Soundcore Liberty Air 2
Hello / Greetings To Everyone, So Today I am going to put my true views on Soundcore Liberty Air 2 review.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 are TWS wireless earbuds that are phenomenal. The sound quality, performance and functions are top notch. Long battery life, wireless charging and looks good.
I love TWS headphones. The absence of a cable provides complete freedom, small size, light weight provide comfort and ease of portability, and the included case allows you to charge the headset several times from 0 to 100%. You can even get good sound quality. Soundcore Liberty Air 2 meets all modern requirements.
Equipment with Soundcore Liberty Air 2
- Charging and storage case
- Replacement ear pads (5 pcs.)
- USB Type-C charging cable
Taking a quick glance at the package, you might think it’s nothing ordinary. But if you look closely, you will see that the charging wire uses the USB Type-C standard (which means the case will charge quickly), and there are as many as 5 replaceable ear pads (everyone can customize these headphones for themselves). And these two parameters can be immediately attributed to a number of advantages of this model.
Design : Soundcore Liberty Air 2
The looks and build quality are the strengths of the Soundcore Liberty Air 2. I purchased the white version for testing, which had silver and red accents. She looks very aesthetically pleasing and modern. The case, of course, is plastic to reduce weight, but different textures and materials are used. The equipment is not only stylistically beautiful, but also practical.
Soundcore Liberty Air 2 are so-called TWS earbuds and I think I need to explain what TWS technology is. This is a new technology and the term TWS earbuds has appeared quite recently.
That is, not just music without wires, but stereo music without wires.
An integral part of TWS headphones is the presence of a charging case. It’s hard to come up with something new here, and Soundcore Liberty Air 2 are no exception. In this case, you should not try to find similarities with competitors, although they will appear in appearance, we are interested in the details that lie inside and it is these details that will set these headphones apart from other competitors.
The case for storage and charging is made of soft-touch plastic. If your headphone model is white, it will be white, if black it will be black. The case is very small, weighs only 43 grams , is pleasant to the touch and thanks to the magnetic locks, it is convenient to open and use.
Despite the miniature size of this case, it has a number of advantages. This is a case for storing and naturally charging your headphones. It has a built-in battery, the capacity of which is enough to charge your headphones about 3 times, thereby bringing your headphones to 28 hours of battery life. And one more thing: this case supports wireless charging through the corresponding stations.
Naturally, it is possible to charge this case by cable using the USB Type-C connector at the bottom of the case. There is a button for resetting the case settings next to this connector; the case has no other buttons.
While charging the case itself and the headphones inside, 3 light indicators flash on the case body. The charging time of the case is approximately 3 hours. fast charging of the headphones in the case is available, 10 minutes of charging the headphones will provide another 2 hours of work. The headphones themselves have one indicator.
The case has magnets not only in its lid, but also inside to hold the headphones, so the headphones will not fall out of the case even if accidentally opened. Headphones are charged via the contacts located at the bottom of the headphones.
The Soundcore Liberty Air 2 headphones stand out for their stylish, modern, appearance. A number of technologies are used that give not only a beautiful appearance to the headphones, but also high-quality stereo sound for any composition.
These are thermoplastic polyurethane drivers to increase the vibration range of the diaphragm to make you feel powerful. This is a diamond-plated driver to expand the number of transmitted frequencies. Support for the aptXcodec allows you to listen to songs recorded “lossless”. And of course, 5 interchangeable ear cushions in the kit will allow each user to choose the size of the interchangeable ear cushions for themselves.
The manufacturer paid great attention to small details, even those that are invisible. For example, small metal “grilles” are integrated with filters and are located inside the sound channel. They look great and high quality, although no one will see them after placing the headset in their ears.
Comfortable, luminous, well thought out and pleasant to use. This is what the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 earphones are all about.
Speaking of the rubber bands, I will immediately add that in my case the L-shaped seals fit perfectly and adhered to the ears. None of the headphones fell out. Of course, this does not mean that others will have the same, it is a matter of individual anatomy. If none of the five pairs of complete rubber bands suits someone, you can buy others (or foam).
Technology with Soundcore Liberty Air 2
It’s worth noting that the noticeable black dots on the inside of both earbuds are hidden proximity sensors. Thanks to them, after removing at least one earphone from the ear, playback stops (does not apply to telephone conversations).
This is a useful feature, but if you don’t want to use it you can turn it off in the Soundcore app.
