BUDGET
IN-EAR

Version

5.0

Battery

7 h

Reach

10 m

E1026BT

1MORE

Rating

Price

7.7

70 €

Review published:

04/2020

Driver

1

per Side

1

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

n/a

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

7

Mids

7.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

n/a

7.5

Handling

8

Haptic

B

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

n/a

Intro

With the E1026BT 1MORE delivers a very round and harmonious TWS in-ear, which does not necessarily meet audiophile demands, or is technically as high quality as the E1001BT, but is a very good all-rounder and is limited to the essentials.
However, I find the E1026BT somewhat expensive in comparison.

Handling

The E1026BT, or also called Stylish True Wireless, is a pure TWS BT 5.0 in-ear that can handle all common codecs.

First of all, the included tips are very modest, at least as far as I'm concerned. They are too soggy and not firm enough. The E1026 seems to me a bit too clumsy for these tips to achieve a good grip. The inner earhooks help there as well. If you take foam tips with a small opening, the wearing comfort and the isolation is perfect, but not everybody has something like that at hand.

The advantage of the E1026BT is the versatile and above all very stable connectivity. You can use the two in-ears in the classic stereo mode, where they always recognize each other when both are switched on. You can also use both independently of each other, whether only left or only right.

The operation is done by a small button on the top of the handset. I don't think this is a clever solution, because the pressure resistance is a bit too high and you always have to hold the whole earpiece in your hands, so that you don't push it out of your ear when you press it. Nevertheless, the operation is very intuitive without failures, or function lottery, as with some touch models.

The charger case is handy and can fully charge the E1026BT 3-4 times, which means we could listen to music for over 24 hours.

The box is smaller than the E1001BT's but has also nice graphics on the inside. A USB-C charging cable and a nice bag are also included.

Sound

The E1026BT sounds like a typical dynamic IEM and is slightly leaning towards the Harman curve. This means we have a raised bass, as well as pushed lower and mid trebles in a quite pronounced V-signature.

In contrast to the E1001BT, the bass has been tamed. It is pleasantly soft and warm, with a good punch. It doesn't play quite as deep and is more at home in the mid-range bass, but still dynamic and not bloated. He focuses more on quantity than quality, but still there is not too much to complain about. It could be tighter and more textured, and could be even bigger in the sub range, but it's fun and not overloaded.

The mids are more withdrawn than on the E1001BT, but don't go under. Vocals are velvety soft and have a quite natural timbre. Nevertheless, they are a bit too warm and body-hugging, but they are not too much distorted. The tuning of the E1026BT is very safety conscious and so there are no unwanted sonic outliers or exaggerated hardness in the mids. Long-term test passed without any problems and in contrast to the E1001BT I can handle the bass better here, even if it's not quite on the same quality level.
The mids don't have a special feature, but they do a very solid job and one likes to listen to them.

The highs are in no way inferior to the mids. No detail monsters, or blessed by an overwhelming resolution and transparency, but they do a very good job. They make sure that the music remains exciting and has enough room to unfold. There is no metallic undertone or sibilant emphasis. Entirely sufficient for the application area.

The stage even turns out amazingly large, especially in direct comparison to the E1001BT. The separation is also better and we get a really harmonious 3D image, which has its strengths more in the panoramic view.

Outro

The E1026BT is a good TWS in-ear that has very pleasing sound characteristics and will make it easy for many listeners, as it is also very forgiving when it comes to musical input. It will not overwhelm anyone with details, but will always provide enough to have fun listening to music. In addition, it is very comfortable to wear and also a long-lasting favourite due to its warm and relaxed signature. It's a bit expensive for my taste and the included tips might cause some problems, but all in all a very round product.

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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