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Working from home can be a challenge, especially if you’re used to the relative peace and quiet of being at an office most days. I’ve found that one of the best ways to filter out the noise of home life and stay focused while working has been to slip on a pair of headphones, play some coffee shop background noise and get on with my day.
If you’re on the hunt for a set of headphones that’s effective at noise-cancelling, but are not willing to spend hundreds of dollars for name brand devices, there are some great options available. One of them is currently on sale for nearly 40 per cent off on Amazon Prime Day, bringing the total cost down to just $49.
But hurry — the sale only runs until 11:55 p.m. PST tonight, so you’ll need to move fast.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $49 (originally $80)
What are they?
The Anker Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds are currently on sale on Amazon as part of their epic Prime Day sales, along with a handful of other Anker bestsellers. These are iIdeal for working from home, a single charge offers seven full hours of listening, so you’ll never have to worry about being disconnected from video calls online.
Each earbud is equipped with two microphones that feature noise reduction and cVc 8.0 technology, which helps to cut down on background noise while enhancing speaking. You can also say goodbye to finicky pairing, since Push and Go technology automatically connects to the most recently-used device as soon as the earbuds are removed from their case.
Even if you aren’t planning on using these headphones for office use, their waterproof design and adjustable tips make them a great choice for working out.
What shoppers are saying
Thanks to its superior battery life and sound quality, these headphones have earned a 4.2 star rating on more than 10,000 customer reviews.
“I was in search of the best true wireless earbuds under $100, and after months of research, I gotta say I think I found them,” shared one reviewer. “I think these are as good as Apple AirPods if not better (and $150 cheaper), with the only downside being no magnet on the box for when it closes.”
“I've been using these for about a week and I have to say I am impressed,” added another. “I use them primarily on a treadmill and the noise cancellation is great. The battery life has been great and I've never had them go dead on me. I charge them every few days and have no issues.”
Since these headphones can be paired with a single ear at a time, some reviewers have noted that it can cause some connectivity issues when switching from one ear to two. Luckily this can easily be remedied by putting them on in the correct order.
“Decent basic set, better than average battery life, but you get exactly what you paid for, no more, no less,” reads one review. “Pairing was easy once I figured out you have to pull the left one out of the case first, otherwise the right one will pair on its own. My fault for not looking closely enough at the diagram in the directions.”
While sound aficionados may want to pass on these budget-friendly headphones, they’re a solid choice if you’re looking for a pair of true wireless earbuds. They may not offer top of the line sound quality (some reviewers knocked off points for lighter bass tones) but they certainly fit the bill for the average personal uses.
Whether you plan on using them for your commute, the gym or your home office, they offer good quality sound at an affordable price point, especially when they’re on sale for just $49. There are also several other devices currently on sale, but you’ll want to shop them before Prime Day 2020 ends at midnight on Oct. 14.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.