1MORE Capsule Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with In-line Microphone and Remote

General Information

SECOND GENERATION DUAL DRIVER- our innovative compact capsule design features one balanced armature and a separate dynamic driver, delivering a powerful yet intimate listening experience. Together, the nuzzled fit and meticulous sound create a sense of having nothing between you and your music. These are not your Grandpa's, Dad's, or even you older brother's In-Ears. They're ultramodern inside and out. MAGNETIC CLASPING EARPIECES WITH KEVLAR® CORE CABLE- superior quality function matches form with hands free magnetic earpieces that can clasp around your neck when not in use. The cable consists of interior enameled copper wrapped around Kevlar fiber to greatly increase durability and tensile strength. The upper part of the cable is enhanced by TPE for softness and comfort while the lower part is braided with nylon for lasting resilience and tangle resistance. HEALTH CONSCIOUS COMFORT AND SONIC BALANCE-the capsule design ergonomically aligns with the natural shape of your ears for extended use without discomfort. Beyond comfort, the snug fit increases noise isolation, fullness, and bass. 1MORE'S commitment to a naturally balanced sound, without the harsh bass and treble boosting prevalent with other brands, produces a fully satisfying listening experience without the need for unhealthy volume levels. We truly want you to hear what your favorite artists intended you to hear while protecting your ears. CONTENTS • In-ear headphones • 4 sets of silicone ear tips of various sizes • 2 silicone extension sleeves for larger ear sizes or a tighter fit • Attractive clasping traveling case

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HiFiChris

Headphoneus Supremus
Pros: tight and fast sound for the price/hybrid design
Cons: treble prone to harshness and sibilance, not over-the-ear-fit-friendly, not the best cable choice
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Preamble:

I have already reviewed some of 1MORE’s and Xiaomi’s audio products in the past and most of them offered a great sound experience for their very reasonable price point.
The Chinese company 1MORE (these are two links to 1MORE’s English distributor and main reseller in the UK that I was asked to include in my review: https://uk.1more.com/, https://www.pocketrocketuk.com/) was founded in 2013 and became quite well-known within a short time. All of their products are very reasonably priced and even their most expensive products are in the beginning three-digit price range or a little below in the high two-digit range. Their current models are said to be co-developed with a Grammy-winning sound engineer.

The C1002 is one of 1MORE’s current and (comparatively) more higher-end in-ears and was just recently introduced to my knowledge. It is also known as “capsule in-ear” due to its design and is a hybrid in-ear with one Balanced Armature and one dynamic driver per side.
Will it be able to convince me just as much as some the company’s former products that I got my hands on did? This is to be found out in the course of this review.


I was provided with a free sample of the C1002 in-ears for the purpose of an honest review. They were sent to me directly by 1MORE UK together with the E1001 that I had originally requested. I have received no restrictions other than the request to include the two links above. As with all of my reviews, I am receiving and have received no financial compensation/endorsement at all and what you are reading are nothing less than my honest and unedited thoughts on the product.


Technical Specifications:

Price: ~ $/₤/€89
Drivers: 2 per side (1x dynamic, 1x Balanced Armature)
Impedance: 16 Ohms
Sensitivity: 103 +/-3 dB @ 1 mW
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz


About Hybrid In-Ears:

As you can read from the technical specifications and mentioned multiple times in the preamble, the C1002 is a little different from most In-Ears and doesn’t only use dynamic or Balanced Armature transducers, but combines both in one shell.

Most In-Ears use dynamic transducers for audio playback which have the advantage of covering the whole audible spectrum and achieving a strong bass emphasis without much effort. Valuable dynamic drivers are often said to have a more bodied and musical bass that has a more soft impact and decay and lacks of the analytical character that BA transducers are known for. On the downside, in contrast to headphones with other driver principles, dynamic transducers often have a lower resolution.

