Soundcore is a brand by Anker that makes quality and innovative audio products, which are supposed to make your music experience incredibly breathtaking. The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is the newest earbuds from Anker that features “Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture”, which is endorsed by 10 Grammy-Award-winning audio producers. I’ve got the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro with me today and we’re going to see if it really is that good as Anker promises.
The Soundcore Liberty 2 pro comes in a nice and premium box. You can find the wireless charging case inside the box and the earbuds nested on a frame. As you take out the frame, you’ll find a user manual and a pamphlet from Soundcore. As you take them out, there is a USB-A to USB-C cable and extra 6 pairs of EarTips and 2 pairs of EarWings for better fitting into different types of ear. The earbuds are a little bigger than the other earbuds. But the provided EarTips and EarWings are there to help them prevent from falling over and offer a better fit into your ear.
The charging case is really compact, with a sort of curved oval shape, and has a sleek design, which looks and feels premium with a matte finish all around. It provides a nice grip when you hold the case in your hand. On the front of the case, there is a battery status LED, and on the back, you have the USB C charging port and the button for pairing the device with your phone. To pair, you need to hold press the button for 3 seconds for the device to go into pairing mode. Once the device is in pairing mode, you can simply connect it via Bluetooth. The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro has Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX. It allows better connection with lesser drops and low latency issues with a maximum range of up to 32 ft. As you connect it once, you won’t require to go through this process every time. Simply sliding the lid open will connect the earbuds to your phone automatically. The earbuds sliding door open mechanism is smooth and feels really cool to slide open. Where all the earbuds’ charging case opens upward, Soundcore’s sliding door mechanism is a fresh design perspective. Soundcore’s parent company is Anker, a leading brand in all things charging. The Liberty 2 Pro benefits from all that battery technology experience and offers 8 hours of playback time once fully charged. With the wireless charging case, you also get additional 32 hours of charging. The case supports Qi wireless charging and fast charging via the provided USB-C cable. The Liberty 2 Pro is capable of playing for 2 hours straight with only 15 minutes of charging. It has a single button on both earbuds to play and pause, skipping tracks and summon your virtual assistant. You can remap the buttons via the Soundcore App to set double taps and long presses for volume control. The app gets automatically synced with the earbuds once you download the app from Playstore. Besides, this app offers few more tricks for you to enjoy an immersive sound experience.
The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro may look like any other true wireless earbuds, but on the inside, they actually have some pretty interesting tech that produces in-ear studio experience. The Liberty 2 Pro has a setup inside that Soundcore calls the Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture, in which the drivers are coaxial. Meaning they are aligned on a shared axis. To put things into perspective, each earbud has an 11mm dynamic driver to handle the low-end and a customized Knowles balanced armature for the mid-range and highs. According to Soundcore, this setup allows the earbuds to prevent the drivers from obstructing and interfering with each other’s sound output, as most multi-driver earphones do. Soundcore also worked with 10 multi-Grammy award-winning audio engineers throughout the development period of the Liberty 2 Pro in order to achieve a natural sound, which doesn’t excite the bass artificially. Anyways the result of the Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture is impressive.
The sound quality is stunning with proper high, low and mids. The sound on the Liberty is loud and punchy that you can actually feel the bass. Whereas on the AirPods Pro, the sound feels more synthetic. You’d be able to hear the bass but can’t really feel it. The AirPods Pro has a noise cancellation feature and when turned on, it blocks out pretty much everything while increasing the volume allowing you to hear better and clear in the mid-tone range.
Although high pitches and very low pitches will leak through and the bass is still lacking. They are not the best in the industry, whereas the Liberty 2 Pro offers much better sound quality that you’d be able to feel. The Souncore Liberty 2 Pro has 4-mics with Qualcomm cVc 8.0 noise reduction technology that offers better noise cancellation compared to Apple’s AirPods Pro when you’re on hands-free calling. The sound picked up by the AirPods Pro sounds a bit muffled, whereas, in Liberty 2 Pro’s case, it is clearer in a similar environment.
The biggest advantage of the Liberty 2 Pro is that you can find all the customization options inside the Soundcore app that is available on both AppStore and PlayStore. Inside the app, you’ll find a bunch of audio equalizers to experience a better listening experience. There is also a HearID customization feature that allows you to create a personal sound profile on your own. Following the prompts on the app, you can create a unique personalized sound profile with HearID by mapping your hearing sensitivity to multiple frequencies. This feature would most definitely give you a more immersive hearing feeling when listening with this earbud.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, the Liberty 2 Pro has a battery life of 8 hours compared to Apple AirPods of 4.5 hours. While with the wireless charging case, you can get additional 24 hours on the AirPods Pro and 32 hours on the Liberty 2 Pro. So, with the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro, there is a better chance that you’d go through a long flight a bit easier than the AirPods. Both AirPods Pro and Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro has an IPX4 rating, but in my opinion, the Liberty 2 Pro has better water resistance as it has a better seal than the AirPods case.
So that goes everything on the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro by Anker. And I’m in love with this device. The device has all the bells and whistles while sounding better and then some. If you’re an Apple user, you might prefer the AirPods for exclusive features related to Apple devices. But if you’re looking for a more reasonably priced alternative version of the Apple AirPods, then the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is certainly the earbuds that you should go for. These earbuds also come at 150 dollars, which is 100 dollars less than the Apple Airpods Pro, making the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro the perfect alternative to Apple’s AirPods Pro.
There are other earbuds from companies like Sony, Bose, Beats, and Sennheiser. But earbuds from those companies have a much higher price tag, and they are not really comparable to each other. However, the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is most definitely one of the best earbuds on the market right now at this price range, providing much better value than those high-priced earbuds.