Anker Soundcore VR P10 Wireless Gaming Earbuds
Roger Stringer • January 27, 2023
2 min read
I’m a fan of VR, especially the Meta Quest 2 and, more recently, the Quest Pro, so when I was sent a pair of these to test out, I jumped at the opportunity.
According to Anker, their Soundcore VR P10 earbuds are the first wireless earbuds that have been made specifically with Meta’s standalone VR headsets in mind.
These earbuds support both bluetooth connections and also include a dongle, that plugs into an USB-C port and automatically connects the device with your earphones.
When it comes to gaming, the dongle is the recommended connection type. Using the dongle for VR and keeping your Bluetooth channel free does give you other benefits.
As far as earbuds go, the audio quality offered by the VR P10s is nice. Games sound great, and the 360 degree element of the audio (when playing a game that supports it) is fantastic . If something happens beside me or behind me, I know where to turn right away.
The bass is also decent for music playback, though the lack of active noise cancelling may be a drawback for some.
The dongle also features pass through so you can plug in a charging cable as well. I've tested the dongle on my macbook, my Quest, my PS5, my Steam Deck and also on my Switch with no issues.
The biggest feature I have to mention with these earbuds is the dual channel, being able to quickly answer my phone without interrupting a gaming session is invaluable. Without earbuds, I'd have to reach for my phone and throw it on speaker if I want to avoid pausing my game (or even removing my headset when in VR). While with wired earbuds or headphones, there's a great chance of missing the call entirely.
But with the VR P10, quickly double tappping either earbud will answer the call and switch the audio input to my phone. Game keeps going, no trying to talk over gunfire or music, and I can either tell the person on the other end to call me back in a few minutes or just have the full conversation right there.
It is worth noting this feature only works if the dongle is plugged into your headset and your phone is connected via Bluetooth. The earbuds don’t use Multipoint Bluetooth (where multiple devices are connected to the earbuds via Bluetooth at once), and that's fine.