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  1. Dobrescu George
    Triple The Bass - 1More Triple Driver Headphones R
    Written by Dobrescu George
    Published Jul 23, 2019
    Pros - + Comfortable for an On-Head Design, both light and not too tight, but still has thicker earpads and headband padding
    + Excellent aesthetics that work with any lifestyle
    + Bassy sound that will delight those looking for a fun colored signature
    + Reliable construction quality and nice package
    Cons - - The detail and clarity of the sound are not its forte, so they are made for someone looking for a colored, more fun sounding headphone
    - On-Ear design won't be comfortable for everyone.
    Triple The Bass - 1More Triple Driver Headphones Review


    1More Triple Driver is an interesting On-Ear Headphone with a pretty unique aesthetic design, a ceramic tweeter, graphene bass driver, and a third bass reflex driver, priced at 200 USD, making it a competitor for ESS 422H, AIWA ARC-1, and Meze 99 Neo.


    1More is actually a very popular headphone brand, known throughout the world, being appreciated for beautiful packaging, exceptional warranty and build quality for their products, and for a very beautiful product design. You can always rely on 1More for excellent warranty and good build quality.

    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. This review is not sponsored nor has been paid for by 1More or anyone else. I'd like to thank 1More for providing the sample for this review. This review reflects my personal experience with the 1More Triple Driver Headphones. Every opinion expressed is mine and I stand by it, the purpose of this review is to help those interested in 1More Triple Driver Headphones find their next music companion.

    About me



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












    With 1More you can always hope for a nice package, and they will always deliver. Large boxes, with beautiful designs, with a complex packaging, and with excellent package contents are all signature of a 1More Product. With the Triple Driver Headphone, you get a nice carrying case, cables, adapters, and a good number of booklets about your purchase.

    The carrying case protects the headphones quite well during transport, having not only padding, but also a pretty precise shape to keep the headphones from jumping around.

    Overall, 1More is one of the best packaged 200 USD Headphones I've seen, and 1More does an excellent job with their package.

    What to look for when purchasing a Midrange Headphone


    Technical Specifications



    Type: Over-Ear Headphone
    Name: 1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones
    Color: Titanium
    Weight: 293 g
    Wire: Oxygen-free Copper
    Cable Length: 1.35 m
    Plug Type: 3.5 mm Gold Plated
    Speaker Impedance: 32 Ω
    Sensitivity: 104 dB
    Frequency Response Range: 20-40,000 Hz
    Maximum Power: 50 mW
    Implementation of Standards: Q / WMSX 003-2016

    Build Quality/Aesthetics/Fit/Comfort

    The build quality of the 1More Triple Driver headphones is quite excellent, they are made from plastic, but also implement metallic parts and glass (not tested, but don't drop them, the beautiful cups may be shatter regardless whether that is plastic or glass).


    The aesthetics are quite amazing, the headphones are small, or at least small enough to look sleek, the headband is not thick nor large, the cups make an excellent ratio with the headphones. You could easily wear 1More Triple Driver Headphones while out and about, look sleek and have an awesome day. The black color with silver accents easily works with any other stylistic choices and regardless of your personal style, this headphone will work just right with you.

    When it comes to their fit and comfort, they are one of the best on-ear headphones I tested. The earpads are thick-ish, and the headband is not very solid and also has a bit of padding, and the headphones are quite light, making them pretty much one of the best designs for an on-ear headphone. The cables are detachable and connect to the headphones with two 3.5mm jacks. The cable is pretty nice, it is not microphonic and it is not tangle prone either.

    The cups move around in every direction enough for the headphones to sit comfortably in your head.


    If On-Ear designs usually work well for you, and if you get good seal with other on-ears as well, the 1More Triple Driver should feel even better. The cups are not large enough for me to call them over-the-ear, but I had a good seal with them, and about 15-20 dBs of passive noise isolation. This is quite excellent, especially considering that they are designed for portable usage.

    Overall, the 1More Triple Driver Headphone is an excellent headphone in terms of build quality, aesthetics, fit and comfort.

    Sound Quality

    The Sonic Signature of the 1More Triple Driver Headphones is quite warm, thick, bassy and one of those commercial-styles headphones that is made to reach low and to rumble, all while having a good amount of detail and dynamics, and while being fairly punchy.


