Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro ($130), the company’s first earbuds to feature active noise canceling, are a mostly excellent set of true-wireless earbuds that measure up pretty well against for significantly less money. Like the AirPods Pro, they have an IPX4 (splashproof) water-resistance rating.
While I had an issue with the included ear tips and had to use some other tips (it’s crucial to get a tight seal or both noise cancellation and sound quality will suffer), they should fit most people comfortably. Sound quality is better than Anker’s earlier Liberty Air 2 and the noise canceling is effective. These also work well as a headset for making calls and are available in multiple color options.
The Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds have been on sale a couple of times this year for $100, but haven’t gone lower than that. It’s unclear how long the deal will last — I suspect that we’ll only see it for a short time — but that’s a good price for a really solid set of noise-canceling earbuds..
Originally published last month. Updated with the latest deal.