Today my review will be about Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, I am checking out the latest offering from Soundcore and it is honestly on top with one of the big players and competes directly with the Sony XM4 and the Bose QC earbuds as well as the Apple Airpods Pro.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 pro retails for around $170 comparing it to some famous brands like the Sony WF-1000XM4 which comes in around $270 the Airpods Pro is also around $180 as well as the Bose QC earbuds which it retails at about $180.
Great ANC Performance
Not for Gaming
Average Battery Life
With all the specifactions and performance with these earbud, I really think that these earbuds are one of the very best in the market till date. Let us take a look what it has to offer.
Let us get on with the review of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, if you have considered the competition that Soundcore is competing with and you soon learn that they are actually not that expensive at all and if you are looking around for flagship earbuds then this may be one of the additional ones that you might want to consider.
Design of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
If you have used Soundcores product before you will definitely know that they come with superb build quality and that is the story with the Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro as well.
But, this time comes in a matte finish and it is like the team of modern earbuds nowadays. They kind of have this matte styling going on and honestly this one is pretty great because they don’t attract fingerprints at all and they don’t scratch easily.
So comparing it to the Sony XM4 they have a very similar build. But I feel that this one is a little bit better. Top of the cage you are going to get a Soundcore logo there with a nice mirror finish and the earbuds also come in nice slide up lit fashion.
Typical to most high-end Soundcore products that you get and at the back you are gonna get a nice Type-c charging port and a button at the side to check the battery percentage.
Plugging the earbuds in you are gonna get three LED’s at the front to tell you the battery percentage of the case. The lid here is also very solid and if you pull it up you are not going to get any place.
This is very solid it is not moving inside itself. The earbuds have this super cool and futuristic look and if you notice Soundcore also adds LED’s inside the case now to tell you the status of the earbuds.
But does a damn good job at lighting up the earbuds giving it a super premium and classy look. The material of it doesn’t really scream that premium $250 type of earbuds but if you look at the Soundcore the build quality and the finishing this rose gold finish really adds a very premium touch to the earbuds.
So the main touch sensor surface of the earbuds is a nice gloss finish with a nice Soundcore logo there and a mic for the ANC at the end here.
You also get these nice wing tips that are replaceable and you can also change the size and Soundcore makes this wingtip very integrated with the entire design and doesn’t feel like an afterthought.
In the back here you also see an in-ear sensor and you are gonna get this super nice rose gold glossy finish right up here. You are gonna see the ACA 2.0 branding there and it says astral coaxial acoustic architecture which is super cool and even the ear tips here are metal and very high quality.
Overall there are three microphones on each of these earbuds which gives you a total of six microphones for ANC, ENC as well as for all your conversations.
Features of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro Specs wise you are pretty much getting all the latest fancy features from Soundcore and you are going to get Bluetooth 5.2 chipset with support for Sony’s LDAC codec for Hi-Res audio, AAC and SBC audio codec.
Like most high-end codecs do make sure that you have a compatible phone or player to enjoy high-res audio.
This is not a given out of the box meaning if the box says hi-res audio it doesn’t mean you are going to get high-res audio if you run iOS then you are out of luck because it doesn’t support high-res audio.
This earbud also comes with an ipx4 water resistant rating so typical to the competition in this range and should give you pretty basic protection from sweat and water splashes. IPX4 is not rated to be used under the rain.
These earbud supports independent playback on both earbuds, you can use either side of the earbud however when you put either side back into the case audio will pause because of that in-ear sensor. You can just click and play them again and it will start again.
Another feature that Soundcore has is the ACAA 2.0 architecture which stands for Astro Coaxial acoustic architecture 2.0.
Simply put the ACAA, Architecture places the BA driver which is the balance armature driver in the center path of the dynamic driver so it is not separate which makes the architecture smaller and less distortion. Giving you strong bass and great highs all in the same small package.
