Cambridge Audio still has the best Black Friday earbuds deal I've seen – ever

Melomania 1 Plus earbuds on pink Black Friday poster background
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Sometimes, a Black Friday deal makes me double-take because I literally cannot believe the pricing isn't a typo. On this occasion, I even emailed the company direct to check. But no, this incredible deal is real, and it's live now. 

You've probably heard of them, but just in case: the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus are among the best wireless earbuds you can buy – and now these true wireless wonders are ridiculously cheap. Honestly, this is the best Black Friday deal on a set of earbuds I've seen. Ever. 

You see, the Melomania 1 Plus originally cost $139.95 / £119.95 at launch. Recently, these audiophile-friendly earbuds were reduced to $99.95 / £99.95 – but as of November 14 (and in probably the best Black Friday earbuds deal of the year) the white colorway has dropped to an astonishing £39.95 / $49.95 , either at Amazon or from Cambridge Audio direct.

I have a set and I can tell you that at this price, I'll be buying more for my family and friends… 

The best Black Friday 2022 earbuds deal I've ever seen 

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+:  $99.95 now $49.95 at Amazon

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+: was $99.95 now $49.95 at Amazon
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus are simply excellent earbuds. We've quoted the last-seen price in our header up there (which is still a whopping 50% discount on the MSRP), but when you consider their original asking price of $139.95, you can see why we're so excited about this outrageous deal. Someone's Christmas gift may well be sorted…  

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+: £99.95 now £39.95 at Amazon

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+: was £99.95 now £39.95 at Amazon
This new discount brings the price of these excellent buds to under £40 and honestly, it's hard to believe given their sonic prowess – but we'll take it and thank you kindly, Cambridge Audio! For this nominal fee you're getting incredible sound, a long battery life, intuitive controls, and a helpful companion app. As long as the white colorway suits (mine are white, they don't collect dust I promise!) you'll love them. 

Oh, and if they sell out (because that was happening, fast) the black colourway is only £10 more… 

We already knew that the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus were excellent value for money, so this new price comes as a massive surprize – after all, they were already cheaper than rivals such as the Sony LinkBuds S.

In terms of audio performance, these true wireless earbuds provide levels of detail and clarity that could easily rival some of the best over-ear headphones. Yes, they're that good… 

The intuitive app, easy on-ear controls (which also include volume) and excellent connectivity just make me adore them even more. 

OK, there’s no active noise cancellation, but when earbuds sound this good I don't miss it – and the levels of passive noise isolation are top notch.

If you're looking for some of the best Black Friday earbuds deals (or, for that matter, the top Black Friday headphones deals) this one is sitting pretty at the top of the pile. By a long way. 

Becky Scarrott
Audio Editor

Becky became Audio Editor at TechRadar in 2024, but joined the team in 2022 as Senior Staff Writer, focusing on all things hi-fi. Before this, she spent three years at What Hi-Fi? testing and reviewing everything from wallet-friendly wireless earbuds to huge high-end sound systems. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, Becky freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 22-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance starts with a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo and The Stage. When not writing, she can still be found throwing shapes in a dance studio, these days with varying degrees of success.