Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||9.3mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||18hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g weigh less than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by -0.5g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to combat vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When applied correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are resistant to sweat
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a unit size of 9.3mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 1.3mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's measurement is 92dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is more than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 6 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have 8 microphones.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.