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Anker Soundcore P40i True Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.7
Reviewed Jun 14, 2024 at 10:00 am
Anker Soundcore P40i True Wireless Picture
6.8
Neutral Sound
7.2
Commute/Travel
8.2
Sports/Fitness
6.7
Office
5.6
Wireless Gaming
5.4
Wired Gaming
5.7
Phone Calls

The Anker Soundcore P40i True Wireless are active noise cancelling (ANC) earbuds at an approachable entry-level tier. Despite their wallet-friendly price, they come with a comprehensive app that includes EQ, a 'Game Mode' for reduced latency, and a long battery life. As the bigger sibling to the non-ANC Anker Soundcore P25i/P20i True Wireless, let's see if they're worthwhile.

Our Verdict

6.8 Neutral Sound

The Anker Soundcore P40i are alright for neutral listening. While their tuning isn't exactly 'neutral,' given their excited sound profile, their app supports a plethora of EQ presets and has a custom EQ, so you can tune it to your tastes. While comfortable, they can pose slight issues with getting a fit that doesn't require adjustments. They also don't support high-quality Bluetooth codecs for discerning enthusiasts. Still, as budget earbuds go, their main upside is the flexibility of EQ.

Pros
  • Comprehensive app with EQ.
Cons
  • Fit requires readjusting.
7.2 Commute/Travel

The Anker Soundcore P40i are decent for commuting and travelling. They provide a long battery life to a single charge, and their case holds an additional four charges to last through most flights. They're comfortable and stable to wear, and their connectivity is excellent. Meanwhile, they're small enough to fit in most pockets so that you can travel light. On the other hand, as expected of the budget tier, their combined isolation and ANC aren't impressive, meaning you'll still hear quite a bit of your environment, even if it's a tad quieter. They also can leak some of your audio, which is less of an issue on a noisy bus than on a red-eye flight if your neighbor is trying to sleep.

Pros
  • Comprehensive app with EQ.
  • Long battery life.
  • Multi-device pairing.
Cons
  • Audio can leak.
  • Disappointing noise isolation.
  • Fit requires readjusting.
8.2 Sports/Fitness

The Anker Soundcore P40i are great for sports and fitness, provided they fit you. Their IPX5 rating means they can handle water splashes if you take them for a run in the rain. They feel comfortable, although they lack wings or stabilizers, so their fit is looser, but they're stable (for most people) even if they require readjustments. Onboard controls are intuitive and comprehensive, and you can use both 'Ambient' mode and the wind reduction control for awareness during outdoor exercises. However, their noise cancelling isn't a highlight, so if you prefer to focus in silence at the gym, these don't filter the environment so effectively.

Pros
  • IPX5 rating.
  • Stable and lightweight in-ears.
Cons
  • Fit requires readjusting.
6.7 Office

The Anker Soundcore P40i are reasonable for office use. They feel comfortable and fit a bit looser, which is fine for working at a desk. Their battery life with ANC enabled will get you through the workday. Plus, their multi-device pairing makes it easy to switch between your phone and your work PC. The onboard mics aren't spectacular, and call controls are limited, but they're serviceable for an occasional call. On the other hand, their noise cancelling doesn't comprehensively filter out office noises like chatter, shared kitchen racket, or the hum of an HVAC. Similarly, they leak your audio a bit, which can be bothersome. This might not be an issue if you have an office with a door.

Pros
  • Comprehensive app with EQ.
  • Long battery life.
  • Multi-device pairing.
Cons
  • Audio can leak.
  • Poor mic recording quality.
  • Disappointing noise isolation.
5.6 Wireless Gaming

The Anker Soundcore P40i aren't ideal for wireless gaming due to their latency. You can enable 'Game Mode' in the Anker Soundcore app, which reduces the audio and video lag, but it's still noticeable.

5.4 Wired Gaming

The Anker Soundcore P40i are Bluetooth wireless earbuds, so you can't use them wired.

