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Vankyo Alpha X200 Review Truly Wireless Earbuds 120 Hours Battery

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Long battery life is one of the biggest selling points of wireless audio and, the Vankyo Alpha X200 true wireless earbuds have a phenomenal battery with up to 120 hours of battery life via a charging case that integrates a massive 3500 milliamp hour (mAh) rechargeable battery.
The earbuds themselves give you a total of 7 hours playback time (at 60% volume) and they can be used independently of one another as mono bluetooth earpieces. You can go from mono listening to stereo listening very conveniently without delay since the Bluetooth pairing connection is seamless and quick. You don't have to pair each earbud either, which is a plus.
The Bluetooth 5.0 chip integrated in the earbuds does not support multi-pairing nor aptX, AAC or SBC codecs. The Alpha X200 metallic (aluminum) charging case really stands out from other true wireless earbuds charging cases, which are mostly made of hard plastic.
The Alpha X200 charging case has a bulky design with a beveled mid-frame that extends around the top of the lid and bottom of the charging case. The dimensions are 7.5cm long, 4.5cm wide and 3cm tall.
The smooth/brushed finish on the metallic charging case makes it easy to slip in and out of a trouser pocket, while providing a decent amount of grip, thanks to the aluminium being slightly brushed and coated with a black anodized finish.
The charging case has a nice stealthy black look with a chrome accent around the edge of the mid-frame. The lid hinge has a chrome finish too and produces a satisfying snap when closing. The charging case lid is magnetized so, it closes shut securely.
The base of the Vankyo Alpha X200 charging case is non-rubberized but, it is flat so, you can set the charging case upright on a desk. The Alpha X200 earbuds are magnetized so, they sit inside the charging case snugly and securely. Removing the earbuds can be a little fiddly, especially if you have sweaty chunky fingers. Speaking of sweat, the Alpha X200 earbuds have an IPX8 sweat/water resistant rating.
The Vankyo Alpha X200 earbuds have a cylinder style similar to ear spool plugs. The front and beveled edge perimeter of the earbuds has high gloss plastic finish, while the rest of the body has a smooth rubberized hard plastic finish. The earbuds have large chambers, which give them a bulky look, although they fit extremely well, thanks to the low weight (5 grams each).
The Vankyo Alpha X200 earbuds front panels integrate a chrome ring accent, as well as a pinhole that houses the microphone and status led. The touch control area is very responsive so, it only requires subtle taps to activate. You can even control the touch panels with very thin gloves. There are a total of 5 functions you can control via the earbuds, including volume (up/down), skipping tracks, voice assistant and calls (answer/end).
The microphones provide good amplification and sound quality for a good call conversation, although there isn't any noise reduction to drown out background noise. The Vankyo Alpha X200 earbuds have very good audio sound quality with good bass, thanks to large 8mm speaker drivers. The treble and vocal midrange is clear without distortions at max or low volume. The drivers are fairly sensitive, which allows a decent amount of maximum volume.
The front of the Vankyo Alpha X200 charging case ingrates a small LCD screen that displays battery level for each earbud, as well as the percentage of battery left in the charging case.
The charging case does weigh (108 grams) more than the average charging case but, you do get a lot more extra power on the go and, on top of that, the Vankyo Alpha X200 charging case can be used as a power bank to recharge external devices.
You can top up a phone's battery and, even fully charge it if the phone has a 3500mAh capacity like the Samsung Galaxy S10, Note 10, OnePlus3 and Google Pixel 4 smartphones. The Vankyo Alpha X200 charging case supports 5V/1A power out via the micro USB port, which is located on the side.
A micro USB to USB-A adapter is included so, you can recharge micro USB and USB-C devices, using a USB-A to USB-C cable (not included). The charging case takes 4 hours to fully charge and can store power in standby for 8 days. The charging time for the Alpha X200 earbuds is 1 hour with quick charge support so, a 10-minute recharge gives you 1 hour playtime.
Inside the box, there is also a short micro USB to USB-A charging cable. You can buy the Vankyo Alpha X200 truly wireless earbuds on amazon.

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