TriBit earbuds review – The tech firm’s own earbuds look sleek and fit perfectly

Okay so Apple’s famous Airpods are everywhere at the moment. If you commute to work you’ll have seen them on many a fellow traveller.

White wireless earphones sticking oddly out of their lugs.

But, for me at least, I’ve balked so far at getting a pair because they’re just so expensive.

About £150 for some tiny earphones. Now I know they’re great, the reviews are amazing, but it’s prime right now for a well-made alternative that can come in at a fraction of the price.

Queue Tribit and their very impressive new Flybuds.

The tech firm’s own earbuds look sleek and almost the antithesis of Apple’s mighty whites.

Matte black and curvy, they fit perfectly within the inner ear leaving you with small round circles jutting slightly out.

They’re very neat and stylish. But it doesn’t stop there. Tribit have given these bad boys an edge over their rival’s battery life.

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So where on the Airpods you’re looking at a five-hour maximum sound session with any one charge, the Flybuds boast of six hours.

They’re also saying the storage case you keep them in, that also doubles up as a charging point for the earphones, can deliver another 30 hours of music playback, again beating Apple’s 24 hours.

So it’s all looking rather promising. And with a £60 price tag that’s one hell of a position to be in.

The Flybuds are very easy to sync up to your phone via the latest Bluetooth technology.

And once done you don’t have to keep going back to do it again, just pop the earphones out of the charging case and they’re instantly on and paired back with your device.

I had a couple of times when my playback sync unexpectedly dropped but it was so rare that it’s barely worth mentioning.

The sound on the Tribits is also pretty impressive. You get a well-rounded song across most genres, with rich bass notes, clear mids and soaring highs.

I found that rock music – my favourite – wasn’t quite as well delivered as pop or hip hop.

The Flybuds seemed to have slight issue with keeping the mass of guitar sounds apart from the other instruments.

But this is me being very picky and I think they’re going to sounds great to anyone who’s looking for a decent pair of earphones for general day-to-day use.

I’d have liked to have seen slightly more volume at the top end too but I guess they have to be careful not to blow your eardrums.

Other cool things worth noting with the Flybuds include the fact they’re waterproof, so ideal for a sweaty gym workout, and they don’t fall out easily so are good for a street runner.

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The one-touch controls on the earbuds themselves is brilliant. A simple tap and you can start or pause a tune.

Tap twice quickly and it’s on to the next song. It means you don’t even have to get your phone out of your pocket to control the music.

And of course it’s the same deal to answer and end phone calls.

For extra comfort you also get three different ear tip options to help mould the excellent design even better to your own personal shape.

The weight of the Flybuds is just 5.2g, so very light. You’ll hardly feel them at all.

And bizarrely if you just want to use one bud for one device and the other for another, that can be done with individual pairing.

Although it’s a bit odd to find a reason why you’d do that. Overall, a great pair of earphones.

Sonically they’re very good but not quite at Airpod level of quality.

But with a price tag coming in at nearly a third of their rival the difference is ultimately so negligible to the general user that it’s absolutely not a deal-breaker.

Tribit have successfully delivered a new set of earbuds that are well designed, stylish, easy to use and packed full of great sound and tech.

And at this price they’re practically a steal. Go grab a pair now. Verdict: 5/5

  • Great battery length, just keep going and going
  • Comfortable and stylish design
  • Love the song control by tapping the earbuds
  • Well-rounded sound that suits pop and electronic music

THE BAD

  • There’s definitely room for improvement in overall sound.
  • Pairing can sometimes drop, although it is very rare

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