Higher-priced and professional IEMs mostly use Balanced Armature transducers, which usually have got a higher resolution than dynamic drivers, are faster, more precise and have got the better high-level stability, which is important for stage musicians that often require higher than average listening levels. On the downside, it is quite hard to cover the whole audible spectrum with just a single BA transducer and strongly emphasised bass is only possible with multiple or big drivers. Some people also find In-Ears with BA transducers to sound too analytical, clinical or cold (in several active years in a German audio community where I wrote multiple reviews, gave dozens of purchase advice and help, from time to time I heard people that got into BA earphones for the first time using these attributes for describing BA earphones, especially their lower frequencies).

Hybrid IEMs unite the positive aspects of both driver principles and use one dynamic transducer for lows reproduction and at least one BA driver for covering mids and highs, wherefore the often as “musical” described bass character remains and the BA transducers add resolution and precision to the mids and highs – and that’s what the C1002 does with its technology. It is addressed to those people who perceive the clinically-fast character of BA transducers as unnatural, but want to keep the mids’ and highs’ resolution, speed and precision.


Delivery Content:

Inside the package with the typical 1More design and a paper sleeve, one can find the in-ears, a carrying pouch, three pairs of silicone tips, a tie clip, a pair of protective silicone covers for the in-ears and some paper stuff along with a 1More sticker with a headphone-wearing teddy on it.
 

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Looks, Feels, Build Quality:

The in-ears are made of aluminium and plastic, and the aluminium parts feature a purple-ish colour scheme that somewhat reminds me of Mercedes-Benz’ “Bornit Metallic 481” colour code.
The cable is coated with woven fabric below the y-split, and while it looks and feels nice, I am certainly not a fan of a cable of this type as it is likely to fray over time and might also soak sweat. Above the y-split, the cable is a quite sturdy appearing rubber cable with a three-button remote control on the right hand side. Strain relief is sufficient, however there is no chin-slider.
 

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On the in-ear bodies, you might notice a convex silver part on the left hand side and a concave silver part on the right hand side. These are magnets designed to hold the in-ears together (e.g. if you are hanging them out of a t-shirt). I cannot relate to that, so I will leave this up to you.
 

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The silicone covers are easy to install and might be probably handy if you often drop your in-ears or don’t treat them with the most care and also sometimes place them on rough surfaces. I cannot relate to that either, so I will leave this up to you as well.
 

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Comfort, Isolation:

The C1002 in-ears are strictly designed to be worn with the cables down, like the majority of cheaper in-ears. The difference though is that with the 1More, it is almost only possible to wear them with the cable down, whereas with the other in-ears, they can also be easily worn with the cables guided around the ears.

Compared to the more professional wearing style and also due to the lack of a chin-slider, this will logically also introduce more cable noise, known as microphonics.

Isolation is about average and neither super weak nor very strong.


Sound:

My main source devices for listening were the iBasso DX80, Cowon Plenue M2 and LH Labs Geek Out IEM 100.

The largest included silicone tips were used for listening and testing.

Tonality:

The C1002 dual-driver hybrid in-ears sound bright to me with a somewhat v-shaped tendency that favours the higher frequencies. I would even say that it sounds sibilant, so if you cannot stand a bright sound and/or listen at high volume levels, it is safe to say that the C1002 should be rather avoided.

While I don’t hear the bass as being stronger than 7 dB maximum compared to a diffuse-field flat in-ear like the ER-4S when doing cross-comparisons, it doesn’t really come through as being at this level without reducing the upper frequency range because of the bright treble that acts as a counterweight and could definitely even be somewhat less forward depending on the situation. As just mentioned, it can also sound sibilant, and cymbals are definitely splashy and also somewhat metallic (I have a good seal with the C1002, so that’s not the problem).

