The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 Truly Wireless are budget-level truly wireless headphones. These simply-designed earbuds have a glossy stem design and feel well-built. However, they're prone to inconsistent audio delivery and lack a bit of low-bass. They also have a dark, underemphasized treble. They also passively isolate against very little ambient noise around you, and some users may find their one-size-fits-all design uncomfortable. On the upside, while their 5.2-hour battery life may not be enough to get you through your workday, their charging case offers around three additional charges.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are sub-par for mixed usage. They're well-built, as well as adequately comfortable and stable, but they may fall out of your ears during moderate exercise. They're also somewhat prone to inconsistent bass and treble delivery and have a warm sound profile that lacks low bass. They don't block out any bass or mid-range noise either, so you hear bus and train engines while on your commute or ambient chatter at the office. They're also Bluetooth-only and have high audio latency on PC, so they may not be ideal for gaming.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are mediocre for neutral sound. These well-built headphones have a somewhat inconsistent bass and treble delivery. They also struggle to deliver a thumpy low bass, their treble sounds dark, and they don't have a companion app to help tweak their sound. On the upside, they have a neutral mid-range, so vocals and lead instruments are present and accurately reproduced.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are disappointing for commute and travel. Their one-size-fits-all design may not be comfortable for all users, and they don't cut down any bass-range noise around you, like bus or plane engines. They also have a continuous battery life of just over five hours, which may not be enough for longer commutes. Luckily, their carrying case comes with around three additional charges.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are good for sports and fitness. These small and portable headphones are somewhat comfortable and stable. Since they're truly wireless Bluetooth headphones, you don't need to worry about snagging a cable on something and pulling them off your head either. However, they don't come with stability fins or ear tips, so they may fall out of your ears with moderate exercise. They also don't have an IP rating for dust or water resistance.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are inadequate for office use. They don't reduce almost any mid-range noise like ambient chatter, and some users may find their fit a little uncomfortable. Their 5.2-hour battery life may also not be enough to last throughout your 9-5 workday. However, the case offers around three additional charges, so you can replenish their battery when they're not in use.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are Bluetooth-only headphones. While they can be used via Bluetooth on PCs, their latency is likely too high to be recommended for gaming.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are Bluetooth-only headphones and can't be used wired.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are sub-par for phone calls. While your voice sounds somewhat natural and clear to whoever you're speaking to on the other end of the line, the mic struggles to separate your voice from ambient noise around you. These earbuds also have a bad noise isolation performance, so you can struggle to hear your phone call if you're talking, even in a moderately noisy environment.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 look very similar to the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019. They have a long stalk design and glossy plastic casing. They come in two color variants: Black and White.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are adequately comfortable. They have a one-size-fits-all design, so their comfort can vary across users depending on the shape and size of your ears. While they feel light in the ear, they're also made of hard plastic, which isn't the most comfortable material for your ear. They feel like they could fall out of your ear and could be fatiguing if worn for a while.
These headphones have a poor control scheme. While they offer decent feedback, the touch area is very small, so it could take you several tries to enter the correct command. Tapping twice on the left earbud activates voice controls, while twice on the right earbud allows you to play/pause. However, the play/pause command also won't work if only the right earbud is connected. Instead, it activates voice control. Tapping twice on either earbud can also answer or hang up a call. You can also triple-tap the left or right earbud to return to a previous track or skip to the next one, respectively. Triple-tapping on either bud also declines a call.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 have exceptional portability. They're small, lightweight, and easy to take with you on-the-go. They also come with a hard case, which should easily fit into a small pocket or bag.
These headphones have a good hard case. It's made of all matte plastic and has a light near the bottom of the case to let you know if your earbuds are charging. There's also a reset button for the buds inside the case.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95's build quality is good. The headphones and case are both made from glossy plastic, which makes them feel a bit sturdy. However, they're very prone to fingerprints. They also don't have an IP rating for dust or water resistance.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 have okay stability. They have a one-size-fits-all size design, so their stability really depends on the shape and size of your ear. If you get a good fit, you should be able to wear them during light physical exercise without them falling out of your ears.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 have a dark and warm sound profile. They struggle to reproduce a thumpy, rumbly bass, and instruments sound harsh while lacking in detail and brightness. Unfortunately, they don't have an EQ or presets. Their audio delivery varies slightly, and you may experience deviations in bass and treble.
These earbuds have a mediocre frequency response consistency. They have a one-size-fits-all design, so their bass and treble delivery can vary a bit depending on their fit, seal, and positioning in your ears.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 have an okay bass accuracy. They really struggle to deliver a thumpy low bass and are still a little overemphasized in the mid-bass range, which means that they lack a bit of punch and body. They're overemphasized in the high-bass, giving instruments warmth. Note, their bass delivery varies noticeably across users and is sensitive to their fit and seal. The response here represents the average bass response, and your experience may vary.
