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1MORE Stylish Dual-Dynamic Driver BT review: A fashionista’s fantasy!

Asian Age 2019-06-09 10:53:00
 With the Stylish, one of the primary focuses of the brand is to appeal to an audience who places fashion and style as high as performance.

Stylish neckband style earphones by 1MORE offering enough of audio quality that not just rival, but best others in its price range.

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1MORE over the past few years have established themselves as a brand that offers a solid product line-up without having you break the bank. The 1MORE iBFree Sport is a headset which I really enjoyed and has recommended it quite a few people and the result is very happy consumers. Since then, the brand has dropped banger after banger and all of its products have achieved immense degrees of success.

The 1More Stylish Dual-Dynamic Driver BT was launched earlier this year and like most of the brand’s products, 1MORE has collaborated with Grammy award-winning producer, mixer, and sound engineer Luca Bignardi to perfect the final tuning of the earphones. As the name suggests, these Bluetooth earphones are from the brand’s Stylish series and while its other products do look great, these are aimed at the fashion conscious.

For the uninitiated, the Dual-Dynamic Driver earphones were first sold as wired earphones and in a bid to gain a wider consumer base, 1More has now launched a Bluetooth version of the product. The wired Dual-Dynamic Driver is a strong seller for the brand and hence couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add a wireless variant to it.

Having used the 1MORE Stylish Dual-Dynamic Driver BT for a fair bit, here are my thoughts on the product.

Design, Build

1MORE traditionally has paid a lot of attention to audio quality and these earphones are no exception. With the Stylish, one of the primary focuses of the brand is to appeal to an audience who places fashion and style as high as performance. Based on the colours these earphones come in, it is obvious that it’s designed for the fashion conscious who aren’t afraid to flaunt their style and these earphones offer enough style quotient to draw enough attention and stand out even in a crowded room. For those who are more reserved, there is the Black variant which may suit your taste.

The Stylish is neckband style earphones that have a similar design to the immensely popular OnePlus Bullets wireless. It comes with a shape memory steel neckband that provides the wearer with a sensory experience as to how the soft and lightweight neckband sits on the nape of the neck. A feature I loved here is that the Stylish is quite light and once they’re in your ears you can just forget that they are there.

The left end of the band features the controls such as the multifunction button and a dedicated power/play/pause button. There are just two buttons here giving you a very streamlined look.  At the back of the buttons, there is the MicroUSB charging port and it’s a shame that 1MORE missed out on adding a Type-C port here considering how expensive it is. Lastly, the microphone is also located in this unit and works like a charm with the person on the opposite end being able to understand everything clearly.

The earbuds come with 45-degree angled ear-fittings that allow them to rest easy in the ear cavity and have a locked-in fit without worrying that they will pop out. 1MORE has paid special attention to the in-ear monitors and have added a soft, skin-friendly silicone ear tips that provide a relaxed yet snug fit even during prolonged usage. This is not just done for comfort to the wearer but also to ensure that sound doesn’t leak out. 1MORE has added a frosted PE SR tube to the stem that helps in providing additional durability. The outer portion of the earbuds features ABS material that has been vacuum plated for a glossy finish. Overall, the attention to detail on the styling isn’t just for aesthetic purposes but to ensure that you get the best possible experience every single time you use it.

The biggest selling point of these earphones is definitely the dual-drivers that re found here. Apart from being light in weight, they also come with enough technology that makes them worth the pretty penny they sell for. Over here we find a Titanium Diaphragm alongside a Daikoku Copper Coil and a Daikoku Copper Coil and Graphene and a PET Diaphragm. 1MORE states that the coaxial dual-dynamic driver design ensures a balance between the small diameter chamber resulting in premium sound quality. A back-to-back antistrophic coil layout helps to offset magnetic interference and keep the sensitivity high. An antistrophic coil layout also assists in maintaining the consistency of the sound wave propagation from the different diaphragms so you can enjoy the superior audio performance. What this essentially means is that one driver targets the lower frequencies while the other takes care of the higher ones. The end result is a pair of great sounding earphones.

Even though 1MORE managed to add all this impressive hardware in the Stylish, it still managed to make it look pretty and in the end, anyone who uses it will end up stating that they just don’t look good but sound great as well.

Performance

The 1MORE Stylish Dual-Dynamic Driver BT isn’t just a pretty looking earphone as it comes with performances to match. While they don’t come with massive drivers that are found on some of its rivals, the earphones are solid performers and provide plenty of oomph. Having used the 1MORE Triple-Driver earphones, these don’t match up in comparison but they do offer an audio quality that not just rival; but best some of the other earphones in its price bracket.

When listening to EDM or Rap, these beauties offer quite a bit of punch with there being a solid bass response thanks to the passive noise isolation. Speaking of noise isolation, these babies are pretty great in this department as they manage to block out the din while commuting; which is saying quite a lot if you do understand Mumbai traffic. While the bass response is on point, the mids tend to get a bit muddied and I feel this is the only real drawback to this 1MORE option. I paired these earphones with an iPhone and to get the most out of it, I had to crank the volume all the way up. These aren’t as loud as some of the options available out there but if this isn’t an issue, then you get yourself a pair of fashionable, solid performing earphones. With that being said, these aren’t for the audiophiles out there and are intended for the casual listener who wants an above average performance.

The battery life on the 1MORE Stylish Dual-Dynamic Driver BT is by far one of the best I have had the opportunity to test. The brand claims that it can last for up to 6 hours on a single charge but in my experience, I managed to get close to 7-hours to my surprise; which I found very impressive. Battery life is subjective and it can matter from individual to individual based on the volume level and so on. Another great feature thrown in here is that it supports fast charge. A mere 10-minute charge will give you up to 3-hours of listening.

These earphones come with Bluetooth v4.2 and allow you to be as far away as 30-feet from your smartphone. I found this to be more or less accurate and did not notice any connection drops when I was at a bit of a distance from my iPhone while working out.

Verdict

The 1MORE Stylish Dual-Dynamic Driver BT retails in India for Rs 5,499 and these neckband-style earphones are definitely aimed at the fashion conscious. With these babies, 1MORE has successfully launched a product that not just looks great but has an audio quality to match. These earphones are a fashionista’s fantasy as it can be worn as a fashion accessory as it comes with beautiful, soft colours paired with stunning metallic accents. Personally, when it comes to earphones, I care as much as how they look as much as how they sound and with this option, I get the best of both worlds. The biggest USP here is its dual drivers and 1MORE have nailed it with its audio performance as you can use it for whatever genre you fancy and get the most wonderful sound imaginable. With 1MORE having won over the audio market in the past with their range of earphones, the brand is now gunning for the fashion conscious and with these, the brand definitely has gotten a winner.