WHF 5 Star WHF Awards 2019

'Wireless earphones are great, but not when they don’t last very long. Enter the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones with their nine-hour battery life...' Rating: 4.8/5

The Gadget Flow

United States,

MELOMANIA 1

True Wireless In-ear Monitors

  • Up to 9hrs playback hours from a single charge
  • Carry Case holds an additional 36hrs (4 full charges) 
  • Graphene drivers for deep bass & clear treble 
  • Super Lightweight - just 4.6g per earphone
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology with SBC, AAC and aptX support - up to CD-quality audio
  • Award-winning: 'Best wireless earphones under £200' at the latest What Hi-Fi? Awards.
  • Available in Black and Stone
Colour
$99.95

'Wireless earphones are great, but not when they don’t last very long. Enter the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones with their nine-hour battery life...' Rating: 4.8/5

The Gadget Flow

United States,

YOUR MUSIC. FOR LONGER

Featuring an incredible 9 hours battery life between charges, the latest generation of True Wireless technology and 50 years of Great British Sound in every pair, Melomania 1 deliver the stunning audio quality you’ve come to expect from Cambridge Audio and they won’t let you down when you need them most.

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Techradar

United States,

'They certainly outperform the Apple AirPods... These wireless earbuds simply blew us away.'

Rating: 5 Stars

Pocket-Lint

United Kingdom,

'Superb sound, convenience, reliability and an almost stupidly long battery life...'

Daily Beast

United States,

‘Minimalist and clean, they really hit a new and hopefully trend-setting approach to housing Bluetooth headphones.. ...a solid choice.’

The Gadgeteer

United States,

‘The audio quality is among the best among wireless earphones and the build quality is as good as it gets.’

Trusted Reviews

United Kingdom,

'Talented beyond their price... A remarkably accomplished and convincing listen.'

Rating: 5 Stars

MobiFlip

Germany,

'Der Klang der Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 ist gut ausgewogen.' 

'The sound of the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 is really well balanced.'

Appgefahren.de

Germany,

'Die mit vier verschiedenen Silikon-Steckern ausgestatteten In-Ears von Cambridge Audio punkten dagegen in der wohl wichtigsten Kategorie: Dem Klang.'

'The in-ears from Cambridge Audio score points in what is probably the most important category: sound.'

Forbes

United Kingdom,

'Sound superb… try out a pair for yourself; you won’t be disappointed.’

GeekDad

United States,

'[V]ery clearly the quality Bluetooth-only alternative to Apple’s AirPods, which they beat in price by $30.'

Shortlist

United Kingdom,

‘The dinky charge case will replenish the battery four times, they sound great and cost significantly less than the other top pairs. What’s not to like?’

The Next Web

United States,

'[T]he Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 is the best set of wireless earbuds I’ve tested yet. The quality is excellent. The ergonomics are fabulous.'

New Atlas

United States,

'...the Melomania 1 true wireless earphones are well worth the US$129.95 asking price – which is a good bit cheaper than a pair of second gen AirPods.'

Hi-Fi Journal

Germany,

'Die kabellosen In-Ear-Kopfhörer konnten eigentlich in allen Disziplinen überzeugen. Es ist tatsächlich echt erstaunlich wie gut dem Hersteller der Einstand in diesem neuen Bereich gelungen ist.'

'The wireless in-ear headphones actually convinced in all disciplines. It's really amazing how well the manufacturer made its debut in this new field.'

The Verge

United States,

'Easy, enjoyable sound [with] flawless wireless performance [and] outstanding battery life from a tiny, sturdy case.’

Rating: 7.5/10

What Hi-Fi?

United Kingdom,

‘A truly exceptional pair of true wireless earbuds.’

Rating: 5 Stars

Mac Life

Germany,

'Mit seinem Debüt in Sachen True-Wireless-Ohrhörer hat das Team von Cambridge Audio ganze Arbeit geleistet.'

'With its debut in true wireless earphones, the Cambridge Audio team has done a great job.'

The Gadget Flow

United States,

'Wireless earphones are great, but not when they don’t last very long. Enter the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones with their nine-hour battery life...' Rating: 4.8/5

MacTech News

Germany,

'Tip-Top! So lässt sich der Auftritt der Melomania 1 im Rewind-Test zusammenfassen.'