Listening to music and sine sweeps, the lows start climbing around 630 Hz, reaching their climax around 100 Hz although the level around 200 Hz is just slightly lesser. This level remains constant down to about 40 Hz, the sub-bass, and loses quantity towards 20 Hz.
The lows therefore have a somewhat emphasised midbass and lower fundamental range, adding some slight warmth to the in-ear’s sound without reaching or thickening the midrange though. Compared to the bright treble, I think it wouldn’t have been a mistake at all if there was either less treble or a little more warmth.

The central mids at 1 kHz sound neither recessed nor emphasised to my ears, however the lower highs start climbing and reach a rather narrow peak a little over 5 kHz which makes voices drift to the brighter side. I hear another peak around 8 kHz, however this one is less narrow. The super treble above 10 kHz shows a strong emphasis at 13 kHz and good extension above.

The sound in the lows and lower as well as central mids sounds natural, nonetheless I think that the treble is somewhat too forward and could be more even overall. I am someone who can quite enjoy a brighter tonality, and while I don’t find the C1002 to be really unpleasant, it could benefit from more naturalness and less quantity in the treble, as it can sound rather sibilant and metallic there.

Resolution:

The C1002 has got a good detail retrieval in the lows and also sounds relatively quick and controlled without trying to hide that it is using a dynamic driver for the lower notes reproduction. Attack and decay are neither slow nor as fast as from Balanced Armature drivers and should satisfy everybody who finds Balanced Armatures to be too fast and tight in the bass but doesn’t want a too soft and mellow sounding woofer (here, the C1002 is also definitely more convincing to me than the E1001 triple-driver in-ear from 1More).

The C1002 is definitely convincing when it comes to detail retrieval in the midrange and speech intelligibility.

And while its treble is sibilant, it shows good separation and a quick decay – single notes are well distinguishable.

Soundstage:

The spatial presentation of the dual-driver is pretty good – the C1002 sounds relatively open, with a wider than average fundament and solid spatial depth that is almost as present as the width. Instrument separation is solid to good for the price, too, however the layering on the Z axis could be slightly more precise.

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In Comparison with other In-Ears:

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1MORE E1001:
The C1002 has got the less forward, audibly more balanced bass to my ears. Its midrange is less warm, with more presence in the central mids and the brighter upper mids to my ears. Unlike the E1001, the dual-driver doesn’t show a smoothness-creating dip in the middle highs at 6 kHz and is actually even emphasised in the middle and upper highs. Both have got some peaks above 10 kHz and a really good extension, however the C1002 could definitely trigger sibilance for some people.
In terms of bass quality, the dual-driver definitely wins the race to my ears, featuring more tightness and speed. I would even say that the C1002 also sounds more detailed in the bass. In the mids and treble, the E1001 sounds a little more differentiated and has got the slightly higher speech intelligibility while its central mids are less present.
In terms of soundstage, I hear the C1002 as having about as much spatial width as the triple-driver, however with slightly more spatial depth. In terms of instrument separation, the E1001 is very slightly ahead to my ears.

PMV A 01:
The A 01 has got somewhat more bass to my ears (however depending on your ear anatomy, it could be less if your ear covers the vent to a lesser degree). The PMV’s midrange is slightly brighter and squeakier in comparison, however the C1002 has got the brighter overall treble that is also more sibilant while it sounds very slightly more coherent than the A 01’s.
The A 01’s bass appears minimally tighter while both decay about equally fast. I would say that both in-ears are overall pretty much on-par in the midrange and treble.
The A 01’s soundstage is slightly wider to my ears and slightly better separated.

DUNU Titan 1:
The DUNU has got the same amount of bass to my ears while its sub-bass has got the more linear extension. The Titan 1 has got the less bright midrange and treble in comparison although it is quite bright in the highs, too, and not the best choice for treble-sensitive people either.
The Titan 1 has got the more detailed midrange and treble to my ears.
The DUNU’s soundstage is noticeably wider and deeper to my ears and sounds more open. In terms of spatial precision, it is also superior.

