The 1More Quad Divers are a better-built than the often recommended 1More Triple Driver. They sound about the same, which is better-than-average, with a comparable performance for most use cases. They're decently stable and quite portable, but due to their bigger ear bud tips, they're slightly less comfortable and harder to achieve a noise proof fit than the 1More Triple or Pistons.
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- Above-average audio reproduction.
- Lightweight, ultra-portable design.
- Low leakage.
- Sub-Par noise isolation.
- Poor Soundstage.
- Larger earbuds can sometimes be uncomfortable.
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The 1More Quad Drivers are high-end looking headphones with a sturdy design. They have metal earbuds that feel dense and durable, and the cable is well protected by a plastic coating that should reduce typical wear and tear. They're portable and easy carry around in your pocket especially since they come with a good case that will protect them from a lot of external damage. Unfortunately, their bigger earbuds make them a bit more difficult to achieve a comfortable fit, and they do not come with any stability tips to make them more stable when running.
The Quad Driver have cool ear bud design that's a little larger than the 1More Triple Drivers. They're shaped to look like a turbine engine and thanks to the metallic finish and subtle red accents on the ear buds as well as the plastic coated cables, the Quad drivers look and feel premium.
The 1More Quad Driver are a bit less comfortable than the Triple Drivers. They're just as lightweight and also have angled drivers that don't go in as deeply into the ear canal as some of the other in-ears we've tested. However, the earbuds of the Quad are larger than that of the Triple making them a bit more noticeable in your ears. On the upside, they provide a wide range of different tip sizes and types (including foam tips) to help you find a fit that's more comfortable for you. However, if you find most in-ears slightly uncomfortable, then you will have the same issues with these headphones.
Noise Canceling Control
The 1More Quad have a slightly more responsive inline remote than that of the Triple Driver. They're about as easy to use and provide a simple and straightforward 3 button set up for call/music, track skipping, and volume control.
The Quad Drivers are as stable as most in-ears that do not have any stability tips. They're a bit larger than the Triple Drivers but aren't particularly less stable during casual listening sessions or while running. They're so lightweight that unless you pull them out yourself or the cable gets hooked on something, they will rarely fall out of your ears especially if you use the foam tips.
The 1More Quad Driver like most in-ears are ultra portable headphones with a small footprint and can easily fit into most pockets. They're super easy to carry around on your person even with the slightly bulkier case.
Comes with the same stylized hard case of the 1More Triple Driver. It will protect the headphones against scratches, drops, and impacts as well as minor water damage. It's a bit bulky but should still fit into most pockets and bags.
The 1More Quad drivers have a good build quality that feels durable. They're a bit better built than the Triple Drivers. The cables are thick and have a good plastic coating that will prevent them from getting damaged by regular wear and tear. The ear buds are also dense and a good combination of metal and plastic that won't break from a few drops or accidentally walk on them. Unfortunately, they do not have a detachable and replaceable audio cable like some of the higher-end in-ears.
The 1More Quad Driver is an average-sounding pair of closed-back in-ears. They have a decent Bass that sounds a little boomy, a very good Mid Range that's slightly muddy, and an excellent Treble. Additionally, they image very well and perform very consistently across multiple re-seats. Like most other closed-back in-ears though, they don't have an open and spacious Soundstage. Overall, they don't sound as good as the Triple Driver In-Ear, and the cheaper Triple Driver would be a better choice.
Average Bass Range performance. Low-frequency extension is at 60Hz, which is about average. Also, low-bass which is responsible for thump and rumble is lacking by more than 4dB. Bass is relatively well-balanced but shows a tilt favoring high-bass. High-bass is over our target by more than 5dB, make the Bass of these headphones noticeably boomy.
Very good Mid Range performance. Low-mid has a 4dB bump which is the continuation of the high-bass overemphasis. This adds a bit of mud and clutter to the mix. Mid and high-mid are within 0.4dB of our target and nearly flawless.
Very good Treble Range performance. Low-treble is within 0.75 of our target, which is good. The bump at 4.5KHz is too narrow to have a big negative effect. Treble is underemphasized by more than 4dB, around 7KHz, negatively affecting the presence and brightness of vocals/leads.
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
Excellent frequency response consistency. Like most other in-ear headphones, if the user is able to achieve a proper seal/fit, then their experience of the headphones should be very consistent.
Acoustic Space Excitation
Poor Soundstage. Due to the in-ear design, these headphones don't interact with the pinna as loudspeakers would, and their Soundstage may be perceived to be located inside the listener's head as opposed to in-front. Also, because of their closed-back, they won't have an open and spacious Soundstage.
Driver Mismatch (Amplitude)
Driver Mismatch (Frequency)
Driver Mismatch (Phase)
Good Imaging. The phase error is minimal, and the L/R drivers of our test unit were pretty well-matched in phase and frequency response. However, we measured about 2dB of difference in amplitude between the L/R drivers which could skew the stereo image slightly.
Total Harmonic Distortion
Weighted THD @ 90
Weighted THD @ 100
Good Harmonic Distortion performance. The overall amount of harmonic distortion is low, even under heavy loads. The peak in distortion around 1KHz however, could make low-treble slightly harsh sounding.
The 1More Quad have slightly worse isolation than the 1More Triple due to their larger earbuds. They're a bit more difficult to achieve a proper seal, even with the foam tips, so they let noise seep into your audio. On the upside, they barely leak so you can you can mask some of the ambient noise if you're playing your music at high enough volumes but they won't ideal for commuting if you're listening to spoken words or podcasts.
Sub-par Isolation. These in-ears isolate passively by blocking the ear canal, and they do not achieve any isolation in the Bass Range. In the Mid Range, they reduce the outside noise by about 10dB which is average. In the Treble Range, they achieve 30dB of isolation, which is good.
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
Excellent Leakage performance. The significant portion of the Leakage sits between 4KHz-6KHz which is a very narrow range. The overall level of the Leakage is quite low too.
No active features.
Line of Sight Range
Audio while charging
In the box
- 1More Quad Driver Headphones
- Earbud tips (x9)
- Carrying case
- Airplane Adapter
The 1More Quad are better-than-average mixed usage headphones. They're a bit less comfortable than the previous model but easy to use and easy to carry around on your person. They have a well-balanced sound that's good for casual and even critical listening. But lack a little in isolation so they won be the ideal headphones for loud environments.
The 1More Quad Driver have a decently well- balanced sound but lack Soundstage due to their closed and in-ear design. They reproduce tracks with an above-average fidelity, but they have a slight bump in their bass that adds a bit more muddiness than on the Triple Driver. They may lack the ambiance for more critical listeners due to their small soundstage but they should sound satisfyingly good for most casual listeners.
Average for commuting. They're very portable and have a good control scheme, but they do not isolate well enough for the loud environments involved in commuting via public transit.
Above-average for sports. They're small enough to carry on your person, and they have a good control scheme. Unfortunately, the ear buds are relatively large, so they're not as comfortable as the 1More Triple driver. They also don't have detachable cable so the ear buds may get yanked out of your ears if the cable gets hooked on something.
Average for office use. They barely leak so you can play your music playing at high volumes and not distract your colleagues. However, they do not block ambient noise well, so they won't be most suitable headphones if you have a very lively and noisy office.
Decent for Home Theater. If you watch movies on a pc or tablet than the relatively short cable and low latency of wired connection should be good enough. However, the lack of range makes them poorly suited to watch TV at a distance unless you have an audio cable extension.