Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds have 11mm drivers and our exclusive BassUp technology to fuel rich sound with a thumping low end.
Target ambient noises indoors, outdoors, and while traveling on the train, subway, or bus for a distraction-free listening experience. Switch between modes depending on where you’re listening via the Soundcore app.
6 microphones and a noise reduction algorithm work in real-time to pick up your voice and cancel out background noises for crystal-clear clarity.
Activate Gaming mode via the Soundcore app for a more immersive audio experience while playing your favorite mobile games.
For extra convenience, recharge Life P3’s charging case on a wireless charger.
Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds have 7 hours of playtime from a single charge which extends to 35 hours with the compact charging case.
The Soundcore app allows you to customize everything from the EQ to creating your own relaxing white noise soundscape. Also, test the earbuds’ fit, update firmware, and more.
Go to the Soundcore app and activate “Find My Headset”. The lost earbud will emit a loud noise to help you locate it.
Built to hug the curve of your ear, Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds sit stably in your ear. Mix and match the various sizes of eartips for the best fit and seal.
These were everything I wanted in new, EXPENSIVE (>$30) headphones.
TL;DR: Great sound range (incl. prominent bass), satisfactory battery life (3-4 hours per charge; case gives ~2-3 recharges), and easy accessibility (two-step connection to device; the SoundCore app has a good widget).
ONLY COMPLAINTS: very rarely but consistently, the sound will cut out for ~2 seconds before coming back - I believe this occurs when too many other wireless devices are nearby, as it has not happened at all the past 2 hours I've sat here at my work desk after-hours, but it happens every 1-2 minutes in the gym around many people wearing wireless headphones - CONSULT OTHER REVIEWS to see what the consensus is; I'm used to it by now - it's not a surprise and I miss very little in that small 1-2 sec window.
NOTE that in-ear headphones naturally block out a lot of sound; 'Transparency Mode' helps to artificially add back in some environmental noise, but it is difficult to reliably hear people talk nearby.
OVERALL: I'm very satisfied with the Anker Life P3. The sound quality is very nice (for a normie lol), the battery stays alive for several hours and charges quickly when returned to the case, and it easily pairs with Bluetooth devices.
The origin story:
I was reluctant to switch to wireless headphones due to the high prices and ease of losing track of them. I had to switch due to upgrading phones (iPhone SE to iPhone SE 2020, can't you tell I'm a cheapskate lol), and exhaustively researched wireless headphones to find a budget-end pair that still boasted good quality.
My priorities were something reliable that would survive through long days in the (chemistry) lab, and during workouts (generic 30-45 min weightlifting or cardio). Many reviews recommended the Anker Life P3 as a solid entry on the lower-mid price range, although AirPods tended to remain the gold standard albeit at a notably higher price. Due to the consistent recommendation between reviewers (website and YouTube), I decided to go for it.
The Anker Life P3 met my purchasing goals to a T (and I ride Boston's T system now, so I would know!).
FIT: The fit feels nice, and the multiple pairs of rubber ear adapters give a chance for all ear sizes to feel comfortable. They don't fall out easily even when I run (both on the treadmill and *real* running), and they feel secure as I walk around. Minor irritation when my ears decide the 'foreign objects' need to leave, although this is rare.
SOUND: I've listened to songs I've played for most of my life, and these earphones have brought out parts of the arrangement I have NEVER heard before. The bass is strong, so the full range of sound is there (no 'weak' or 'high' headphone sound here). In my opinion, the sound is powerful but balanced. Equalizers can probably tweak the sound if you prefer a different mix, but these bad boys can sure thump if you want them to!
BATTERY: I usually give up before these headphones do. My typically listening sessions go between 30 min to 3 h and I've never had the batteries die on me. They *feel* like they quickly recharge when returned to the case, which provides another 2-3 full charges. The case can be separately recharged using the USB-C to USB-A cable provided; this takes longer, so charge the case overnight and it will keep the headphones charged for the entirety of the next day. Hardcore music marathoners may be less enthused by the battery life, but the Anker Life P3 has a longer lifespan than me!
ACCESSIBILITY: I find the Life P3 to be easy to handle, although the initial linking was a bit confusing (and I already forgot how I did it!). When the headphone case is open, the three front lights turn/stay on for a few seconds. Then, the lights ignite in an alternating pattern, which is when the headphones are seeking a Bluetooth partner. On a device that knows the headphones, clicking on 'Soundcore Life P3' on the Bluetooth list will initiate the pairing, and then you're ready to go! To disconnect, you can remove it from the device, turn off the device Bluetooth, or return the headphones to the case and close the case. Unpaired headphones can be immediately paired with another device without having to be returned to the case. Re-cased headphones will immediately pause music/video streaming on the paired device (on Apple products, in my experience). The 'Soundcore' app for phones (haven't seen it for Mac) is very useful, as it provides some EQ's and the Noise Cancellation or Transparency modes. It also provides a widget for quick access to the Cancellation/Transparency/Normal modes for convenient toggling without having to open the app.