Phonak Audéo PFE132 (grey filters):
The Phonak is the noticeably more neutral sounding in-ear out of the two. It has got less bass, less warmth, but also less treble although it has also got a peak in the upper highs. The Audéo therefore also sounds more realistic and even.
I certainly hear the Phonak as somewhat more detailed overall.
Both have got a comparably sized soundstage with the PFE132’s being better separated and cleaner sounding doing a side-by side comparison.


Conclusion:

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The C1002 is a solid/good entry-level hybrid in-ear offering for those who enjoy a brighter tone and/or are treble-heads. On the downside though, it can trigger sibilance and sounds also somewhat metallic.
It is convincing on the technical side and offers good coherency, and while its midrange and treble details are slightly behind 1More’s triple-driver in-ears, its bass quality is superior, in being faster and tighter – however if you are someone who is not into bright in-ears, you should probably miss out on the C1002, as even for me who can quite like a bright signature, it is a bit too much.


With my usual 70% sound quality/value (77) to 30% build quality/fit (68) weighting, I come to a conclusion of 3.715 out of 5 stars.
Pros: Very comfortable and easy fit, High resolution signature packs lots of detail, Makes a great smartphone companion, Can be driven by phones and DAPs
Cons: Microphonics, No over the ear fit, Somewhat cheap build for the asking price, Slightly tinny and metallic sounding upper frequencies
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At the time this review was written, the 1More Capsule C1002 hybrid in-ear monitor was listed for sale on Amazon. Here is a link to their listing of the product:
 
https://www.amazon.com/1MORE-Capsule-Driver-Headphones-Microphone/dp/B01FVQSZQS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481679918&sr=8-1&keywords=1more+capsule
 
Introduction
Review earphones long enough, and you will realize what manufacturers regularly make good products. When I was first contacted to review 1More’s dual driver earphones, I accepted the opportunity out of sheer curiosity. I was pleasantly surprised at at the sound quality and comfort. Shortly after giving them a solid review, I began to hear some really good things about their new triple driver. If you don’t know, they have become an Amazon best seller. Here is a link to my review of them:
 
http://www.head-fi.org/products/1more-triple-driver-in-ear-headphones-with-in-line-microphone-and-remote/reviews/16029
 
Having already tried two earphones from 1More, it was clear that these earphones (tuned by Grammy Award winning Luca Bignardi) were something that needed more Head-Fi exposure. Both the dual and triple driver earphones are arguably the best in-ear monitors in their price range (depending on your preference).
 
When 1More’s North American marketing representative contacted me to see if I would be interested in covering their new hybrid in-ear monitor named the “Capsule” there was no way I could turn that opportunity down. Considering the fact that everything I’ve heard from them so far has been excellent, there was no reason to think these wouldn’t be good as well.
 
The Capsule is another dual hybrid design. Having heard the earlier models (the Dual and Triple Driver) the capsule tuning makes a lot of sense. Let’s see why as we go over them with a comprehensive review.
 
 
Disclaimer
I was given a free sample of the Capsule in exchange for my honest opinion and review. I am in no way affiliated with 1More. I would like to take this time to personally thank 1More for the opportunity to experience and review the product.
 
My Background
I AM NOT a numbers and graphs audiophile or sound engineer. Personal audio enthusiast? Absolutely! Headphone junkie? Possibly…
 
There’s something about quality DAPs, DACs, Amplifiers and Earphones that intrigues me. I want to hear any earphone that looks promising, in hopes that I can share my impressions with  enthusiasts and help them find the audio product they’re looking for. My Head-Fi profile has a list of audio products ranked from favorite to least favorite. For me, this hobby is more about getting great price to performance ratio from a product, and having a variety of different gear to mix and match. With personal audio gear, we tend to pay a lot of money for minor upgrades. One thing I’ve learned over the last few years is that just because a headphone has a higher price tag, it doesn’t mean that it has superior build and sound quality.
 
