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Anker SoundBuds Curve Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Sports Earphones, 14 Hour Battery, CVC Noise Cancellation - Black
- Loud And Clear: Superior sound quality with Qualcomm aptX audio and cVc noise cancellation technology for clear phone calls.
- Tailored To You: Customizable Ear Tips for the perfect everyday fit and additional Ear Wings to keep your headphones in place during tough workouts.
- Full Power: With 14 hours of talk time and 12.5 hours of music time you’ll need to recharge long before your headphones do. A 10-minute charge keeps you going for one hour.
- Superior Defense: Water-resistant casing and an impermeable Nano-coating effectively protect internal components against liquids.
- What's In The Box: SoundBuds Curve, Multiple Ear Tips, Ear Wings, Micro USB cable, PU Leather Carrying Pouch with Aluminum Carabineer
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SoundBuds Curve Wireless Headphones
The Wireless Earphones With Superior Sound And Comfort
From ANKER, the Choice of 20 Million+ Happy Users
• Industry-Leading Technology
• Worry-free 18 month warranty
Powerful Qualcomm® aptX ™️audio for superior sounds and clear calls with cVc Noise Cancellation technology. Memory foam tips provide total isolation from external noise.
Stick With You
EarTips in multiple sizes offer excellent comfort day in, day out and silicone EarWings ensure SoundBuds stay in place during your most hardcore workouts.
Zero to Hero
Fully charged in just 1.5 hours. Up to 14 hours of talk time and 12.5 hours of music time keep you tuned in no matter how long your gym session.
Don’t Sweat It
Protective water-resistant shell and internal nano-coating keeps the tunes coming, whether you’re sweating buckets or running in the rain.
Effortlessly skip songs or answer a call using the 3-button remote with built-in microphone.
You can enjoy peace of mind with our fan favorite 18-month warranty.
If you want to recharge these earbuds after exercising, please follow these steps:
1. Open the port cover and shake to remove any sweat from inside the USB port.
2. Wipe the USB charging port dry with a cotton cloth.
3. Charge with a 5V certified charger and cable.
4. Make sure the port cover is fully closed after charging.
*Playtime varies according to volume level and audio content.
From the manufacturer
With up to 18 hours of continuous playtime, you’ll have enough for power for more than a week’s worth of workouts.
The IPX7 waterproof casing protects SoundBuds Curve from sweat, rain, and other liquids.
Tailored to Your Ears
Choose from EarTips and EarWings in multiple sizes to find your idea fit.
|Anker SoundBuds Curve||Soundcore Spirit X||Soundcore Arc||Soundcore Life Q20||Soundcore Spirit Pro||Liberty Neo|
|Design||In-Ear Earhook||In-Ear Earhook||Ergonomic In-Ear||Over Ear||Ergonomic In-Ear||True Wireless Earbuds|
|Sound||10 mm Drivers (Well-Balanced Sound)||10 mm Drivers (Well-Balanced Sound)||12 mm Composite drivers + bass-driven soundtrack||40 mm Drivers (Professionally-Tuned Audio)||6.1mm Graphene Driver （Breathtaking Sound）||6.1mm Graphene Driver （Breathtaking Sound）|
|Playtime (Varies according to volume level & audio content)||Up to 18 Hours (at 60% Volume)||Up to 18 Hours (at 60% Volume)||Up to 10 Hours (at 60% Volume)||Up to 40 Hours (at 60% Volume)||Up to 12 Hours (at 60% Volume)||Up to 12 Hours (at 60% Volume)|
|Supported Bluetooth Codec||AAC, SBC||AAC, SBC||AAC, SBC||AAC, SBC||AAC, SBC||AAC, SBC|
|Features||Premium Battery Life / cVc Noise Cancellation||SweatGuard / Premium Battery Life/ Noise Isolation||Exceptional Stamina / Universal Comfort / Speak Up||Hybrid Digital Active Noise Cancellation / Hi-Res Audio / BassUp TM / Fast charge / Built-in Mic||SweatGuard / aptX Hi-Res HD Sound / Dual EQ Modes / Noise Isolation||Smaller & Lighter/Ultra-Fast Pairing/Push and Go Technology|
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Build Quality: Best quality inexpensive headphones I've purchased. Thoughtful design / well constructed
Comfort: More comfortable than my Powerbeats 3, and similar to Powerbeats 3 they stay in during a workout
Battery: Lasted 12 HOURS+ in my experience
Waterproof: Was sweat-proof (waterproof claim not tested)
Instructions & Packaging: Professionally packaged, easy-to-read instructions, nice zip up carry pouch and spare grommets
Product Support: N/A untested at time of writing (I have had no product issues)
Sound Quality: good if you like listening to audiobooks, news or talkback radio, Average for music comparative to high-end headphones but better than comparative blue tooth headphones in similar price range that I've tried..
