1More has been building a name for itself over the past few years for building relatively affordable headphones that still have a good amount to offer. Recently, we reviewed a pair of true wireless headphones from the company, with good results. Now, 1More is back with the 1More Piston Fit in-ear headphones.
At $40, the headphones are super affordable — but how much do they sacrifice in order to hit that price point? We put the 1More Piston Fit headphones to the test to find out.
The 1More Piston Fit headphones aren’t all that unique in their design, but that’s not necessarily a terrible thing. The headphones come in all black, and feature a neckband-style design — though the actual neckband is really just a cable. On either side of the neckband, there’s a small module — with the left-hand side housing what we assume to be a battery, and the right side a three-button control module. Also on the right is a small MicroUSB port — though we wish 1More opted for USB-C here.
Sure, the design is boring, but at $40 it’s hard to expect the ultimate in design anyway.
In the box, apart from the headphones themselves, you’ll get a MicroUSB charging cable and a total of four pairs of ear tips, including the ones that come pre-installed on the headphones.
Because of the fact that the controls and battery are housed separately, the actual earbuds are pretty small — and that helps make for a pretty comfortable fit. That said, we recommend experimenting with the different ear tips in the box to find the ones that best fit your needs.
In-ear headphones are never the most comfortable headphones, but as far as they go, these ones aren’t bad at all.
As with any pair of headphones, the most important thing to consider is how the headphones sound — and thankfully, these headphones sound pretty good. Sure, they’re not amazing, but for the price they’re not bad at all.
The bass response was relatively deep and powerful, however there could have been a little more bass extension. Most of the time, bass was able to punch through a mix, but there were plenty of times when it felt a little thin.
The mid range is fine, but nothing to write home about. The low mids are relatively warm, while there seems to be a bit of a high mid boost — which is common in budget headphones. It wasn’t over the top though — and certainly not distracting while you’re listening to music.
The high-end response on the headphones was pretty good, which was nice to hear. Sure, a little more high-end extension would be welcome here too — but for a pair of headphones in this price range, they generally offered a good amount of sizzle in the upper frequencies.
The 1More Piston Fit headphones connect to your listening device through Bluetooth 5.0, and we found that they retained a good connection without any major issues.
The battery life, however, was a little lackluster. It sat in at 8 hours on a single charge, which isn’t great. Other neckband-style headphones often offer more than 8 hours.
The 1More Piston Fit wireless headphones actually have a lot going for them, especially for a pair of headphones in this price range. They offer a decent design, comfortable fit, and a relatively good sound-quality.
Considering what they have to offer, we would argue that if you’re looking for a pair of neckband-style headphones in this price range, these headphones are the way to go.
In fact, considering their good value for money, we’re awarding these headphones the Headphone Review Bronze Medal.