REVIEW – Does it seem like everyone has their earphones jammed into their skulls nonstop? Are you one of those people? If yes, and you’re looking for a new pair or you would like to join them, the Tribit Flybuds 3 True Wireless Earbuds are a good choice!
What is it?
The Tribit Flybuds 3 earbuds are rechargeable, battery-powered, Bluetooth-connected devices that fit into the outer ear for audio playback and phone usage.
What’s in the box?
- Left and right Tribit Flybuds 3 earbuds
- Charging case
- Two pairs of ear hooks
- Five pairs of ear tips of differing sizes
- USB-A to USB-C charging cable
- User manual
- Thank you card
- Model: BTH92
- Dimensions: 300 x 85 x 117mm (12 x 3.35 x 4.6 inches)
- Weight: 106.2g (Earbud (L / R) + Case, 3.75 ounces
- Bluetooth Version: 5.0
- Wireless Range: Up to 33 feet / 10 meters
- Earbuds Charging Time: 1.5 hours
- Case Charging Time: 2 hours
- Five hours of playtime on a single charge
- Up to 100 hours with the charging case
- Nineteen more recharges from the charging case
- Audio codecs: SBC, AAC
- IPX7 rating for dust, rain, and sweat protection.
Design and features
The Flybuds arrived in an attractive box.
Packaging is secure. No bumps or bruises here…
The case and earbud bodies are made of strong plastic.
The Tribit Flybuds 3 earbuds case’s USB-C charging port and a USB-A socket are hidden under a door and the USB-A to C cable is provided.
The USB-A socket under the door is a clever addition and allows the case to function as an external power pack. At 2600mAh, it’s enough to feed my phone enough nourishment for 50% satiation. Very nice and a great feature in a pinch! The Flybits 3 system doesn’t support wireless charging.
While the case is closed and tethered, four white LEDs on the face blink sequentially indicating the current battery level – four for 100%, three for 75%, two for 50%, and one for 25%. A little more than two hours is required to go from depleted to full using a 2000mAh USB supply. While installed in the case, the left and right LEDs indicate the earbuds are charging and turn off when done.
There are also tiny LEDs in the Tribit Flybuds 3 earbuds to indicate they’ve made successful connections. I’ve had issues with dirty Pogo pins leaving me with dead batteries, so I appreciate knowing that should not happen with the Flybuds.
Unions are spring-loaded and appear to be gold-plated.
Out-of-the-box, the Tribit Flybuds 3 earbuds (BTH92s) are ready to pair as soon as the case is open. My iPhone 12 Pro and my wife’s 11 had no trouble finding them. Two devices can be paired. If it’s necessary to pair them again, return both earbuds to the case and hold the button until the LEDs flash four times. The switch also activates the battery using
Thanks to the inclusion of five additional sets of ear tips, I was able to find a good fit. The BTH92s don’t have noise canceling, so a tight fit is essential for the best fidelity and isolation. That being said, don’t be a jerk and ignore the outside world when you have your tunes jammed into your ear holes. Let’s be safe, fellow Gadgetters!
To further aid with keeping the Tribit Flybuds 3 earbuds in place, some rubbery bands wrap around the earbud bodies and provide add a bit of squishy friction with my ears.
My wife’s ears are even smaller and she was able to find a good fit as well.
Moving on to audio testing, the Tribit Flybuds 3 earbuds had no trouble producing frequencies from 20 to the upper range of hearing at about 17kHz during sine-wave sweep tests. I pulled up familiar musical favorites and found the fidelity to be relatively good. Treble tones were crisp and clear, but for some tracks (especially classical), I felt the bass end was sometimes a little muddy (maybe overmodulated is a better term). To be fair, audio preferences are largely subjective. The overall listening experience was very good, especially if you like a thunderous bassy feel. Ooh, so nice for heavy metal and rap!
What I like
- Fits well, even in small ears
- USB-power socket allows the charging case to function as a power pack
What I’d change
- Wireless charging would be welcomed
- Noise-canceling would be a big plus
Other than in the car or when sharing music, I’ll take a good pair of earbuds over my home audio system anytime I find the experience more immersive and can hear greater musical nuances. With great audio and a comfortable fit, Tribit Flybuds 3 are a great choice, especially if you’re never without tunes. Thank you, Tribit!
Price: $39.99 Where to buy: Amazon, Tribit Source: The sample for this review was provided by Tribit