Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Earphones are the world’s first earphones to utilize the Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture. Endorsed by 10 Grammy-Award winning audio producers.
Where you have big guys like Sony, Master & Dynamic and Apple producing True Wireless Earphones, I was surprised to see these from Anker start hitting top 10 lists. Doing a quick tally around the office, not many people had even considered Anker for day to day earphones. But their Liberty 2 Pro Earphones are seriously impressive.
The design is more practical than pretty. They are a bit bulky and can be easily seen poking out of the ear. They are a bit heavier than other earphones, so the added fin helps keep them in the ear. There are a couple of different size tips and fins to get the best fit possible. This helps achieve isolation, as there isn’t any ANC.
Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Earphones
The case is sleek, with a pebble shape and a slide to open lid. There is a USB-C port for quick charging, there is a port protector which is a bonus. The earphones connect via magnets and did take a couple of attempts to get them in right.
You can pair these via the Soundcore app, which runs through the pairing process and gives you some EQ options. The range is great and I managed to get around 23 feet before cutting out.
The size of the earbuds is mainly due to the huge drivers that are hidden inside. The soundstage is spacious, broad, with the bass pumping. I experienced a great overall sound, with vocals sticking out for me. The support for aptX HD is a huge bump of quality, this is especially noticeable when playing FLAC files or using a service like TIDAL.
On top of the EQ settings, you can use the HearID to create a customized sound. You listen to tones and then create an EQ setting just for you.
Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Earphones Specs
- Input: 5 V ⎓ 0.5 A
- Rated output power: 5 mW @ 1% THD
- Battery capacity: 65 mA x 2 (earbuds); 500 mA (charging case)
- Playtime (varies by volume level and content): Up to 8 hours (32 hours with the charging case)
- Charging time: 1.5 hours
- Audio code format: SBC, AAC, aptX
- Driver size: 11 mm Dynamic driver and Balanced Armature x 2
- Impedance: 16 Ω
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
There are no touch controls, with a single physical button on each earbud. These multi-functional buttons work as expected, with the addition of Google Assistant if you hold one down. This does mean that I have pushed one of the earphones right inside my ear when trying to click a button.
The earbuds pack around 8 hours of battery, with the case containing another 30 hours. The USB-C means you can fully charge the case in a couple of hours. There is also wireless charging which is neat for at home, but for an S10+ owner is awesome as I can charge it on my phone.
For me, the main negative point is the lack of ANC, as I’m a little addicted to it and can’t use headphones without it. Finally, check out our other audio reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.