1More Over-Ear Headphones Provide Good Sound at a Good Price

Evaluation:
7/10
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1 – Absolute hot garbage
2 – Sorta warm garbage
3 – Strongly imperfect design
4 – A few advantages, many disadvantages
5 – Acceptably imperfect
6 – Good enough to buy on sale
7 – Excellent, but not the best in its class
8 – Fantastic, with some footnotes
9 – shut up and take my money
10 – Absolute Conception Nirvana

Price: $ 139

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Decent headphones don’t come cheap, but they don’t have to cost $ 300 or more. If you are willing to compromise on sound quality and features a little, the 1More Over-Ears headphones will give you good sound and comfort, and be a bit easier on your wallet. However, they’re not wireless and they lack active noise cancellation (ANC), common features even at this price point.

This is what we like

Really good sound for the price
Hard Shell Travel Case
Comfortable to wear for hours

And what we don’t do

The cable separates and connects the two headphones
No active noise cancellation
No bluetooth

Good first impressions, but too many threads

Unboxing 1More phones is a pleasant experience. They come in an awesome box, and when the box is opened you are greeted with a hard travel case. Inside the case you’ll find the phones, which fold up to take up less space, and a cable with a 3.5mm plug on one side of the cable (the side that plugs into the audio source). A small adapter is also included that allows you to plug the cable into a standard 1/4 inch headphone jack. Phones without a 3.5mm headphone jack will likely need an adapter.

The cable splits about 18 inches from the other end, into two separate 3.5mm plugs, one for each earbud. The phone mugs are labeled with a large “L” and “R”, although this lettering is almost the same color as the fabric of the grid and is rather difficult to discern. The right earphone jack is lined in red, and the end of the cable that plugs into that cup also has a red ring, so you know which way to plug the cables.

The right end of the cable also has a small switch that allows you to make and answer calls, which also contains a small mic. This switch, however, does not also serve as a track control allowing you to move between songs while playing music. The headset also lacks a volume control, which is often found on phones in this price range.

Photo of the headphone cable and carrying caseThe headphones come with a nice hard carrying case 1 more

Most wired headphones these days only use a single cord which in many cases is connected to the right ear cup. Having separate cables connecting each earbud isn’t the end of the world, although I found it slightly uncomfortable when I carried the “ phones ” as I had to spend a little more time looking for the little switch on. the right cord to position the phones correctly. . But maybe that’s just because I’m so used to cans with just one cable connecting the headphones and the audio source.

More drivers than you can shake a stick

Exploded view of helmet componentsLots of drivers

1More calls these triple pilots. As far as I’m concerned, these are actually dual conductor phones with a bass reflector that increases the bass response, somewhat similar to bass reflex speakers. The main pair of speakers use a graphene diaphragm and a circular ceramic tweeter. The combination, with the Bass Reflector, produces a sound that is mostly flat, but adds slightly improved bass.

I tend to enjoy music that leans towards the bass, but many headphone users expect an almost flat response across the frequency spectrum. This is a place where you can definitely hear the difference between these and a more expensive bunch of phones. However, on tracks such as the live version of Dwight Yoakam Fast like you, or Jane Ellen Bryant’s version of Make that call, there’s a noticeable sense of presence that some cheaper headphones don’t provide. As mentioned before, you can hear the difference, in the emphasis on bass rather than flat response, on these tracks with an A / B comparison to more expensive headphones, like the Poly Backbeat Pro 2 or Sennheiser Momentum 2. .

The good, the bad and the blah

Overall, I really liked the 1More phones. They sound really good, and unless you do a direct A-to-B comparison with headphones $ 300 or more, you’ll probably be pretty happy with the audio range and sound quality. In fact, with many songs that I used in listening tests, I struggled to hear the actual differences between these and several different pairs of more expensive phones. And with some songs, the 1More sounded better to me. I tend to like the bass emphasis more, so you might not enjoy the sound of the phone as much as I do. The triple drivers have really kept their promise.

The hard travel case is also appreciated. I don’t travel a lot, but when I do I want to use headphones while traveling I really appreciate a hard case rather than a fabric case or no case at all.

There are two features that I would have liked the 1More phones to offer. Most disappointing is the lack of active noise cancellation. Not everyone needs or even uses this feature, but its lack in a $ 200 pair of headphones is, in my opinion, a serious flaw, especially since there are so many headphones out there. at $ 100 or less that integrate the ANC.

There are also many headphones in this price range that also offer Bluetooth capability. If you plan to use them to listen to your TV remotely, you will need a long extension cord or other set of “phones”. And whether you are listening to music or TV with these, you will need to adjust the volume on the device providing the sound. Unlike many on-ear or on-ear headphones, these do not have a volume control.

Overall, however, many casual listeners will find the 1More Triple Driver headset to be quite adequate. They offer good, but not perfect, audio quality and are comfortable to wear for an extended period. And maybe best of all, they won’t hurt your wallet.

This is what we like

Really good sound for the price
Hard Shell Travel Case
Comfortable to wear for hours

And what we don’t do

The cable separates and connects the two headphones
No active noise cancellation
No bluetooth

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