The Anker Soundcore Life P2 Wireless Earbuds have 4 Microphones, cVc 8.0 Noise Reduction, Graphene Drivers for Clear Sound, USB C, 40H Playtime, IPX7 Waterproof.
The Life P2 earbuds come with a slim pebble-shaped charging case. This is a great size for slipping into your pocket. It features a USB-C port, which allows for fast charging. This is a necessity for headphones now, as you need to get a quick charge in.
The earbuds sport the hockey stick style, made famous by the Apple Airpods. They have the classic Soundcore matte black effect, with a touch of rose gold for the logo. The logo is also used to identify the button location, which is only used to turn them on or off.
A nice touch was the IPX7 rating, this makes them perfect for exercise, the rain and even full submersion. So you could wear these whilst swimming, but not sure if that is recommended. As with any earphones, you get additional tips to find the right size. As always, try them all for the perfect fit. There aren’t any wings with these.
Battery life is around 7 hours for the earphones, I managed to get just over 6 before having to charge them. The charging case installed a whopping 30 hours of extra battery life, giving you between 35 and 40 hours of playtime. The USB-C port means you can get a boost of an hour battery from just a single 10 min charge.
Anker Soundcore Life P2 Wireless Earbuds Review
Nowadays pairing is a breeze, especially with Bluetooth 5.0 which the P2 use. I can get 30 feet from my phone and still hear Tom Petty singing his heart out. Watching films on Youtube should very little latency.
A huge addition is the aptX codec. This provides the cleanest sound possible on mobile devices. The use of graphene for the drivers gives the sound quality an extra boost. The sound is very generic, so good for any genre of music. Treble and vocals are amazing, with high notes being crisp and clear. The bass is sub-par, and not as powerful as some other earphones. There is no ANC, so make sure you have a good tight fit.
Though there is no ANC, the use of two mics means that call quality is great. CVC 8.0 noise reduction ensures the people at the other end of the line hear your call. A negative for me is you can’t use one single earbud. So you have to use both or none.
Overall, the Anker Soundcore Life P2 are a huge step in the right direction. The use of aptX and graphene makes for a rich sound profile. But the lack of ANC and volume controls on the earbuds is a bit of a negative for us.