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When it comes to consumer headphones, 2019 will definitely go down as “the year of the earphone.” This is possible in part due to the rise in popularity of the Apple Airpods. It seems like every week, a new earphone model is entering the market. The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is one of those products, and seem to be making a big impression. According to Soundcore, 10 Grammy award-winning audio producers recommend the Liberty 2 Pro earphones.
I’d have to ask, how could this be?
While the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is an excellent budget earphone, there are significantly better premium models on the market suited for audio professionals.
With all this hype, we had to check out the Liberty 2 Pro to see whether or not the stories were true.
The Liberty 2 Pro is a somewhat standard looking earphone. They do stick out of the ear as opposed to the flush fit of some earphones. I don’t think anyone will find this to be an issue, but it’s definitely something to note.
The earbuds have a decent weight to them with a premium plastic finish. The Soundcore logo appears on each earbud with a gloss background. The branding is subtle, giving the buds a minimalist aesthetic.
Careful consideration has gone into making the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro fit comfortably. The earbuds fit snug inside the ears without putting any pressure on the ear canal.
Included with the Liberty 2 Pro are seven ear tip sizes and three different ear wings or fins. This gives you more size options than most earphones on the market, both premium and budget models.
As the Liberty 2 Pro is slightly heavier than most earbuds, you can feel a little movement on the ear when doing activities.
Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Features
If you are looking for some workout earphones, then you’ll be pleased to know the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is IPX4 waterproof rated. This rating essentially makes these earbuds splashproof. Perfect for if you sweat when working out or if you get caught running in the rain.
The earphones have a built-in microphone for hands-free calling featuring Qualcomm cVc 8.0 Noise Reduction technology. The Liberty 2 Pro employs a total of four microphones to ensure you get the best call quality.
One of the coolest features on the Liberty 2 Pro is HearID. With HearID, you can tailor the earphones to match your specific hearing ability.
More on the hands-free and HearID audio quality in our sound review below…
The Liberty 2 Pro features an 8-hour battery life with a total of 32 hours from the case. The total playing time may vary based on the volume you operate the earbuds, but this is still adequate for most daily use.
The battery is fast charging. A quick 10-minute charge will give you 2 hours of playing time. The funky looking pill-shaped charging case features a USB-C connection and is Qi-compatible for wireless charging.
Lastly, the Liberty 2 Pro comes with an app allowing you to change audio presets and program the HearID.
Connectivity and Controls
You should be able to move around the office or even from room to room in an apartment without experiencing any dropout or connection issues.
On each of the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro earbuds, you’ll find a single button to control your paired Bluetooth device. With these buttons, you can play/pause, skip tracks (left previous, right next), adjust volume, manage incoming calls, and activate voice assistant (Siri/Google).
What Do The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro earphones sound like?
For a budget earphone, the Liberty 2 Pro delivers an impressive sound. Firstly, these earbuds are loud. I doubt many people will listen past 60-70% volume. Even at higher volumes, the earphones don’t lose their sound quality.
Bass heads will be pleased to know there is finally an earphone on the market with some decent low-end. The Liberty 2 Pro provides a bass-rich listening experience, significantly better than most earbuds on the market.
This is especially good news for working out where you want that little extra bass to keep you going. The low-end also improves call quality or listening to podcasts with the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro delivering a full, rich vocal sound.
“The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro also performs well in the mid-range and high-frequency response.”
Vocals and instruments sit forward in the mix, giving you a full audio spectrum of sound.
There are a dozen or so audio presets allowing you to adjust the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro to your preferred sound. The HearID can also be used to tweak frequencies to your hearing. I feel the HearID feature is a little pointless since you can pretty much get the sound you’re looking for from the presets. Still, the HearID works well, and you can get a decent personalized sound to match your ears.
The call quality on the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is also significantly better than most earphones on the market. Your voice will sound loud to the other caller; however, it’s not as good as talking on the handset. There is a little bit of an issue with vocal clarity, but it’s vastly better than most of what is on the market.
Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro What’s in the Box?
- 2 x Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro earbuds
- 7 x silicone ear tips (XS/S/M/L/XL/M+/L+)
- 3 x ear wings (S/M/L)
- Charging case
- USB-C cable (excludes socket adapter)
Does the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro live up to the hype? When it comes to sound quality, I believe the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is worth the hype that precedes them. The low-end response alone is enough to love these earbuds. Bass is where all earphones seem to fail, while Soundcore has managed to get this right with the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro. So, big thumbs up for that!
Overall the sound quality is great, including a hands-free experience that means you can actually hold a phone call!
At just shy of $150, the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro is priced well above other budget earphones on the market. But, I believe this is a good price point for these earphones. The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro sound better than most earphones with practical features you’ll actually use.