I’m always looking for great audio at a great price. I’m after headphones and IEMs that give me the “WOW” factor. I can appreciate different builds and sound signatures as long as they are solidly built, with ergonomics and sound that is pleasing to my ears. It’s my pleasure to share my experiences with audio products and make recommendations based on gear I have owned and used.
 
REVIEW
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The Capsule comes in a sleeved black box with white and silver accents. A nice high gloss photo is featured on the front.
 
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The back of the box has a brief description of the product in several different languages.
 
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Removing the sleeve reveals a nice looking black box with the 1More “lifeline” similar to other packages.
 
Specifications and Accessories
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Specifications
Driver Type: Dual armature hybrid (1x dynamic & 1x armature)
Impedance: 32 Ohms
Sensitivity: 98dB @ 1mW
Frequency Range: 20-40,000 Hz
Plug: 3.5 mm Gold Plated
Weight: 15 grams
 
Accessories
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1X Pair Capsule earphones
1X Shirt clip
4X Pair single flange silicone eartips (S,S/M,ML,L)
1X Pair silicone extension sleeves for larger ears
1X Leather carrying case with metal clasp
1X Owner’s Manual
 
Housings
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1More has taken a unique approach to its housing shape with this design. The name Capsule is derived from the housing’s form factor. The earphone housings are essentially the same shape and size as two extra strength tylenol gel capsules. The 1More logo can be seen on the outside of the each channel’s exterior with a venting hole located just below it. The Capsule housings are very, very lightweight.
 
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The unique shape also calls for unique cable placement which leads up and into the shell from the lower front part of the housing. Because of this the Capsule is designed to be worn cable down. The Capsule has a VERY cool feature. When the ends of the housings are in close proximity to each other magnets will clasp and connect them together. This a very convenient in the sense that they can be wrapped around the neck and attached without having to roll them up and stuff them in your pocket when not in use.
 
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The Capsule nozzle is angled from the end of the housing. It’s slightly wider than the average in-ear monitor nozzle, and about average in terms of length. One thing to note, there is no lip on the end of the nozzle which means some aftermarket earphones may have issues with tips not staying on or sliding off. The good news is that the stock tips are a soft silicone material that promotes a comfortable fit and good seal. More on this in a bit.
 
Cable, Y-Split, Cable Jack, Strain Reliefs
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Capsule’s cable is a fairly thin cloth covered cable from the jack to the Y split, and thin rubber jacketed cable above the Y-split. Both parts of the cable has a minimal amount of spring and memory. The Y-split is literally a Y shaped piece of plastic. The cable jack is a straight styled 3.5mm gold plated jack. Strain reliefs are subtle and adequate. Although not the sturdiest cable I’ve ever used, it should hold up okay with responsible and careful daily use.
 
Functionality
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The Capsule comes with an inline three button microphone and remote which hangs about four to five inches down from the right channel. All three buttons worked for both my LG V10 and Iphone 6. When talking to friends and family, they reported my voice coming through at a three or four on a scale from one to five.
 
Ergonomics, Fit and Microphonics, Isolation
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These are one of the better fitting cable down earphones I’ve worn. The Capsule’s “capsule” rests comfortably in the bottom of the concha of my ear. An included silicone sleeve comes in the accessories package. This sleeve can be used to coat the Capsule housing and increase the circumference of the listener’s ear, making the fit more ideal for people with larger ears. The included tips are a very soft silicone material a la Sony’s silicone tips and promote an excellent seal. These earphones were easy to pop in and out. I could wear them comfortably for hours without needing to adjust the fit (barring snagging the cable)
 
Isolation was average, maybe below average. The I could hear external noise fairly easy when music was playing. When music was playing at average or louder volumes outside noise was pretty much non-existent.
 
