If you’re looking for a pair of earphones, honestly speaking, there are a ton of options out there and you could spend days, if not weeks, trying to find the one that suits you best. But if you’re looking to go beyond consumer audio and start focusing more on audiophile graded earphones, then perhaps Campfire Audio might have something for you.
A few months ago, the company launched its Mammoth IEMs. Right out of the box, they are admittedly one of the more uniquely designed IEMs we’ve seen to date, and there’s a good reason for that.
It’s all custom
According to Campfire Audio, one of the unique features of the Mammoth IEMs is the fact that the acoustic chamber of the earphones have been 3D printed. The company claims that by 3D printing the acoustic chamber, it allows them to make it better optimized for the drivers so that it can deliver the best sound possible.
You could think of it like going to a tailor versus buying off the rack, chances are the one that’s been tailored will be better optimized for your body shape, height, and the style you’re going for.
In addition to 3D printing the acoustic chamber, Campfire Audio has also created a custom but balanced armature for the highs, a single custom BA to deliver the mids, and a new custom 10mm bio-cellulose diaphragm dynamic driver that the company says has an old-school sound signature.
The uniqueness of the Mammoth doesn’t just stop at the way the earbuds have been designed. Campfire Audio has also paid close attention to the accents of the earbuds where the company’s inlay logo has been given the glow-in-the-dark treatment, along with the silver plated copper Litz cable that features glow-in-the-dark accents on both the MMCX connectors and the 3.5mm plug.
The end result? A pretty cool pair of earbuds that look really awesome when the lights are off. Admittedly this is more novel than it is functional, but come on, how many IEMs do you know that actually glow like this, right?
But don’t let the glow-in-the-dark accents distract you from how the Mammoth’s shell is made out of machined aluminum and has been given an anodized “frozen tundra” blue finish, complete with a set of black tri-lobe screws and a black PVD finished stainless steel spout.
The company has also furnished the MMCX connector out of beryllium copper which should help ensure that you’ll be able to keep using it for the years to come.
Last but not least, Campfire Audio will also be including a new Epoch carrying case that is made from upcycled marine plastic that supports the Seaqual Initiative.
If you’re in the market for pair of audiophile-grade IEMs and want something that differs from the norm, then maybe Campfire Audio’s Mammoth might be worth checking out, if not for its looks, then for the sound that the company claims to be capable of delivering.
The Mammoth IEMs are priced at $549 which is admittedly not exactly what many would consider affordable, but if you’re looking to dive into the audiophile world, this might not be a bad place to start.