Review: 1More Triple Driver – List shaking

1More Triple Driver

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! 

About 1More:

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.

Buildquality:

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!

Review: 1More Triple Driver – List shaking
4.3 (86.92%) 26 votes

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A daytime code monkey with a passion for audio and his kids, Linus tends to look at gear with a technical approach, trying to understand why certain things sound the way they do. When there is no music around, Linus goes the extra mile and annoys the hell out of his colleagues with low level beatboxing.

12 Comments

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Jacob

    Sold mine when I got iBasso IT01 and Fiio FH1, there are so many options around the 100$ mark nowadays.

    For me the main issue was being unable to wear them cable up.
    The FH1 sound pretty similar, with punchier base and are more comfortable (for me).

    • Reply January 30, 2018

      Darryl

      How do the FH1 and IT01 stack up against each other?

    • Reply January 31, 2018

      Linus

      You’re right, there are tons of great offerings at that price point, though I don’t know many of them. I also don’t have any experience with the iBasso or FiiO…
      The fact that it can’t be worn cable up is a pity, I agree, but I can’t say I have had comfort issues with the Triple Driver. Too bad you had to run into them… Very glad though that the FiiO works out better for you!

      Enjoy your audio 🙂

    • Reply March 10, 2018

      Ricardo Pinheiro

      How the ibasso it01 and Fiio fh1 stack against each other?

      • Reply March 11, 2018

        Linus

        Can’t say as I have heard neither of them.
        Berkhan though is checking out the iBasso currently and he has the FiiO as well. From what I’ve heard, he likes the IT01 a lot.
        Might want to wait for his full review on the iBasso iem.

      • Reply July 18, 2018

        Indrajit

        Hi, how does the Triple Driver compare sonically with Meze 12 Classics?

        • Reply July 18, 2018

          Linus

          Hi Idrajit,
          thanks for your comment.
          Wish I could help you, but sadly I have not heard the 12C, sorry.
          L

  • Reply January 31, 2018

    Ajay

    How do you like the IT01 in comparison to the FH1? Tried the IT01 and didn’t like it at all.

    • Reply January 31, 2018

      Ajay

      I meant that I tried the IT03 and didn’t like it at all.

  • Reply February 2, 2018

    Adrian

    1more triple is not that good, i had one of this before and sell it after a week of usage.

    the worse part off all because all the tips provided are suck. the sound has no valor signature, with a little amount of bass this iem is no good for bass head, for mid lovers the quality is just there, and the highs are not the best either.

    it’s like the IEM itself trying so hard to be an all rounder IEM, which excell at every aspect of sound, but it just doesnt work

    • Reply February 8, 2018

      Simon

      I don’t like them for watching youtube videos. Voices sound far away and sibilant. The isolation is not good enough for a commute. The volume and changing track controls are convenient.

  • Reply May 13, 2018

    Dr. Stephen Andrew Wilson

    Thanks for your great reviews! I recently aquired the 1More Tripple Driver earphones. Why, if I LOVE my Bose QC35 cans when I am @ home? With the QC35, my ears pour out sweat. And I find it dangerous on my 5-7 KM walks to have my ears fully covered where I cannot hear traffic, dogs, bikers and other walkers. And now as a frequent flier, I hear a few airlines are now talking about forbidding Bluetooth in flight. Let me tell you: These 1More Tripple Drivers are very comfortable and have awesome sound for music, audio lectures and audio books. I can recomend them 100%!

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