Wireless earbuds have become the new normal when it comes to enjoying our audio and visual content on our smartphones and tablets. Sadly, they are also a dime a dozen and often fail to deliver on important things like sound quality and battery life. We won’t overstate it when we say that Cambridge Audio may have done the impossible with their Melomania 1 true wireless earbuds, delivering jaw-dropping sound that rivals and exceeds some of the best wired and wireless setups on the market.
Cambridge Audio has been in the audio business for over 50 years in Great Britain and believes that music is ever-present. It shapes who we are. It inspires us, changes us, moves us, and deserves to be heard at its best. They are the UK’s best-selling amplifier brand and describe themselves as music lovers, musicians, and gig-goers and are driven by their desire to make sure their products make moments sound exactly as they were made to be heard.
Their Melomania 1 is a testament to their vision delivering a pair of lightweight and punchy bullet-shaped true wireless earbuds complete with a choice of super comfy silicone or memory foam tips. Weighing just under 5 grams each, they are also IPX5 water-resistant, meaning they can withstand sweat and light splashes too! The outer housing of both these wireless earbuds double up as control buttons; to turn the volume of your music up, your tracks, answer and reject calls. You can even summon your smartphone’s voice assistant, where you use Google Assistant or Siri.
The Melomania 1’s deliver crisp highs, velvety mids, and deep lows that are well balanced and sound remarkable from such a svelte package
You also get a plastic clamshell case that is magnetized like an Airpods’ case with their embossed Cambridge Audio logo front and center. Five LEDs adorn the top of the case indicating charge level with similar LED rings encompassing both earbud panels that glow with varying degrees of intensity which was a nice design addition and look great. Connectivity wise, pairing the earbuds to my iPhone was also a breeze thanks to the inclusion of Bluetooth 5.0 which offers a very good range (up 100 ft.) and we experienced no drop in connection while using them and because they also support AAC and aptX codecs, this translated to lossless Hi-Res Audio over our wireless connection. Also of note is battery life, we experienced whole day battery life on a single charge (up to 10 hours) with some very heavy usage which is very impressive.
Last but certainly not least is sound quality and as our introduction alluded to – it’s pretty great. The Melomania 1’s deliver crisp highs, velvety mids, and deep lows that are well balanced and sound remarkable from such a svelte package. This is undoubtedly thanks in part to their 5.8mm drivers with diaphragms made from graphene offering the stability and response needed to deliver such impeccable audio quality. Put simply, the quality of sound that comes out of the Melomania 1’s puts Apple’s Airpods and even the best Sony has to offer to shame all for the fraction of a price.
To sum up, the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 has quickly become our go to recommendation when it comes to Wireless earphones, the price to quality of sound ratio is perfect and we are excited to see what else this audio juggernaut brings in the future.