Encore Spunky Buds - Tronsmart Bluetooth IPX5 Stereo Headset

Since the release of Apple AirPods two have passedof the year. Following the fashion, during this time, many manufacturers of bluetooth devices have got their own models of miniature headphones with a box for recharging. Tronsmart did not stand aside, releasing a headset called Encore Spunky Buds, to which this review is dedicated.

Headphone specifications (taken from official site):
Bluetooth Version: 4.2 (
Bluetooth Profile: A2DP / HFP / HSP / SBC / MP3 / AAC
Frequency: 2.400GHz - 2.480GHz
Battery: 50mAh x 2
Waterproof level: IPX5
Battery Charger Case: 470mAh (Headphones can be charged three times)
Charging time: headphones - 1-1.5 hours; case: 1.5-2 hours
Talk time: 4 hours
Play time: 3.5 hours
Standby time: 80 hours
Headphone size: 19.5 x 16.9 x 27.5 mm
Size of the charging case: 71.7 x 34.4 mm
Weight (with case): 69.8 g.
Headphone packaging at a height. A box of hard cardboard with beautiful color printing.

On the reverse side is a diagram with explanations and brief specification.

Inside there was a container with headphones in the foam rubber case, and next, in a cardboard box, the other related items.

Full package:
- a container with two headphones,
- microUSB cable 30 cm long for charging the container,
- two additional sets of silicone liners,
- multilingual instruction (there is Russian),
- warranty card.

Container dimensions - 7.4 x 3.6 cm.

The total weight of the container with the headset - 70 g.

On the right is the microUSB port for charging the box:

The marking is printed below.

On the reverse side there is a button for opening the box lid. The process of discovery is not entirely obvious. After pressing the button, the lid lifts slightly upwards, after which it should be turned.

Headphones inside are pretty tight, in many waysdue to magnets located in the charging contact area. It looks funny when installed in a box, they independently adopt the optimal location.

The charging contacts are initially insulated with a film.

Headphones themselves close-up:

Maximum dimensions - 3 x 3.2 cm.
The delivery set includes three sets of silicone inserts in the auditory canal. The headphones are medium sized by default.

In any case, each earphone has a mark,indicating which ear it is intended for. For comfortable wearing and better fixation on the inserts in the auricle, wearing rubber seals with a hook into the ear curl on top.

So the headset looks in the ears:

Thanks to the hook in the ear curl, the headphones sit quite tightly.
Note the blue headset pairing indicator.

Following the instructions, before starting operation it is recommended to fully charge the entire kit. Below are the parameters of the first charge of my copy.

As you can see, the total capacity filled inCorresponds to the stated characteristics of the battery charging box and headset. The charge current most of the time was kept just above 0.3A, and the charging time was about two hours. The implementation of charging (both the container and the headphones) is indicated by four blue indicators in front of the charging box.
To pair the headset with a smartphone is enoughjust get the headphones out of the box. In the speaker will be heard a voice message in English - "Power On. Discovery ", and then" Connected "- after pairing.
Before pairing, the headset indicators alternately glow red and blue, after pairing, only blue.

In the list of devices, the headset is seen as “Tronsmart Spunky Buds”. Active Profiles - HSP / HFP, A2DP.

The lead is the left earpiece. The right connects to the smartphone through it. For this reason, the left earpiece can be used separately (it is recommended, of course, to be used in pairs), but after the connection is initialized, the right one can no longer be connected. It is necessary to put both headphones back into the charging box and pull it out again, this time at the same time.
The headset is controlled by touch.the outer side of the left or right earpiece (in fact, it is one large touch button). In playback mode: one press - pause / play, two - the next song. In the mode of receiving a call: one press - take the call / hang up, two - reject the call. When an incoming call, the voice message “Incoming call” is played and the number of the caller is read out (of course, also in English).
Instructions in Russian, who are interested



As a result, I liked the headset. The quality of reproduction is pretty good, as for my inexperienced ear. One feels the "depth" of sound, good isolation from external noise. The microphone is also on top - the subscribers did not notice the difference. The range of reception compared with other Bluetooth-devices that I had, more than one and a half times (at least), which also pleased me greatly - you can leave the phone on the table and walk around the apartment.