    The bass is pretty deep and has a nice amount of impact, but it is not a very quick bass. The bass can be described as a bit sloppy, or even having a slightly odd rumble sometimes, but this is because the drivers are actually quite small, and the reflexive bass port, which is actually a passive bass port, has a unique sound of its own, which gives a vibration of sorts, especially to the lowest rumbles, which may feel strange if you're coming from more traditional headphones. I remember that I heard a similar kind of strange performance from the Edifier Luna Speakers that I reviewed before, which also had a passive bass port, or rather, two of them.

    When talking about the midrange, you can expect a slightly recessed midrange, with a good clarity and tonality. The midrange is tastefully thickened by the bass, but there is a proper emphasis in the upper midrange, giving violins and female voices a bit of sparkle and emotion. The texture and the speed of the midrange is also about average, so you get the big picture, but 1More Triple Driver stays away from being an analytical headphone, rather, being a fun and slightly colored sounding headphone.

    A slightly sparkly treble spices the V-Shaped sound and completes the picture quite nicely. The treble is not harsh nor too much, and actually is a bit low for metal, but it isn't entirely rolled off, especially the low treble having quite a bit of energy. The upper treble rolls off though.

    The dynamics and the overall punchiness is pretty good, especially considering the smaller design and the overall constraints that the on-ear design places on the 1More Triple Driver Headphone, and considering the price range of 200 USD.

    Portable Usage

    The Portable usage of the 1More Triple Driver Headphones is pretty much excellent.


    They are small, lightweight, they fold into place, and they come with an excellent carrying case which, although it offers them a good amount of protection, doesn't occupy that much space either.

    Furthermore, the headphones are easy to drive and you don't need to carry a high-end DAP or a heavy DAC/AMP to get the most out of them.

    Adding the nice cable they come with, which is flexible, tangle-free and which doesn't conduct microphonic noise, you get a very nice portable headphone.


    The main competitors in this price range are ESS 422H, Meze 99 Neo, and AIWA ARC-1. Although all of the competitors I picked are over-the-ear designs, and the 1More Triple Driver is an on-ear design, 1More is actually large enough to be over-the-ear for some people, and they are all about in the same price range.


    1More Triple Driver Headphones vs ESS 422H - Starting with the one with the wooden cups, 422H was a headphone I enjoyed quite a bit personally, especially for its 200 USD price tag. Both headphones come with a good build quality, although the materials in the headphone are better on 422H, while the package is better with the 1More Triple Driver Headphone. The comfort is better on the 1More, despite it being on-ear, as ESS 422H is quite heavy and its clamping force is quite high. The sound is more analytical, has more detail on 422H, while it is thicker and more punchy on the 1More. Overall, they stand on equal footing, but if you want a more light and stylish design, you 1More makes a very appealing offer, while if you want a wooden headphone with a thick and beautiful sound, you can always consider the ESS 422H, especially if you don't mind having a slightly heavier headphone.

    1More Triple Driver Headphones vs Meze 99 Neo - Meze 99 Neo is slightly more expensive than 1More triple Driver, but the comparison may be relevant to those considering both headphones. Starting with the comfort and build quality, both come with detachable cables, and both come with pretty good detachable cables for this price range, but when it comes to the comfort, 99Neo is more comfortable, it is a bit heavier, but also has larger cups and thicker, softer earpads. The sound is actually quite different, I think that for most people 1More will sound more satisfying with a deeper impact and with more dynamics and punch, while 99Neo sounds more boomy and veiled, but happily there is an EQ profile I made for them, which you can check out in my review of the 99 Classics. If you apply that EQ profile, 99Neo becomes one of the best headphones you can get in that price range, making them quite excellent. If you want to EQ and if you want a more bland looking but more comfy headphone, 99Neo is a very compelling choice, while if you want a more stylish headphone, and if you don't want to EQ much, 1More Triple Driver Headphones are pretty excellent.

    1More Triple Driver Headphones vs AIWA ARC-1 - AIWA ARC-1 are another interesting headphones to compare to the 1More, but one thing you need to keep in mind here is that you need to drop the cables when doing this comparison. Quite literally, ARC-1 sounds pretty darn bad with the cables, but they sound excellent once you use them in Bluetooth mode. In terms of comfort, 1More is lighter, more easy to fold and carry, while the AiWA ARC-1 is heavier and kind of cumbersome in practice, but they sound better and are more comfortable while being worn. In terms of sound, while you cut the wire, ARC-1 has a wider soundstage, more detail and clarity, and a quicker, more even sound. 1More, in comparison, feels more thick and warm, with more emphasis on the lows and on the impact and punchiness rather than on soundstage and details. Both are quite excellent headphones for this price range, but one is wired only, 1More, while ARC-1 should only be used in Bluetooth mode to get the best out of them.

