ANKER SOUNDCORE SPACE NC-BETTER ISOLATING ALTERNATIVE

The Anker SoundCore Space NC are decent, mixed-earphone wireless over-ear headphones. They are also noise canceling and provide good insulation performance, making them suitable for commuting and in the office. Unfortunately they have a dark sound profile and should be used mainly for bass heavy music. On the other hand, they are well built, and the battery life of 21 hours will satisfy most users. They also have a nice touch-sensitive control scheme for music and have dedicated buttons for power, calls and ANC, which are very useful.

Design

The anchors SoundCore Space NC are well-built headphones. They have a comfortable padding on the earcups and on the headband, and you can wear them for a while before you feel pain in the ear. They are great-looking headphones, but are made of plastic with a shiny metallic finish and not made of real metal. They have faux leather on the back of the cups for a high quality look, and this area on the right cup is actually a touch-sensitive control concept. Although they are decently stable, they are not very breathable and therefore not ideal for athletes. On the top, they have a large hard case to protect the headphones when you’re on the go.

Sound

The Anker SoundCore Space NC are average closed over-ear headphones that sound darker. They have a deep and powerful bass, but they are too thick and a bit bombastic. Their midrange is flat but set back, pushing the vocals and lead instruments backwards. In addition, their heights are under-emphasized and lack detail and brightness. Overall, these headphones are better suited for bass-heavy genres like EDM and hip-hop, but are not suitable for classical or vocal music.

Isolation

The Anker SoundCore Space NC are average closed over-ear headphones that sound darker. They have a deep and powerful bass, but they are too thick and a bit bombastic. Their midrange is flat, but set back, pushing the vocals and instruments backwards. In addition, their heights are under-emphasized and lack details and brightness. Overall, these headphones are better suited for bass-heavy genres like EDM and hip-hop, but not for classical or vocal music.

Microphone

The Anker SoundCore Space NC has an average integrated Bluetooth microphone. In quiet environments, the voice recorded or transmitted with this microphone sounds relatively thin, noticeably muted, and lacks detail. In noisy situations, it will be difficult to completely separate speech and background noise, even in moderately loud places like a busy street. However, the included audio cable has an inline microphone that we expect to be better than the integrated one.

Active Features

The Anker SoundCore Space NC has a good battery life, which can easily last longer than a working day. You can also use it with an audio cable and use the ANC function when the battery is not empty. If it is dead, you can continue to use the headphones without interrupting the noise. Unfortunately, they do not have a companion app to customize the sound to your liking or to control the ANC levels.

Connectivity

The SoundCore Space NC is an uncomplicated Bluetooth headset. They have a long range and lower latency than the average Bluetooth headset. This is good because you may not notice the video content delay that much. They can also be wired with the supplied 1/8-inch TRRS audio cable and are compatible with game consoles and PCs.

Conclusion

Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed use. The anchor SoundCore Space has a dull and booming bass with recessed vocals, which is more suitable for bass-heavy genres than for a large selection of music. However, they have a good ANC function that blocks a good amount of background noise, which will be beneficial for commuting and in the office. They are reasonably stable and breathable than most ears, but they are not a good choice for athletes due to their bulky design. Like most Bluetooth headphones, they are not ideal for watching TV because of their latency and mediocre microphone.

Critical Listening

Average for critical listening. They are rather dark-sounding headphones. They have a deep and powerful bass, but they are too thick and a bit bombastic. Their midrange is flat but set back, pushing the vocals and lead instruments backwards. In addition, their heights are under-emphasized and lack detail and brightness. Overall, these headphones are better suited for bass-heavy genres like EDM and Hip Hop.

Commute/Travel

Decent for commuting. Its ANC function blocks many low-frequency sounds, such as engine noise, and you can block even more sounds by playing audio. They are comfortable for long listening sessions, but not the most portable headphones. Luckily they have a great suitcase and thanks to the rotatable cups they can easily rest around their necks.

Sports/Fitness

Okay for the sport. The Anker Space NC is not very portable, but should fit in your sports bag if you choose to use it. They are decently stable and you can jog with them, but if you wear them, you might sweat a bit. Its dark sound and muffled bass can keep you busy during your workout.

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