1More is known for their extremely affordable in-ear monitors that possess three and even four drivers. While the competition is retailing northwards of $500 and up to $1000, 1More is selling for a mere $100. Now, they’ve launched triple driver over-ear headphones. We’ve got our ears on a pair and are over-the-moon to fill you in on how they perform. 1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Review
1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Review
First, how do you make a triple driver-over ear headphone. Well, the is headphone is built with a 40mm graphene dynamic driver, a ceramic tweeter, and a bass reflector that work in conjunction to provide listeners with “a hyper-realistic detailed sound stage with silky highs, precise mids, and deep bass,” according to 1More. Let’s find out for ourselves.
1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Review – Packaging
Let’s start with exterior. The headphones ship in a rather small carrying case which made me excited as this indicated a small and compact over-ear headphone for travel. It is in fact smaller than I thought. It is folded inside the box, so it’s also collapsible. The ear cups look pretty cool – since the interior is exposed through clear-backing with a wheel-shaped grill. Comprised of anodized aluminum alloy sound chamber and polymer rims, the headphone is able to better protect protect the outer bass reflector for extended flexibility and durability. In addition, the cable is oxygen-free for better performance and detachable for better durability.
1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Review – Fit/Feel
The headphone is quite light with a barely noticeable clamp pressure. The ear cups rotate up and down and swivel from left to right for a better fit on a number of different-shaped heads. However, the ear cups are a tad on the shallow and small side. Those with big ears may not like the fit. However, those whose ears easily over heat may prefer the lack of padding. In addition, the ear cushions aren’t impressive. They’re soft, but more comfort could easily be achieved with just a bit more padding. The headband, on the other hand, has a sufficient amount of padding. As for the overall frame, it is said to be quite durable but feels a little on the flimsy side for $250. There’s got to be trade-off somewhere for an affordable triple driver headphone and it looks like the case here is with the frame.
1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Review – Sound
These headphones were specially tuned by Grammy winning sound engineer Luca Bignardi. 1More says the headphone should provide exquisite detail, extended bass response, a full range definition, and a wide sound stage. Here’s what I found.
The treble is positioned more forward in this headphone. It’s quite crisp and adds a nice driving element to the overall musicality of the headphone without sounding too harsh. The highs, like the treble, perform really well. Vocals shimmer above the music with texture and clarity without becoming too bright. The mids are rich and full of life. Overall, the headphones provide a neutral and light tone. The bass and sub bass are definitely present, but bass heads may not get what they are looking for. Initially I felt the low end of the spectrum was hardly present with most of the tracks I listened to. However, I was pleasantly surprised upon listening to my primary bass testing song “Paper Trails” by Darkside. It consists of acoustics, deep gravely vocals, and varying bass and sub bass lines. This track truly exposed the depth at which this headphone can reach with clarity and precision.
1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Review – Overall Performance:
Honestly, all genres perform well with these headphones, be it acoustic melodies, screeching guitars, synth-laced EDM, classical, or hip-hop, but if you’re hoping for ear drum shattering bass lines in just about any and every song this headphone probably isn’t for you as it does not boost the low end. Lastly, there is a very nice degree of separation between each element. This separation and clarity pronounces layers of music that are normally buried under the mids when using other headphones. I found this while listening to a few different tracks. Consider myself pleasantly surprised. For $250 I think these headphones provide a really interesting sound signature. It’s somewhat light and that may be due to the lack of boost in the low end. However, the neutral tone is full of life, texture, and precision. My only real vice is the frame which could feel sturdier for that price. If interested, grab 1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones here and the 1More Triple Driver In-Ear on Amazon.
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1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Review Specifications:
Type: Over-Ear Headphone
Name: 1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones
Weight: 293 g
Wire: Oxygen-Free Copper
Cable Length: 1.35 m
Plug Type: 3.5 mm Gold Plated
Speaker Impedance: 32 ohms
Sensitivity: 104 dB
Frequency Response Range: 20-40,000 Hz
Maximum Power: 50 mW
Implementation of Standards: Q / WMSX 003-2016
Included in the Box:
Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones
Removable Oxygen-free Copper Cable
Gold Plated 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm (1/4″) Adapter
Deluxe Travel Case