    Recommended Pairings

    For the pairings part of this review I have chosen Shanling M2X, xDuoo X20, and FiiO M9. It is fairly easy to drive the 1More Triple Driver Headphone, but a good source does improve the sound a bit.


    Shanling M2x + 1More Triple Driver Headphones - Shanling M2X is the first DAP that comes to mind when thinking of a good pairing for the 1More Triple Driver. This is because it has quite an excellent price / performance ratio, it has an excellent sonic quality, and it is mostly neutral, but with a sweet midrange, making it a good sonic signature to compliment the thick and bassy 1More. Furthermore, Shanling has implemented streaming apps as well with their M2X, making it quite an interesting choice of a DAP.

    xDuoo x20 + 1More Triple Driver Headphones - The RED magical X20 from xDuoo is another DAP that I consider a good pairing with 1More, because it has both the driving power, and ergonomics, plus the sound to be a nice pairing with the 1More Headphones. My unit of x20 was actually quite neutral in terms of tuning, like the other two DAPs I recommend pairing with 1More, the more neutral tuning makes it a good pairing for a pretty warm and bassy headphone.

    FiiO M9 + 1More Triple Driver Headphones - FiiO M9 is another favorite of mine, as it has excellent battery life, FiiO's excellent firmware, and a few extra abilities, like a better support for streaming services. The sound is also fairly neutral and compliments the more warm and thick sound of 1More well, making M9 another pretty inspired pair for them.

    Value and Conclusion

    The value of the 1More Triple Driver Headphones is quite excellent, they cost about 200 USD, and are on equal footing with other headphones in that price range. Furthermore, they come in a beautiful package, and they come with a good carrying case, excellent comfort and a thick, lush, impactful sound, if you like a more colored presentation.


    Starting with the package, they are not only presented nicely, but you get both a good carrying case, and a good cable with the 1More Triple Driver Headpohones.

    The comfort is pretty great for an on-ear design, and so is the passive noise isolation, for the price range and for the design, so you get a pretty well-rounded package.

    The sound is thick, lush, impactful, bassy, V-shaped, and pretty punchy. Everything pairs perfectly, from what you see to what you get with the 1More Triple Driver Headphones, they are a headphone worth considering, especially if you like having a more colored sound.


    At the end of this review, if you're looking for a fun headphone, one that is bassy, warm, and which is also lightweight, stylish, and has good build quality, you should totally consider the 1More Triple Driver, priced at 200 USD.

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    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.

    Tidal Playlist


    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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  2. cash1489
    1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphone Review
    Written by cash1489
    Published Feb 17, 2018
    Pros - Good top end detail, deep detailed bass
    Sturdy build, folds up for travel
    Hard and soft carrying cases
    Cons - Needs additional cable with mic & play/pause control
    Shallow earpads may cause discomfort
    Quantity of bass may turn some off

    This review was originally posted on hifitrends.com

    If you read my post, Best Sounding Headphones Under $100 (2018), then you know i'm a big fan of 1MORE's Triple Driver In-Ear Headphone ($99). At that time, I said it had the best sound of any earphone under $100, and I have yet to hear anything better. I instantly fell in love with its open, balanced sound, and delicate sense of detail. I also liked its ability to be a great all-around headphone, sounding good with pretty much any Genre you threw at it.

    Because of this, I was really excited about checking out their new offering, the over-ear portable Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphone ($249), and seeing how it stacked up to its In-Ear sibling. I was hoping to get what I got from the In-Ear, but more of it. I know, greedy right? That being said, my results were mixed. Read on, and I will explain.

    Now from my understanding, there are two different versions of this headphone, one made for Asia and Europe with a black and gold color scheme, and another for the U.S. Market, with a black and titanium (silver) color scheme. The U.S. Version is also said to have different tuning with more emphasis on the midrange and less pronounced treble than the UK/Asian version.

    I am reviewing the black and titanium model, and while it shares some of the spacious sound and wonderful detail I loved in the Triple Driver In-Ear model, there is definitely a huge emphasis on the low end with the Over-Ear model, which may turn some audiophile purists off. However, for those who like their bass on the plentiful side, these could also make you very happy.

