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Soundcore is one of the few companies dedicated to wireless audio, to have created a pair of truly wireless earbuds that can rival Apple’s AirPods.
The Soundcore Liberty Air (Check on Amazon.com) sports a very distinguishable shape, with the elongated cuff protruding from the ear. Aesthetics aside, let’s find out how these true wireless earbuds behave in everyday life?
The Soundcore Liberty Air are equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, which guarantees extremely stable connectivity and a long-range. They are also IPX5 certified, which makes them a good choice for sports enthusiasts who want to use them during training; there is also a dual-microphone system with uplink noise cancellation, which reduces background noise during calls.
These headphones are comfortable and light on the ear, and can be a good choice for those who have a contrasting experience with in-ear headphones. They come with 4 different rubber tips, and once they find their place in your ear you will soon forget to have them on.
The case is larger and less premium than the AirPods’ case, given that it’s made of plastic that gives a much less premium feel.
However, this case is not to be underestimated. It holds the earbuds vertically, making itself compact enough to fit comfortably in your pocket. It will also remain upright if you place it on a table.
The magnetic opening is sturdy enough to keep close at all times, but at the same time can be easily lifted with one finger. The earbud housing is also magnetic, which makes it very easy to insert them and holds them in position even if the case is inverted. In addition, when you open or close the case, you can easily control the remaining charge thanks to the 3 LEDs on the front. Sadly, they are not that reliable, in fact, it happened more than once that the charge was completely empty, but 2 of the LEDs were still lighting up.
The Soundcore Liberty Air can be controlled by tapping on the earbuds. However they lack volume control, and the headset doesn’t pause playback in automatic if you remove them from your ears.
These earbuds have a very convincing sound for being a truly wireless device and they will satisfy all but the audiophiles with their sound.
The mids and highs are well defined, and the bass is energetic and decidedly immersive. Of all the truly wireless headphones I’ve tested recently, I consider them among the best.
They also offer very good insulation from the outside, with the ear pads that act as a cork for ambient noise.
A decisive point when talking about true wireless earbuds is the battery. And the Soundcore Liberty Air are hard to beat. Effective music playback on a single full charge is 4 hours and 50 minutes.
The case will then provide almost another 3 recharges, bringing the total autonomy at about 19 hours.
It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to fully recharge the case (without the earbuds in it), and about an hour to fully charge the earbuds with the case.
The Soundcore Liberty Air is a pair of truly wireless earbuds that are convincing in almost every aspect. A great sound with pronounced bass, enviable autonomy, great comfort both during use and transport, all these sum up to provide a fantastic user experience.
To all this, we have to add the price, decidedly competitive considering what is on offer. You can find them for (Check on Amazon.com). For me, they are an almost obligatory purchase.