One sore spot with the Capsule (and every 1More earphone I've tried so far) is the issue of microphonics. Every 1More earphone I’ve worn at until this point has been a cable down design with no chin/neck slider. This adds up to each model picking up considerable cable noise, especially when on the go. I’ll be honest here, if 1More could offer an over the ear fit with a chin slider to any of the tunings I’ve heard so far it would only increase the value of these earphones. There is no exception with the Capsule in this regard either. While I understand that there are some who prefer an under the ear fit, a simple neck slider would have been a nice touch that allowed listeners to address cable noise.
 
Sound Review
I did my demo with my usual gear. I used an LG-V10 for smartphone use, and either my Fiio X7 or iBasso DX80 DAP/Bushmaster D14 DAC/Amp for high fidelity portable use. For desktop use, I used my Toshiba Satellite Laptop in combination with a ifi micro iDSD playing at 32/192 kHz. I tested them with several other sources as well. I used Google Music in its highest download quality (320 KBPS), and also streamed FLAC via Tidal streaming service. I also used purchased and downloaded tracks in MP3, FLAC, WAV and DSD. I make sure that any gear I test has sufficient playtime before writing a review.
 
I used my usual same songs for testing gear:
“Limit to your love” by James Blake (bass speed, punch, response)
“Doin’ it Right” by Daft Punk (sub bass)
“Get lucky” by Daft Punk (bass to midrange transition resolution, male vocals)
“Madness” by Muse (soundstage, separation)
“Some nights” by Fun (soundstage and male vocals)
“The soundmaker” by Rodrigo y Gabriela (texture and imaging)
“Bassically” by Tei Shi (bass to midrange resolution, female vocals)
“Skinny Love” performed by Birdie (female vocals, acoustic playback)
“One” by Ed Sheeran (male vocals, acoustic playback)
“Outlands” from the Tron Legacy Soundtrack (symphonic presentation, imaging)
“Sultans of swing” by Dire Straits (detail, separation, balance)
“And Justic for All” by Metallica (driver distortion, treble response, rock playback)
“Ten thousand fists” by Disturbed (driver distortion, treble response, rock playback)
 
Note: Other tracks were used, but the listed songs were primarily used to assess and break down the gear’s response.
 
Source Selection
Just like the other 1More earphones I’ve tested, the Capsule comes in at a very comfortable 32 Ohms. I consider this to be a sweet spot for in-ear monitors as it avoids background hiss while still being sensitive enough to be driven easily by just about any portable source there is. The Capsule will sound great with just about any cell phone or DAP. They will sound good with a linear sounding source, but to my ears I enjoyed them more with a more colored source. The Cayin i5 sounded great with the Capsule. These earphones are designed to be a cell phone companion. They will also work well with DAPs (even most more powerful DAPs). Plugging them into high powered desktop amplifiers is unnecessary. You won’t get any added benefit from doing so.
 
Sound Signature
The Capsule is a somewhat balanced earphone with a slightly accentuated U/V shape. Of all of the earphones I’ve listened to from 1More, this is definitely the leanest and most crisp of the ones I’ve heard so far. All of those who heard the triple driver and thought it was maybe a touch too bassy, warm and smooth, the Capsule is 1More’s answer for you. It’s strongest attributes are overall clarity and detail.
 
Bass
For a dynamic driver, Capsule’s bass is fast in terms of attack and decay. The Capsule packs equal amounts of punch and rumble. During Daft Punk’s “Doin it Right” the Capsule hit every note and extended well but there wasn’t the visceral depth and impact I heard with the Triple Driver. Bass tones may be a bit north of what most of us consider neutral, but it's a tight bass geared more for accuracy and quick response.
 
Mid-bass is in nice balance with sub bass tones. As we approach lower mid-range sounds things seem to thin out a bit. What 1More has done with the capsule is remove the color and warmth I heard in their other earphones. I know there is a crowd of ears who will appreciate what has happened here. There is no lingering effect with the 1More lower frequency, or any other frequency for that matter. The response is crisp and fast.
 
