Wireless earbuds are pretty much a staple of 2020 living. Not having to be encumbered by wires on your commute or tethered to your workstation can make day-to-day living a lot less of a hassle, and though wireless headsets and headphones can be great, there’s nothing like the freedom of weightless wireless earbuds. There’s just one problem with wireless earbuds: they’re not exactly gamer friendly. From rubbish quality microphones to having them fall out at the absolute worst time, I had given up on ever successfully using wireless earbuds for my late-night gaming sessions. And then I discovered the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro.
First, a little backstory here. As much as I love wireless earbuds, unless I stay absolutely, completely and 100% still, they just don’t seem to stick in my ears. Whether that’s due to my piercings or maybe because I apparently have shockingly small ears, it’s just never gelled with me. I’ve loved wireless earphones until I’ve had to move any part of my body, and then it’s been game over. This is one of the biggest reasons as to why I’ve never been able to use wireless earbuds for gaming, along with the whole microphone quality issue.
The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro has revolutionised not just how I game, but how I live my life. Not only do they deliver exceptional quality sound and a flawless microphone, they stay in my ears and – thanks to their insane battery life – don’t need to come out until I decide. (If you don’t have teeny tiny ears then don’t worry, the Liberty 2 Pro comes with seven sizes of ear tips to suit everyone!) From Zoom calls to in-game banter, the Liberty 2 Pro’s quad-microphones and cVc 8.0 noise reduction keeps me on top of my game.
Compatible with PC and mobile, the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro are an absolute dream for first person shooters, with no issues whatsoever when it comes to communicating with the rest of the squad thanks to the audio quality. However, they really come to life with my favourite game genre: horror.
The earphones have, of course, been designed for music (they’re endorsed by 10 Grammy-winning engineers and were created to provide listeners with the artists’ original sound in mind). But with the depth, clarity and total immersion that the Liberty 2 Pro provides, horror games have never been so sweat-inducing.
The earbuds use Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture, a coaxial driver unit, which is incredibly rare to see in earbuds and more likely to be found in your high-end speakers. The coaxial driver unit combines an 11mm dynamic driver with a Knowles balanced armature, giving you an incredible depth and quality that’s going to revolutionise the way you game. Every footstep, every murmur, every gust of wind is picked up by these bad boys, making for an unparalleled gaming experience that really is second to none. If you’re playing a horror game with the Liberty 2 Pro in your ears, you’re in for the scariest experience of your life!
Soundcore is the birth child of power accessories company, Anker, so it’s no surprise that these come with some great charging tech. Thanks to the wireless charging case – which takes USB-c – charging the Liberty 2 Pro is quick and easy. A quick 10 minute charge will give you 120 minutes of listen time, which really is music to my ears (sorry, couldn’t resist).
Perhaps most impressive of all is how much they appealed to my partner. A DJ and self-confessed audiophile with a classically trained ear, he’s a tough audience to crack – especially with anything in-ear. However, he was pretty taken aback by the sound quality of these tiny little life-savers, praising their powerful bass especially. Perhaps there is some truth behind Soundcore’s claim of “In-Ear Studio Performance”.
Even for non-gamers, the Liberty 2 Pro is a must-have accessory: especially now. Lockdown is, sadly, a thing for most of us, but do you know what helps? Being able to escape from reality, switching off from the world, getting some exercise and drifting off to sleep with an audiobook. The Liberty 2 Pro offers an unparalleled experience for all of those, and even the most vigorous workout didn’t see them moving from my ears. When lockdown comes to an end and I’m once again travelling to and from work, I’m really looking forward to blocking out the world and introducing the earbuds to my Call of Duty: Mobile matches.
With an RRP of £139.99 GBP / $149.99 USD, the Liberty 2 Pro gives you the most bang for your buck, offering the best audio experience on the market without breaking the bank. Unsurprisingly, they’ve accumulated an impressive 3000 reviews across Amazon UK and US, averaging close to a 4.5 star rating!
If you’re looking to get your own pair then you’re in luck, because GameByte has partnered with Soundcore to offer you an exclusive discount!
Grab 20% off Liberty 2 Pro until May 9th using the codes below!
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