These headphones have great mid accuracy. The low and mid-mids are exceptionally neutral, resulting in present and accurate vocals and lead instruments. That said, there's a bump in the high-mids that makes vocals and lead instruments honky and harsh.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 have poor treble accuracy. It's underemphasized across the range, resulting in veiled vocals and lead instruments. Sibilants like cymbals also sound dull and lispy. That said, these headphones are prone to inconsistent treble delivery, so your real-world experience may vary.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 have alright peaks and dips performance. There's an extended peak in the bass, which adds punch and boom to your mix. There's also a large peak in the high-mids, which makes vocals and lead instruments sound harsh and honky. However, the dip in the low treble veils the upper harmonics of vocals and lead instruments.
These earbuds have excellent imaging. Their weighted group delay falls entirely beneath the audibility threshold, resulting in a tight bass and a transparent treble reproduction. Additionally, its L/R drivers are exceptionally matched in regards to amplitude, frequency, and phase response. This means that objects and instruments, like voices and footsteps, are accurately localized in the stereo image, resulting in a more immersive listening experience. However, these results are only valid for our unit, and yours may perform differently.
These earbuds have a poor soundstage. Sound interacting with your outer ear is a key factor in creating a large and natural soundstage. However, these in-ears bypass the outer ear altogether, resulting in audio that sounds like it's coming from inside your head rather than all around you. It also sounds less open or spacious than that produced by open-back headphones.
These headphones don't have a virtual soundstage.
These headphones have a decent weighted harmonic distortion performance. There's an extended peak at max volume throughout the mid-range, but this can be a bit difficult to hear with real-life content.
These are the settings we used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid with these settings.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95's noise isolation performance is bad. Even though they have a closed-back design, they let in all bass and mid-range noise like bus and plane engines or ambient chatter. While they're able to cut down some higher-pitched noise like the hum of an AC unit, it's not a very significant amount. If you're looking for similarly-priced truly wireless headphones that do a much better job of blocking out background noise, consider the noise cancelling TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Truly Wireless.
The leakage performance of the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 is satisfactory. Their leakage is mostly concentrated between the mid to treble range, so escaping audio sounds mostly thin. If you like to listen to your audio at a high volume, people around you can hear parts of it, even in a moderately noisy environment.
These headphones have an integrated microphone.
The recording quality of the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95's microphone is alright. Your voice sounds somewhat natural and full-bodied. You shouldn't have a problem being understood by whoever's on the other end of the line.
The mic has disappointing noise handling. It struggles to separate your voice from ambient noise, even in a moderately loud environment.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 have a just passable battery performance. Although they're advertised to provide seven hours of continuous playback time, we measured just over five hours. Luckily, their charging case comes with three additional charges. You can also use one earbud while the other one is charging, which is quite handy in a pinch.
These headphones don't have a companion app.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 have fair Bluetooth connectivity. Unfortunately, they don't support multi-device or NFC pairing. They also have high audio latency on PC, even when using aptX. However, their latency is much lower on iOS and Android, especially when compared to alternatives like the JBL Tune 225TWS True Wireless, which is ideal if you like to watch movies. That said, apps and devices compensate for latency differently, so your experience may vary.
These headphones are Bluetooth-only.
These headphones can't be used wired. They come with a USB-C cable to charge the carrying case.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 can only be used via Bluetooth on PCs and aren't compatible with the PS4. Because they have high audio latency, they aren't recommended for gaming.
These headphones aren't compatible with the Xbox One as they're Bluetooth-only.
These headphones come with a small charging case that offers around three additional charges. The case is charged via its USB-C cable and doesn't offer any additional inputs.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 come in two color variants: 'Black' and 'White'. You can see its label here. The 'White' variant should perform similarly to our test unit.
If you come across another variant of these headphones, please let us know in the discussion section below and we'll update our review.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 are budget-friendly truly wireless headphones. They have a similarly sleek and glossy look as the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019, but they don't feel as well-built or comfortable. Even though they have a closed-back design, they also struggle to isolate almost any ambient noise around you and lack a thumpy low-bass. That said, they offer low audio latency on iOS and Android. Check out our recommendations for the best budget wireless headphones, the best earbuds under $50, and the best AirPods Clones.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Truly Wireless are better headphones than the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 Truly Wireless. The SoundLiberty 79 are more comfortable, stable, and have a better-balanced sound profile. They're able to isolate more ambient noise around you and have four additional charges in their carrying case.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Truly Wireless are more versatile than the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 Truly Wireless. The 94 have a superior control scheme, more consistent audio delivery, far better noise isolation performance, and better mic recording quality. They also have a better-balanced sound profile and leak less audio. Meanwhile, the 95 have a slightly more spacious soundstage and even lower audio latency on mobile devices.
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The Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019 are better earbuds than the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 Truly Wireless. The Apple are more comfortable, feel better-built, and offer a longer continuous battery life. They also have an H1 chip, which allows you to connect with different Apple devices more easily. However, the TaoTronics have better bass accuracy.
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The Mpow X3 Truly Wireless are better earbuds than the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 95 Truly Wireless. The Mpow are more comfortable and stable. Their sound profile is better-balanced and while it doesn't offer the best performance, they have an ANC that's able to cut down a bit more ambient noise around you. However, the TaoTronics have lower latency on iOS and Android.