Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty Air 2 true-wireless earbuds have been out for a few months now, so today I thought I’d compare them to help out those of you who are still undecided about which pair to choose.
How Do They Sound?
If you looked inside Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty Air 2 you’d notice that their drivers are completely different. That’s because Liberty 2 Pro uses our state-of-the-art Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture. It combines a customized Knowles balanced armature driver with an 11 mm dynamic driver into one single unit. The benefit? Interference is eliminated, the soundstage is expansive, and you can hear every detail of the song.
And don’t just take my word for it. Forbes described Liberty 2 Pro as “earbuds with attitude and plenty of bass” and “a superbly defined treble and a solid midrange to bring the soundstage to life, almost as if the music is coming from a pair of loudspeakers”.
On the other hand, Liberty Air 2 is equipped with diamond drivers—technology that has previously been used in high-end speakers. These drivers are ultra-lightweight, but rigid which allows them to vibrate with more precision, resulting in super-accurate sound.
How Long Can You Listen For?
Liberty 2 Pro offers a slightly longer playtime than Liberty Air 2 (although not by much). Check out the breakdown of the numbers below:
Liberty 2 Pro
Single Charge Playtime = 8 Hours
Total Playtime with Charging Case = 32 Hours
Liberty Air 2
Single Charge Playtime = 7 Hours
Total Playtime with Charging Case = 28 Hours
Both Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty Air 2 support fast-charging. Just place the earbuds in their charging cases for 10 minutes and you’ll get 2 hours of listening time—perfect for when you’re short of time.
And their charging cases support wireless charging, which is a great little bonus for those of you with a wireless charger lying around the house.
Is There an App?!
Yes! Both Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty Air 2 are fully supported by the Soundcore App—just go to the App Store or Google Play to download it.
What can you use the app for?
- Choose from 22 preset EQ settings
- Use HearID to create a personalized sound profile just for your ears (check out this excellent article by @Will which goes into lots of detail about how it works)
- Customize the controls on the earbuds
- Update firmware
What About Phone Calls?
To make calling a breeze, Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty Air 2 are equipped with 4 microphones and built-in cVc 8.0 noise reduction technology that enhances your voice and blocks out distracting background noises.
Personally, if you’re looking to buy earphones for making calls rather than listening to music, I’d recommend Liberty Air 2 as their shape has been optimized for calling. CNET also rated this feature, with the reviewer remarking “I was really impressed with their call quality… Callers said they could not only hear me well but, remarkably, they heard almost no background sounds and thought I was indoors.”
A Couple Of Other Differences:
- Liberty Air 2 has touch control, whereas Liberty 2 Pro has actual buttons
- Liberty Air 2’s charging case is smaller than Liberty 2 Pro’s
- Liberty Air 2’s earbuds are IPX5 water-resistant, whereas Liberty 2 Pro’s are rated at IPX4.
So let’s have a poll, which true-wireless earphones do you prefer?
- Liberty 2 Pro
- Liberty Air 2
And let me know which headphones you’d like to be featured next time by leaving a comment below!