- 20Hz–20kHz Frequency Response
- 97 dB SPL/mW Sensitivity
- 48 Ohms @ 1kHz Impedance
- Single Full Range Balanced Armature Driver
- Beryllium / Copper MMCX Connections
- Stainless Steel Body
- Campfire Audio Copper Litz Cable – Copper Conductors with Berylium Copper MMCX and 3.5mm Stereo Plug. Features inline 3-button control with Mic.Product weight: 15.9 oz (450 g)
- Made in Oregon, USA
- SPINFIT Tips (xs/s/m/l) – Campfire Audio Marshmallow Tips (s/m/l) – Silicon Earphone Tips (s/m/l) – Campfire Audio Lapel Pin – Cleaning Tool6 ft (1.8 m) cloth-wrapped balanced cable with 4-pin XLR plug
- Zippered storage box with nice “carpet” like material inside
- Manufacturer’s warranty
- CA lapel pin
They are Stainless steel….shiny stainless steel, needless to say they are very solid and I feel like you would be hard put to destroy these things. Now slamming them on the ground or desk or what have you would probably be a bad idea, like a head the skull protects the squishy pink matter in the middle, same with these in that the drivers on the inside are probably sensitive to that sort of handling. They feel super solid in the hand. I really like how they got the logo on the side and the overall smoothness of it is phenomenal. If nothing else these made me a Campfire Audio Fanboy because of the attention to detail on these.
Shiny and Chrome…. “WITNESS ME!!!” Sprays chrome paint on face puts Comets in ear and jumps out of moving car at high rate of speed…. review over, thanks for witnessing! Ok seriously these are very pretty/handsome whatever you prefer.
They snap right in and move nicely with no friction. Very solid connection and that was also easy to detach without feeling like I was going to break something. I cable swapped a lot between a MEE BTX1 bluetooth cable and the Litz cable and had no problems going between the two.
I’m not the biggest fan of this cable, the quality is nice and it isn’t too “janky” but it is “janky” enough for me to not really enjoy it. Maybe I’ll sleeve it with some paracord? Ok I also picked up the MEE BTX1 for these based off of “Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews” suggestion. It has become my go to for listening to these and I think the upside down over the ear helps them a lot with the comfort…but that is in the next section…
Was to say the least not impressed… I have sensitive ear canals though so YMMV(your mileage may very). With the included cable they tend to pull/slowly droop out of my ear, super annoying. If I switched to the largest tips they would stay in but my ears would start to ache after a couple minutes. Was very frustrated until I swapped them to the MEE BTX1 cable and put them in upside down and over ear….wow that made all the difference in the world for comfort, I also put Comply sport tips (medium I think) on and can wear them for extended periods without discomfort.
The tips that came with them are great but almost all of them changed how they sounded to great degrees, so you will definitely have to tip roll to find the sound signature you like. I ended up going with aftermarket Comply tips. Of the included tips the Spin fits were my favorite but they would make my ears ache after an extended period of time.
.8oz very light, but probably heavier than your average IEM.
I really like this case it is small and fits both of my cables along with the IEMs. I also like that material on the inside it is cushy… =)
This is where these are odd….so initially they were all over the place with both FLAC and Spotify HQ(High Quality). Not sure if they “burned in” but they are much more enjoyable to listen to now then the first few dozen hours or so of listening to them. I also must say that the tips definitively change the sound signature(duh, but it is pretty dramatic differences for me anyhow). I found the larger tips with the best seal had the best range but the most discomfort. I settled on the Comply sport tips, and that has been my sweet spot with these. Now they also tend to droop out of my ear with the standard cable and cause the sound to change slowly. I switched to the MEE BTX1 and it made a huge difference in comfort and kept the seal without problem (they go in upsidedown and the weight falls on top of the over ear cable). Ok back on track… once I found my sweet spot the music became enjoyable. I actually take these everywhere with me now, and will listen to them as much as possible while out an about. The sound is very musical to me now, and more of an enjoyable listening than critical listening style of sound.
I would say they are lacking here for sure, but not horrible, more veiled/pulled back. And they can get discombobulated with complex tracks
I would say these easily fall into a musical timbre that isn’t trying to hard to be anything. Very middle of the road type sound to me, good with out going in any one direction to excel in. Now depending on the tips they can sound like hot garbage lol.
I found them (once I hit my sweet spot) to be very warm and good for long term listening, the bass was not super precise but had a nice “blanket” effect, just enjoyable not excelling at any one point but just good enough to be easy listening.
Veiled, but once again just good enough to be enjoyable. It also has a “blanketing” effect to me.
They lack it… plain and simple, and when things get complex they get confusing. It isn’t horrible but not great, very veiled.
When things get complex, these fail pretty hard with this. But generally, didn’t have to much issue with this area, mostly because I wasn’t expecting anything great here.
So I think these actually surprised me a couple times while working outside or walking around I would hear what I thought was behind or to my side by about 10’-15’ and would turn to see what made the noise only to realize it was a little noise in one of the tracks I was listening to. Now this didn’t happen all that often but I did notice it. So take that for what it is.
JDS Labs the Element/JDS Labs El DAC on low gain (this amp does really well with IEMs on low gain) Pixel2xl Bluetooth or dongle depending on cable.
Good for Genres:
I would say the simpler the music the more these will shine, but I listen to a varied mix of music (aka if I like it I don’t care what genre it falls under). I think vocal focused does well and tracks with simple bass rhythms.
These are my first “higher end” IEMs so my comparison would be to Beats x, and Skullcandy Method wireless, and Bose quiet comfort sport. Once I started using these upside down (even with litz cable) the comfort was on par with the rest, with exception to the Bose quiet comfort sports (most comfortable tips I’ve ever used, that never hurt my ears during any of my long workout sessions/runs/ bike rides etc). These definitely blow the other IEMs out of the water as far as sound quality overall. The next best would probably be the Beatsx followed closely by the Bose. Skullcandies are my go to beat up gym buds.
How my ears hear/feel with them:
Initially I found these really hard to listen to. But once I found the right combination of tips and wearing them upside down really let me enjoy them. Plus I think “burn” in of either the buds or my ears lol, helped them also. I now enjoy listening to them and appreciate them for being my currently best IEMs that I have. I have not heard any of the “higher end” Campfires or even IEMs in general, so all the above comments keep in mind that this is from a very noob to IEM impression. Now that I found my sweet spot for listening to these I really appreciate the feel and look of them. The sound is good enough for me on the go with Bluetooth or through the litz cable, and I can appreciate the price point. I think these are exactly worth there price point, with the caveat that you don’t mind working with them to find your sweet spot to listen to them. You really have to tip roll to find the proper sound signature, and I think re-position them in your ear to find what you like. I actually like that I can drastically change the sound signature just by tip rolling and changing how I put them in my ear YMMV. “Witness ME!!!” grabs spray can, sprays mouth while inhaling, jumps out of moving car