Yet Another Soundcore Product
It’s been a while since I posted on this and 5 new Soundcore products coming up. This follows on from the Life P2 Mini which followed the Liberty 2 Pro+ Upgraded, etc.
I’m personally waiting for them to refill the hole they formed when they stopped developing wired in-ear buds as these TWS ones fall out my ears. I am tending to move around with the Slim+ around my neck and carrying their ancient Nano or Icon Mini, and gifting away everything else. I recently was gifted a Flare Mini and a Mini 3 and gifted them away to family. I’d like a Nano successor, say with some IP rating, as I’m often preferring tiny things for bike / hike trips, the nearest equivalent being the Icon Mini.
In newest (so furthest in future) order:
This is a TWS bud as there’s a right and a left. Bluetooth 5.2 which is going to help eventually with TWS and a type of Partycast with a multicast capability and better multipoint.
This is made in the same factory as the L2P+ and L2P before so I’m still thinking this is the Liberty 3 Pro we all feel inevitable ANC version of L2P. Given this date… makes for an early/mid October release. As most developed nations are getting back to office and commuting, ANC is going to keep being a high priority item for many. Good ANC is expensive but easier in tight-seal buds like the L2P. If you’re wondering why its taking so long to add ANC to L2P it is because it has an inline armature making for a long depth need and to do add ANC adds a microphone to already quite deep design. It is easier to add to those just with a driver like LA2P, LP3.
Also TWS as left+right. Also BT 5.2 (good!) It is having a monopole antenna, implying a stick shape.
There is a A3919RT released earlier.
The A3919 is released
The A3919 is sometimes the Life P2 but the images don’t match so I’m confused here. However, there’s basically 3 similar in a family products, A3919, A3919 C and A3919 T. Different codec support???
This has 2 identical product A3102 / A3102J implying online and offline products - identical insides but different names, usually for the USA market with one for one of the big physical store shops like Walmart, BestBuy.
The label makes it looks a simple speaker, like the original “Soundcore” which is a brick shape.
As it’s not a right and left it’s not TWS buds, but the label says it’s too small to have a label on the product, implies small, … don’t know what this is! Something interesting, small, bluetooth, not a speaker, not TWS, not headphones…
Soundcore Mini. The Soundcore Mini is A3101 product code so expect an identical looking version with differences. This is my only major complaint of Soundcore - how does a consumer know which version they are getting? The original or the upgraded?
This has offline and online versions we’d expect for USA market, identical products save different names.
Certainly looks like the Mini
While not new, there is also an upgrade soon on:
This is a revision of the Soundcore Select Pro. There’s non-trivial changes to the product, and so the same concern of how do you know if you’re getting original or upgraded?
So an internals changed version of
So while I’m not posting a vast amount of detail, my only suggestion is to
- not when you buy something then say soon after “but I just bought…” when a new product comes out.
- if a product existing now is not perfect for you, don’t rush buy, probably a better version suiting you is coming
- consider carefully if you pay full price for a new product when probably a discount is coming when a sucessor is coming.
Just don’t complain and we’ll all be fine, choice is good!