Tribit FlyBuds C1 Review – Insane Battery Life!

If you’re looking for a good-sounding pair of True Wireless Stereo Earbuds with a battery life that can last you the entire day and more, the Tribit FlyBuds C1 is one of the better options in the vast market space of TWS Earbuds. Granted, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles like active noise cancellation, transparency mode, app support, and wireless charging but for what it’s worth, you’ll get robust sound quality with deep bass and multiple audio codec support, good build quality, reliable physical button control and as I’ve pointed out earlier, outstanding battery life. This is essentially a thing that just simply works and is hassle-free. This is currently available here in the Philippines via Digital Walker

MY EARLY BREAKDOWN

 

Pros: Outstanding Battery Life, Physical controls, Good design, and build quality, Secure and comfortable fit, Decent sound quality, and overall performance.

Cons: No active noise cancellation, No app support, No wireless charging.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

  • Qualcomm® QCC3040 chip creates an all-round upgrade
  • Balanced signature sound quality enabled by Qualcomm aptX decoder
  • Crystal clear calls with 4 Mics ENC and CVC 8.0 Technology
  • A single charge of 12 hours of playtime and 50 hours of playtime with the case
  • Bluetooth 5.2 for outstanding stability
  • Patented and industry-first button design that allows full-feature control

 

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

 

The packaging is very neat with an image preview in front,

Key features around the sides, 

And more details at the back.

It is also a slide-type packaging that adds up to the overall nice unboxing experience.

Inside the box, the first thing that you’ll notice is the user manual.

Then we have the Tribit FlyBuds C1 True Wireless Stereo Earbuds themselves and its charging case nicely showcased on its own plastic platform. 

Underneath the earbuds, we have some different-sizes ear tips for maximum compatibility.

We have a total of 6 pairs including the one installed on the earbuds. 

We also have the USB Type C charging cable.

And lastly, we have a relatively compact charging case.

FULL REVIEW

Design, Construction, and Parts Overview

 

The design of the Tribit FlyBuds C1 is aesthetically pleasing in my honest opinion.

Starting with the charging case, it has this nice smooth soft-touch matte texture that is very nice to hold. In front, we have 4 small LED indicators and a pairing button.

The backside is quite clean and I’m telling you, this really feels good in the hand. I just hope this texture will last.

Up top, we have a subtle Tribit logo,

And at the bottom, we have the USB Type C charging port. Unfortunately, we don’t have wireless charging here for the case.

Upon opening the case, you’ll see the magnetic charging cavity for the earbuds. The lid of the case is also magnetic and we have left and right legends so you won’t get confused with the orientation.

Earbud’s Design

 

The earbuds themselves are equally nice, albeit with a rather glossy finish. Looking at the side, we have a reflective red lining design that in my honest opinion, resembles the look of a modern car’s tail light. Each earbud has 2 microphones for the Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC) feature and has a small LED indicator at the center. It is also IPX5 certified which means it is sweatproof.

Physical Button

 

Each earbud also has a physical button for controls which I personally prefer compared to the typical touch controls. This is more precise with very nice tactile feedback and doesn’t suffer from unintentional activation compared to touch gestures. It even has volume controls! Essentially, you can control the music playback, toggle voice assistant and adjust the volume with just a varying number of clicks

Comfort and Fit

 

Comfort and fit are also one of my favorite characteristics of the Tribit FlyBuds C1. I am a rubber-tip kind of guy and I like my earbuds properly stuck into my ears not only for sound isolation and sound quality but also for security. I gotta say, the Flybuds C1 are quite comfortable and thanks to the generous amount of rubber ear tips that came with the package, you can pretty much tailor the fit to your preference. It never dropped off on its own from my ears, which is pretty awesome.

The only thing I am not particularly fond of is the glossy finish, other than that, I like the design, construction, and form factor of the Tribit FlyBuds C1.

Sound Quality

 

The sound quality is another thing that I really like about the Tribit FlyBuds C1. The sound signature is geared towards the warmer side with noticeably deeper bass and low end. It’s not over the top or muddy at all while still maintaining some clarity towards the mids and highs. The sound stage is also larger compared to what I’m used to from budget earbuds and it’s just a joy to listen to these pair. It can get really loud when you push it to 100 and it is still fairly bearable if you’re that crazy. This means the highs are well controlled. Overall, I don’t think anyone will be disappointed with the sound quality of the Tribit FlyBuds C1. I just hoped it has app support for further customization. 

The Tribit FlyBuds C1 thanks to the Qualcomm QCC340 chip, also supports aptX, AAC, and SBC codecs. It also supports 16bit audio support with 48Khz sampling similar to what you could experience from CD quality. The microphone quality is also pretty decent thanks to the Environmental Noise Cancellation using 4 microphones, 2 on each earbud.

Bluetooth Performance

 

Wireless connectivity and reliability are something you need not worry about with the Tribit FlyBuds C1. Thanks to the more recent Bluetooth 5.2 protocol, power consumption is more efficient while maintaining the same 10 meters wireless range, of course, providing that you maintain a good line of sight in between devices or maintain the walls in between within just around 2 at max.

Battery Life

 

Although the charging case doesn’t support wireless charging, I honestly feel that the 38 hours it provides is more than enough to last you a few days of travel without having to plug in the case. Not to mention, each earbud can last up to 12 hours on a single charge which is absolutely insane. Usually, with this type of True Wireless Stereo earbuds, we’re only getting around 4-7 hours, so having almost double the duration is pretty awesome. Charging the earbuds only takes around 1.5 hours using the charging case and you can also charge the case via its USB Type C port for about 2 hours.

 

VERDICT

 

To conclude, if you can get past the lack of other features like active noise cancellation, app support, and wireless charging, the Tribit FlyBuds C1 is one of the better ones out there at its price range. The design and build quality are very good, the comfort and fit are decent with various sizes of ear tips, and the sound quality is above average for its price. The battery life is probably what it sets itself apart from the rest with up to 12 hours of music playback plus the additional 38 hours from the charging case. Oh yeah, it also has physical buttons which are also quite convenient and more accurate compared to the annoying touch gestures.

This is currently available here in the Philippines via Digital Walkers for around Php 3499.

 

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Tribit FlyBuds C1

Php 3,499
4.6

Design

5.0/5

Construction

5.0/5

Features

3.0/5

Performance

5.0/5

Price

5.0/5

Pros

  • Outstanding Battery Life
  • Physical controls
  • Good design and build quality
  • Secure and comfortable fit
  • Decent sound quality and overall performance.

Cons

  • No active noise cancellation
  • No app support
  • No wireless charging
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