Campfire Audio Cascade Review

B9Scrambler posted a review of the Cascade headphone over on Head-Fi.  Sounds like it is a bit bass forward headphone.  With a diaphragm of 42mm that is smaller while B9Scrambler states the headphone controls the bass well you will have to see for yourself. Many smaller diameter diaphragms have difficulty in not sounding boomy and control roll off.   All in all, from the review it sounds like a great headphone that is designed for mobility.

It’s in the sweet spot for headphones ($400-$1,000) and therefore has some tough competition from the older HD-800, T1, Z7 and many others.

Pros – Amazing fit and finish – Plush sheepskin pads – Bass driven signature that doesn’t overpower – Sound stage

Cons – Concern for yolk/hanger durability – Cloth cable is just alright – Impact of dampeners minimal

 

Review of Cascade

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Review of the Campfire Audio CASCADE Headphones

Ngoshawk posted a review on Head-Fi of the new Campfire Audio Cascade headphones. Sounds like an interesting headphone but it is in a congested space being priced @ $799. This is about what you would pay for a first generation Beyerdynamic T1 or HD800.  The asymmetrical attachment of the headband to the headphone appears to create a comfort issue. Being attached on only one side could create more pressure on one side of the headphone than the other. Also, to get seal you may need more pressure than a symmetrical design.

Pros – Deep lucious bass.
Right. price point to enter.
Excellent fit-n-finish.
Sound befitting a flagship.
Cons – Not the most comfortable.
Treble lacked a bit of sparkle (to me).
Not much else!

Review of the CASCADE

Campfire Audio Vega IEM Review

Twister6 posted a review of the Vega single dynamic driver (DD) IEM over on Head-Fi.  Not surprising, the bass is great.  Delivering bass with small number of balanced armature (BA) drivers appears to be a challenge which is likely why we have seen the rise of DD/BA IEMs over the past couple of years.  The DD delivers the bass and lower mids while the BA drivers take care of the mids on up.  Twister6 has comparisons of the Vega with various other IEMs.  A very nice review.

Unfortunately, the Vega retail for $1,299 with used going for around $700-800.  These price ranges open up a number of other IEM solutions.

Pros: BASS, resolving detailed organic sound, unique shell material, premium ALO cable, leather case, accessories.
Cons: the sound is eartip depended, the bass quality could be source dependent.

Review of Vega

Campfire Audio Andromeda IEM Review

Currawong has a review of the Andromeda IEM over on Head-Fi.

Pros: Detailed, cohesive and spacious sound. High-quality litz cable included. Well made. Nice case included.
Cons: Some people may not like the memory wire and Shure-style connector. The unusual shape may not be comfortable for everyone.

Review of Andromeda