Anker audio brand Soundcore launched its new Space One over-ear headphones Tuesday with an upgraded noise cancelling system. It’s designed to reduce the voices not already in your head.
The new cans also claim long playtime, high-quality audio through the LDAC codec and a “floating” design built for comfort, Soundcore said.
Soundcore Space One ANC headphones
Not only does the Space One headphones set claim improved active noise cancellation (ANC), Soundcore said it’s the company’s best ANC yet. It offers twice the voice-reduction power of its Life Q30 headphones.
And that’s saying something, given how exceptionally good ANC in Soundcore products released last year. Those include the similar Space Q45 headphones and the Space A40 earbuds I reviewed. Space One looks like an update on the Q45 set, which I still use regularly.
Soundcore described Space One’s new noise canceling:
Leveraging the Space One’s improved noise cancelling structure helps to block out mid and high frequencies where the human voice typically resides. Once identified, the Space One headphones can help to reduce many sounds including people talking, babies crying or co-workers on the phone in the next cubicle.
Additionally, thanks to the refined adaptive noise cancelling system, Space One detects both external sounds as well as those that enter the ear cup, even if the earcups don’t form a tight seal around the user’s head. This helps to block out up to 98% of unwanted noise.
Solid sound quality
Like the Q45 cans, Space One uses 40mm dynamic drivers for full and balanced sound:
Using a 40mm dynamic driver, the Space One elevates the audio performance over all frequencies for a balanced sound profile while producing an immersive sound stage and improved sound clarity.
The HearID function in the Soundcore app helps users customize the sound to their personal hearing ability.
The addition of the LDAC audio codec plus Hi-Res Wired and Wireless certification should give uses a rich, detailed audio experience, too.
Long battery Life
The Space One features long playtime with a claimed 40 hours of battery life with ANC turned on and 55 hours of playtime with ANC turned off.
For many users, that could equal about a week’s worth of listening. And a 5-minute charge can give you up to 4 hours of additional playtime, Soundcore said.
Space One’s additional features
Soundcore described the cans’ features this way:
- The Space One utilizes three microphones with an enhanced AI algorithm to ensure clear calls, customization using the Soundcore app, wearing detection as well as multi-point connectivity allowing them to be used with a laptop and phone simultaneously.
- Soundcore’s new over-ear headphones also offer users the ability to customize the transparency mode and strength through the Soundcore app with 10 levels of customization to ensure important announcements are not missed.
Availability and pricing
Priced at $99.99, Space One should begin shipping on August 28 in three colors: Jet Black, Latte Cream and Sky Blue. You can sign up at Soundcore.com for a $20 discount code. You will be able to buy Space One on Amazon and Soundcore.com, in addition to other retailers.
Where to buy: Amazon