Welcome to the Liberty Air 2 Pro News & Review Megathread. Here’s where you’ll find all the latest news, reviews, and accolades as people all around the world get Liberty Air 2 Pro into their ears for the first time. Be sure to check back periodically; this space will be updated as new reviews come in (LATEST UPDATE: 1/14/2021).
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THE LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS (MEDIA):
USA Today via Reviewed: These earbuds are among our most promising CES 2021 picks—and they’re already on sale
Reviewed Says: It features several new modes: transport mode, which blocks out lower frequencies; indoor/outdoor mode, which reduces midrange frequencies; and two transparency modes, one of which augments ambient sound and one that’s akin to the transparency mode in Apple AirPods Pros, so you can actually hear what’s happening in the outside world with ease.
Tom’s Guide Says: There’s a “HearID” feature, which uses the mobile app to tests how well you hear certain frequencies at varying volumes, and personalizes the sound output according to the results. You can also tweak the EQ manually, again via the app.
Make Use Of Says: The Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro returns with larger 11mm drivers, which will deliver better overall sound. Along with the larger drivers is something called “PureNote,” which Anker is marketing as a sort of hardening for your earbud drivers, and at the very least sounds like it’ll make the drivers last that bit longer.
Forbes Says: “The Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro have an awesome breadth and one of the fattest and clearest bass frequencies that I think I’ve ever heard. At the same time, they also have a beautifully clear upper range that shapes and focuses the soundstage so that the music almost takes on a floating 3D quality. It’s hard to describe how expansive the sound is.”
Forbes Says: “These earphones are available now for $129.99, a little over half the cost of the Apple AirPods Pro. And they have some features that sound like they belong on a high-end pair like that.”
The Verge Says: “The new model has improved ANC with modes designed to fit various situations — the transport mode blocks out lower frequencies, for example, while the indoor mode is better at reducing mid-range sounds like voices in an office.”
Digital Trends: “Soundcore says it has reinforced these drivers with 10 “hardened nano-layers.” The company calls it PureNote technology and claims it lets the Liberty Air 2 Pro produce accurate sound and clarity at all frequencies.”
What Hi-Fi Says: “Liberty Air 2 Pro have plenty going for them on paper – audio personalisation, battery life up to 34 hours, multiple active noise cancellation modes and a pretty attractive price tag.”
CNET Says: “In my limited testing, I thought the noise canceling was on par with the AirPods Pro’s noise canceling. There are two transparency modes – one augments ambient sound a bit while the other is supposed to be a more natural sound mode similar to the AirPod Pro’s transparency mode that lets you hear the outside world with almost no colorization.”
Engadget Says: Soundcore “employs what it calls PureNote technology alongside 11mm drivers for “accurate sound and clarity at all frequencies.”
Android Guys: Soundcore starts 2021 with Liberty Air 2 Pro ANC earbuds
Android Guys: “Honestly, the earbuds look like last year’s Liberty 2 Pro and the Liberty Air 2 had a baby. You will get a teardrop design similar to the Liberty Air 2 but with a neat new angular profile. Stow that away in the charging case that’s very reminiscent of the Liberty 2 Pro one and I think you have a winner.”
Android Police Say: “Anker is really pushing the audio quality here, collaborating with Grammy winners and music producers to ensure the tuning is perfect.”
NME Says: “The Liberty Air 2 Pro, which has been endorsed by 10 Grammy-winning artists, is a significant leap forward for the Liberty series in terms of both sound quality and functionality. Its hybrid active noise cancellation and multi-mode transparency features are key, allowing listeners to filter background noises in or out as they please.”
The Gadgeteer: Anker reveals new Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds today
The Gadgeteer Says: “The new Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds are a higher-end pair of earbuds that feature active noise canceling while listening and 6 noise-canceling microphones for calls. The PureNote™ Driver Technology provides a 45% boost to bass and a 30% wider frequency bandwidth than ordinary drivers.”
THE LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS (YOUTUBE):
Short Circuit: “They sound really good”
Jon Rettinger: “It’s a really solid combination, at a really affordable price. I think you’re gonna have a really hard time finding any fault with.”
Justin Tse: “You have so much customizability, like HearID, and if you’re an Android user then I think this option is a no-brainer.”
El Jefe: “The active noise cancellation is strong and does a very good job at blocking out low and mid tones.”
Just Doin’ Life TV: “What’s really getting me about these earbuds is that they managed to pack so many lifestyle features into such a small case.”
English Dan Reviews: “I am super impressed with the noise cancelling on these”
Inside Tech: “When you compare them to Apple’s AirPods Pro, the Liberty Air 2 Pro’s sound quality is simply better in every single way. The blow them out of the water when it comes to bass … the highs sound more crisp and detailed, too, so the audio is just more exciting.”