One of the true wireless earbuds that have often been compared to the Airpods by Apple is the TaoTronics True Wireless SoundLiberty 88 Earbuds. These earbuds possess some interesting features like its Smart Noise Reduction Technology and Intuitive Ear Detection and they are IPX8 Waterproof and also come with Bluetooth 5.0 along with smart touch controls.
Once out of the case, these earbuds will pair with your phone immediately, making the connection process super fast and seamless. Taking them in and out of the case is also easy and when the case is closed, it gives a nice click sound.
Smart Noise Reduction Technology
The TaoTronics True Wireless SoundLiberty 88 earbuds feature Smart Noise Reduction technology which is meant to eliminate ambient noise over 50dB and maintain up to 98% of your voice, not to be confused with Noise Cancellation Technology.
These true wireless earbuds also focus on improving call quality. As a result, the call quality is very good and crystal clear. However, if you are outside, the surrounding noises can still be heard while on the call.
Take a look at the microphone test done by Dad Does Tech:
Intuitive Ear Detection
The Intuitive Ear Detection technology means the earbuds can detect when they are in your ear and when they are removed. This feature allows music to be paused when one of the earbuds is out of the ear and resume when both earbuds are on. The Airpods also share a similar feature.
The TaoTronics True Wireless even features a role switching technology giving you the option to switch between earbuds effortlessly.
Design and Comfort
TaoTronics’ SoundLiberty 88 has a design that’s comparable to Apple’s Airpods. The earbuds are super comfortable in the ear, and don’t budge at all once in. Very lightweight and unnoticeable, you can wear them for hours on end without experiencing any fatigue, stress, or pressure in your ears because of them. This is all thanks to the ergonomic, in-ear design of these earbuds.
They are very sleek, design-wise, and each earbud has a stem. These stems are where the touch controls, charge pins, and microphones are located.
Moreover, the earpieces have a matte finish to them while each one features a glossy TaoTronics logo as well.
Another awesome feature these SoundLiberty 88 earbuds have is that they can be used together and independent of each other.
On the other hand, the square charging case is slightly bulky but still is quite portable and can be stored inside a bag pocket. It also has LED lights on the outside, which will let you know the battery life status.
Now talking about the design of the charging case, it is matte black all over with the TaoTronics branding on the top of the lid. Furthermore, the USB-C charge port is located at the back of it.
The earbuds are completely safe once placed in the charging case as the case is magnetic on the inside. This way the buds easily click into place and stay there. Moreover, the lid of the case also closes quite firmly as it is also magnetic.
So, no worries about the earbuds falling out of the case.
They offer a crisp, well-balanced sound with clear vocals, great mids, and an okay bass.
Since they don’t have any tips and aren’t sealed, there is not much noise isolation these earbuds can offer.
These Bluetooth earbuds are supposed to give a playtime of 5 hrs with just one charge, which is pretty close to what they actually give and this can be further extended to 25 hrs with their portable charging case.
The charging case also has a few LED lights on it to indicate charge.
The touch controls on these earbuds are quite simple to use and don’t have the problem of false taps.
- One long tap on the right earbud to increase volume and one long tap on the left bud to decrease volume.
- Double taps on either one of the buds for play and pause.
- Three taps on the right earbud for the next track.
- For the previous track, tap thrice on the left earbud.
- Just one tap to answer a phone call.
- Tap and hold either bud for about 2 seconds to summon Voice Assistant.
These wireless earbuds are IPX8 waterproof which allows them to be used in the rain and during intense workouts when you are likely to sweat.
- Model number: TT-BH088
- USB C Charging
- Audio Codec: SBC, AAC
- IPX8 Waterproof
- Smart Noise Reduction Technology
- Noise Reduction: Over 50dB
- Single/Twin Mode
- Intuitive Ear Detection
- Open to Pair
- Bluetooth 5. 0
- Smart Touch Control
- Color: Black
- Built-in mic.
- Frequency Range: 200Hz to 3000Hz
- Microphone Feature
What it comes with
- 1 Charging Case
- 1 User Guide
- 1 TaoTronics True Wireless Stereo Earbuds
- 1 USB-C Charging Cable
- 1 Quick Start Guide
TaoTronics is not entirely an unfamiliar name in the world of audio products. TaoTronics claims that they “ strive to develop, innovate, and focus on utilizing the latest technology into easy-to-use devices.”
They carry quite a vast variety of products on their Amazon store. These include ANC wireless headphones, true wireless earbuds, desk lamps, air purifiers, space heaters, humidifiers, etc.
Here are more of our reviews on other TaoTronics wireless earbuds.
Quality & Materials Used
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 88 True Wireless Earbuds have a plastic build. Similarly, the charging case is also made of plastic and both the buds and the case are very well built.
They are good enough quality to last you a good while and will not break easily.
At the time of this review, the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 88 True Wireless Earbuds are priced at $59.99.
- Controls are user-friendly and straight-forward.
- They come in a matte black, very aesthetic, and sturdy case.
- Earbuds can get a few charges from the case itself before the case needs to be charged.
- The case is also pretty convenient since it is a miniature size which makes it travel-friendly.
- A single charge can last quite a long time before the case needs to be recharged.
- Brilliant for use while working out at the gym.
- Available at a fantastically low- price.
- The exterior of these earbuds is fingerprint-proof.
- Highly comfortable. Once in, the earbuds fit quite snug and won’t fall out.
- Given the great features they have, these earbuds are a great budget buy.
- Give clear and crisp sound quality.
- They connect seamlessly.
- Very comparable to the original Apple Airpods.
- You can use these in both mono and stereo mode.
- Volume controls are present on both earpieces.
- The TaoTronics True Wireless SoundLiberty 88 Earbuds lack the Active Noise Cancellation feature.
- They don’t come with custom ear tips.
These true wireless earbuds perform well, are quite stylish, and offer good call quality, which makes them quite inexpensive for what they offer.
With a shape similar to the Airpods, as well as certain features, these truly are a low-cost and excellent alternative for the Airpods by Apple.
You shouldn’t miss giving these a try especially since they cost a fraction of the money that the Airpods cost.