Why don't Chinese headphones last long?

ANC headphones are often not very cheap, but for over 300 euros and more you get two outstanding examples of this category with the Sony WH-1000XM4 or the Bose Quiet Comfort. The affordable Tribit QuietPlus 72 looks a bit out of place. But what does the model really do? We tried the headphones for a while.

 

Tribit QuietPlus 72 in the test: Very good workmanship but very wobbly seat

Anyone who takes the Tribit out of the packaging for the first time will inevitably find that an enormous amount of plastic is used. But we can understand that because of the very low price. After all, we have fully-fledged ANC headphones for less than 70 euros. This is also noticeable in the materials in order to keep the price.

 

Nevertheless, the processing is successful. Due to the high flexibility of the material, it creaks a bit when the pace is rough, but that shouldn't be the rule, when do you go to work like we do to extensively test the devices? Basically, the headphones feel really very high quality. The buttons are also firmly seated in the case and there was no wobbling in our test sample.

 

It looks different with the slide switch, which really lacks “clickyness”. It doesn't wobble, but feels a bit out of place compared to the otherwise very good workmanship. We can also imagine that this will wear out at some point. However, we have not yet been able to start an absolute long-term test. Overall, we really like the workmanship and there is not much to complain about at the price.

 

What is also noticeable is the seat on the head. The pressure of the headphones is somehow hardly there. You should therefore avoid doing sports with him. Because with hasty movements it doesn't last long there. Now, personally, I already have a rather narrow pear, which reinforces the wobbly impression. All of this contributes to a very comfortable fit, but one is also more often afraid of losing the headphones.


Technology of the QuietPlus 72: Bluetooth 5.0 and even jack-compatible

What one often does not look at China gadgets is that they are usually full of the finest technology. The Tribit QuietPlus 72 also does the same and above all trumps with the latest Bluetooth 5.0, uses USB-C for charging and can also handle the good old 3.5 mm jack if you ever need it. So flexible all round, which we really appreciate.

 

Technical data at a glance

  • Driver: 40 millimeters
  • Radio: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Active noise cancellation (ANC)
  • Weight: 265 grams
  • Battery life: up to 30 hours
  • Audio codecs: SBC and AAC

What confuses us, however, is that Qualcomm's aptX did not make it into the headphones. The equipment is above average for the price and aptX would have given the QuietPlus 72 a nice addition. But you can't have everything, especially if you want to save. We can see that at this point.

 

Incidentally, all the necessary cables and a comfortable carrying bag are included in the scope of delivery. Yes, also a 3.5 mm jack cable and a cable for charging the headset. So the equipment is really lavish.

The workmanship looks high-quality and it is by and large. (Image: PocketPC / Laser)

Tribit QuietPlus 72: Solid sound but not too high a level

Ultimately, however, the sound provided is even more important. Manufacturer Tribit promises you a strong sound with deep bass. I chased the headphones through my standard music list that I've been using for our headphone tests for a long time. The genres range from classic to electronic, pop and alternative. Feel free to go through the list in the table.

Musicians and bandsSoundtracks from films, video and computer gamesGames played
  • Pendulum - immersion
  • Skrillex - Bangarang
  • Michael Bublé - To Be Loved
  • Billy Talent - Billy Talent III
  • Anberlin - Blueprints for City Friendship
  • Infected Mushroom - Deeply Disturbed
  • Green Day - American Idiot
  • Lindsey Stirling - Shatter Me
  • Blind Guardian - A Night at the Opera
  • Vanessa Mae - The Classical Album
  • Schandmaul - King of Fools
  • Eminem - 8 mile
  • Killigrew - Tales of Hope
  • Killigrew - The Lost Chapter
  • Killigrew - Distorted Dreams
  • Killigrew - Hiraeth
  • Austin Wintory - Journey (Original Soundtrack)
  • Guild Wars 1 and 2 - Original Soundtracks
  • Pacific Rim - Original Soundtrack
  • Vaiana - original soundtrack
  • Enders Game - Original Soundtrack
  • Uncharted - Original Soundtrack
  • Halo 2 and 3 - original soundtracks
  • Baldur’s Gate 2 - Original Soundtrack
  • Skyrim - Original Soundtrack
  • StarCraft II - Original Soundtrack
  • Rocket League - Original Soundtrack
  • Portal 2 - Original Soundtrack
  • The Witcher 3 - Original Soundtrack
  • Game of Thrones - Original Soundtrack
  • Destiny - Original Soundtrack
  • Monster Hunter World - Original Soundtrack
  • Neverwinter Nights (Mobile)
  • Real Racing 3 (Mobile)
  • Monument Valley 2 (Mobile)
  • Childrens of Sky (Mobile)
  • The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Mobile)
  • Stranger Things: The Game (Mobile)
  • Arena of Valor (Mobile)
  • Call of Duty Mobile (Mobile)
  • EVE Echoes (Mobile)
  • The Room Trilogy (Mobile)
  • Order & Chaos 2 (Mobile)
  • Among Us (Mobile)
  • Genshin Impact (Mobile)

The performance of the Tribit QuietPlus 72 can be seen as slightly above average in the test. However, we miss a certain precision and the dynamics are not always up to date. This is probably also due to the slightly dark emphasis on the sounds in order to emphasize the depth in the sound. However, this leads to the fact that we often miss the mids in the sound.

 

It gets strange when the active noise suppression is switched on, because the sound becomes wider and a little more voluminous, but the sound image seems almost frozen. Basically, the ANC works quite ok and filters out the ambient noise on average. However, the performance is far removed from other (but also significantly more expensive) headphones.

In addition to Bluetooth 5.0, there are also USB-C and jack as additional connections. The battery life is also decent at almost 30 hours.

Conclusion: ANC will probably not get any cheaper

Does it always have to be really expensive headphones? The question is difficult to answer because the Sony and Bose elite in the ANC space often offer so much more. But the Tribit QuietPlus 72 also does a good job. The ANC works and filters out some background noise. However, the headphones tested here don't even cost a quarter of the price! One should keep that in mind.

 

Overall, we really liked the sound of the QuietPlus 72. The sound is generally very clear, even if we noticed weaknesses in the dynamics and the mids. However, due to the price, this is to be gotten over, because the headphones can certainly do music and the Tribit headset can absolutely master some poppy material or electronics. Fans of these genres will definitely get their money's worth here. The 30 hours of battery life are also absolutely okay in this class.

 

Speaking of costs: The Tribit QuietPlus 72 cuts a decent figure overall and at an RRP of around 70 euros on Amazon. In any case, hardly anything comparable is available for this price. At the moment Tribit is also launching a large discount campaign. If you got the code FXWTFGJR If you enter it on the manufacturer's website when purchasing, you will get a whopping 30 percent discount on the price.