Anker Soundcore Life P2 earbuds

The Anker Soundcore Life P2 has excellent sound quality. For use with more than one device, consider instead earbuds that have multipoint Bluetooth (the Soundcore Life P2 earbuds do not have multipoint). The FCC ID is “2AOKB-A3919RT”.

In general for Bluetooth earbuds of any brand, it’s best to carry the charging container with you to protect and charge the earbuds when not in use. You may need to manually select “headset” or “stereo” mode in your operating system. Windows for example allows per-app defaults, or switch by clicking on Windows toolbar speaker icon.

The “pros” or upsides of these earbuds:

  • Excellent stereo sound quality including aptX
  • Works well with single earbud (left or right) and auto-enables stereo if 2nd earbud turned on (or mono if 2nd earbud turned off).
  • four microphones (two per ear) give excellent quality on two-way audio e.g. videoconferencing
  • holds in ear well with several earmold sizes–comfortable used several hours per day
  • USB-C charging jack on container, which fits well in pocket

The “cons” or downsides of these earbuds include negative characteristics that are serious enough to consider buying a different model earbud.

  • no multipoint Bluetooth–switching devices effectively requires repairing each time.
  • flashing status light annoyingly bright, particularly at night. They are like a “mug me” beacon if walking outside at night.

Re-pair both earbuds

Sometimes the earbuds lose sync with each other, so that they only function individually not as a stereo pair. The procedure for resetting / recovering stereo sync is from Soundcore support:

  • “Forget” the pairing with both Soundcore earbuds on your device
  • Place the earbuds into the charging case and ensure they are being charged (white light steady)
  • Press and hold the button on both earbuds for 3 seconds. The LED indicators will flash red 3 times and then turn white briefly. Release the buttons when the light turns white.

Now wait for about a minute.

  • Take both earbuds out of the charging case, and lay them where you can see each earbuds’ light.
  • after a few seconds, the white light on one (usually right) earbud will flash quickly, which means it enters pairing mode.
  • On the phone, add device named “Soundcore” or “Soundcore-L” on the Bluetooth list. The white light will flash slowly, which means it paired successfully.
  • A few seconds later, there will pop out a screen with “Bluetooth Pairing Request”, just click “Pair” (this step is very important)

In the bluetooth pairing list the Soundcore is displayed as “connected”, and the Soundcore-L is displayed as “not connected”. In fact, the earbuds are normally TWS paired to work