Overall: Good value for money. I'd never heard of "ANKER" before, but believe this company will be successful in the future. Product quality and presentation is excellent and I really hope that Anker add a more "high fidelity" headphone product to their future product line-up and go after the high end market segment as well as the low end market segment. I'd be keen to buy one of their products again.
I contacted Anker customer service and described the issues I am facing, they suggested some basic troubleshooting actions like keeping the phone in front pocket and so on but that didn't work, and in the meanwhile I started the return process with Amazon.
Anker contacted me back and asked for the invoice, once provided they sent an e-mail that a replacement is in its way and few days after, I got a replacement and thanks God, a working one this time, no audio stream interruptions, not auto turn off and no noise generation in audio calls, still in high wind while riding the bike the other person can't hear me very well but way better than the defective first one.
Audio quality is very good and the best thing is the battery life, seems to last forever with casual use.
I sent my feedback to Anker and told them that Amazon already processed the return and returned my money and their reply was to keep the new one as an apology for the bad experience that I had with the first one !!
My overall experience with Anker customer service was very positive and I regained my trust in Anker products.
They have excellent sound, reliable fit, and large enough to house a long lasting battery - the problem is, that the battery is really inconsistent in what it produces...
My girlfriend's pair last a long time, but my pair only last 4 hours, which is not good enough when you advertise 12.5 hours. The large battery is the main reason to buy this model, given Anker are such a great battery company it's a bit disappointing that these batteries seem to be hit and miss. Hopefully it's only a rare occurrence.
In summary, if you get a pair with a good battery, it is 5/5 stars, but without that main drawcard, it sadly has to be 3/5.
It uses the APTX audio codec so the quality received by the buds must be reasonable but the output itself can be a bit lacking at times; with highs being distorted a little at maximum volumes. If you consider the price tag though, the sound quality is well above most equally valuable products.
The buds sit comfortably in the ear and are somewhat held in place by the "ear-holding hook". For regular exercise these will be more than capable but keep in mind that the wire connecting the earbuds can be annoying at times.
Here's where I have a problem, though I guess I should've excepted such an outcome. My earbuds broke (as seen in the screenshot). I wouldn't call myself abusive when it comes to my earphones, since I don't use them when doing hard exercise, but I definitely haven't treated them like fragile eggs either. It lasted about a year but I guess that's all you can get from a cheap pair as this.
Customer service is great, definitely recommend buying these if you want a budget set of Bluetooth earphones.
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I bought these since I didn't want to ruin the 4-5 times more expensive X3s during intense cardio or weight lifting. I found the Anker soundbuds curve and bought them thinking they wouldn't even come close. I was completely wrong!!! They are just as good sound quality wise. They have more base than the X3s and the highs might not be as pronounced, but overall just as good.
As for the fit, the fit is even better on my ears and are much more comfortable than the X3s. The ear hooks are more secure than the Jaybirds so I don't have to worry about them falling out.
Do not waste you money on expensive bluetooth earbuds. To me these are more than adequate.
For reference, I have owned many high end headphones and speakers. I am used to expensive headphones such as the HD800s and LCD3s. I also own KEF LS50s, Q150s. I have also owned a numbner of Klipsch and Elac speakers . The Ankers come no where near these of course but compared to the Jaybird they are just as good.
Sound quality is very good, and they do a very good job of filling the ear so as to block out outside noises. The only downside I found was that having worn them for several hours on the flight, I found my ear hurt slightly where they had been sitting. Never used any earphones for that long before in one go, so expect it is the same for all though.
