Melomania 1

‘A truly exceptional pair of true wireless earbuds.’

What Hi-Fi?, June 2019

What Hi-Fi?

‘A truly exceptional pair of true wireless earbuds.’

What Hi-Fi?, June 2019

What Hi-Fi?

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.

Up to 9 hours playback from a single charge

Unlike many other wireless earphones on the market, Melomania 1 provide up to 9-hours of playback from just a single charge. This class-leading battery-life is more than enough to get you through your daily commute and beyond.

Up to 36 additional hours battery life

Up to 9 hours playback from a single charge

Unlike many other wireless earphones on the market, Melomania 1 provide up to 9-hours of playback from just a single charge. This class-leading battery-life is more than enough to get you through your daily commute and beyond.

Up to 36 additional hours battery life

As if 9 hours of playback from a single charge wasn’t enough, the supplied case carries enough extra juice for no less than 4 complete recharges of the Melomania 1.

Music. For the whole journey.

We travelled from the heart of Scotland to the centre of London with the Melomania 1’s.
Did they make it in just one charge?

Class-leading bluetooth 5.0

Melomania 1 feature the very latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology. This ensures a superior connection with no drops in signal, wireless connectivity at up to 30 metres, and improved battery efficiency.


Award-Winning British Audio Engineering

For more than 50 years, we’ve worked hard to deliver products that help you to hear your music at it’s very best - with nothing added, nothing taken away. Designed and engineered in London, by the same team responsible for our award-winning kit, Melomania 1 are no exception. Immerse yourself in high-quality audio, without the hassle of wires, wherever you are.

Graphene Enhanced 5.8mm Drivers

Graphene Enhanced 5.8mm Drivers

Graphene is incredibly lightweight, flexible and strong. Used in the Melomania 1 driver diaphragms, this strength-to-weight ratio generates a dynamic and responsive performance. From the deepest bass, to treble with incredible clarity, enjoy a superior listening experience - designed and engineered by our hi-fi engineers in London.

Graphene Enhanced 5.8mm Drivers

Advanced Qualcomm tech with AAC and APTX

Not all Bluetooth headphones are created equal – most support primitive, low quality audio standards, meaning you’re not hearing detail in your music as you should. Melomania 1 offers premium aptX, AAC and SBC audio codecs, so whether you’re using iPhone or Android, you’ll hear more clarity in your music.
Voice Calls & Active Noise Cancelling
Voice Calls & Active Noise Cancelling

Voice Calls & Active Noise Cancelling

Enjoy voice calls with minimal distraction from background noise.

Tuned to your daily rhythm.

Melomania 1 are designed to slip seamlessly into your everyday life. Incredible battery life, comfortable fit, amazing sound quality - you’ll never want the music to stop!

Tuned to your daily rhythm.
Super Lightweight.

Super Lightweight.

Only 4.6g each, with a choice of silicon and memory foam earphone tips.

Super Lightweight.
Super Lightweight.
Sweat and Water resistant

Sweat and Water resistant

IPX5 water resistance means Melomania 1 are tough enough to survive a sudden rain shower, or a trip to the gym.

Sweat and Water resistant

Works with Voice Assistants

More and more of us are using voice assistants like Google Assistant and Siri, so we’ve made sure that Melomania 1 can activate, and let you speak to them, with ease.

Works with Voice Assistants
$129.95 $99.95

Silicone Case

Protect your Melomania 1 with the official silicone case from Cambridge Audio. Simple yet stylish, this bespoke case is perfectly tailored for a seamless fit.
Available in six different colours it’s the perfect accessory for your Melomania 1.


As Featured In

Trusted Reviews


Digital Trends

What Hi-Fi?

Irish Times

Sound & Vision

The Verge







Gear Patrol


Men's Gear



Mobile Geeks


New Atlas

The Next Web



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

Rating: 5 Stars


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

Daily Beast

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

The Gadgeteer

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

Trusted Reviews

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

Rating: 5 Stars


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


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

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

'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.'


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


‘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

'[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

'...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

'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

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

Rating: 7.5/10

What Hi-Fi?

‘A truly exceptional pair of true wireless earbuds.’

Rating: 5 Stars

Mac Life

'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.'

MacTech News

'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

'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.'

The Gadget Flow

'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

Netzpiloten Magazin

'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.'

'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

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

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

'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.'


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

Rating: 9/10


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

Rating: 93/100

Customer Reviews

Check out what customers are saying about the Melomania 1.

Tech Specs

Bluetooth version

Bluetooth 5.0, Class 2


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

Supported profiles


Supported codecs

aptX™, AAC, SBC




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)


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 


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


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


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