Some great new reviews have been published of the latest releases of in-ear monitors from Campfire Audio. Lately not only Honeydew and Satsuma IEM’s have been released, but also Holocene and Mammoth have entered with a stampede. Below we have combined all the latest reviews of these stunning earphones:
“Campfire Audio’s Honeydew wired earphones are a delight and were a pleasure to audition. The way they handled dynamic music with verve and energy was infectious”
“Okay, on to the sound. Most consumer IEMs are tuned to a V-shape, with bass and treble increased over the midrange. Campfire Audio took that and extended the bass response even further, so it’s more of a plateau that’s stronger than the rest of the frequencies.”
“Overall, the Honeydew is all about big fun-sounding casual listening with a tonal coloration that makes it non-fatiguing. It is nothing like the Satsuma”
“There’s a lot to like about both the Satsuma and the Honeydew. Campfire Audio has served up some good competition here, with both earphones standing out on their own, with unique sound signatures”
“The Honeydew is the right choice if you are looking for an In-Ear Monitor with a highly entertaining sound character. It’s able to produce deep and impactful bass notes, shows a transparent and musical midrange presentation, while the treble range is smooth and relaxed that makes it ideal for longer listening periods. This sound is packed in to a lightweight & ergonomic monitor shell with a fancy look that will immediate get your attention”
Mike Levine puts them to the test: “The Satsuma features highly focused midrange frequencies, tightly controlled bass response and enhanced high-end response—without exhibiting harshness. These properties also make the Satsuma great for studio monitoring or on-the-go listening”
“The Satsuma is a tastefully tuned single BA monitor that sets itself apart from some of the competition by avoiding sounding too clinical or ethereal in its coloration. This is a performance imbued with a delicate balance between natural warmth and that trademark BA penchant for speed and clarity”
“When it comes to musical enjoyment, the Satsuma is an especially enjoyable model to me. I know the Comet is one of the companies more popular options, and the Satsuma builds nicely on its foundation”
“These do feel closely related in their performance and timbre, but at the end of the day the Andromeda’s higher price point still make sense to me”
In-Ear Fidelity is known for their scientific approach to headphones and measures all reviewed items that come across their table. They have done a comparison of the latest two IEM’s: Holocene vs Mammoth
Out of all recent Campfire releases, the Holocene would be my favorite. I can at least say it’s not bad, which immediately rockets it up to one of the best Campfire IEMs in my book. The Holocene has a neutral-ish sound signature, though with some caveats to the overall balance of its tonality.
MajorHifi.com with all the comparisons they recently did for the new Campfire Audio IEM’s, Mammoth is being tested on its own by Alex.
“Like the Polaris before it, the Mammoth takes its place as the ideal mid-tier IEM for those looking for something between consumer and high-end”
Explaining all the ins-and-outs of this exciting earphones.
One video to rule them all? Majorhifi.com is very active on Youtube and did a summary of 5 Campfire Audio IEM models, including Ara and all the latest releases. Check the video online.