The Anker Soundcore line is a great place to look if you’re hoping to save some money on your next pair of earbuds. The company offers a range of affordable designs that undermine much of the competition. On top of that, Anker doesn’t make many sacrifices when it comes to sound, performance, and features to keep these prices low. Today, the company launched the Liberty 3 Pro: a $170 follow-up to the 2019 Liberty 2 Pro that adds active noise cancellation (ANC), improved audio and a refined design.
The Liberty 3 Pro has a similar look to the Liberty 2 Pro with silicone-fitted wings and a shape designed to relieve pressure and discomfort. Anker says the new earbuds are 30 percent smaller than the previous model and are IPX4 rated for moisture protection. Onboard controls return to give you easy access to music and calls. Inside, the company explains that an “upgraded dual drive configuration” developed alongside nearly two dozen Grammy Award-winning products supports “the best sound model yet.” Anker’s Axial Acoustic Architecture (ACAA) has been updated to version 2.0, allowing for more detail without distortion. The Liberty 3 Pro also supports Sony LDAC Wireless Audio Codec, a standard that transmits more data over Bluetooth for high-resolution listening.
The biggest addition here is the ANC. The noise canceling setting uses Anker HearID technology that can customize the earbuds’ sound profile to suit your hearing. After a quick hearing test, HearID can increase some frequencies that might be hard for you to hear in each ear. HearID also powers Active Noise Cancellation here, assigning the level of noise reduction automatically based on the noise around you. Anker says the system creates a single audio profile that also accounts for ear pressure. The Liberty 3 Pro is also equipped with AI-powered background noise reduction for calls and three ambient sound modes for a variety of scenarios.
Anker says the Liberty 3 Pro will last up to six hours on a charge with ANC or up to eight hours with noise cancellation disabled. The included case supports wireless charging and holds up to three additional charges. The fast charging feature will give you three hours of use in just 15 minutes.
The Liberty 3 Pro is available today for $169.99 (£139.99 / €159.99 / CAD 199.99) in black, white, gray and purple color options.
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