It’s been a few weeks since the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro arrived in our country and we’ve spent since then thoroughly testing them to see if they’re worth it. Can the headphones have noise cancellation, plenty of batteries, and customization options at a price that’s not over the top.
For Anker, the answer is a clear and absolute yes, and that is something we will leave doubts about today.
- Pilot 11 mm.
- Individual equalizer for each earphone with HearID 2.0.
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C (charging box).
- Battery life 7 hours (headphones).
- Up to 26 hours of battery life (with case).
- Quick charge.
- Wireless charging.
- Noise cancellation: Four modes.
- Other: Touch control.
A design in which its case stands out
The SoundCore Liberty 2 Pro are headphones that follow a style consistent with what is established by Apple’s AirPods. Without becoming a mere copy, they have their own style in which the “sticks” follow a flatter line, with a predominance of dull in all color varieties. We have blue, gray, white, red, and pink, although the unit we tested in this review is blue.
The base of the headset and the touch and we can customize what each will do with a double touch or hold down, having as options to choose all multimedia modes, activate the voice assistant or switch between noise cancellation and ambient mode.
The case is the real star. With a matte finish, its cover for accessing the helmet stands out, which instead of opening like most cases has a sliding mechanism. It’s ridiculously easy to open and the opening and closing are clear enough.
On the back of the case, next to the USB C port, we can see a discreet button that will help us activate the pairing mode of the headphones. This button is especially useful when you have multiple devices and want to use the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro on all of them. It is a common button in this type of headphones, although it is not available in all models, it is important to consider it as an added value.
We also have three LEDs that indicate the battery life of the remaining case, as well as compatibility for wireless charging, the possibility of charging the case on a standard Qi charger or even with mobiles with reverse wireless charging.
All sound technology in one great app
TWS Bluetooth headphones have a number of limitations when it comes to delivering a quality sound experience. This is not a challenge that applies only to Anker, but to all headphones in its class. The causes? The size of the headset and the bandwidth provided by Bluetooth technology.
To get an experience that is not only comfortable to use but also gives us a degree of quality. As for the headset itself, Anker boasts of incorporating its enhanced PureNote driver technology with 10 nano layers, capable of delivering 45% higher bass and a 30% larger frequency range than in a pilot. conventional. All of this translates into impressive clarity and precision.
To get the most out of the hardware we have the SoundCore app which is a must have if you find yourself using these headphones on a daily basis. To improve listening, Anker worked hard to have a great experience. In addition to having pads for all tastes, in the app we can perform a test to verify that the pad we are using is the one that best suits our ears. Likewise we have HearID, a technology that analyzes our hearing to better adapt to our hearing capacity.
In terms of equalization, the Anker application Looks like the best we’ve tried. While the default setting uses an equalizer called Firma by SoundCore offering versatile performances, we have profiles for Acoustic, Bass Enhancer, Bass Reducer, Classic, Podcast, Dance, Deep, Electronic, Flat, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Lounge, Piano, Pop, R&B, Rock, Speakers small , Oral Text, treble amplifier, treble reducer.
As if all that wasn’t enough, we have a classic EQ that we can use to create our custom listening modes, which will sync in the cloud if we create an Anker account. We also have the option of creating a new listening mode based on one of the predefined modes.
Dynamic noise cancellation and user experience
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Anker has equipped the Liberty 2 Pro with 6 microphones to reduce outside noise. Without being the most advanced technology on the market, all you have to do is put on headphones, start listening to music and isolate yourself sufficiently without seeing a decrease in hearing quality. What convinces us the most is that at Anker they didn’t limit themselves to just adding the core technology, but we have several options to calibrate the noise cancellation level or the transparency mode (which instead cancel, lets through ambient sound) making it clear. in which mode is best.
- Noise cancellation:
- Transport: Specially designed to provide smooth travel and ride, it targets low frequencies such as engine and road noise.
- Interiors: Eliminate mid-frequency voices and noise in the cafeteria and other interior spaces.
- Exterior: Reduce ambient noise on the go for quieter urban spaces.
- Customized: Set the level of noise reduction that works best for you.
- Transparency modes:
- Full transparency: Allows you to hear all ambient noise.
- Voice mode: Voices are heard more clearly than other ambient sounds.
- Normal: For those times when you don’t want noise cancellation or transparency.
Maybe what I would have missed the most was an option to calibrate the transparency mode. Among my favorite headphones, the Galaxy Buds + allow us to change the listening volume of our environment to an ambient level, and at the most aggressive levels, they are able to improve our listening ability compared to not wearing. headphones. Not that this is a weak point for Anker, as we consider the options offered to be exceptional, but by including such an option they would have obtained a perfect score.
In terms of latency, these are headphones that convince, but that do not fall in love. In video playback we had no problems, while in games, depending on the title, the experience can be unnoticeable or uncomfortable.
For what they cost, they are of exceptional value
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 has an official price of 129.99 dollars, a figure that positions it as a high quality product. Although this is not a price that can be considered low, in perspective these are headphones that offer exceptional value for money.
The reason? They are pretty much in line with anything we could ask for for a TWS headset. Both the headset and the case have a great design, the audio quality is unmistakable, we have ear pads for virtually every ear, the case supports wireless charging and we have one of the best apps in terms of personalization of the experience.
Its strong point lies in the combination of autonomy and active noise cancellation.. Most active noise canceling headphones have a poor battery life (typically around 3-4 hours per charge in actual use). In our experience, the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro will last in about 6 hours, more than enough to use it for a whole morning of work without having to go through the case. TWS earphones with active noise cancellation that achieve this, we have the Galaxy Buds Pro (and they cost a lot more).
If you’re looking for headphones that have it all and your budget is around $ 100-150, the Anker Soundcore 2 Pro is one of the few headphones that we can blindly recommend.
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