I’ve reviewed my share of earphones with dynamic and armature speakers as well as a combination of both technologies, known as hybrids. What’s interesting is that hybrids are becoming more and more popular, especially within the last year or so. The thinking is that hybrid earphones offer the best of both worlds—the warm bass of dynamic matched with the clarity of armature speakers. Some hybrid earphones I’ve reviewed are more successful with this approach than others. 1more has been working in this audio marriage business for a few years and has released a new 4-Driver model—the 1More Quad Driver earphones.
The Quad Driver earphones are an extension of 1More’s current Triple Driver earphones that they’ve become known for (not to mention their Triple driver over-ear headphones!). Having four drivers is the equivalent of having four speakers in each ear dedicated to highs, mids, and deep bass.
Each earphone’s THX certified sound chamber contains a carbon dynamic driver plus 3 balanced armatures and has tungsten textured accents that are designed for premium comfort and sonic spaciousness while also helping to eliminate ear fatigue.
45° oblique angled ear fittings should match anyone’s ear canals for a secure fit, noise isolation, and enhanced sound stage. The Quad Driver earphones are tuned by Grammy winning sound engineer Luca Bignardi.
For controls, a built-in chip automatically identifies which smartphone, tablet, or computer’s operating system is being used making it easier to make phone calls, control volume, and adjust tracks. A MEMS microphone is used to deliver exceptional talk quality.
The 1More Quad Driver earphones sell for $199.99 US and come with a gift box, leather traveling case, 9 ear tip sizes, ¼” and airline adaptors and a matching shirt clip. Visit 1More for more information.