I tried using Anker's Soundcore Liberty 4 NC, a completely wireless earphone with a maximum playback time of 50 hours and a super powerful noise canceling function.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC



Anker's Soundcore Liberty 4 NC , a completely wireless earphone equipped with

active noise canceling and ambient sound capture functions, will be released on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC is equipped with 'Ultra Noise Canceling 3.0', and boasts 'Anker's strongest noise canceling in history.' I had the opportunity to actually use the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC, so I thoroughly checked its appearance and usability.

Soundcore Liberty 4 NC | Fully wireless earphones product information
https://www.ankerjapan.com/products/a3947

The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC package looks like this.
Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC packaging



The package contained the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC itself, a USB Type-C cable for charging, instructions, and ear tips.

What's inside the Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC?



The ear tips come in four sizes: XS, S, M, and L, and the M size ear tips come attached to the earphones by default.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC ear tips



The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC charging case looks like this. Its dimensions are 57mm wide x 57mm deep x 35mm high.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC Case



The front of the case features the Soundcore logo and an LED indicator that shows the remaining battery level.
Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC case front



There is only a USB Type-C port on the bottom for charging.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC case bottom



There was nothing written on the back, top, or sides.

Back of the Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC case



When I opened the lid, the earphones were stored inside. The case is equipped with an independent battery, and charging is performed by storing the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC main unit. When used alone, the main unit can be used for about 10 hours when playing music, but when charged using the case, it can be used for about 50 hours.

Inside the Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC case



In addition, various certification marks are printed on the inside of the lid.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC Certification Mark



The earphones come with a sheet that says 'Please remove before use,' so peel off the sheet as instructed.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC Notes



The size of the earphones is 33mm wide x 19mm deep x 22mm high, and the Soundcore logo and microphone are located on the stem.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC, front



When you turn it over, the charging terminals and other parts will appear.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC, back side



The actual weight of each earphone is 5g.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC, Weight



The actual weight including the charging case is 60g.

Weight of Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC with charging case



Let's pair the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC with your device. To pair, simply open the case with the earphones in it. When you open the case, both earphones will automatically be turned on and the LED indicator inside the case will flash white.

The inside of the Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC case glows



The operation procedure from your smartphone is as follows: First, open the Bluetooth settings screen, select 'Soundcore Liberty 4 NC' from the list of connection candidates, and tap it.

Bluetooth settings



When Soundcore Liberty 4 NC appears in the 'My Devices' section, pairing is complete.

Bluetooth settings continued



This is what it looks like with the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC attached.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC installed



To turn off the power, simply place the earphones in the case and close the lid.

Holds Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC



The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC is controlled by tapping the touch sensors on the stems of the left and right earphones.

Anker Soundcore Liverty 4 NC Operation



The various operation methods are as follows.

When using both ears When using one ear
music Play/Pause Tap once (left/right) Tap once
to the next Double tap (right) Tap twice
return Tap twice (left)
Calls Answer a call Tap twice (left/right) Tap twice
End call/reject call Press and hold for 2 seconds (left/right) Press and hold for 2 seconds
Mode switching Noise canceling/ambient sound switching Press and hold for 2 seconds (left/right) Press and hold for 2 seconds


In addition, Soundcore Liberty 4 NC can be connected to the management app '

soundcore
' to set the strength of noise canceling and measure the user's hearing and change the settings to make it easier to hear. For the installation and initial setting procedure of soundcore, please refer to the ' ◆3: Installation procedure of the management app 'soundcore' ' in the following article.

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To connect Soundcore Liberty 4 NC to soundcore, connect Soundcore Liberty 4 NC to your smartphone and then tap 'Add device' on the top screen.



Next, tap 'Headphone, Speaker, and Frames.'



Then, Soundcore Liberty 4 NC will be displayed on the screen, so tap it. This completes the connection.



Once the connection is complete, instructions on how to use Soundcore Liberty 4 NC will be displayed, so swipe to continue reading.



Once you have read it to the end, tap 'I understand.'



The management screen of the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC looks like this. From this screen, you can switch between 'noise cancellation mode', 'standard', and 'external sound capture mode'.



You can also select 'Noise Cancellation Mode' and tap 'Automatic Setting Mode' to change the strength of noise cancelling.



By default, it is set to 'Automatic Setting Mode,' but if you switch to 'Manual Setting Mode,' you can select the noise canceling strength from 5 levels from 1 to 5.



You can also select travel mode to adjust the noise cancelling to suit your needs when traveling on a plane, train, bus or car.



When actually listening to music with the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC, the sound quality is well-balanced, not leaning towards low or high tones. When noise canceling is turned on, outside noise is almost completely blocked, and other people's voices and noises are reduced. On the other hand, while noise canceling significantly reduces the sound of the air conditioner and footsteps, it doesn't seem to suppress high-pitched sounds such as keyboard keystrokes very much.

Noise canceling reduces the sound of the surroundings without causing any discomfort, while the ambient sound capture mode allows you to clearly hear the footsteps and voices of others around you, and you can respond without any problems even if someone speaks to you. However, the ambient sound capture mode makes the surrounding sounds a little muffled, which can cause some discomfort.



Anker's 'Soundcore Liberty 4 NC' will be available on

Anker's official website , Amazon.co.jp, electronics retailers, etc. from Wednesday, July 26, 2023, and the price is 12,990 yen including tax.

Soundcore Liberty 4 NC | Fully wireless earphones product information
https://www.ankerjapan.com/products/a3947

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