Being one of the top performer in electronics Anker is aggressively introducing products and upgrades to meet increasing customer demands. Their research team is in continuous improvement mode for the high sellers where they want to address issues faced by customers and take appropriate countermeasures quickly.
With this attempt Anker has launched upgrade of their high seller Bluetooth Wireless Headphones SoundBuds Slim.
Upgrade has been named as “SoundBuds Slim+” aka “SoundBuds Slim PLUS”
So its important to know:
What’s New in this Anker Soundbuds Slim+ ?
As on January 2018 you will be paying $4 more to buy Slim Plus headphones over old version of Slim.
- Improved Sound Quality: aptX
The upgrade version is powered with aptX which delivers high resolution true HD sound, so surely Anker has tried to get the old model tuned to the market trends and accommodated aptX in this upgrade launch.
- Improved Water Resistance: IPX5 over IPX4
Old soundbuds slim model was capable to reach upto IPX4 protection level which was sufficient to protect you from the sweat i.e. workouts possible mode.
New Upgrade soundbuds slim+ is now capable of IPX5 water resistance level, which means it will further protect you from water jets in any direction, so you will be able to wear them while running and in light rains, which is surely one of the most important requirement for the runners or cyclists.
- Standard features that are carried forward from the old version:
- 6 mm drivers delivering crisp and clear sound (+aptX)
- In-built microphone (with CVC Noise Suppression) and 3-button remote. Use it to simply skipping a song, to answering a call without touching your phone.
- Slim & Light as before 16 grams only
- Magnets to get attached together when not in use
- Tuck away into the travel pouch. (Fabric Bag)
- Earbud tips of different shapes and sizes to fit almost any size and shape of ears
- Secure fit using hooked earbud tips
- Interior nano-coating
- Accessories like Semi-hard case, Extra ear tips, Cord management clip, Cord shirt clip, USB 2.0 charging cable & a metal carabineer
Only one point to note that the Upgrade Slim Plus is available only in Black color as against Blue & Red color in the old soundbuds slim version, but I think over time they might introduce more colors or possible that they want to reduce the variety of models since Black sells more compared to Blue or Red ! who knows !!
Anker SoundBuds Slim vs Slim+ PLUS Upgrade Specs Review
|Wireless Bluetooth Headphones||Anker SoundBuds Slim specs||Anker SoundBuds Slim+ Plus Upgrade specs|
|Best Buy||Best Buy|
|Color||Black, Blue, Red||Black|
|Operating range||10m / 33ft|
|AptX||No||With aptX high resolution HD sound|
Protects against against sweat, or rain (splashing water)
Protects from water jets in any direction, surely enhanced protection over IPX4
|Device memory||up to 8 devices at a time.|
|Customizable EarTips||SoundBuds Slim, XS/S/M/L EarTips|
|Music playtime||7 hours on a single charge|
|Charging time||1.5 hours|
|Clips||FitClip, Shirt Clip|
|Micro USB Cable||Yes|
|Compatibility||iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC and More|
|Weight||16g / 0.56oz|
|Manual PDF download||Anker SoundBuds Slim manual pdf download||Anker SoundBuds Slim+ manual pdf download|
|Wireless Bluetooth Headphones||Anker SoundBuds Slim||Anker SoundBuds Slim+ Plus Upgrade|
|Best Buy||Best Buy|
Final Recommendation on Anker SoundBuds Slim+ Plus Upgrade
With aptX HD sound and improved protection from Water (IPX5) spending $4 more is not a big deal .. Just go for the new Upgraded Anker SoundBuds Slim+ model …
of-course you might like to check the best buy price before you go for it, since $4 delta in price is as on Jan 2018.
Knowledge base from HowzBuy.com
How to pair soundbuds slim – Step by Step Guide
- Step 1
Turn ON Anker SoundBuds headphones
- Step 2
Keep two devices within 3 feet distance while pairing.
- Step 3
Blue LED will keep flashing rapidly, means now the headphone is in automatic pairing mode. You are ready to pair it with other device which you have already kept in 3 feet range.
- Step 4
Turn ON Bluetooth on your smartphone and search for “Anker SoundBuds Sport” device from the list. Simply select it and you are done.
Now the headphone’s LED will stay solid blue.
[Some times if your mobile requests a password, please try the combination “0000” or “8888“]
- Step 5
Remember that next time you switch on the headphone, it will automatically try to connect to the last used device (mobile smart phone or tablet or computer)
Now if you wish to connect it to some other device, simply turn off the Bluetooth on the first device (for instance “disconnect”) OR press both volume keys (<) and (>) for 3 seconds on the headphone. The Anker SoundBuds Sport will then switch to the pairing mode, so repeat previous steps to connect to another device.