BUDGET
IN-EAR

Version

4.2

Battery

7 h

Reach

10 m

E1001BT

1MORE

Rating

Price

7.9

99 €

Review published:

04/2020

Driver

3

per Side

1

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

32 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

7.5

Mids

8

Trebles

Sensitivity

n/a

7.8

Handling

8

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

n/a

Intro

1MORE, who also like to give XIAOMI a hand with design issues, is a well established brand. They don't have the largest selection of products, but they do have high quality, which I personally find better than an overwhelming selection. Every product has its own character and functionality. For example, we have a dual hybrid (E1017), triple hybrid (E1001), or even one with 4 drivers (E1010). There are a few others, mainly Bluetooth representatives.
Exactly such one is the subject of this article: the E1001BT (BT 4.2). The successful triple-driver model E1001 got with this one some time ago a Bluetooth brother in neckband format with LDAC.

(LDAC = SONYS's High-Res-Chip, which should have enough bandwidth to match the wired transmission - this allows you to enjoy Lossless for example FLAC files)

In addition, it is just as potent when it comes to codecs: aptX, aptX HD and AAC.

Handling

Bluetooth and the neckband. I'm not quite sure what to make of it yet. In normal everyday use I can still live with it, but during sports I find the clatter on my neck a bit annoying. I prefer a TWS.

The in-ear, which are very attractively designed and made of metal, are connected to the neckband with a cable, as usual in this construction. Apart from the neckband, which is certainly a matter of getting used to, the E1001BT is very comfortable to wear. Due to the almost overwhelming choice of tips, there is certainly something for everyone, but you should choose carefully. More about this in the SOUND section. If you like you can achieve an almost complete isolation.

The 7 hours battery life should be enjoyed with caution. With moderate volume and without LDAC this is about right, but the playing time shrinks almost to half if you use the Lossless chip.

Otherwise, we have a beautiful box with sketches of the E1001BT (as with the E1010) and the development process. It is nice to look at and nobly processed. Also included is a USB-C charging cable and a nice bag.

Sound

According to the manufacturer, the E1001BT is basically the same in-ear as the E1001 only with Bluetooth. However, the bass has been raised a bit. Seriously? Why?

Too little bass is probably the last thing you can accuse 1MORE products of! It's been a while since I reviewed the E1010 (quad), but I have a similar problem here as I had back then and that's bass fatigue. At the beginning you think to yourself: Yes, what a punchy, fun bass with a good deal of depth, although a bit mellow and sluggish. Let's rock! But after a while you say to yourself, yes, the bass is still really good and powerful, but slowly it's getting too much for me. The trick here is the right handling with the included tips, or maybe your own selection. If you use too small tips, which allow the earphones to go far into the ear, you cover the hole for the air supply of the dynamic driver. But this has an immense effect on the bass of the E1001BT. If it is covered by the ear, or a tip, you have a real bass cannon. The sub-bass and the kick are then really impressive, but the bass also gets bloated and the signature becomes increasingly discoloured as a result. Unfortunately, it's not precise enough for that. In contrast to my other listening habits, I tend to use the silicone tips on the E1001BT, preferably some that don't completely isolate. Then I still have a great bass, but better dosed and without the exhausting basshead factor. In addition the signature clears up.

Let's take the silicone tips as a starting point, because if the bass gets even more powerful, you can figure out for yourself what happens.
The mids are similar to those of the E1010, but they are a bit more crisp and energetic. They are behind the bass and treble, but have a nice resolution and richness of detail. They also appear quite natural, even if they can't stand up to the bass, no matter how hard you try to tone it down. This makes voices recede, albeit to a reasonable extent, and they sound more voluminous than they should. This causes the clarity to be somewhat lost, which is really appealing without any bass influence. Nevertheless, the mids have joy of playing and are energetic and dynamic.

Also the trebles have great similarities to the E1010 and are for me also with the most coherent range of the E1001BT and this by their unexcited manner and yet natural presence. They manage to stand out without consciously forcing this. No sharpness, no sibilants and yet straightforward, transparent and with a love of detail. I like them. You could still work on the extension and add a little more airiness, but then that's also due to the bass foundation.

The E1001BT reveals a more intimate stage, but within that the instrument separation works quite well. But when it gets a bit more hectic, the sound gets a bit blurred.

Outro

Bassheads beware. The E1001BT could be something for you. The bass hits really hard and has a strong draft. The whole thing can even be boosted, but I'm already fed up with the open silicone version. Technically, the E1001BT also has a lot of potential for optimisation, as it reacts very well to changes in the frequency response. Sooner or later I have symptoms of fatigue and the neckband is certainly not everyone's cup of tea.
However, the E1001BT is and remains a warm all-rounder that can really be fun and also partly meets audiophile demands, but this is certainly not its core business.
Due to the switched on LDAC the sound is unmistakably more defined (with this I also rate the sound), but the feature goes clearly on the playing time.

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

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Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

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CHI-FIEAR © 2020 by David Hahn

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