At Cambridge Audio, we’re always looking for new and exciting ways to recreate good sound quality on the go – cue our portable speaker range. However, there is one unexplored realm we’ve been itching to work on: in-ear headphones. We’re proud to announce the SE1s, our first, and quite possibly last, high-end in-ear monitor earphones. The SE1 in-ear headphones use custom-made 8mm Beryllium Drivers to help recreate the balanced sound commonly heard from our Hi-Fi products. Unlike regular in-ear headphones, they react quickly to high frequencies so your music is produced much crisper and clearer. They also come with three sets of Comply and silicone tips to ensure every type of listener is accommodated for. We’re making a limited edition run of 1,000 pairs and opening them up to the public to purchase. And this is where we go completely off-piste – YOU choose how much you pay for them and then we donate that money on your behalf to Youth Music.
What does Youth Music do?
Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. They work tirelessly to bring opportunities for making music to those who might otherwise find barriers in their way. Projects take place where they're needed most, often in areas of great deprivation. The projects support practical, creative music-making of every possible style and technique, with activities including songwriting, music production and performance.
Youth Music shares so many of our own values and beliefs that we simply had to get involved with supporting them. Our head office also shares the SE1 postcode with Youth Music’s national base, so we decided to take this as a sign that our headphones were made for them!
Projects supported by Youth Music have helped some incredible musicians on their way including MOBO award winner Laura Mvula and well-known hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks. Here are just three examples of the many amazing stories Youth Music alumni have to tell: