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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:26 pm 
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I recently purchased some Campfire Audio Comet Earphones/IEMs and they are awesome! For under $300 CAD you can get a pair of excellent IEMs that can be driven with a smartphone but definitely respond to a higher quality headphone amp and/or source.

I have Sennheiser HD650s and the Mr. Speaker Aeon Flow (Closed) which fit in really well with the CA Comets since they too have a slightly warmer sound signature while still presenting detail across all frequencies. Another thing I really enjoy with these is their bass and how natural they sound.

I was curious if there was anyone out there with a pair of CA Comets that wanted to post their thoughts. I also wanted to post a positive review to encourage any CAM members that were thinking about these IEMs that they are at least in my mind a very good buy!

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I am in the market for an IEM in that price range. Used Cardas 8 30th anniversary were at the top of my list. Will have to try these out. The new over ear closed back from Campfire look intriguing as well. Direct competitor to the Aeon Flow as they have an identical list price. Consider me encouraged.

Have you ever used your Aeon Flow for portable duties?

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dlodewyk wrote:
I recently purchased some Campfire Audio Comet Earphones/IEMs and they are awesome! For under $300 CAD you can get a pair of excellent IEMs that can be driven with a smartphone but definitely respond to a higher quality headphone amp and/or source.

I have Sennheiser HD650s and the Mr. Speaker Aeon Flow (Closed) which fit in really well with the CA Comets since they too have a slightly warmer sound signature while still presenting detail across all frequencies. Another thing I really enjoy with these is their bass and how natural they sound.

I was curious if there was anyone out there with a pair of CA Comets that wanted to post their thoughts. I also wanted to post a positive review to encourage any CAM members that were thinking about these IEMs that they are at least in my mind a very good buy!

Cheers,
Daniel.


Very nice. Was aware of Campfire’s other offerings, Andromeda, Polaris and Orion, and although intrigued, I formed a biased opinion that their aggressive styling may contribute to discomfort. Seems Campfire has addressed this with a smaller yet more rounded housing. Love the fact the cables can be replaced! Don’t think I will ever buy another IEM that has a hardwired cable - just for the simple fact this is the first point of failure regardless of quality.

I am currently using Shure SE846 which I think are absolutely amazing! But at a price many are not willing to fork over for a pair of universal IEM’s. Keep telling myself my next pair of IEM’s will be of a custom mold, perhaps JH Audio. But should I ever fail to resist temptation to try something new, I’ll be sure to put these on my list to check out. Thanks for sharing!


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An interesting new look for Campfire, and cool that they are stainless.

I have owned a couple of sets of single BA iems. Weston UM10's, Shure 215's, etc.

A journey into a quality multi BA iem changed my perspective on them - in my case the gateway was the NuForce HEM8's.

I am currently loving an old set of Noble 5's (that became the Dulce Bass model).

Single BA iems do a great job at presenting a coherent stage for me - but the added bass depth of multi BA's always wins me over longer term.

Still think those Comets are a very cool addition to the Campfire family.

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An interesting new look for Campfire, and cool that they are stainless.

I have owned a couple of sets of single BA iems. Weston UM10's, Shure 215's, etc.

A journey into a quality multi BA iem changed my perspective on them - in my case the gateway was the NuForce HEM8's.

I am currently loving an old set of Noble 5's (that became the Dulce Bass model).

Single BA iems do a great job at presenting a coherent stage for me - but the added bass depth of multi BA's always wins me over longer term.

Still think those Comets are a very cool addition to the Campfire family.


Of course the Shure se215 is a single dynamic driver not BA.

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Good point about the Shure. I have more experience with BA iems, but do own one set of dynamics.

I bought my daughter a set of 1More triple drivers (2 BA’s and 1 dynamic driver) and she loves them.

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good sound wrote:
I am in the market for an IEM in that price range. Used Cardas 8 30th anniversary were at the top of my list. Will have to try these out. The new over ear closed back from Campfire look intriguing as well. Direct competitor to the Aeon Flow as they have an identical list price. Consider me encouraged.

Have you ever used your Aeon Flow for portable duties?



I have taken the Aeon Flows with me on a drive before and went absolutely crazy as all I could hear was road noise, and it was in my girlfriend's Honda Civic that isn't particularly bad with road noise. Usually I find that the Aeon Flow (Closed) are pretty good at isolation from my experiences listening at home with the dishwater on, ect. but I haven't really taken them out of the house.

I was looking for a portable solution and was looking at the B&W PX Wireless headphones and was about to pull the trigger when I thought about IEM's and the isolation that they could provide. I was just going to jump on so Etymotic IEM but I decided to do some shopping and I liked the look, price and the Campfire Audio Brand so I decided to support them instead.


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Thanks for sharing, Daniel! These seem like they could be right up my alley.


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