As someone who loves to listen to music in high quality on a daily basis, I just knew I had to try out one of the new pairs of earphones from Campfire Audio when they sent over the offer to review some. They just recently released the Holocene and Mammoth ones, and I’m here to review the Campfire Audio Mammoth Wired Earphones. Those who want to immerse themselves into their music and audio and have close to $600 laying around will want to give these a go as they pick up a wide range of lows, mids, and highs nicely.
As soon as I got the box, I knew these weren’t any ordinary earphones. The box was layered inside of an outer cardboard shell, which gives way to a small but awesome looking carrying case with the earbuds inside of a soft pouch, some extra ear tips both foam and rubber in different sizes to make sure they fit, and even a cleaning brush for when dirt, earwax, etc tries to get into the tiny vents. I also like how the cable can detach from each earbud which use MMCX connectors, and how the cable, the tips, and logo on the earbuds glow in the dark for a nice bonus effect.
I’ll admit I was taken aback by Campfire’s geometric, angular design of the earbuds, as they look like they would be uncomfortable to place into your ear at first glance. I’m happy to admit I was wrong as they fit snugly in your ears and stay nicely. For you audiophiles out there, Campfire uses a 3D printed, acoustically optimized interior chamber with two custom made and balanced armature drivers. One delivers the high frequency sounds and the other for mid ones, with a custom 10mm bio-cellulose diaphragm dynamic driver for the low end sounds with a frequency response of 5Hz – 20kHz.
What all of this translates into is a solid pair of earphones that pick up low bass pretty well while also having nice and clear mid-range sounds while slightly losing steam on the high end spectrum of sound. In other words, if you’re looking to listen to some dance, trance, hip-hop, and R&B like I love to do, these bad boys will deliver the goods to your ears, while falling a bit flat on lighter tunes.
The Campfire Audio Mammoth Wired Earphones come recommended if you’re dead serious about having the best audio experience with your music, granted your tunes are on the heavier side of the sound spectrum and you have a mammoth sized wallet, as these babies retail for $549, and these are the cheaper of the new batch as the Holocene pair goes for $649. That aside, if you can grab these, go for it and get lost in your music like never before.