Sunday, July 21, 2019

1More Quad Driver In Ear Headphone Review

I’m surprised at the amount of value that headphones are able to provide.  The 1More Quad Driver IEM is a great example of this. 1More is new to the scene, with the company only being in business for 5 years. Their business model is to provide quality sounding headphones with a huge bang for the buck. With an MSRP of only $169 for a hybrid quad driver IEM, I would say the business plan is working. The bang for the buck would be huge, as long as they sound good. 

Features and specs:

Weight: 18.5 g

Cable Length: 1.25 m

In-line Remote Control and Microphone

Oxygen-Free Copper Wire

Plug: 3.5 mm Gold Plated

Frequency Range: 20-40,000 Hz

Impedance: 32 Ω

Sensitivity: 99 dB

Rated Power: 5 mW

The 1More Quad Drive IEM came in a premium color printed box with photos and specs of the IEM. Taking off the sleeve, was the box. Opening the box revealed a well protected IEM held in place by custom plastic molding. I was extremely impressed with the packaging! I have seen headphones at 3 times the price not have as impressive packaging as this. There were also slots for the ¼” Adapter, airplane adapter, clip and holder for the 8 different ear tips that are provided under the ear tips is a spot for the manuals. There was also the faux leather semi-hard case with magnetic closure. Equally impressive was the build quality. Materials used in the construction were metal and plastic. Quality of materials used was very good, as was the fit and finish.

I can definitely see where 1More is being extremely aggressive at following their business plan. The packaging is worthy of 3 times the price. The materials used and quality of construction is also very good. And you get a lot of high quality accessories. The only downside I see so far is the lack of detachable cables. Otherwise I see these selling for 2 times the price or more.  Now lets hear how they sound!

Disturbed- Sound of Silence: Piano sounded very natural, vocals had very good texture and timbre. Guitar was very crisp and clean. Violin was very smooth with very good harmonics. Tympani had nice impact, cymbals had very good details and dynamics. Adele- Rolling In the Deep: Guitar was very crisp with very good resolution, bass drums had very good impact, depth and played with ok authority. Piano was very natural. Vocals were silky smooth with much better than expected texture and timbre. Cymbals and high hat were also crisp and clean. Junior Wells- Why Are People Like That: Bass had really nice depth and played with ok authority. Drums had good dynamics and cymbals were very crisp. Harmonica was very dynamic and silky smooth. Piano sounded very natural. Vocals were smooth like honey with very good texture and timbre. Liquid Soul- Spam Sucker:Trumpets were really smooth and dynamic without being too brassy. Drums, cymbals and high hat were really crisp and clean with lots of resolution. Kick drum had decent impact ant depth. Sax had really good harmonics, texture and woodiness of the reed.


The 1More Quad Driver IEM provided excellent sound for their price.  Using quad drivers at their price point is very aggressive, and gives a great sound! They just had bass output that was more reserved. Based on their design, features, quality, and performance they have earned our Recommended Award.  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at