There’s no denying it. Everyone loves Campfire. But are we willing to mortgage our houses to get a pair? Well, turns out that Campfire cares about the little people too. The Campfire Comet promises to please the masses for a mere 200 bucks. But is it setting us up for disappointment? Or can it still produce that gorgeous sound signature for a reasonable price? Let’s find out in this Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones Review.
Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones Review
IN the BOX – Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones Review
Campfire Audio Black Textured Earphone Case
Campfire Audio Copper Litz Cable – Copper Conductors with Berylium Copper MMCX and 3.5mm Stereo Plug. Features inline 3-button control with Mic.
SPINFIT Tips (xs/s/m/l)
Campfire Audio Marshmallow Tips (s/m/l)
Silicone Earphone Tips (s/m/l)
Campfire Audio Lapel Pin – Cleaning Tool
FIT – Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones Review
Some of you will be happy. The Comet doesn’t come with over-ear memory wires. You might feel liberated by the hookless feel. But let me warn you that the circumference of the ear tips are pretty large on all Campfire models. If you generally have trouble with in-ear headphone fit, the you might have to play around with the different sized molds. Personally, I had to change them around a bit before I could hear the sound evenly.
DESIGN – Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones Review
A mic and remote on a Campfire? Thank god. Some of us have to make calls around here! And they still give us a nice quality Litz cable with copper MMCX connectors. The housing is kinda bare bones compared to the more expensive Campfire models. Still, it has a stainless steel body, and should last a long while.
SOUND – Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones Review
I didn’t expect this, but the Comet is one of the most evenly balanced Campfire models I’ve listened to. It lacks the “brick wall” solidity and attack of the more expensive models, but Freq! I have to say, it sounds good. Tight, fast…Let’s look at the breakdown.
In perfect Campfire fashion, the bass is deep, dry and has some serious grip. It’s warm but doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the mix. The clarity is definitely there; the texture of bass instruments come out beautifully. Pop, hip-hop and EDM sound great on these puppies.
Ah, the mids. If you love a good rock chorus, you’re going to love the Comet. Full and rich, you feel the entire midrange spectrum in perfect harmony. Perhaps the upper mids are a tad more emphasized than the lower mids, but harshness in very minimal. The separation is quite impressive too for 200 bucks. Despite its warmth, the Comet is very clear in this range. Vocals are neither too forward or removed. Folk sounds great as well. You can really hear the strums and subtle tones of acoustic guitars. Nice!
No piercing highs on these buds. A faint, but pleasant-enough roundness. Woodwinds and strings sing nicely. Not a huge amount of transparency in this range, but still decent. High cymbals, for example, are not extremely crisp, but that’s because of the ever so slight roll-off. Even so, brass is breathy, and pianos definitely convey the more subtle timbres.
Not an incredibly wide soundstage. But instrument placement is accurate, and the sense of depth is there.
SUMMARY – Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones Review
For $200, you won’t get a better deal. Deep and tight bass, lush, clear mids, and no compromise in the highs. Balance balance balance. Great transient response and sufficiently detailed. It may not have that oomfy, concrete feel of the higher priced models, but…Pretty, pretty, pretty good.
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Audio 46: Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones
SPECIFICATIONS – Campfire Audio Comet In-Ear Headphones Review
10Hz–19 kHz Frequency Response
97 dB SPL/mW Sensitivity
48 Ohms @ 1kHz Impedance