Interesting! Definitely gives me some thinking to do... Thanks for the insight (cheeky) ️
I did the obligatory shake my head and make me dizzy thing and it's still in there and didn't budge slightly. I used the largest foam tip, squeezed it all before ear insertion, kept it there manually for 5 seconds and let it set up. This is my normal process for memory foam and it works great and had massively improved the sound. I use wavelet for my EQ this time as I've got too many buds and profiles and it's working well. In summary this Cambridge Audio melomania 1 turned out to be a steal.
Nice one! Let us know how you get on. Also, have you got any other buds that these compare to? Would be good to get a real life review
You get 3 sizes of tpu and 3 sizes of memory foam. The TPU one is pants on me and falls out , so will be testing the memory foam ones in 30 mins when I get home.
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Cheapest of anywhere by nearly £50, expensive high end wireless buds but get universal praise in all reviews. https://www.t3.com/reviews/astell-kern-uw100-review https://www.techradar.com/uk…
Wonder how good the passive noise isolation really is? (confused) (confused) If they can beat the dreadful din of the London Underground then these are a winner. Some of the reviews have been quite favourable.....
I have posted the deal, they are refurbs directly from Cambridge audio on ebay, use code CROWN20 for 20 percent off bringing them down to under £32 https://www.hotukdeals.com/share-deal/3938659
Sadly tempted (this site eh) could you please supply a link to the Cambridge deal, all I see at the price is used or refurbs (CeX) CHEERS (y)
Depends how much you're into your audio, and these have a built in DAC, so it depends if you use a seperate DAC and would prefer headphones with them built in, these guys sell some seriously high end gear in the audio market
Is it really worth it though for wireless? Can you actually get wireless audio that’s worth £200? I genuinely don’t know. I’ve had some Sennheiser buds for £100 that were great but I thought Bluetooth has its limitations
Help pl: Where's the 60% discount voucher in the listing?
great price but i just dont like the style of those headphones. I like the type in this post.
That's an absolute steal
They keep good company, the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ have 5.8mm drivers. It's not the size that matters it's how well it's put to use :)
6mm drivers on these ones.
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Bluetooth technology was launched in 1999 and became available for use in gadgets by 2000. It works as a wire replacement, streaming audio and other data between devices like speakers, mobile phones, earphones, and computers. Bluetooth was used to create wireless headphones from 2004 onwards, partly because it uses less power than Wi-Fi so the battery can be smaller whilst lasting longer. By 2015 the first true wireless headphones with no connecting wire between them were launched by Onkyo, by the following year many other manufacturers had their own version.
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The new crop of earbuds means a distinction has to be made between ‘wireless’ and ‘true wireless’ earbuds. ‘True wireless’ devices have no cable or link between them, while the ‘wireless’ versions have an over-the-head or around-the-neck connection. Neither requires a phone jack in order to work. Here is a look at the best-known companies involved in making true wireless and wireless headphones.
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Many companies are offering wireless earbuds on the market right now. The top manufacturers include Apple, Beats, Bose, Samsung, and Sony. Here’s a breakdown of the different products on offer:
Apple – Apple's AirPods are completely wire-free and provide excellent sound quality, along with extended battery life. The company created its W1 chip just for these headphones. It contains an accelerometer to detect movement, an optical sensor, and a microphone to make calls or summon Siri hands-free. You can also use a tap pad to control music, use Siri, or take calls. Pairing is instant with other devices running iOS 10 or later and these pods do work with Android devices, though some functions are lost.
Beats By Dre – Beats by Dre wireless headphones are known for their comfortable feel and stylish look. The sound is reliably good and they have excellent noise cancelling capabilities. Although the focus remains on over-the-ear models, there is a wider selection to choose from including around-the-neck ear pods.
Bose – Bose's wireless headphones are produced with technology which is exclusive to the brand. This means that the Bluetooth connection is extremely reliable and it is simple to swap between two separate Bluetooth enabled devices. Some of their headphones have Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in so you can text, call, and listen to music without having to touch your phone.
Samsung – Released in 2018, Samsung’s Gear IconX true wireless headphones are considered to offer excellent sound and a good fit but are let down by limited battery life. By 2019, the Galaxy Buds were released. They are smaller than the Gear IconX headphones but provide all the same benefits as well as longer battery life.
Sony – Sony have a large family of wireless headphones which includes true wireless earbuds, over-the-head earphones and in-ear buds with around-the-neck support. With Bluetooth and NFC functionality, they can connect to an Android gadget or iPhone equally well, providing hands-free access to music and calls.
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Some audio fans are always going to prefer the sound experience offered by over-the-ear headphones, but the wireless versions have specific uses and benefits which meet other needs. So when and why should you use wireless earphones?
You don’t have to use a cable! It sounds like an obvious point but it’s an important one. Cables can get in the way when you are moving, whether it is at home, at work, or exercising. We’ve all had earphones ripped out of our ears after getting caught up on something, and then there is the equally frustrating job of having to detangle earphones that have been in your pocket.