Battery life of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Battery life of the Anker soundcore liberty 3 pro is also pretty good and it is nice that Soundcore made it very transparent about their battery life in different modes.
There are a couple of things that you need to take note here with the battery life. With ANC off and using normal codecs like your AAC and SBC you are gonna get up to eight hours with the earbuds and 24 additional hours with the case.
Turning on ANC you are going to get six hours and 18 additional hours with the case and if you choose to use the hi-res LDAC codec without ANC you are going to get about 4 hours and 12 hours with the case.
If you run ANC as well as the Hi-Res LDAC codec you are probably gonna get about two hours of battery life but this is not officially published by Soundcore.
But because of all the ANC technology and the LDAC codec really does drain up the battery very much. I don’t blame Soundcore for that.
These earphones also comes with wireless charging so you are gonna get all the convenience of popping it onto a wireless charger but then charging becomes really slow.
They also comes with quick charging so 15 minutes of charging with the cable will give you about three hours of juice and charging the earbuds and the case up from empty takes about two hours.
Active Noise Canceling of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
ANC that Soundcore develops especially with that here is ANC really makes a big impact to the performance.
Soundcore does a fantastic job at cutting low humming noises and although the Sony does well too with cutting away those constant hums.
You can hear that Soundcore cuts something additional using the same simulated noise blasting it and I swap between the Soundcore, the Sony as well as the Apple really gives a really good perspective to how good these earbuds are.
Lower humming noise is cut the most and does a super good job for masking the sound very well and especially with music playing everything just melts away.
Same goes to airplane cabin noise and literally makes it really enjoyable to listen to music with very little noise from the cabin.
Finally human chatting is one that I think works the best since having it on low volume music playing I literally cannot hear what others are saying. I can’t give these earbuds a perfect score.
I am going to rate this to be 9.8 out of 10 and that is my own personal experience with the Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro. Controls going into controls and this one is where you get to remap all of your controls.
And the thing that I like about Soundcore app is that they let you choose whether or not you like single tap because some people don’t like the single tap because you get accidental touches but Soundcore lets you choose whether or not to have them.
You can remap the controls as you like so am not going in full details here as they have implemented all controls and let you personalized it for your liking as well.
Sound Quality of Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Sound signature of the Liberty 3 Pro is nothing but impressive similar to all the Soundcore earbuds that we have tried and it gives you a super full and all-rounded sound quality.
Thanks to the 10.6 mm dynamic driver that pumps out an insane amount of bass coupled with the balance armature driver to give you extra clean mids as well as highs.
The bass gives you a very thumpy subwoofer feel to it emphasizing quite a bit on the sub bass and the first song that I have played using this earbuds already is so thumpy and aggressive.
I honestly love every bit of it so if you are a bass head then this will definitely work well for you. The vocals on these earbuds are crisp and clear giving you a very forward Sound signature and the artist all sounds like they are right there in front of you.
Amazing stuff and finally to the highs everything here is great and you can hear how the BA driver is just so precise doing its thing projecting all the symbols. App wise Soundcore doesn’t disappoint you.
Soundcore giving you great capability in a simple UI but I do wish that they have a standardized look and feel over their range of earbuds and bring some cool features like the sleep sound from the Live P3 and that would be really nice.
App Connectivity of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Inside the app you are gonna get the battery of the earbuds as well as the case and the picture of the earbuds. Earbuds are currently not color coded but this again is probably not the production app yet so hopefully that we are gonna see a color coded earbuds.
Latency of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Latency performance is not the strong suit of these ear buds and it is the only one thing that I feel kind of lacked out a little bit but to be fair.
It is not marketed to be insane gaming performance so you are gonna get that pretty noticeable lag with these earbuds especially with games like PUBG so however watching videos and movies on this is pretty nice and lag free.
All in all, I really like these earbuds and for their price, I think it is the one that I will get. But if you are on the fence about which high-end earbuds to get definitely check out my comparison Article between these earbuds. Comparing it to the Sony XM4 as well as the AirPods Pro.