Following the success of Cambridge Audio’s charitable campaign involving limited edition SE1 headphones in February 2016, music fans called for their full release.
The headphones were hugely popular amongst consumers and raised almost £27,000 for national charity Youth Music. They were part of an innovative programme where purchasers paid their own price for them. The original run was limited to just 1000 pieces being produced and they sold out in less than 24 hours.
This positive campaign convinced Cambridge Audio to bring the headphones back onto the market. However, the SE1s will only be available from the Cambridge Audio website, enabling them to be sold at the most competitive price. They will continue to donate 50% of the proceeds to Youth Music.
The SE1s were conceived, designed and engineered at the company’s headquarters in London’s SE1 area. They feature materials and a specification normally reserved for top of the range, expensive headphones. A rare material called beryllium has been used in the diaphragms of the 8mm speaker drivers. Beryllium is lighter than aluminium, stiffer than titanium and is well damped to minimise ‘ringing’. The driver housing is machined from aircraft-grade aluminium and has high purity oxygen-free copper in the connecting wires. The superb, ultra-realistic sound quality, with exceptionally low distortion, delivered by Cambridge Audio’s products has been dubbed the Great British Sound.
Seven different ear tips are provided including three different sizes of Comply foam ear tips and four silicone ear tips. They also feature an in-line mic, remote control and storage pouch.
The high quality of these headphones, coupled with the contribution to Youth Music with every purchase, makes these an attractive choice. The RRP is £68 and you can read more about them on the Cambridge Audio website.