Introducing the Tribit QuietPlus 78 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Today in the labs, I’m taking a look at Tribit’s QuietPlus 78 headphones. These versatile wireless headphones sport a lot of functionality at a good price, but what will my ears think of the audio quality? Now, you may be thinking “Who’s Tribit?” While we’ve reviewed several products from this company, they aren’t exactly a household name–at least not in my house. After getting the chance to take a look at the QuietPlus 78, this might just have to change.
Tribit has been around for about five years, debuting as a brand in 2016. Since then, they’ve had a track record of producing affordable, high-quality audio gear, some of which Proclockers has reviewed. Enough about the company–let’s get started and dig into the product.
QuietPlus 78 Packaging and Features
Included in the package, we find the headphones, auxiliary cord, charging cable, a user manual, and a protective carrying case. Considering the charging is handled via a standard microUSB port, inclusion of the charging cable is a nice touch as it can be safely assumed most people have a spare microUSB to use. I also appreciate the inclusion of a carrying case, as this makes it easy to stuff the headphones into a backpack or suitcase without as much worry that I will damage them.
The Tribit QuietPlus 78 headphones are an over-the-ear wireless design, compatible with almost any device, thanks to having both Bluetooth and a traditional 3.5mm aux cord. This means that not only can you pair to your latest smartphone, but you can also use these headphones with other mobile devices such as handheld consoles and other devices that may not have Bluetooth. Tribit claims up to 30 hours of playback and a recharge time of 2-3 hours. I tend to be a person who plugs devices in every night, and I never was left in need of a charge.
One of the biggest selling points, for me at least, is the active noise cancelling. Active noise cancelling, as opposed to passive noise cancelling, monitors the noise in the environment and processes it in order to neutralize it. This works best with monotonous tones such as engine noise from an airplane or road noise during an extended road trip. One aspect of this feature that I particularly like is the fact that it has two levels of performance, in case you would like to continue to have some awareness of what is going on around you.
Additionally, Tribit has also included a passthrough mode, much like Apple’s AirPods Pro, that counteract the passive noise cancelling effect that the supple ear cups provide. And, of course, the fourth level of noise cancelling is just off, allowing for the standard over-the-ear headphone feeling.
At 270 grams (about half a pound), they are a bit heavier than I’d like (I’m used to my Apple AirPod Pros). However, I didn’t particularly notice them being too heavy while wearing, which I attribute to the comfortable design. Speaking of the design, in order to ensure an optimal listening experience, Tribit has placed easily visible reminders of which cup goes on which ear. This helps in case you can’t remember which ear cup has the buttons.
The right ear is where you can find four buttons: volume up and down, a multi-function, and the noise cancelling control. Additionally, the charge port and aux port are also located on the right side.
One final feature I’d like to mention before moving on to the most important part: the QuietPlus 78 headphones support pairing to two devices at once. This means you can be watching a movie on an iPad and then answer an incoming call on your iPhone. It’s a nifty feature for those of us who are constantly on multiple devices.