1MORE PistonBuds Pro once again presents family-style classic elements to consumers. The noise cancelling performance of PistonBuds Pro is much stronger than that of 1More ComfoBuds Pro. After comprehensively considering the product strength of 1MORE PistonBuds Pro, I think this earbud is worth recommending.
1MORE PistonBuds Pro specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.2 with AAC
- 90ms gaming latency
- IPX5 waterproof rating (rain and sweat proof)
- 5 – 7.5 hours playtime on a full charge (ANC on/ off)
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 4 times
- Comes with 3 pair eartips, USB-C cable, English manual
- $52 – Check price on AliExpress, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, other Amazon countries
DESIGN, COMFORT AND BATTERY LIFE
1MORE PistonBuds Pro innovatively adds a CD textured panel to the top of the charging case. This CD textured panel gives the earphone a more light perception. Under different lighting angles, the panel will show unpredictable textures like a CD. The CD textured panel and the classic solid color design make the charging case of this earbuds show the beauty of a simple but not simple industrial design.
The earphone cavity decorative board adopts the plate dip dyeing process, which retains the delicate CD pattern, and this design will not affect the earphone antenna signal. Although this earphone is equipped with an active noise cancelling module, its weight is well controlled, with a single earbud weighing only 4.5g. Coupled with the ergonomic in-ear design, this earbud is very comfortable to wear. Even if you wear it for a long time, there will not be any squeezing or pain in the ear.
The battery life is average, yet good enough for average daily use: the PistonBuds Pro delivers up to 5 hours of playtime and 20 hours of comprehensive battery life with ANC on. When ANC turned off, the 1MORE PistonBuds Pro can reach up to a very respectable 7.5 hours of playtime and the comprehensive battery life can reach 30 hours when used with the charging case.
And the earbud supports fast charging, charging for five minutes and listening to songs for one hour. In addition, 1MORE PistonBuds Pro also supports IPX5 waterproof, so it can be used in sports sweat or light rain.
CALLING AND GAMING LATENCY
Call performance and sound transmission delay have always been two major pain points in the use of true wireless headphones, and 1MORE PistonBuds Pro has a good performance in both aspects. PistonBuds Pro uses a single earbud dual microphone + DNN (deep neural network learning) intelligent algorithm call solution. The multi-microphone brings more noise data at the physical level, and with intelligent algorithms, the earphones can filter out more noise during calls, thus ensuring that users can get better call quality during use.
Due to the limitations of technical characteristics, true wireless earphones will have some latency in transmitting sound. Under normal circumstances, the latency of most true wireless earphones will be around 150ms, and 100ms can achieve non-inductive latency. 1MORE PistonBuds Pro is optimized for mobile game users, and the sound transmission latency is as low as 90ms. For this purpose, I also tested it with Game For Peace. In the game, the sound and the game screen will not appear out of sync, and you can get a very good gaming experience.
APP AND CONNECTIVITY
1MORE PistonBuds Pro equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 technology, pairing is very smooth and simple, and the connection can be realized by opening the cover. The touch mode of the earphone is the touch operation on both sides. The default function is to double-click on any earphone to answer/hang up, play/pause, triple-click to start the voice assistant, and press and hold for 1.5 seconds to switch the listening mode. More functions can be set in 1MORE MUSIC APP.
Users can customize and personalize functions such as music play/pause, answer/hang up, mute, etc. in the 1MORE MUSIC APP according to their own preferences. You can also switch between multiple listening modes at any time according to your environment. (depth noise cancelling/anti-wind noise/transparency mode)
In addition, some white noises suitable for sleep aid are preset in the APP: summer rain, campfire, drizzle, thunderstorm and breeze.
NOISE CANCELLING EFFECT
Regarding its QuietMax doubly-fed active noise cancelling performance, it brought me a huge surprise. I have worn it in and out of various public places, shopping malls, supermarkets, vegetable markets, and streets. Its noise cancelling can basically cope with most daily environments.
When wearing 1More PistonBuds Pro in the office and turning off ANC, this earbuds can already filter the surrounding noise (such as the sound of typing on the keyboard). After turning on ANC, the noise cancelling effect of this earphone is particularly obvious in the subway car. PistonBuds Pro can filter out the continuous low-frequency noise in the car while retaining some vocal frequency bands of 500-1000Hz, so that users will not miss it. The sound of the subway station.
The noise cancelling amplitude of QuietMax double-fed ANC can reach -38dB, which will not bring any strange feeling to your hearing. If the headphones are muted, you will hear a little bit of noise around you, but as long as the music in the headphones sounds, the whole world will immediately quiet down, except for the music, only you.
In addition, the earbuds also provides anti-wind noise function. There is a lot of wind noise when going out, especially when riding, the wind noise has already drowned out the singing. Although many noise cancelling headphones have ANC function, they do not have anti-wind noise. Even if the noise cancelling mode is turned on, the wind noise is still there, and this function of 1More PistonBuds Pro is particularly practical. After turning it on, the wind noise is much smaller, almost inaudible.
SOUND QUALITY OF 1MORE PISTONBUDS PRO
1MORE PistonBuds Pro’s newly upgraded 10mm full-range aviation titanium dynamic driver follows the aviation titanium metal composite diaphragm of the classic PistonBuds, which highly restores the charm of the scene. Solid bass, full vocals and rich details, precision acoustic design brings a wide sound field and a clear and balanced hearing.
1MORE PistonBuds Pro’s full elasticity in the low-frequency part is still a little bit like the tuning trend of pop music. I picked a few songs that I am familiar with:
For example: BTS, BLACKPINK, AESPA and other K-POP combinations. The rhythm makes people have the desire to dance with it immediately, as well as the shock sense and the sense of surround brought by the low frequency. Adele Adkins’ voice is highly recognizable. The sound is ethereal, with unique penetrating power and a wide range of voices.
1MORE PistonBuds Pro has a sense of volume in the low frequency part that can satisfy the R&B and HIP-HOP music styles. After the noise cancelling mode is turned on, its algorithm can also greatly avoid the negative pressure and noise floor caused by active noise cancelling.
Of course, if you don’t like the default sound style of 1MORE PistonBuds Pro, you can adjust the sound style of the headphones in the 1MORE MUSIC APP. The APP provides 12 sets of style sound effects carefully adjusted by Sonarworks to meet the different listening habits of users, allowing users to find the sound they want.