Anker SoundBuds Slim Review

I started out this year as an owner of an iPhone 7 Plus. Regardless of the criticism about Apple taking away the headphone jack, I went ahead and took the plunge. I have been an Apple user for far too long to simply make the switch to Android simply to keep the headphone jack. I have been using the lightning port headphone jack for a while, as I shopped and justified to myself whether or not I wanted to purchase an expensive brand of Bluetooth earbuds. Alas, I made my choice and purchased a set of Bluetooth earbuds last week…

I’m sure the suspense isn’t killing you. As I was highly considering the purchase of a set of mainstream Beats or even Bose headsets, I must say that the price tags on those were really expensive ($100+) as I’m sure you all know. A colleague of mine told me to check out a little company called Anker. I looked them up and it turns out that Anker was founded by a group of friends who worked at Google. This brought me a lot of comfort about the company.

So I picked up a set of Anker SoundBuds Slim. As of this writing you can purchase them on Amazon for $25.99, although you can find coupon codes for Anker stuff all over the interwebs. Anker has created a very attractively packaged item. They are light and sweatproof. They come with four sets of earplug sizes for the opening in your ear as well as three sets of anchors as well. There is a lot of size customization here, which should make these good for almost anyone. Also included in the package is a carry pouch and a charging micro usb cable. They are rated IPX4 against sweat or rain, although I would advise you not to walk long distances in a thunderstorm with them. The best part is that it gets you up to seven hours of battery. Not bad for Bluetooth headphones that cost less than $30.

I have to admit to you, that I am no audiophile. While I went on the website and found language with claims that these earbuds have 6mm drivers with skip free connection, I have to be honest with you, I don’t really know what all that means. What is important is that I am a casual user who listens to music from time to time and I podcast a whole lot. For my purposes they are great, and if you are a casual user like me I think you will be fine with them as well. I have read other reviews claiming that the base is a bit low on these, which I will say is probably true. If you are big on the bass, I hear that the Beats line by Dr. Dre is probably a better brand for you. In fact, I was considering those myself, but for the price I paid for these earbuds, I can easily recommend them and say they provide a ton of value and are a sure winner in my book!  That is my review of the Anker SoundBuds Slim headphones.

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