Rowkin Ascent Charge+ Review | Premium Lightweight True Wireless Earbuds
This is Rowkin’s high-end true wireless earbuds that features IPX5 water resistances and it comes with a wireless charging on the charging case. The package comes included with the charging case, an USB-C to USB-C cable, an USB-C to USB-A adapter, the Qi wireless charging pad, 3 eartips sizes and a pair of small earfins.
The charging case supports bi-directional charging with a 1900mAh capacity, it would be able to charge half of your smartphone’s battery. The battery case comes with a 4 step level indicator of 25% each. When at low power, just place the case on the 5 watt Qi wireless charging pad and you’re good to go or go old school with the USB-C charging cable to charge it. The Qi pad can be use with other device like your Iphone.
The earbuds does not have any physical button and rely on capacitive touch to function. You can power the earbuds by placing them in or take them out from the case, or hard long press on the earbuds would do the trick.You can also use single sided if you wanted too. The multi-button only handles call, media and power control. Volume adjustment is done on your device, that is not a big issue as most true wireless earbuds user stay at one volume mostly.
Sound isolation is good due to its small form factor and the sound tube goes deep into the ear canal. The rated battery life is 3.5 hours when use together. Our battery life test is based on the iPhone 6 at the 5th volume bar. Using the pair together with all the charging from the case gives us 42 hours and 50 minutes in total. If you hear at lower volume it can go above the 50 hours mark. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 with a maximum stable line of sight is 10 meters, not sure what is the size of the drivers tho.
Charging time breakdown:
1st (buds alone): 3 hours 25 minutes
2nd (1st box): 3 hours 15 minutes
3rd (2nd box): 3 hours 20 minutes
4th( 3rd box): 3 hour 25 minutes
5th (4th box): 3 hours 25 minutes
6th (5th box): 3 hours 15 minutes
7th( 6th box): 3 hour 20 minutes
8th (7th box): 3 hours 20 minutes
9th (8th box): 3 hours 25 minutes
10th( 9th box): 3 hour 15 minutes
11th (10th box): 3 hours 20 minutes
12th (11th box): 3 hours 20 minutes
13th( 10th box): 2 hour 45 minutes
Total 42 hours 50 minutes
Dynamic Driver with Premium Mylar Diaphragm
Hi-density Li-ion Battery Cell
MediaTek 1526P True Wireless Chipset
Bluetooth 5.0 & Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) Antenna Technology
Touch Controls with Auto-On Fast Pairing
Earbud: 0.61”(D) x 0.93”(L) (15.5×23.5mm)
Portable charging case: 1.28”(D) x 1.71”(H) x 4.45(L)(32.6 x 43.4 x 113.1mm)
Rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
Earbud: 5V / 35mA
Portable charging case: 5V / 1A
To earbuds: 5V / 120mA
USB Output: 5V / 1A
Portable charging case: 1900mAh
Earbud: 0.23 oz (6.4g)
Portable charging case: 4.39 oz (124.4g)
Earbud: ≤70 minutes
Portable charging case: ≤120 minutes
Number of recharges: 15+
Standby time (power on): Up to 70 hours
Standby time (power off): about 120 days
Music / Talk time: up to 3.5+ hours
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
Bluetooth version: 5.0
Bluetooth profiles: HFP, HSP, AVRCP, A2DP and SPP
Audio enhancements: Noise reduction and echo cancellation
Tiaan – Be Ok (Low Bass Frequency)
Low bass frequency is superbly energetic and highly notable, you can feel the air pressure booming in your ears. It doesn’t eat into the vocals and has zero bass distortion. The subtle bass vibrations fade smoothly and has a nice drag. Low bass frequency is well bodied. The low bass slightly overpower the vocals in term of audible levels.
Pia Mia – Do It Again (Standard Bass)
Bass is superbly energetic and highly notable, you can feel the air pressure. The bass fades butter-mega-smooth with a long drag especially at the 2:05 mark, the vibrations is just eargasm. Bass doesn’t overpower vocals much and feel balanced, clear separation between the two. Bass is well bodied. EDM tones sounds energetic, fun and lively.
Violinder – Raindrops (High Frequency Instrumental)
Piano/Violin tone sounds right and natural, leans closer to the crystal-clear type not the warm-sound, I prefer crystal-clear type. It has right amount of shine at the highs. Tones are well bodied and doesn’t sound half-hearted. Bass/Drums feels somewhat balance with Piano/Violin in term of audible levels, there is clear separation between the two. Good indication of a nearly balance IEM.
Pentatonix – See Through (Hi Frequency Vocals/Separation)
Mitch Grassi’s hi-pitched-male Tenor vocals perform very well at the highs with the right amount of shine, feels bright. It is top in our list together with other well know brands. Each singer can be identified easily. Every diction and pronunciation is crystal clear. Vocal beatboxing, echoing and humming is eargasm which doesn’t overpower Mitch Grassi’s vocal in the song. Feel good and precise.
This performs well from the ultra lows to the highs easily. It does beat the BOSE or Jabra alternatives and is on par with Sony’s premium true wireless offering. Surprisingly the high are sharp and clear while is backed by good strong bass and this is coming from a unknown brand in the Asian market. The charging case being Qi wireless charging makes it unique in the market and way user friendly to use as we are heading into the wireless charging future.
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