Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||Ultimate Ears Drops|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||110dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||9hours|
|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||2only|
|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||✓||✓|
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Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a weight of 12g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. When used rightly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers, devices with stereo 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
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made 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 Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.4mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device 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 produce equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any 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 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Ultimate Ears Drops
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Ultimate Ears Drops's measurement is 110dB/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 considered differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Ultimate Ears Drops'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 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 more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2 hours . Every 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Ultimate Ears Drops's case is said to have a full charge of 9 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 Ultimate Ears Drops by 15 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, 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, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears Drops will work well 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.
The 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Ultimate Ears Drops support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
The 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.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly 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 Ultimate Ears Drops . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.