Volkano VK-1123 Libra Series True Wireless Earbuds: A Budget-Friendly Option with Decent Audio
Published on June 24, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
The Volkano Libra Series True Wireless Earbuds are an affordable pair of Bluetooth earbuds that provide decent audio quality and battery life. With a lightweight and pocket-sized charging case, touch controls, and voice assistant support, these earbuds aim to deliver solid performance without breaking the bank.
- True wireless design
- Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
- Touch controls
- IPX4 sweatproof rating
- Up to 15 hours battery life
- Voice assistant support
- USB-C charging
Design and Fit
The Volkano VK-1138-WT Buds X In-Ear Earbuds feature an in-ear design with oblong housings that sit comfortably in the ear. Weighing only 5g each, the earbuds are lightweight and hardly noticeable during wear. The glossy plastic build feels a bit cheap but the ergonomic shape provides a secure fit. The earbuds are sweatproof with an IPX4 rating making them suitable for workouts. The charging case has a compact rectangular shape that’s easy to pocket.
Features and Controls
Bluetooth 5.0 provides a stable wireless connection up to 10m range. Each earbud can be used independently and feature touch controls to adjust volume, skip tracks, answer calls etc. The earbuds also support voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant for hands-free operation.
With 6mm dynamic drivers, the Volkano VK-1138-WT Buds X In-Ear Earbuds produce a balanced sound profile that’s decent for the price. The sound reproduction is fairly clean with emphasis on the mids and highs. The bass response has noticeable roll-off but the overall profile is enjoyable for casual listening. Audio leakage is minimal at moderate volumes.
The Volkano VK-1138-WT Buds X In-Ear Earbuds provide up to 4-6 hours of playback on a single charge while the case extends it to 15 hours in total. The case charges via USB-C in 1.5 hours. The battery life is respectable given the compact size.
Connectivity and Calling
The Volkano VK-1138-WT Buds X In-Ear Earbuds connect instantly to paired devices and maintain a stable connection. Bluetooth range is about 10m which is standard. Call quality is decent though background noise cancellation is average. Voice pickup improves in quiet environments.
The Volkano VK-1138-WT Buds X In-Ear Earbuds are ideal for:
- Listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks on the go
- Taking calls hands-free
- Casual listening and audio enjoyment
- Workouts and active lifestyles
- Budget-friendly price
- Comfortable and lightweight
- Easy touch controls
- Good battery life
- Sweatproof rating
- Mediocre noise isolation
- Bass light audio
- Cheap build quality
- Connection drops at 10m+ range
Given the sub-$40 price, the Volkano VK-1138-WT Buds X In-Ear Earbuds offer excellent value with their decent audio performance and battery life. The compact case and IPX4 rating add more appeal. Overall they deliver good sound quality for daily use at an affordable price point.
For the budget price, the Volkano Libra Series True Wireless Earbuds offer a decent overall experience. The audio quality and battery life are respectable, and the compact charging case is convenient. While the build quality is unremarkable, the earbuds provide good value given the sub-$40 price point. For those seeking an affordable pair of Bluetooth earbuds, the Libra Series is worth considering.
- Bluetooth Version: 5.0
- Wireless Range: 10m / 33ft
- Driver: 6mm dynamic driver
- Battery Capacity (Earbuds): 2 x 40mAh
- Battery Capacity (Charging Case): 300mAh
- Charging Time: 1.5 hours (case)
- Playback Time: 4-6 hours (earbuds), 15 hours total (with case)
- Standby Time: unknown
- Noise Cancellation: none
- Water Resistance Rating: IPX4
- Voice Assistant Support: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Audio Codecs: unknown
- Frequency Response: unknown
- Sensitivity: unknown
- Impedance: unknown
- Transmission Power: unknown
- Transmission Distance: 10m / 33ft
- Distortion: unknown
- Microphone: unknown
- Earbud Weight: 5g each
- Case Dimensions: unknown
- Volkano Libra Series earbuds
- Charging case
- USB charging cable
- Instruction manual
How To Use:
- Charge the earbuds and case fully before first use.
- Remove earbuds from case, they will power on and pair.
- Use touch controls to play/pause music, adjust volume, answer calls.
- Place earbuds back in the charging case when not in use.
- The case LEDs indicate charging status.
- For pairing issues, reset earbuds and re-pair.