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1More PistonBuds Pro: Provide a Comfortable fit with strong ANC!

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1More’s genuine wireless rollout continues with the release of two more models: the ComfoBuds Mini & PistonBuds Pro. Both models have appealing features like as active noise cancellation (ANC), Bluetooth 5.2, customizable sound, and the smallest designs you’ve seen in the category so far. The more economical PistonBuds Pro, on the other hand, proved to be a superior purchase and one of the finest cheap wireless earbuds.

That’s not to suggest the PistonBuds Pro is without flaws. 1More didn’t spend much time perfecting their supplementary features. Some customers may be concerned about the phone’s battery life & call quality. However, when you consider the audio & noise cancellation those buds provide, some of these flaws are tolerable, especially for $69.

Meanwhile, learn why so PistonBuds Pro is among the best noise-canceling earbuds on the market.

Price and availability

1More PistonBuds Pro: Price and availability

This 1More PistonBuds Pro is now priced at £44.99 and costs approximately $69.99 and AU $115.

The earphones are available through 1More as well as third-party merchants like Amazon. There are black and white versions available.

Design and Comfort

Design and Comfort

The PistonBuds Pro exemplifies 1More’s knack for designing small, stylish wireless earbuds. An oval shape is appropriate for buds of this size because it lets them fit comfortably on the ear. You like the matte surface and reflective touch panels on the right, as well as the flashy branding (you like the gold & black color scheme). The buds are made entirely of plastic, yet the material is strong enough to prevent them from shattering if thrown from a great height. The buds are more perspiration and water-resistant than AirPods Pro thanks to their IPX5 certification.

1More didn’t pay as much attention to the charging case. The plastic design appears to be more expensive than it is, and it scratches quickly. The powerful magnets that maintain the buds docked and the lid sealed tight, and the flush pair button on the rear, are features you enjoy.

The PistonBuds Pro, unlike the ComfoBuds Mini, delivers a solid and sturdy fit. Its short-angled sound port fits into the ear comfortably, as well as the tips create a tight seal that keeps the buds in place.

They’re also quite pleasant to wear because they lay on the concha without putting any strain on it. That was OK wearing them for several hours during the day. However, you did take a break after four hours.

1More PistonBuds Pro: Specifications

  • Model: EC302.
  • Earbud Weight (Single): 4.5g.
  • Case Weight: 30g.
  • Gross Weight: 39g.
  • Earbud dimension: 17 × 18 × 21.4 mm.
  • Case Dimensions: 58 × 23 × 37.7 mm.
  • Earbud Battery Capacity (Single): 38 mAh.
  • Case Battery Capacity: 410 mAh.
  • Earbuds Charging Time: 1 hour.
  • Case Charging Time (Wired): 2 hours.

Controls and Digital Assistant

All of the touch controls are sensitive and carry out the orders as intended. Call management,  playback, volume, digital help, & listening mode activation are just a few of the options available to you. In the companion app, you may assign each of them to double-, triple-, & long-tap gestures.

When you take the buds out of your ears, its smart playback feature automatically stops the music and resumes when you put them back in.

All three assistants, Google Assistant, Siri, & Bixby, are interoperable and operate well. Most done on the Google Pixel 6 Pro, and the native assistant was incredibly accurate in capturing every phrase and voice command. Apple and Samsung’s AI bots are in the same boat.

Audio Performance and Noise Cancellation

Audio Performance  and Noise Cancellation

You’re undoubtedly interested in powerful active noise canceling if you’re investigating the 1More PistonBuds Pro. These buds aren’t the right match for you. You had to double-check that ANC was turned on while you were walking, which isn’t a good indication.

At this price, you weren’t expecting perfection, but you did anticipate some ANC. What you got was the impression that the volume was already raised without any reduction in the ambient noise.

Music is useful, but it isn’t particularly powerful. Because the bass is so feeble, songs including Foo Fighters’ All My Life fail to communicate any strength. Under Pressure by David Bowie lacked some sharp highs, while Feels Like Summer by Childish Gambino lacked some much-needed enthusiasm.

Using one of the app’s equalization settings helped a little, but it was never quite enough. The soundstage is usually narrow and feeble, rather than being expansive.

Battery life and Connectivity

1More PistonBuds Pro: Battery life and connectivity

Its 1More PistonBuds Pro does not enable wireless charging, presumably to keep prices down. Instead, USB-C is your only choice for charging. It works wonderfully, allowing you to listen for an hour in return for 5 minutes of charging.

With ANC turned off, the earphones last around 7.5 hours, and with it turned on, they last about five hours. With a charging case, you can get up to 30 hours of battery life, so you won’t have to change things as often.

Those statistics are above normal, but they loved the fact that you didn’t have to look for a power source as often over the week.

Use Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity, which has shown to be dependable and has never resulted in any dropouts. There’s also compatibility for SBC & AAC codecs, but nothing else, which is understandable considering the price.

Call quality

1More’s strength is not called quality, and this shows here on PistonBuds Pro. Several individuals said that sounded muffled during most interactions, which took place mostly outside. The mics had trouble picking up vocals clearly & allowed in a lot of background noise.

Bluetooth 5.2 performs beautifully. The bracket is approximately double that of comparable buds in this price range, with a range of 60 feet. When you remove the buds from the charging case, they will automatically connect with the last device that identifies.

Multipoint technology (pair up to two devices at the same time) and one-tap Google Fast Pair are not supported.

Conclusion

This PistonBuds Pro is a great choice for budget-conscious buyers looking for great ANC and sound in a sleek, cheap design. Will it be able to take the place of your AirPods Pro? No, but it’s unquestionably one of the finest AirPods replacements at a third of the cost. The battery life isn’t great, and the call quality isn’t great either. Nonetheless, the Piston Buds Pro’s audio and noise-canceling qualities are sufficient to please at this price point and provide them broad appeal.

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