Campfire Trifecta – In-ear headphones as audiophile luxury by Campfire Audio
Campfire Trifecta, these new in-ear headphones, is described by Campfire Audio as a product with outstanding sound, a unique, even radical design concept and wants to bring luxury into the field of high-end in-ear headphones. It is fitting that there will initially be no more than 333 Campfire Trifecta headphones. The proven specialist for in-ear headphones will present these solutions for the first time at the High End 2022 in Munich.
Campfire Trifecta – Luxury audiophile solution
It is obvious at first glance that the new Campfire Trifecta is a truly unique product. It is no exaggeration when Campfire Audio describes the design of this solution as a radical concept, as revolutionary.
The material used for the enclosure is polyamide, or more accurately polyhexamethylene adipamide, but this material is also known under the brand name nylon.
Campfire Audio achieves not only a cabinet with a curved shape, which is optimal for the arrangement of the drivers inside and at the same time avoids unwanted resonances, but also meets ergonomic requirements for a comfortable use, but also a high transparency, which is almost equal to that of glass. So you can actually see the complete inner workings of the new Campfire Trifecta, and they are extremely complex.
Three drivers are used at the same time
Nowadays, it is by no means unusual for in-ear headphones to use not just one, but several drivers. In fact, it is quite common for proven specialists in this field, such as Campfire, to do so.
However, most developers rely on a combination of dynamic drivers for the bass range and so-called balanced aramture drivers for the mid and high frequencies.
This is not the case with the new Campfire Trifecta, where the developers actually rely on three dynamic drivers at the same time, drivers with a diaphragm diameter of 10 mm each, the manufacturer speaks of three 10 mm ADLC Diaphragm Full Range Dynamic Drivers.
If you remember that the new Campfire Trifecta are in-ear headphones, you will get an idea of the challenges the developers had to master.
Each of the three drivers is individually vented and these are arranged to face each other in a unique triangular configuration, with their performance amplified by an acoustically tuned chamber, according to the manufacturer. In sum, the three drivers in this special arrangement are said by Campfire Audio to deliver a positively breathtaking, gripping sound.
To ensure that the said drivers, packed in a transparent housing, are really put in the limelight – not only acoustically, but also visually – the drivers are fitted with gold-plated cases,
Newly developed cable
In order to meet the high demands of the Campfire Trifecta also with regard to the cable, the developers rely on a completely new cable that uses oxygen-free copper with silver coating. The Campfire Trifecta comes with three cables, all equipped with MMCX connectors, one with a 3.5 mm stereo mini jack for unbalanced connection, the other two with a four-pin 2.5 mm jack and a five-pin 4.4 mm PENTACONN for balanced use.
The plugs at both ends of the cables are coated with beryllium and each has robust stainless steel sleeves.
The scope of delivery of the new Campfire Trifecta is said to include a variety of ear muffs in a wide range of designs and sizes, so that really every user will find the best fitting variant for him or her. Also part of the delivery is a carrying case, which is handmade in Portugal.
Speaking of handmade, the Campfire Trifecta are of course handmade at Campfire Audio’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Prices and availability
The new Campfire Trifecta will be presented for the first time at the High End 2022 in Munich. As already mentioned in the introduction, these in-ear headphones will be produced in a limited number of only 333 units, according to the manufacturer. Campfire Audio quotes a retail price of US$ 3,375 for the new Campfire Trifecta.
Getting to the point
The new Campfire Trifecta is nothing less than the culmination of Campfire Audio LLC.’s latest innovations in headphone design, building on the brand’s signature blend of world-class engineering, years of expertise and craftsmanship to deliver an optimal listening experience. The fact that this is a solution in the absolute premium segment, Campfire Audio even speaks of luxury, is not only noticeable through the unique design, but above all through the very, very small number of units in which the new Campfire Trifecta comes onto the market.
|Manufacturer||Campfire Audio LLC.|
|Distribution Austria||Headphone Company|
|Distribution Germany||Headphone Company|
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