Mid-range
I feel inspired to say that the 1More mid-range leans towards sounding thin, but this statement would be more a matter of what you are comparing them to. One thing is for sure, there is a great sense of clarity and detail. Things taper off from mid-bass to lower mid-range just a bit. Things get a little more cold and dry at mid-range tones and maintain the high level of detail and separation at the expense of some texture and depth. Some will find mid-range instruments and vocals to sound very natural, while others who like a warm and more colored sound will think they border on being perceptually thin.
 
Upper mid-range follows suit with the rest of the mids tuning and gives a perceptually smooth response (depending on what source you’re using and volume you’re listening at). I never got a sense that things were shouty or aggressive in this area. Despite this, I did pick up a sense of things being a bit tinny and metallic sounding. Just like all the other frequencies, the Capsule carries a high level of resolution for its asking price.
 
Treble
Just the opposite of the Triple Driver, the Capsule doesn’t shy away from treble frequencies. While there is a dip at most sibilant sound ranges, there are also spikes on either side. The slightly tinny and metallic tint carries into this range. At louder volumes, some may find the 1More Capsule to be a bit fatiguing. At moderate volumes, I found the Capsule to be crisp, detailed (notice a theme here?) and very enjoyable.
 
Soundstage and Imaging
Packing some decent depth and nice height, the triple driver creates a nice sense of space. Add some very nice detail (especially for the price) and imaging is also solid. It is this criteria where people will really be able to appreciate them. Simply put, for an in-ear monitor the soundstage and imaging of the Capsule is all around pretty excellent.
 
Comparisons
1More Triple Driver ($85 USD on Amazon)
The Triple Driver is a bass forward, three driver hybrid. Packing one dynamic and two armatures in each channel, the Triple Driver delivers a bass forward earphone with great clarity and smooth upper frequency tuning.
 
Comparing the two, I can say that these two earphones will appeal to polar opposites in terms of listening preference. Bass on the Triple Driver is far more emphasized and also smoother at higher frequencies. There is more color in the midrange of the Triple Driver.
The Capsule is a tighter all around response. They have a more controlled and crisp delivery of sound at every frequency. Bass is more in balance with the rest of the overall tuning. Treble is much more present but also more metallic sounding on the Capsule. The Capsule has better detail and separation of sounds. The capsule edges out the Triple Driver in terms of Imaging.
 
Accessories goes to the Triple Driver. They offer a very incredible package as compared to the slimmed down package of the Capsule. I will say though, I far prefer the fit and tips of the Capsule.

 
VSONIC GR07BE ($118 USD on Lenmeurears’ website)
One of the first things I thought of when I heard the Capsule was that they sounded a lot like the GR07BE. After doing an A-B comparison and taking some measurements, I wasn’t wrong in my assumption. The Capsule and GR07BE have similarly tuned bass and treble frequencies, with the GR07BE packing a bit more color and midrange presence, while the Capsule has far more detail and clarity at every frequency.
 
Comparing the two, I give a slight advantage to the GR07BE for their bass. Although similar in terms of its presence, it’s slightly fuller and more entertaining than the tighter response of the Capsule. I give a big advantage to the Capsule for its midrange. The capsule is considerably cleaner at midrange registers and impacted less by their bass presence. In terms of treble, the GR07BE may sound a bit more natural, but is a bit more revealing of sibilance than the Capsule. Although having more clarity at treble ranges, the Capsule has a bit more shimmer at the ranges beyond 10kHz, making them seem a little more unnatural than the GR07BE.  
 
Build quality is a close contest that I can't call either way. I give the GR07BE a slight advantage for accessories. They offer more tips than the Capsule.
 
Conclusion
The Capsule is a great earphone in many ways. The fit is incredibly comfortable. The 32 Ohm impedance makes it easy to use them with any portable I have. They have a remarkable level of resolution for at any price, let alone the sub one hundred dollar MSRP. Above all, their tuning complements the other earphones in the current 1More lineup.  The Triple Driver is the basshead audiophile tuning, and the Dual Driver is the creamy and easy to listen to tuning. The Capsule stands alone as the Hi-Res tuning that will appeal to those who are looking for more linearity, detail and clarity than what the Triple Driver offered.
 
