Campfire Audio Refreshes Bestselling Andromeda And Solaris Earphones
Portland-based Campfire Audio is one of my favorite earphone manufacturers as the company pays close attention to its product design. In a press release, the company announced it’s reimagining two best-selling models: the all-new Andromeda ‘Emerald Sea’ and Solaris ‘Stellar Horizon’ earphones.
Unlike previous product updates and refreshes, Campfire Audio has completely redesigned its Andromeda and Solaris earphones from the ground up. In a bold and slightly risky move because both these models have been significant successes for Campfire Audio. Why reinvent the wheel? The folks at Campfire Audio say they have used newly developed technologies to take Andromeda and Solaris to a new level.
The Andromeda ‘Emerald Sea’ earphones have five balanced armature drivers and are a complete redesign inside and out. Featuring a machined aluminum shell in classic Andromeda Green, the new version is smaller and has smoother contours to make it more comfortable. The new shape, stainless-steel fasteners, and MMCX connectors create a sleek-looking earphone that is also easy to wear.
Five custom, dual-diaphragm balanced armatures in each earpiece offer lower distortion levels and greater stability. The internal acoustic geometry of the earphones has been re-engineered and the housings are made using a 3D printer. Campfire Audio claims this makes for a much-improved sonic experience.
Andromeda ‘Emerald Sea’ has an expanded acoustic range and lower sensitivity, so the listener is in control. The designers claim that the sound is sweeter and has an analog glow.
The second redesign from Campfire Audio is reworking another favorite Campfire Audio IEM. The Solaris ‘Stellar Horizon’ uses four hybrid drivers and is a complete re-envisioning of the classic Solaris model.