good design that looks much more : Design
The Anker SoundBuds Curve have a good design that looks much more upscale than their price suggests. The headphones are dense, durable and a little more comfortable than conventional in-ear headphones. They also have an additional ear hook and stability fins that make them stable enough for the gym. Unfortunately, tips tend to slip out of your ears once in a while, especially during the most intense workouts. They also have pretty thin cables that do not seem as durable as some of the other in-ear headphones / wireless headphones, like the Bose SoundSport Wireless. On the other hand, they have a simple and direct ordering scheme and come with a decent and portable case.
The Anker SoundBuds Curve has a simple 3-button layout with no additional features. It is an easy-to-use and efficient control system that offers all the essential functions: call / music, track skip and volume control. However, the buttons are a little small, and although they are easy to find on the remote in touch, larger buttons with a little more feedback would have been preferred.
The Anker SoundBuds curve has a decent battery life, but poor power-saving features and no application support for customization. They lasted up to 13 hours with a single charge, which should be enough for a day of moderate to intensive use. In addition, they do not take too long to load (1.5 hours). Unfortunately, the lack of application makes them less customizable than some other wireless in-ear like the Jaybird X3. They do not turn off automatically when they are inactive as long as they are paired with your Bluetooth source, which is a bit disappointing .
good design that looks much more : Sound
The Anker SoundBuds Curve is a good pair of headphones. The bass is deep, powerful and consistent, the midrange is clear and neutral and the treble is balanced and well balanced. However, their bass is a little overwhelming, which can be well received by heavy bass lovers, and their medium lacks a little emphasis on singing and main instruments. On the other hand, they have excellent imaging performance, but like most other in-ear headphones, they do not have a big sound stage.
The bass is pretty good. Their LFE is at 10Hz, which is excellent. The low bass, responsible for the thud and rumbling sound in heavy genres like EDM, hip-hop and film music, are overestimated by more than 5dB. This results in a lot of thud and rumbling, which may appeal to bass lovers. The midrange and treble are also hyped, but only 3dB. All in all, the bass is noisy and heavy without being too muddy and cluttered.
The SoundBuds Curve curve offers excellent mid-range performance. The overall response is quite uniform and flat, but down about 2 dB. This pushes the vocals and leads the instruments towards the back of the mix, putting a little more emphasis on the bass and treble.
Treble are good. Serious highs are uniform and within 0.75 dB of our target. The middle treble is also pretty well balanced, but a bit uneven between 8Khz and 10KHz. This could make some whistles (S and T sounds) slightly missing, and others a little too sharp. Overall, however, their response in the treble is fairly well balanced, which is important for good reproduction of voices, leads and cymbals.
The Anker Curve are very comfortable for an in-ear design. The tips do not fit as deeply into the ear canal as most atria, which removes some of the pain and pain that some listeners experience during long listening sessions.
Unfortunately, rubber tips sometimes slip a little into the ear canal, which can be slightly distracting and uncomfortable for some. On the other hand, they are offered with 6 options of tips to help you find the right fit, so this should not be a problem.
The Anker Curve has an excellent battery life of 13 hours and took an average of an hour and a half for a full charge. This makes it a good option for occasional and heavy users, but unfortunately, they do not have many energy-saving features to extend the life of their battery. They will remain paired with your device until the battery is exhausted or out of range, so if you forget to turn them off, the battery will continue to discharge, which is not ideal.
The on-line microphone has a lower quality than normal quality. In quiet environments, the speech recorded or transmitted with this microphone will sound remarkably thin, and quite muffled and lacking in detail. However, it will always be understandable. In noisy environments, the Anker SoundBuds Curve curve will have trouble separating speech from background noise, even in moderately noisy situations, such as a busy street.
The Anker SoundBuds curve only passively blocks ambient noise that will not be ideal for everyday travel and very noisy environments. In-ear earpieces do not create the best seal in the ear canal, allowing part of the surrounding environment to seep into your audio, unlike other in-ear earphones that we have tested. On the other hand, since they are barely fleeing, you can hide some of the noise by playing your music at higher volumes without distracting those around you.
Anker Curve SoundBuds are blue-toothed headphones only, without audio cable or dock / dock. They have good wireless range, but do not support simultaneous pairing of multiple devices or NFC. On the other hand, they have a relatively low latency for a Bluetooth headset and even support aptX but will not always be the perfect headset for playing or watching movies.
good design that looks much more : Conclusion
The Anker Soundbuds Curve earphones are versatile headphones that, thanks to their stable, compact and wireless design, are optimally used for the sport. They have a long battery life and decent manufacturing quality, especially considering their price. However, they do not feel as durable as some of the most expensive wireless in-ear headphones. They have a moderately well-balanced sound, but a little too much bass for more critical listeners and they do not block a lot of noise for an inner ear, so they may not be the best headphones for noisy movements. On the other hand, they are easy to transport at all times and should be good enough for most use cases.