To begin with, let's give you a little information about what these earbuds contain:
- Titanium Composite dynamic driver: Balances powerful bass and exquisite detail to deliver Music as the artist intended it to be heard.
- Fast and stable connection: integrating Qualcomm chip with aptX and AAC compatibility provides a rock-solid connection for an optimized level of audio excellence.
- Extended playtime: experience up to 6.5 hours of non-stop enjoyment on a single charge and extend it to 24 hours with the included charging case. Fast charge capabilities enables 15 minutes of charge time for an additional 3 hours of use.
- Groovy Colorways: Add a splash of color to your earbuds thanks to the NCVM (Non-Conductive Vacuum Metallization) color process which provides both long-lasting colors and sleek metallic finish.
- Environmental noise cancelling microphone: mems Microphone With DSP technology filters out the ambient noise effectively for crystal clear phone calls.
What's in the Box?
- 1More Stylish True Wireless Earbuds;
- Micro USB charging cable;
- Additional earbuds to assist with the best fit for sound quality;
- User manual in several languages.
The case is rather small and somewhat egg-shaped and about the same size. For a normal pocket, these will easily fit with hroom to spare. On the back side of the case, you have your charging port, in this case, it is Micro USB. To open, there is a button to press on the front side that will release the hinge and cause the top to pop open. As might be expected, when it opens, you have your left earbud on the left and the right is, surprisingly, on the right.
Turning On and Pairing
When you take them out of the case, they should turn on automatically. If they do not, put them in your ears, then click and hold the buttons on top of each one for about 3-4 seconds. They will announce that they are powered on and then give you a battery status.
In my case, I paired mine with an iPhone, and it could not be simpler. When you open the case and take them out, the earbuds will pair themselves together. If pairing doesn't automatically initiate, simply hold down the button on the top of the earbud on the right for a couple of seconds until it says "pairing." On a similar note, you can pair these individually so that you can use only one at a time. To pair the left one, just hold down the button on top of the earbud on the left.
I cannot stress this enough. It is important in order to get the best sound on these, you need to make sure that you have a good seal. Some people will get these earbuds, try them out, notice the earbuds don't fit correctly, and send them back claiming the sound quality is not good. However, this is true with any wireless earbuds, you need to try out different eartips to find the one that seals your ears the best to achieve the best sound quality possible. When you have a good fit with these earbuds, the sound will shine. It will be rich and full and very pleasing to the average listener. Again, with htrue wireless earbuds, even for earbuds twice this price, an audiofile will not be happy with them because the wireless earbuds don't have the capacity to handle studio quality recording and sound. But for non-audiofiles, these will be very pleasing.
It took me a couple of times using these before I finally decided to try different eartips. While the ones that came on it were good, they were not as good as I had expected and I was, to be honest, a bit disappointed with the sound. However, once I did try out different eartips, I was instantly much happier with the sound. Funnily enough, I got the best sound when I reversed the original eartips that came on the buds. They seem to fit much better after the switch, and the sound was instantly improved.
When these first came out, they were already good, but one thing was missing. There was no volume control. However, I then read that I needed to download the 1more Music app on the app store. Of note, there is more than one app from 1More. Make sure for our purposes to download the 1More Music app. After some trial and error, I was able to update my firmware, and not only did it add volume control, but it also greatly improved the sound. Now, I consider these to have a great sound with plenty of punchy bass and very pleasing mid-range and treble.
The buttons on the earbuds now control everything. To play, pause, or answer a call, double click the right earbud. to summon your voice assistant (Google or Siri), double-click the left earbud when sound is stopped. To move to the next song, click and hold the right earbud button for about two seconds. The previous track is done with the left earbud. To raise the volume, click the right earbud once. To decrease, click the left one. It is very nice and simple once you memorize the controls, and it works every time.
I have used these for phone calls on occasion, and no one has said they can't hear me. However, I would say these are okay at best. You can sertainly be heard, but there are better earbuds out there for making and taking calls.
1More Stylish claim that you get 6.5 hours with the earbuds and an additional 3 recharges with the case before they will need to be charged again. So that pretty much ensures that you will not run out of juice during the day out and about. I have never run out of battery, and when the battery starts getting low, the earbuds will speak a warning to you. I am very satisfied with the battery for these.
As mentioned above, I find the sound on these to be very rich and full. These are not the loudest earbuds I have used, but they should be plenty loud enough for anyone to enjoy their music without being overwhelmed by outside sound sources. There is no active noise cancelling on these which is another reason why it is necessary to find the best fitting eartips. For the price, I think the sound on these is extremely excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend these to anyone.
Despite how easy the controls are to use and the excellent sound quality, I cannot give these a five star rating. Most of that has to do with the way these fit in your ears. While you can get a good fit, I don't personally like the way that these stick out from your ears. It's not that they stick out a ton, but I am a little nervous when walking around that if I bend the wrong way or if I run into something just right, that these could be pulled out of my ears. I think with their design that these have a greater risk of this happening than other earbuds I plan to review in the upcoming days.
However, if this is not a concern to you, then I do highly recommend these earbuds. At the time of posting, I am going to put a link to the Amazon US store where these are around $75.00. For that price and all of the features that you get, plus the fact that 1More still makes upgrades to improve controls and music quality, I have no hesitation in giving these a solid 4.5 stars.