'Tip-top! This is how Melomania 1's performance in the rewind test can be summarized.'

Caschys Blog

Germany,

'Und so bin ich am Ende auch wirklich davon überzeugt, dass man seine 130 Euro aktuell kaum anderswo sinnvoller in True Wireless Ohrhörer investieren kann als in die Cambridge Audio Melomania 1.'

'At the end of the day I am really convinced that there is no better place to invest your 130 Euro in True Wireless earphones than in the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1.'

Netzpiloten Magazin

Germany,

'Der Hauptfokus liegt bei den Melomania 1 ganz klar auf dem Klang, dort wo er meiner Meinung nach auch liegen sollte. Und in diesem Feld haben die Entwickler bei Cambridge Audio alles richtig gemacht.'

'The main focus of the Melomania 1 is clearly on the sound, where I think it should be. And in this field, the developers at Cambridge Audio have done everything right.'

Bild.de

Germany,

'Für 130 Euro sind die Melomania 1 der vielleicht beste Preis-Leistungs-Deal in dieser Übersicht. Definitiv eine Empfehlung.'

'For 130 Euros the Melomania 1 is perhaps the best value for money deal in this overview. Definitely a recommendation.'

AndroidPIT

United Kingdom,

'Build and sound quality [matches] true wireless buds that are quite a lot more expensive.'

Rating: 9/10

Connect.de

Germany,

'In der Preisklasse um 130 Euro liefert der Hersteller ganz großes Kino für die Ohren.'

'In the price range around 130 euros, the manufacturer delivers great cinema for the ears.'

The Nitpicker

Germany,

'Willkommen zu dem nächsten Level mit den True Wireless Kopfhörer Melomania 1.'

'Welcome to the next level with the True Wireless headphones Melomania 1.'

MobileGeeks

Germany,

'The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 have quickly become one of our favourite in-ear headphones...'

Rating: 93/100

Bluetooth version

Bluetooth 5.0, Class 2

Processor

Triple-core Processor Architecture: Dual-core 32-bit processor application subsystem & Qualcomm QCC3026 Single-core 120Mhz Kalimba DSP audio subsystem

Supported profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP 

Supported codecs

aptX™, AAC, SBC

Latency

70mS

Driver

5.8mm Graphene-enhanced Diaphragm

Frequency response (Earbuds)

20Hz – 20kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion

<0.04% @1kHz 1mW 

Battery Play Time (Earbuds)

9 Hours (Continuous A2DP Playback)

Battery Play Time (Charging Case)

36 Hours (An Additional 4 Earbud Charges)

Battery Play Time (Total)

45 Hours (9 + 36)

Charging Time

Case: Approx. 15mins/60mins/90mins 

Standby Time (From Full Charge)

Approx. 1 Year

Power Supply

5V, 500 mA (or greater): USB charging (Micro-USB cable supplied)

Microphone

MEMS with cVc™ Noise Cancellation

Microphone Sensitivity

96dB SPL at 1kHz 

Frequency response (Microphone)

100 Hz to 8 kHz

Voice Control

Yes: Siri (iOS) / Google Assistant (Android)

IPX Rating

IPX5 (Water Spray Resistant (Earbuds & Case)) 

Operating Temperature

0°C to +40°C / 32°F - 104°F 

Operating Relative Humidity

10 to 80%, Non-condensing 

Dimensions

Charging case: 59 x 50 x 22mm; Earphones: 27 x 15mm

Weight

Earbud: 4.6g each (9.2g both Earbuds); Charging Case: 37g; Total: 46.2g

Colour / Finish

Black: Matte UV lacquer; Stone: Matte UV lacquer

Box Contents

Earbuds (2 pcs); Silicone Tips: Small (2pcs) / Medium (2pcs - attached to Earbuds) / Large (2pcs); Memory Foam Tips: Medium (2pcs); Charging Case; Micro-USB Charging Cable (31cm); User Manual (EN, FR, DE, IT, SE, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, JP, KR); Great Fit Earbud Fitting Instructions; Safety Guide; Feedback/Comment booklet; Cambridge Audio Stickers & Brand Booklet