Active noise cancellation headphones can be quite expensive, but the Tribit QuietPlus Reviews headphones have that feature – and decent audio quality – for under $ 100!
Most good ANC headphones often cost well over a hundred euros. The Chinese company Tribit mainly produces Bluetooth devices at a reasonable price and mostly delivers excellent products. There’s nothing flashy or crazy about the Tribit QuietPlus in terms of design or features, but for the low price you still get good audio quality, efficient noise cancellation and a battery life of up to 36 hours.
You can find out in this review whether the good reputation of Tribit can be confirmed again this time and whether the QuietPlus headphones lived up to or even exceeded our expectations.
Tribit QuietPlus Reviews: Buyers Guide
Design & functions
The outer design is made of black plastic with padded ear cups. It’s not the highest quality finish out there, but they look pretty sleek and minimalistic overall, which in turn will please many.
The Tribit QuietPlus is equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology and thus offers a reliable connection to the end device. In addition, the headphones have a sufficiently large battery that lasts up to 36 hours. With the ANC switched on and a volume over 50 percent, up to 20 hours of runtime are still possible. Despite the very long battery life, the headphones weigh only 260 grams. It is a simple pair of headphones with the typical three-button function on the right auricle.
This remote control controls everything from track control to volume, with each button assuming its typical multi-function (i.e. the volume control up / down is also the button for selecting the next or previous track. The power button is also at the same time the pause / play button). Below this three-button function is a physical slide switch that controls the ANC and either switches it on or off (it glows blue as soon as the ANC is active). Where some ANC headphone models have multiple ANC levels, this model only has one.
The QuietPlus has a USB Type-C port for charging the headphones (cable included) and a 3.5 mm input (3.5 mm cable included) for devices that do not support Bluetooth. Otherwise, there are no other controls.
The microphone on the right serves its purpose well. There is nothing to complain about. When making a phone call, the microphone transmits your voice really cleanly and you can also hear your counterpart clearly. Noise is not an issue here!
Although the headphones are very light, comfort is not quite as good. Long-term wear can make it uncomfortable, especially for those who wear glasses (although this is pretty typical for headphones in general). The headband and the ear cups are padded, but compared to the Tribit XFree Tune Bluetooth headphones, the wearing comfort is even disappointing. Even so, hours of wear shouldn’t be a problem for most wearers.
Tribit has chosen a foldable design for this model, which means that you can stow the headphones in your pocket. Also included is a case in which you can store the headphones and protect them from bumps and falls.
Although the active noise canceling function is nowhere near as powerful as what you would get with a pair of headphones for over 200 euros, the headphones still manage to block out excessive noise from outside. There isn’t a dramatic change in turning on the ANC as the design of the earbuds already provides pretty effective noise isolation. Still, you can tell a difference. You can still hear some noises, but everything seems a little more muffled, so when no music is playing you are not completely cut off from the outside world and only hear a slight, pleasant rustling.
With the 40 mm drivers and aptX HD audio technology, the bass and treble are well balanced. The focus is clearly on the mids. The headphones handle the dynamic sound of movies and television quite well. Unfortunately, there are no adjustment options for either the bass or the treble, but that is to be expected with cheaper headphones.
Unfortunately, the sound quality decreases noticeably in Bluetooth mode at low volume. At a low volume, the different tones don’t come out particularly well and everything seems a bit monotonous. So if you want to listen to your music on a quiet setting, these headphones are probably not ideal for you. Using a wired connection solves this problem and makes the overall sound stronger.
When you look at the price of the Tribit QuietPlus ANC headphones, you are getting a lot for your money. In daily use, they are easy to use, acceptable to wear (less for people who wear glasses) and have an exceptionally long battery life, which varies from several days to a few weeks depending on usage.
The Tribit QuietPlus ANC headphones block enough everyday noise so that you can enjoy your music to the fullest.
All in all, these headphones are a compelling option if you’re looking for active noise canceling headphones that cost less than $ 100.
- Long battery life
- Good sound for little money
- Bluetooth 5.0
- ANC is solid
- Comfort for people who wear glasses