Charging is simple. Some wireless headphones can now be charged wirelessly using Qi Wireless Charging, while others have a micro-port on the ear cup itself, but the majority come with their own charging case. These cases are connected to the mains using an auxiliary cord and many can hold a charge themselves. This is usually sufficient for a number of headphone top-ups. Once you have finished with your headphones, you can place them in the case to begin a recharging cycle.
They’re less of a drain on mobile devices. Without a wired connection, many devices use less power and the battery lasts longer. Bluetooth needs very little energy to function, so some headphones can keep going for up to 20 hours of playback time between charges.
You can move more freely. Many wireless headphone models have a range of up to 9 metres or more, allowing you to put more distance between yourself and a device whilst maintaining a good sound connection. This is especially useful if you listen to music during a workout, when doing the housework, or when taking calls on the go.
They have great sound quality! Earlier wireless Bluetooth headphones did not provide especially good sound quality, but in recent years improvements have been made to both noise-isolation and bass-boost technologies. If you select earbuds which are known for their excellent output, you won’t be disappointed.
You can do way more with them than just listen to music. Modern earbuds can even store music, provide fitness tracking, deliver coaching tips as you work out and connect to AI like Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Which Wireless Headphones Are The Best?
We spend a lot of time using our earphones, whether it’s listening to podcasts in bed, as a distraction whilst travelling or for inspiration when jogging. For this reason, it’s important to think about how you’re planning to actually use them before you buy a pair.
If you are a particularly active person, waterproofing can keep your earbuds safe from splashes of rain and sweat as you work out. The Soul Electronic X-Shock earbuds can withstand being submerged in water for up to half an hour and even have LED lights on to make you more visible in reduced light. Another good choice would be the KuaiFit Sport headphones, these come with a selection of fitness software and 8GB of storage, so your phone can stay at home.
If you appreciate the detail of every track and do not want to compromise on audio, the RHA Trueconnect earphones are a good choice. They have especially deep bass notes, with crisp highs and no hiss when played at increased volume.
Is how your earphones look the most important thing? The Solo 3 Wireless are some of the most stylish headphones around and unlike many true wireless pairs, they are not designed to be hidden away in the ear. They come in a range of shades including rose gold, gloss white and matt black, so you can personalise your listening experience.
If you don’t have a specific use in mind, but you want a pair of wireless headphones that are reliable and offer great sound quality, you need to go for a good all-rounder. Some excellent general-use wireless headphones have been released by Jabra. Their Elite 65t has impressive call and music quality, along with Bluetooth 5.0 and IP55-rated protection from dust or water. They even come with different sized ear gels for comfort.
Apple AirPods vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds
These two iconic companies have been competing in the smartphone market for decades, with both flagship companies now offering wireless headphones as well. The first innovative AirPods were released in 2016, while the Samsung Galaxy Buds did not arrive in stores until 2019. The price tags are relatively similar, but how do their specs compare?
Dimensions: 0.69 x 0.89 x 0.80 in. (17.7 x 22.8 x 20.52 mm)
Earbuds weight: 5.6g
Tap pad controls: Play/pause/skip track/answer call/end call
Comes with: Eartips/USB C cable/charging case
Accessories for Wireless Earphones
If you want to customise your earphones, keep them safe on the road or ensure they are always ready for action, there are lots of audio accessories to consider.
Ear Cushion Kit - It is easy to lose the small cushions that cover each earbud and they can wear out with repeated use which makes them feel less comfortable. Also, earbuds come in universal sizes, so if yours do not sit in your ear particularly well, you can buy differently sized ear cushions to achieve a better fit.
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The Pros and Cons of Wireless Earbuds
When you are planning to buy your next set of earphones will you go for a wired or wireless set? Most people have both, but if you are unsure about investing in a new pair, take a look at the pros and cons of wireless listening.
There are no wires to get caught up in your clothing or become tangled together
Some models have an auxiliary cable and a 3.5mm port so they can be used wired if the battery is low – giving you the best of both worlds
Music can be paused or played and you can take calls without touching your phone
High-end pairs use advanced Bluetooth technology for better sound quality
You can sync them with Bluetooth enabled gadgets
They need to be charged before use and if the power is low you will have to wait for them to refuel
Sounds are compressed while streaming which can compromise the audio quality on cheaper versions
As they are so small, button controls can be sticky and difficult to operate
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Whether sound, looks or sturdiness are your priority, there are a wide range of wireless headphones available. You can shop for popular types online at Amazon, eBay, and Currys PC World. Or you can explore the stores of larger manufacturers like Sennheiser, Jabra and RHA. On the high street, Argos, Richer Sounds and John Lewis all stock a huge collection of earbuds.