5.7 Phone Calls

The Anker Soundcore P40i are sub-par for phone calls. Their mic system doesn't capture speech with great accuracy, and your voice sounds a bit thin and distorted. The call controls are fairly limited compared to how much you can customize the audio playback and listening mode controls. Their noise isolation is fine in quiet spaces, but it's not very effective in noisy spaces. Their mic system does a decent job suppressing background noise, though the mic's initial recording quality impacts the overall fidelity.

Pros
  • Multi-device pairing.
Cons
  • Poor mic recording quality.
  • Disappointing noise isolation.
  • 6.8 Neutral Sound
  • 7.2 Commute/Travel
  • 8.2 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.7 Office
  • 5.6 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.4 Wired Gaming
  • 5.7 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Jun 14, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 05, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Jun 03, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Apr 26, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Apr 17, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Anker Soundcore P40i come in four different colors: Black, Blue, Purple, and White. You can see the label for our unit, which is the 'Black' model, here. We expect these to all perform similarly. If you encounter a different variant of these headphones, please let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Anker Soundcore P40i feature noise cancelling, but it's nowhere near as effective as the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless or the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless, if that's your main reason for considering them. Unlike the inexpensive Anker Soundcore P25i/P20i True Wireless, the P40i includes ANC. However, the looser fit of the P40i means they leak more of your audio into the room. The P40i and P25i/P20i are otherwise pretty similar stemmed earbuds with EQ options in-app and excited sound profiles. However, the P40i has added multi-device pairing, a larger Bluetooth connection range, and a greater overall battery life. Here, Anker is sort of its own worst enemy. Having built a reputation for delivering powerful noise cancellation at wallet-friendly prices, it's difficult not to hold the P40i to the same standards the brand has set.

On that note, check out the best budget noise cancelling headphones, the best budget and cheap wireless earbuds, and the best noise cancelling earbuds for other products that might suit your needs.

Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless

Despite their visual similarities, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless are better earbuds than the Anker Soundcore P40i True Wireless. The Liberty 4 NC boast a much more effective ANC and passive isolation performance. They also support LDAC for high-quality audio. That said, if you're most concerned with latency, the P40i have significantly lower latency when you use them in 'Game Mode.' The P40i also have an IPX5 rating, which is slightly better than the IPX4 rating found on the Liberty 4 NC buds. Otherwise, they both have very similar app functionality.

Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless

The Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless are better than the Anker Soundcore P40i True Wireless if noise cancelling is your primary concern. The A40 trounces the P40i's ability to isolate you from external sounds across the full range, and the A40 leak less of your music, too. The A40 support the high-quality codec, LDAC, with a more neutral default sound profile, which is easier to fine-tune by having fewer peaks and dips. However, the P40i have a slightly longer battery life and are more stable with a better case, and the buds have a bit better IPX5 rating, instead of IPX4 on the A40. They otherwise share many of the same app features such as EQ, listening modes like ANC, and 'Game Mode' to reduce latency.

Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless

The Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless have better noise isolation than the Anker Soundcore P40i True Wireless. The P3 deliver more consistent audio and leak less audio into the room. They share similar in-app features like EQ and virtual surround sound, as well as an IPX5 rating against water splashes. One key upside of the P40i is that their continuous battery life is over nine hours compared to the P3 only having just over 5.5 hours of battery with ANC on. Still, if ANC is most important, the P3 performs better.

Anker Soundcore P25i/P20i True Wireless

The Anker Soundcore P25i/P20i True Wireless are slightly more stripped down than the Anker Soundcore P40i True Wireless. The P25i/P20i lack active noise cancelling and only utilize the passive isolation provided by their ear tips and fit. They both use the same app with an equalizer and low latency 'Game Mode.' They also share the same IPX5 rating against water splashes with similar continuous-use battery performance. However, the P40i have ANC, and while it's somewhat disappointing, it can make a difference. The P40i also support multi-device pairing, and their case stores four charges versus the P25i/P20i's two charges. Still, it likely depends on whether you want noise cancelling and your budget.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Transducer Dynamic

