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(True Wireless Earbuds Review) TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80: For people who want earphones that are different from others. Beautiful sharp and stylish design. Rich harmonic sound, but not for everyone.

TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80

 

 

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  • People who want earphones with a unique design
  • People who care about aptX
  • People who like booming sound
  • People who value communication quality

 

Overview of TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80

This review will give an overview of TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Package: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fit: 9.0 / 10.0
  • High range: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 7.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 7.0 / 10.0
  • Communication quality: 9.0 / 10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Continuous / maximum playback time: 4h / 20h
  • Waterproof performance: IPX7
  • Supported codecs: aptX / AAC / SBC

 

Improving AI call quality

Thanks to the plus noise-suppressing microphone, voice is broadcast clearly during the call, and the smart AI noise cancellation algorithm (Elevoc Vocplusl) for Clear Call is a DNN-based noise cancellation that eliminates noise during phone calls, muffling the ambient noise and clear voice to the caller.

 

Slide Control

Equipped with a touch sensor, you can make calls, track music, and control your voice by simply tapping and swiping the earphones. You can also slide up and down to adjust volume and switch music. (The touch control function is only available when the earphones are worn.)

 

Excellent sound quality

The 12mm large-diameter HiFi dynamic driver provides superior acoustics supported by high-quality aptX audio and AAC codecs with less data loss due to compression, resulting in a rich, high-quality soundscape.

 

 

In-Ear Detection

The motion sensor recognizes whether the earphones are in your ears or not, and automatically pauses the music when you take them out, and resumes when you put them back in. It also wears the earphones to answer incoming calls, and removes them to switch to the phone.

 

Sufficient time for use

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80 wireless earphones can be used for 4 hours on a single charge and up to 20 hours of continuous playback with the charging case. The charging port is Type-C.

 

package

The packaging seems to have been completely redesigned from before. It's even more stress-free than before, with a very functional design that allows you to open the lid and take out the earphones right away. Moreover, it is made of more paper material and is environmentally friendly.

 

Package contents

There is no shortage of accessories. The package contains the following:

 

  • TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80
  • Charging case
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Manual

 

TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80
TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10
TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10

 

Build quality

The design is somewhat futuristic. The build quality is good.

 

TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10
TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10
TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10

 

Fit

The fit is quite comfortable for an inner ear type. The design is going to be a matter of taste. It's a little conspicuous when worn.

 

TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10
TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10
TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10
TaoTronics SoundLiberty Pro S10

 

Connection quality

I tested it by connecting it to a Cayin N6II/E02 with aptX. Excellent connection quality for the price range. I haven't been in crowded places, so I don't know, but it's stable in the home. Distance tolerance is excellent, and the connection is seamless and intact even at a distance of about 5 meters. The music plays without any problem, even with a barrier between us, and there is no interruption. I thought that the communication quality would be a little inferior because the communication chip is an older generation QCC3020, but the communication quality seems to be rather excellent, perhaps due to the high quality of the antenna.

 

There may be a small amount of white noise, but most people probably won't notice it.

 

Interface/operation

Power on Open the lid of the case
Power off Store the earphones and close the lid
Pairing After turning on the power of the earphone, if there is no connection destination, the pairing mode is automatically
pressed.
How to reset Put both earphones in the case and press and hold the multifunction button for 16 seconds.
Song play / stop Tap the multifunction button twice
and remove it from your ear to automatically stop playback / re-wear to resume playback
Song feed Swipe up the multifunction button on the left
Song back Swipe down the left multifunction button
Volume + Swipe up the right multifunction button
Volume- Swipe down the right multifunction button
Call answer Tap the multifunction button once
End call Press and hold the multifunction button for 2 seconds
Call blocker Press and hold the multifunction button for 2 seconds
Voice assistant activation Press and hold the multifunction button for 2 seconds

 


Sound quality

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80 has a strong low frequency sound. The sound is warm and gentle, but some people may find it a bit cloying and the highs a bit dull. As a gentle listening earphone, it's not bad.

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

 

Sound quality general comment
  • Original sound fidelity: B+
  • Recommendation: B
  • Personal preference: S

 

If you were to ask me if I would recommend the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80, I would not recommend it so much. At the very least, I don't think it is suitable for audiophiles who value original sound fidelity.

 

The sound is like a caged sound source that is caged in even more, and the sound image is easily blurred and the sense of separation is not good.

 

On the outside, the SoundPEATS Gamer No.1 and Earfun Air Pro are better sounding audio devices in every sense of the word. For about the same price, I would recommend the 1more Comfobuds Pro. I have no hesitation in recommending these, and the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80 is not one of them.

 

However, for my personal taste, the sound is quite wonderful. There is a lived-in realism to this high frequency decaying sound. There is a raw human touch to the sound, a nostalgic and very muddy beauty to it.

 

There are many noticeable flaws, and if you look hard enough, you can find a lot of bad things about the sound of these earphones, and there will be a lot of bad reviews. This is not a sound for everyone.

 

Sound quality features

Pros

  • Nostalgic sound
  • Enough sound pressure to enjoy a full orchestra
  • A sense of fullness
  • Harmonious atmosphere
  • Mild
  • Rich in sound extension
  • Relatively good clarity
  • Sweetness of sound
  • Wide sound field with a sense of depth


Cons

  • Muffled sound
  • Poor separation
  • Poor resolution
  • Lack of clarity
  • Lack of detail

 

General comment

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80 is not a product that comes high on my list of recommendations. Even though it has a sharp and futuristic design, the sound is dull and has a nostalgic tone that seems very gentle, even somewhat conservative. The lack of detail made me think at first that the earphones were malfunctioning (I tried connecting them to various devices). However, once I got used to listening to them, the sound was so warm and comforting that they became my favorite.

 

I'm not going to recommend this model out of hand, as I'm well aware of its shortcomings, but I'm sure those who share my taste will appreciate it. I don't think the sound is trendy, but for some reason it has a very moving factor for me. At least, it's a sound that focuses on the Japanese register, so one might speculate that it sounds very comfortable to me personally.