THX Ltd. has started to certify the audio quality of in-ear headphones and two models from 1MORE have earned THX certification, which include the 1MORE Quad Driver ($200) and the 1MORE Triple Driver ($100). In addition, both are Hi-res Audio certified offering an extended frequency range up to 40,000 Hz.
1MORE’s Triple Drivers and Quad Driver models, feature patent pending design technology that allows for a full-frequency low-distortion premium audio experience using three or four separate driver components, to deliver unsurpassed clarity and dynamic power. Both include a rare-earth-element dynamic driver plus multiple balanced armatures dedicated to independent frequencies to deliver an ultra-realistic soundstage. In addition, they both feature a streamlined anodized-finished sound chamber with perfected ergonomics, which provides exceptional comfort and noise isolation in a sleek and compact design.
As with all 1MORE products the Quad Driver is expertly tuned by Grammy Winning Sound Engineer Luca Bignardi for a fully balanced and ultra-realistic soundstage. Deluxe Accessories Include: MEMS Microphone, iOS and Android Compatible Controls, 9 Ear Tip Sizes, Leather Carrying Case, ¼” and Airline Adaptor, and Matching Shirt Clip.
What is THX Headphone Certification?
For a headphone to obtain product certification, THX engineers complete hundreds of scientifically-formulated tests to ensure the highest audio standards possible. The rigorous certification program gives special attention to interpreting high frequency correlation, improving dialog intelligibility, and low frequency extension.
In addition, THX ensures nominal balance deviation between the left and right channels to create a well-transferred and well-balanced audio signal. The tests look for sufficient sensitivity levels to achieve a premium level of audio output, while maintaining minimal distortion at the required sound pressure level. THX engineers also look for virtually no crosstalk between channels in order to ensure the device will accurately reproduce the complexity of the spacial sound.
“We chose to seek certification with THX because their qualifications are stringent. We have extreme confidence in our product’s performance so we welcomed a trusted audio brand to edify our own rigorous testing procedures,” said 1MORE Chief Brand Officer, David Kellogg. “We share a common goal of ultra-realistic sound reproduction and look forward to pushing that envelope.” Kellogg added.
The partnership between THX and 1MORE marks the beginning of THX’s Headphone Certification program, which gives special attention to interpreting high frequency correlation, improving dialog intelligibility, and low frequency extension. With this new product certification offering, THX stands with the top brands in portable audio to offer assurance of a headphone’s state-of-the-art capabilities in the ever-growing headphone market. For a headphone to obtain product certification, THX engineers complete scientifically-formulated tests to ensure the highest audio standards possible.
“While the abundance of products available in the portable audio marketplace can be overwhelming, consumers can count on THX Certified 1MORE headphones to deliver truly suburb audio experiences,” said Peter Vasay, SVP of Technology & Operations at THX. “We are very excited to launch our Headphone Certification program with such a respected and innovative brand.”
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