So, the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pros. Launched in January, they’re Soundcore’s new set of Truly Wireless Earbuds and the latest addition to the Liberty line up. I’ve been using them for about 3 months now, and so far they’ve been amazing!
Design, features and quality
The Liberty Air 2 Pros are, in some ways, a mix between AirPods and AirPods Pro. With replaceable ear-tips, a slightly longer stem and a similar shape to the AirPods Pro, it wouldn’t be hard to think they were a knock off version of AirPods. However, they’re so much more! The Air 2 Pros have the best design from any earbud I’ve ever tried. Available in white, pink, black or blue, there’s almost certainly a colour for you, and they all look amazing. Soundcore also provides you with 9 sizes of ear-tips! 9! There’s almost no doubt that there’ll be a set of earbuds perfect for you.
On the side of each earbud, there’s a touch-sensitive panel that can detect long presses and double taps only. Personally, I think there could be more controls, such as single tap, triple tap, swipe up, and more! By default, the controls are set to basic controls, but using the Soundcore App, they can be customised.
One of my favourite and most underrated features in the Liberty Air 2 Pros is Auto Pause. When you take out either earbud, your content automatically pauses, and it saves you from missing anything.
Audio Quality and Noise Cancelling
The Audio quality in the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pros is absolutely amazing! They’re some of the best earbuds I’ve heard in a long time, and the large 11mm drivers inside the earbuds are really powerful, and there’s a lot of bass.
There are 3 listening modes, including Normal, Noise Cancellation and Transparency. Furthermore, Noise Cancellation includes 4 sub-modes; Transport, Outdoor, Indoor, and Custom. Transport mode is my favourite, and I can barely hear the engine from my bus every morning now, and when I take my earbuds out, it sounds like a jet engine!
When Noise Cancellation is on versus when it’s off, there’s an evident difference in sound quality, and it’s evident that the Air 2 Pros are low-cost earbuds. Soundcore also provides customisable EQ, from Podcast to Default to Pop to Rap and so many more!
The earbuds have 6 microphones, which sound amazing. They are clearly audible and when recording and on calls, they sound quite crisp too. Overall, the audio quality in the Air 2 Pros is amazing, especially for the price!
The Charging Case for the Liberty Air 2 Pros is unlike any I’ve ever seen. Rather than a flip-up lid and pulling the earbuds by their head, the charging case has a sliding lid to reveal the earbuds from the side. Personally, this is one of the coolest charging cases I’ve seen in a while and one of the most interesting too! The case has some indicator lights inside and outside, a USB-C port for charging and a button to view battery levels. The case can also charge using any Qi Wireless Charger, which is an added bonus!
Soundcore advertises the Liberty Air 2 Pros with up to 7 hours of playtime on a single charge and the case provides a further 3 recharges, with a total of 26 hours of playtime! Additionally, with 15 minutes of fast charging, the earbuds provide 3 hours of playback time.
I’ve got about 5.5 hours of playtime with Noise Cancelling throughout my testing, and about 6.5 with Noise Cancelling off. Although it’s not as advertised, I think it’s quite good, especially with the charging case.
Soundcore provides a brilliant companion app for the Liberty Air 2 Pros, and although I’ve only tested it on iOS, it’s amazing! It lets you customise pretty much everything about the earbuds, from the EQ to controls to Listening Mode. Additionally, the Soundcore app has a feature called Hear ID. Hear ID generates a custom EQ setting tailored to your listening, and I think it’s quite accurate.
Overall, the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pros are an amazing set of earbuds, especially for the low price, and they’re good competition for AirPods Pro and the Bose QuietComfort, which both cost over double the Air 2 Pros! Starting at $129.99/£129.99, they’re available on Soundcore, Amazon and a bunch of other retailers too. Additionally, in recent months, they’ve been nicely discounted to $99.99/£99.99, which is an amazing deal for an already incredible set of earbuds. My only issue with the earbuds is their support for computers. Windows and macOS support is limited, and there’s no Soundcore app for desktop either. I definitely recommend the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pros if you’re only using them for your phone, and if you use them with your computer, your experience won’t be as great but I’m sure you’ll still love them! Let me know below, do you plan on or already have the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pros?
Check out this review from ShortCircuit