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Cambridge Audio Melomania 1

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Product Overview

Melomania 1 is the first pair of wireless headphones by Cambridge Audio. They sport up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge, with a further 36-hour in the charging case. They also feature high quality microphones and active noise cancellation.

Ratings

What we found

Pros
  • Very good sound quality for the price
  • Strong battery life for a true wireless earphone
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • In-ear fit feels a bit dense

What external reviewers found

External score 77%
Pros
  • Superb sound quality
  • Superb battery life
Cons
  • No IPX5 rating
  • No dedicated EQ
  • No active noise cancelling
  • No companion app with EQ
  • Battery life could be better
  • Sound quality could be better

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External Reviews

nextpit[1]

Reviewer score 85%
Reviewers from nextpit have found:
The design of the Melomania 1 is typically Cambridge Audio. The 5.8mm drivers in these are made from graphene, making them lightweight (4.6g each) yet strong. There’s IPX5 certification to protect them from sweat and the occasional downpour. Bluetooth 5.0 technology provides wireless connectivity at up to 30 meters and improved battery efficiency.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent noise-cancellation
Cons
  • Sound quality could be better

pcmag[2]

Reviewer score 78%
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
Cambridge Audio's Melomania 1 earphones have an IPX5 rating. Internally, the earphones house 5.8mm graphene-enhanced drivers delivering a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz. The earpieces each have push-button controls on their ends, with some controls divided between the two.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Clean audio performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No IPX5 rating

rtings[3]

Reviewer score 37%
Reviewers from rtings have found:
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 are decent for mixed usage. Their sound quality isn’t great but should satisfy fans of bass-heavy genres. Their earplug-like design isolates an impressive amount of noise. However, they’re a poor choice for watching TV and gaming due to their poor latency.
Pros
  • Very good sound quality
  • Very good noise isolation
  • Well-built design
  • Superb battery life
Cons
  • In-ear fit won’t be comfortable for everyone
  • Poor latency
  • No companion app with EQ

techadvisor[4]

Reviewer score 83%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found:
Cambridge Audio's Melomania 1 earbuds sound excellent across the board. Sound is rich and warm with largely bass and mid-range being given the pedestal but there's enough top-end to give colour and vibrancy. You can connect over Bluetooth 5.0 which offers up to 30m of range. There's also both AAC and aptX codecs so you get good audio quality whether you're using an iPhone or Android.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No active noise cancelling

techradar[5]

Reviewer score 84%
Reviewers from techradar have found:
Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 true wireless earbuds are incredibly comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. Sound quality rivals some of the best over-ear headphones, which is all but unheard of for buds of this size. Battery life is simply outstanding; you get nine hours from the buds themselves, with a further 36 hours of juice contained within their charging case. Cambridge Audio include a credit card-sized cheat sheet that lists all the different button press functions.
Pros
  • Superb sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Noise cancellation is a little overpowering

trustedreviews[6]

Reviewer score 81%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found:
Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1s have a 5.8mm graphene-reinforced full-range driver in each earbud. The in-ears can be operated by Google Assistant or Siri voice control. At 4.6g each, the 1s aren’t heavy and they’ll remain comfortable in your ears for hours.
Pros
  • Impressive battery life
  • Comfortable fit
  • Decent sound quality
Cons
  • Battery life could be better

whathifi[7]

Reviewer score 88%
Reviewers from whathifi have found:
The Melomania 1 IEMs are truly wireless, so there are no wires anywhere except the little supplied micro USB cable to connect the charging case to a power source. Inside each unit, there's a 5.8mm graphene driver, a triple-core processor (including a Qualcomm subsystem to support both AAC and aptX audio codecs) a noise-cancelling mic for clearer calls or chatting to Siri/Google Assistant. An IPX5 rating means they're water and sweat-resistant too.
Pros
  • Comfortable fit
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Easy to use app
Cons
  • No dedicated EQ

References

  1. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review: great British sound at an affordable price. [nextpit].
  2. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Review. [pcmag].
  3. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Truly Wireless Headphones Review. [rtings].
  4. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review. [techadvisor].
  5. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review. [techradar].
  6. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Review. [trustedreviews].
  7. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review. [whathifi].

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