Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro hands-on: $50 workout buddies


Serious about making a significant impact in the Bluetooth headphones market, Anker is taking a proactive approach in reaching stardom through offering low-cost alternatives. For those who love to sweat and work out, the Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro is aiming to be the ideal solution to your needs, as it's not only ready for the task on hand, but it's going to wow you with its price point!

Frankly, you could argue that its design is conventional by today's standards, as two earbuds are essentially tethered to one another with a thick cable. What we do like about its design, though, is that the earbuds themselves stay snuggly in our ear – ensuring that they don't flop around when there's heavy movement involved. On top of that, the Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro also features "SweatGuard technology" that helps to resist with the corrosive properties of sweat. And lastly, we also do appreciate how the magnets embedded in each earbud keeps them fastened to one another when they're not being used.

Listening to some tunes, we're pleasantly impressed by the richness of this earphone set's quality! There's no shortage of bass with this one, as it clearly favors audio from the lower ranges. Still, it's never overpowering to the point where it would drown out the mids or highs. Throw in the fact that the overall performance has a crisp tone to it, we can't be any more thrilled about these earphones being great for working out. And even though they don't offer additional features, such as noise cancellation, the earbuds do offer a tangible level of noise suppression when they're worn – so background distractions aren't as prominent!

What makes the Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro so compelling is that price point. With a cost of $50 through Amazon right now, even the stingiest individual would take notice! Sure, these earphones are pretty generic in what they offer, but at least the audio quality seems promising and the design is solid.

FEATURED VIDEO

4 Comments

1. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Anker's Spirit line of earbuds are pretty good. I have the Spirit X buds, and they're the best value-to-performance, but I might get a pair of these too as they don't have the earhooks like the X model does. Ran a pair through a laundry cycle and they're none the worse for the wear and still play just fine.

2. sirohunter

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

These look good, might need to test out the battery life and overall performance, they do look solid workout tech. Deciding if I should get over ear headphones or just cheaper buds...

3. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

The Spirit X claim 12 hours, and I get about 11-11.5 depending on volume (I rarely go past 50% but am usually around 30-40%.) so this model probably will come just shy of it's claimed 10 hours. The one thing I kept in mind is this model has smaller drivers so the bass is not at solid as the X. I don't know the driver size in the Pros, but I don't think it's 10mm. Over-ear headphones are just way too hot for workouts to me. Haven't found any that don't end up being hot after a few minutes of working out with any intensity. That's why I chose the Spirit X. Also, the Pros should support AptX and AAC, but they are only bluetooth 4.2 vs the Spirit and Spirit X being BT 5.0.

4. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

The Spirit X claim 12 hours, and I get about 11-11.5 depending on volume (I rarely go past 50% but am usually around 30-40%.) so this model probably will come just shy of it's claimed 10 hours. The one thing I kept in mind is this model has smaller drivers so the bass is not at solid as the X. I don't know the driver size in the Pros, but I don't think it's 10mm. Over-ear headphones are just way too hot for workouts to me. Haven't found any that don't end up being hot after a few minutes of working out with any intensity. That's why I chose the Spirit X. Also, the Pros should support AptX and AAC, but they are only bluetooth 4.2 vs the Spirit and Spirit X being BT 5.0.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.