TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Review

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Review

The new TaoTronics Soundliberty 79 wireless in-ear headphones are the bud design alternative to the popular Soundliberty 53. Just a different design or also an improved headphone? We get to the bottom of the matter in our review.

PROS:

  • Well-balanced and versatile sound profile.
  • Quite well-built and durable.
  • Good price-to-performance ratio.
  • Decently comfortable and very stable fit.

CONS:

  • No dedicated companion app or EQ settings.
  • Touch-sensitive controls aren’t the most intuitive.
  • Battery falls short of advertised life.

Packaging & scope of delivery

As usual for the manufacturer, the TaoTronics Soundliberty 79 comes in a white/orange box. Thanks to shipping via Amazon, the headphones were with us within two working days and survived the transport undamaged.

Inside, you will find the charging case with a handset, a short USB-C charging cable, and a user manual. This is written, among other things, in German, English, and other languages.

Design and quality

As already mentioned, the TaoTronics Soundliberty 79 listeners have the classic Bud design. So it is not based on Apple’s AirPods design, as is the case with the Soundliberty 53, for example.

Both the charging box and the receiver are kept in a simple, matt black. However, there are gold / green shiny accents on the headphones, which I like.

At first glance, the shape of the receiver and charging box appear to be independent. TaoTronics didn’t take great inspiration from another manufacturer’s design here – very good! If you want to look for similar headphones, there are certain parallels to the Jabra Elite 75t; To speak of a clone here, however, I consider excessive.

Weighing around 5.5 g per listener, they are slightly heavier than the Soundliberty 53 listeners. On the other hand, the charging cradle is compact with 66 x 41 x 28 mm dimensions and fits well in your pocket. It weighs 50 g together with the earphones.

In terms of quality, there is nothing to complain about with the TaoTronics Soundliberty 79, as usual. There are no production or material defects. Speaking of materials, these are very similar to the Soundliberty 53 and have a similar value.

Sound of the TaoTronics Soundliberty 79

Like the TaoTronics Soundliberty 79 wireless in-ear headphones, the TaoTronics Soundliberty 53 are equipped with a 6 mm dynamic driver. As always, the strengths of inexpensive mid-range drivers lie in the lower frequency ranges, as is the case here.

The Soundliberty 79 (TT-BH079) impressed in the test, especially in the bass range. The wireless in-ear conjures up a rich bass in your ear with electronic music, similar to the Soundliberty 53. However, higher-quality models such as the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 are less powerful, especially in the sub-bass area.

However, in other styles of music where the bass plays a less important role, such as jazz or classical, it sometimes seems overloaded and too much in focus. So here it comes, as always, on to your personal preference; I like it.

While I still like the lower mid-range, the higher mid-range and high frequencies clearly show weaknesses. Although I like the tonal tuning overall, it is audible compared to the Aukey EP-T10 or the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 that a lower frequency range is covered here.

As a counterpart to the TaoTronics Soundliberty 53, you might think that the headphones sound the same and only the design has changed. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Although the headphones are usually about the same price, in my opinion, the Soundliberty 53 covers the larger frequency range in a direct comparison.

While the differences in the low-frequency range are still marginal, the differences are particularly noticeable in the upper mid-range and high frequencies. The Soundliberty 79, the Soundliberty 53 offer a slightly larger frequency spectrum and thus sounds fuller. Unfortunately, with the Soundliberty 79, you don’t get an equivalent Bud version of the Soundliberty 53 – a shame!

Compared to the Haylou GT1 Plus, the TaoTronics Soundliberty 79 unfortunately “swallows” some details and seems a bit duller. But, overall, the headphones are not bad! I like the tonal coordination a lot, but with the Soundliberty 53 and the Haylou GT1 Plus, there are already two models that I like better in terms of sound.

Headset

The headset of the Soundliberty 79 surprised me positively! During the tests, my conversation partners could understand me well, and there are hardly any background noises. This is also since the microphones register whether I am speaking.

Comfort

Thanks to various ear pads and optional ear hooks, the TaoTronics Soundliberty 79 holds very well in my ears. Even strong head movements, such as when jogging, do not let them slip in my ears!

Operation with touch panels
In the meantime, operation via touch panels is no longer uncommon, even in the budget and middle class. The advantage here is that the earphones only have to be touched and not pressed firmly to execute a command. This reduces the likelihood of slipping in your ear during operation.

In the test, the built-in touch surfaces on the back of the hearing react reliably and are neither too sensitive nor too insensitive – very good! Compared to most other wireless in-ear headphones, the functions are identical, but commands other than usual are required, which at least for me took a short time to get used to.

Bluetooth pairing and range

A Bluetooth 5 chip is built into the TaoTronics Soundliberty 79. According to the manufacturer, the connection between cell phones and headphones should be stable over a distance of 10 meters. In the test, we were even able to surpass this value on open space slightly. Furthermore, the first connection dropouts only occurred after 14 meters.

As always, the connection is slightly lower in closed rooms, but we did not have any problems within a room in the test.

The listener of sound Liberty 79 can also be used individually. I particularly like that it is not necessary to pair the left and right earphones separately.

Battery life

The TaoTronics Soundliberty 79 is equipped with a 55 mAh battery and a 300 mAh battery in the charging box. The runtime of the wireless in-ear is impressive in the test. At a volume of 50% -70%, we achieved an average runtime of 7-7.5 hours. This is a very good value for mid-range headphones!

In the test, the charging box was sufficient for four more charges, resulting in a total running time of 30 hours without the need for a socket.

Conclusion

The TaoTronics Soundliberty 79 delivered a solid performance in the test. I particularly like that TaoTronics has launched its design with these headphones and does not “chase” a big brand. The quality and material quality are right, and there is nothing wrong with headphones in this price range.

Unfortunately, the Soundliberty 79 couldn’t quite convince me in terms of sound. Some cheaper models sound more differentiated in the high and upper midrange, such as the Haylou GT1 Plus or the TaoTronics Soundliberty 53.

On the other hand, the battery life of the listener is very good. With around 7.5 hours in the test, it offers a longer service life than other headphones in its price range.

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Review
TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Review

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