1More Aero Earbuds Review
1More Aero Earbuds
Teacher’s Comments: Perfect for the golf course
I like music on the golf course. I just don’t want to hear your music.
I also don’t think you want to listen to mine (I am more likely to be listening to a podcast or book as I walk).
Fortunately, there is a solution to this shared-space conundrum: headphones.
One of the best I’ve found for use on the course is the pair sent by 1More: The Aero True Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones.
The best part of the earbuds is that the Aero’s Active Noise Cancelling in general, and the Wind Noise Reduction in specific are fantastic. When wearing them, I can tune out all distractions and concentrate fully on the shot at hand.
I’ve found that the Aero manages that noise reduction without the weird occlusion effect that I get with some other earbuds.
Also important is that the Aero stays secure both during my swing, and as I traverse the fairways. I’m a walking golfer, and I walk fast. I routinely finish rounds in under three hours. If you are a person inclined to running for exercise, I think they would stay in place.
Finally, the Aero has some nice basic touch functions that eliminate the necessity for digging my phone out of my golf bag. Through the 1More app, I set it up so a double tap stops or starts play; triple tap left lowers volume (L=Lower); triple tap right increases volume; and a long hold cycles through the noise cancelling modes.
I know other earbuds do more; I don’t need more. More often is less.
The Aero has five noise cancelling modes:
- Wind Noise Resistant mode to help filter out microphone interference
- Adaptive ANC mode to automatically detect the right level of noise canceling depth based on the ambient sounds around the user
- Transparency Mode that keeps the real world at their fingertips to clearly hear important travel announcements, all without removing the earbuds.
I tend to keep mine on Adaptive, unless — like yesterday — there is a lot of wind on the course.
It also has a “smart loudness” feature, which 1More says provides “a richer, more complete listening experience even at lower volumes with AI automatically compensating for many of the missing details both at high & low frequencies.”
For music specific adjustments, the Aero has twelve “studio-grade EQ presets from Sonarworks” available through the app.
If you don’t like the presets, you can create custom EQs through the app. I did a preset for podcasts, and it works really well.
Indeed, the Aero is by far the favorite headphones I have had for podcasts and books. With the popularity of podcasts and audio books these days, they should market them as such.
Another thing I really like about the Aero is how quickly it connects to my Pixel phone. I take them out of the case, and by the time I’ve got them in my ears, they’ve connected. The connection is also very stable, and has not yet dropped.
As with all of similar earbuds I’ve seen, the Aero comes in a nice little case that has a battery pack for recharging. The case has a very pleasant rounded egg-like feel.
My only complaint there is that it is small and I keep misplacing it. But that’s on me, not on Aero. Maybe I would be less likely to misplace it if it was available in day-glow orange, or with that shocking matte finish on Volvik balls.
The sound quality is just fine for me, although to be fair, as a person born with a “profound” hearing loss, I’m not an expert. I did have my oldest son — who is more than a bit of an audiophile and music lover — test them out and he thought they sounded good.
1More’s Aero works well with phone calls. Each bud has three microphones that seem to work well to cut out background noises. My mother hasn’t had any issues understanding me when I call her.
I think that for the price (around $100), they’re probably good enough. They are as good as, or better than any others I have tried. The lower sounds are particularly resonant to my ears.
A few specs for the technically minded:
- 10mm drivers alongside diamond-like-carbon diaphragm for both an impactful bass and scintillating acoustic highs
- Precisely tuned and balanced by Luca Bignardi – 1MORE’s famed in-house 4-time Grammy award-winning sound engineer
- 28-hours of playback and a 15-minute Quick Charge feature that allows the Aero to gain back 3-hours of playtime.
- Qi technology for effortless wireless charging.
- Dual-Device connectivity, allowing for a simultaneous connection of two separate devices that the user can seamlessly switch between.
- Spatial Audio; a dynamic head-tracking technology via a built-in gyroscope allowing the user to venture into immersion.
- Wide frequency QuietMax active noise-canceling (ANC) technology that provides up to 42dB of noise-canceling depth at a wider than normal range of frequencies from 40Hz up to 4000Hz.
Here’s what 1More has to say about 1More:
1MORE specializes in acoustic design and development, smart software, and wearable audio products. Born with a profound mission to deliver superior audio quality at consumer-friendly prices. Additionally, 1MORE’s products have received multiple industry and design awards including prestigious CES Innovation awards, RedDot, iF Design awards and other major industry accolades.
I’ve really enjoyed the 1More Aero Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds.