REVIEW – The TREBLAB xFIT Truly Wireless Earphones are another inexpensive wireless earbud system that boasts AAC sound protocol support and IPX6 water resistance for incidental moisture exposure.
What is it?
The xFIT system consists of a pair of wireless earbud style earphones which may be used singularly or paired for stereo sound. The system includes an on-the-go storage and charging case.
What’s in the box?
The xFIT system is packaged in a wrap-around box with a magnetic closure.
The package includes
- 1 pair of wireless earbud earphones
- 1 charging / storage case
- 1 USB-A to microUSB cable
- 3 sets of interchangeable ear tips (1 each of small, medium, and large)
- Instruction pamphlet
- Advertising decal
The xFIT earphones use 6mm, 16 ohm drivers which reproduce 20 Hz – 20 kHz. They support BT 5.0, HFP / HSP / A2DP / AVRCP Bluetooth profiles and claim to have a 10 meter operating distance. They are rated for IPX6 water resistance which make them suitable for workouts, exposure to light rain / snow, and occasional splashes.
The pair of earphones in their charging / travel case weight 40 grams. Each individual earphone weights 3.5 grams. The travel case measures 44 x 44 x 35 mm. The travel case has four LEDs on the front to alert you to the internal batteries’ charge. The xFIT system boasts one of the smallest charging cases on the market.
When paired and used as stereo headphones the xFIT earbuds are rated for 4 hours of playback.
Unlike many other truly wireless headphones, the xFIT does not support changing the volume of your music or phone calls from the onboard controls.
Design and features
Setting up the xFIT earphones consisted of
- charging the case and earphones by connecting the supplied USB cable to USB charging port
- once the earphones are charged, removing them from the case to put them in pairing mode and then activating Bluetooth pairing on your device.
Like many of the other wireless earbuds on the market, the xFIT uses magnets to align and hold the earbuds in the charging case.
The xFIT earphones delivered strong sound that was more than sufficient to allow me to listen to music while running power tools (I was wearing OSHA-approved, over-the-ear hearing protection over the earphones). I was able to maintain a connection to my iPhone over about a 11 meter distance with no problems. The xFIT earbuds are controlled by a single button on each earbud. When used as a pair for stereo playback, the buttons on the left and right earbuds perform the expected previous / next track functions. Either button may be used for play/pause, to manage calls, or activate your phone’s voice assistant. I wore them for over 3 hours while working on a project using a large router and was not warned that the earphones needed to be recharged.
I did have a problem getting the xFIT to reliably stay seated in my ears, and when they were seated securely, the fit was uncomfortable or left the control button in a less-than-optimal location. For my cranio-facial geometry, the xFIT was not as good a fit as the SkullCandy earphones that I reviewed previously or any of my wired in-ear-canal earphones.
If the fit of the TREBLAB xFIT earbuds works for you, they are a good value and have a good sound profile and volume.
What I like
- Good sound profile
- Playback time
- 30 return guarantee when purchased from the manufacturer (in case they don’t fit)
What needs to be improved
- The fit needs to be more universal
- I would like to see volume control built-in
The xFIT system is a good value for those wanting to dip a toe (or an ear) into the truly wireless earphone market. The big caveat is that they are less adaptable when it comes to how they fit in your ear (you have to have the correct angle between the surface of your ear and your ear canal). You will also give up a few features when compared to earphones costing as little as $10 extra.
Price: $49 MSRP, $29.97 on Amazon (Use coupon code NEWXFIT10 to save 10%)
Where to buy: The xFIT system may be purchased directly from TREBLAB, from Amazon, or other online retailers.
Source: The sample of this product was provided by TREBLAB.