I don't consider myself an audiophile by any means, but I'm all for spending a bit more for a clearer, more defined sound in my audio devices. I have a friend who has a degree in audio engineering that always asks me why I spend more than I need to on my audio choices and I always ask him why he's so cheap with his. I just always thought it was weird, considering his previously chosen profession.
Anyway, I obviously had heard about the WF-1000XM4 and XM3 Sonys, but I wasn't sure I needed to drop that much money on headphones that I would only occasionally use. Don't get me wrong, I love music, but generally, I'm listening to it on my turntable or in my car. I just haven't found a pair of headphones that I'm comfortable wearing for hours at a time, these included.
I read some other reviews about the comfort factor on these, and on that note, I was slightly disappointed, but not that surprised. Maybe I have Elven ears and they just aren't made to house headphones for too long, I don't know. Having said that, they're comfortable enough. I didn't find myself fidgeting with the cups as much as I have others in the past.
The box was well packaged and actually looked pretty fancy with a little sticker seal over some wax type looking paper to cover everything. It comes with a USB-C charging cable, an airplane airline headphone adapter and a 3.5mm audio cable with volume control. The 3.5mm cable seemed to be a little bit on the cheap side if I had to nitpick, but otherwise, it was fine. I'd mostly be using it for the Bluetooth capabilities. The case was pretty decent as well, although the plastic insert was kind of odd. It looked like it was meant to stay in with the case, but it was so thin and cheaply made, that I have to think it was meant to be tossed. It basically shows you how the headphone sits in the case and the reason why I think it was meant to be tossed is because under it, there's an etched drawing of how the headphones should sit in the case. I'm getting the feeling people have tried to cram these headphones into their case in weird ways and end up complaining that they snap. :)
Primarily, I listen to metal and all sub-genres of metal. I almost bought some headphones called "Heavys" that were supposedly designed specifically for metal, but it was on a Kickstarter and I'm hesitant to go that route. I'd rather wait to read reviews of it later after release and pay a little more if it's something I can't live without. In the meantime, I wanted to try these as my brother bought me some Anker Liberty Neo earbuds a while back and I liked the quality of sound I was getting from them. I'm not typically a fan of earbuds, though, so I use them sparingly.
After charging the headphones to a full charge, I promptly booted them up, holding the power for 5 seconds to pair them with my Fiio. It paired quickly with no issues and sounded an audible "boop." I started playing a song. I didn't have as much of an issue with the default preset sound as much as some others did, but I can also see how it wasn't everyone's cup of tea.
After unsuccessfully trying to sideload the Soundcore app by copying the APK file to my Fiio (didn't seem to do anything when I tried to run it from the file manager), I decided to test out the multi-pair capabilities by pairing it with my phone to tweak the default preset. While my test song was still playing, I double-tapped the power and successfully paired to my phone. Unfortunately, as I was fiddling around, I bumped my hand on the headphones and it stopped the music. I already knew that I would more than likely find the whole "pause your music detection" feature annoying. I fidget and adjust the cups too much for this to be practical. After the music stopped, I wasn't able to resume it and hear it playing for some reason. It was paired to both my phone and the Fiio, it showed as playing, but no sound came out.
I was fairly annoyed for the first few minutes of owning this thing, but I calmed myself, switched off the bluetooth on my devices, switched off the headphones and started over. Then it worked fine. I was able to load the "rock" preset and it stayed loaded after I unpaired with my phone.
Even though my preferred genre of music is metal, I also listen to others, so I ran it through a battery of FLAC files ranging from Halsey/Clairo/Eilish/Adele/Juice WRLD/Led Zeppelin/Rush/As I Lay Dying/Heaven Shall Burn/Behemoth, etc. Everything sounded excellent. There was enough instrument separation, crispness and clarity for all of the different genres for me to conside...
Have to admit, was taken aback with this product. Great product at this price range.
The retail box and the presentation was wonderful. Headphone itself looked premium. Case is pretty nice.
Aux cable with inline microphone - thats also very helpful for me - specially for home office. Color is so nice - gentle bluish and sooths the eye. Sound Quality is pretty good, ofcourse should not compare with Sony XM4. But keep in mind the price difference, its really awesome.
Most importantly it is truly 'over ear' headphone and very comfortable.
I would like to preface this review by saying that this is a day 1, first impressions review. I will update probably end of next week after I have used them more thoroughly and let my thoughts fully sink in.
So a little about me and my use case. I have used a plenthora of headphone including but not limited to: Audio-Technica M50x, Sennheiser (cheap $100 over ears), beats, and now my current daily driver for the past couple of years are the Sony WF-1000xm3 wireless ANC earbuds. I primary wear them to the gym and at work to block out noise and watch memes in disguise (so they'll still be used at work). These Q35 headphones are basically designed to be my gym headphones because the earbuds are killing my ears from overuse.
