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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 1More Sonoflow is a more budget-friendly choice with good overall sound quality, wireless capability, and longer battery life which makes it suited for everyday usage and travel. It also supports the LDAC codec offering high-quality wireless audio. The Focal Elex has superior soundstage and overall sound quality, along with an open-back design desirable for critical listening in quiet environments. However, it lacks wireless features, microphone, active noise cancelling, and is heavier, making it less versatile but a better choice for audiophiles focused on sound fidelity in a controlled setting. If you prioritize versatility and value, go for the Sonoflow; for top-notch audio quality at home, the Elex is preferable. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 1More Sonoflow
  • Very good for air travel
Advantages of the Focal Elex
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.2
Sonoflow
Elex
7.7
The Focal Elex and 1More Sonoflow are both good for music, though the Focal Elex is somewhat better.

Gaming

5.3
Sonoflow
Elex
6.9
The Focal Elex is only fair for gaming, while the 1More Sonoflow is poor.

Phone Calls

5.0
Sonoflow
Elex
4.3
The 1More Sonoflow and Focal Elex are both poor for phone calls, though the 1More Sonoflow is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.0
Sonoflow
Elex
7.1
The Focal Elex is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 1More Sonoflow is only fair.

TV and Video

5.7
Sonoflow
Elex
8.3
The Focal Elex is very good for TV and video, while the 1More Sonoflow is poor.

Noise Reduction

8.3
Sonoflow
Elex
2.5
The 1More Sonoflow is very good for noise reduction, while the Focal Elex is poor.

Battery

40.0 Hours
Sonoflow
Elex
N/A
The 1More Sonoflow has 40 hours of battery life. The Focal Elex does not have a battery.

Cost

$64
Sonoflow
Elex
$749
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The 1More Sonoflow has a price of $64 and the Focal Elex costs $749.

Build Quality

8.5
Sonoflow
Elex
9.0
The Focal Elex has excellent build quality, while the 1More Sonoflow has very good build quality.
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How the 1More Sonoflow and the Focal Elex compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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1More SonoflowFocal Elex
1More SonoflowFocal Elex

GENERAL

Price
$64
$749
Brand
1MoreFocal
Release Date
September 1, 2022December 1, 2017
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.2/107.8/10
Phone Calls Score
5/104.4/10
Gaming Score
5.4/106.9/10
TV and Video Score
5.7/108.4/10
Exercise Score
6.3/104.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
40 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
NoN/A
Charging time
1.3 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesNo
Noise Reduction Score
8.4/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
YesN/A
iOS App
YesN/A
Mic Quality
6/10N/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/108/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
267.6 Grams450 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedN/A
Waterproof Rating
00

Shopping

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1More Sonoflow

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Headphonics

Michael | January 2023
"The SonoFlow is cheap and fun, without going too far into being overly warm or annoyingly grating, or sharp sounding. The ANC features are lovely with strong app integration and excellent battery life."

Focal Elex

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Golden Sound

Golden Sound | October 2021
"The Focal Elex are an excellent pair of headphones for the money and a great all-rounder that will suit many tastes. They’re an easy recommendation for anyone looking for something comfortable, well built, that looks good, and will work with just about any genre."

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About 1More

Music lovers, young or old, frugal or affluent, deserve to hear music as it was meant to be heard, as the artist intended it to be heard. Everyone deserves to hear more. That’s how 1More, a China based company, describes their mission. Their products are all tuned by Luca Bignardi, a sound engineer who’s worked side by side with artists such as Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini and Andrea Bocelli, in an effort to offer premium quality audio devices at midrange prices.

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