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Soundcore Q30 ANC upgrade

JediMa

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I have few audiophile headphones, but I wanted to try something funny, portable and with ANC, with Amazon sales I bought the Q30 for 53 euros. Very good ANC, comfortable but average sound (with hard EQing). What I could buy with a better sound in the 150 price range?
 

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You could look for a pair of AKG N700NC M2.
Particularly on eBay you can buy them Brand new for 100-130€.

Resolve from headphones.com has measured them on his GRAS 43AG and prefers the AKG to the 250€ WH-1000XM4 and the 630€ AirPods Max, sound quality wise.

Here's his review: https://youtu.be/0-hEY-dv7BY
 
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You could look for a pair of AKG N700NC M2.
Particularly on eBay you can buy them Brand new for 100-130€.

Resolve from headphones.com has measured them on his GRAS 43AG and prefers the AKG to the 250€ WH-1000XM4 and the 630€ AirPods Max, sound quality wise.

Here's his review: https://youtu.be/0-hEY-dv7BY
A very good advice but I would like to buy them from Amazon because of eventual return policy, and those AKG are not available on amazon.it
 

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A very good advice but I would like to buy them from Amazon because of eventual return policy, and those AKG are not available on amazon.it
Over on Twitter, Resolve also said good things about the Final UX3000:
https://twitter.com/ResolveReviews/status/1532889105696034818

He also wrote this about them on the headphones.com forum (Link):
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They're 140€ on Amazon.it, though I don't know how they compare to the AKGs.
 
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Sennheiser Momentum 2 are really nice ear buds if you want mobility at that price range. The 3's are out (not that different sounding) so the 2nd gen is priced really well. The Q30 is pretty warm/midcentric and low on resolving ability. The Bose ones in your price bracket are pretty good, better than the artificial bloated bass on the Sony, and more detail than the Q30 and a lot more comfortable. I tried the Q30 and in the car they were really cumbersome, would recommend ear buds for real freedom to go anywhere with them.
 
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