First Look (in pictures) at Campfire Audio Solaris

… Of The Sun!!!

Campfire Audio Solaris Hybrid IEMs were announced today (October 26th), and I received these new CFA flagships a few hours ago (sent to me as a review sample).  I know there is a lot of excitement around this release, and of course everybody wants to know how it sounds.  A comprehensive review takes time to complete, and even out-of-the-box sound impressions take a while.  Obviously, I’m not ready to share about the sound of Solaris yet, besides, Ken (the Man behind Campfire Audio) suggested to let them burn in for about 5-6 days before critical listening.  He also kindly asked if it’s possible to share first impressions about Solaris, even if it’s not related to the sound.

For as long as I have been writing my reviews, I don’t ever recall making an “unboxing” post.  But as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words, so before I’m ready to share with you thousands of my words, let me start first with a few dozen of pictures to tell their own story.

Campfire Audio website.

Design Spec:

  • 5Hz–20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 115 dB SPL/mW Sensitivity
  • 10 Ohms @ 1kHz Impedance
  • Less than 1% Total Harmonic Distortion

Design Highlights:

  • 24K Gold Plated Lid
  • Durable PVD Finished Body
  • 2 Balanced Armature Drivers with Tuned Acoustic Expansion Chamber (T.A.E.C.) (High)
  • Single Custom Ported Balanced Armature Driver (Mid)
  • Specially Tuned 10mm Dynamic Driver (Mid + Low) w/Plasma enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (C.V.D.) Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon (A.D.L.C.) Diaphragm.
  • Beryllium / Copper MMCX Connections
  • Stainless Steel Spout


Super Litz cable is made from four large conductors of Silver-plated Copper Litz wire. Each conductor is individually comprised of a selected set of particular diameter strands. The Super Litz cable is the perfect balance of physical gauge and performance. The cable is terminated with our custom beryllium/copper MMCX connectors and over-molded 3.5mm plug.  Optionally, you can order a separate cable with 4.4mm termination.


  • Campfire Audio Premium Leather Earphone Case
  • Campfire Audio Super Litz Cable
  • Final Audio E-Type Tips (xs/s/m/l/xl)
  • Campfire Audio Marshmallow Earphone Tips (s/m/l)
  • Silicon Earphone Tips (s/m/l)
  • Campfire Audio Lapel Pin
  • Cleaning Tool
  • Earphone Protection Sleeve



New Leather Case (next to old one for comparison):

Cable (with optional 4.4mm cable):

Close up of MMCX connector:

Regular SPC Litz vs Super SPC Litz:



Family shot (Solaris, Andromeda, VEGA):

The Fit:



16 thoughts on “First Look (in pictures) at Campfire Audio Solaris

    1. It’s in the last picture 😉 They are larger then other Campfire iems, but the fit is quite comfortable, especially with over the ear cable support. Also, they are not heavy at all.


    1. yes, heard about it. I hope Noble will finally attend canjam NYC this year so I can take a listen. also, want to hear the latest Sony hybrid as well. Will be an interesting comparison to Solaris.


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