Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro vs. Liberty 2: Which true wireless earbud should you buy?

Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro
Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro render

The Liberty 2 Pro are an easy pick. They feature great battery life, wireless charging, great comfort, and excellent sound. Their only real downside is not having a customizable EQ.

Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

Great comfort

Qi wireless charging & USB-C wired charging
Long battery life
Excellent comfort
Superb sound
Non-customizable EQ

Soundcore Liberty 2

Soundcore Liberty 2 render

The Soundcore Liberty 2 are a solid choice if they're comfortable for your ears. They feature long battery life, decent sound, and USB-C charging. They're not as fancy as the Liberty 2 Pro, but you can save some money.

Soundcore Liberty 2

Great value

Long battery life
USB-C for charging
Great, V-shaped sound
Comfort could be better
No wireless charging case
Non-customizable EQ

Both earbuds feature the same battery life, and great sound all around. However, the Liberty 2 Pro features much better comfort and supports wireless charging. The Liberty 2 Pro are the easy choice here.

Very few differences, but the differences are the deciding factor

I'm going to be honest here. These earbuds are extremely similar, and it goes beyond the name. Both the Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty 2 feature eight hours of audio playback on a single charge and the included charging case nets you up to 24 additional hours. The included charging cases for both aren't the biggest or smallest we've seen, but they get the job done. Both cases charge over USB-C, but only the Liberty 2 Pro's has support for wireless charging.

By far the biggest differentiator between both the Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty 2 is comfort. The Liberty 2 have a comfort problem for most people. They get super uncomfortable after around half an hour of usage. It won't be the same for everyone, obviously, but it will become noticeable for most. Fortunately, the Liberty 2 Pro don't have that issue and are rather comfortable, even after long periods of usage.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Liberty 2 ProLiberty 2
Battery life (buds)8 hours8 hours
Battery life (case)24 hours24 hours
Multiple ear tip sizesYesYes
Wireless chargingYesNo
USB-C chargingYesYes

In terms of sound quality, they both deliver great sound for a true wireless earbud. They both feature truly exceptional sound for their respective price. The Liberty 2 Pro pull ahead here by providing a much more balanced sound, while the Liberty 2 feature a fun V-shaped sound signature that equates to heavy bass and treble. Neither the bass or treble is overbearing, however, where it rattles your head or cause ear fatigue from excess treble. Both feature some of the best dynamic range and soundstage we've heard from a true wireless earbud.

Both the Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty 2 can be customized through Soundcore's smartphone app. You get EQ presets but no option to customize the sound exactly how you'd like, which is unfortunate. This means that if you don't like the Liberty 2 Pro or Liberty 2's out-of-box sound or the preset EQ's you're out of luck unless you're okay with third-party software based EQ.

Ultimately, the choice is rather simple. The Liberty 2 Pro are the obvious choice as they feature better comfort, a more balanced sound, and wireless charging, which is always welcome. However, if you're on a stricter budget the Liberty 2 are a solid choice, especially if you can afford third-party ear tips.

Peter Cao