True Wireless has become stylish. Walking around completely liberated from cables gives you a peaceful, carefree glow. Unless you’re on a call, in which case you look like a lunatic talking to yourself. But that’s neither here nor there. True Wireless technology is becoming more reliable and more affordable. The 1More Stylish True Wireless is a perfect example, offering solid technology for 100 bucks. What can you expect in terms of sound, fit and functionality? Let’s take a look in this 1More Stylish True Wireless Earbuds Review.
1More Stylish True Wireless Earbuds Review
IN the BOX
No complaints here. Comfortable fit and great sound isolation. The ergonomic rubber hooks on the side of the buds sit securely in the contours of your ears (various sizes available). So, I was never worried about them falling out. And unless you’re a heavy sweater, these buds are suitable for running or hanging upside down.
Controls and Functionality
Single buttons on both sides of the earpieces allow you to control the usual functions: play/pause, track skipping, call answering, and voice assistant activation. However, the Stylish True Wireless doesn’t offer any volume control from the buds. So, take out your phone, and there’s your exercise for the day.
The Stylish True Wireless boasts 7mm dynamic titanium composite drivers. Sounds serious.
You’ll get a total of 24 hours of charge from these buds. And you can listen for 6.5 hours at a time before having to put them back in the case for charging. That’s pretty long by for true wireless technology. The Stylish True Wireless employs a Micro-USB connection for charging. (Charging cable is included in the box).
Bluetooth Version and Supported Codecs
The Stylish True Wireless supports Bluetooth 5, which is the latest version and provides improved transmission and fewer dropped signals. It also supports high resolution codecs, including AptX for Androids and AAC for iPhones.
Calls and Calls Clarity
Call clarity is excellent on these buds, partly thanks to the ENC (environmental noise cancellation) technology that minimizes noise from the surrounding environment.
The other nice feature is the ability to use just one earpiece for phone calls. I won’t name names, but I own a pricey, top-of-the-line true wireless model. And they’re great, but I have to keep both buds in my ears to conduct a call. And because the earbuds block out sound, I find myself yelling on the phone, thereby inviting all sorts of nosy folks to listen in on my conversation.
The bass is bigger than my love handles after Thanksgiving. Fat and forward leaning, the bass takes center stage when listening to pop. And these buds get super subby when listening to hip-hop. In fact, I felt my ass vibrate. So, already you can tell that this sound signature is ideal for modern genres. But rock fans who love a warm and juicy low-end (that’s what he said) may appreciate the richness offered by these buds. At the same time, it doesn’t offer the cleanest sound, and acoustic bass instruments lacked the nuance and delineation necessary for classical and jazz genres, for example.
Although you’ll get some midrange presence, it’s a bit scooped out in parts, and the lower mids feel overshadowed by the bass frequencies at times. Vocals sit a touch forward on certain tracks as well. So even though these buds give some body to big rock and pop-rock choruses, the Stylish True Wireless offers more of a dynamic feel, where the lows and highs are accentuated within the mix. In terms of clarity, it’s not the most well separated sound on the planet. But for the price, it’s decent. Still, if you’re looking for an ultra clean sound that works well for folk music or any acoustic genres with heavy arrangements, then you might want to consider another sound signature, like the one offered by AKG’s Galaxy Buds.
Listening to strings, there was more smoothness than transparency, which nonetheless, felt pleasing to the ear. And female vocals in this range hit a nice balance between airiness and richness, making for a colorful vocal performance. In terms of pop and rock, you can expect some crispy percussion, adding to the speed and energy of the track. At the same time, there’s no sizzle, and it’s not an overly bright sound signature. So, these buds avoid fatiguing the ears.
Though the Stylish True Wireless may not have particularly vast soundstage, I was impressed with the imaging for the price point. Instrument placement felt precise in terms of height and width, making for a reasonably holographic experiences.
In terms of fit and reliability, these earbuds get the job done and then some. And while the sound signature may not be suitable for every genre, if you listen to a lot of pop, hip-hop and modern music in general, the Stylish True Wireless is a perfect choice. Add to that great call quality, and you’ve got a solid deal.
I’d give it the full 5 skulls if the sound signature was more versatile.
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