TREBLAB xFit Review
|IPX6||5 Hours||33 feet||6mm *4.8mm|
The Treblab xFit will provide you with what you need if you’re looking for good sound quality, increased battery life, and comfort. They have audio quality on par with more expensive earbuds like the AirPods, and they have a battery life of one to two days. It will be challenging to find something better in the $50 earbud market given the IPX6 rating, Bluetooth 5, and sturdy build quality.
Our options for wireless earbuds and portable headsets are expanding as technology advances. Many people rushed to buy Apple AirPods in order to experience true wireless earbuds, but other businesses soon realized they could deliver comparable quality for a lot less money. The earbud on the Treblab xFit has no wingtips and fits in your ear fairly tightly. They maintain low costs without sacrificing value while offering excellent audio and build quality. In this review, we’ll examine the xFit, which is arguably the best wireless earbud product for under $50, to see if you should buy them.
The Treblab xFit are likely to catch your eye right away because of how small and light they are. Not only are the earbuds themselves tiny, but the charging case is also much more compact when compared to rival products like the Lenovo HT10s or Apple AirPods. The xFit is still simple to carry even though it would probably cause a bulge in your pocket and isn’t as flat as the Apple AirPods case. You could easily close them completely and fit them in the palm of your hand. Simply put, they are the smallest and lightest true wireless earbuds I have ever used.
Given the $50 retail price, the case’s coated matte black rubbery finish feels incredibly well-made and is comfortable to hold. While the back of the case has a Micro-USB port, the front of the case has LEDs for charging indication. You can see the earbuds themselves are magnetically fixed when you open the case. Additionally, these have an LED status light that changes to red when they are charging.
You will see the Treblab xFit’s selling point once you have the earbuds in your hands. They really are as small as I said when I mentioned earlier. A US quarter fits inside each earbud. You can see the matte black finish logo on the frontal surface of the xFit once more. These buttons can actually be clicked, but you will need to exert some pressure on them because they are not touch-sensitive.
These buttons can be used to play/pause music, skip tracks, turn on/off the earbuds, and answer calls. You will need to adjust the sound using the controls on your phone because there are no volume controls. Additionally, the earbuds are marked “left” and “right.” However, you can use either one interchangeably; the labels only show which one is the master and which is the slave. This is really useful because it enables you to connect to each earbud separately, giving you quick access to a single earbud.
The xFit earbuds don’t appear to have an ergonomic curve upon closer inspection, leaving you to wonder how comfortable they actually are. The xFit earbuds are inserted sideways as opposed to the typical slide-in motion of earbuds, which is typically straight. The size is a contributing factor in this design change, so Treblab had to devise a new method of making them feel warm and secure inside their ears. The majority of wireless earbuds also have a wingtip to help keep them in your ears and prevent them from falling out. With the xFit, Treblab makes concessions by including small, medium, and large ear tips.
Given the Treblab xFit’s small size, you might be wondering what the catch is. With such tiny drivers, it must not have the performance of its rivals, right? Surprisingly, I was pleased to hear how crystal-clear the xFit was as soon as I started listening to the earbuds. In addition to sound quality, there was no distortion or hissing when the music was paused.
The only real downside I experienced was when I selected songs with “bass” or “bass boosted,” and there wasn’t an audible rumble. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because you can still hear and feel the low frequencies and the bass is still present. It might simply not be sufficient for someone who listens to music with a lot of bass.
Even if you’re not a fan of a strong artificial base, the xFit is unquestionably a product you should take into account. If you enjoy listening to vocals or acoustic soundtracks, the xFit delivers quite impressively with a clean performance because the mids and highs are highlighted. The snug fit ensures there is no sound leakage and maximum immersion in your tracks, and the music sounds vibrant and alive.
Bluetooth and Microphone
Once I realized the sound quality was excellent, I made the decision to open an audio sync test on YouTube to check for any latency that can occasionally occur with Bluetooth devices. Even though there was a tiny amount of latency—about 0.2 seconds—it wouldn’t be apparent unless you were specifically looking for it. You can only walk about 40 feet away from your paired phone before the audio becomes distorted and begins to break up.
The last test was a phone call, which performed very well in a quiet setting as expected. The caller’s voice quality made it seem as though they were speaking to me in person; there was barely any sound leakage. However, when I moved to a noisier setting, the call receiver did pick up some background noise. Although the xFit may cancel out background noise for you, the person you are calling might still hear it. However, moving to a location with fewer people is usually an easy solution, which restores microphone clarity.
The xFit earbuds’ battery life is really impressive. In my testing, I discovered that Treblab’s claim that the device should provide about 5 hours of playtime was exceeded when using the earbuds at lower volume levels. They lasted just over 4 hours when they were turned up to 100%.
The full charge time, which is 1 hour and 30 minutes from a fully depleted earbud, is also fairly quick. Treblab also claims that a single fully charged case can hold 5 full charges. If you had a fully charged set of earbuds and the case, which charges in about 2 hours, you could play music for about 30 hours. Additionally, the earbuds have a quick charge feature that allows you to quickly plug them in for a few minutes and charge them from 20% to 50% in just 10 minutes. These charge results produce very similar performance results when comparing the xFit to Apple AirPods once more.
Additionally, the xFit has an IPX6 waterproof rating, which means it can withstand water jets of high pressure. As a result, you won’t have to worry about water damage from rain or sweat while exercising.
The Treblab xFit will meet your needs if you’re looking for good sound quality, long battery life, and comfort. Their battery life is sufficient for a day or two, and their audio quality is comparable to more expensive earbuds like AirPods. Finding something better in the $50 earbud market won’t be easy given the IPX6 rating, Bluetooth 5, and sturdy build quality.
The medium ear tips are already attached when you open the box, but I found myself switching between the small and medium fit because the large ear tips were too large for me. It all depends on your preferences and how tightly you want the earbud to fit in your ear. Although they fit very tightly and are ideal for exercises like running, more demanding workouts may cause them to fall out.
Although it won’t always be the case, you could switch to the small if the mediums are already quite snug. Therefore, only users with ears that are larger than average may experience some issues. You’ll probably fall asleep with the earbuds in once they are in because they feel as though they are not even there.
I attempted to contrast the xFit sound quality with that of my Apple AirPods and was a little taken aback. When using the devices on Android, they nearly all had the same sound. The AirPods AAC Bluetooth codec implementation gave it an advantage over iOS in terms of sound clarity, which was the xFit’s only shortcoming. You’re really getting your money’s worth with these earbuds because the AirPods are nearly five times more expensive when comparing the two prices.