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

Cable:

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.

Included:

  • 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

Unboxing:

Accessories:

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:

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Design:

Family shot (Solaris, Andromeda, VEGA):

The Fit:

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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.

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    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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