Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova
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  Here we go.... (I wish I wasn`t the first).
 
Be gentle :wink:
 
http://headpie.blogspot.jp/2016/05/campfire-audio-andromeda-review.html
 
enjoy
 
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expat
Thank you for getting your review up so quickly! Reading your impressions has made me even more excited to get my Andromedas tomorrow.
 
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Preordered the Andromeda today.
 
Thanks @ExpatinJapan for your review, and to everyone else in this thread for your opinions.
 
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I'm also in for the Andromeda. Looking forward to comparisons with my pre-ordered Nova.
 
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I'll be in like Flynn once there's a 2.5mm balanced cable option :wink:
 
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Thanks for your insight....after reading your post I was very close to pulling the trigger but somehow I held myself....rational decision would be to audition them first...

 
 
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I currently own DITA with LPG and was wondering if Andromeda would be a significant upgrade? Curious about the obvious categories soundstage, depth and bottom end...

I love my ditas. The ditas however, I must admit, are not the most versatile and forgiving IEMs. They are extremely resolving and transparent, and when fed the right stuff sound awesome. They've also got some advantage in the way they produce bass, the slam and the naturalness of the decay, because those are really areas where dynamic Drivers typically have some advantage in.

The andromeda, I found, is a somewhat more versatile and sweeter sound, with a more forgiving upper end. What I really love about it over the ditas is the amazing soundstage. It's very noticeably more spacious and open. Don't get me wrong about the bass, the andromeda has really excellent bass, but really, Dynamic Drivers, when done well, really do have their way with bass.

I can't say which is more transparent and resolving (again dita has a couple of models, the answer, the truth, the brass editions), and too many variables, different cables and what not, plus I really haven't done a serious side by side comparison, but yes, as a Dita user, I am pretty sure you will be very happy with the Andromeda, I loved it when I heard it
 
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Thanks for your insight....after reading your post I was very close to pulling the trigger but somehow I held myself....rational decision would be to audition them first...
 
I applaud your ability to remain rational. Rational thinking rarely factors into my purchasing decisions. 

 
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Hi everyone, been creeping head-fi for a while now. I've always loved listening to music and throughout the years (in my early 20s) I've worked through quite a few earbuds and iems. I'll admit I'm a relative newbie with everything but I do love seeing reviews and listening to favorite songs with new gear. So I was thinking of splurging on the andromeda for myself. I've primarily used Westone iems (westone um pro10, westone 3, w30) and I just wanted to know if anyone had any insight on how big of a gap there was between the w30s I have now and the andromedas? I've been debating on the w60s for a long time but I'm really drawn to the design of the Campfire Audios. I would really appreciate any comparisons or general suggestions on what to look for and stuff. Thanks!
 
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Can the Novas be driven decently enough from a smartphone? I have a C5D but wouldn't want to have to take it everywhere.
 
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Hey, don't worry about your assessment of he sound, you definitely got the gist of it down. That's my exact assessment of the andromeda too, it's a sweet take on reference sound


It's not dead reference that's for sure but it does some things in reference like quality, the way everything is so clean cut, tight, and controlled, even in the way it stages and images, it's got a sense of precision and control that I would expect to hear in a studio
hence my description of a sweeter take on reference sound.

Does that match what you hear?
Yes, sounds about right.
 
Thanks! (To you and others who have kindly commented.
 
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It's not dead reference that's for sure but it does some things in reference like quality, the way everything is so clean cut, tight, and controlled, even in the way it stages and images, it's got a sense of precision and control that I would expect to hear in a studio ...
 
 
Just out of curiosity: do you consider the K10 (universal or custom) as reference?
 
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Just out of curiosity: do you consider the K10 (universal or custom) as reference?

No. The k10 custom is too warm and lush and soft to be considered reference. The aluminium one, I need more time, but it just doesn't have that sense of control that the andromeda has :)
 
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Pretty much, 2 days left to get a more detailed impression of the Nova before I need to make a decision to get them or not. 
 
Help a brotha out, please!!!
 
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  Hi everyone, been creeping head-fi for a while now. I've always loved listening to music and throughout the years (in my early 20s) I've worked through quite a few earbuds and iems. I'll admit I'm a relative newbie with everything but I do love seeing reviews and listening to favorite songs with new gear. So I was thinking of splurging on the andromeda for myself. I've primarily used Westone iems (westone um pro10, westone 3, w30) and I just wanted to know if anyone had any insight on how big of a gap there was between the w30s I have now and the andromedas? I've been debating on the w60s for a long time but I'm really drawn to the design of the Campfire Audios. I would really appreciate any comparisons or general suggestions on what to look for and stuff. Thanks!
 

 
W60 is warmer, smoother, more laid back, slower and looser bass with a bit of spillage into lower mids, and thicker lower mids and smoother/warmer detailed upper mids, less sparkle in treble.  Andromeda is smooth as well, but faster, tighter, and with a more articulate bass and better control/separation from mids, leaner lower mids, more revealing detailed upper mids, and more sparkle/airiness in treble.  Soundstage is very close in comparison, but due to more lushness and warmness W60 doesn't have as good layering and separation in comparison to Andromeda.  It's actually very impressive how Andromeda does a perfect yin-yang of revealing detailed sound wrapped in a blanket of smoothness.
 
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  Pretty much, 2 days left to get a more detailed impression of the Nova before I need to make a decision to get them or not. 
 
Help a brotha out, please!!!
For some reason Campfire is not shipping the NOVA that was pre-ordered. So except for a few reviewers who have them you won't get any impressions from any real users.
 
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