The Anker Soundcore P40i look like most of the brand's stemmed earbuds. They're plastic, stemmed, and monochrome. Unlike the Anker Soundcore P25i/P20i True Wireless, these buds feature a raised section along the stem so you can feel a tactile difference between the touch-sensitive pad and the rest of the housing. Otherwise, their case is a relatively short, matte plastic affair with a clamshell lid. The case has a pop-up phone stand that's novel but not groundbreaking compared to propping your phone against any items you might have in your pocket. You have your pick of 'Black,' 'Blue' (a standard navy shade), 'White,' and 'Purple.' 'White' looks more like cream than the titanium white we're all familiar with from Apple products, and 'Purple' is a very pale blueish mauve.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.02 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

These buds are comfortable. They feature five pairs of oblong silicone ear tips with grilles built into them for slightly easier cleaning. Like most earbuds, they're lightweight, and the smooth, glossy plastic feels fine against your skin. Despite a pretty good selection of ear tip sizes, they tend to have a loose fit that requires periodic readjustments as they slowly shift outwards over time. If you have larger ear canals or find it trickier to get a reliable fit compared to others, these can pose challenges.

7.6
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Decent
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control Adjustable
Talk-Through
On/Off
Additional Controls No

The Anker Soundcore P40i have good controls. Their touch-sensitive surface is easily located by feeling along the raised and glossy section of the earbuds' stems. You can see the default control settings and which commands you can remap the gestures onto instead here. For instance, most people will want to add a volume control, which isn't available by default. You get a good variety of gestures per bud, single, double, and triple taps, plus press-and-hold, but call functions are more minimal. Unlike even more upscale earbuds like the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless, you aren't restricted to the same 'type' of functions being bound to each earbud with the same gesture, so for instance, you can allocate skip track ahead on the left earbud with a double tap. Double tap can be anything on the right earbud, like voice assistant, if you want.

By default, the buds chime when you tap them, when you enter ANC listening mode, and if you max out the volume. Otherwise, they lack voice prompts and don't chime for other functions, and the latter is more down to personal preference because not everyone wants to hear a chime during music playback. It can feel like a lengthy process to enter taps because they don't respond quickly. That's not a dealbreaker for everyone, but it's worth noting if you're easily annoyed when interfacing with touch commands or if you're trying to skip back to a previous track (a command that always has a very narrow and finite time window).

9.5
Design
Portability
L 1.4" (3.6 cm)
W 1.3" (3.2 cm)
H 0.6" (1.6 cm)
Volume 1.12 inยณ (18.43 cmยณ)
Transmitter Required No

They're very lightweight and portable, which is expected of true wireless earbuds. They can easily fit in nearly any pocket.

8.0
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 2.1" (5.4 cm)
W 2.3" (5.8 cm)
H 1.2" (3.1 cm)
Volume 5.92 inยณ (97.09 cmยณ)

The Anker Soundcore P40i charging case is very good. Its lid is firmly attached, and the hinge has no unwanted lateral play. The white LED indicators show the battery statuses of each earbud, and the case can charge wirelessly on a Qi pad.

A novel feature of the case is that it has a built-in phone stand, which can hold your phone horizontally and only when the case is open. This can be a nice feature if you're on a flight or in a cafe and want to watch media hands-free, but it's pretty simple, as you can see here. It also only works with your device in the horizontal orientation, and you can't adjust the angle, so its utility is slightly limited. Still, it's a cute addition.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Anker Soundcore P40i build quality is good. The buds have an IPX5 rating against water splashes, so you can comfortably wear them outside in the rain (just wipe them off before popping them back in the case). They're plasticโ€”not super dense plastic, but not at all brittle or cheap-feeling. The case has a secure lid and hinge. However, our unit's case has a pungent and unpleasant chemical smell when it's opened. Yours might not smell, but it's worth mentioning, especially if you're sensitive to scents.

