1MORE EVO earbuds are brand new and we’re excited to share the details with you. In fact, it’s always exciting when you discover a product whose performance exceeds your expectations and the majority of the other products you have tested. The sound from the 1More EVO true wireless earbuds is nearly flawless rivaling that of many more expensive headphones or speaker systems.
These earbuds deliver Hi-Res Wireless audio and 42dB of immersive Hybrid Noise Cancellation, six microphones (# per earbud) have a deep learning algorithm, and expertly tuned dual divers. The EVO earbuds have a frequency response from 20Hz to 40kHz, all for the affordable price of $170.
Sonically, its only limitations are a slight reduction in the relative volume at the very highest frequencies and the deepest of the base which because of the size of any earbuds (not just these) cannot be reproduced. Read more about how advicesisters.com test audio. We understand why 1More limited the high end. That’s because the high end with an earbud when too loud can be annoying.
We listened to several different types of songs. Normally we like to use “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. Wearing the Evo earbuds, we almost felt as though you were in the studio. That is partially due to the fact that this song is exceptionally well produced. However, for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana things go a little muddy in the middle. The vocals were clear and bright. For classical music and phone calls, the EVO earbuds also performed well.
Gone are the bulky earbud cases of the past. !More EVO earbuds come in a slim charging case that fits into a pocket or even a small purse. It very nicely has built-in magnets to position the earbuds properly in the case. The color choices for the coordinating earbuds and case are white or black. There is an EVO App that you can and should download once you get these earbuds working.
The earbuds themselves are some of the most comfortable we’ve tried in recent years. They’re a bit large. But once they are situated in your ears, they stay nicely in your ears. You get 28 hours or playtime on a full charge, or a super-fast 4 hours of playtime on a 15min Fast Charge.
Adaptive Noise Cancellation:
The EVO by 1MORE provides ‘Adaptive Active Noise Cancelling’ that can be toggled on or off via the 1MORE MUSIC App or at a long finger press of the earbuds. There are multiple noise-canceling options depending upon your listening environment at the moment. We didn’t test this on a bike, but the microphones will pick up any wind noise that may enter via the microphonics and automatically suppress it so your listening experience is better. In addition, unless the earbuds are on a high volume, the people around you won’t hear them.
We can’t gush about these without telling the truth about the things that annoyed us so here goes:
Pairing is a bit less than obvious. First, the case must be open while the pairing is in progress which can be a problem as the case is spring-loaded and likes to quickly close. To pair, you must press a white-on-white button between the two earbuds inside the case. This is extremely hard to see and equally hard to find by touch. But once paired, these earbuds performed exceptionally well.
The earbuds can do a lot, but the instructions are pretty much non-existent. That’s ok if you are an audiophile. Alas, the operation of the earbuds with only a press or multiple presses to get things done could be confusing and frustrating to the less technologically advanced. If you don’t find the operation of these to be intuitive, you’ll have to go online to learn more.
These 1MORE EVO earbuds are minimalist in design, but in doing so, the basic controls are rudimentary. For example, you touch the left-hand earbud to answer calls. More on that later on. Once you figure out how to do things, one nice bonus is that these earbuds can be connected to two devices simultaneously. Switch between music, online meetings, videos, and calls on the two connected devices.
In the Box:
You do get a range of tips and a USB-C cord to charge the earbuds. However, you can also charge these on a QI charger. There is a QR code and some very minimal instructions.
Dimension of earbuds：22.03 x 20.69 X 25.11 mm and Case Dimensions 66.60 x 28.61 x 38.65 mm
Earbud Battery Capacity (Single): 48 mAh Case Battery Capacity: 450 mAh
Earbuds Charging Time: 1 hour Case Charging Time (Wired): 2 hours Playtime* (ANC Off):
Earbud Fully Charged Music Playback: 5.5 hours Case and Earbuds Fully Charged Music playback: 20 hours Playtime* (ANC On):
Earbuds Fully Charged Music Playback: 8 hours Case and Earbuds Fully Charged Music playback: 28 hours
Bluetooth Range: 10m (Open space) Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth® 5.2 Bluetooth Protocols: HFP / A2DP / AVRCP Input: 5V 1A
Frequency Range: 2.400 GHz ~ 2.4835 GHz
The Bottom Line:
We are writing this for consumers. Some picky audiophiles may say 1More has other earbuds they like better. For us, we think that these earbuds will please a wide variety of consumers for a wide variety of different reasons with good sound quality in a nice package. Advicesisters.com have always been fans of 1More audio products. We think these are worth the cost. These are now available at 1more.com and Amazon.