Campfire shootout

Interesting :+1:


I’m a big fan of his reviews. Technical, but not overly so. I swore iems weren’t for me until I got a chance to use, then buy, the Andromedas from a friend. He upgraded to the Solaris, and they are so much larger than the Andromedas that I just can’t find them comfortable. Comfort has been my biggest issue with most iems, and the Andromedas just fit my ears perfectly. I imagine the Polaris and Ios would as well since it’s the same mold. I’m glad he mentioned that silicone is better than foam for these. I always used foam tips, probably because I heard and read so many people saying they were just better in every way. I agreed, until I went back to silicone on the Andromedas. If you get a chance to try them and don’t see what the big deal is, make sure you try them with silicone tips because it completely changed the sound for me.

I was considering the Solaris but ended up deciding against it because of the size and how showy they were lol

I have a pair of true wireless earbuds that aren’t very good, and that’s the way the Solaris fit me. They are more out of my ear than in where the Andromedas are more or less flush with my outer ear. They sound good though. And yes, the colors are not my favorite either

I would love to hear the Io as I’m ok with a different FR as long as it sounds good to me. I’m not as picky as some and I REALLY like its looks and the fact its American etc. I feel bad only owning Chi-fi iems lol

Definitely try before you buy. I have owned six different Campfire IEMs, and the IO is the only one that I have ever straight-up returned. I know that sound is subjective to a degree, but the IO is just BAD.

Yea I appreciate it, is it really metallic sounding as that I’ve found to be a deal breaker for me? I really disliked a BGVP SGZ-DN1S, my guess is it was their BA as it was so shrill and metallic, so yea learn something new every day lol

Not metallic IMO, so much as plastic-y and hollow. I’m not a real technical guy when it comes to describing oddities in FR, but it’s one of the only times I have heard a headphone or speaker sound “off” as a whole. Not in a sense that I was nitpicking or the signature wasn’t to my taste, rather that after about three songs I was saying ‘that’s fucked up’. They’re comfy and gorgeous, but yeesh. I’ll be honest; before I saw measurements, I thought that my units might have been damaged or improperly-assembled. Measurements confirmed that they’re just ‘a swing and a miss’.

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