Gaming headphones can cost from 3 to 10 thousand or more. 1MORE Spearhead are premium headphones, so their price tag is closer to the top bar. But they have several important pluses and one significant minus. Let’s take a closer look and find out if they are worth the money and who they are suitable for.
Case and design
Appearance 1MORE can be described with the words “typical gaming”. A bit of futurism, changing lighting, a headband with a thoughtful fit and large soft cups. These headphones have it all.
The headband is a steel frame with a padded faux leather headband underneath. Everything else is made mostly of plastic. It’s a bit unusual for a company that’s made in-ear headphones before.
entirely made of metal. For example, Triple Driver and Quad Driver.
The bowls are plastic and covered with a soft material. They are large in size and are able to completely close the auricle. The cups themselves rotate to fit the fit, but their mounts are fixed so the 1MORE doesn’t fold up for transport. These are definitely home headphones, moreover, they are wired. They connect via USB cable or 3.5 mm jack, and the headphone cable is disconnected.
VR in the model name does not speak of special features for virtual reality. This mark only means that the headphones are comfortable to wear with VR headsets such as HTC Vive Cosmos or Oculus Rift S.
The left earcup has a micro USB port and a 3.5mm input. Both cables are also included. A little higher on the same bowl are the control buttons: turn on / off the microphone and volume / bass. A slider is used for the microphone, and the bass and volume are controlled by a wheel: in normal mode, it makes the sound louder or quieter, and if you press the wheel, you will get control over the bass.
The microphone is the hole on the right cup. But 1MORE has made an effort to ensure that this does not affect the design. Both bowls have a long tube that runs straight through the plastic lid. On the left there is a plastic nozzle, which symbolizes the presence of a boom microphone. In fact, it is not in the headphones, but there is a simple built-in one.
The 1MORE case is not waterproof, so the headphones are best used indoors only.
- Headphone type: On-ear;
- Frequency range: 20 Hz — 20 kHz;
- Max. power: 20 mW;
- Impedance: 32 Ohm;
- Connector: USB, 3.5 mm jack;
- Microphone: Yes;
- Noise canceling: yes;
- Cable length: 1.3m;
- Weight: 324 g.
LED lighting in 1MORE headphones is a design element. The logo, discs on each of the bowls and a plastic overlay for the microphone glow. The microphone glows only when the sound in it is turned off. This is done so that the user can always quickly understand that the interlocutors do not hear him.
By default, the backlight color is red, but if you install an application on your computer, you can change it. You can choose lilac, green, white, blue and other colors from more than 16 million options, but only one can be used at a time. But there are several modes: constant backlight, slow blinking or pulsation accelerated or slowed down.
Music sounds good on Spearhead headphones. Low frequencies are deep, but not too loud. High frequencies sound clear. The middle also does not fall through, and tracks of different genres sound full. In heavy multi-instrumental compositions, each instrument is clearly distinguishable, and even the maximum volume does not distort the sound.
In recordings of academic works, a drawback of the plastic construction becomes noticeable — touching the bowl with a finger resounds inside the earpiece, interrupting the sound. A slight static noise is heard when the sound is turned off.
In games, an imitation of 7.1 functions (a subwoofer and seven speakers from different directions). This effect cannot be called perfect, since sometimes sounds are heard from an incomprehensible angle. But in general, it creates a feeling of immersion in the atmosphere of the game. If you connect a voice conference, then the sounds are clearly distinguishable, and even in it you will not miss the game dialogue.
Most models of gaming headphones, for example, ASUS ROG Delta and ASUS ROG Strix, use a boom microphone, also known as a “gun”. This is a directional microphone. 1MORE uses the same built-in microphone found in conventional headsets. It is much weaker and gives a muffled sound as if it is being caught from a great distance. In conferences, compared to the ROG series microphones, it lacks sound depth and volume. Even in voice messages, there is a feeling of flat sound.
Despite the lack of a microphone, 1MORE Spearhead is great for gaming, watching movies and listening to music. These are excellent computer headphones, which, unfortunately, should not be taken out of the house. Their price is slightly overpriced compared to their counterparts, but in general, you will not regret this choice.
- Good sound quality;
- Effective lighting;
- Rugged construction.
- The presence of a wire;
- Omnidirectional microphone;
- Lack of protection against moisture;
- High price.