After the review of the bluetooth speaker Element Mega, let's go back to explore the audio catalog of Tronsmart, this time trying the Encore Spunky Buds, earphones true wireless remarkable for stability and feeling at a really low cost for the category.
Review Tronsmart Encore Spunky Buds TWS
Inside the package we find the following equipment:
- Tronsmart Encore Spunky Buds;
- Charging houses from 470 mAh;
- USB / microUSB charging cable;
- 2 pairs of spare rubbers (S and L);
- Manuals (English only);
- Warranty Card
Design and materials
The case of charging and storage of headphones, completely made of plastic, is extremely light and compact (71,7 x 34,4 mm) and is more resistant of what it seems. The original opening mechanism consists of a button placed at the back that allows the flap to rise and rotate freely, revealing the Tronsmart Encore Spunky Buds, magnetically anchored to the pins. A little attention is needed in closing the flap, the only potential weak link in the case. Anteriorly four blue LEDs indicate the percentage of recharge.
While sharing the plastic material of construction of the houses, i earphones are solid and well built, free of imperfections and irregularities. There touch surface the headphones and the door of the case have the same "pixelated" texture, a little thanks to but in the end pleasant.
Very comfortable to wear almost to forget them, with the inclined in-ear portion of about 45 ° and a silicone hook that easily adapts to the ear with a small rotary movement. I'm very light despite the size (9,5 x 16,9 x 27,5 mm) that lead them to protrude from the ear in a clear, though not at all annoying.
Certification IPX5, against splashes and sweat, combined with the exceptional comfort and stability of the ear make these headphones highly recommended for physical activity also intense. Frontally, a discreet LED constantly indicates the activity of the headphones (to you and to the rest of the world) and the microphone is inserted in the lower portion of the left earphone.
Il pairing è immediate and intuitive, when removed from the case the headphones turn on and automatically appear between them and then the device, from which it will be necessary to select them only the first time. The connection Bluetooth 4.2 it is one of the strengths resulting very stable, whether you move away from the device or switch between audio / video / call playback. During our tests it has never happened, in fact, that the headphones are decoupled from each other or from the device, even with almost completely empty battery.
The management of audio playback and calls is simple, but due to the large touch surfaces, sensitive and not very precise and initially can happen to interact inadvertently. In playback a touch is equivalent to play / pause, double touch brings us to the next track regardless of whether it is done on the surface of the right or left earphone. Unfortunately, it is not possible to manage the volume through the touch controls.
The audio in call is mono: only the left earphone will remain active. With a touch you answer and with the double touch you refuse the call. The experience in call is not the best, although the interlocutor is clearly heard, on the other side our voice will be distant.
The audio is not surprising in terms of quality and equalization but you can not blame the performance of Trosmart Encore Spunky Buds: it is difficult to find particularly high-performance headphones in this price range. They come anyway balanced and enjoyable for everyday reproduction: the low are emphasized to the detriment of the medium-high but still manage to convey a good pasta and a certain depth.
The volume is appreciable and, accomplice a passive acoustic insulation really effective, behave well on the subway, in the crowd or in mildly chaotic situations. In silent environments you can easily notice the activity of the earphones, when not in reproduction, characterized by a slight buzz that ceases however after a few seconds. Try with the major streaming platforms present one minimum latency which does not prejudice the audiovisual experience in any way.
Each headset has an internal battery from 50 mAh, which reaches the actual 3 playback hours (volume to 80-90%) declared by the manufacturer without any kind of hitch. The charging case, on the other hand, has a battery from 470 mAh which allows 3 complete refills for a total of approx 12 hours of playback. A full charge needs about 2 hours (5V / 500 mAh input).
Conclusions and price
The Tronsmart Encore Spunky Buds are overall a great compromise to say goodbye to cables in daily commuting and during sporting activities. They do not shine for the audio output but they propose, a approximately EUR 30, a comfortable, stable and easy to use daily solution.
Pro: connection stability, IPX5 certification, convenience and price
Cons: audio quality, autonomy, use on call