7.5
Design
Stability

The Anker Soundcore P40i buds have a stable in-ear design. You can take them for a walk and light exercise, though they need occasional adjustment. Their five sets of ear tips offer options for honing their fit, and their overall lightweight build means their mass is well-distributed. However, it can be more difficult to get a perfect fit if you have uniquely shaped ears. They also don't fit deeply in your ears, so if you're looking for an ultra-secure earbud, you'd probably prefer another pair with stabilizers like the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE Truly Wireless.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Anker Soundcore P40i earbuds
  • Charging case
  • Five pairs of silicone ear tip sizes
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable (12.2" or 31cm)
  • Quick Start Guide

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
0.88 dB
Treble Amount
2.98 dB

The Anker P40i have an excited sound by default, which is also called 'Soundcore Signature' if you use their equalizer. Their sound is simultaneously quite bright and bassy. Kick drums and sub-bass synths sound punchy, boomy, and rumbly. Cello, keys, guitar, or other midrange instruments come across as either sitting lower in the mix due to the competing bass and treble emphasis of the sound profile, or they can sound a bit harsh towards the higher registers. Meanwhile, the harmonics and fast transients of cymbals and vocal articulation are detailed to the point of piercing shrillness.

This tuning works for pop music and dance music, though if it's not your preferred sound, you can EQ them using presets, manually equalizing, and you can toggle on or off Anker's BassUp feature, which is common in most Anker products, too. Check out the frequency responses of the main five of the 23 presets in the EQ section here or you can make your own EQ.

Like most Bluetooth headphones and earbuds, if you use them for calls their frequency response changes while the mic system is active. As you can see here, when the mic is active and ANC is enabled, these cut the bass and treble severely, prioritizing the mids where most speech resides.

8.5
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.3 dB

These have excellent frequency response consistency. You can expect your music to sound nearly the same with each use. If you have smaller ears, you'll have an easier time gaining consistent audio delivery during a session because the size and shape of the buds can cause them to otherwise slowly inch out of larger ears over time, resulting in less consistent audio.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.0
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
4.68 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
2.96 dB
Mid-Bass
7.01 dB
High-Bass
-0.04 dB

Their bass accuracy is decent. The highest bass frequencies are significantly quieter than most of the range, resulting in a diminished attack on picked bass strings compared to the intense rumble and thump of low synths.

8.4
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.14 dB
Low-Mid
-0.01 dB
Mid-Mid
0.49 dB
High-Mid
3.39 dB

Their midrange accuracy is great. Through most of the low and mid-mid, they're very accurate, conveying balanced and natural lead instruments. The high-mid adds a bit of harshness to higher vocal parts and solo instruments. However, the emphasis on the bass and treble regions obscures much of this midrange's clarity.

6.0
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
5.77 dB
Low-Treble
3.17 dB
Mid-Treble
7.86 dB
High-Treble
5.61 dB

The treble is passably accurate. Virtually the entire range is exaggerated, though the low treble is fairly evenly exaggerated, lending proportionate intensity to the presence and articulation of vocals. That said, the mid-treble is noticeably more piercing and painful. Songs like Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode can sound, to quote the lyrics, 'painful to me' (and you) over prolonged listening sessions as the sibilants of the reverb-drenched vocals over-emphasize Dave Gahan's S and Ts, alongside making the constant drum machine's hi-hats harsh.

6.7
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.19 dB
Dips
1.56 dB

The peaks and dips performance of the Anker Soundcore P40i is okay. As indicated by several prominent peaks and dips, the earbuds somewhat control their sound. The bass region features a large and wide peak with a drastic dip hollowing out the attack of bass. The midrange has several minor peaks and dips that slightly thin lead instruments, culminating with a peak in the high-mid that adds a bit of harshness to vocals. The small dip in low-treble veils articulation and detail relative to the other peaks and dips. A major peak in the treble makes the harmonics of cymbals piercing.

