Price : $ 79.99
I recently took a look at Tribit & # 39; s portable StormBox speaker, so I was excited to see what are QuietPlus wireless over-ear headphones were like. I was comfortably impressed, especially since the QuietPlus are just the brand's second wireless over-ear headphones.
Here's what we like
- Excellent noise reduction
- Very cheap
- High quality sound  Urethane cushioning is very comfortable
And what we don't do
Considering that these are relatively inexpensive for a set of over-the-ear cordless devices, the Quietplus excels in sound and design. Let's see what it's all about, huh?
Oh So Soft
These QuietPlus are HELLA comfortable. I cannot emphasize that enough. I'm generally a bit wary of over-ear headphones, especially with round-ear cups, as they can crush parts of your outer ear cartilage to the point of physical pain. So it was a nice surprise to discover that the earcups are big enough for my ears. In addition to the urethane foam ear pads, this ensures very comfortable wearing around the ear.
The urethane foam reappears around the inside of the headband, protecting your dome from friction caused by movement. All urethane foam elements are covered with sumptuous cowhide leather, making them even softer and more pleasant to wear.
The cups can even be rotated around their connection to the headband. This 30-degree range allows you to maneuver both the headband and cups more comfortably, if needed. The headphones can also be folded on their own, ready for storage.
The outer edges of the cups and the headband are made of matte black plastic, which has a pleasantly soft finish. The cup frames each home with a branded, textured aluminum plate. The Tribit logo is confidently centered; an embossed design with a ribbed face that contrasts with the rest of the plate.
The right earcup contains all the controls and the indication buttons (we'll get into this in more detail). This means that everything is within reach and you do not have to remember which gesture you have to perform on each ear, for example to increase or decrease the volume.
The headphones have an IPX5 rating for water resistance. This means they can withstand the rain well if you get pinched, but don't drop them in the bath and remember to wear them while plunging yourself into the pool.
You get the headphones in a robust clamshell case, covered with the same leather as the ear cushions. This opens with a zip around the mid-circumference of the clamshell, which then folds open to reveal the headphones in the folded position.
As mentioned, you will find all controls on the right ear cup. The power button is located between volume + and – in the center of the rim of the cup. In addition, there is the status indicator light, which warns you when you switch the headphones on and off.
The power button actually has several functions. Play and pause are both activated by a quick press of the power button (when the headphones are on). A double click skips the track forward, while three clicks skip in quick succession.
Calls are also answered with the power button. When a call comes in, you answer with a single click of the power button. A next click ends the call once the call is over. If you don't want to answer the call, decline it by pressing and holding the power button.
Follow the perimeter of the rim, towards the bottom, and you have the ANC button, which switches the noise reduction. There is an indicator light that indicates whether ANC is active or not. This is great because ANC uses more battery than without listening. You just have to specify whether listening to music or someone else's child on the bus is your priority.
When the battery is low, there is an auxiliary plug for a 3.5 mm headphone cable at the bottom, which is included in the box. This means that your music will last longer because the headphones don't transmit a constant Bluetooth signal. When you connect a connector to the port, it automatically switches between BT and AUX mode. It's worth noting that the Tribit QuietPlus can run in wired mode without even turning on. Great for saving the battery.
Incredible sound in this budget range
I really have to hand it over to Tribit here. It delivered excellent sounding headphones for a penny shy of $ 80. I would place these on some of the more expensive brands. Even the Beats Solo 3's will set you back another $ 90. The same goes for Jabra's Elite 85h model for $ 120 more.
Even with these headphones at maximum volume (with my phone also pumped up to maximum output), there is no noticeable distortion. The bass has a sublime depth and remains rich in volumes. At no point did I notice it getting muddy, nor was it too overpowering for the higher tones.
Texts that operate in the middle of a song are clear and well defined. I never feel like I'm losing the vocals even when listening to the metal track in my test playlist. The QuietPlus projects the mid-range forward, so that it remains clear, among other things.
The top part is also nice to listen to. It's never shrill, nor does it get tinny mess with the volume reaching the upper echelons. Even the roughly '90s techno included in my playlist didn't suffer from highs. All in all, the QuietPlus' sound is of a high standard.
My only complaint is the lack of a special app (which I also mentioned in the StormBox review). It would be nice to be able to play around with the settings and tune the sound to my ears. Hopefully this is something Tribit is working on.
Because it is wireless, the headphones receive sound that is transmitted via Bluetooth. They include the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, so you can be sure that dropouts will be minimal. I tested the Bluetooth under two conditions and was happy with the results of both.
First, I tested the outreach, put my phone on a fence post and struck the game. I actually walked further from the sound source than the 33 feet claimed by Tribit before the dropout occurred. Bonus! Second, I tested them indoors. I put my phone on top of my desk and could walk through my house without any interruptions.
The ANC is also the most effective. During my outdoor test, I was totally unaware of the neighbor's dog running to my cat, which was at my feet while I was tinkering with music. The dog's barking was completely drowned out, as were my neighbor's cries to stop. I was honestly only aware of its existence as it passed through the cloud of dust my faithful feline friend left behind!
Tribit claims that the headphones eliminate background noise up to 35 dB. Combine this with the volume of the music you are listening to (even with lower volume) and the passive noise reduction of the ear pads, you can listen continuously. You can easily wear these in a busy cafe and not have to listen to ANYONE at all.
The conversation functions worked well. Thanks to Qualcomm's Clear Voice Capture technology, the recipient of my call was able to hear me very well, just like me. I have not tested these in a crowded environment, in terms of conversation clarity, but they did have good outside noises (i.e. people chatting, children playing) blocked during the conversation to the point where the noise was not a distraction.
A lot of gas in the tank
The battery gives you 30 hours of playtime (with ANC turned off), which may be slightly more than what you'd expect for this price, as the Beats Solo Pro headphones have 40 hours of playtime under the same conditions.
You charge the QuietPlus via the USB-C port on the right earcup, but unfortunately these headphones do not have fast charging options. This is the only drawback of the headphones, as it takes about three hours to fully charge with an empty battery.
Overall, with ANC turned on and playing at a medium volume, I managed to suck out the headphones for just under 18 hours. With this in mind, it is likely that you will get the stated 30 hours if you turn ANC off and not listen at full throttle.
A Superb Set of Budget Headphones
If you're looking for great sound quality without having your credit card spontaneously burn to a big fat expense then the Tribit QuietPlus headphones are a good choice and I dare say they & # 39; are among the best in this budget range.
For just under $ 80, you get comfortable headphones with great noise cancellation capabilities and excellent sound. There's very little you don't like apart from the lack of an app. Recommended for this price.
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Price: $ 79.99
Here's What We Like
- Excellent Noise Reduction
- Very Cheap
- high quality
- Urethane cushioning is very comfortable
And what we don't do
- No special app
- Case could have been a bit more difficult