Warning, long read ahead. Final paragraph for a tl;dr
Budget headphones are always a gamble, and I've had god awful luck finding a pair or bluetooth earbuds that last more than a few months. I've had these for a few weeks and can say with some certainty that I didn't make a mistake. I wear these at work (I work in the woodshop at my factory, where saws and other machines are creating a lot of noise) and they stay in place great, they don't cancel out every sound but enough that I don't worry about hearing loss. Something a lot of budget headphones do is use plastic parts on the side extenders (to make the headphones longer/shorter and to fold them in), these are metal so they'll last longer. I wear a hat at work and wear glasses, these fit around my hat and don't create pressure on my ears with my glasses.
Pros: Great sound quality, great battery life (one charge will last over 2 days, haven't tried pushing 3), durable construction, great fit, good connectivity range (I'm able to leave my phone about 50-75ft away and still have a good connection). I think I saw a review saying they weren't good if you're making a call, the couple of calls I've placed/taken with these on have been clear on both my end and their end. I'm not dismissing that reviewer, I'm just saying I don't have that issue with mine.
Cons: Now I won't give a list, but I'll just explain what I'm not fond of. Side controls. Every other bluetooth headset I've had (some on-ear, mostly earbuds) contain side controls that are on the left side. These are on the right, and for a few days that threw me off. The buttons also take some fumbling around as they didn't feel too pronounced and they're right next to where the ear-cup is connected to the headset. I'm sure it was done with cosmetic reasons in mind, but if I had to offer a suggestion on where to place the buttons, same button design but on the ear-cups themselves. I love everything else this headset has to offer, except the side buttons. Also the silver detailing around the padding is painted plastic, and after setting mine down a few times there's a chip or 2 in the paint. Realistically you don't see it if you'd see me wearing them, but if you inspect closely you'll see the chips and scratches. The silver strip is a small detail (like maybe 1/16" wide), but I figured I'd mention it. They also do get hot, but they're borderline earmuffs...I haven't found a single pair of either on-ear or over-ear that remedy that. But when my work environment is about 80F with no air circulating, it's something I don't notice. The last thing I'm not too thrilled about is there's only 2 modes when you turn them on, connected and pairing vs the usual I've come to expect of connected, connecting, and pairing. So basically you either have you're device open to be connected to by anyone's device or you are connected to your device, no middle ground of "please only pair with devices I've synced to".
On a side note, I went to order these and in the time I stalled to purchase them they went out of stock. I emailed customer support asking when they would be back in, and while I wasn't given a date they said they would tell me when they were back in (a few days later ultimately). They did actually email me back saying they were in stock again a couple days later. So customer support is helpful and will respond in a fairly timely manner.
Overall, would I recommend them? For $45, yeah. Over-ear headphones aren't as common to find as on-ear in my research, and finding a good bargain price pair isn't something easy (I've returned a few marketed as over-ear when they were actually on-ear and sucked). These may be slightly above the true "bargain hunter" price range of about $20-$30, but it's worth it. I can only hope Tribit keeps the design and price just about the same going forward, and I'll be a return customer for the XFree Tune 2.
I needed a wireless head to keep the cats from playing with the connection to my current headphones from school. These work well and are comfortable. the sound is better because they cover my ears more fully. The padding adds to the comfort. Good purchase for the price.
I own really good headphones, like the QC25's, by Bose. However, because of their expensive, I prefer wearing them when around home or travel. For something like the gym, or being out and about, I wanted something cheaper. So I purchased the MPOW 059's. They are great for their price, but I've found that I cannot wear them long. They put more pressure on my head than the QC25's. So CNET EDITOR, David Carnoy, was reviewing these and I decided to give them a try. First of all, they sound just as good as the MPOW's, maybe even a little bit better when it comes to the BASS tones. Second of all, they feel much lighter on my head, like the QC25's. Of course a pair of QC35's, would fit the bill, but I cannot see using money on another pair of Bose, just to get the bluetooth capabilities. Yes, I know there are adapters for the QC25's, but they don't have good battery life. These seems to be doing good so far and I've not charged them since yesterday. First impression? Quite good for the price!
I finally found the holy grail of headphones: solid build, great sound, good comfort, long battery and a well-working Bluetooth. That a headphone of Tribit XFree's quality is available for under $50 is simply a game-changer IMHO.
OMG, they are so sweet! Good Bass for the right music but the mids and highs are on par with overpriced beats. I’m jamming to Deadmaus right now and these headphones bring the heat! Buy them you will not be disappointed.