1MORE SonoFlow is a product that once again combines HiFi and noise cancellation since the launch of triple-unit over-ear wired headphones in 2016. It has the characteristics of LDAC decoding, Hi-Res Audio dual authentication, wired and wireless dual mode, QuietMax dual-feed intelligent noise cancellation and so on.
1MORE SonoFlow specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC/LDAC codec
- 40mm dynamic driver + DLC diaphragm
- 50-70 hours playback (ANC ON/OFF)
- QuietMax double-fed intelligent noise cancellation
- $79 – Check latest price on AliExpress, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany or other Amazon countries
01/ Sound Quality
1MORE SonoFlow is equipped with a 40mm diamond-like dynamic driver and a thinner and more rigid diamond-like diaphragm. The frequency response can be extended to 40kHz, which can reveal richer musical details. Android mobile phone users are advised to turn on high-resolution audio in the bluetooth settings to obtain LDAC lossless decoding, and the blessing in sound quality will be very obvious.
In terms of sound style, the three-frequency distribution of 1MORE SonoFlow is evenly distributed, and the overall sound characteristics are relatively full and round. In particular, the sibilance of the vocal part is well controlled, and there is no particularly harsh sound. Usually listening to pop music, jazz and other music, as long as it is not a heavy metal style music, can bring a clear and warm sense of hearing. In my opinion, this is also a tuning style that is more pleasing to the public’s listening preferences.
With the support of LDAC lossless decoding, listening to Tsai Chin, Faye Wong, G.E.M.’s songs with this earphone, the sound is very delicate. The mouth shape and imaging of the vocals are accurate, some soft breathing sounds are also clearly distinguished, and the song is rich in information.
In terms of classical music, when listening to “Der Tod und das Mädchen”, although the sound performance of the headphone is not gorgeous, the details are clearly explained and the sound positioning of the instrument is accurate. This is where I think this headphone is the most catchy in terms of listening. The disadvantage is that the control of the headphone is slightly weaker under large dynamics, the low frequency is slightly loose, and the elasticity is general.
For the sound field, when listening to the albums “Hotel California” and Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged in New York”, the horizontal sound field of this headphone is relatively wide compared to some closed headphones of the same price that I have heard before. . It can better restore the atmosphere of live music, which is also one of the advantages of large-sized dynamic headphones. Overall, the sound quality of the 1MORE SonoFlow in over-ear headphones under $120 is decent and doesn’t disappoint.
02/ Active Noise Cancellation
1MORE SonoFlow noise cancellation headphones are equipped with self-developed QuietMax noise cancellation technology. Both the left and right headset cavities are equipped with feed-forward and feed-back dual microphones, combined with intelligent algorithms for instantaneous noise cancellation, the maximum noise cancellation can reach 35-40dB.
From my experience in the past few days, 1MORE SonoFlow’s noise cancellation effect on the mid-frequency and low-frequency bands is very satisfactory. When using the headset in the office, the voice of my colleagues and the sound of the mechanical keyboard became very weak. Play a piece of soothing light music to instantly isolate you from outside noise.
The advantage of a relatively large amount of noise cancellation is that it allows me to focus more on my work. However, in the afternoon, I found that it is easy to make people sleepy, so it is not suitable to wear noise cancellation headphones for a long time in a relatively quiet environment. Of course, this may vary from person to person.
In a very noisy subway, the low-frequency noise cancellation effect of this headset can eliminate most of the noise without affecting the sound of station announcements. Headphone control at about 50% volume can be very quiet and immersed in the music. In general, the 1MORE SonoFlow is absolutely OK in terms of noise cancellation, and it is no problem to use it during daily commuting and business trips.
The weight of the 1MORE SonoFlow is 250g, and the earmuffs are well wrapped. The protein leather earpads on the head beam and earcups are very soft. The extension and folding angles of the headphone are very large, which can basically meet the wearing needs of users with different head types.
Compared with the comfortable wearing experience, the button feel of the headset is relatively poor. The feel is relatively hard, and the “click” sound of the physical buttons can be clearly transmitted into the ears. But fortunately, this will not have a bad impact on the experience of using the headset (sound quality, noise cancellation).
04/ Battery Life & Charging
In terms of battery life, unlike TWS earbuds (the battery capacity is too small), the battery life of general over-ear headphones is relatively long. 1MORE SonoFlow has up to 70 hours of music playback battery life when ANC is turned off, and 50 hours of battery life when ANC mode is turned on.
Judging from my usage in the last week, a single charge of the headset can easily meet the needs of a week of commuting, and even for long-distance international flights, there is basically no need to worry about battery life. In addition, the headset also supports fast charging, charging for 5 minutes and listening to songs for 5 hours, which fully meets the needs of music lovers.