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Best Deals on Earbuds and Headphones: Save on Anker, Beats, Bose and More

Best Deals on Earbuds and Headphones: Save on Anker, Beats, Bose and More

New for 2023, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC earbuds have a lower list price than last year's Liberty 4 buds and are arguably better. They have improved noise cancellation and better sound quality, as well as support for the LDAC audio codec for devices that support it. (Many Android smartphones do, and in theory, it offers slightly better sound quality when paired with a music streaming service that offers high-res tracks.) These are lightweight buds that are more Eartips should fit snugly with four sizes of ear tips. From

The Liberty 4 NC Buds have single custom drivers compared to the Liberty 4's dynamic dual drivers — and a completely different case design — but I thought they sounded more pleasing than the Liberty 4s. Their treble is slightly smoother and they offer a strong bass performance. They are quite open, with a reasonably wide soundstage. You can tweak the sound profile in the companion app for iOS and Android.

The buds come in several color options and are IPX4 splash-proof, so they're perfect for running and gym use. They have great battery life — up to 10 hours on a single charge at moderate volume levels — and there's a transparency mode that lets ambient sound in and only a very faint audible hiss. Looks very natural with While the noise cancellation is an improvement over the Liberty 4 and is effective, it falls short of what you get from premium ANC earbuds from Bose and Sony.

Like the Liberty 4, the earbuds have six integrated mics for noise canceling and calling, and callers said they thought the buds did a great job at reducing background noise. My voice comes through relatively clearly. These are a bunch of good-performing buds for the money and have a robust feature set, including ear-detection sensors and wireless charging.

The Liberty 4 is currently $75, a $25 savings. You might also want to check. Anchor Space A40 which are currently $60, down from their regular price of $41.

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