1More Stylish True Wireless review: A very good-sounding true wireless headphone for less than $100 - CNET

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I don't really know how stylish the 1More Stylish True Wireless earphones are -- yes, that's really their name -- but they do sound quite good for their $100 price point, measuring up to and even beating true wireless earphones that cost significantly more.  

1More made a name for itself with its wired earbuds, the Triple Drivers, which sound great and were a good value when wired headphones were still a thing. The same clear, balanced sound found in that headphone is present in 1More's first true wireless earphones. While they may not sound quite as good as the Triple Drivers, they still sound very good for true wireless.

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The 1More logo isn't so stylin' but they don't look bad.Sarah Tew/CNET

These have more of an audiophile sound profile, with more "accurate" sound, so bass lovers may be a tad disappointed, but I liked them. The treble has some nice sparkle to it, the bass manages to go pretty deep with good definition, and the midrange sounds natural and present without being too forward. 

Of course, it helped that I was able to get a tight seal with one of the included eartips. The stabilizer fin did nothing for me -- I just jammed the tip into my ear to get a secure fit -- but I found them pretty comfortable to wear (they do stick out little) and they are relatively lightweight. While they sound a little better than the Anker's Soundcore Liberty Air ($80 at Amazon), I found the Liberty Air more comfortable to wear. That's just me -- everyone's ears are different of course -- but sometimes comfort trumps sound quality. 

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Battery life is rated at up 6.5 hours (expect closer to 5 if you listen to your music at higher volumes), with an extra 17 hours or so of battery life available from the charging case. That's a little better than what the majority of true wireless competitors are offering, with Apple's AirPods rated at 5 hours.

The 1More Stylish True Wireless easily sound better than the AirPods, which don't produce as much bass or sound as rich, thanks in part to their lack of a tight seal (no bud in your ear canal). The Beats PowerBeats Pro -- which do have an in-ear design that seals outside noise -- have bigger sound with more bass but they cost more ($250 at Amazon). Other premium models, like the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless ($300 at Amazon), may sound a little better but they also cost more -- three times as much, in fact.05-1more-stylish-true-wireless

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The case is fairly compact but not tiny. The buds and case charge via Micro USB (not USB-C) and there's a quick-charge feature.Sarah Tew/CNET

If the earphones do have a shortcoming, it's that they don't perform as well as the AirPods, Beats PowerBeats Pro, Jabra Elite Active 65t, and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless as a headset for making calls. While 1More touts that they have some noise-reduction technology -- and they worked OK for making calls -- some callers said my voice sounded a little muffled at times and they asked me to repeat what I said. 

In terms of controls, each bud has a single button that allows you to skip tracks forward and back and pause/play your music and answer/end calls. When you've paused your music, two quick clicks will get you to your voice assistant (with Bluetooth 5.0, these are compatible iOS and Android devices, as well as other Bluetooth-enabled audio devices).

There's no companion app for tweaking the sound, which was fine with me, and no extra features such as a transparency mode that allows you to hear the outside world, say, while you're running -- yes, I did run with them without a problem and they are sweat-resistant, according to 1More. 

In the end, the 1More Stylish True Wireless' somewhat generic design and noise-isolating fit won't appeal to everyone -- if you don't like having tips jammed into your ears, these probably aren't for you -- but as for sound quality and battery life, they deliver good bang for the buck. There are cheaper models out there like the Tribit X1 True Wireless Earbuds and Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo that cost half the price and also sound quite decent for the money. But these sound a little better and have better battery life.   

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