TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Review

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Review

Another TWS in-ear headphones in the test. Today another model from TaoTronics. It’s the SoundLiberty 94 (TT-BH094), which surprised me very much. Here we go.

Scope of delivery of the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 – TT-BH094

Scope of delivery of the SoundLiberty 94 (TT-BH094)
The scope of delivery consists of:

  • headphone
  • Charging cradle
  • Upholstery S / M / L
  • Charging cable, USB-C
  • Instructions, brief instructions with pictures

As always, I connected the charging cradle directly to the power using the supplied cable, in this case, USB-C. As you can see, the cable is very short again. As soon as electricity flows, one of the four LEDs on the front of the shell flashes, which symbolizes the current charge level. When the tray is fully charged, all LEDs light up permanently.

When we put the headphones in the shell, the LEDs start to flash blue. However, the shell should be closed for charging, and the four LEDs on the front of the shell flash at short intervals during the charging process.

In each headphone, there is a 50 mAh battery, which, according to the information, lasts up to 8 hours without ANC. Charging time approx. 2 hours. At 60% volume (without ANC) and with continuous power music, I reached 5 hours and 30 minutes. Just before the headphones went off, the LEDs on the headphones flashed blue quickly.

To activate the pairing, we can take the headphones out of the shell. The LEDs now flash alternately blue and light blue. We can now open our smartphone as always and select the headphones, Taotronics SoundLiberty 94. Ready, let’s go.

Controls

The BH094 has a touch surface on the outside.

  • If we double-tap this on the right, music is paused or continued.
  • Tapping on the right once increases the volume.
  • If, on the other hand, we tap once on the left, the volume is lowered.
  • Tapping three times on the right jumps a song forward.
  • Tap left three times but jumped back one song.
  • Press and hold on to the right for two seconds to open the cellphone’s voice assistant.
  • Press and hold left for 2 seconds, activates or deactivates the ANC.
  • Double tapping on the left changes the modes. Ambient mode or ANC on. In “Ambient Mode,” the noises from the surroundings are fed into the headphones, and we can hear the surroundings.

The LEDs on the headphones flash blue once every 10 seconds during operation.
We can also manage calls:

Accepting a call: Tap L or R once.
Hang up: Tap and hold L or R for two seconds.
Reject incoming call: tap and hold for two seconds.

Design, comfort, and quality

The design looks simple and chic. The plugs are black, matt, glossy plastic, and the Taotronics logo are very small and discreetly printed on the outside. The little black hole we see on the outside is a microphone.

The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 is IPx5 protected and therefore sweat-resistant and suitable for sports. The weight of a plug is between 5-6 grams, and the charging cradle with headphones weighs around 50 grams.

There are rubber pads in three sizes included—small, medium, and large. I used the middle cushions. The headphones are stuck on me, and I hopped around with them and ran around. He holds. The cushions achieve the seat in the ear canal, and the body also clamps in the ear cartilage. The wearing of comfort is typical for InEars.

The charging cradle has a 360 mAh battery, and so we can charge the headphones three times. The shell is also compact and light. It is 7 cm long, 4 cm deep, and 3 cm high. The lock of the tray and the loading cradles are magnetic. The charging contact is thus ensured even when moving.

Solid quality and an inconspicuous design

Background noise is there when the ANC is on, and that is annoying as always with audiobooks. But now it gets very interesting because the ANC can be switched off, and then I no longer hear the background noise. Not even with an audiobook. I was extremely surprised. So far, if I remember correctly, these are the first TWS-EnEar headphones where I can’t hear any background noise.

Let us now come to my subjective sound assessment. I can’t fault anything about the sound. The highs are crisp and clear. The bass is powerful and clean. The mids are also clear. Suzanne Vegas Gypsy sounds exactly the way I want it to be. Clear instruments, clear voice, and a powerful bass drum. The piano version of “Where is my mind” has a clean bass range and clear and clean highs.

“Bullet for my Valentines” “Waking the deamon” sounds great. The electric guitars are clear, and the bass is powerful. The bass track on “Better of alone” is clean, powerful, and deep as well. I also really like “Dr. Dre’s” “The Next Episode.” The hi-hat is not overemphasized, the bass is strong, and the sound is very good. Finally, Avicii’s Wake Me Up sounds good and balanced. The heights are not too strong here but just right. The bass is strong and deep.

ANC

The headphones have a gentle entry-level ANC, and I tested that again with my ambient noise. I have chosen maximum ANC here because it is possible only to let the ANC run at half strength.

Aircraft cabin noise, about 58 dB at my position

As always, the plug itself takes away some of its surroundings due to its construction. After all, they are right next to the ear canal. The ANC itself mainly reduces the deep noises. We know this from many inexpensive models with ANC. So here we have the typical counter-noise that is also found in all entry-level models. Deep noises are most or mainly reduced. The perceived reduction in this noise is a subjectively perceived 50%.

Aircraft

The rotor flutter can still be heard clearly. However, the low frequencies are reduced, so the deep humming is hardly present anymore. The perceived reduction is around 40-50% overall.

Train

There are hardly any low frequencies here. The jerking of the wheels is still clearly audible. But we also hear the ANC counter-noise. So the perceived reduction is a subjective 40%.

Conversations

Low frequencies are reduced, and the plug design also keeps the sound out. We can still hear the voices. Everything sounds brighter. There is not much reduction, subjectively felt it is 20-30%.

The ANC is a nice addition to this price range. But of course, it is not upper-class ANC. If I listen to music all the time, then the area around the plugs is inaudible. We already have this phenomenon with many normal in-ear models, even without ANC.

My conclusion

The Taotronics SoundLiberty 94 surprised me positively because it has no real background noise. In addition, wearing comfort is typical or standard for in-ear headphones.
It even has a hear-through or ambient mode in which the outside noise is slipped into the headphones. The ANC is in the entry-level category and is a nice addition for the price.
What convinced me most here, however, is the sound and the non-existent background noise. The first in-ear headphones with which I would listen to an audiobook.

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Review
TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Review

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