Review of Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless Earbuds.
Product Name: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2
Product Description: The Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 has an improved battery life of 7 hours of playback time and another 21 hours from the charging case. It supports wireless charging which is a big bonus and it also has quick charge which is important to the modern man.
The Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 has a comfortable Pencil design, with a balance audio and many other features. These are a few reasons, the Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 is one of the best-selling budget truly wireless earbuds in the market.
Wireless charging + USB Type-C charging for the case
IPX5 water resistance rating
Customizable controls + Soundcore App
4 microphones and uplink noise cancelation
No ambient sound mode
Not ideal for long time usage
The buds have some interesting features, and it is surprising to see such features for such a low price. There are not any design differences between the two models, but Anker have certainly up their game with these new Soundcore Liberty Air 2. Let us go through all these differences and the new features as we do an in-depth analysis of these buds to help you make that purchase decision.
The previous model came with micro-USB port, so this is a definite upgrade from it. USB Type-C enables quick charging which is convenient for the user. This is a common feature in most truly wireless earbuds, and it is also an essential feature. There is a status LED light in front of the case to show the amount of battery life left in the case. The charging case support Qi wireless charging which enables the user to charge the case using their power sharing smartphone.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 comes with a decent water resistance rating. There are only few truly wireless earbuds that provide a higher water resistance rating. The previous version of the Soundcore Liberty Air Truly Wireless Earbuds came without a water resistance rating. However, the new buds are water and sweat resistant which allows the user to use these in any kind of environment without any issues.
The mobile application is a great value addition to the buds. it allows the user to customize the controls and the output according to their liking. Most truly wireless earbuds does not have this feature and it is quite surprising that Anker have added customizability to these buds which are priced at such a low price. You can set up your own “Hear ID” through the application to enjoy music as you want.
Each earbud is equipped with two microphones and cVc 8.0 noise reduction technology. Environmental noises are reduced by 60%, while 95% of your voice is fed through to the other end so you sound louder and clearer on the other end.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 has light weight design. it is identical to the previous model, but with a few technical enhancements. The drivers are diamond inspired drivers which are light weight, and it produces a better bass and a 15% increased frequency bandwidth compared to the previous model. There are two microphones each on either buds which feeds your voice during calls to give more clarity.
There are two color options in black and white. And these buds coming with five sizes of silicon ear tips to choose from. Having five sizes is another major bonus when you compare with other brands which comes with only three sizes.
The hard plastic design is durable and both buds come with touch capacitive controls. These buds have water resistance rating of IPX5 which means it is sweat and water resistant. All of these design features make these new Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 truly wireless earbuds perfect for everyday use.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 comes with fully customizable controls. The touch capacitive controls work on both earbuds and it is used control music, calls, power, digital assistant and volume. The factory set controls are as follows.
Ear Buds Functions
All these functions are customizable using the Soundcore mobile application which makes life much easier for the user. These new Anker Soundcore Liberty Aire 2 also supports Google Assistant, Siri and Bixby which is another value addition to the customer. The touch capacitive buds are responsive and efficient.
The Souncore app is one of the best features of these new Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2. It gives total control to the user which a great value addition. In the app, you get basic information such as the battery levels of the buds and charging case. There is a built-in equalizer with presets and a customizable setting to suit your need.
The “Hear ID” feature helps monitors your hearing sensitivity in multiple frequencies and analyze it to provide you a truly personalized listening experience.
For a pair of earbuds priced at only 99$, the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 comes with decent audio quality. The bass is exaggerated thanks to the snug fit, but most importantly the mids are given just enough emphasis to balance the audio output. The highs are not that great, but it is not a major setback. Overall, audio performance is amongst the best in this price range when it comes to truly wireless earbuds. If you are not happy with the audio output, you could always use the app to adjust the levels using the equalizer.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 does not come with Active Noise Cancelation. It has good passive noise cancelations thanks to the snug fit. Make sure to try out the five sizes of ear tips to find the ideal size to suit your ears. if you find the suitable size, you will enjoy perfect passive noise isolations. While testing, the noises on the background were completely flushed. The conversations around me were drowned, and we had no disturbances to the music.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 comes with 7-hours of uninterrupted battery life which is amongst the top long lasting truly wireless earbuds in the market. The buds are equipped with decent batteries and with the additional 21 hours from the case gives enough playback time for the user. It would take approximately two hours to charge the buds from zero to full capacity. A quick ten-minute charge on the case would give two hours of playback time.
While testing the buds lasting more than 7 hours and 5 minutes which is still better than a lot of brands out there in the market.
The charging case of the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 adds another 21 hours of playback for the buds. the case provides quick charging facility which makes life easier for a busy man. The charging case has a USB Type-C port and LED lights to show the battery level of the charging case. The lightweight hard plastic design only weighs around 50 grams. It is similar in design to the previous model. The only change is the USB Type-C port in the new version while the older version came with micro-USB port.
Another major advantage of these buds is the fact that it supports, Qi Wireless charging. You have nothing to worry about carrying extra cables if you already have a power sharing phone.
Call quality is another area Anker have improved in the new model. They have added two mics each on both buds to pick the users voice, which increases the call quality. The four microphones work in tandem and it uses the noise reduction technology to relay the voice and decrease the background noises. Voice of different pitches comes through nicely which is amazing. For the price you would pay to get these Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2, does a perfect job when it comes to call quality.
For connectivity, the buds use Bluetooth 5.0 which enables fast and easy pairing. There is no lag when it comes Video streaming and there were not any interruptions during the testing. We had good connectivity upto 40 ft.
The new Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 is by far one of the best budget truly wireless earbuds in the market. most of features are great and it adds a lot of value to the product. The buds provide enough and more to compete with earbuds which are more expensive as well.