submitted by Jonathan Tayag
For over a decade, Anker has made some of the EDC market’s best batteries, chargers, and charging cables. Their line of soundcore audio products has also made a big splash in the industry. A few years ago, their original speaker represented some of the best audio value for money, and since that humble beginning, they’ve only continued to iterate and improve. In 2022, the soundcore line comprises high-quality home audio speakers, active noise-canceling headphones, and Bluetooth earbuds. This guide will introduce you to three of our favorite new products ready to take care of everyday soundtrack duty.
The Liberty 4 is soundcore’s latest truly-wireless earbuds hot on the heels of the award-winning Liberty 3 Pros, with lag-free Bluetooth technology and a focus on sound quality that beats many other wireless earbuds available on the market at a much lower price point. The Liberty 4s are Hi-Res Audio-certified for exceptional sound reproduction. Their support for the LDAC codec means you don’t lose fidelity while keeping the convenience of wireless sound. New in the Liberty 4 is ACAA 3.0 technology which improves the clarity of the sound from the earbuds. It also provides 360-degree spatial audio making it a gear choice if you want to watch movies on your favorite device. A fully featured app that can fully customize your ANC and audio preferences (and even track your heart rate), multipoint connectivity, and 9/28 hours of performance in the buds and case round out its impressive features.
Rave Neo 2
With its 101db output and portable design, the 80-watt Rave Neo 2 portable Bluetooth speaker is everything you need to keep the party going, whether you’re gathering at home or with your friends in an impromptu backyard party. With Bluetooth 5.3 compatibility and up to an 18-hour play time, the Rave Neo 2 is ready to play all of your phone’s party tunes. An added benefit for the party atmosphere is the Neo 2’s ability to handle having more than one phone connected and in control of the music. It’s fully waterproof and buoyant if you want to take it in and around the pool. And like its original iteration, the Neo 2 is fronted by a large array of LEDs to keep the music going well into the night.
Rave Party 2
As the big brother of the Neo 2 above, Rave Party 2 comes with a pair of speakers and a maximum of 120W of power that can fill any room and beyond. You can even use it as an ad-hoc PA system when you plug in a microphone to sing to the music or make a cocktail speech. Dim the lights, and you can fully appreciate the PartyCast 2.0 lights that shift according to the music, giving you a whole concert experience. And just like the Neo 2, the Rave Party 2 is rated IPX4 waterproof, so it can handle being in and around water without ruining the fun. It still comes with a respectable 16 hours of playtime, with the bigger output, bigger LEDs, and bigger sound to live up to its namesake.