So my initial reactions are that I like the sleek stealthy look of the all black version. The logo in unobtrusive and sleek and the headphones feel of quality. They don't feel cheap and actually feel comparable to some $300 headphones.
-- comfortable ear cups
-- comfortable headband
-- I like the controls
-- NFC is nice to have
-- LDAC actual produces clear audio and sound quality
-- ANC is good but not superb, the seal definitely effects performance
-- sleek and stealthy look
-- ears sweat A LOT but that's true of a lot of over ears so I can't really fault them
-- I actually wish it was a big more snug on the head. I usually wear a hat to the gym and it doesn't fit snug enough to block out sound. I therefore took off the hat and noise cancelling went up for me. But even then they still are falling up when I lay down to do bench.
Overall, I am very pleased and am excited to report in the next week and even future.
Stay tuned friends!
For months I’ve been trying to find a good pair of over the ear headphones and trying to justify paying $200-300 for Bose and Sony. I watched videos and read reviews on all brands and when I came across Soundcore I was skeptical. I opted for the 35’s since I don’t have the 30s which I’ve seen people say not worth the upgrade so I just went for the newer ones. They came in an amazing case and when I put them on and downloaded the app and set EQ to rock, OMG best sounding headphones in all my tests of all brands, ANC is top notch and sounds is breathtaking. I love these headphones just ordered the pink for my wife. I highly suggest this product. Enjoy!!
I have owned Q20 and Q35; I use them mainly for business work and phone calls. No audiophile here.
Cons of Q35:
- No sound or audio over USB-C! Don't expect calls or listening to music over USB. USB seems to be only for charging.
- Aux cable with mic is USELESS for many newer phones like Pixels or iPhone that do not have aux input.
- Q20 had flawless Bluetooth connectivity. Q35 connects well with one device. My Q35 is having problems connecting to two devices. I frequently have to disconnect Q35 from one device to connect to another device.
- No way to increase the volume (the mic sensitivity) for a phone call. The Q35 app or hardware buttons do not support this feature.
- The Q35 is worth the price for the call quality. The phone calls are objectively and subjectively better than Q20; I've verified this matter using Audacity; see waveforms. The sound quality here mentioned is mainly about the listener/recipient of your phone calls. As a baseline, the sound from the direct phone is louder with extra harsh environmental noise. Both Q35 and Q20 acceptably remove environmental noise in my office. Both Q34 and Q20 are not as loud as the phone's mic. However, Q35 sound is subjectively and objectively clearer than Q20. I have made 1000s of calls with Q20 and people often complained that they could not hear me as well. With Q20, people often asked me to speak louder. I've not received any complaints of call issues in over 200 calls with Q35 and call recipients of all ages. Nobody has asked me to speak louder with Q35.
|Life Q35||Life Q20||Life Q20 with travel case||Life Q30|
|Sound||Hi-Res Audio Wireless certified sound via 40mm dynamic drivers, customized EQ, LDAC tecnology||Hi-Res certified sound via 40mm dynamic drivers, BassUp technology, dual EQ modes||Hi-Res certified sound via 40mm dynamic drivers, BassUp technology, dual EQ modes||Hi-Res certified sound via 40mm dynamic drivers, customized EQ|
|Active Noise Cancellation||Hybrid active noise cancellation with Indoor, Outdoor, Travel, and Transparency modes||Hybrid active noise cancellation||Hybrid active noise cancellation||Hybrid active noise cancellation with Indoor, Outdoor, Travel, and Transparency modes|
|Playtime||60 Hours (ANC off) 40 Hours (ANC on)||60 Hours (ANC off) 40 Hours (ANC on)||60 Hours (ANC off) 40 Hours (ANC on)||60 Hours (ANC off) 40 Hours (ANC on)|
|Fast Charging||Charge for 5 minutes, listen for 4 hours||Charge for 5 minutes, listen for 4 hours||Charge for 5 minutes, listen for 4 hours60 Hours (ANC off) 40 Hours (ANC on)||Charge for 5 minutes, listen for 4 hours|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5, AUX with built-in microphone, NFC||Bluetooth 5, AUX||Bluetooth 5, AUX||Bluetooth 5, AUX, NFC|
|Calls||2 microphones with AI-enhanced uplink noise reduction||Single microphone with uplink noise reduction||Single microphone with uplink noise reduction||2 microphones with uplink noise reduction|
|Other Features||Multi-point connection, smart wearing detection, foldable design with ergonomic headband, memory foam earcups with protein leather, multi-point rotation, travel case||Foldable design with ergonomic headband, memory foam earcups, multi-point rotation, travel pouch||Foldable design with ergonomic headband, memory foam earcups, multi-point rotation, travel case||Multi-point connection, foldable design with ergonomic headband, memory foam earcups with protein leather, multi-point rotation, travel case|
|Recommended For||Travel, flight, train, commute||Travel, flight, train, commute||Travel, flight, train, commute||Travel, flight, train, commute|