Audio Glasses with Interchangeable Frames and Surround Sound
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Cafe’s frame is made out of durable TR90 with blue-light filtering lenses to keep your eyes protected while you’re working on a laptop or relaxing with your phone or a tablet. The lenses are also scratch- and shatter-resistant for enhanced durability.
Match your frames to your style, hobbies, and location.
Switching between different frame styles is a piece of cake, as easy as 1, 2, 3… Ok, no more clichés.
Simply remove the audio temples from your current frame’s hinges and attach another.
Go from classic designs, to blocking blue light, or something a little more playful within seconds.
I have been wearing glasses since I was a child and I love music. Audio glasses product is perfect for me. I will bring the glasses to my doc and will update my comment here.
I have both the Bose frames as well as the VocalSkull Alien 5 Bone Conduction Glasses. I wear these types of sunglasses when going around on an bike, scooter, inside my house or just walk around.
Soundcore is the most balanced of the 3 audio sunglasses. Let me start with Bone Conduction ones. Easy comparison, They're absolutely garbage for sound quality, really just like $20 earphones.
Highs: Soundcore is a bit off so it's definitely missing some edge sparkle with the higher frequency instruments like cymbals, but I will say it's better than the Bose. The Bose have even less pronounced highs so you don't really notice the highs much at all.
Mids: the Soundcore are more forward such that for vocals, singers sound like they're more present, but not too forward such that they sound like they're right in your head. For the Bose, the mids are quite recessed and almost make singers sound muffled in comparison. Once again, the soundcore wins on presence and clarity, but loses on tonality.
Lows: The soundcore has bass that is tighter, cleaner, and has far less mid-bass which contributes to the less warm/muffled sounding vocals. However, it doesn't go as deep as the Bose. Even EQing it wasn't able to make it the same level with Bose. BUT this only matters in a quiet environment. Out on the street, bass is non-existent on both sunglasses due to environmental sounds.
Besides, the OpenSurrend Feature is a unique feature that brings a unique feature. It is definitely worth trying but not for all music type.
- They look great and are a nice weight. Not too heavy and not too light. (But please be aware of the size, it does look a bit too big on my wife’s head. I think the fitness for size and style are the key for one’s choose)
- I do like the virtually try-on with the App. It let me try more frames and find another suit for me. I would like to see more coming later such as sporty ones.
- Connection is solid and far. Maybe the furthest Bluetooth speaker I have.
- Battery and charging are just fine for me
- One cable is not enough for me, especially it is proprietary. I do get one through the chat with their service team on their web. But it is not very friendly for me.
- In noisy environments they're not as useful.
Hmm.. BTW for privacy: The soundcore are feeling a little bit louder than the Bose frames. But it also sounds louder. I think this will be a sort of con but If you set up your expectation and using case right, it won’t be a problem.
The Soundcore frames have definitely had a ton of thought put into them. I wish with more accessories added (such as charging case, etc.) and more features, it will be a solid product for daily usage.
Having had the opportunity to test these glasses before they went to market gave me the chance to see how these audio glasses compared against others I have purchased in the past.
When first pairing the frames, you will also want to use the Soundcore app to calibrate them. Takes only seconds to do.
The auto on function is great. Slip the glasses onto your head and they will power up. Taking them off will pause any music playing at the time. 1-2 minutes off your head will power down the glasses.
Using the Soundcore app, you can enable the power off after 3 seconds, saving the battery life while wearing the glasses. I found the battery life was significant and could listen for most of a work day without the need to charge them. In overly noisy environments you may not get the full immersion you’re looking for.
The sound quality takes a little getting used to. You having nothing on your ears, but have full immersive sound without anyone near by hearing it. The privacy option inside the Soundcore app allows you to have a conversation on the phone without others hearing.
The frames have hands free capabilities speaking one of the several keywords you can resume / stop playing, next / previous, turn volume up/down, and even answer a call.
The microphones in the frames give you a crystal clear phone conversation without the “can you hear me now?” issue.
The only downside I found with the frames was the charging cord being a proprietary design. It’s obvious that the need for charging the frames with limited space is needed, the cord itself is magnetic but the wire is thin to the point of being almost fragile. I leave it in the case to avoid potentially damaging it.
These glasses are a great choice in sound quality compared to more expensive ones and have much promise going forward.
Once more Anker has brought an excellent product to market with very high design values that make these Smart Glasses really easy to use and enjoy. They are a lot safer than ear buds when out and about as they do not shut out ambient sounds, like traffic, but somehow manage to be so focused that the sound does not leak out to annoy other people - amazing!