Grab a seat. I am about to provide you with my opinion on a set of in-ear headphones that are going to disrupt the industry. Only one or two times prior in my hundreds of articles written, have I ever raved about a product in the first paragraph. I am actually so stunned at the purity of these ‘ear-buds that I have switched them off with several other headsets to make sure that I am actually hearing this. I can truly decipher my music library in a different way with specific songs that have never sounded like this thorough any in-ear headphone; ‘Take this Waltz’ by Leonard Cohen is a great example.
These headphones are 1More Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones and they aren’t out on the market just yet…sorry. Stay tuned though. The ‘Triple Driver’ version of these were released last year, and since, we have seen audio sites and forums go absolutely nuts with so many raving about the ‘Triples’ and their pure sound qualities. Who would have figured a relatively new audio name from Shenzen, China, could stand beside names like Sennheiser, Grado, JBL, Bose, Sony…and take the audio industry by storm.
The 1More Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones come in a book style package with a story to tell. The package includes the headphones themselves, leather case, airplane audio adapter and even a clip to contain the cable, 1/4″ gold plated adapter… and 9 different shapes and sizes of soft tips.
The story and rough drawings are hand written by Grammy winning Sound Engineer Luca Bignardi who personally tuned the final product. The result is very professional and a great introduction to the 1More Quad Drivers.
As for composition, The headphones themselves are a bit larger than most might expect, the anodized alloy ‘aircraft engine’ shape having become a necessity with the construction of the Quad Driver in-ear headphone. They are very comfortable, do a great job of cutting down external sounds and the inclusion of the metal stem make them very easy to place. They are formed to fit your ear canal naturally so only go in one way. Don’t fear though, ‘L’ and ‘R’ is labelled on each if the feel alone weren’t obvious enough. Cabling is 100% copper with a Kevlar sheath and there is a 3 button mic remote for taking calls, changing songs, starting and stopping music as well as adjusting the volume.