1More STYLISH TRUE WIRELESS IN-EAR HEADPHONES (E1026BT-I)

General Information

  • 6.5H BATTERY LIFE + FAST CHARGE- An optimized battery provides 6.5 hours of continuous play/talk time on a single charge (24 hours total with case). Fast charge capabilities gives you an additional 3 hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge time.
  • TRUE WIRELESS + BLUETOOTH® 5- Enjoy a truly wireless design featuring a Bluetooth® 5 chip with Qualcomm aptX™ Audio Technology and AAC hi-res transmission optimized for your Android and iOS devices to provide better sounding audio at similar bit rates.
  • TITANIUM COMPOSITE DYNAMIC DRIVER- Designed for compact earbuds, the 7 mm dynamic driver reproduces crystal clear sound in an ultra-compact design for enhanced efficiency.
  • MULTIPLE PAIRING MODES- Utilize standard Bluetooth® pairing with both earpieces for an immersive music listening experience, or use the Left or Right earbud individually great for phone calls.
  • ENC MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY- DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology for environmental noise cancellation provides crystal clear communication as if you were talking face-to-face, while a high stability MEMS microphone eliminates background static.
  • VOLUME CONTROL- A new firmware update adds volume control to the buttons on each earbud. Go here to learn how to update.

READY TO USE

The Stylish True Wireless In-Ear Headphones feature automatic pairing, just take them out of the case and it will automatically connect to your phone (after first use) for quick and easy access to phone calls or music. Auto on/off capabilities allows you to never worry about turning them on or off again, simply take them in or out of the case.

HEAR MORE. WORRY LESS.
Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio Technology & AAC Compatible

A Bluetooth® chip with aptX and AAC hi-res transmission technology is optimized for better sounding Bluetooth® audio at similar bit rates. Enjoy higher resolution music and a higher decoding rate that allows for less storage.

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Pros: + Bassy
+ Comfy
+ Fairly good battery life
+ Design
+ Unboxing experience
+ Cool overall design
Cons: - Not a lot of clarity
- Boomy sound
- Bass is slow, not very clean
- Does not allow for a lot of EQ
This review is part of a 2-Article review: https://www.audiophile-heaven.com/2020/04/1more-quad-driver-iems-and-stylish-tws.html

1More Quad Driver IEMs And Stylish TWS - Two For Bass, One For Treble



1More Quad Driver is a 4-Driver IEM priced at 170 USD, while the Stylish TWS IEMs are priced at 100 USD. Quad Driver will be compared toiBasso IT01S, Shozy CP IEMs, and Final Audio E4000. Pairings with HIDIZS AP80, FiiO K3, and Shanling M2x will be included as well. The Stylish TWS will be compared with HIFIMAN TWS600, Lypertek Tevi, and RHA TrueConnect.



Introduction

1More is one of those companies that made a name for themselves for having one of the best unboxing experiences there are. The sound of their products has always been fair for the price, and they mostly have products in the entry-level and the midrange zones, without dipping in the high-end and flagship territories. Even their current flagship is priced at 200 USD, which isn't even midrange for some listeners. This being said, their products are some of the best made, with good overall quality, and they really make the unboxing experience nice. They answer emails quickly, and provide good service, but are usually not represented by local sellers, so getting 1More products directly from them or large shops like Amazon would be best.

It should be noted that I have absolutely no affiliation with 1More, I am not receiving any incentive for this review or to sweeten things out. I'd like to thank 1More for providing the sample for this review. This review reflects my personal experience with 1More Quad Driver and Stylish TWS IEMs. Every opinion expressed is mine and I stand by it, the purpose of this review is to help those interested in 1More Quad Driver and Stylish TWS IEMs find their next music companion.



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Packaging


First things first, let's get the packaging out of the way:

I wish more companies were this stylish with the design of their package, with cool, Leonardo Da Vinci graphics, and with a cool carrying / charging case.















Inside the package you can find the TWS IEMs, a selection of tips, a charging cable, the charging / carrying case, and rubber pieces for the back part, so you can customise the fit if your ears are smaller or larger than the size applied.

For 100 USD, I couldn't really ask for more, and 1More does a great job with their package once again.



