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I got them during the last deal. I like the sound but be aware that there is an almost invisible film covering the charging connectors on the ear buds themselves. They won't charge until you remove it. Nowhere in the instructions does it say anything about removing. Also I've found charging to be a little finicky. Sometimes you have to remove and replace a couple of times before the charging light comes on.
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I've had these for about 3 weeks and absolutely love the freedom from wires. The sound is great and does an amazing job of canceling anything else around me. The 3.5 hour battery life for a charge is almost spot on from the couple tests I've done.

I also like that you have the option to listen with just 1 earpiece (right earbud is the primary) in case you need to listen to the stuff around you.
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I just got mine. As background, I am comparing them to my Beoplay E8s. I have owned the Samsung IconX and the Bose Soundsport Free, and sold both off. The Samsungs just weren't all that good IMO, either in build or sound, and most of their cooler functionality only works with Android, so as an iPhone user that was lost on me. The Bose were stupid big and bulky, and although they sounded pretty great they had tremendous lag.

As an aside, if you tried the E8s early on, try them again - the E8s were a total mess until the firmware updates in May. But now they sound fantastic, and no longer drop connection or shift sound to the left like they used to. My chief complaint now is that they don't get loud.

So with that as background, let me say first that these Liberty Lites are worth every penny of the $50 I paid. They have really good separation - no inherent muddiness like I expected. Sometimes a few details get lost in heavily-layered parts of a song, but nowhere near to the extent that they do in Beats or V-Modas.

They are mildly V-shaped in sound, but not enough that the highs get sibilant or the bass gums up the sound. The soundstage is small but centered and detailed, and you can hear R/L imaging really well. Imagine that you are in the center of the band and they are all really close together. And they get LOUD. Hurt your ears loud - with no real distortion I could hear.

The E8s are better in every way other than volume, especially in soundstage size. But the difference is nowhere near close to what you would expect for the difference in price. I'd say they sound a little better than the IconX, but if you told me they were the same drivers I wouldn't challenge you.

Comparing them physically to the E8s, they are slightly smaller that the E8. Again, the buds themselves are every bit as nice as the IconX in terms of build - not as nice as the E8s, but we're talking an MSRP about 25% of the E8. Hard, shiny black plastic but well made.

The case is longer but much thinner than the E8 case, and works pretty much the same, with magnets to hold the buds in. It has charging indicators for the case on the front and USB micro charger in the back protected by a rubber cover that will almost certainly be lost quickly. The white lights on the buds themselves light up in case to indicate they are charging. The light goes off on each one when they are fully charged. On the IconX, E8 and Soundsport Free, there's a separate light (or lights) on the case to show that the buds are charging. This is better because you can see the status with the lid closed.

The case is the weak point overall, in fact. It's got a cheap, plasticky feel - you could crack the hollow lid with medium pressure in your hand if you wanted to. Also, security - the E8 has a little elastic band that holds the case closed. The Soundsport Free and Icon X case had a little clasp to keep them closed with a push button to open. As far as I can tell, the case for the Liberty Lites relies solely on a hinge spring that resists a little when you open it. That's it. That might not be enough bouncing around in your bag.

One weird thing. I have a Switch USB-C dongle that connects to bluetooth headphones. The reason it uses USB is to avoid the delay that comes from a headphone jack dongle. My $20 Aukey bluetooth buds have no delay. Nor do the E8s. Nor do the Anker Soundbuds Slim. But the Liberty Lites have a huge amount of delay with the dongle - almost half a second. I tried them on videos on my Iphone and they had no appreciable delay on Youtube or Netflix - in fact I was impressed by the lack of delay. No delay on my ipad either. So it may be an isolated weird thing with this dongle.

TLDR - these are pretty great wireless earbuds, and for $50 they are a steal. Case needs some work but they sound pretty damn good on everything I've tried. They also have no real delay except for my Switch USB dongle.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...P4X9EWVXLJ

Cheaper than the previous frontpage deal by $5.
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Nice product.
Might get but I know they're headed lower with many competitors now.

Anker Soundcore product line has been trustworthy.
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Anker or this monoprice one? https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=30878
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Anker or this monoprice one? https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=30878
I'd get the Anker one, but that's primarily because I'm much more familiar with their products and trust their customer service. For $60 this is a steal. (I own the Liberty+ model, which was their predecessor from Kickstarter).
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Is there active noise cancelling?
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...P4X9EWVXLJ

Cheaper than the previous frontpage deal by $5.
Thread for previous deal: https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/408963

No coupon this time. Looks like a great deal. In for a pair.
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I got them during the last deal. I like the sound but be aware that there is an almost invisible film covering the charging connectors on the ear buds themselves. They won't charge until you remove it. Nowhere in the instructions does it say anything about removing. Also I've found charging to be a little finicky. Sometimes you have to remove and replace a couple of times before the charging light comes on.
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I've had these for about 3 weeks and absolutely love the freedom from wires. The sound is great and does an amazing job of canceling anything else around me. The 3.5 hour battery life for a charge is almost spot on from the couple tests I've done.

I also like that you have the option to listen with just 1 earpiece (right earbud is the primary) in case you need to listen to the stuff around you.
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How are the microphones in these? Good for calls outdoors?

And sound in both earpieces when using for a call?

I'm using an iPhone 7 if it matters.

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Waitng for feedback from front page buyer last time. Smilie
Wish they has better battery life than 3.5hrs.
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Is there active noise cancelling?
If I'm not mistaken, only Sony has a set of truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancelling.... so not at this price (Sony's are about $130-$150).

Also, I gotta imagine with battery life not being great with truly wireless earbuds, it's going to be even worse with ANC.... even more premium brands (Bose, B+O,) don't offer ANC. Those Sony's I mentioned have about a 90 minute play time with noise cancelling on [soundguys.com].... which is about the length of my workouts. So once the battery life inevitably degrades, they won't even last 1 workout. That's a huge dealbreaker for me.

That said, I would LOVE to be wrong about all this... so someone please feel free to chime in as I'm in the market for truly wireless earbuds with ANC.
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At least things aren't hideous af like the apple version. I wouldn't be caught dead wearing those ugly things!
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Is there active noise cancelling?
I would guess no. If you buy some foam earbud tips for better isolation, you probably won't even need ANC. Comply is the name brand for it, but plenty of other ones are sold on Amazon as well, and I've found them to work just fine as well.

I ordered this years ago and liked it a lot: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B015K3TXZ4
I recently ordered this one, but haven't used it yet (it seems narrower/pointier than the first link, so they may be worse): https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0722LZ66S
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Anker or this monoprice one? https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=30878
Both are pretty trustworthy audio equipment makers at this point, but I would personally go with the Anker one. They have higher bluetooth version (5.0 vs 4.2: better battery life and connectivity/quality), a better weatherproofing rating, and use newer graphene drivers (I dunno if that's actually better, but it seems to be an advertising point for them). Oh and I both the Anker earbuds and case look nicer than the Monoprice ones, but that's a personal preference.
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