Previously, I tested some wireless earbuds from 1MORE, but today another very interesting model called 1MORE ColorBuds came to my review.
From the name, it is easy to guess that the earbuds are made in a large number of different colors. But besides this, they received a large number of useful functions, which I will talk about in a detailed review.
In terms of price, the new 1MORE ColorBuds will set you back around $90. But will this model be able to deliver the same high level of sound quality and wearer comfort as other brands’ flagship earbuds?
The 1MORE company produces only high-quality products and devices with a low price level will not be possible. But if you look at the technical side of the ColorBuds model, the TWS earbuds have a fairly wide list of interesting features. These include a Qualcomm processor, ENC dual microphone, support for aptX and AAC codecs, IPX5 sweat and splash protection, and much more.
Before talking about all the functions and sound quality, I suggest starting with a review of the appearance and equipment.
1MORE ColorBuds: Specifications
|Driver unit:||Balanced Armature driver|
|Bluetooth protocol:||aptX, AAC, SBC|
Unboxing and packaging
A typical size box from 1MORE, where the earbud pattern, model name, and main features are located on the front. For example, this is the presence of a Qualcomm processor, a balanced armature driver, support for fast charging, and more.
Inside the box, I found the earbuds themselves and the charging box. The kit also includes a Type-C charging cable, a set of silicone ear tips, and of course, instructions.
For its price, the package looks good. I especially liked the quality of the materials. If you look at the ear tips, they are very soft and fit well in the ear canal. But now let’s tell a little about my impression of the build quality and materials used.
Design, assembly, and materials
Before telling how the 1MORE ColorBuds earbuds are assembled, I want to note that there is a wide range of color options. They are black, gold, green, and pink. Each color is very individual and has its own unique shade.
I have no particular complaints about the assembly since the TWS earbuds are assembled efficiently and without any problems. The same applies to the materials used, they are made of high-quality soft-touch plastic, which is pleasant to hold in your hand and fits well in the ear canal.
But not the entire body is made of soft-touch plastic, and on the front surface, there is an oval plastic made of glossy plastic. As for me, she gives the earbuds a certain style.
If we talk about the comfort of wearing, then I have no strong complaints here. I could wear earbuds for hours without any problems and my ears did not get tired. It is also worth noting that the weight of one earbud is only 4.1 grams.
On the outside of the earbuds, you can see a blue and red LED indicator, touch controls, and a hole for microphones.
On the inside of the case, there are magnetic contacts for charging, an infrared sensor for automatic detection of the ear, and a sound guide of the correct shape for the anatomy of the ear. On the side face, it is not difficult to see the channel designation – left or right.
When it comes to water resistance, the ColorBuds has achieved IPX5 standards. This means that the earbuds will not be afraid of sweat and splashes, but they cannot be soaked in water.
A few words about the charging box, in the case of the 1MORE ColorBuds model, the case is made of glossy plastic. Calling it highly practical would be problematic, but it looks much prettier. But this is until the moment until the charging box has accumulated scratches and other abrasions.
On the front, there is an LED indicator that indicates the level of the remaining charge. And on the back, there is a Type-C port for charging.
In general, the build quality of the box itself is at a high level. The lid opens without any backlash and I have no special complaints, except for the glossy plastic.
I would also like to tell you that the 1MORE ColorBuds model has a much more compact size and weight, both for earbuds and a box. This way, you can easily put the charging box in your jeans pocket. This is probably the first compact model from 1MORE. Since earlier the earbuds were much larger in size and weight.
Connection, delay, and control
The 1MORE ColorBuds earbuds have Bluetooth wireless connection with version 5.0. This means that energy consumption is minimal and coverage is broader than in previous versions.
Also, earbuds from 1MORE received a modern Qualcomm processor, which works in conjunction with the aptX, AAC, and SBC codec. During my testing, the latency during music playback was minimal. The same goes for watching videos on YouTube. While playing games, I’d like to see a little better latency.
In terms of signal quality and coverage, I could safely wear the earbuds up to 15 meters away from the signal source. In the subway, the signal was picked up steadily and well.
The negative side of the earbuds is the limited functionality of the touch control capabilities. For example, with a double-tap – play, pause, hang up or hang up. And a triple tap brings up the voice assistant function on your smartphone. Of course, it lacks the functions of switching tracks, as well as adjusting the volume.
Sound and microphone quality
1MORE ColorBuds are not just stylish and youthful earbuds in appearance, but also the manufacturer has equipped a reinforcing emitter.
Honestly, the armature driver sounds much more interesting than the dynamic driver. Therefore, I liked the sound quality of the ColorBuds model.
For example, the earbuds received nice and massive bass. But other times, the mid and low frequencies play very cleanly and without any wheezing.
Each musical instrument stands out well, and the vocalist’s voice sounds loud and clear.
The sound quality is difficult to compare with modern wireless earbuds that have a dynamic driver installed. Since the armature driver is much harder to manufacture, in practice it plays many times better than the dynamic driver.
In terms of microphone quality, I liked the CVC 8.0 noise reduction performance. In quiet places, there will be no problems during a conversation, but in noisy places, CVC 8.0 technology will cut out extraneous noise and focus on your voice. In practice, the interlocutor heard me clearly even in noisy places.
Battery and charging time
Each 1MORE ColorBuds earbud has 55mAh installed. This battery capacity will be enough for listening to music on a single charge for up to 6 hours.
The charging box received 410 mAh and the total battery life with the case will be about 22 hours. The result of battery life is quite good and for daily commuting to work or exercising in the gym – this figure will be enough.
The other positive side of the ColorBuds is fast charging. For 15 minutes of charging the earbuds, you can get up to 2 hours of listening to music. Also, charging the earbuds through the Type-C port will take up to 85 minutes.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
1MORE ColorBuds are versatile earbuds that are suitable not only for sports but also for daily use.
Thanks to the ergonomic design and lightweight, the earbuds can be worn for a long time.
The sound and microphone quality is quite high and I think the ColorBuds is exactly right for its price.
On the downside, I can mention the weak functionality of touch control, and I would also like to get an active noise cancellation function.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Now the price of 1MORE ColorBuds is $93.74 with a 25% discount. But starting August 24, you will be able to purchase this model at a good discount for $89.99.
I can definitely recommend the earbuds for purchase, since they have a good and rich sound, and minor flaws are not so critical.