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Anker Soundcore Life Q35 Review

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The Anker SoundCore Life Q35 headphones are a superb pair of budget headphones that offer a lot of great features plus a low-bass response at a good price, but they’re not quite comfortable enough for long-term use because of their thin padding.

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The Anker Soundcore Life Q35 headphones combine excellent build quality with a boomy sound profile that bass enthusiasts will love. However, the thin padding on…

The Anker Soundcore Life Q35 headphones combine excellent build quality with a boomy sound profile that bass enthusiasts will love. However, the thin padding on the ear cups and headband may make them uncomfortable for extended use.

Its ANC effectively blocks out background noise, ensuring an immersive listening experience. With a 44.2-hour battery life, these headphones will keep you entertained for extended periods, and the Anker Soundcore app allows for easy customization through a user-friendly graphic EQ and presets.

Bluetooth connectivity is seamless, supporting multi-device pairing with minimal latency on both iOS and Android devices. The intuitive control scheme includes touch-sensitive surfaces and physical buttons, while the case ensures convenient storage.

Overall, the headphones offer a lot for their budget price, only let down by their thin padding.

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Reasons to Buy

  • Good sound quality with crisp treble and strong bass
  • High build quality
  • Effective active noise cancellation (ANC)
  • Long battery life with ANC off
  • Reliable multidevice Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
  • Easy to use dedicated app with customizable EQ and presets
  • Autopause feature when removing the headphones
  • Includes a sturdy case for easy portability

Reasons to Avoid

  • No comfortable enough for extended, long-term use
  • The headphones may feel bulky and not suitable for all head sizes
  • NFC function may not work reliably on all devices
  • Some users found the voice prompts annoying


  • Battery Charge Time
    4 hours
  • Battery Life
    40 hours
  • Built In Microphone
  • Built-In Voice Assistant
  • Environment/Transparency Mode
  • Noise Canceling
  • True Wireless
  • Water Resistant
  • Weight
    0.7 pounds
  • Wireless Connectivity


Released in early 2021, the Anker Soundcore Life Q35 is an entry-level closed-back, over-the-ear model that promises to deliver a completely neutral audio profile with strong active noise canceling performance for music lovers that live in noisy environments.

Similar to the top-rated headphones available in its range, it has a built-in microphone to pick up calls on the go. But, unlike most of the best over-the-ear headphones, it only features three levels of active noise canceling instead of an adaptive or automatic mode.

It also sports Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to multiple devices.

These headphones can also be connected to the output device using the included 1/8″ TRS audio cable or the airplane adapter that comes with it. And it features thick faux leather earpads.

Just like the best foldable over-the-ear headphones, it features a foldable body with a hard case to bring it on the go.

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings

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    The Anker Life Q35 are fair for neutral sound. They have a bass-heavy sound profile… read more
  • Sound Guys

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    The Anker Soundcore Life Q35 gets you where you want to go without standing out… read more
  • Tom’s Guide

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    The Anker Soundcore Life Q35 retains most of its predecessor’s hallmarks and adds LDAC connectivity,… read more
  • Headphones Addict

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    Anker Soundcore Life Q35 are an upgraded Life Q30 with an extra LDAC codec, different… read more
  • Laptop Mag

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    With superb sound, big battery life, great wireless features and noise cancellation, the Anker Soundcore… read more
  • Techhive

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    For the price, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better styling or active noise cancellation. The… read more

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