CES 2018: 1More Triple-Driver Over-Ear Headphones

I first bumped into 1More at the 2016 Newport show. They've been focussed primarily delivering high-value with low-cost in-ear headphones for a couple of years now. ljokerl was so impressed he put the 1More Triple Driver In-Ear in his 2016 Holiday Gift Guide post.

The've also been working on over-ear headphones. I measured their MK801 initial offering and posted in my InnerFidelity Update July 2016 that they had "fairly uncontrolled and accentuated bass, and a noticeable unevenness overall."

Well, they've gone back to the drawing board and come up with something pretty novel...more expensive, but quite interesting. The new 1More Triple Driver Over-Ear headphone ($249) uses a 40mm graphene dynamic driver and a passive radiator for the lower frequency response ranges, and a ceramic tweeter for the highs. Quite an unusual combination.

I liked what I heard at CES enough to ask for a sample for measurements and potential review. One should be arriving relatively soon. Joey Thrasher tries to tell us all about it in the video...nice guy, but I don't think he has any idea what's going on inside the headphones.

View on YouTube here.

COMMENTS
Three Toes of Fury's picture

Given the overall attention to great sound, build quality, and value for their triple and quad in-ears, Im hopeful that we have a new contender for mid-range awesome-sounding headphones.

Question: are these open or closed?

Thanks for the CES reporting..as usual, most general reporting on the web from CES is pretty light in the headphone department..good to see Innerfidelity is there.

Peace .n. Living in Stereo

3ToF

Phoniac's picture

From the video that's clearly on-ear, not over-ear.

RPGWiZaRD's picture

At least the design is cool with the "supposedly" plexi glass. Seems to be the next design trend in headphones. :p Still mildly curious eventhough my hopes for sound quality/accuracy (I don't mind a bass boost personally if rest of the range is well balanced).

JacktheMac's picture

I have the More Triple Driver IEMS (with tax £80/$110. Lightening version £140/$195). Great, fast bass, clear neutral mids and sympathetic top end. Fantastic soundstage (and really nifty packaging). Best I’ve heard at this price. Worth checking out (and a Tyll review?).

JacktheMac's picture

Apologies for:
a) double posting
b) incorrect price info. Lightning version now £99/$137 in UK.

JacktheMac's picture

I have the 1More Triple Driver IEMs (with tax £80/$110. Lightening version £140/$195). Great, fast bass, clear neutral mids and sympathetic top end. Fantastic soundstage (and really nifty packaging). Best I’ve heard at this price. Worth checking out (and a Tyll review?).

dandan's picture

Triple Drive IEMs are available at Costco for $79.99:

https://www.costco.com/1More-Triple-Driver-In-Ear-Headphones.product.100...

proxy17's picture

Hi Tyll,
As always, your intuitions and reviews are the standard. I have been hesitant to get a pair of over ear cups (since you reported the 99 classics bigger pad issues), my mind was fixated on that for a while. It would be amazing if you could seal the deal on the over ear cups around the 200 to 400 range.. I'd reckon these could be a competitor once you get the review underway, given the company's track record.. That along with the new 99 classics re-review will seal the deal for mid-fi!! BTW, any update on that one yet??

Cheers and stay blessed as always

X