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TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 Truly Wireless Earbuds [Review]

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TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 Headphones Review

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 are Truly wireless earbuds with a portable charging case for a low price. Their one-size-fits-all design isn’t suitable for everyone, but they can be stable enough to wear during light exercise with a proper fit and seal. They’re also highly portable, thanks to their completely wireless architecture. While the device’s over 5-hour continuous battery life may not be enough to get you through the day, the charging case provides about five more charges for when you’re on the road. Overall, their sound profile is deficient in bass and treble, and their audio delivery is unpredictable. There’s also a considerable variation in performance between our unit’s left and right drivers, but your results may vary.

Style

The Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019 and the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 share a similar design. They have a lengthy stalk that protrudes from the ear and sleek, all-plastic construction. They’re all black, unlike the Apple headphones.

Comfort

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 are really pleasant headphones. They’re light, but because of their one-size-fits-all design, comfort and stability can vary according on the wearer. Furthermore, their rough plastic shape can become tiring after a while, making them unsuitable for extensive listening sessions.

Controls

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 has a decent control scheme, but it’s simpler to operate than the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 Truly Wireless. By tapping on the touch-sensitive controls, you may play/pause music, adjust the volume, skip tracks, answer/end phone calls, and activate the voice assistant. Depending on the commands, you’ll get some response in the form of beeps and voice prompts, however the beeps are, all the same, making it difficult to tell which orders you’ve executed.

Portability

These headphones, like other truly wireless earbuds, are extremely portable. They’re compact and light, and they even come with a carrying case to keep track of the buds while you’re out and about. They are small enough to put in your pocket or backpack.

Case

A sturdy charging case is included with the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92. It’s composed of matte plastic and protects the earphones from scratches and minor falls. The charging status of the earphones is indicated by a light, and there is a reset button in the casing to remove the pairing history, which is useful.

Build Quality

The build quality of these headphones is excellent. They’re totally constructed of plastic, which feels robust and long-lasting. They also have an IPX8 water resistance rating, which we don’t test at the moment. These headphones, however, don’t feel as high-end as some of the other earbuds we’ve tried, such as the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019. The earphones’ glossy coating attracts fingerprints, which isn’t ideal.

Stability

The SoundLiberty 92 from TaoTronics has moderate steadiness. Because they are one-size-fits-all, their stability is determined by the size and shape of your ears. They should, however, stay in your ears during light physical activity if you receive a decent fit.

Sound Profile

The sound profile of the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 is deficient in low bass, thus it doesn’t produce the deep thud and rumble that lovers of bass-heavy genres like EDM enjoy. They also lack low-treble, which can make vocalists and lead instruments difficult to understand. They do, however, feature a well-balanced mid-range, which makes them suitable for vocal-centric content such as podcasts and audiobooks.

Bass Accuracy

The bass accuracy of the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 is poor. They can’t generate deep thumps and punches since their low and mid-bass are underemphasized. The high-bass is overemphasised, which adds a boominess and muddiness to the mix.

Mid Accuracy

The mid-accuracy of these headphones is incredible. Vocals and lead instruments are accurate, present, and clear in the mix thanks to the neutral and well-balanced mid-range.

Treble Accuracy

The treble precision of these headphones is terrible. The entire treble range is underemphasized, which may make singers, lead instruments, and sibilants like cymbals difficult to understand. The audio is flat, lifeless, and lacks airiness.

Peaks/Dips

The performance of these headphones is average, with some peaks and valleys. There are several large peaks and troughs that have a significant impact on the audio, but our unit’s two drivers behave very differently. The high-mids have a corresponding peak that can make voices and lead instruments sound honky and harsh, while the low-treble has a similar drop that can make those same instruments sound incomprehensible. These findings apply just to our unit; yours may function differently.

Imaging

The stereo image on the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 is adequate. The group delay is below audible levels, resulting in a tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. While the L/R drivers are phase-matched, there is a significant frequency and amplitude mismatch. There may be a perceptible difference between the left and right drivers, and the stereo image may have some holes. These results, however, are solely applicable to our unit; yours may perform differently.

Passive Soundstage

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92, like other in-ears, has a poor passive soundstage performance. The pinna, or outer ear, is a critical ingredient in creating a big and lifelike soundstage, and their in-ear design doesn’t interact with it. As a result, noise may appear to originate from inside your head rather than from all around you.

Noise Isolation

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 performs poorly in terms of noise isolation. They almost completely eliminate background sounds. Listeners who wish to keep aware of their surroundings may like them, but they won’t block out your coworker’s speech or the sound of the bus throughout your trip.

Leakage

The leaking performance of these headphones is acceptable. They leak a little noise, especially in the treble register, so even if it sounds thin, those nearby may be able to hear it.

Recording Quality

The microphone of the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 provides adequate recording quality. Your voice may sound thin, dark, and muffled to those on the other end of the line, yet they can comprehend you.

Noise Handling

The noise handling capabilities of the microphone is mediocre. People on the other end of the line may struggle to hear you even in moderately noisy surroundings like a busy roadway.

Battery

The battery life of the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 is average. Their 5-hour continuous battery life may not be enough to get you through the day. On the plus side, their portable charging case provides approximately five more charges, which is useful. The maker says that the device has a quick charge feature that allows you to play for an hour after only five minutes of charging, although we have yet to test this.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 5.0 is supported by the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92. On the negative, they lack multi-device and NFC pairing, as well as aptX functionality. With iOS, Android, and PC, they have a lot of latency, which isn’t great for watching movies. Because some programmes appear to compensate for lag, your results may vary.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Minimalist design
  • Truly Wireless
  • Stable Fit
Cons
  • Inconsistent frequency response performance

Verdict

For mixed use, the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 falls short. Because these headphones have poor noise isolation, they will not be able to block out background noise at work or on your commute. They don’t have a particularly neutral sound profile, and their performance is reliant on how well they fit, seal, and place in your ear, which isn’t ideal. On the plus side, their totally wireless form is extremely portable, and they’re stable enough to wear during light workouts if you achieve a decent fit and seal.

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