1More Quad-Driver In-Ear Headphones

San Diego based company 1More saw great success with their flagship Triple Driver IEMs ($99.99) and decided to add one more (!) balanced armature in creating their newest Quad Driver IEMs ($199.99), which will be released in late March.

The Quad Drivers will consist of three balanced armatures and a single Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) dynamic driver. (For reference, the Triple Drivers contained two balanced armatures and a single titanium dynamic driver.) As with all 1More products, the Quad Drivers were tuned by Grammy Winning Sound Engineer Luca Bignardi. Judging from the enthusiastic crowd at their booth, 1More’s fanbase seems to be continually growing.

Watch this video where David recaps the Triple Driver and introduces the Quad Drivers:

Watch on youTube here.

Three Toes of Fury's picture

'nother great posting Jana!!

After seeing alot of good buzz about the 1more triple drivers i picked up a pair this year and Ive been very pleased with them. Great build quality, fit, and most of all sound.

Its cool to see that they are expanding their line and tackling quad drivers. Ill be blind buying the new quads the day-o-release as i think this company really exemplifies what i look for most of all: high-quality-sound-products-at-fair-prices.

Peace .n. Living in Stereo


julian67's picture

It's time they changed their name to 3More in honour of the use of 3 more drivers than is really necessary for a reasonably good, modestly priced IEM.

I have some 1More/Xiaomi dual drivers (hybrid BA and dynamic) and several pairs of 1More/Xiaomi single driver IEMs. I also have some dual driver Shure SE425 (2 X BA) and some single driver Shures (SE215) and some dual driver Samsung IEMs (2 X dynamic). The number of drivers is most definitely not what defines audio quality. For what it's worth, in my opinion, the best of the above is the Shure SE425 (2 X BA). Next is the Shure SE215 (single dynamic), followed by the Piston 3 (single dynamic) or Samsung (dual dynamic). The dual driver 1More has some good points (nicely made, good microphone and inline controls) but sound quality is not one of them.

I suppose we'll eventually see budget 5, 6 and 8 driver IEMs which still don't sound as good as a really well implemented single or dual driver model from less fashion conscious manufacturers.


ktmracer's picture

I totally agree that quantity of drivers has very little to do with sound quality, but I am absolutely positive that the Triple driver is far and away 1more's best iem. I prefer their Single to their Dual (which I felt was a let down). That being said, I am extra excited about the quad driver. If it offer any improvement at all over the triple, it'll be a winner! If it doesn't I'll continue to buy Triples.

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sybil's picture

This looks fabulous. Many times I heard that ear buds are harmful to one's ears but still some companies were trying to advertise their products as harmless (glad you aren't doing this here). Actually, it matters not what type of earphone or earbud is used, if it is played at too high a volume, the listener runs the risk of tinnitus (often occurs first), and then temporary hearing loss, and then permanent hearing loss. Tinnitus is self evident, temporary hearing loss often expresses itself as feeling of stuffiness or fullness of the ears that goes away with time if there are no new exposures. The level of 85 dBA is recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as an exposure limit for a daily dose. But that level is not "safe" as between 8 and 12 percent of those exposed will develop a material hearing impairment within the first five years of exposure that will then slowly develop into a handicapping hearing loss if the exposures continue. A "safe" level, as reported by write my essay pro experts, is 75 dBA. The 1.1 billion who WHO states are at risk of developing hearing loss and tinnitus due to their personal listening devices, be they smart phones or music players, would not be if their exposure to music levels were at 75 dBA or below.

The ear can not be conditioned to loud noise. That is an old wives' tale that I last heard from an artillery instructor at Ft. Sill, OK in 1971. Ears don't become conditioned, they develop hearing loss. It's as simple as that.

How to listen to music levels safely? As stated in the article, set the player to 1/3 to 1/2 of full volume. If it doesn't' sound good enough it's probably due to missing bass. To get bass requires a tight seal, whether using earphones or earbuds. With earphones, it's a matter of finding the right pair and typically it will be those that fit over the ear rather than rest on them. With earbuds, it will typically be those that provide different sized fitting tips and the selection of the largest tip that can be worn comfortably. Better yet, with earbuds, a custom-molded plug will fit better and last for years.

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