Nab these decent true-wireless earbuds for a mere $33 – CNET

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The FlyBuds 3 are on sale till July 15. 
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We’ve seen some crazy-low pricing on true wireless earbuds the last few months and here’s another dirt-cheap true wireless deal worth considering: Tribit’s recently released FlyBuds 3, which currently list for $38, are $33 after you clip the $5-off coupon on their Amazon product page. Note that earlier in July they were $19.79 with a special CNET code, but that deal expired on July 15. But at $33 they’re still a good deal. 

I’ve used the FlyBuds 3, and while they don’t sound stellar (there’s a bit of treble push, aka presence boost), they do sound decent and feature an ample amount of bass so long as you get a tight seal, which I had no problem doing. They’re pretty discreet — about the same size as Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Plus — and like the Buds Plus are equipped with little wings that help you get a secure fit.

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They’re also waterproof (IPX7 rating) and deliver 5 hours of battery life on a single charge. That actually isn’t great compared with some competing models, but the case is equipped with a 2,600-mAh battery that can charge the earbuds 20 times, according to Tribit. Additionally, the case can also charge your phone — it has USB-C in for recharging and a USB-A out port for charging other devices. That bigger battery makes the case a little bulky and somewhat heavy, but the earbuds themselves are lightweight. They have touch controls and work OK for making voice calls.

You shouldn’t expect the world for $33, but the FlyBuds 3 are certainly a good value at this price. They’re something you can throw in the gym bag (when gyms open again) and not worry about losing. 

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Originally published earlier this month. Updated with new pricing.

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