The Tribit QuietPlus 50 Review
Tribit is one of the absolute insider tips when it comes to headphones and Bluetooth speakers. Hardly any other manufacturer currently offers such good quality at sometimes ridiculous prices.
The latest model from Tribit is the QuietPlus 50. According to the manufacturer, the Tribit QuietPlus 50 are Bluetooth headphones with active noise canceling and “HiFi sound” (according to the manufacturer).
- Super affordable active noise cancellation
- Attractive industrial design
- Good sound with ANC disabled
- Active noise cancellation also cancels some high-end frequencies
- Ear cups don’t swivel for comfort
It’s inspiring at first, but how does it look in practice? Can the QuietPlus 50 convince here from Tribit? Let’s find out!
At this point, many thanks to Tribit for providing the QuietPlus 50 for this test.
The Tribit QuietPlus 50 in the test
The Tribit QuietPlus 50 are very simple Bluetooth headphones. Tribit has dispensed mainly with an elaborate and eye-catching design. Instead, the headphones are made entirely from soft-touch plastic.
The back of the ear cups is entirely smooth and only has a subtle tribit logo.
Unfortunately, the soft-touch plastic used is very susceptible to fingerprints and smearing. Apart from that, the construction is successful! Noticeably, the suspension of the auricles is completely punishing. The auricles have no side play, more on that later.
The QuietPlus 50 are controlled via various buttons and sliders on the left auricle. Here you will find the power switch, a volume rocker, and a slider for the ANC.
Also on the left auricle is the USB C charging port and a 3.5mm AUX input. Tribit advertises the QuietPlus 50 with a battery life of 30 hours, which I can confirm in the order of magnitude.
The Tribit QuietPlus 50 has a perfect shape and size. The auricles are big enough, and the padding is comfortable. However, the latter is sufficiently thick and pleasantly soft without looking too hot.
However, the QuietPlus 50 has quite a lot of contact pressure on my thick skull. In addition, the auricles are not flexibly positioned on the side! This makes the headphones look very tight and stiff.
So I would rate the comfort as Okay, but the Quiet Plus 50 are not all comfortable earphones I’ve ever experienced.
Active noise canceling is always such a thing. It’s a cool feature when you’re on the go, but unfortunately, good ANC is primarily reserved for expensive headphones.
And the Tribit QuietPlus 50 only changes that to a limited extent. Yes, the ANC of the QuietPlus 50 works, but it is 1-2 levels worse than the large Sony and Bose models.
In this way, whirring noises are well faded out or significantly reduced. This applies to motors, fans, etc. Voices, children’s screams, or the like are slightly muffled but can still be heard.
In addition, the headphones produce a noticeable white noise. The QuietPlus 50’s ANC works, but don’t expect miracles!
Let’s get to the essential point, the sound. Tribit advertises itself here with “Hi-Fi audio sound & strong bass,” and I can agree with that on many points!
But let’s start at the beginning, i.e., at the heights. The heights of the Tribit QuietPlus 50 are successful! They are pleasantly clear and clean. They also have a pleasant brilliance and lightness. Here and there, the headphones seemed a little shrill to me, but this depends very much on the song and taste. The heights can be described as good to very good.
The mids, on the other hand, are neutral to perhaps slightly lowered. Voices are displayed well, regardless of whether they tend to be lighter or darker. However, the beat tends to dominate a lot in many songs.
This is, of course, due to the bass. Yes, the QuietPlus 50 has a powerful bass! This is raised a good bit but looks skillful. That means the depth and also the volume of the bass are strong. The bass sounds round and valuable!
In general, the Tribit QuietPlus 50 sounds much better than than most competitors would lead one to expect. Compared to much more expensive headphones, only the detail representation is a bit worse. The QuietPlus 50 tend to sound a bit “clean,” which is often the case with cheaper headphones and earphones. However, things like the spatial representation are perfect, the volume and the dynamics are also ideal.
The Tribit QuietPlus 50 are excellent headphones for relatively cheap price. There is no other way to say it! This is especially true for sound.
The QuietPlus 50 has high-quality and dynamic sound, which, as advertised, has a good shot of bass. So the headphones are certainly less for purists. However, if you like a little more action, then you will enjoy the headphones! Despite the pronounced bass, the QuietPlus 50 does not appear dull or dull. On the contrary, the highs are also more than decent.