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THANK YOU!

You raised £26,764.51 for Youth Music!

On 29th February 2016, we launched 1,000 of our SE1 earphones at a pay-what-you-want price with all proceeds going to Youth Music. This national charity invest in music-making projects for young people experiencing challenging circumstances including poverty, disability and mental health issues. We were absolutely blown away by your support, raising an amazing £26,764.51 and selling out in just 21 hours! Incredible.

To see the difference your money has made click here.

And if you missed out but want to keep up the good work, head over to Youth Music to donate directly and see how else you can support their mission.

SE1

In-ear headphones

We've been creating award winning audio products for nearly 50 years. Now in our pursuit of better sound for all, we've designed these headphones to bring your music to you in sublime quality wherever you are. Designed and engineered in London, SE1.

especificaciones tecnicas

  • Driver8mm Beryllium
  • Jack plug3.5mm gold plated plug (4 pole)
  • Frequency response19Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance22 ohms
  • SPL102dB
  • Cable length1.2m
  • Wearing weight8.7g

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Best Headphones I've Had

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I've been through various brands (AKG, Sennheiser, Shure, RHA, Sony and others) and types (in-ear, on-ear, over-ear) of headphones...

I've been through various brands (AKG, Sennheiser, Shure, RHA, Sony and others) and types (in-ear, on-ear, over-ear) of headphones for music on the move over the years but I've never been completely satisfied with any of them. Often I find the fit of in-ear models isn't right, despite many options for tips, or that they work themselves loose too easily or they are too flimsy. On-ear types become uncomfortable and over-ear phones just look ruddy stupid when you're out and about plus they are sweat boxes in anything but the coldest weather and a nuisance to carry around. Another big gripe with most headphones is that unless they are active noise cancelers then outside noise leaks in too easily which means you have to put the volume up, and that means sound leaks out which is an annoyance for others and a drain on your device battery.

I can safely say the SE-1's suffer none of these problems. The comply tips are extremely comfortable and for once they actually fit my ears properly so background noise is massively reduced meaning I can lower the volume so even if any sound could leak out (which it can't thanks to the fit), the volume is low enough that you cannot hear the phones unless they are within a few inches of your ears. I cannot emphasise enough what a difference this makes. The sound quality of these little units is phenomenal and better than many bigger headphones I've tried which means good bass response without being overwhelming, clear, punchy mid range and crisp highs too.

In addition, despite being machined aluminium, they feel very light and balanced in the ear so they do not easily work loose and neither do you notice their presence which is exactly what you want from headphones you walk around with.

If I had any criticisms, they would be:

- The cable could do with being just a tad longer. Not much, perhaps 5 or 10 cm.
- The cable is noisy when anything rubs or bangs against it and it always coils up.
- The carry punch is a bit small and I'm not keen on having to coil the cable so tight to get it in, especially as it contributes to my point above. Ideally I think I'd like to see braided fabric cable, even at the expense of the cable being a little thicker.

Overall though these are really very minor gripes for what is a terrific product.

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The more I listen to these the more I enjoy them. They let the music be the star of the show. I love em'

The more I listen to these the more I enjoy them. They let the music be the star of the show. I love em'

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SE1 ...I'm impressed

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Sound great.Comfortable. Light weight. A winner. Let my 15 year old daughter try them. She said they're good but not amazing. Now...

Sound great.Comfortable. Light weight. A winner. Let my 15 year old daughter try them. She said they're good but not amazing. Now when I can't find them, she has them

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