Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds 2020 Detailed Review.
Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds: Anker announced the release of six brand new varieties of earbuds. We’ll be discussing the Soundcore Liberty 2.
The Liberty 2 is an upgrade to Soundcore’s original Liberty Air. The original Liberty was a high-quality pair of earbuds, but it had a few significant drawbacks. Primarily, they charged via Micro USB instead of USB Type-C, so they took nearly 8 hours to fully charge from a dead state.
This was inconvenient, and the Liberty 2 has been upgraded with USB-C charging. In addition, this latest version of the Liberty allows for wireless charging. This isn’t quite as efficient as a wired charge, but the ability to charge on a Qi pad is a nice touch.
The Liberty Air 2 is unusual for an Anker earbud in that it’s white instead of black. In many ways, they actually look a lot like Apple Airpods. Their charging case is compact and has deep holes for the extensions on the bottom of the earbuds.
The lid on the case is spring-loaded, and it’s easy to pop open with one hand. It still provides good resistance, though, so it won’t easily come open by accident. The earbuds are easy to remove with two fingers, so once again you’re looking at easy, one-handed use.
In terms of comfort, the Air 2 is among the best in the game. It comes with five different sizes of ear tip, which means it’s significantly easier to find a good fit than it is with most other earbuds, which typically come with three sets of tips.
In addition, Liberty Air 2 is IPX4 water-resistant. This isn’t the same standard as many other truly waterproof earbuds, but it does mean they can stand up to a bit of light rain.
We’ll start with the mids and highs, which should be reliable on any decent set of earbuds. Bass is harder to get right, but mids and highs are essential to quality sound. The mids are less powerful than you’re probably used to.
This is due to the V-shaped EQ of the Air 2. It means that vocals will not be as pronounced, but you’ll get extra punch from both the highs and the lows.
This really helps the highs, since it clears out a lot of space for mid-highs. Cymbals, bells, and tambourines will all cut through the mix, without drowning out your mids altogether.
Connection and Compatibility
The Liberty Air 2 connects to your devices with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 protocol. This means they’ll offer the fastest connection possible, although they also support older protocols in the event that you’re using an older device. If you own an old-school original iPod or a legacy laptop for playing music, these earbuds will still be compatible.
The Liberty Air 2 also supports all of the latest codecs. This includes SBC, AAC, and aptX codecs, all of which are common on iOS and Android devices. In other words, it’s a fantastic choice for mobile users of all stripes, regardless of what streaming software you’re using.
Charging and Accessories
Like most wireless earbuds, the Liberty Air 2 arrives in a slick charging case. It’s designed similarly to the Airpod case, with slots for the earbud wings to slide into. As we’ve already mentioned, the lid is spring-loaded, which makes it both secure and easy to open.
On the front of it, you’ll find a trio of LED lights, which indicates the current charge. On the rear, you’ll find a USB-C charging port, so you can plug the device in quickly and easily.
The Soundcore Liberty Air 2 is a top-tier set of earbuds. They’re especially impressive considering the middle-of-the-road price. Honestly, we came into this review expecting a lot less, and we ended up being seriously impressed.
To begin with, while the default sound profile wasn’t anything to write home about, the personalized EQ was a fantastic feature. If you take the time to set these earbuds up correctly, you’re going to experience the fullest sound possible.
Not only that, but the Soundcore app lets you further customize your sound, which is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
All in all, this is a high-quality pair of earbuds that come at a reasonable price. Provided you adjust the settings properly, you’ll get exactly the sound you want.
More than that, you’ll also get a good sense of space and plenty of separation between instruments. If you want to jam out on the same type of earbuds the pros use, the Liberty Air 2 is a solid choice.