Campfire Audio launches new Satsuma and Honeydew earphones

Back to basics

by Andy Bassett

The eye-catching Satsuma and Honeydew are Campfire Audio’s latest wired IEMs and feature unique, hand-crafted designs in two sonically tailored variations, offering  listeners a choice of audiophile-grade sonic characteristics.

Taking a different path from the current clutch of ‘commoditised’ headphones, over-stuffed with features and connectivity options, Campfire Audio has instead opted to pursue what it calls ‘full-bodied, no-compromise high fidelity audio’ at an affordable price point.

This back to basics approach eschews options such as voice control and wireless capabilities, which are less about the audio and more about the overall experience, and concentrates on audio enhancing measures in the Satsuma and Honeydew models along with an instantly recognisable design aesthetic .

The audio friendly features found in the juicy new IEMs include patented 3D-designed acoustic chambers, full-range balanced armature drivers, and ultra-high-quality silver-plated copper cabling. The weight and strength of their high-end ABS plastic builds means that the reliable units can withstand even the most demanding conditions, opening them up to a variety of use-cases, from simple home use to more vigorous outdoor work. The absence of wireless features and voice commands also means there are no batteries and fewer electronic components that can fail over time.   

Satsuma 

Instantly recognisable with its ‘orange-fizz’ finish the custom acoustic chamber helps to optimise frequency response curves emanating from the unit’s full range balanced-armature driver. In the Satsuma’s case, the sonic fingerprint from the chamber produces focused mid-band frequencies, a tightly controlled bass response, and slightly enhanced but smooth highs, making it well-suited for almost any musical genre, particularly rock, pop, classical, or jazz.

Campfire Audio launches new Satsuma and Honeydew earphones
Campfire Audio Satsuma IEM

The accompanying lightweight design means a comfortable experience for longer sessions too. 

Honeydew

Behind the slightly more restrained ‘mellow-yellow’ of the Honeydew, a different sonic characteristic awaits the listener. Here, the 3D printed acoustic chamber was designed with a bass-forward frequency response, benefitting R&B, Hip Hop, and EDM. Lovers of those genres will experience punchy and detailed bass with a fast, dynamic response. The Honeydew’s custom-designed 10mm LCP diaphragm dynamic driver also helps reach those lower frequencies.

Campfire Audio launches new Satsuma and Honeydew earphones
Campfire Audio Honeydew IEM

Caleb Rosenau, Vice President of Campfire Audio, said, “Both the Satsuma and Honeydew feature design characteristics that are also present in our higher-priced audiophile earphone models.” He further explained, “With the launch of these two affordably priced earphone models, our intention was to help consumers become more focused on the emotional impact of their music, rather than on features that prioritize connectivity.”

The Satsuma and Honeydew wired earphones come with a colourful, soft lined storage pouch and selection of ear tips, and are priced at £199/$199 and £249/$249 respectively.

Both are now available at Hifiheadphones (UK), the Campfire Audio webshop (US) and through its network of authorised dealers worldwide.

Source: Press Release 
Image Source: Campfire Audio 

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