Anker, a battery maker turned accent home, just lately launched the $39 Spirit X earbuds underneath their Soundcore model. Geared toward runners and different heavy sweaters, the earbuds are fully waterproof underneath the IPX7 ranking, a classification which means it will possibly stand as much as 1 meter of submersion.
What this implies is that you simply get a surprisingly low-cost and rugged set of exercise earbuds that you simply’re not afraid to get a bit of soiled.
I examined a pair and located them fairly good for operating. The rubber ear hooks stored them in place and the sound high quality was not horrible, particularly in comparison with my earlier pair of Philips corded headphones. The sound high quality, whereas a bit muffled, is what you’d anticipate from a regular pair of sports activities headphones, and the rubber earbuds stayed in place fairly properly. The corporate claims the headphones have a 12-hour battery life, which is about proper — I used them for a couple of days and noticed little change within the battery stage.
A small flap on the underside of the management bar hides a micro USB port for charging and there are three buttons — quantity up, observe advance and quantity down. There are not any voice prompts, however there’s a built-in microphone for calls.
These usually are not swimming headphones. The IPX7 ranking means they’ll stand as much as sweat and rain however not a couple of dozen laps within the pool. An aqua-phobic nano-coating retains the drops out of the within of the headphones and may allow you to maintain trucking lengthy after different headphones have rusted out.
Lengthy regarded as a discount Amazon model, Anker is increasing its attain and understanding of the market. By constructing cheap gear for individuals who don’t thoughts a slight trade-off in audio high quality, they’ve hit an attention-grabbing spot within the headphone market. Whereas this gained’t beat your high-end over-ear headphones with all of the trimmings, generally a $40 pair of each day put on earbuds is all you want.