There were some things I was hoping to see that I didn’t. The cable is somewhat flimsy and is missing a chin/neck slider. Because of this the Capsule suffers from large amounts of microphonics that impacted my listening experience while using them on the go. The good news is that when not moving around too much this isn’t an issue. I have said it in every 1More review and I’ll say it again. I hope 1More considers making earphones that cater to both under and over the ear fits, or at the very least they supply a chin/neck slider with their earphones. Other than that I really don’t have any more complaints.
 
When rating a product, I have to take every criteria (including price) into account. The Capsule gets three and a half stars for build, four stars for design and accessories, five stars for comfort (but a half star deduction for microphonics), four and a half stars for sound. Considering things like the magnetic clasping of the backs of the housings and the fact that they really are some great commuting earphones, I give the the Capsule four stars.
 
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Thanks for reading and happy listening!
B9Scrambler
B9Scrambler
Great review! I'm glad they didn't just repeat the tuning of the other hybrids in the lineup and brought in some variety.
Pros: Sound great. Great balance. Super small.
Cons: Its Siblings exist.
1MORE
Capsule
 Dual-Driver In-Ear Headphones Quick Review by mark2410
 
Thanks to 
1MORE UK for the review sample.
 
Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/827769/1more-capsual-dual-driver-in-ear-headphones-review-by-mark2410
 
Brief:  The really pretty sister, of Claudia Schiffer.
 
Price:  £89.99
 
Specifications: Type: In-Ear, Color: Black, Nominal Impedance: 16 Ω, Sensitivity: 100±3 dB /1mW, Driver Unit: Balanced Armature Driver+ Dynamic Driver, Weight: 14g, Frequency Range: 20-40,000Hz, Plug: 3.5 mm, Rated Power: 5mW, Length: 1.25m, Wire Material: Enameled Copper Wire.
 
Accessories:  4 pairs of tips, “silicone extension sleeve for larger ear sizes,” pleather baggy thing.
 
Build Quality:  I can’t fault anything they appear to be great.  Cable seems nice.
 
Isolation:  Very good.  It may be a hybrid but they isolate almost as well as an all BA design.  Easily fine for on a bus or out and about. Tube and flights should be okay too probably.  That does mean that you won’t hear traffic even with no music playing so do remember to use your eyes near traffic.
 
Comfort/Fit:  Great on both counts, tiny things and they fit me just great. Happy to wear all day.
 
Aesthetics:  Rather nice.  Ignoring my brief these are actually the best looking 1More.   So diminutive and they just melt away, like them lots.
 
Sound:  Now this is where the brief comes into play.  The capsules are great, really they are really good.  Their problem is that while they are great, the only a tiny fraction more expensive Triples are better.  Not just a tiny bit better but they are noticeably better.  Hands down better.  Unless you really care about their looks and the size differences I just can’t see any occasion where I’d tell someone to buy the Capsules over the Triples.  Not that I think anyone would be upset to receive a pair on Christmas morning, the Capsules on the own are really good.  I myself very much like them and have enjoyed every minute I’ve spent with them.  But I enjoyed the Triples more.  Flavoured to be a relatively flavour lacking IEM, the bass is almost BA in its attributes and style.  Lithe and agile and diminishing in depth.  The mids are grand and the treble is good, accurate but can be a tiny bit gritty before going into its decline.  All things I’d forgive at its price no problem yet….. Its siblings I just can’t quite keep out of my mind.  It’s a nice overall acoustic balance being rather naturalistic and easy going.  All in all a very pleasant affair that I’d be fine with using every day.
 
Value:  Very good.  However the Triples are better.
 
Pro’s:  Sound great. Great balance.  Super small.
 
Con’s:  Its Siblings exist.

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