What to look for when purchasing an Entry-Level IEM / TWS IEM

https://www.audiophile-heaven.com/p/what-to-lookl.html



Build Quality/Aesthetics/Fit/Comfort


The Stylish TWS IEMs are quite different from the Quad Driver, they aren't metallic, and most of the parts that will be touching your ears are rubber. This means that they will be considerably more comfortable, and with a smaller bore size, and with a selection of both rubber rings and tips, you will get perfect comfort with them regardless of your ears size.

The bluetooth is actually the majestic BT 5.0, and it has aptX, and AAC, so you won't be limited by the inferior SBC codec. The driver inside is Titanium coated, but it doesn't have exactly the same sound as the Periodic Audio Ti. This being said, I can see some similarities, like the heavier, weightier, bassier sound that's still clear and manages to deliver a smooth treble.



The passive noise isolation is better than the Quad Driver and even better than something like the Galaxy Buds and what Bose offers at this price point. The battery holds pretty much as much as 1More states it will. I'm really happ when companies do not test the battery using a very limited volume, because with the Stylish TWS IEMs, you do get those 5-6 hours at 100% volume. The IEMS take a while to charge when inside the case, but the case itself charges pretty fast.

When you look at the technical number of 55 mAh battery capacity within the IEM, you imagine it dying fast, but it lasts considerably more than the Galaxy buds, so you don't have to worry about it.

If there is any downside that I feel compelled to mention, the phone call is not stellar. On the other hand, the case has a very satisfying click when you open and close it. The magnets keep the earbuds securely inside, so you don't have to be afraid of them falling out, or loosing them if you open the case while walking.

The case has microUSB charging though, which is heavily outdated at the moment of writing this review.



There's also the fact that you don't have to worry about touch buttons, I actually am not a big fan of touch buttons on a TWS IEM, like Astrotec S80 had, because it makes it really hard to control the IEM properly, and a lot of mistouches are registered, but with 1More, that's no issue at all.



Sound Quality

The sound of the Stylish TWS IEMs is dominated heavily by its bass, as it has over 10 dB of emphasis compared to the mids and the treble. This makes the entire sound especially thick, smooth and warm.



This is not the typical audiophile hi-definition sound, but for bassheads, and for those looking for a fun kind of signature, the Stylish IEMs surely deliver, and what's even better, the impact is very raw and pleasant. You get a strong punch that literally kicks you out of the room while listening to the Stylish IEMs, and you don't mind the midrange being almost a fourth of loudness of the bass, if you like the bass enveloping you in sound.

The clarity of the entire IEM is reduced as a result, and the ones that would appreciate this type of signature are those who love large car subwoofers, and who want the bass to dominate the sound. If you're purchasing the Stylish earbuds for workouts, you should remember that while you're out and about, the bass and the treble are perceived as quieter due to the outside noise, and the noise of your own footsteps traveling to your inner ear. This means that the best experience is achieved when using the Stylish IEMs for workouts, or portably.

The treble rolls off pretty quickly, and there's not much presence, but there's enough for it to have some detail up there, and not sound completely closed off. The stage is pretty large, as a result of the large bass, especially the width being good, although there's not much layering and not a very depth to the IEMs.



Portable Usage

Given the fact that both of those are intended for outdoors usage, both have top notch portable usage.



The first part is the design, and both the Quad Driver and the Stylish TWS look beautiful, making them really easy to wear outside. I mean, I am a fan of Verum one, but it looks weird, and I can't comfortably wear it while going for a workout, or when going shopping. The same can be said about Rosson RAD-0, and even Sennheiser HD660S, all of which look odd while being worn outdoors.

If you're a younger reader, then you may want to check the edgy Triple Driver Headphones from 1More, as they also look really nice.

Quad Driver has a poor passive noise isolation, but this can be good for portability, as, if something isolates a bit too well from the outside noise, you could get hit by a car, or run into other trouble while you're out. Stay safe and don't get eaten by a bear.

Of course, you could always get a Chifi IEM, like the AudioSense AQ3, or the Shouer Tape, if you wanted to get something that's a bit less stylish, but if you want to go all-out on style and elegance, then both Quad Driver and the Stylish IEM are pretty much excellent.