8.8
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.38
Weighted Phase Mismatch
1.9
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.6
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.44

The Anker Soundcore P40i have excellent imaging performance. Like other products by the manufacturer we've tested, these demonstrate solid ergonomics and dependable quality control. Their group delay ensures tight bass and transparent treble. The earbuds are well-matched without notable deviations in group delay, all falling below the audibility threshold. Their L/R drivers are matched in weighted amplitude and weighted frequency. As a result, the original stereo image of your audio is preserved and accurate without noticeably shifting to one side or the other. Imaging varies between units, so our results are only valid for our unit.

2.2
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
6.3
Acoustic Space Excitation
3.1

Like most in-ear buds, these have a bad passive soundstage. They don't interact with your environment much or your outer ear; both are required to create an open and immersive soundstage. As a result, your audio sounds like it's focused and coming from inside your head.

2.3
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
Presets
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
3D Surround Sound

The Anker P40i app includes a virtual surround sound feature. You get a choice of two presets, 'Movie Mode' and 'Game Mode,' to simulate a 3D audio effect by applying a digital signal processor (DSP) to whatever media is playing. It doesn't require purposely mixed media, and because it's a DSP, how pleasing and well it works will vary depending on the source material. It's not compatible with media already mixed for 3D or spatial audio. The feature also doesn't offer head-tracking or room simulation.

8.7
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.118
WHD @ 100
0.062

These have impressive weighted harmonic distortion. There are small peaks in the bass and treble at moderate and high volumes, but they land within good values that are difficult to hear with real-life content. Your audio will sound clean and pure without unwanted artifacts.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
01.61
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 5.2
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
Soundcore Signature
ANC
Max
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when used in this configuration.

Isolation
3.7
Isolation
Noise Isolation - Full Range
Noise Cancelling Yes
Overall Attenuation
-8.81 dB
Bass
-1.25 dB
Mid
-9.41 dB
Treble
-17.31 dB

The Anker Soundcore P40i have poor full-range noise isolation despite having ANC. Their loose in-ear fit means they don't create an effective seal to passively block external sounds. In addition, their ANC almost doesn't touch the low frequencies that noise cancelling typically handles, and instead, it mainly reduces noises in the midrange and low treble. These have almost no impact on low rumbling sounds compared to the similar-looking Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless.

All that said, the earbuds have a couple of settings you can use. The app has 'Scenes,' which are meant to adjust the ANC based on your environment, but it doesn't make an enormous difference, as you can compare here. You can also check out the difference between listening modes: ANC on, ANC off, Ambient, and 'Vocal' to understand their performance here.

5.5
Isolation
Noise Isolation - Common Scenarios
Airplane Noise Attenuation
-13.85 dB
Airplane Noise Isolation Audio
Office Noise Attenuation
-13.27 dB
Office Noise Isolation Audio
Street Noise Attenuation
-14.11 dB
Street Noise Isolation Audio

While the common scenarios noise isolation results for these buds are better than the full-range noise isolation performance, it's still disappointing. In real-world circumstances, they filter out more low frequencies than the full-range isolation test suggests, including low-pitched rumbles through high-pitched noise. This discrepancy suggests that the adaptive noise cancelling aspect of the earbuds is fairly slow to adapt to noisy conditions to produce anti-noise to 'cancel' the environmental noise.

Isolation
Noise Isolation - Voice Handling
Female Voice 1
Male Voice 1
Female Voice 2
Male Voice 2
Isolation
ANC Wind Handling
ANC Wind Noise

The Anker P40i have a wind reduction mode, which helps to improve its ANC system's effectiveness by reducing the 'anti-noise' created when wind interacts with mics and the ANC system. However, the mode is still susceptible to the angle at which the wind is blowing, and when you're not in windy conditions, leaving the mode on can impact the ANC's overall performance. Interestingly, you can leave Ambient mode and wind reduction mode on simultaneously and still see a reduction in the overall noise level compared to everything left off, as shown here (with the wind at 0 degrees).

