The replacement of wired headsets has become almost a necessity, given the evolution of smartphones. Whether due to greater ease of use, greater convenience or necessity, the market is full of solutions in earbuds. And in this, Tronsmart gives letters.
Today we bring the analysis to the Tronsmart Spunky Beat earbuds, an entry-level model that deserves to be highlighted.
Spunky Beat earbuds come in a box with good build quality and loaded with details. It has a small strap, useful to avoid losing inside the suitcase.
On the back there is the USB C connection for charging, for when you have a cable handy … but it may happen that you don't have that cable, and that's when Tronsmart took care of the problem. Thus, at the bottom of the box, there is a small cable with the typical USB connection, reversible, ideal for use with a powerbank, a computer or any charger. It is undoubtedly a point that makes the difference and makes this box more complete.
The earbuds are thus accessible from the top cover, which uses magnets to prevent it from accidentally opening. They are very easy and practical to remove, with a level of magnetic fixation suitable for making good contact with the charging pins.
The box also has a charge level, shown by the 4 LEDs on the front, which turn on whenever an earbud is placed or removed. This is interesting, to give you an idea of what to count, without the need for much detail in this aspect (since there are some boxes that say the exact load value).
The audio SoC that comes with the Spunky Beat is the Qualcomm QCC3020, and are probably the cheapest earbuds to bring this SoC. It has support for aptX, AAC and SBC codecs and integrates Bluetooth 5.0 and TWS technology. Thanks to all this technology, it is then possible to listen to the contents fully synchronized with the image, without delay, as if they were wired headsets. The maximum range is 15 meters.
Each earbud has a 35 mAh battery, which is then joined by the battery in the carrying case, with 350 mAh capacity. According to the manufacturer, a 7-hour autonomy is promised for the earbuds, which can reach 24 hours of use using the battery of the box… but later on we will talk about autonomy again.
The frequency response is from 20Hz to 20kHz, with 6mm speakers and 16ohm impedance. Each earbud weighs 3.7g, where the total weight, with box, is 47g. They are IPX5 certified, splash, sweat and rain proof.
After pairing, which should be done using the earbuds manual, there is no need for further worries. Whenever they are to be used, just open the box, remove and use. In the end, just put it back in the box so that they are at full load for the next use. They can be used individually, join, re-separate … they are always activated automatically and without problems.
Then there are also actions that can be done using the touch button that each earbud has on the outside. For example, a ringtone lets you answer or reject a call, or stop and start playing music. Another example is a touch for 2 seconds on the right handset, which will advance the playback track and the one on the left the opposite. There are also other actions, such as using the voice assistant, adjusting the volume or rejecting calls.
The sound quality is notorious, compared to the competition in this range. The bass is consistent and the mids and trebles are balanced. The appropriate maximum intensity without distortion. They are small, comfortable, practical, easy to put on, and the box is well equipped with features. Regarding the use of touch buttons, the touch is not always detected at the first attempt, requiring it to be repeated.
The fact that the latency is very low, almost imperceptible, puts these earbuds at a very favorable level, considering that they cost less than € 30. And it makes all the difference to watch video with the sound properly synchronized.
In terms of autonomy, about 5 hours were achieved with 50% volume, an autonomy slightly below 7 hours, although it depends on the type of music. If the aptX codec is used instead of the SBC, the autonomy goes down to about 4 hours, with 50% of volume. Also with aptX, the 5-minute charge was not converted into 1 hour of use, but only in about 35 minutes.
Tronsmart Spunky Beat earbuds are available for € 25, with free shipping using the discount code SHIPPING. Shipments are made from Europe, fast and without additional fees. You can still see other Tronsmart products available and also other options in this segment.
Pplware thanks Geekmall for providing Tronsmart Spunky Beat earbuds for analysis.
- No playback delays
- Box features
- Sound quality
- Touch buttons don't always work at first
- Autonomy below advertised