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1More Single Driver In-Ear Headphone review: Music to the ears

The new earphone offers a balanced sound with rich resolution without breaking the bank

Anirban Roy 16 July 2017, 9:34 PM
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The 1M301 comes in a combination of red cable and back ear modules to offer a funky look

The 1M301 comes in a combination of red cable and back ear modules to offer a funky look Image: Anirban/T2 Online

Audio maker 1More may not have created a 'great sound' in India yet, but it has certainly won a decent goodwill in the OEM segment. The California based company has created Xiaomi’s Piston and Hybrid in-ear headphone.

Keeping the market trend in mind, the company has rolled out a series of affordable in-ear headphones, and the 1M301 Piston aka Single Driver is the latest among them. With a price tag of Rs 2,799, the earphone comes in a great compact package.

The product comes in a hard-bound matte finished box in black and red combination with a lustrous product shot over it. Inside, you will find the headphone along with different-sized ear cups and a neatly-packed pouch.

The Single Driver comes in a combination of red cable and back ear modules to offer a funky look. The company has used aerospace grade aluminum over the drivers to offer an expensive look. The red-coloured cord is clad in a kevler fabric to offer a long life without any tangle. The translucent silicon cups also help the earphone to offer a complete look.

We paired the headphone with an iPod Touch and tried different tracks across genres. While watching videos on Vimeo and YouTube, we found the sound quality quite impressive with proper voice and audible background. The most impressive thing about the headphone was its sweeping effect of sounds, which might make you feel as if you are sitting in a theatre.

While trying audio tracks in different audio formats, we found the voice output of the headphone rich. The sound remained quite full, ringing and smooth.

Not surprisingly, the Single Driver offered some decent bass output too, without exaggerating the output quality.

What’s more, the Single Driver packs a microphone too, so that you can take calls between your listening time. The call quality is quite good, which makes it a good package for smartphone users.

After a prolonged use, we can say for sure that the 1M301 Single Driver is a great performer offering a balanced sound with rich resolution without breaking the bank.   

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