The 1More Triple Driver are well-balanced and good-sounding in-ear headphones, with a simple but sleek looking design. They're comfortable and stable enough to exercise with and include a sturdy case that makes them easy to have on you at all times. Unfortunately, they don't block a lot of ambient noise so they won't be the ideal headphones to use in loud environments or while commuting.
- Good audio reproduction.
- Lightweight, ultra-portable design.
- Low leakage.
- Mediocre noise isolation for an in-ear.
- Poor Soundstage.
Update 8/10/2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.1. Learn more about our new versioned test bench system here.
The 1More Triple Driver have an understated yet polished design that makes them look and feel like premium headphones. They're slightly more comfortable than regular in-ears, and they're stable enough to go running with. They're also easy to carry around on your person, as they fit into most pockets and even come with a good, hard carrying case. Unfortunately, the in-ear design may be less comfortable for some, and since they're not wireless or have any stability tips, they won't be the ideal headphones for high-intensity activities or sports.
The 1More have a simple design that feels well made. The ear buds have a brushed metal finish that feels high-end and a two tone cable that's both rubberized (for the cables that connect to the ear buds) and coated in a flexible fabric, which further adds to their premium feel. The titanium color scheme is a bit more understated than the black color variant, but both color schemes are not particularly flashy, so they won't stand out in a crowd.
The 1More are decently comfortable and super lightweight headphones. They're angled and do not enter as deeply into the ear canal. Therefore, they won't be as fatiguing as some of the other in-ears we've tested. They also have 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 do not find in-ear headphones comfortable then you will have the same issues with the 1More.
These headphones have a straightforward and efficient control scheme. The buttons are well spaced out, clicky and give you the essential functions; play/pause/call, track skipping, and volume controls.
The Triple Drivers are as stable as most in-ears that do not have any stability tips. However, if you can get a good fit, then they won't move much even when running or exercising. 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.
The 1More Triple Drivers are surprisingly well built. At first glance, they look like regular in-ears, but upon closer inspection, you notice that the materials used in their build quality feel high-end and durable. The audio cable is decently thick, rubberized and coated with a flexible fabric which adds to their durability. The Earbuds are also metal, so they won't break if you accidently drop them. However, the cables leading to the earbuds are much thinner than the rest of the audio cable which could wear and tear over time. The cable is also non-replaceable, unlike some of the other, higher-end, in-ear models.
The Triple Driver In-Ear are above-average sounding headphones with very good Frequency Response but poor Soundstage. They have an extended and punchy Bass, excellent Mids and very good Treble. However, the in-ear and closed-back design mean they won't have an open and immersive Soundstage, which is preferred for critical listening applications.
Very good Bass Range performance. Low-bass is flat and extended down to 12Hz which is great. Bass is also produced very-well, however, high-bass is overemphasized by about 4dB which tends to make the sound on these headphones noticeably boomy and muddy.
Very good Mid Range performance. The only remarkable issue here is the 4dB dip centering around 700Hz which pushes the vocals/leads to the back of the mix.
Very good Treble Range performance. Low-treble is reproduced well, but treble shows a significant dip around 6KHz which hurts the clarity and detail of voice/leads.
Excellent consistency. If the user is able to achieve a proper seal using the assortment of tips that come with the headphones, then they should be able to achieve very consistent results with these headphones each time.
Poor Soundstage. Due to the in-ear design, these headphones don't interact with the pinna and therefore their Soundstage will be perceived to be located inside the listener's head as opposed to in front. Also, the closed-back design means that these headphones block the outside ambience considerably, creating a closed-up and isolating Soundstage.
Good Imaging. Phase error is minimal, as is the frequency and phase matching error of our test unit. However, the 1.4dB mismatch in amplitude of our test unit will noticeably skew the stereo image of these in-ears.
Very good Harmonic Distortion performance. The overall amount of harmonic distortion produced is quite low throughout the range. There is a rise in the distortion as the volume increases, but while remaining within good limits.
The 1More are passive headphones that only block ambient noise from seeping into your audio if you can achieve a good seal. Unfortunately, since these headphones do not go in as deeply as most in-ears they do not isolate as well. They won't be ideal to use in loud noisy environments, but on the upside, they do not leak much. You can have your music playing at high volumes and not distract those around you.
Average Isolation. These in-ears don't have active noise-cancelling and all the isolation is achieved passively by plugging the ear canals. They are able to achieve about 2dB of reduction in the Bass Range which although poor is more than most passive Over/On-ears are able to achieve. In the Mid Range they provide an average of 15dB of reduction, and in the Treble Range about 32dB. Both values are within good limits.
Excellent Leakage performance. Like most other closed-back in-ears, these headphones leak very little. The significant portion of the leakage is spread between 3KHz and 6KHz which is quite a narrow range. Additionally, the overall level of the leakage is very low too.
- 100% SpNR
No active features.
No compatible app
In the box
- 1More Triple Driver Headphones
- Earbud tips (x9)
- Carrying case
- Airplane Adapter