As for the headphones themselves, this earphone is based on a Diamond-Like Carbon Dynamic Driver for low end sound with three balanced armatures, all tuned to their own frequency. These headphones have a range of 20-40,000Hz, have a 1.25m cable and also feature a gold-plated connector.
For my analysis, the music I chose is somewhat diverse but not solely what has formed my final thoughts of these headphones. As I sit here listening to these still, my Senn’s are right here as well; I have switched off headphones several times just to confirm that there is that different of a sound. Don’t get me wrong; I have much respect for sound quality from Senns but … well… 1More has just stepped up the game for in-ear headphones.
From the outset, the 1More Quad Driver In-Ear are the best ear-buds I have had in my ears to date. I cannot say that tuning of Luca Bignardi may be responsible for this, but there is definitely an audible difference between these and other in-ear buds. I find the bass to be very natural and not over powering at all, maybe even a bit too controlled? Instruments are very crisp and clean with mids subtle and allowing a great transition from lows to highs.
Perhaps the one thing that I am impressed with more than any other, however, are vocals. Admittedly, I am a fan of female vocals and, if you want to hear the absolute best these ‘buds’ can sound, throw in an older song ‘Stay’ by Shakespeare Sister. The range of notes that Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit hit are amazing, and truly felt with the 1More Quads. Similarly we can jump across the music spectrum to hard hitting songs such as Niki FM from Hawthorne Heights or Du Hast from a little known German band, Rammstein, and they are just as pleasing to listen to. Lastly, Leonard Cohen… If I didn’t know better, I would believe these 1More In-Ear Quads were made and tuned to listen to his music specifically. I have never heard ‘Tower of Song’ or ‘Take This Waltz’ sound quite as nice.
REPORT SUMMARY AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Admittedly, I cannot compare the difference of the Quad drivers to that of the Triple Drivers as I don’t have the Triple’ on hand (hint hint). That makes no difference though as the 1More Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones are the best I have had to date. They are very well built, professionally packaged and, most importantly, their sound is absolutely amazing. The only hiccup is that they aren’t out just yet, release pricing expected to be around $200. Stay tuned and you will find them available on the below link very shortly.
For now though, the 1More Quad Driver’ are awarded our Editor’s Choice, and deservedly so. These will be with me always in my travels worldwide. Now that’s music to our ears!