Since the introduction of the iPhone 7 and the removal of the headphone jack socket I have had little choice but to depend on wireless Bluetooth headphones to get me through boring bus and train journey’s or even through my day at work when I need to zone out and ignore the world. I did have a pair of Monster iBeats for my birthday before and these broke after just 2 years so vowed never to pay silly money for earphones again. Thankfully, none of us ever have to pay silly money for excellent earphones ever again thanks to Anker.
I have been using a set of Anker SoundBud Sport IE20 for the few months or so and I’ve got to say, they are outstanding but I wanted to get a new pair of buds that I could use while running so these look perfect for the job.
They are super lightweight; I literally cannot feel them on me.
They are water-resistant thanks to the special nano-coating. So my sweaty head is not going to affect their performance while I’m out.
They have a 6 hour battery life too. Make no mistake, I am not going running for 6 hours hahaha but they will also be great when out on the mountain bike too
In the Box
A set of Anker SoundBuds Surge Wireless Earphones
4 sets of earbuds - multiple sizes for the perfect fit (1 set on the device and 3 spare)
4 sets of wingtips - multiple sizes for the perfect fit (1 set on the device and 3 spare)
Short micro USB charging cable
Cord clip and shirt clip to adjust the cable and clip it to your clothing.
Anker branded carry pouch
Owners manual, Anker Happy Card and their legendary 18 month hassle free warranty
Set Up and Operation
The inline remote has 3 buttons, a microphone, charging point and an LED to indicate certain operations. Pretty standard stuff but neatly packed and easy to operate.
Pairing was easy, just holding down the play (middle) button for 3 seconds set the device into pairing mode and they popped up on my phone straight away. I also paired them with my Apple Watch ready for a run
The multi function + - buttons adjust the volume with each press and if you hold them down for a second they skip to the next or previous track
The play button also performs an array of duties including play/pausing tracks, answering/ending calls, activating Siri or your less cool alternative assistant
Rejecting and switching between held and active calls. Anyway, all the details are in the owners manual.
These are charged via a port on the inline remote which is so much easier to access than the IE 20’s. It was a pain in the butt having to prize open the charger port on them.
The SoundBuds have magnetic connectors which stick together when not in use. This helps keep them together and stops the cables from getting all tangled up.
Anker boasts “High Fidelity Audio” but I am know audio/sound engineer or expert. However, the 6mm drivers produce a crystal clear and excellent sound delivered straight into your ears though the angled earbuds and kept in place using the wingtips. Once you’ve reached the maximum volume you will hear a beep in your ears to let you know.
I love the sound they play when you turn them on and off. It’s like you are being transported through hyper space to your favourite tunes.
Sleek, Smooth Design with angled earbuds delivering the sound perfectly to your ears
Magnetic Connectors to keep your SoundBuds together when not in use
4.1 Bluetooth for superior connections
Charging Port on the Inline Remote
High Fidelity Audio
Lightweight and Water Resistant
Hyper space sound when you turn them on/off
No built in magnetic switches so you have to turn them on/off manually by holding the play button down.
Awesome set of lightweight earbuds which give an awesome sound and stay securely in your ears while exercising or just shaking your head like a mad man. I highly recommend these for use in the gym or even as your daily earphones for the commute.