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Black Friday earbuds deal: These five-star Cambridge Audio headphones are a STEAL

Cambridge Audio's Melomania 1 Plus have fallen to an all-time low price of £40 ahead of Black Friday

If you’re looking to pick up a new pair of exceptional-sounding in-ear headphones, this is the Black Friday earbuds deal for you.

Amazon has knocked £10 off the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus, bringing their price down to a frankly ludicrous £40. We say ludicrous, as the 1 Plus deliver some of the best audio of any wireless earbuds under £100, let alone £50.

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We reviewed them at £100 in October 2021 and gave them a five-star rating and our Recommended badge. Their big draw is undoubtedly their sound quality – in High Performance mode, they deliver a rich, detailed audio performance characterised by punchy bass, vocal clarity, and impressive handling of dynamics.

But they’re no one-trick pony. If Cambridge Audio’s default tuning isn’t quite to your taste, you can tweak it using a five-band graphic equaliser in the Melomania app and save up to three personal presets. There are also six preset EQs to choose from, providing you with a pleasing level of audio customisation.

Their other strong suit is the way they handle on-ear controls. Unlike many of their rivals, the Melomania 1 Plus ditch touch controls in favour of button presses. This ensures you can’t accidentally execute commands while adjusting the buds in your ears, and it’s simple to reassign commands to specific actions via the companion app, too.

Our only real criticisms of the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus relate to features they lack and a slightly awkward fit. In-ear detection, wireless charging and active noise cancellation would certainly be nice to have, but their absence is more than made up for by superb sound and a very accessible price tag. The fit didn’t prove a dealbreaker either, and your mileage when it comes to how comfortably the buds sit in your ears is likely to vary.

The Melomania 1 Plus received a hefty price cut this summer and have since been retailing at £50, a price point at which they offered sensational value for money. At this cheapest-ever price of £40, they’re an even better bargain than before and you’ll struggle to find such capable earbuds for such little money.

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This stunning Black Friday earbuds deal is just one of the hundreds of offers on a huge range of products in the lead-up to the big day, which falls on 25 November this year. For our pick of the best offers around, head on over to our Black Friday hub. There you’ll find big discounts on everything from TVs to broadband and laptops to coffee machines.

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