Note: The headphone stems have two or three swipe features. I use these sparingly and have not investigated them further. One gesture skips to the next audio (song skip or 'next YouTube video in queue') which is convenient when desired; sometimes it takes me several attempts to gesture in a way the headphones will recognize, but more practice will l...
Great and the best headphones for the price, sound good and with the equalizer sounds better, they have to improve in anc transparency.
To Start off this review, I own a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4 which are a high end pair of Noise cancelling Headphones that I use pretty much daily, they range between 350 ~ 400$ depending if they're on sale or not. (They're know to he the best noise cancelling headphones on the market) and I will base my review off of them even tho there is a 300$ price difference. And I can say without a doubt that you won't be disappointed with your purchase of the Soundcore Life P3!
Anker made a really good quality product.
It is definitly worth a buy.
I can't say they are perfect but they're close enough. I will go through the Pros & Cons below.
- Soud quality : Excellent (Ideal for all your listening desire)
- Noise cancelling : Impressive, didn't think I'd get such good noise cancelling for this price.
It's equivalent to 75% of what I get for my 400$ WH-1000XM4
- Soundcore App : Awesome, lots of great feature and I love the different / Noise cancellation & Ambient noise (felt like I had to mention the beautiful design of the app)
- Battery : Great. Last you for a while depending on your usage.
- Case can get scrached if you mix it with metal thing in your pocket like change and keys. But it is really minor.
- Switching between device. I'd like for them to implement a simpler way to switch between paired device. At the moment you have to open the case lid and turn your device into pairing mode and go in the bluetooth settings of your device. Every time you want to switch away from the device you were already paired to. So the pairing between devices could be better / more convenient .
But we can live without it.
I rate this pair of earbuds : 4.7 ☆
Absolutely worth your money if your in the market for a pair of earbuds that doesn't break the bank.
1. Sound is fantastic, better than my last ankr earbuds which are 3 years old. Noise cancellation and base are great!
2. Controls are good…could use a few extras, but I could card less
3. Price is good for the product. Got it for Christmas and they were on sale for $69 from $99.
4. You can set you equalizer and customize the sound.
5. Delivery…don’t know, but I gotta em from ol’ Santa himself.
6. I’m in the gym, they cancel the noise enough you can hear your surrounding, but nowhere near where it disturbs you.
7. Don’t know about the battery life yet.
Highly recommend for the sound alone!!
To start off with, the sound quality is pretty good, with a lot of bass and boosted top end. The mids take a slight backseat, but aren’t recessed completely. The battery life is awesome, and I can easily leave them in my ears for hours with the ANC on, as loud noises can really get on my nerves. The case is tough and has handled a few drops from shoulder height fine. It doesn’t have any scratches or dents after a month and a half of heavy usage by my clumsy hands. The click of it closing is also nice, so it’s a good fidget toy when the buds are in your ears. The buds themselves are also durable, as I’ve fallen asleep with them in my ears and woken up to them underneath me in bed, jabbing into my stomach. They held up perfectly fine under that stress.
Now, onto some negatives unfortunately. Ever since getting them, they intermittently cut out for around 2 seconds every 20 minutes to an hour. This is right out of the box too, and looking online, other people have had this issue. They’ve gotten replacements, resynced the app, reconnected the buds, to no avail. Seems to be an issue with the buds themselves. There’s nothing more annoying with these than jamming out to some music and having them cut out right at a good part. When I’m using music to calm down, the slight irritation can be outright angering.
The fit on the buds is… meh. Using the right bud tips for my ears, they still shake out slightly after normal use, be it riding on a bus, walking, or even moving my head. They don’t fall out, but the seal between the silicon tip and my ear can open up. This causes the sound to drop in quality, as it’s suddenly bleeding out of my ears more, the bass to drop in volume, and outside noise to leak in. The ANC is actually pretty good: when the seal is good. Without me pushing them back into my ears every two minutes or so (which is difficult when I’m, say, working out or riding a bike), the seal starts to fail and the music gets lower in quality. It might just be the shape of my ears, for all I know they’re slightly off of average, but regardless.
When the buds are on low battery, the robot voice chimes in every 5 minutes or so to remind me, interrupting my music. I tend to angrily respond to it out loud, saying “I know they’re low, shut up”, and look like a crazy person lol.
While the negatives are minor, they are annoying. I’m perfectly happy with these tho, and they’re good for the price. They’re good general use buds, and even if the seal isn’t perfect, I haven’t had them fall out of mh ears. I’ll definitely use these until they go kaput in a few years time.