Wireless audio products are here to stay to the chagrin of audiophiles who preach that wired is the only way to go. We have to understand that the digital audio formats of yesterday and wireless platforms had room for improvement. The majority will argue that sound is analog by nature so analog is the best way to go. However, modern Bluetooth technology and audio codecs have turned the tables against the traditional format.
Now, we are seeing the influx of true-wireless earphones with the Apple AirPods leading the way. Other brands are following suit just like the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1, which seeks to take the game to another level. High-end audio companies can spot a winning horse if they see one and true-wireless is the way to go.
We recently featured a follow-up model from Bose called the Earbuds 500 as well as another one with noise-canceling technology coming in 2020. It’s no surprise that this British audiophile-centric brand is jumping in to grab a piece of the pie.
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 features a pair of true-wireless earbuds that pack a 5.8 mm graphene driver. Experts claim that these produce exceptional bass and treble. Its battery performance offers up to 9 hours on a full charge. Due to the compact nature of true-wireless earphones, most models tout shorter usage times than their conventional cousins. That’s why most brands are throwing in charging cases for that extra juice when you need it. The Melomania 1’s accessory adds another 36 hours on top, which is good for another 4 charges.
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