Just received the Solaris 2020. Really like the size, fit and finish. Surprising bass response from such a small iem. Did some extensive tip-rolling and settled on SpinFit CP240 tips for now. The Smoky Litz cable seems to work well with these iems. Very pleased with the sound out of the box. Embarking on burn-in for the next few days.
Didn’t change much with burn-in, but I like them a lot. Like any other iem, the choice of eartips is critical. None of the eartips supplied by Campfire worked for me. I tried them all to make sure. I then tried with the SpinFit CP240 (double-flange) which I thought would work. I tried the Spiral Dots, which sounded great initially, but would lose the seal over time. Evidently I have oval ear canals, and need eartips that will deform to create a seal. Foam eartips have never worked for me. Currently I am using SpinFit CP145s which are comfortable, create a good seal and sound terrific! I would recommend going the extra mile with tip-rolling on these iems, as it will pay great dividends when you find the right combination.
What I like about the Campfire Solaris 2020:
I am very impressed with the performance of these iems, given their smaller size. The folks at Campfire Audio did a great job of reducing the size while still maintaining the performance of the original. They are very comfortable and light. I am not conscious of their bulk and weight while wearing them. Many iems are painful for me after extended listening, but these are not.
The bass response is crisp and powerful without being overwhelming or muddy. The midrange doesn’t get lost in the mix, and the trebles are clear and present without being shrill or sibilant. I am very happy with the “smoky litz” cabling supplied with the Solaris 2020 and will keep it. Another important factor is fatigue. So far, I have found the Solaris 2020 to be non-fatiguing. That’s not to say that i can wear them all day, but I can certainly listen for several hours.
For me, the Campfire Audio Solaris 2020 is ‘just right’.