When you review a lot of headphones there’s a tendency for them to all begin blending together. After a certain price point headphones are just going to sound good (well, good enough). What tends to separate decent headphones is the design and tuning; how they look and how they handle specific sounds. So it’s great to have something really unique to talk about today in the Trinity Delta Hybrid. These headphones have one exceptionally noteworthy feature you just won’t find from other manufacturers: interchangeable sound filters.
The Trinity Delta Hybrids ship with three physical tuning filters (or pairs, actually) that you can screw in/out to change how music sounds. The idea is that whether you want your tunes to sound as natural as possible, or want to favor bass or treble, there’s a filter for that.
The filters come in a small metal tube and are color coded for reference. Silver = bass. Gunmetal = natural. Purple = treble. Gold = a blend between natural and treble.
Changing the filters themselves is easy enough but you’ll have to wrangle the earphone tips on/off each time you change the filters. I’d say you’re likely to find your favorite tip and filter combination and leave them in place; I doubt many people will want to switch filters very frequently.
The end result produces a very nice sound. In fact, whereas most speakers and headphones I test are with me for a few days or maybe a week before I move on to another pair, the Trinity Delta Hybrids stuck around much longer. In other words, I really liked the fit and sound. But… there is a but, but I’ll save it until the end of the article.
I mentioned the interchangeable tips earlier; there are actually several to choose from both in terms of size and material. There are the classic silicon-style tips and there are also a couple pairs of foam-like tips. In testing I have to say I really, really like the foam tips as they were very comfortable and blocked out more outside noise than the others.
One small detail that turns out to be a very helpful feature is the fact that the headphones have small, but clear, colored labels on them: red for right and blue for left. It means users will fumble around less trying to figure out what goes where and get straight to ...