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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 1More Triple Driver earbuds offer a great balance of quality and affordability for those who are budget-conscious, delivering impressive sound for their price point. They are portable and ideal for on-the-go listening. On the other hand, the Focal Elex headphones are geared toward audiophiles looking for premium sound quality, with a larger soundstage and more detailed audio reproduction. However, their higher cost and bulkier design make them less portable and more of an investment. Consider the Triple Driver if you need versatility and value, or the Elex if your priority is the highest sound fidelity and you don't mind the additional cost and size. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 1More Triple Driver
  • Very good for gaming
Advantages of the Focal Elex
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

8.5
Triple Driver
Elex
6.9
The 1More Triple Driver is very good for gaming, while the Focal Elex is only fair.

Phone Calls

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

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
Triple Driver
Elex
7.1
The Focal Elex is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 1More Triple Driver is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Triple Driver
Elex
8.3
The Focal Elex is very good for TV and video, while the 1More Triple Driver is good.

Noise Reduction

6.0
Triple Driver
Elex
2.5
The 1More Triple Driver is only fair for noise reduction, while the Focal Elex is poor.

Cost

$55
Triple Driver
Elex
$749
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The 1More Triple Driver has a price of $55 and the Focal Elex costs $749.

Build Quality

8.3
Triple Driver
Elex
9.0
The Focal Elex has excellent build quality, while the 1More Triple Driver has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.9
Triple Driver
Elex
7.7
The 1More Triple Driver and Focal Elex are both good for music.

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How the 1More Triple Driver and the Focal Elex compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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1More Triple DriverFocal Elex
1More Triple DriverFocal Elex

GENERAL

Price
$55
$749
Brand
1MoreFocal
Release Date
August 1, 2016December 1, 2017
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.9/107.8/10
Phone Calls Score
5.1/104.4/10
Gaming Score
8.6/106.9/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/108.4/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Mic Quality
7/10N/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.3/109/10
Comfort score
10/108/10
Size
SmallN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
9 Grams450 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedN/A

Shopping

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1More Triple Driver

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Sound Guys

Adam Molina | April 2022
"For under $99 USD this has a good sound that, when paired with the build quality and design, makes for a solid pair of everyday buds. Should you get them? If you’re tired of buying cheap earbuds and want to treat yourself to something a little nicer, I say go for it."

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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