    Build Quality:

    From when I first picked them up, 1MORE Triple Driver Over Ear seemed to have a quite durable build, being made up of a combination of mostly black and silver metal, mixed with a little plastic trim. I liked the fact that the adjustment arms and yokes which held the earcups were made of metal, since this has been a weak point on many headphones in the past.

    The padded headband and earpads are covered in protein leather, which is soft to the touch and feels pretty comfortable when you are wearing the headphones. The clamping force is pretty light, just firm enough to keep them from flying off your head. I would say they got this aspect right. The earcups also rotate 45 degrees to aid the fit, and allow you to fold the headphones into a pretty compact package when you swing the arms up towards the headband.

    There is also a detachable cable with color-coded 2.5mm plugs going to both earcups, a red trimmed plug matching up to the red trimmed jack on the right earcup, and a white trimmed plug matching up to the white trimmed jack on the left earcup. There are also L & R markings on the inside of the earcups as well as right above the adjustment arms showing some attention to detail.

    On the side of both earcups, is a hard plastic cage of sorts, protecting a clear side panel which allows you to see through to the passive bass radiator on the inside of the headphone. (more on that later) It looks pretty cool, and puts me in the mind of the new Sennheiser HD820, with its see-thru side panels. Due to the massive price difference, I will go no further with that comparison.

    If I had one gripe, it would be with the shallowness of the earpads. While they were ample enough to comfortably surround my ears, the shallow depth meant that a good part of my ears constantly rested on the interior of the earcup, mimicking the feeling I get from on-ear headphones. I found myself adjusting the headphones ever so often to avoid this. Overall they were pretty comfortable for long listening sessions though.


    Once again pointing back to the Triple Driver-In Ears, I found the packaging of the Over-Ear model to be pretty similar, and that is to say very nice. Just like the In-Ear, the Over-Ears were packed inside of a nice flip top cardboard storage box secured with a gold plated magnet, which slides out of the outer retail box.

    Inside the storage box is a hard shell zippered storage case, which contains the folded headphones, along with the headphone cable and 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter which store in their own compartment within the case.

    Inside of the storage box there is also a separate little envelope which carries the documentation, a sticker and a drawstring carrying bag, which is a nice touch since the hard carry case may take up too much room in certain situations.

    Getting to the technical aspects of the headphones, I will mention that this model carries the Hi Res Audio Logo of the Japan Audio Society on the outer packaging, which means they meet the specs required by that body for Hi Res audio reproduction. The jury is out on what that actually means from an objective standpoint, but I won't weigh into that debate here.

    The Triple Driver Over-Ears are closed back, even though like I said before, you can see through to the interior of the headphone, and noise isolation is pretty good, even though not up to the level of a studio monitoring headphone. I was able to hear a little bit of talking from some people about 5 feet away when the music was off. I didn't hear much with the music on.

    Regarding the detachable cable, 1 MORE refers to it as: "AUDIOPHILE-GRADE DETACHABLE CABLE" and their description of it is,

    "Oxygen-free copper wire with Kevlar® core and elegant braided sheath deliver meticulous sound."

    I'm not sure about its effect on the sound, but it is braided and it is pretty tangle resistant, which is nice.

    My only issue with the cable is that it doesn't have a mic or play/pause button on it. For a portable headphone in this day and age, I consider that a must-have, since many people will be listening from their phones. I get that they are doing the audiophile thing, and a mic with controls could affect the sound, but maybe they could have included a second cable for phone use, so people could have a choice. I don't think that is out of the question for a $250 headphone.

    Now let's get to the main course. Let's talk about the "Triple Drivers" in the "Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones." According to 1MOREs website, the complement of three drivers is referred to as such:

    "40 mm graphene dynamic driver + ceramic tweeter + bass reflector deliver a hyper-realistic detailed sound stage with silky highs, precise mids, and deep bass."

    However, there seems to be a little discrepancy between this and what's on the box, because the box refers to the 40mm driver as "titanium", which I would assume is titanium coated, and not graphene, which is a form of graphite, and is typically more expensive than a titanium coated driver. This may warrant some more investigation for an update.

    Regardless of what the 40mm driver is made of, their description of the sound is pretty accurate, so let's talk about what that means in terms of...

