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Anker Unveils $130 Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro Earbuds to Compete With AirPods Pro

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Anker today announced the launch of the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro headphones, which are true wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation capabilities.


Priced at $130, the Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds are half the price of the AirPods Pro, and are the first Soundcore headphones to offer noise cancelling functionality. There are three ANC modes, including Transport, Indoor, and Outdoor to adjust the noise cancellation levels.

Transport mode is optimized to cut down on the noise of engines, traffic, and public transport to reduce up to 90 percent of noise during a commute, while Outdoor mode targets low and mid-frequency sounds to minimize noise while allowing traffic sounds to come through. Indoor mode targets and cancels human voices.


The Liberty Air 2 Pro come in four colors: Onyx Black, Titanium White, Sapphire Blue and Crystal Pink. The earbuds offer a six hour battery life with ANC turned on or seven hours with the feature deactivated, and there's a USB-C/Qi charging case that adds up to 26 hours of additional battery life.


Six built-in microphones optimize voice for phone calls and aim to minimize background noise, and the earbuds are compatible with Siri at launch. There are built-in touch controls for music playback, which can be customized inside the accompanying app.

As for sound, Anker says that the earbuds are equipped with PureNote Driver technology with 11mm drivers for "accurate sound and clarity at all frequencies." A HearID personalized EQ feature is included to intelligently analyze each person's hearing profile to create a tailor-made sound setup. There's also an adjustable EQ with 22 preset sound profiles, and the earbuds come with nine pairs of silicone ear tips so that users can get the ideal fit.

The Liberty Air 2 Pro can be purchased from the Anker website or from Amazon for $129.99.

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Unity451

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Transport mode is optimized to cut down on the noise of engines, traffic, and public transport to reduce up to 90 percent of noise during a commute,
I get wanting to eliminate airplane engine noise and whatnot, but do people actually have noise cancelling mode on while jogging or walking around in public? I haven't been following the news... Do people not get mugged and attacked anymore?
 
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LeeW

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There are a ton of people like me that are no audio pros, can easily afford the best there is but don't due to the lack of appreciation for what they are sound-wise. Nice to see something a little different at a reasonable price point. If they do sounds decent and the NC is ok I would purchase them.
 
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I get wanting to eliminate airplane engine noise and whatnot, but do people actually have noise cancelling mode on while jogging or walking around in public? I haven't been following the news... Do people not get mugged and attacked anymore?
I would be more concered about being run over by a car or bike. Being mugged isn’t really a thing here in Germany, might be different in other places.
 
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pers0n

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Hoping someone makes some high quality ones for like $10 or $20, its going to happen eventually
 
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I see everyone is taking design inspiration from Libratone Track Air+. I love the Libratones so much that I bought 2 pairs. They look great and sound awesome BUT the connection is spotty and they WILL break. I'll keep buying them because of the design and sound. No way will I get Airpods/Pro. They still look dumb to me and everyone and their momma has them.
 
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The price is nice, and I like that they have multiple color options, but the aesthetics (when blown up visually as they are) are akin to a toilet flusher. I'm sure they're fine though. Might be a good option if you just don't want to pay Apple prices and aren't flustered by their looks, or maybe you wanting something with a slightly retro aesthetic?
 
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I'm surprised Apple hasn't made more colors. I don't care much as I pretty much only use mine around the house since I work from home, but the pure white is kinda tacky.
 
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I'm surprised Apple hasn't made more colors. I don't care much since I pretty much only use mine around the house since I work from home, but the pure white is kinda tacky.
The pure white earbud is kind of a trademark for Apple, so it never really bothered me. That said, I would totally love for them to have an option in matte black/space gray, or really just anything else.
 
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Black and Blue ones look really nice.
the “Soundcore” written on them looks kind of tacky to me though.

Hopefully it can be scratched off with a knife and then maybe painted over with a sharpie for aesthetics.
 
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I get wanting to eliminate airplane engine noise and whatnot, but do people actually have noise cancelling mode on while jogging or walking around in public? I haven't been following the news... Do people not get mugged and attacked anymore?
I think this is more for commuting by rail or bus. Transparency mode is for anytime you need to remain aware of your surroundings like that.
 
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SSDGUY

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The pure white earbud is kind of a trademark for Apple, so it never really bothered me. That said, I would totally love for them to have an option in matte black/space gray, or really just anything else.
Agreed. I think for Apple it's a branding thing, and maybe a status symbol from some. But they've offered these cool color options for phones and ipods over the years, so why not? Black or space gray … great look but I'd lose mine out in the lawn or behind the couch within 24 hours. :oops:
 
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I run on the left side of roads to see oncoming traffic, being hit in the back by a car is a pretty horrible thought.
... why are you running in the road at all? Do you not have sidewalks, bike paths and running trails where you live?
 
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Hey all, I haven't used these, but I'm an owner of the Anker Liberty 2 Pro buds, which I bought a year ago. I bought them because the case had Qi charging, it also uses USB-C instead of lightning, it works with Comply foam tips, and I love Anker's warranty. Every time I've had an Anker problem, they replace things VERY quickly.

They sound great. Not sure how these sound, but hopefully they're even better!
 
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