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'6 out of 5 stars': Fans say these $49 Anker earbuds are better than AirPods, and they're over 50% off

Did you know that, according to some studies, the world is getting noisier? Between all the vehicles, urban hustle and bustle and additional people, higher dB levels are becoming the norm. What's a sound-sensitive shopper to do? Simple: Invest in a pair of noise-canceling earbuds. The Soundcore by Anker Space A40 earbuds can reduce noise levels by up to 98%, and they're on sale for over 50% at Amazon. They're also a great alternative to AirPods.

Fifty hours of battery life is enough to listen to over 1,000 songs or 25 feature-length films — not too shabby.

$59 at Amazon
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$100 at Newegg

Why is this a good deal?

Normally $100, the price has been knocked down by over 50%. This is the lowest we've ever seen these Anker earbuds, so if you've been on the fence, now is absolutely the time to buy.

Why do I need these?

Earbuds are worth their weight in gold (and honestly, probably more — these things don't weigh much). They let you cut yourself off from the world and have your own private jam session, especially when you consider the aforementioned battery life. You'll get 50 hours in total, which breaks down to 10 hours on a single charge. You can also get another four hours of listening time from a 10-minute charge, and multiple recharges from the case.

These Anker 'buds are ergonomically designed to make them more comfortable for longer listening sessions. According to Soundcore, these are smaller than their other active noise-canceling options. If you have larger ears, that might mean a loose fit — but people with smaller ears will love them.

The main standout feature, though? That's the reported 98% noise cancellation. That's certainly more than enough to block out the noisy people in the seat behind you on the plane. Hear that? Nope — not even crickets.

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Immerse yourself in a world of your own with these insanely effective noise-canceling earbuds. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

More than 3,000 Amazon shoppers say their Soundcore by Anker Space A40 earbuds are a five-star buy.

"I freaking love these earbuds," raved one fan. "Every time I wear them I think, 'Dang these are nice.' Six stars out of five, seriously."

Another person dropped Apple for Anker. "Haven't had to charge them once and they sound/fit incredible. I literally stopped using my AirPods because of these."

"These earphones are incredible," shared another reviewer. "It's definitely worth it to download the app and do the sound fit test. It really makes a difference in quality of sound because they are customized to your hearing. I like these much better than the AirPods."

"The only downside is they come loose in the ears pretty easily so I have to keep adjusting them so they don’t fall out," wrote one in-shape fan. "I wear them on walks, but I would not use them to run or workout."

What does 98% noise cancellation sound like? The better question: What doesn't it sound like?

$60 at Amazon
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$100 at Newegg

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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