1More Triple-Driver In-Ears

Maximum PC - - IN THE LAB - –ZS

I THINK WE ALL KNOW I’m an au­dio fa­natic. When it comes to bouncy air vi­bra­tions rum­bling my lobes, I can’t get enough of the stuff. I lis­tened to 73,520 min­utes of mu­sic on Spo­tify last year— the equiv­a­lent of 51 days. And that’s not in­clud­ing the count­less hours spent on YouTube and the like. Hav­ing de­cent headphones is vi­tal to me (and a theme in this month’s “Lab Notes,” ap­par­ently).

At home, I’m run­ning with a pair of Bey­erdy­namic DT 1770 Pros. How­ever, for my day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties, par­tic­u­larly when in the gym or com­mut­ing, I pre­fer some­thing more dis­creet and, most im­por­tantly, dis­pos­able. Sennheiser’s MX 365s are my ear­buds of choice. They fit my ears well, and the bass and tre­ble are well bal­anced. They’re also only $15, so I don’t mind break­ing or los­ing them.

When our own Alex Cox gushed over the 1More triple-driver over-ear headphones a few is­sues back, I was keen to try their in-ear equiv­a­lents. At $100, they’re hardly cheap, but boy do they come with the ac­ces­sories. There are eight sets of dif­fer­ent sized buds, two types of cable, one air­plane adapter, a leather carry case, and an awe­some pair of headphones. I can’t say that the triple-driver de­sign has a huge im­pact, but the sound qual­ity is well bal­anced and ex­cep­tion­ally crisp on the high end. I’d pre­fer there to be a touch more bass, but that’s just me, and they do pro­duce a very en­joy­able ref­er­ence sound­stage, which is to be com­mended. $100, https://usa.1more.com

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