1MORE Quad-Driver Earphone Review

For the past few years 1MORE is making some stellar in-ears, I first heard of them because of a product that isn’t even technically theirs. They partnered up with Chinese phones manufacturer Xiaomi and designed a few pairs of earbuds for them, which ended up being some of the best budget earbuds around. I got a chance to try out these new Quad-Driver in-ear and i was fairly impressed. But I was less impressed with the new Rs 13,499 price tag, up from the Rs. 7,349 price tag of its predecessor the Triple-Driver in-ears. Is the extra driver really worth a Rs 4,000 more? Did anything else improve?

The 1More Quad Driver gets its name from the number of drivers in each pair .There are three balanced armature drivers that handle different parts of the high and mid frequency, as well as a powerful graphene driver that handles the lows. The earphones are also THX certified, and their sound has been tuned by Grammy Award sound engineer Luca Bignardi.

The earphones come in an excellent sales package that offers more than just an attractive box and presentation. You get a total of nine pairs of ears of various sizes, including three pairs of foam. While we prefer a lot of foam ear tips, the ones that come with 1More Quad Driver did not give us the noise-isolating fit and sound separation we have selected silicone ear tips and earphones.

You also get a carry bag, an airplane adapter, a cable shirt clip, and a 3.5mm-to-6.3mm adapter to use earphones with high-quality audio equipment. Earphones have a frequency response range of 20-40,000Hz, an impedance rate of 32 Ohms, and a sensitivity of 99dB.

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1More Quad Driver performance

With its four drivers, the 1More Quad Driver earphones are undoubtedly focused on sound quality. We used the Blackberry Passport and Samsung Note 20 Ultra as basic devices when testing these earphones, and listened to various tracks on Spotify and our high-resolution audio files.

The first thing we noticed about the 1More Quad Driver is how powerful it can be. Although at moderate volume levels, the volume is loud, immersed, and moderate. Converting the volume to a high level does not adversely affect the sound quality four drivers hold themselves even at high levels. This is a great advantage to having more drivers, because none of them have to struggle to the point where the distortion is audible.

Another advantage of multi-driver setup is the metal detector and the sound stage. The 1More Quad Driver delivered an open, wide and impressive sound considering the size of the in-ear monitors. We enjoyed the combination of various instruments and track material Marcus Marr. Everything from rhythmic rhythms to guitar riffs integrated into the track sounds current, unique, and sharp, with a strong sense of direction that resonates with each object.

We were expecting a neutral sonic sound signature, but we were pleasantly surprised to find the flavor of the sound. A powerful dynamic driver does a decent job with its focus on the low end, while the perfectly balanced armature drivers keep things clean and defined in the mid-range and highs. Since different drivers handle different elements, we never felt like any part of the frequency range overpowered another.

1More Quad Driver Specs

The 1More Quad Driver has a inline microphone that allows you to use it as a hands-free voice calling device, giving it more flexibility than standard pairs of ear-focused audio monitors. The microphone is working well enough and we had no sound quality complaints on the phones.

The 1More Quad Driver is, without a doubt, an excellent pair of earbuds. It’s all about sound quality, which offers the benefits of setting up more drivers and performing miracles with decent equipment and tracks. It is well built, and has a microphone for active use . There’s not much to complain about here, other than the price.

At Rs. 13,499, 1More Quad Driver expensive earphone. This price means that there is no appeal to non-audiophile users at all. 1More Triple Driver is now available for less expensive Rs. 7,349 and also provides limited driver benefits for multi-driver setup. However, the Quad Driver model takes things a step further, and if you are willing to pay a premium, a sound quality improvement will benefit you.

Pros 

  • Strong, loud, balanced sound
  • Detailed and attacking across the frequency range
  • Open soundstage
  • Good design and build quality

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Bass can sometimes be too forward

Ratings (out of 5)

  • Design: 4
  • Performance: 4.5
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall: 4

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