CES 2020: 1MORE Launches Three New Bluetooth Earphones, Two Featuring Dual Drivers & ANC

1MORE True Wireless ANC In-Ear Headphones

1MORE is one of the audio brands that we admire, and it’s for a reason. It consistently makes better sounding earphones, both wired and wireless, than the competition at relatively lower prices.

We were left impressed with the company’s Stylish TWS true wireless earphones when we reviewed them, but we wish it had a USB Type-C port and better looks. Well, looks like our wishes have been heard. The China-based audio firm has announced a follow-up model that promises not only better audio quality but also active noise cancellation. There’s a USB Type-C port as well as wireless charging.

The company has also unveiled a set of truly wireless earphones for fitness enthusiasts and wireless headphones with active noise cancellation. Let us have a look at all three earphones.

1MORE True Wireless ANC Headphones Have Dual Drivers, Wireless Charging

The company’s 1MORE True Wireless ANC Headphones have two drivers (one homegrown balanced armature and one titanium dynamic driver) in each earbud for powerful audio. The headphones also use Qualcomm’s latest Bluetooth 5.0 chip for AAC and aptX wireless audio codecs and true wireless (no master-slave) connection to the smartphone. They also feature pending a THX certification.

More importantly, the company’s new true wireless headphones have active noise cancellation technology. It combines two microphones on each earbud and a DSP to actively cancel unwanted noise from the surroundings to offer clean audio listening experience. However, it remains to be seen how well it works when compared to similar solutions from Bose and Sony, which are considered to be the best in the industry. There are two levels of ANC and one mode that lets ambient noise through to the user.

Other features of the earphones include infrared sensors for auto music pause (no auto play), touch controls on each earbud, a button on each earbud, quick pairing, support for voice assistants, a USB Type-C port for fast charging, and Qi wireless charging (5W). Battery life is pegged at 6 hours on a single charge when ANC is turned off and 5 hours when ANC is turned on. The case provides three additional charges to take the combined battery life up to 22 hours.

1MORE React True Wireless Headphones Feature Punchy Sound, Voice Commands

1MORE React True Wireless Earphones

1MORE is also launching workout-focussed true wireless earphones that will compete directly with Apple’s PowerBeats Pro. They feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, AAC wireless audio codec, and an independent DSP for always-on voice commands detection. So, you can say things like “play”, “pause”, and “skip” to control music playback without a need to physically touch the earbuds. Voice commands for volume control can also be issued.

The earphones use large, 14.2mm audio drivers for a punchy sound. The 1MORE last five hours on a single charge, and combined with their case, they last up to 24 hours. The case also features a USB Type-C port and fast charging. There’s no support for wireless charging, though. As expected from most workout-focussed earphones, the 1MORE React True Wireless Headphones feature sweat and water resistance. The lack of aptX codec could hurt some buying decisions, though.

1MORE Dual Driver ANC Pro Wireless Headphones Feature Bluetooth 5, Active Noise Cancellation, LDAC, AAC, 20-Hour Battery Life

The company also unveiled its new wireless over-the-ear headphones. The 1More Dual Driver ANC Pro Wireless headphones use a design that offers improved comfort compared to their predecessors. Plus, it uses a Bluetooth 5.0 chip from Qualcomm that supports LDAC and AAC, perfect for listening to higher resolution audio from Android and iOS devices. There’s active noise cancellation, too, two drivers (balanced armature + dynamic driver) on each side for balanced and powerful audio.

They have a claimed battery life of 20 hours on a single charge. If you keep the ANC feature turned on, battery life numbers reduce to 15 hours. There’s support for fast charging via the built-in USB Type-C port. Other features of the headphones include support for AI voice assistants on connected smartphones or tablets, IPX5 certification for water resistance, audio pass-through mode, and noise cancellation (ENC) while talking on voice calls.

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