Few years ago, if you wanted a pair of TWS earbuds, you’d have to spend a good amount of money. Now that headphone jacks are getting less common on phones, and Bluetooth headphones are becoming the norm, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a decent pair of wireless in-ears. Wireless headphones give you the freedom of not requiring wires, making them more portable and easier to toss into a pocket or bag.
truke is one such brand which is offering decent quality audio products in a very budget friendly price. And in a span of one and a half year they have launched pretty good audio products and constantly up there game. They recently launched two new ergonomically engineered True Wireless Earbuds Buds S1 and Buds Q1.
We reviewed the new truke Buds S1, which features the revolutionary MEMS Quad MIC with Environmental Noise Cancellation and a total playtime of 72 hours and 60 hours.
truke Buds S1 Design & Key Features:
truke Buds S1 comes with Dual-Mic in each earbud and Environmental Noise Cancellation technology. The Bluetooth Earbuds are equipped with power-efficient Bluetooth v5.1 that supports low power consumption, superior connectivity and compatible with all Android, Windows & IOS devices. It comes with a premium sliding case and the earbuds has an ergonomic in-ear design and come with IPX4 Certification. According to truke the Bassbuds S1 TWS offers a Playtime of up to 10hours on single charge. Get an additional playtime of up to 62hours using 500mAh Charging Case. Making a total of up to 72hours of playtime. So lets see how it performs in our usability test.
Decent TWS earbuds cost pennies nowadays, and this budget TWS from truke pleasantly surprised us. The truke Buds S1 look great, offer touch controls and voice assistants, and are equipped with modern modules and codecs, including gaming mode and Bluetooth 5.0. truke also worked on the design elements of this product which looks really premium, we can say even better than its costly competitors.
We have tested this product for a week to judge its performance and we must say that we are really impressed with its all-round performance. truke Buds S1 weigh only 4 grams each, are designed for long time usage. The sliding case has indicators to show battery status of each buds. The case though bit big in size comparatively to other TWS cases so you might feel uneasy while carrying it around in your pockets. But other than that the build quality and design won’t disappoint you. While using it for the first time you need to remove the protective plastic film from charging pins on the Earbuds Charging Pins and if required, you need to also remove the protective plastic film from Battery Capacity Digital display so that it can charge properly, after that you need to simply place the earbuds back in charging case for 1 hour to charge it fully. You can enjoy easy access to answer calls or change music tracks using the touch control of these wireless earbuds which works seamlessly. By tapping 2 times of left ear buds you can access your preferred Google voice assistant or Apple Siri. Another great feature truke packed in the new Buds S1 is the dedicated gaming mode and low latency of up tp 85ms with SBC Codec, you can access the gaming mode by tapping 3 times of right earpod.
Now the key thing is how’s the audio quality? most people will love this budget true wireless earbuds particularly the bass lovers. Their sound profile is also quite well-balanced, allowing them to suit a wide variety of musical genres, though their slightly overemphasized bass response should add just a bit of extra thump and rumble to your favorite EDM and hip-hop tracks. The microphone quality is good for the price and rivals that found in the much more expensive buds. The speaker’s voice clearly transmitted while background noise is rejected. Their amazing 10-hour + continuous battery life should be more than enough to last you through long days on the go. They’re comfortable enough to wear for long listening sessions and do a great job of staying in your ears, which is great if you want to wear them while you’re out on a run or at the gym.
Verdict: truke have done a commendable job with the Buds S1, it is an all-around value for money product with the modern USB Type – C charging port, pleasing bass fill sound output and excellent battery life and dedicated gaming mode and low latency of up tp 85ms with SBC Codec at just under Rs.1500 price tag makes it a best buy in this segment.