This was going to be our very first video review, showing you a close up look at the more than decent Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo Wireless earphones and then through no fault of Anker I lost one, so instead my impressions are consigned to words.
I should mention that the loss of the right earphone was completely my own fault, it didn’t fall out of my ear during use, instead, I put it in my pocket with my keys and when I pulled them out I obviously lost the earphone somewhere, who knows, maybe it will turn up.
In any case, before my act of stupidity, I was actually enjoying the freedom the Liberty Neo Earphones bring. No cable and a more than decent battery life meant that I could use them at the gym, talk on the phone and catch up on some podcasts when out walking and they were perfect for such scenarios.
Not once at the gym did they fall out, while hours of talking on the phone never really brought up too many problems, except when they got really wet, at which point the caller told me the sound did go slightly robotic.
As far as music goes, the sound is certainly more than decent. I have also been trying out the Mpow wireless headphones which cost around £17 which while wireless also have a cable and I have to say the bass and sound quality on the Liberty Neo’s comes nowhere near to matching the quality of these, however, it’s still more than decent if you are looking to be completely free of cables.
To be honest, to have no restrictive cables annoying me was worth the slight sacrifice in music quality, although I’d be interested to try the updated version of these headphones to see if this fixes this problem. Trying the Soundcore Liberty Neos also has me tempted to try a more expensive pair of totally wireless earphones such as the Sony WF-1000XM3 or the recently announced Amazon Echo Buds, both of which have some form of Noise Reduction (in the Sony’s case it actually has Noise Cancellation).
Anyway, if you are looking to go cheaper then the Liberty Neo Earphones could be a good option. They are small and compact and fit nicely into the ear. They are also very comfortable and secure. The earphones come with a small case in which you can charge them for an addition 12 hours playtime and the good thing about the case is that it is small enough to carry around, so that you don’t have to put your earphones in your pocket and lose one of them – I mean what kind of idiot would do something like that anyway?
The only other things to say really is in regards to the connectivity. I noticed during almost two weeks of use that the Bluetooth connection was completely solid. Once you pair the headphones up they stay connected until you take them out of your ears and once you put them in again you are good to go.
Sure the sound quality isn’t as good as some other earphones/headphones out there, but if you are looking for a decent but cheap pair of truly wireless earphones then you can’t really go wrong here.
Look out for our new video reviews soon.