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I've had these for around 2 years, refurbished directly from Cambridge audio_eBay, in my opinion you won't find better sounding wireless headphones for less than £32
Hopefully they send you a new pair as a replacement (y) 🏻
Similar story here. All sealed and looked clean and new. However, the right-hand earphone was seemingly dead on arrival with no lights and no power even after charging for a couple of hours - after leaving them to charge overnight things looked more promising but immediately it was blaring “battery low” and within 15 seconds this changed to “battery very low”. Real shame as the extremely brief blare of music I managed led me to believe they’re very, very good in terms of sound quality. I’ve requested a replacement but if they’re out of stock I’m guessing this is going to end up as a return and refund.
The reviews differ tbh, it may be just your opinion. CA kit is way above average.
Haha I'd never noticed that before that it shows the battery life on the phone, I'd give them a full charge in the case while plugged into the mains, if still dropping that quick there's something wrong.
Battery on the earbud itself, it shows battery life on my phone when connected
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking places sound all around you Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to your ears All-new contoured design Force sensor lets you easily control…
It’s eBay, if it’s fake you just contact support and return them 🤷🏻♂️ Anyway, voted Cold as they’re currently £135 on Amazon. I got them for £96 from the Amazon misprice and they’re great. Never owned AirPods before so can’t compare models. All I’ll say is, the shapes a little different so might not be great for everyone
What are the chances of these being fake (confused)
Direct from Cambridge audio ebay complete with 1 year warranty, you won't find any headphones this good for less than £32. Use code FASTTRACK20 to bring the price down to £31.96 delivered.
You want to check on your phone which one it says is connected, either the L or R one, it tends to be whichever you pull out of the case first. As you should be able to listen to just 1, in fact I've just tried with the L bud in my ear, and the the R in the case, and it works
Got mine yesterday, pretty pleased with them, appear to be brand new. Do anyone know if I can listen to one earbud independent of the other?. I tend to only wear one (when I'm at work), putting the spare bud back in the case disconnects them both
Have you tried the smaller of the 2 foam tips you have? Are they the same? Honestly for me getting these in is just a case of pushing them in, foam tip grips my ear and that's it.
Thanks mate. I must have funny ears given the pushing I need to do to get them to stay in (lol) I wish the Cambridge foam tips were a little firmer. They almost feel too soft, but perhaps that's a quality thing, and the Comply ones are different? Anyway, I've emailed them about the connection issue, and will have a play around with the tips today. I still stand by that you can't complain about their audio quality. I'd say that if they were full price, let alone this bargain price. Mine were immaculate too, and the only way I could tell they were 'refurbished' was due to the recycled packaging used, as opposed to retail packaging. Still not convinced they're actually refurbished.
https://www.complyfoam.com/collections/melomania-1/products/comply-600-series They're for sale in dollars, can't find any for sale in the UK anymore, the Cambridge audio ones should be fine instead, I'd email them and explain you're struggling with the fit, you might get lucky and they send you out free foam tips. If they're falling out with the larger of the foam tips then yes they're either too big and you need a smaller size tip, or you've just got funny ears (lol)
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Heat. Beats the £151 I paid at xmas from the same seller.Genuine product and really impressed with the comfort and ANC with the pro's.
I see the price as £147.99 after discount. There is also one more deal at the moment Link The condition is "opened never used". That comes to £120. I am not sure if it is worth getting the new one for £28 more? (confused)
Price is 147.99 I dont know what the Mods are doing but i can't edit it any more.
Shouldn't the fact that this is used be part of the item title to avoid unnecessary clicks?
How can someone seriously say airpods pros sound same as max (embarrassed) worlds apart
You can get better for the money
I did the same thing and man I'm surprised to hear you think the Xm3's have a better sound overall. I've owned the Xm3's for a couple years now and can quite easily say the Max's outperform in sound quality by a mile, I guess it's up for opinion nonetheless. A lot of reviewers also say the XM5's are on par if not slightly lesser than Max's in terms of audio quality.
I skipped the 85s as a lot of reviews said they were a step back. I'd say so far they seem like a good evolution of the 75s rather than revolution. Better at cutting out wind noise when I'm walking outside with hearthrough on. ANC doesn't seem to be amazing, much like the 75s but still decent enough. Supposedly better mic quality, especially when you're outside but obviously it's hard for me as the wearer to judge that! It's hard for me to do a direct comparison because my 75s were destroyed of course.
How would you compare it to the 75 or 85t?
check comparison tool on rtings.com
How are these compared to soundcore pros? I was thinking of these or spending more on xm3/4s
I’ve just upgraded to the pro 7s after my dog destroyed one of my t75s. Great earbuds that I’d recommend to anyone.
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With Grammy Award-winning AKG technology and Active Noise Cancellation, Galaxy Buds Live drowns out the chatter and lets you lose yourself in your music. Designed for all day comfort. Up to…
Something to do with price...
Because you often find these cheaper. Especially if you buy them via ebay. People got these for free with their phone, or they purchased lots during cashback at next to nothing, in fact I've purchased 3 pairs and paid nothing after cashback. £40 is a decent price, maybe at £50 may appeal to some.