HIGH-CLASS
IN-EAR

E1010

1MORE

Rating

Price

8.2

130 €

Review published:

02/2019

Driver

4

per Side

1

Dynamic

3

Balanced

Impedance

32 Ohm

PZ/ES/PL

0

Sound

8

Bass

8

Mids

8.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

99 dB

8.2

Handling

8

Haptic

B

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 40000 Hz

Intro

The 1MORE E1010 is the current flagship of 1MORE and tries to convince with a 4-driver configuration (1*DD & 3*BA) and a warm, neutral tuning in the mids and highs, as well as with bass emphasis. Unfortunately, I have no comparison to its smaller brother (E1001), which is usually described as somewhat crisper and brighter in sound. But already by the presentation and haptics one has in the urine that one holds here a high-quality product in the hands, which is more competitive meanwhile also by its current price of 129 € (179 € UVP) and intervenes so into a strongly contested competitor field (BGVP DMG, IKKO OH1, CCA C16 uvm.).

Handling

1MORE wants to make an impression with the packaging and its contents and they succeed. We have a wide selection of silicone tips, 3 different sizes of foam tips, an aircraft adapter, 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapters and a hard leather box that reminds you of a luxurious cigarette box, as which it also works very well. You can't deliver much more to assessors.

The in-ears are made of aluminium and feel very valuable. But here I find the cable choice a bit unfortunate. It has a pleasant haptic due to the sheathing and doesn't tend to knot, but it's not removable and a bit thin. You have to keep the L-plug in good condition, which provides more security when the player is in your jacket or trouser pocket.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the isolation. It is above average and shields you well. The wearing comfort is somewhat limited with smaller ear canals. The external shape of the ear doesn't play a major role here, as the E1010 (QUAD-DRIVER) follows a classic in-ear concept, but the sound tubes are very wide, as the 3 BA drivers are located there. I also had to resort to the smallest foam tips. Like the silicone tips, these are not so easy to replace, because you have to buy the right size and you can't reach for a standard tip with 4.5-5.5mm opening. On the right side there is a slight driver flex.

Sound

The E1010 didn't convince me at first time. The bass was too much in the foreground for me and not really to the point. The midrange was a bit dull. Only the highs had something special from the beginning, which I haven't heard yet.

The highs are very detailed and have brilliance. They bring a lightness to the day without emphasizing even the slightest sibilants and neither becoming sharp nor piercing. All that with a fine resolution and natural tonality. All kinds of percussion cymbals buzz through the air and fine micro details are easily uncovered. This can also be done by other in-ears in the price range, but usually it sounds more direct and harder and not so relaxed, which is absolutely a matter of taste. However, the more relaxed representatives don't usually have the transparency and depth, which really makes the E1010 stand out here, as there are really few points of criticism to be found here as far as highs are concerned, for example the expansion.

While the mids sounded a bit dull and slightly coloured in the beginning, they quickly became brighter and more enlightened and after a short period of playing in, which especially benefited the bass, they became more and more convincing. On the one hand this has to do with the habituation to the signature, which goes in the direction of neutrality, similar to the Tin HIFI T2, which is much brighter and more direct, but in any case also with the daily form. Therefore I needed a long time to write this review, because I was always torn back and forth. So far, no in-ear has made it so difficult for me to form a clear opinion, because it hardly forgives the daily form. If you're fit and rested, the E1010 is really great in all aspects. But if you get a bit beaten after work and your ears get tired, the bass plays a bit too much in the foreground, which makes the neutral signature tilt. Brighter signatures are more forgiving of the current form. In and of itself, the mids, like the trebles, are very detailed and have a fantastic instrument separation. They are from the slightly darker side and don't bang the tonal facts directly into your face. They convince with an extended three-dimensionality, which is reflected in an almost deep as well as wide stage. So you have the feeling to sit in the middle of the room and get the smallest subtleties from everywhere without being served directly in the first row. That makes listening to music incredibly interesting. The mids could be a bit clearer, as they also lose their joy of playing a bit upwards.

The bass will probably divide the spirits. He has pressure and can maintain it far into the low-end. In addition it convinces with a mostly textured, organic representation of the low frequencies. Here you inevitably notice that the bass is reproduced by a dynamic driver. Sometimes it doesn't quite follow the mid and high frequencies, which consistently play out the speed of BA drivers. Nevertheless, it has the naturalness and dynamics on the plus side and the response is fast enough to accurately reproduce even fast bass passages. However, he likes to touch the midrange, which makes it warmer and gives it the feel of coloration. As already mentioned, this becomes much better with time. Nevertheless, the bass part is too much for me, which reduces the overall impression a bit. It can be a lot of fun, but with the E1010 I enjoyed music with less bass by nature, because the mids are more visible.

Outro

I think the E1010 is a good product, which also justifies the current price. But it doesn't quite correspond to my preferences, which are more in a lighter V-signature with more low bass than mid bass and foreward but peak-free mids. Details and an open, wide stage etc. are self-evident. The E1010 does damn much right and will offer many people the perfect and serious audiophile partner for everyday life. But my hearing experience is too inconstant with the E1010. Nevertheless, the highs got me and although the E1010 doesn't necessarily correspond to my listening habits, it is technically convincing, so the rating is quite benevolent. My taste is not the main issue here!

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​

1/8

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