There's no microphonic noise with the Quad Driver, no driver flex with either, and I noticed no connection dropouts with the Stylish TWS, so both are ready for daily usage.



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1More Stylish TWS IEMs




Comparisons


The comparison part of a review is always a battlefield, and with a price of 170 USD for Quad Driver, they need to provide enough sonic performance to stand their ground, while the Stylish TWS IEMs are already pretty great value for 100 USD, but they still have some fierce competitors they need to be aware of.



1More Stylish TWS IEMs vs HIFIMAN TWS600 (100 USD vs 150 USD) - Comparing two TWS IEMs now, they are similarly comfortable. They connect similarly well. But TWS600 does not have aptX, where Stylish TWS do. TWS600 has slightly more battery life in total, especially the charging case offering more charging cycles. This being said, the IEMs themselves are more comfortable for 1More. Both are resistant to sweat and dirt, so both are great for workouts. Both use Bluetooth 5.0. The sound is terribly different, with TWS600 being a midrange - treble happy IEM, with very little bass, and which can sound shouty, and very aggressive / forward, where 1More Stylish sounds very thick, warm, bassy, boomy, and smooth. They are literally polar opposites. You can EQ both, but where you can add quite a bit of bass to TWS600, the treble of 1More is always smooth and lean, you can't make them more forward even if you wanted to, so your best bet is to get 1More Stylish if you want a warm and bassy signature, and to get HIFIMAN TWS600 if you want a mid-centric or treble-centric IEM. Both have similar maximum volumes.

1More Stylish TWS IEMs vs Lypertek Tevi (100 USD vs 100 USD) - Lypertek Tevi is a favorite to almost everyone who tries it, and sadly, it kind of wins here as well in certain areas, it simply is a better overall deal, especially considering it's pretty pocket-friendly price point of 100 USD. The thing here is that Tevi offers better overall proofing from sweat and dust, they are lighter, also have BT 5.0, and they have a more traditional V-Shaped signature, compared to the bass-rich and heavy signature of 1More Stylish IEMS. Both Tevi and 1More Stylish have aptX. Tevi has a total battery lifetime of 70 hours, by having 10 hours of playtime from the IEMs, and 6 times of charge from the case. This is more than double what 1More Stylish has. Tevi has a Type-C charging port, where 1More has microUSB. The call quality and microphone quality is also better for Lypertek Tevi in general. The place where 1More wins is in design, they look better, and with the Linkin Park logo of Lypertek Tevi, it is not as modern and elegant as 1More. Also, for a workout IEM, you need to compensate for the noise you'll be making yourself, so using something bass-heavy like 1More Stylish IEMs may result in a better overall sound. Lypertek Tevi sounds better if you're sitting and not moving around much, but once you get on the go, the bass rich signature of 1More tends to drown out the ambient noise better. Lypertek Tevi gets a bit louder than 1More in actual practice.

1More Stylish TWS IEMs vs RHA TrueConnect (100 USD vs 170 USD) - This is also a new one, but RHA's True Connect has a beautiful build quality. The sad part here is that TrueConnect does not have aptX or anything above SBC. They do have BT 5.0, like 1More Stylish though. The battery has 25 Hours of combined battery with 5 hours per charge, which is lower than what 1More has with their Stylish IEMs. RHA has a stronger warranty, with a 3-Year warranty vs 1 Year for 1More. Both IEMs are water and sweat resistant. In terms of sonics, RHA sounds pretty similar to 1More, and the largest difference between them would be the overall signature not being quite as heavy and bassy for RHA. 1More has very similar levels of detail and clarity when compared to the TrueConnect, but the TrueConnect is not as heavy, it is more balanced and the midrange is more natural. Both are thick-ish, both have only fair levels of detail and clarity, and both are considerably more made to be stylish, elegant, for aesthetics and comfort than they are made for actual usage. Both have a clicky physical button on the outside, and neither doesn't have one of those inconvenient touch buttons.



Value and Conclusion

In the end, the value of both Quad Driver and Stylish TWS IEMs is great, and 1More managed to deliver a nice overall package for the money they asked for. They even deliver a modern take, and a special unboxing experience, so they are dual purpose, especially if you have a loved one who would love the kind of signature that Quad Driver has, or the Stylish TWS has, you could get them something they'll really remember.



