soundcore A20i Review – The Best sub RM80 Earbuds in Town?

Customised sound with 22 preset EQs, up to 28 hours playback with the charging case, IPX5 waterproof, lightweight & comfortable, AI-enhanced clear calls, easy and stable Bluetooth 5.3 connection… Yup, you can enjoy all these wonderful features with soundcore A20i by Anker. Budget yet sound great? Read on to find out…

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Package Content & Design
Everything comes well-protected in the nice package. Once unboxed, there are soundcore A20i (with M size ear tips) in the charging case, quick start guide & safe info in multiple languages, 2 additional pair of ear tips (L & S) and USB-C charging cable.

Here is the small charging case with a lanyard. There is a LED light indicator in the front and the USB-C port is at the back.

Here is the soundcore A20i by Anker. Excellent build quality for the price. Solid plastic matte housing. Compact in size and lightweight. 3 colours to choose from – black, white and purple. It is loaded with microphone and LED light indicator on each of the earbuds. The soundcore logo is the touch-able multi-function button.

Fit & Comfort
Fix is excellent all thanks to nice ergonomic design. It is a pleasure to wear it for long hours. All thanks to lightweight and compact in size. Don’t forget that it is loaded with IPX5 waterproof which is great for sports activity too. Lastly, the passive isolation is excellent as well. It does block some of the environment noises.

Performance Result
Outstanding Bluetooth 5.3 range! It can go up to 9m+ with obstacles like walls. Connection is very stable too. In addition, AAC audio codec is supported and it has lower latency than the usual SBC codec. Yup, audio and video are virtually in sync which is great for movies, games and MV. The gaming mode has even lower latency. Performs just like wired. Lastly, you can use it as mono or stereo as you wish.

Based on specs, you can enjoy up to 9 hours of music playback on a single charge. Up to 28 hours of listening with the charging case. And by charging for 10 minutes only, you get an additional 2 hours of playtime. More than enough for your daily sports activities. As for phone call experience, it is great. Others can hear me loud and clear. All thanks to AI-enhanced clear call technology.

Sound Quality
Up to 22 preset EQs in the soundcore application. Yes, you can choose the sound signature that you prefer easily. In addition, you can customise the tap controls too. And the best part – the settings will be stored on the earbuds itself. So you can enjoy the same settings on every connected device.

Based on soundcore Signature, the highs are clear and clean. All the musical instruments can be heard clearly. Mids are well-tuned. Natural and sound nice. The bass is great. You can further increase the bass level with BassUp option too. Feel the bass bumping here and there. As for the soundstage, it is decent. Not the widest nor narrowest. Get the jobs done. In short, soundcore A20i sounds excellent for the price. It is well-tuned indeed.


  • Excellent sound for the price
  • Ultra-Low latency gaming mode
  • Comfortable for long hours
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent passive noise isolation
  • Excellent microphone


  • Wish the soundstage can be wider

The best sub RM80 earbuds in town. Period. Look no further if you want budget yet performing earbuds. soundcore A20i by Anker is the one you want. An excellent performer with a lot of useful features. Wait no more and get yours at Lazada or Shopee now.


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