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20:05  12 november  2019
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Anker unveils six affordable AirPod alternatives

  Anker unveils six affordable AirPod alternatives Today, Anker added six new Bluetooth earbud models to its Soundcore audio lineup. The additions include follow ups to its Liberty Air music-centered wireless earbuds and three new sports-focused options. The "crown jewel" of the new products is the Liberty 2 Pro, which Anker says has a first-of-its-kind coaxial driver tuned by Grammy winning audio engineers. According to Anker, the positioning of the drivers in the new true-wireless Liberty 2 Pro creates sound that is "sonically accurate.

Here's the dilemma for anyone shopping for true-wireless earbuds: Do you spend around $50 on a cheapie pair, splurge on something in the $200-250 range or hunt for something in the middle? Usually I point people at the cheapie option, because a lot of $50 earphones right now sound awfully good for the price. But, wow, if you're willing to spend a bit more, you can get something that sounds amazing -- and still feel smug about not blowing $200-plus.

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Here you go: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Cheapskate readers can get the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro for $109.99 with promo code CnetLt2P. That's $40 off the regular price and the first discount on this brand-new product.

Anker launches 5 new sets of truly wireless headphones

  Anker launches 5 new sets of truly wireless headphones On the same day but on opposite coasts of the United States, Amazon and Anker both launched new, truly wireless headphones; however, while Amazon launched one in Seattle, Anker announced five in New York City. While industry leaders like Apple and Amazon offer their customers one type of truly wireless headphones, Anker is saturating their portfolio with several options to appeal to those with different financial needs and sound expectations. © Courtesy of Soundcore Soundcore by Anker's Spirit Dot 2 earbuds


The Liberty 2 Pros come in a cool oval case with a sliding top door. The earbuds are good for a whopping 8 hours of playtime, according to Anker, and the case can recharge them up to three full times. The case itself gets recharged via USB-C (yay!) or Qi wireless (double-yay!).

Like most earbuds, these employ noise-isolating tips. They also have wings that help achieve, in my ears at least, a super-snug fit. You don't get active noise-cancellation like with AirPods Pro, but I remain steadfast in my belief that a good inner-ear seal affords sufficient noise reduction for many situations. (Next time I fly, I'm going to put it to the test.)

Save on Anker Soundcore Bluetooth earbuds on Amazon

  Save on Anker Soundcore Bluetooth earbuds on Amazon Anker's Soundcore Spirit 2 Bluetooth Headphones and the Anker Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds are on sale. Both of these buds exhibit the solid Anker technology we've come to rely upon, providing long-lasting, quality sound. © Provided by Cable News Network, Inc.The Anker Soundcore Spirit 2 Bluetooth Headphones are on sale for $39.99 (originally $49.99). require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

As I've noted many times, I'm no audiophile. But I have to admit, the Liberty 2 Pros sound fantastic -- notably better than a lot of the $50 earbuds I've tested. There's just so much detail to the music tracks I sampled, and such a perfect amount of rich, resonant bass. If you like to tinker, you'll appreciate Anker's companion app, which lets you switch between a variety of equalizer settings and even change the tap and double-tap function of each earbud.

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All told, I think the Liberty 2 Pro is just one feature shy of perfection: There's no auto-pause option when you remove an earbud. I don't need that, but I sure do like it.

5 Apple AirPods Pro alternatives that cost less

  5 Apple AirPods Pro alternatives that cost less Only one offers active noise cancellation, but let's figure out if that's really important.Los nuevos AirPods Pro tienen un nuevo diseño, cancelación de ruido, modo transparencia y almohadillas intercambiables para que uses la que mejor se adapte a tu oído.

Beyond that, watch for David Carnoy's upcoming in-depth Liberty 2 Pro review. (In the meantime, check out his new review of the Soundcore Liberty Air 2. Spoiler alert: Anker is really crushing it in the earbud space.) And if you're still shopping, check out these five AirPods Pro alternatives that cost less.

Thoughts? Questions?

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Anker is discounting select products on Amazon for one day only. Known for its slim, sleek and powerful devices ranging from portable chargers to Bluetooth speakers. Their deal on Amazon features a handful of such items. © AnkerYou'll find substantial discounts on some of their products for charging and listening, as well as their capable mini projector. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); ChargingAnker's chargers pack big power into small packages.

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