Review: Soundcore Liberty Neo by Anker
In early 2019, audio brand Soundcore teamed up with the charger company Anker to create the Soundcore Liberty Neo true wireless earbuds. It’s designed to provide enhanced sound quality and super lightweight comfort for a reasonable price, and based on most of its online reviews it’s clear that this set has achieved that in spades.
Each earbud weighs less than a quarter of an ounce and is outfitted with a soft hook and a silicone ear tip for secure yet non-irritating wear. The Liberty Neo utilizes Anker’s specialized graphene drivers, which offer a richer and clearer sound that’s further enhanced by BassUp technology. It even includes SweatGuard protection and an IPX5 rating against dust and water for greater versatility and durability.
Reviewers across the board have praised this set for its sound quality, comfortable wear, and versatile usage, as it can be worn efficiently during work, a bike ride, or an intense training session. They also appreciate how easy it is to connect to their smartphone, and the pocket-sized charging case enables a quick power-up whenever it’s needed.
-Decent price tag
-Very comfortable wear
-Incredible sound quality
-Easy to set up and use
-Convenient charging case
-No volume controls
-Disappointing battery life
-Limited water resistance
Several reviewers have also claimed that this set provides noise-cancellation, which is great for those who prefer to tune the world out as they train. However, this does mean that buyers should be especially careful in high-traffic environments.
Furthermore, it comes with an IPX5 rating against dust and water to make it fit for runs across dirt roads and mild rain or snowfalls.It’s also equipped with SweatGuard protection for all those high-intensity workouts and runs through hot weather.
Both the call-answer button and a CVC noise-canceling microphone are fixed into the right earbud. And to keep everything stored away safely, it comes in a pocket-sized charging case for safer travel and an easy power-up while on the go. The set also comes with a micro USB cable that plugs into the case and the buyer’s laptop for an even more efficient charge whenever it’s needed.
Along with Bluetooth version 5.0 for connectivity, each bud is also equipped with an internal LDS antenna. By using satellite technology, it further strengthens this set’s connectivity so that it can stay functional even while used in busy areas.
And while this set already comes with an IPX5 rating, it’s also outfitted with SweatGuard protection. This means that buyers are able to use it in several different types of weather, from hot sunny days to mild rain and snowfalls.
BassUp technology is also worked in to analyze the headset’s low frequencies and increase the bass by as much as 43%. Both of these features combined result in a next-level sound experience that’s perfect for audiophiles and a real treat for the average buyer.
And the sound doesn’t stop with music and calls, as reviewers have also noticed how amazing its mic is. It’s equipped with a CVC noise-canceling microphone that reduces background noise while improving voice pickup, which also works wonders when using voice commands.
Buyers are also highly impressed with the fact that this set’s connection never seems to falter. This is because both earbuds have been equipped with an LDS antenna, which is derived from satellite technology and works alongside Bluetooth to ensure that this set stays functional even in busy locations. It also includes the standard wireless range of up to 33 feet so buyers don’t have to feel tied to their device.
Just like all other in-ear headsets, this one comes with three different sizes of soft silicone ear tips to help all buyers find their perfect fit. Soft, small wings are also included to further ensure that it stays in securely.
With all of this said, there are still some buyers who claim that it’s not meant to be worn for longer periods of time. They’ve said that it becomes uncomfortable, and sometimes irritating when left in their ears for longer than two or three hours. However, this may be due to either the shapes of their ear canals or that they might have inserted them incorrectly.
Its curved design and soft silicone tips allow this set to fit comfortably yet securely in each ear, and this is aided greatly by the small silicone wings. The Soundcore logo is also featured prominently on the face of each earbud, which makes a great addition to its sleek, futuristic style.
Like other headsets that are sold by Soundcore, this one is only available in black. While many are now offered in a wide range of hues, black continues to be the most popular as it appeals to a wider range of buyers.
Of course, the fact that it can be stored away in a pocket-sized travel case helps a great deal in maintaining this set. Not only do buyers have access to a quick and easy charge wherever they go, but it also stays protected against heavy and harsh weather as well as possible external damage.
It also has an IPX5 rating against water and dust, as well as SweatGuard protection, which lets buyers know that it can continue to function even during hot days, intense workouts, and runs through mild rain or snow. However, it does mean that it might not be as resistant to very heavy rain and won’t be fit for use in the shower or at the pool or beach.
Ease of Use
The button fixed to the right earbud makes answering and ending calls a breeze, as this only requires a single tap. And the charging makes it incredibly simple to both power up and store away. The only hassle that some buyers have complained about is that there are no volume controls on this particular set, so whenever the sound has to be adjusted buyers will have to do so on their device.
Although reviewers appreciate this setup, many of them do wish that its battery life was more impressive. After a 90-minute charge, they are only given three and a half hours of talk and playtime. Even though the charging case can bumps this time all the way up to nine hours, it's still quite disappointing when comparing this set to similar wireless earbuds.
Just from reading the online responses, it's clear that most reviewers feel that this set is an amazing bargain. Its wear is incredibly comfortable and completely non-intrusive, it's easy to store away and travel with, and most buyers feel that it's very easy to set up. They also love the overall sound quality and the fact that it's so versatile.
With that said, there are still some factors that cause buyers to question if they should make a purchase. These include its disappointing battery life and the occasional connectivity issues.
-Bluetooth version 5.0
-Push and Go technology
-CVC noise-canceling microphone
-Silicone ear tips and wings
-IPX5 rating against water
-Pocket-sized charging case
-3.5-hour battery life
-9 additional hours with the case
Of course, there are some drawbacks for buyers to consider before making a purchase. Yet if these aren't major deciding factors, then the buyer would get more than their money's worth as soon as they receive and start to use this incredible set of wireless earbuds.