Cambridge Audio SE1 earphones review $84.95

Cambridge Audio SE1 earphones were originally made for a fundraiser in Britain, benefiting a music charity. The fundraiser was so successful that production was restarted and the earphones offered worldwide.  They have a great story behind them that really adds to the desirability and uniqueness of the product.

The Cambridge Audio SE1 earphones are made of aircraft-quality aluminum, wired with premium copper wire and use an expensive beryllium driver to create the sound. Beryllium is lighter than aluminum and more rigid than titanium, enabling the drivers to reproduce sound more accurately than other materials. Premium Comply foam as well as conventional vinyl ear tips are provided to create a perfect fit. The sound itself is refined, smooth and warm with crisply rendered detail, altogether a pleasure with any kind of music.

The theming and packaging of the earphones is a treat, too. They are delivered in an attractive round container that features a map of London, complete with the coordinates for Cambridge Audio’s headquarters. The name SE1 comes from their postal code, and the price was set at 68 British pounds, for the year of their founding, 1968. That converts to approximately $84.99 in United States dollars.

For every SE1 earphones sold, 50% of the proceeds go to Music Unites, a charity that supports music education for at-risk students in the United States and around the world. Your purchase will enrich the lives of countless children and teenagers and help create future generations of great musicians.

Great earphones from a high-end manufacturer at a very attractive price, clever theming and packaging and half the proceeds going to charity. As I said before, classy! You can feel good when you buy these earphones not only for their quality and the musical enjoyment they bring, but knowing you supported a good cause and a good company with their heart in the right place.

Cambridge Audio SE1 earphones are only available manufacturer-direct at Cambridge Audio’s USA website, found at or Learn more about Music Unites at