@radi0j0hn The battery life on these should surpass most on the market, especially in the price segment.
Regarding sound, the quality of the buds is hardly top-shelf, but will likely be a cleaner sound than many of the Skullcandy branded ones, which have always been imbued with an intentional bass boost, but little care for other aspects of the sound.
@radi0j0hn These are way better if for no other reason than the much better battery life; the Skullcandy Sesh on Woot are only $14 but you get 3 hours per charge, 10 total with the case, both of which are atrociously low values.
Oh, fine, in for a pair. I find in-ear headsets generally claustrophobic and uncomfortable, and the only good external ones seem to be the Galaxy Bud Live kidney-bean-lookin-things. (Cannot for the life of me figure out why people buy airpods… the sound is mediocre and they drop right out of the ear.) BUT… I do really like an in-ear set for long plane rides, which have been pretty frequent for me. Cheap good stuff for occasional use, yep, sure, seems the right balance.
@Berndude Longer than that actually because it started a little before before COVID lockdowns in late Fall 2019. It happened slowly, gradually more things taking longer and longer. And at first it was easy to assume it was covid related. Except things never got better. And it’s not just here where I live. If you have no idea what I’m referring to, you should consider yourself lucky. Google something generic like ‘prime not 2 days anymore’ and you’ll find tons of articles and discussions about it all over the US. I’ve had to cancel three orders over the last 12 months because the delivery just never shows up or takes more than 2 weeks and I get pissed, and prior to this I cant even remember the last time I had to cancel something. I’ve been buying more and more things from the big W because it will actually get here when they say it will.
@SnDMommy I’ve shopped Amazon for years. never had Prime, only rarely have paid for shipping. If smalls, I wait to buy until I have enough for free shipping. For the majority of purchases, I get a message that my package will be arriving a day or two early. Eight of the last ten purchases I’ve made were delivered in 4 days. I live in a rural area, so location isn’t an advantage, or maybe it is?
@SnDMommy I live in a rural area of Idaho, and my experience here is like yours. Often it takes 4-5 days, and they like to push you to “Amazon Day” for delivery, which is Wednesday here. So you can order late Monday and get it Wednesday, no problem. And if you order it Thursday, you get it Wednesday, no problem. That said, I spend some time in Hawaii, and that used to take a week (which was OK, because it’s Hawaii). But recently they upgraded their system, and it’s a 2 days now, everytime. Basically faster than Idaho. Go figure.
Does anyone already have these? I’d like to know how they perform on phone calls. And do they work if you only have one in your ear? I have hearing loss in my right ear and often only wear one. Thanks.
@Fuzzalini i’ve got the older version. you can use the right one by itself, but not the left (not sure about this version though). they’re great for phone calls though, the mic picks up everything surprisingly well
I have a totally functional pair of the Anker Zolo Liberty earbuds we sold a while ago that I use regularly, and I have a pair of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2’s we sold more recently that I have not taken out of the box, and I am still going to buy a pair of these. That way, I can be sure that I can save some money (these are usually about 70 bucks) and also not have to do any earbud-shopping for the next several years (which, to me, is worth roughly one billion dollars).
I tend to worry that things only get to this site if they have a bad track record of defects and they are getting dumped. I think most reviews are written early in ownership so they get the stars before they fail. I want to click buy but I don’t want another pretty paperweight. Anybody want to reassure me?
@IAMIS In this case, I think it’s that Anker has newer models, especially the Liberty 2s that are the direct successor. So they’re getting rid of these older ones for cheap, not b/c they’re not good. I’m early in my Liberty 2 ownership, but have found them to be great. Have owned other Anker audio stuff and it has been reliable and long-lived.
I have a pair of Anker Soundcore Libery Neo. I think they are the best ever. I have a fine appreciation for audio, so that’s saying something. The battery life is astounding and the sound quality is excellent. Huge value for the price. I’m considering a pair of these as an extra set. I’m sure they are great too.
I have a pair of original Liberty Air from 2018 that are still kicking. Being an aficionado of cheap earbuds, I am going to guess these are somewhere in the range of the Taotronics Soundliberty 77s that I loved but can’t find any more and the Skullcandy Sesh Evos that always have an issue charging the left earbud. In for 2 mostly for podcast/audiobook listening and napping with Pzizz.
Bought a set of these at Woot! (for more money) a couple of years ago and they’ve been a dream! They’re perfect for streaming with an iPad or walking the dog and streaming. I’ve never used them for workouts because they seem too big and I can’t speak to using them for calls because that’s never happened when I’ve been using them. But for listening to music or watching shows, they’re excellent and I’m considering buying another pair because this is such a great price.
Have an older version, love them. Use them on my treadmill, and they have a better track record of staying in than my hair ties.
Occasionally the left will unsync but it’s a quick 60 second fix. You betcha I’m grabbing these.
“Because here’s the thing: shoes wear down, whereas earbuds just die, often without warning.”
They still sell wired earbuds where you can replace the cable when it goes bad, rather than this world of dying hard to replace tiny batteries. Think of the earbuds you’d want to pass down to your children.