The headphone jack has been in a bit of a limbo as a a few smartphone makers have ditched it. However, with a majority of them sticking with it, we can safely say that it’s here to stay – at least for a while. Removing the 3.5-mm jack makes smartphones look sleek and give better design aesthetics.
With no audio jack around, the sale of Bluetooth headphones are expected to go up. With the Bluetooth headphones the audiophile doesn’t have to worry about the jack and can easily carry their music with them. So, if you were planning to invest in a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones then, you can go for the recently introduced iBFree Bluetooth earphones from 1More. The brand is renowned for its wired headphones and has now decided to grab a foothold in the Bluetooth segment as well. We used the budget friendly iBFree Bluetooth earphones for some time and here’s what we think about it.
1More iBFree are specially designed for the fitness enthusiasts out there. The wireless Bluetooth headphones are lightweight and comes with a lock design which keeps them intact during heavy workout sessions. The earphones come with neck-bend style design and are available in red, gray, green, and blue colour variants. The driver unit is made of metal and is cylindrical in shape. The device consists of moulded plastic wraps placed around the earphones, which is also part of the wingtips extended towards the top. This design makes sure that the earphones don’t come out easily. Both the ear tips and the black fins are removable and the company offers three pairs of both for comfortable fit. The device comes with IPX4 rating which makes is dust, water and sweat resistant.
The small cable of the iBFree earphones also consists of a control pod. The rubberised cable comes with a rectangular remote which will fall on the right side. The remote consists of three physical buttons and LED indicator along with the microUSB charging port which is covered with a plastic flap. You can use the first key to increase the volume and play the previous track. The second key can be used to pause the music or receive a call and the third key can be used to decrease the volume or go on to the next sound track. We were quite impressed with the design of 1More iBFree Bluetooth earphones as they are light in weight, offer multifunctional remote and are also dust and water resistant.
Coming to the sound output, the 1More iBFree Bluetooth earphones manages to deliver solid bass output with clear and crisp sound even in high volumes. The mids and highs were also well sculpted and boosted and the deep bass response further enhances the sound experience of the users. During out testing we listened to vocal heavy tracks and acoustic and enjoyed them on these earphones. Unlike the other expensive Bluetooth headphones available in the market, the 1More iBFree offers good audio reproduction with ample amount of detailing. The company claims that it can deliver up to 10 hours of battery backup on a single charge; however, during our time with the device we found it to last up to 8 hours. However, one thing which is not the high point of the device is its noise cancellation ability. The device doesn’t cut the background noise completely, which means that you musical experience will disrupted with the environmental noise. All the buttons placed on the remote works well and you can easily switch music and take calls using the device.
The 1More iBfree is a good option for those who wish to carry their music along with them while on the go. If you want a decent partner for your work out sessions and don’t want to spend a lot then you can definitely go for the 1More iBfree Bluetooth earphones which are presently selling at Rs 3,499 exclusively on Amazon. The earphones are much better when compared to the other expensive Bluetooth headphones available in the market. Apart from the design and sound experience, the multi-functional remote is an added advantage.