Why These £79.99 Earbuds Have Become My Everyday Drivers!

Home » Blog » Audio » Earbuds » Why These £79.99 Earbuds Have Become My Everyday Drivers!

Which Earbuds You May Ask; The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC!

Soundcore Liberty 4 NC

It’s no secret that as a tech reviewer, I get sent a lot of tech to try out, that’s exactly how I got my hands on the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC earbuds as well as many others.

Sometimes you get tech that gives you exactly what you are expecting and sometimes it seriously surprises you. If you’re a tech reviewer, you’ll know exactly what I mean. The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC are a great example of a product that has seriously surprised me, but I’ll tell you why later in this blog post.

With the Liberty 4 NC earbuds, I was expecting decent sound quality, reasonable Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and limited features. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that I was comparing them to other big-brand earbuds that sell earbuds for under £100. 

I was wrong, here’s why…


I must admit, I wasn’t expecting to see (or hear) what I heard. The Active Noise Cancellation on these earbuds is astounding!

I tested these in a number of scenarios, where even the more expensive earbuds and headphones struggled to perform and these outperformed all of the other ones I tested! 

When I test ANC, I usually put them through a number of scenarios including walking on a busy road, working in a cafe, I try them on public transportation and I test them on a train platform, which around my area can be a very loud place, as the railways aren’t electrified and all the trains operate on diesel. 

Most earbuds and headphones that are twice the price of these earbuds struggle with the platform test but the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC coped incredibly well. I could barely hear a train setting off and practically no platform announcements came through either!

I have yet to test these on a flight, but I have one coming up soon, so stay tuned to my Twitter to see what I thought about the ANC in that scenario, but my expectations are high!

One of the things I like about the ANC is the fact that it uses Adaptive ANC 2.0 which adapts to the environment in real-time. This is a feature that can be disabled and you can manually select between manual mode as well as transportation mode.

Transportation mode gives you a choice between aircraft, train, bus and car. All this can be controlled using the Soundcore app.

Soundcore claims that you can reduce noise by up to 98.5% and based on my experience with these, I tend to believe it!

The sound quality is decent

Sound quality-wise, I think that you are getting decent sound for the price. I don’t think that these surprised me as much as the Soundpeats Engine 4 or the Soundpeats Capsule 3 Pro, which I recently reviewed on my YouTube channel. But I think it’s fair to say that these are aimed at slightly different use cases. 

I mean, you really are getting more from the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC in terms of features, but will discuss that later in this blog post.

As always when it comes to sound quality, we all have different tastes. I prefer my sound to be clear and to have decent bass where it’s needed, I like to be able to hear and feel all of the instruments. The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC do this extremely well. 

The earbuds themselves come with 11mm drivers and have Hi-Res Wireless and LDAC technology to give you an even better sound experience.

The EQ is fully adjustable and it uses Hear ID 2.0 for a tailored sound profile, worth checking out!

Let’s talk about the other features

The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC are packed full of features, some of which you only find in earbuds that are twice the price of these!

One of the features is Multi-point Bluetooth which allows you to connect 2 devices to them at the same time. This means that I can comfortably work from my laptop or my iPad and when a call comes in on my phone, I can simply answer it without having to take my earbuds out or reconnect them to my phone.

A must if you plan to use these for work! Speaking about work, the microphone quality for calls is pretty decent too. I’ve used them for calls on my phone, I’ve used them with Teams and I’ve used them with Google Meet and they haven’t disappointed yet!

In terms of battery life, they will give you around 10 hours on a single charge and 50 hours with the charging case. What I really like about these is that 10 minutes worth of charging will give you an additional 4 hours, so you don’t need to worry about these running out during long trips.

They are also compatible with wireless charging which is a nice touch. I tend to charge them on the Google Pixel Stand I have on my desk.

The thing I wanted to discuss in this section is the Android side of things, not only are these compatible with Google Fast Pair, but they are also compatible with the Find Device app, which is a very nice touch!

The verdict

If you combine all of the features I mentioned above with the price of these, I seriously think you are getting a lot for the price. Not only are these feature-packed, but they sound great and are very affordable.

That is why I somehow defaulted to using these over the last couple of weeks and I don’t want to give them up to the Google Pixel Buds Pro which have been my default earbuds for quite a long time now.

Overall, I think that these are a brilliant set of wireless earbuds, highly worth the price!

Disclaimer: Whilst Soundcore did send me these earbuds to try out and make a YouTube video about them, this isn’t a sponsored post. All views and opinions are my own and based on my own experience with these.