If the 1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones look familiar to you, there's a good reason for that. Last year, I reviewed the 1MORE Triple Driver BT In-Ears (read it here), which are seemingly close to identical, at least as far as the design goes. Make no mistake, though—after looking beyond their exterior, it quickly becomes obvious that these two pairs of wireless in-ear headphones are vastly different in many key areas.
The most obvious is the number of built-in speaker drivers. As their name suggests, the 1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ears sport "only" two speaker drivers: a standard dynamic driver and a single balanced armature. The Triple Driver BT has two balanced armatures. Balanced armatures are regularly used in hearing aids with the purpose of increasing sound clarity. To get a bit more technical, they use an electronic signal to vibrate a tiny reed that is balanced between two magnets inside a tiny enclosure. The motion of the reed is transferred to a very stiff aluminium diaphragm. In a hybrid setup, such as that of the 1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC, where a balanced armature is combined with a dynamic driver, the balanced armature takes care of high frequencies.
While the 1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ears lost a balanced armature, they gained something potentially much more important: active noise cancellation. 1MORE opted not to use an existing ANC solution, with Sony's and Bose's solutions being the predominant ones. Instead, they developed their own and gave it two "strength" levels adjustable by pulling on a dedicated lever, yet another addition that wasn't available on the Triple Driver BT. With a competitive price of $110 and the fact that they check most of the boxes for anyone after a pair of wireless headphones, the 1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones seem like an interesting proposition. In this review, we'll examine if that really is the case.