Through the years of reviewing tech gear, I’ve been able to try quite a few of Tribit’s products. They’ve always been great products so I was happy to test out their new earbuds, the FlyBuds 1. Overall, I am incredibly happy with these earbuds and could find little to point out as a problem. The sound is sharp, and music actually sounds good compared to some earbuds I’ve tried. Let’s talk about everything you need to know about these earbuds if you’re thinking of getting them.
Opening the Tribit FlyBuds 1 and sound test
As soon as I took the Tribit Flybuds 1 out of the box, I made sure to charge them fully before trying to use them. Once they’re charged, you simply take them out of their dock and they’re ready to pair. There are six different size earbuds so you can find the perfect fit.
These earbuds have 8.22mm drivers, which give them the rich sounds they have. I tested a variety of music and podcasts to test their full range, and I was definitely impressed. These might be some of my favorite earbuds for listening to anything from now. Small earbuds usually sacrifice bass and rich sounds for the size, but these are wildly impressive considering how small they are.
Touch controls and battery
The Tribit FlyBuds 1 have a button to push to operate, but these only need a small amount of pressure compared to some other earbuds. On their site they noted how irritating it can be to have to shove an earbud farther into your ear to change a song, so they designed these to fix that.
The battery can be charged using either a USB-C or a Qi wireless charger, giving you a wide range of charging options on the go. 10 minutes of charging can give you an hour of playtime, which is ideal for traveling or when you’re in the middle of a project. With one charge, you get about six hours of playtime.
Waterproof rating and other features
The Tribit FlyBuds 1 earbuds are IPX8 rated, meaning they can handle sweat, rain, snow, dust, and can be fully submerged in water. For anyone who likes to work out outside, this is a great
The case has a magnetic close so you can keep your earbuds safe inside. There’s also a carrying lanyard so you can keep it with you on the go. The case is incredibly sturdy, which would be nice for bringing it almost anywhere. One thing that I wish they would switch is you can’t see how full the battery is if the case is closed while you’re charging it. Not really a big deal, but something worth mentioning.
Overall review: 8.8/10
Sound quality: 9/10
Bass sounds: 9/10
Fit and sizing: 9/10
Carrying case: 8/10
Battery and bluetooth: 9/10
- IPX8 waterproof
- USB-C charging
- 30 hour total playtime
- Magnet-closing case
- Six hours of playtime on one charge
- Six different sizing options
Disclaimer: I received this product for free for the purposes of testing it and reviewing it. All opinions expressed are truthful and 100% my own.