Tribit QuietPlus: Are These The Best Wireless ANC Headphones Under $100?

Evaluation:
8/10
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1 – Absolute Hot Garbage
2 – Lukewarm garbage from Sorta
3 – Highly imperfect design
4 – Some advantages, many disadvantages
5 – Acceptably imperfect
6 – Good enough to buy on sale
7 – Excellent, but not the best in its class
8 – Fantastic, with some footnotes
9 – Shut up and take my money
10 – Absolute Design Nirvana

Price: $ 79.99

tribit quietplus out of caseSte Knight

I recently watched Tribit StormBox portable speaker, so I was excited to see what QuietPlus Wireless Over-Ear Headphones were like. To be sure, I was suitably impressed, especially since the QuietPlus is just the brand’s second wireless over-ear headset.

Here’s what we like

Excellent noise cancellation
Very cheap
High quality sound
Urethane cushioning is very comfortable

And what we don’t do

No dedicated application
The case could have been a little more difficult

Since these are relatively inexpensive for a set of over-ear wireless boxes, the Quietplus excels in sound and design. Let’s see what it is, huh?

Oh so soft

These QuietPlus are comfortable from HELLA. I cannot overstate this. I’m generally a little wary of in-ear headphones, especially with the over-ear headphones, as they can crush parts of the cartilage in your outer ear to the point of causing physical pain. So it was a nice surprise to find that the ear cups are big enough to house my ears. This, in addition to the urethane foam ear cushions, allows very comfortable wearing around the ear.

The urethane foam reappears around the inside of the headband, protecting your dome from any friction caused by the movement. All the urethane foam elements are covered with sumptuous cowhide leather, which makes them even softer and more comfortable to wear.

The cups can even be rotated around their connection to the headband. This 30 degree range allows you to maneuver the headband and cups into a more comfortable position, if you need to. The headphones also fold in on themselves, ready to be stored.

tribit quietplus used on the earsSte Knight

The outer edges of the cups and the headband are made of matt black plastic, which has a pleasantly soft finish. The cut borders each house with a branded textured aluminum plate. The Tribit logo is nestled with confidence in the center; an embossed pattern with a ridged side which contrasts with the rest of the plate.

The right atrium houses all the controls and indication buttons (we will come back to this in more detail). This means that everything is within reach of one hand and that you do not have to remember the gesture that you have to perform on each ear to, for example, increase or decrease the volume.

helmet folded in caseSte Knight

The headphones carry a Water resistance index IPX5. This means they are good at resisting rain if you are caught in a pinch, but don’t drop them in the bath or remember that you wear them when you immerse yourself in the pool.

You get the earphones in a sturdy flip case, covered in the same leather as the ear pads. This opens with a zipper around the central circumference of the shell, which then opens to reveal the helmet in its folded position.

Reactive controls

helmet controlsSte Knight

As mentioned, you will find all the controls on the right ear cup. The power button is tucked between volume + and – in the center of the rim of the cup. Next to this is the status light, which will alert you when you turn the headset on and off.

The power button actually has several functions. Both play and pause are activated by a quick press of the power button (when the headphones are on). A double click jumps the track forward, while three quick clicks jump back.

Calls are also answered by the power button. When a call arrives, you answer it with just one click on the power button. Another click will end the call when the conversation is over. If you don’t want to answer the call, reject it by pressing and holding the power button.

By following the perimeter of the rim, down, you have the ANC button, which switches the noise cancellation. An indicator light tells you if the ANC is active or not. It’s great because ANC uses more battery power than listening without it. You will just have to throw out if listening to music or that of another child on the bus is your priority.

If the battery is low, there is an auxiliary jack at the bottom for a 3.5mm headphone cable, which is included in the box. This means that your music will last longer because the headphones do not transmit a constant Bluetooth signal. Plugging a jack into the port automatically switches between BT and AUX modes. It should be noted that the Tribit QuietPlus can be used in wired mode without even being switched on. Ideal for saving battery.

