Excellent Workout Buds
A part of an Indiegogo campaign, the Lavanda Lune earbuds are true wireless buds with ANC technology. Created to be workout-compatible, the Lavanda Lune buds are designed with long hours of physical activity in mind. The campaign is no longer taking backers. However, the buds are available to be purchased for $160.
Accessories and Design
The Lavanda Lune buds come safely ensconced in a small, sturdy box which also contains the buds’ carry and charging case, a USB-A to USB-C charging cable, an instruction manual and a small packet containing eight extra eartip of varying sizes. The company generously caters to ears of every size.
Design-wise, the Lavanda Lune buds are classy and minimal. Their exterior sports a glossy finish that I instantly liked. In addition to the smooth and shiny plastic finish, the bud’s touch interface hosts a thin LED strip outlining its edge that lights up in blue and red. Just below the light, the brand is stamped across the bud. Keeping it both simple and innovative, the brand lends the buds a great design.
The carry case’s design is similar to most true wireless earbuds’ carry cases these days: battery-status revealing LED lights at the front and a USB-C charging slot in the back. The lid is magnetic, so you’d know when it’s properly shut. The earbuds are also magnetically attached to the case with the assistance of three pogo pins. So, they go in with a satisfying click.
Ergonomics and Navigation
With a screw-in design, I can see the special effort the company has put in to design the Lavanda Lune buds especially with a workout in mind. However, I’ve come across buds more geared towards fitness than these that weren’t even marketed as workout buds. For instance, I would’ve liked to see wing fins included in the design like Master & Dynamic does with its earbuds. While the buds didn’t slip out of my ears while I moved around in them, wing fins would’ve ensured an extra layer of safety. The Lavanda Lune buds’s alternative to wingfins is perhaps its bulky design with a large bulge on its interior. The oval-shaped bulge maintains close contact to the ear, preventing the bud from slipping.
Navigation on the Lavanda Lune buds is surprisingly impressive. It is surprising because it’s not common for touch-enabled buds to provide responses as accurately and efficiently as these do. The kind of smoothness with which these buds work is common in buds with controls in the form of buttons. The left bud is for switching between noise-cancellation and ambient mode, or as this company calls it, transparency mode. The right bud is responsible for song controls. And binaural controls, that is both of the buds, are used for voice assistance, factory reset settings and responding to calls. There wasn’t even a single instance of my taping not being read correctly; the Lavanda Lune aced navigation.
Sometimes earbud manufacturers, in an attempt to add as much ANC to an earbud as possible, compromise on audio quality. Lavanda Lune, however, manages to keep a balance between providing excellent ANC and excellent sound. Upon turning ANC on, the earbuds instantly eliminate all background noise, transporting you to a zone of nothing but you and your music. It does this by installing four different mics in the bud, two in the front and two on the back. The result is also achieved by combining PU and cashmere composite diaphragms along with 9.2mm drivers in the bud. The transparency mode is equally efficient. It makes sure ambient audio is emphasized enough to be audible.
But the best part about the Lavanda Lune buds is its spatial imaging. With the kind of separation between elements these earbuds facilitate, my music has never sounded better. It was almost as if I could see the vocals and percussions in my head. This was because of how defined they were. Every element had its own reserved spot in the soundstage. The way they were enhanced and emphasized made everything feel alive.
The bass response is perfect too. It wasn’t too over-done nor was it underwhelming. It maintained its low-end feel while highlighting certain high-frequency aspects of the music. The sound profile is warm overall. For earbuds to produce the kind of aural response that the Lavanda Lune does is rare.
Boasting a 45-hour battery, the Lavanda Lune performed a total of 38 hours without ANC switched on and 25 hours with ANC. Not only was the stated battery claim exaggerated but considering ANC is one of the biggest USPs of the buds, nearly lasting the claimed limit without ANC isn’t that impressive. However, marketed as workout buds, the earphones aren’t a bad purchase at all. They will easily get you through multiple sessions.
Featuring IP66 water, sweat and dirt resistance, the Lavanda Lune buds are the perfect companion to your workout sessions. While the buds aren’t waterproof, you never have to worry about a little splash of water because of their high resistance rating.
All in all, the buds feature a great design, easy navigation and splendid audio. I can’t think of a reason why anyone shouldn’t go for these.
Is It Hardcore?
Lavanda Lune earbuds provide brilliant sound with a wide and immersive soundstage. They also offer great ergonomics and simple navigation.