They come with a case to store/transport them in (it is quite bulky so not one to put in your pocket), and an array of changeable buds of varying sizes and shape, as well as a very small USB charge cable.
On the subject of battery - I have not run them flat yet, but on a recent flight I had them in constant use listening to an audio book for 8 hours (before my ear hurt and I had to take a break) and then several smaller stints for the rest of the journey, and they were still going strong, so suspect the claimed 12 hours could be a reliable figure,
I am extremely satisfied with the quality thus far.
I use the headphones mainly connected to my phone as a headset and have left my phone lying on the job site as I walked around and have had no issues with it staying connected.
Similar products I couldn’t have my phone in the opposite pocket as the earbud without it disconnecting.
Very happy with the size selection and quality of the earbud parts. Took some time to get the right combination but I found it and they fit in and stay in.
Definitely will be buying more in the future for wife and kids.
The Curves have proven themselves to have pretty decent sound quality for their price range - if a little bass heavy. The bass is definitely excusable when you consider that these are sport earphones; matched with the aptx support they have the perfect sound signature to drown out your thoughts at the gym or out on a run.
The build quality has been A* so far; I lost the little cable clip in a bag after a couple of months, but the tshirt clip has stayed put, the earphones show no marks, and the hooks haven't cracked or cut up my ears. The waterproofing is a blessing too, for the abuse they've been put through at the gym. The wings included in the package help keep the earphones extra secure, and the range of tips has been fine for me. As with all earphones, you're probably better off picking up foam tips if you're truly concerned about sound isolation and quality.
The case is a standard touch, but I appreciate that it contains a pouch inside for the tips and wings (good when you're new to the earphones/carrying a micro USB cable to charge with) and the carabiner on the case is a nice touch.
The biggest sell for me has been the battery life. They can easily last a couple of working days of virtual meetings in the office, some music, and then an hour or two at the gym without a problem. They're almost too good, as you get out the habit of charging them as often as you might a phone!
My only notable complaint would be the poor quality of the microphone, but its something I'm yet to find that is any good for any bluetooth earphones in the is price category. Overall, it's definitely a hearty recommendation from me!
[ I initially bought some 'MPOW IPX7 Bluetooth Waterproof Wireless Headphones' but the ear hooks were too big, and so I got a refund.]
(See: My full review on AMAZON)
These 'ANKER Soundbuds Curve Bluetooth Headphones' are a fraction of the cost of the BEATS and look good.
They arrived 29/03/18 and were easy to set up with my iPhone 6. The sound quality seemed good and I couldn't tell the difference from the BEATS set.
Music sounded ok too. (But I 'm no music expert, so please don't take my word for it.)
The ear hooks fit well, and I found an even better fit by changing to the memory foam earbuds, and larger in-ear retainers (supplied).
(For the record, I am an average-sized caucasian male.)
I have worn these for several hours around the house and have found them to be very comfortable and stable.
18/04/18 After using these for several hours every day since they arrived, I am very pleased with them.
I charge the headphones overnight, and the charge lasts the whole of the following day.
Anker has been one of those companies I've followed for quite some time after acquiring a gaming mouse from them. The quality of the mouse was great and rivalled some of more expensive big named offerings and the price was just in another league! This was enough for me to look into the company a little more closely and what I found was something unique in the tech space.
Most tech companies will offer the latest features and functions at a greatly inflated price, alternatively, the unknown brands will offer limited build quality and features for a low price. Anker's mantra here is to offer good build quality, great features and all at a very competitive price. For me, this was a breath of fresh air as there wasn't really any other company with these attributes in the tech space, at least that I was aware of.
This has been enough for me to always check if Anker have an offering when I'm looking to buy a new piece of tech and in most cases there is something on offer at a better price!
As an example, I recently acquired a pair of House of Marley Bluetooth headphones which had fantastic looks and build quality. They seemed to be perfect but after using them for a month or two, there were some issues with the sound dropping out if I had my phone in my back pocket and there were some basic features missing like battery level reporting in Android. After having a search, I found these Anker Soundbud Curves and thought they were worth a shot given the price and to my amazement, these performed better in almost all areas at only a third of the cost!
