We are all attending more online meetings than ever before during this COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it be work meetings or connecting with family and friends, a good set of headphones will make all the difference.
Over the last few weeks I have been using a set of active noise cancelling headphones from Tribit. The model is called the QuietPlus (Amazon for $79.99 – affiliate link) and so far I have been very impressed with their performance considering they are not terribly expensive for a set of noise cancelling headphones.
I have used them connected to a work laptop for calls on Microsoft Teams and also for listening to music on my OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McClaren android based phone. The built in Bluetooth 5.0 connects quick and easy and the clarity is solid. For example, while listening to a presentation from my home office, which is in the back of the house, I walked out to the kitchen to grab some water, probably 40 or 50 feet away with a wall in between, and the sound remained clear without any dropouts. They have a built in microphone, which based on the feedback of those I have chatted with using these, is crystal clear.
Tribit states that playback time is about 30 hours and based on my own usage over the last few weeks, I have no reason to dispute that claim. A nice side benefit about the power system on these headphones is they use a type USB-C port and charge very quickly – about three hours according to Tribit.
The comfort for these over the ear headphones is top notch. I wore them one day for more than three hours straight and my ears did not hurt at all after that session. I have as set of Surface Headphones, which are the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn and the Tribit QuietPlus are right up there for similar comfort. The Tribit QuietPlus headphones weigh 260 grams (9.2 ounces).
Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) can be switched on and off with a slider switch on the right side of the set of headphones. That side of the headphones is also where you will find the volume and power (also doubles for initiating bluetooth pairing) buttons. In addition, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use an auxiliary cable to plug into a device.
The Tribit QuietPlus headphones come with a carrying case, a USB-C charging cable, and a compact carrying case.
Currently they are out of stock on Amazon – I suspect because of their performance based value and all the people in the world working remotely and needing a solid set of headphones – but keep an eye out for them to return to stock because they are most certainly a good value.
Tribit QuietPlus ANC Headphones Product Gallery