Campfire Audio Mammoth: Awaken The Giant

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of Campfire Audio’s newer mid-fi entries in the versatile Mammoth. With a v-shaped tune, the Mammoth is not alone among it’s family of Campfire Audio hybrids. What sets it apart and makes it one of the best they’ve released to date (in my opinion of course) is the relative restraint they took when tuning bass quantity, and the newfound … Continue reading Campfire Audio Mammoth: Awaken The Giant

Dunu DK-3001 Pro: Finesse

Greetings! Today we’re checking out something special; Dunu’s DK-3001 Pro. Back in 2017 Dunu released the original DK-3001 to positive fanfare. While I never had the chance to try out that model, looking back on old reviews it seems much of the original’s DNA remains, although with the Pro Dunu has reworked the concept. Along with the addition of an extra armature bringing the total … Continue reading Dunu DK-3001 Pro: Finesse

Campfire Audio Polaris II: Renewed and Reloaded

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the new, reworked version of the Polaris from Campfire Audio. Back in 2017 when I reviewed the original Polaris, I was blown away. Here was an earphone that was quite technically adept in a way that was befitting of it’s premium price tag, yet it had an unashamedly v-shaped signature. It was both fun and capable, yet there were a … Continue reading Campfire Audio Polaris II: Renewed and Reloaded

Campfire Audio IO: Forbidden Love

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the new IO (Eye-Oh) from Campfire Audio. Campfire Audio is located in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 2015 by Ken Ball of ALO Audio fame. In the world of high end portable audio they rapidly became a household name thanks to the Andromeda with it’s iconic design language and impressive performance. The IO that we’re checking out today is … Continue reading Campfire Audio IO: Forbidden Love

HiFiMAN RE800 Silver: More for Less

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the follow up to HiFiMan’s premium gold-plated single dynamic earphone, the RE800. What’s it called? The RE800 Silver (RE800 S, or just Silver from here on in). HiFiMAN as they currently exist began in 2007 and is the brainchild of Dr. Fang Bian. Known best for their extensive lineup of high quality planar magnetic headphones, over the years they’ve expanded … Continue reading HiFiMAN RE800 Silver: More for Less

Campfire Audio Atlas: To Endure is To Experience

Greetings, Today we’re checking out Campfire Audio’s flagship single-dynamic earphone; Atlas. Based out of Portland, Oregon and headed by Ken Ball, Campfire Audio has solidified themselves as a luxury earphone maker who forges their own path, creating headphones and earphones the way they want. They have introduced unique technologies alongside some iconic designs (Andromeda anyone?) in the past, like T.A.E.C. (Tuned Acoustic Expansion Chamber), a … Continue reading Campfire Audio Atlas: To Endure is To Experience

RHA CL2 Planar: First To The Fight

Greetings! Today we’re checking out an exciting new earphone from Scottish outfit RHA, the CL2 Planar. The newest trend in in-ear monitors (iems) seems to be planar drivers. Audeze started us off last year with the iSINE10 and 20 which were basically a 30mm planar driver set within a Tie Fighter-inspired shell. Not the most elegant thing in the world, but they looked pretty awesome … Continue reading RHA CL2 Planar: First To The Fight

Astrotec Delphinus 5: Defender of the Future

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Astrotec’s newest flagship earphone, the Delphinus 5. Astrotec isn’t new to the industry and have been around since 2004 in one form or another making headphones and headsets for a variety of industries. When I first started in the hobby five or so years ago, they were one of the few manufacturers making truly afforable hybrids. If you follow the … Continue reading Astrotec Delphinus 5: Defender of the Future

Campfire Audio Polaris: V for Victory

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Campfire Audio’s newest hybrid earphone, the Polaris. Campfire Audio is an American company out of Portland, Oregon. It is the brainchild of Ken Ball, CEO and founder of ALO Audio, a company renowned for their high end portable audio cables. While the Polaris is my introduction to the Campfire Audio brand, it’s one I’ve been watching closely since they released … Continue reading Campfire Audio Polaris: V for Victory