The Bluetooth signal rarely drops out if my phone is in my back pocket, the headphones report the battery level to my Android phone and while the build quality isn't as "flashy" they are certainly just as well made and robust!
I own a fair few Anker products and I think its safe to say, I'll own a few more as time goes on. A great company with great products and a wonderful ethos on what they provide!
Following my product review I was contacted by anker customer services and provided with a free replacement pair. Customer service was of the highest order, however a couple of months after receiving my second pair they too have died on me with the same fault. Obviously an design fault somewhere with the product and so I shall not be buying anker products again
I would definitely recommend these to anyone who likes to go to the gym nearly everyday of the week or goes trail running, even in the rain.
I have to say I have been impressed. These earphones are comfortable, easy to operate, hold a charge for a decent amount of time and most importantly (and unlike most other earhook type earphones I have had) don't fall out of my ears when I am running.
At this price they are worth every penny and I am pleased with my purchase. Only awarded 4 starts however as I've only had them a few weeks and clearly their durability hasn't been tested.
Edit - I started using these in Mid June and by the first week of August they stopped working. They cut out whilst in use and despite various attempts and troubleshooting suggestions from Anker they will not switch back on again. The lights on the device gives the impression that they are charging but they simply do not work. At the end of the troubleshooting Anker stated they would have to be replaced and despite the fact that I had supplied my Amazon order number at the start of the process they then said that as they were purchased from Amazon themselves and not Anker Direct as a seller on Amazon(??) they would not process a warranty claim and I would have to do this via Amazon.
This is obviously achievable and they will be returned today however why didn't they say this at the start as I have now wasted 2 or 3 days with this back and forth to Anker when I could have contacted Amazon direct and sorted out the return days ago.
To be honest I'm not sure If I will order another pair. My original set were clearly not at all durable and the customer service could be a lot better.
But the cable is poorly thought through. Why do these headphones need a 50cm long cable??? Who on Earth has this sort of neck? Why are the clips and fasteners so awkward to use? Why are there no instructions for now to use the cable-shortening clips and fasteners? And would it have been a big effort to provide a tangle-free cable? Tangle-free cable is also simpler to shorten with clips.
Cable is a big draw-back. I might return the headphones because of it.
EDIT: I was probably having a bad day when I wrote the review. The cable isn't great, but it's not bad enough to lower the score to 3 stars. 4 stars will suffice. It appears many wireless headphones from many manufacturers come with 50cm cables, where I think shorter would be more convenient, less prone to tangling, etc. The control module hanging on the cable from the right earpiece weighs down on the cable also, causing it to gradually 'migrate' towards your right shoulder, until the 50cm cable length is flapping around there uselessly and hitting you in the face sometimes (if you're jogging). That's what the cable clips are there for to fix though.
Also the customer service, as always, couldn't be faulted. I got a free replacement offered.
The sound could be a touch deeper with base but that is again possibly due to the angle of fit in my daft ears and the fact they are not massive over the head cans style.
Pairing and setup was simple.
Battery lift is admirable and the call quality decent.
The carry case is handy to keep them tucked away and the cables don't tangle very often also means hanging from a keyring they are on my person at all times.
The remote is very long and I find it really annoying if I haven’t got the cable really tight with the clip supplied then the remote constantly smacks me in the side of the neck. The wires slide through the cable tidy too easy and I have to keep adjusting.
The over ear parts are very thin and flexible but help slightly to keep the headphones from moving.
Overall, better than having wired headphones however I get easily irritated by the wire and the remote which is very large and poorly placed, so I will be moving on to completely wireless in ear headphones in the future.
The battery seems to last for a very long time which I'm happy about and I have so far only charged them up once after purchase. I didn't know the battery was getting low until my music cut out once or twice.
Only issue I've had is that if you knock the cable then sometimes your music may cut out for a second but then it comes straight back on. I;ve had this happen when training weights with dumbbells and lifting them above my head. It's only done this a few times and I class it as a minor issue, but also something that the manufacturer may be able to solve in a newer model one day?.
I'm happy with them overall