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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize overall sound quality, the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II may be a better choice as it offers superior sound performance; however, it comes at a significantly higher price point. The 1More Triple Driver, on the other hand, is more affordable and boasts a high comfort score. The Triple Driver does not have a detachable cable, unlike the pricier Monarch Mk II. Neither model supports wireless connectivity, so if that's a deal-breaker, you might want to consider other options. Both are similar in portability and noise isolation, but if call and meeting quality are important, you might lean towards the Triple Driver which includes a microphone, a feature not assessed for the Monarch Mk II. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 1More Triple Driver
  • Very good for gaming
Advantages of the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II
  • Best in class for music
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Triple Driver
Monarch Mk II
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is best in class for music, while the 1More Triple Driver is good.


Triple Driver
Monarch Mk II
The 1More Triple Driver is very good for gaming, while the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is only fair.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

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Monarch Mk II
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 1More Triple Driver is poor.

TV and Video

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Monarch Mk II
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is very good for TV and video, while the 1More Triple Driver is good.


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The 1More Triple Driver has a price of $55 and the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II costs $999.

Build Quality

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The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II has excellent build quality, while the 1More Triple Driver has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

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The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II and 1More Triple Driver are both poor for phone calls.

Noise Reduction

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The 1More Triple Driver and Thieaudio Monarch Mk II are both only fair for noise reduction.

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How the 1More Triple Driver and the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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1More Triple DriverThieaudio Monarch Mk II
1More Triple DriverThieaudio Monarch Mk II


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August 1, 2016October 1, 2020
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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."

Thieaudio Monarch Mk II

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Audiophile On | August 2021
"No other earphone I have listened to in the past 12 months has given me as much joy as the Thieaduio Monarch MKII. One of those IEMs will make you question where we can go from here. The sound is jaw-dropping, leaving you wanting more and more. It makes you want to run through your entire music library and reevaluate. It makes you not feel bad about paying full price for them, especially in a hobby where buyers' remorse is genuine. For me, it's top tier, rivaled by a few but not surpassed."

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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.

About Thieaudio

Thieaudio is the in-house brand of Linsoul Audio, a Chinese earbud and headphone retailer specializing in what the community lovingly calls Chi-fi, that is high fidelity brands out of China. Thieaudio was established in 2019 as the creative engineering branch of Linsoul. As of today, they market three different lines of earbuds, Voyager, Legacy and the extremely well-received Monarch.

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