Incredible sound in this economical range

on the outside of the headset with brand plateSte Knight

I really need to deliver it to Tribit here. He delivered excellent quality headphones at a cent of $ 80. I would place them with some of the more expensive brands. Even the Beats Solo 3 will cost you an extra $ 90. The same goes for the Jabra Elite 85h model at $ 120 more.

Even with these headphones at maximum volume (with my phone pumped to max output, too), there is no noticeable distortion. The bass has a sublime depth and remains rich throughout the volumes. At no time did I notice that it was getting muddy, or too overwhelming for the higher ranges.

The lyrics, which operate around the middle of a song, are clear and well defined. I never seem to lose my voice, even when listening the metal track in my test playlist. The QuietPlus projects the mid-range forward, so it remains clear among other things.

The high end is also pleasant to listen to. It is never shrill and does not become a tiny mess with the volume reaching the upper rungs. Not even the around 90s techno saved to my playlist suffered from any treble distortion. Overall, the sound of the QuietPlus is of a high standard.

My only sonic complaint is the lack of a dedicated application (which I also mentioned in the StormBox review). It would be nice to be able to play with the settings and adapt the sound to my ears. I hope this is something Tribit is working on.

helmet out of the case with a folded cupSte Knight

Being wireless, the headphones receive the sound transmitted via Bluetooth. They incorporate the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, so you can be assured that dropouts will be minimal. I tested Bluetooth under two conditions and I was satisfied with the results of both.

First, I tested the outdoor stove, installed my phone on a fence post, and hit the game. In fact, I moved away from the 33-foot sound source declared by Tribit before it stalled. Premium! Second, I tested them inside. I placed my phone on my desk upstairs and was able to walk around my house without any abandonment.

The ANC is also the most effective. During my outdoor test, I was completely unaware of the neighbor’s dog running towards my cat, who was at my feet while I was tinkering with music. The dog’s barking was completely drowned, as were my neighbor’s cries of “stopping”. Honestly, I was only aware of its existence as it crossed the cloud of dust that my faithful feline friend had left!

Tribit says the headphones cancel out background noise by up to 35 dB. Combine that with the volume of the music you are listening to (even at a lower volume) and the passive noise cancellation of the ear pads, you can listen without interruption. You can easily carry them to a busy cafe and not have to listen to anyone else.

The call functions worked well. Thanks to Qualcomm’s Clear Voice Capture technology, the recipient of my call could hear me perfectly, like me. I have not tested these in a busy environment, in terms of clarity of calls, but they did manage to block out ambient sounds (ie people chatting, children playing) during the call to the point where the noise was not a distraction.

Lots of gas in the tank

helmet on tableSte Knight

The battery gives you 30 hours of playback (with ANC disabled), which may be a little more than you’d expect at this price, since the Beats Solo Pro Headphones have 40 hours of reading under the same conditions.

You charge the QuietPlus via the USB-C port on the right headset, but these headphones unfortunately do not have a fast charging capacity. This is the only drawback of the headphones, since it takes about three hours to fully charge from a discharged battery.

Overall, with ANC enabled and playing at a medium-high volume, I managed to suck in just under 18 hours of headphones. With this in mind, it is likely that you will get the 30 hours indicated if you deactivate the ANC and do not listen fully.

A superb set of economical headphones

Headset positioned with cups on each side of the caseSte Knight

If you’re looking for great sound quality without your credit card burning out spontaneously to avoid a big expense, then the Tribit QuietPlus headphones are a great choice and I would venture to say that they are among the best in this budget range.

For just under $ 80, you get a pair of comfortable headphones with great noise canceling capabilities and great sound. There are very few things to dislike, apart from the lack of application. Recommended at this price.

If you’re looking to spend a little more on wireless headsets or want to shop around, check out the best wireless headset for all budgets.

Evaluation: 8/10

Price: $ 79.99

Here’s what we like

Excellent noise cancellation
Very cheap
High quality sound
Urethane cushioning is very comfortable

And what we don’t do

No dedicated application
The case could have been a little more difficult

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