Neutral Sound

The Anker Life A2 NC are an alright choice for neutral sound. They have a V-shaped sound profile that emphasizes the thump and rumble of EDM and hip-hop music but without completely muddying or cluttering vocals or lead instruments. You can also adjust your listening experience in detail via an in-app graphic EQ or EQ presets. Unfortunately, they have a small, closed-off soundstage, though that's normal for in-ear headphones.

Soundcore by Anker Life A2 NC Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds

The Anker Life A2 NC are a great option for sports and fitness. They're very compact, feel sturdy enough to deal with a couple of minor impacts, and are rated IPX5 for water resistance, though we don't currently test for this. Their lightweight construction and stability fins also help them do a great job of staying in place when you move your head around. Your ears shouldn't sweat more than usual while wearing them either. Unfortunately, their control scheme is quite limited overall, and you may need to pull your phone out to adjust


The Anker Life A2 NC are good for commuting and traveling. They're remarkably easy to carry around, are well-built, and feel quite comfortable. Their near 11-hour continuous battery life should also be more than sufficient for long overnight trips, and their ANC system does a decent job of blocking out the low-rumble of bus and plane engines in its 'Transport' mode. Unfortunately, their control scheme doesn't support onboard volume adjustment out-of-the-box, and you lose access to other playback functions if you remap it using their companion app. They also exhibit noticeable audio latency on iOS and Android devices, which could be annoying if you like to watch videos on your way into the office or to class.


35-Hour Playtime

Get 7 hours’ listening on a single charge of the wireless earbuds, then use the compact charging case to recharge them another 4 times. That’s at least 2-weeks of commuting on one charge.

Hybrid Active noise cancelling

An internal and external microphone work in tandem to monitor and eliminate up to 90% of noise from your environment. It’s just you and your music.

Big Beautiful Bass

11mm bio-cellulose drivers with incredible tensile strength punch out huge audio intensity. Give your hip-hop more pop and your rock more shock.

Your Buds, Your Music, Your Rules

Take effortless control of Life A2 NC with the Soundcore app. Adjust noise cancelling, tune your own EQ, and even customize the earbuds’ touch controls.

Sound Waves

IPX5 protection ensures hassle-free listening whether you’re singing in the rain or sweating it out in the gym.

Toggle the World

Touch either earbud for a couple of seconds to disable noise cancelling and amplify the outside world. Perfect for conversations or staying safe in the city.

Take Control

Use the free Soundcore app to choose from 1 of 22 sound profiles, adjust noise cancelling, and even configure the wireless earbuds’ touch controls.

Single Bud Listening

Listen via either the left or right earbud without having to worry about fiddly connections and complicated setup.