- Support for passive noise reduction
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Wireless charging
- Long battery life
- Great stability
- EQ customization
- Unsatisfactory latency
- In-ear design
Frankly, this is not a new product. But you wouldn’t find many TWS headphones that remain relevant and make competition to the new models. In this regard, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is a true hero. Moreover, this headset doesn’t have many siblings. This means that the company was able to create something that would work longer than the average headphones on the market.
In fact, this brand is specialized in making various accessories. You might be familiar with it due to the power banks. So this is a good chance to know that Anker is also quite good at designing TWS headphones.
When talking about the appearance of any earphone product, we should divide it into two parts. One should refer to the earbuds, while the second part should introduce the design elements of the charging case.
As for the case, its size is quite suitable as an object to be used all day long. It adopts a more practical scrub skin design. Its advantage is that it will not be affected when sweating. Plus, you don’t need to worry about scratches.
Due to the wireless charging function, the bottom is flat. There is also a charging hole as well as a reset button on the back.
You only have to push up and down to open the lid. Honestly, this is many times better than what we see at many manufacturers that copy each other.
However, because it uses matte PV material, there is no embellishment of metal parts. So when holding it, you will definitely feel its “plastic nature”.
Well, we guess you are more interested in the design of the earbuds. The Anker Liberty 2 Pro uses an in-ear design. Due to it, the headphones ensure an effect of passive noise reduction. Although the comfort is not as good as the semi-in-ear design, we have to say the company has worked quite well and made them very comfortable to wear. Generally, for the products with an in-ear design, if you want to wear them comfortably, you need to pay more attention to the ergonomic design of the in-ear part.
The Liberty 2 Pro adopts a sloping in-ear design. Plus, it comes with large, medium, and small ear fins. Plus, the earphones come with a hidden indicator light, which is convenient for users to see the current status when using them.
The outer surface of the Anker Liberty 2 Pro uses metallic paint with a reflective logo. Unlike the charging case, the earphones come with a metal texture. The part exposed outside the ear is also relatively small.
There are at least two major factors affecting the sound quality of the true wireless Bluetooth headset – the iron structure and the tuning skills.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is a headphone that focuses on sound quality. In the moving iron structure, the Liberty 2 Pro uses coaxial coil iron technology. Agree that it’s not common in true wireless Bluetooth headsets, that is, the moving coil and the moving iron are combined in a coaxial position. So it has both the middle and the center of the moving coil. In addition, the moving coil uses an 11mm large-size unit. From the perspective of hardware configuration, it is indeed full of materials.
As for the actual test, the Anker Liberty 2 Pro supports EQ customization. When tested in the standard mode, we were surprised by its great bass performance. Compared to AirPods, the low volume is very sufficient. But in comparison to the same Apple product, the vocal and treble parts have been enhanced noticeably. In terms of the sound field, the Liberty 2 Pro performs much better than AirPods, providing a clearer sense of distance and layering. In addition, because Liberty 2 Pro comes with aptx support, the sound quality is better on Android phones that support aptx than on iPhones.
We have also to say that Soundcore invited 10 Grammy-winning tuning masters. So you can choose your favorite master tuning in the EQ selection of the app. The difference actually sounds quite big, and it provides users with a lot of personalization options.
Stability and latency
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro uses Qualcomm’s main cost-effective mid-range chip QCC3020. Although it also supports Bluetooth 5.0, we were positively surprised by its stability. For instance, in a house, where are at least three walls and the distance exceeds 10 meters, there was no disconnection when listening to music.
However, when talking about latency, we have to admit that it falls behind the AirPods. In this regard, if latency is an important indicator for you, just choose headphones that sport the Qualcomm QCC5 series chips. But they will cost more.
Battery life and charging
When used with the charging box, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro can provide up to 32 hours of battery life. Each earbud can last 8 hours. This is much better than the AirPods. In addition, there is a quick charging function, which allows us to charge for ten minutes and listen to music for 2 hours. The headphones support Qi protocol wireless charging. Thus, you can use your smartphone’s charging pad.
We liked that the firmware supports upgrades. And this is the main reason why the manufacturer didn’t launch many follow-up models. It created something worthy and just upgrades the system, making it better and better.
There is a special app that not only allows to download and install updates but also interacts with the headphones easily.
The headphones support the button customization function. Say, you can change the long-press default voice assistant function to volume control.
Also, our protagonist supports IPX4 level waterproofing.
So it turns out these “grey-haired” headphones outrun the much-popular Apple AirPods. If we can’t praise its appearance much, the sound quality, wireless charging, fast charging, stability, and other features make it stand out.