The free Soundcore app allows you to change the function of the touch buttons, set one of 22 EQ modes, and update the Liberty Air 2’s firmware. We also have the HearID feature that allows you to customize the sound characteristics to your individual hearing.
Details such as two-tone, white and red silicone rubber bands are visually pleasing. We have 5 pairs of them in the set, all have red accents. The seals are soft and adhere well to the inside of the ear.
This results in very good passive sound insulation – outside noise is clearly damped. Soundcore Liberty Air 2 does not have active noise cancellation, but passive sound cancellation is so effective here that it gives a very satisfying effect.
Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 wireless with aptX codec, also supports AAC and SBC if your smartphone does not use aptX. This is a nice feature because aptX technology usually has a big impact on sound enhancement. In addition, the signal strength is high and the connection is stable. When using the headphones while on the move (city, public transport, bicycle), the connection does not drop.
The drivers are 6 mm in diameter and are made of a very thin layer of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The manufacturer prides itself on being diamond coated here. However, some dealers change this term to “hard diamond structure”. Perhaps the fact is that the surface is covered with a relief structure to increase its hardness.
The sound from Soundcore Liberty Air 2 can be described as warm, meaty, with a lot of bass. I will not write that these are headphones for audiophiles, but from experience I will say that most people like it when there is soft bass in the music.
Therefore, I believe that Liberty Air 2 should appeal to the vast majority of people who listen to a variety of music, rock, rap, pop, jazz or light genres. The bass may be slightly dominant, but not overwhelming. The mids are a little isolated and the highs are light, although clean and transparent. Volume and power deserve special praise. I usually listened to music at a volume of 40-50%, maximum 60%.
Of course, for some time I checked 100% of the sound in tests, I think that these headphones are good even at high volumes. Sound is not distorted. On the contrary, at maximum levels the bass becomes softer and the treble is clearer, so the overall sound image is brighter and more attractive.
At low volume levels, people with sensitive hearing may recognize very quiet noise. But, I assure you, 9 out of 10 people won’t even hear it. This even, insignificant hum does not bother, with a volume of about 15% it is practically inaudible.
On the top of the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2, you can see small holes that house two microphones, as well as two diodes for displaying battery status and wireless connection. Two more microphones are located at the bottom, between two contacts, for charging the built-in batteries.
The quality of phone and voice calls through various applications is high. The voice is fully intelligible, with no reverb even if the wind is blowing (although I was unable to find strong winds during my tests).
Qualcomm CVC 8.0 noise cancellation works well, however, it should be understood that we are talking about eliminating noise from our environment (from us to the interlocutor). In other words, our voice will be clear, but the noise generated in the environment of the interlocutor will not disappear, so his voice may be less understandable.
Battery: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2
The data officially provided by the manufacturer are close to the truth. The headphones play 6.5 – 7 hours at 50% volume (or even a little more) on one full charge of the batteries.
The case provides 3 more full charges, so we actually get about 28 hours of listening time. This means we don’t have to worry about the headset stopping working during a long trip. In practice, I listen to music for a maximum of 3.5 hours a day, so I had to charge the case once every 8-10 days. I think this is not too problematic.
I have to admit that the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 took different times to charge because sometimes I left more power than the next time. The average charging time for earbuds in a case is 1 hour 35 minutes, but sometimes one could be charged for 1 hour 50 minutes.
People using induction devices for smartphones will appreciate that the Liberty Air 2 can be recharged with energy wirelessly. Just put them in the case and then onto the induction charger.
How to choose wireless headphones?
The first category of people buys cheap headphones, gets disappointed in them, and then, with a bit of bitterness, they look for others. Thus, they spend several times a little and remain dissatisfied, while the costs average about $ 100. The second part, those who choose high quality equipment. These spend $ 100, $ 150 and even more than $ 250, so they are more likely to be satisfied the first time.
Sometimes a compromise is the better solution. Maybe you should pay a little more right away for a high-quality device? And highly demanding users should consider buying a cheaper headphone that can offer everything they need for less money.
So Lastly, The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 offers very good workmanship, modern design, high comfort, long battery life, induction charging case, high quality microphones, five pairs of rubber bands, and a very attractive sound. Price? Up to 80$ .
- Comfortable and high quality case;
- Wireless charger;
- Sits comfortably in the ears;
- AptX support;
- Battery autonomy time;
- HearID application, thanks to which the functionality can be slightly expanded.
- Sound quality. It seems to me that Air 2 plays well. And somehow you can’t say more;
- No Active Noise Canceling (ANC) function.