    Sound Quality:

    I'm really torn about the sound of these headphones. I would basically describe it as the typical fun V-shaped sound signature present in many headphones today, characterized by elevated highs and lows framing a slightly recessed midrange.

    The V-Shape sound sig is popular because it sounds good with a lot of modern music, like hip-hop and electronica, but the drawback is it can sound uneven with acoustic, vocal or jazz music, and that is mostly what I encountered with these headphones.

    When I first put them on, the bass sounded really boomy and uncontrolled, the highs had too much sizzle, and the mids sounded really recessed in the mix. But after a couple of days of burn-in, constantly playing music, they really mellowed out and I was able to get a better handle on the sound, so the following descriptions come from my listening after burn-in. I also did the majority of listening connected to my LGV30 smartphone since that is what I would usually connect my portable headphones to. I also listened with the ESS SABRE quad-dac activated on the V30, along with Hi-Res 24/96 music files.

    Starting with the highs, they are really detailed and smooth, rolled off just a tad bit to avoid brightness. This is the domain of the ceramic tweeter mentioned earlier, and it really provides a good amount of detail.

    When I listened to "My Friend The Forest" from Nils Frahm's new album "All Melody", the fine detail effects coming from the mic placed inside of the piano were reproduced with stunning accuracy and delicacy, along with a nice amount of air. The decay of the piano notes were also reproduced with an uncanny realism. It was very nice.

    The highs also helped to create a nice wide soundstage with nice imaging, with all the effects and instruments hanging in their own bubble. It was almost 3D. When I listened to the same track on my go to portables, the B&W P5 series 2, it sounded flattened in comparison.

    The only issue I heard with highs on the 1MORE headphones was a tad bit of hardness reproducing really high-pitched sounds, but it didn't affect my enjoyment of the music whatsoever.

    The mids, although slightly recessed, were also very detailed and present, although they had a slight amount of veil. But overall they mixed in very well, and I enjoyed this part of the presentation as well.

    When I listened to "Tight" from Jazzmeia Horn's "A Social Call", she came across a little bit recessed in the mix, as opposed to front and center like she does on my B&W P5 Series 2s. But she sang through loud and clear although from the middle of the stage as opposed to the front.

    The bottom end is where I had mixed feelings. These things have some BASS! I mean a LOT of it. 1MOREs "Bass Reflector", which is basically a passive radiator similar to what you would see in a hi-fi speaker, resonates from the air pressure created by the movement of the 40mm dynamic driver and sends it back to the ear in the form of really deep bass tones. This results in a presentation similar to what you would get from a really good subwoofer, meaning that the bass is controlled and articulate, not boomy and sloppy. What they did with the Passive Radiator in a headphone is actually remarkable.

    The only problem with this is with some types of music, like Jazz and Acoustic tracks, it can sound like the level of the subwoofer is turned up too high, and it can be distracting. Again when listening Jazzmeia Horn's "A Social Call", the double bass sounded way too forward and aggressive, almost having a rumble instead of the normal attack.

    But with electronica albums like Nils Frahm's "All Melody" and Perera Elsewhere's "All Of This", the deep, extended, articulate, bass accented the general open detailed sound of these headphones very well. It also lent itself well to Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN", with the deep bass providing an intense rhythm that really got me moving.


    I had a lot of fun with these headphones, especially with electronica. They had me pulling out all my electronica albums and hearing them more fully than I have before. But I wouldn't call these audiophile cans for critical listening, the quantity of bass overall is too much for that. But for those who like a lot of bass, the ones who have two and three subs in their hi-fi systems, they may like these a lot. They are also well built and come with a nice carrying case to take them on the move. The sound signature will just not be for everyone.

    Here's a full list of specifications:


    Type: Over-Ear Headphone

    Name: 1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones

    Color: Titanium

    Weight: 293 g

    Wire: Oxygen-free Copper

    Cable Length: 1.35 m

    Plug Type: 3.5 mm Gold Plated

    Speaker Impedance: 32 Ω

    Sensitivity: 104 dB

    Frequency Response Range: 20-40,000 Hz

    Maximum Power: 50 mW

    Implementation of Standards: Q / WMSX 003-2016

    Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones

    Removable Oxygen-free Copper Cable

    Gold Plated 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm (1/4") Adapter

    Deluxe Travel Case

    User Manual
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    1. blue212
      Can you compare these to any other similarly priced over ears - I was thinking of the Meze
      blue212, Mar 30, 2018