I received the Zolo Liberty Total Wireless Earphones by Anker and after a few days of testing, I can honestly say they are one of the best earphones I have used.
The earphones, once opening the Amazon packaging, are neatly packaged away in a magnetic box housing the earphones inside. On the outside of the box it lists some of the features of these earphones which include the following: total wireless functionality, push and go effortless setup, up to 3.5 hour playback (24 hours with charging case), sweat proof design, Zolo immersive sound with graphene technology, Gripfit secure comfort and smart assistant control.
The headphones within the packaging are stored away in what I can describe as a mini Anker Powercore. Upon opening the case you are welcomed by the earphones - which feel great in the ear and have an almost space-age feel to them. The Earphones are constructed very much like every other earphones however they also include a button on each side which allows for music controls and activation of your phones smart assistant (double click right earphone). They are quite light once inserted in your ears and thanks to the Gripfit rubber jackets it allows for an even snugger fit.
The initial setting was a breeze. You simply take the Earphones out of the charging case, go to your devices Bluetooth settings and connect to the Zolo Liberty. After that initial setting up I haven’t found the Earphones to disconnect at all. The seamless connection really does work. As soon as you remove the headphones from the case, your device will pair up with them ready for you to enjoy your favourite soundtrack and after you’re done with them, simply slot them away and they’ll disconnect. It’s like magic and very Apple-like. Well done Zolo!
The Zolos come with a varied selection of ear buds and Gripfit jackets which allows for users with smaller or larger ears to enjoy this product. As with all Anker products the Earphones come with a nylon braided cable allowing you to top up your charging case to get you through the day. The headphones are quoted to last around 3.5 hours on a single charge, which is more than enough for my commute and will top themselves up once stored away, extending their battery life to around one whole day. The charging/carrying case is very light and easily stored in a laptop bag, coat pocket or even in your jeans. I was worried at first of the weight of the Earphones but it’s hardly noticeable and reassures you that you won’t be trying to detangle a mess like traditional Earphones of this kind.
I’ve used the earphones while commuting and I haven’t noticed them move in my ear - which for me is usually a problem. Talking about commuting the earphones do great in cancelling that background noise of everyday life, granted it isn’t perfect and at low volumes, you can hear voices or vehicles passing but at moderate levels, this isn’t a problem. The Zolo Liberty Earphones make you feel like you’re wearing much more expensive earphones when you are listening to varied genres by their great bass production - for a small earphone, they produce a lot of bass usually lacking in other competitors earphones. Even with this great bass, there is clarity which doesn’t get distorted even with the volume cranked up. They are a lot louder compared to my Airpods.
One negative I would say is, if you are listening to YouTube you will notice that there is a slight delay in the audio syncing. I’m not sure whether this is the earphones or a problem with Youtube but that said it isn’t a deal breaker as the audio reproduction is great when listening to music.
If you are using these headphones for watching videos I would bare this in mind, but if you are an avid music/podcast listener I would give them a go!
Overall, I would highly recommend the Earphones to anyone, they sound great, they’re totally wireless and conveniently charge in a neat case. They are a definite contender to the Apple Airpods and for a fraction of the money at their current price