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Cascade Headphone by Campfire Audio

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by KB, Feb 1, 2018.
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  1. canali
    Guess we just have to await the reviews and let the koolaid factor subside...but $799 isn’t a bad price if it sounds great...esp considering so many cans in the $1500-3000 mark...I think campfire is smart with this price point given they have no track record with cans, and are leveraging their item reputation.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  2. Mark Up
    If you look close at the headband padding, there is more in certain areas to the left and right of center vs. farther out (where the extenders are). It's really hard to go by appearance alone, give them the benefit of the doubt that this is their first full size over ear offering, a reputable company, they know they have to get it right. I have a hard time thinking they didn't test it extensively for comfort issues. In reading that long review from Japan that I'd translated, they said the ear cups, band, and weight were all very comfortable. My concert is their extending down far enough, to reach my ears on my head.
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  3. WriterHead
    Audeze SINE great reviews, better design, half the price.

    Mr speakers aeon closed, same price, great reviews, also planar magnetic, not the same kind of cheap small dynamic driver of every other headphone out there.

    Honestly I don't see the 799$ justified.
  4. LaCuffia
    So I guess you heard it already? You seem to have a basis to make comparisons. Good for you.
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  5. Spandy87
    SINE is uncomfortable as hell though, and I'm not sure the size of the driver is as important as the quality, tuning, and implementation of the driver. Moreover, these aren't your standard mylar dynamic drivers. This is the same driver type that is used in the Utopia, so the possibilities are there. Whether or not it's well-tuned and implemented remains to be heard.
  6. AlwaysForward
    It’s not at all like the utopia. Utopia is pure Beryllium and uses a patented/novel shape. These are Beryllium layer-coating on something. Still a good design but certainly less expensive to produce.
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  7. franz12
    Still it is pricey given that it is their first introductory product.

    Current competition is bucking 2-3k trend down, and again it is bringing down prices like a rock. HifiMan recently sold he560 at $350 and their new products are rather cheaper around 500. The Aeons are sold at 800. Lcd2c was sold at 600. Elear was brought all the way down from 1000 to 780. I believe Clear will be sold around 1000 soon, and already its street price is somewhere around 1200. And nobody buys hd800s at 1690.
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  8. Spandy87
    Of course. I'm just saying it's not as simple as saying "large drivers = better sound". Within the category of dynamic drivers you've got all kinds of other factors that determine quality beyond just the size: Mylar, Bio-cellulose, Beryllium etc. And then there's also motor structure, damping, diffusion, cup shape, pads, not to mention the tuning of the driver. If it were just the size of the driver that mattered, we'd all just get the SHP-9500 and call it a day.
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  9. czy6412
    lol Utopia is only 40mm driver, smaller than cascade
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  10. FastAndClean
    its smaller but it has high excursion, very different than drivers without surround
  11. czy6412
    I am just refering to those who just interpret the size of driver as the sound quality
  12. zykorex
    Fair point! I can see how Ken might not want to disclose any plans at the moment (why gimp the Cascade sales?) So I'll keep my fingers crossed. It's just that the idea of a non-crystalline diamond dynamic driver in a closed back starts a tingle in my cojones :-D
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  13. King CATalyst
    Sine is on ear and sounds best with Apple products from what I've read and I've heard the aeon flows multiple times and I honestly don't like how they sound...I owned t5p.2 for awhile and I loved those hps but sold them bc they leaked to much sound and didn't isolate well, so for ME if cascade sounds close to what t5p.2 sounds like then I'm buying a pair.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
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  15. ExpatinJapan
    Extraa Thicc!

    Hopefully the tuning pads give a taste of the Andromeda

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