Founded by George Lucas, THX is a quality assurance system used by movie theaters and high-end speaker manufacturers. For the first time ever, a pair of headphones has reached the required standard. Meet the 1MORE Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones—an incredible mix of high-end acoustics and modern design. Right now, you can grab them for only $149.99 at the PopSci Shop.
To meet the THX standard, the folks at 1MORE asked Grammy-nominated sound engineer Luca Bignardi to tune these headphones. The aural results are pretty incredible. With four drivers in each ear, you get silky highs, detailed mids, and impressive bass riffs. The balance between the different levels is superb, and it really sounds like you’re in the recording studio with your favorite band.
On a technical level, these headphones are even more remarkable. Each earpiece contains one diamond-like carbon dynamic driver and three balanced armatures, allowing the high frequency range to extend to 40,000Hz. The streamlined aluminum sound chamber helps to block out unwanted distractions, and Kevlar core cable includes a remote with intelligent music controls.
The quad driver headphones are normally $199.99, but you can pick up a pair now for $149.99.