7.3
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
38.05 dB

The Anker Soundcore P40i leakage performance is decent. Largely due to their loose fit, your audio is more likely to escape. While leakage depends on how loud your volume is set, at moderate listening levels, the trebly content of your audio will be audible in an office as a thin representation of your music. If you have a desk that's not too close to coworkers, this won't bother anyone, but it's not as private as the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
Mic Yes
4.5
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
375.09 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
7.92 dB
HFE
7,136.96 Hz
Weighted THD
911.588
Gain
15.49 dB

The Anker P40i's microphone system's recording quality is poor. Your voice sounds a bit distorted and thin. While speech is still intelligible, it's not very clear or true to life.

7.0
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
32.26 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
7.0
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
7.0
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

Their noise handling performance is decent. When background noise is present, the mic system prioritizes your speech; even if background noise remains audible, it's quieter than your speech. With irregular and sudden noises, the mic can reject most unwanted noise well but can also cut out small segments of your own speech. Still, at least the caller isn't subjected to unexpected and loud noise.

Active Features
8.0
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
9.3 hrs
Additional Charges
4.0
Total Battery Life
46.7 hrs
Charge Time
0.75 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Auto-Off Timer
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

Their battery performance is great. According to our tests, you get over nine hours to a single charge with ANC enabled, though this can vary depending on use. They take about 45 minutes to charge up completely. The case supplies an additional four charges. They have an auto-off timer to conserve the battery, which you can adjust in the companion app. According to the manufacturer, a 10-minute charge can allow the buds to last five hours. You can also use one earbud in mono while the other charges in the case.

8.0
Active Features
App Support
App Name Anker Soundcore
iOS Yes
Android Yes
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
Graphic + Presets
ANC Control
Adjustable
Mic Control No
Room Effects
Yes
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping Yes
Surround Support
Yes

The Anker Soundcore app is impressive. It's the same app that most of the products by the brand use as you can see here, with an extensive EQ, listening mode controls, and features like 'Game Mode' to reduce latency. Other features include an auto-off timer, control remapping, virtual surround sound modes, a decibel limiter, Find Devices, and management for switching between two paired devices.

Connectivity
0
Connectivity
Wired Connection
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable
No
Length
N/A
Connector
No Wired Option
Latency - Analog
N/A
Latency - USB
N/A
Recorded Latency
N/A
Recorded Latency Connection No Wired Audio

You can't use these earbuds wired; they only work over Bluetooth. Their USB-A to USB-C cable is for charging their case.

8.8
Connectivity
Bluetooth Connection
Bluetooth Version
5.3
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
Quick Pair (Android)
Yes
Quick Pair (iOS)
No
Line Of Sight Range
334.65 ft (102.00 m)
Latency - SBC
133 ms
Latency - aptX
N/A
Latency - aptX Adaptive (High Quality)
N/A
Latency - aptX Adaptive (Low Latency)
N/A
Latency - LDAC
N/A
Recorded Latency
Recorded Latency Codec SBC
AAC Support
Yes

The Anker Soundcore P40i have excellent Bluetooth connectivity. They support multi-device pairing with two devices at a time. Through their app, you can access different listening modes like Game Mode,' which effectively reduces the SBC codec's latency to the figure shown. That said, the latency in 'Game Mode' is still noticeable, even though it's a major improvement over the standard connection's latency which is roughly double the delay of 'Game Mode'. Despite its name, 'Movie Mode' does not reduce latency for better-synchronized audio and video. Instead, it creates an immersive listening experience with its virtual soundstage, but the lipsync mismatch is bad enough to get annoying. Of course, latency varies depending on your device, apps, and connection strengths. These buds use pretty standard AAC and SBC codecs, unlike the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless, which support LDAC for higher-quality audio.

0
Connectivity
Wireless Connection (Dongle)
Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Latency - Dongle
N/A
Recorded Latency
N/A
Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
No
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
No

You can only connect these earbuds to a Bluetooth-compatible PC for full audio and microphone support.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
No
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
PS5 Analog
No
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
No
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No
2.2
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Charging Case
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
Yes
Power Supply
USB-C

The Anker Soundcore P40i come with a case to store and recharge the buds. You can charge it via a USB-C cable or on a wireless charging pad.