The build quality is great for both IEMS, but I feel like if you wanted a TWS IEM, you probably wouldn't go with a pink rose color, unless you are a lady, or were getting it for a lady. I think that they look gorgeous in photos, and I appreciate that 1More sent such a beautiful color to me, but I don't think it is quite that practical for most users. On the other hand, the slightly edgy design of the Quad Driver should work well for anyone, they would fit with any environment, regardless whether you are at work, going for a jog, or using them while commuting.

The sound is warm for both, but while the Stylish TWS is a smoother sounding IEM, with a thick mid, the Quad Driver is a unique piece, with much less body, a slightly thin sound, and with a very sparkly treble. Both deliver a nice bass for those who love some impact. Both the Stylish IEM, and the Quad Driver works really well for Pop, EDM, and commercial music. The Quad Driver dips its toes into playing metal and rock as well, and you even get Bluetooth 5.0, and aptX for the Stylish IEMs, so don't worry, they sound the best it was possible for them to.



At the end of this review, if you want a really modern-looking, elegant IEM that offers a really nice unboxing experience and has a nice package, along with a strongly V-Shaped, sparkly, punchy sound, the 1More Quad Driver is a really good choice.



On the other hand, if you're looking for a top-class TWS IEM that offers a clear performance, with Bluetooth 5.0, aptX, and has a Titanium driver, and 24 hours of music playback, with the charging case's battery included, you could really consider going for the 1More Stylish IEMs.



Full Playlist used for this review

While we listened to considerably more songs than those named in this playlist, those are excellent for identifying certain aspects of the sound, like PRaT, Texturization, Detail, Resolution, Dynamics, Impact, and overall tonality. We recommend trying most of the songs from this playlist, especially if you're searching for new most, most of them being rather catchy.

Youtube Playlist


Tidal Playlist

https://listen.tidal.com/playlist/64555551-ec3c-4279-ae44-248fdfcf6c4b

Song List

Bats - Gamma Ray Burst: Second Date
Eskimo Callboy - Frances
Incubus - Summer Romance
Electric Six - Dager! High Voltage
Kishida Cult - High School Of The Dead
Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
Breaking Benjamin - I Will Not Bow
Thousand Foot Krutch - The Flame In All Of Us
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
Infected Mushroom - Song Pong
Attack Attack - Kissed A Girl
Doctor P - Bulletproof
Maximum The Hormone - Rock n Roll Chainsaw
Rob Zombie - Werewolf, Baby!
Escape The Fate - Gorgeous Nightmare
SOAD - Chop Suey
Ken Ashcorp - Absolute Territory
Machinae Supremacy - Need For Steve
Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Wanna Stop
Crow'sclaw - Loudness War
Eminem - Rap God
Stromae - Humain À L'eau
Sonata Arctica - My Selene
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
Metallica - Fuel
Veil Of Maya - Unbreakable
Masa Works - Golden Japang
REOL - Luvoratorrrrry
Dope - Addiction
Korn - Word Up!
Papa Roach - ... To be Loved
Fever The Ghost - Source
Fall Out Boy - Immortals
Green Day - Know The Enemy
Mindless Self Indulgence - London Bridge
A static Lullaby - Toxic
Royal Republic - Addictive
Astronautalis - The River, The Woods
We Came As Romans - My Love
Skillet - What I Believe
Man With A Mission - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Yasuda Rei - Mirror
Mojo Juju - Must Be Desire
Falling Up - Falling In Love
Manafest - Retro Love
Rodrigo Y Grabriela - Paris
Zomboy - Lights Out
Muse - Resistance
T.A.T.U & Rammstein - Mosaku
Grey Daze - Anything, Anything
Katy Perry - Who Am I Living For
Maroon 5 - Lucky Strike
Machinae Supremacy - Killer Instinct
Pendulum - Propane Nightmares
Sirenia - Lithium And A Lover
Saving Abel - Addicted
Hollywood Undead - Levitate
The Offspring - Special Delivery
Escape The Fate - Smooth
Samsara Blues Experiment - One With The Universe
Dope - Rebel Yell
Crazy Town - Butterfly
Silverstein - My Heroine
Memphis May Fire - Not Over Yet

I hope my review is helpful to you!

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