The Soundcore Life 2 Christmas Gift Set is everything you need in one box. In addition to what usually come with the noise-cancelling Soundcore Life 2 headphones (travel case, micro-USB cable, Aux cable), included is an airplane cable adapter, an Anker PowerLine+ micro-USB cable, a high quality AUX cable, and an Anker PowerCore 5000 battery. The headphones fold flat in the travel case with a mesh pocket for the cables. Everything is well protected.
The headphones were partially charged when they arrived, so charging to full capacity did not take long. After the charging light changed, I was able to pair the bluetooth connection with both my iPad mini 4 and iPhone X. The pairing process was almost instantaneous.
I had the opportunity to put the headphones to a real test this week as I traveled from Baltimore to New York by train. I had downloaded several Netflix movies to my iPad, and that was how I passed the time. The leather covered ear cushions were very comfortable to wear for the entire time. Sound quality was excellent. The noise-cancelling capability blocked out almost all surrounding noise. I was just barely able to hear the conductor announcements (which was a good thing!) for each stop.
One of the highlights of my stay in New York was attending an Andrea Bocelli concert. On the way home, I spent some of the time listening to his music on my iPhone. The highs, the lows, the total sound, was excellently reproduced using the headphones. I couldn’t be more pleased.
I haven’t used a set of noise-cancelling headphones since an early Bose version, and I can honestly say that the Soundcore are much better than those.
Wonderful value at a great price!