Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||✗||1meters|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||25dB/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|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|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 level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro'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 are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with a difference of 1g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds 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 match vigorous movement, wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used rightly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the device.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 0.6mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 92dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case has a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 6 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work fine with your iPad. If you intend 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only 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 Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.