Disclaimer: I was provided the 1More Triple Driver free of charge for this review. It does not have to be returned. Many thanks for the generosity. 1More is not a site advertiser. I am abundantly sorry for the delay of this review!
1More is an American brand that focuses on building high quality and affordable in ear monitors as well as headphones. They have received multiple awards for their products in the past. It is the first time that 1More will be featured on Headfonia.
About Triple Driver:
The Triple Driver is as the name suggests already, an in ear monitor featuring three drivers. It is a hybrid construction with a dynamic driver and two balanced armature drivers per side. It is available with either a 3.5mm plug or a lightning port and will set you back 99$. The Triple Driver also comes with a microphone attached to the left side of the cable. So its intended purpose not only is audiophile sound but also to be used as a headset for your daily use.
From the technical point of view we’re looking at the following specs:
The Triple Driver has a frequency response of 20Hz to 40kHz, weights 18 grams and has a rated impedance of 32 Ohms. The included cable is copper, has a length of 1.25 meters and is terminated to a four-pole 3.5 Millimeter jack. Don’t mistake the four pole plug to be of balanced nature, the additional pole is for the supported in line remote and microphone.
Package and Content:
I must admit, I have never really bothered with packaging and I haven’t really raved about it anywhere as far as I remember, but there’s always a first time. You will get a nice flip box that holds together with magnets. Open said box and you’ll be greeted by the Triple Drivers, under them there are more layers for supplied accessories. You will find in separate little boxes a sturdy black leather carrying case, non-less than eight additional different pairs of silicone and foam eartips, a flight adapter plus shirt clip and a product card, manual for the Triple Drivers and a 1More sticker.
The entire presentation of the earphones and accessories is outstanding and a really pleasing experience throughout. On the bottom left corner of the packaging you can find a Hi-Res Audio sticker. We’ve seen many brands in the past utilizing the Hi-Res logo for their marketing. While it tells us that digital to analogue converters support sample rates of 24 bits and 96kHz, and above, it defines amplifiers and headphones to have a frequency response above 40kHz. The supplied packaging definitely sets the bar higher for every incoming review unit. Even the flight adapter and shirt clip are premium and made of aluminium.
All this is impressively outstanding, even more so for an in ear monitor that goes for 99 US Dollars.
The housing of the Triple Driver is made out of aluminium which gives it an incredible sturdy and robust feel. It looks like it can take a decent beating. The looks of the housing wouldn’t suggest a retail price of only 99$ in my opinion. I’ve come across more expensive products that certainly were worse built. The cable is connected directly to the earphone and therefore are not detachable, which is the only remark I can make about it. Mostly it’s the cable that fails after some time. The nozzle goes mildly deep in your canal and has an earwax protection at its end.
Fit, Comfort and Isolation:
The IEM itself is to be worn cable-down, and does not allow to be shifted by 180° unless you inverse left and right. The shape of the Triple Driver makes them rest in your ear quite comfortably and I have not had any discomforts during my testing because of pulling strength. Isolation is as good as it gets with a universal in ear. Depending on your eartip choice you will see more isolation. With all supplied different eartips you shouldn’t run into problems when it comes to finding your best fit.
The review continues on page two!