Tribit Flybuds C1 Review

Tribit Flybuds C1 Review

Hello and welcome to a new Bluetooth headphone review from me, and today we are looking at the Tribit Flybuds C1. Run time up to 12 hours, Bluetooth 5.2, stylish design, five ear pad sizes, a charging cradle, and more. So how is the sound and what do we get from Flybuds C1.

PROS:

  • Strong audio performance boosted deep bass, and sculpted highs
  • AAC and AptX support
  • Strong battery life
  • Above-average mic clarity

CONS:

  • Omits EQ adjustment app

The following is delivered:

manual
Charging case
Headphones with pads
Five cushions in different sizes
USB-C charging cable

First of all, we are now charging the FlyBuds. We put it in the shell and then connect the shell to the power using a USB-C cable. There are four LEDs on the front. As soon as electricity flows, the LEDs light up depending on the charge level. The shell has an integrated rechargeable battery that is sufficient for charging the headphones about three times. The charging time for the plug is around 1.5 hours, and that of the battery in the charging cradle is approximately 2 hours. If the charging cradle is fully charged, all 4 LEDs light up permanently. If we insert the plug, the left and the rightmost LED will light up during the charging process. When they go out, the plugs are then fully charged.

According to the manufacturer, the headphones last up to 12 hours. In my practical test, I achieved 9 hours and 21 minutes. Instead, the overall volume was set to 50%, which corresponds to the volume at which I constantly test and listen. That is a very long-running time for such small plugs. Bluetooth 5.2 makes it possible.
But I would like to point out that the headphones have separate volume control. In other words, cell phone and headphone volume are not synchronized.

Charging box with 4 LEDs, charge level:

4 LEDS: 100%
3 LEDS: 75%
2 LEDS: 50%
1 LED: 25%
0 LEDS: 0%
To activate the pairing mode, we open the shell and take out the headphones. The LED on one of the plugs will now flash alternately red and blue. The Tribit Flybuds C1 now appears in the Bluetooth settings of the mobile phone, where we select it, and we’re ready to go.

Controls

The headphones also have a few controls that we will now look at

The Flybuds each have a small mechanical button on the front. This side button has the advantage that we don’t have to press the side of the receiver, as we know from many other models. However, this has the disadvantage of pushing the plug into the ear, which can be uncomfortable. The button is tiny, however, so you have to get used to it. This is the first time I see such a small mechanical side button. Let’s see if that can become established.

Pressing L / R is play / pause
Double-tap R jumps forward a song
L double-tap jumps back one song
Triple-click L / R opens the voice assistant
Long press R, louder
Long press L quieter
Pressing L / R for 6 seconds switches off
Press L / R for 2 seconds to switch on
Telephony

L / R double click rejects the call
Answer/end call. Press the L / R button
If we open the charging box, the headphones switch on, we take them out, and they automatically connect to the last device. If we put the plug in the box and close it, the charging process begins. With the button on the front of the charging box, we can call up the battery’s charge level.

Comfort, design, and quality

The FlyBuds have an exciting design. The brackets reflect a kind of chrome look, and the red upside-down U is a clear accent. It is something new that, for some reason, reminds me of the robo types from Battlestar Galactica. Joking aside. The design seems to me at least chic and modern. The plugs are made of plastic, and each weighs 5 grams. If we pack the charging cradle in addition, we come to 50 grams. The Tribit Flybuds C1 headphones are IPx5 protected and therefore also suitable for sports. With me, they hold his ear well, even when I’m jumping around. But they are standard plugs, and, as always, they can theoretically loosen over time.

There are five pairs of upholstery sizes included, and one pair is already up. The one I had already pulled up worked best with me. I think the plugs are pretty comfortable to wear for this type of construction. The charging case is plain and simple and is made of matt, glossy plastic. It is about 6cm wide, 4.5cm high, and around 4cm deep. The lid or the lock is held in place magnetically, and the loading cradles are also magnetic. It has to be like that.

All in all, the C1 looks solidly made and also has a slightly different design than just black or white.

Sound on Tribit Flybuds C1

There is background noise, and it bothers me with an audiobook, but we know that from many other in-ear models.

Suzanne Vegas Gypsy sounds neutral and cleanly coordinated. Her voice is clear, and the sound is generally harmonious. The kick drum and instruments come across clearly. The classical piano interpretation of “Where is my mind” also has a clean and clear sound, just the way I like it. “Bullet for my Valentines – Waking the Deamon” is also well-tuned. The height of the electric guitars is just right, in my opinion. The bass is also strong and has a good depth. The bass track on “Better of Alone” is clean, warm, and powerful. I like it. Let’s go on with some rap. Dr. Dre’s The Next Episode has a clear hi-hat, and the voices are transparent and clear. The bass is also powerful.
“Avicii Wake me up” also sounds very well coordinated. Especially the beginning, which seems overdriven on some models, is enjoyable to listen to and well-balanced. The powerful, clean bass track follows this. Again, very well done, in my opinion.

The little plugs are getting better and better. Nice bass, neutrally tuned, clean sound. I find the sound here to be really, very good. But, of course, the price is fairly cheap, and for the price, the sound has to be that way. In addition, the Tribit Flybuds C1 headphones are still aptX capable, which enables higher data rates and barely noticeable latency. Low latencies are essential when you watch videos because the sound has to be in sync with the picture.

Microphone Test

The headphones have several built-in microphones and can also be used to make calls. The built-in microphone didn’t convince me, but it was even heard in the test recording, see the video, timestamp.

Technical data
Tribit FlyBuds C1 (BTH93)
aptX
Bluetooth 5.2
Qualcomm QCC3040 chip
CVC 8.0 technology

Personal Conclusion

I liked the sound very much, and the design also has something fresh and new. On the other hand, the charging box is relatively standard and straightforward, but you don’t wear it for display. The five pads also allow individual adaptation to the shape of the ear canal. I found the wearing comfort suitable for the plug design. The practice runtime of almost 9.5 hours is also very long for such small plugs. I think the Tribit Flybuds C1 is a good choice for listening to music.

If you intend to use it to make a phone call, you should listen to the test recording with the microphone because it says it all.

That was another detailed review from me for you, and I hope it helped you.

Tribit Flybuds C1 Review
Tribit Flybuds C1 Review

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