Campfire Audio just Reinvented the Andromeda. And it's Amazing.
If there were ever to be an IEM for Campfire Audio that held legendary status it would have to be the Andromedas. The Andromedas have been around for years while having gone through major updates and upgrades over their lifetime, they still retain that same classic flash green colour and the same structure but this new 2023 edition brings about a lot of changes. This IEM has been completely reimagined internally and externally. Now with this 2023 edition, Campfire Audio has completely reimagined what the Andromeda does and they've taken it to a new level internally and externally but worry not, they’re still the same shade of green. Now what improvements can you expect from this 2023 Andromeda Emerald Sea, do these improvements warrant an upgrade and the most important thing how do these sound? We'll talk about all of this in this video, so let's get started.
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Today's video is going to be an exciting one, one that I've been waiting to share with you all for a while now. So in today's video we'll be talking about a brand and an IEM that audiophiles have come to love all across the world and a brand that has set benchmarks for great sound. we're talking about none other than campfire audio and the IEM in Spotlight today is the new 2023 Edition Andromeda Emerald Sea.
Campfire Audio & Andromeda
Now before we talk about the IEM in focus let's talk a little bit about Campfire Audio. Campfire Audio over the past year has transitioned into a lot of different things and this is clearly visible in the new branding and the delightful packaging that the Andromedas come in. Now this is something that I really appreciate and the unboxing experience for these babies is just phenomenal. So without ranting too much let's talk about the IEM in focus, which is the 2023 Edition Campfire Audio Andromeda Emerald Sea. If there were ever to be a IEM for Campfire Audio that held legendary status it would have to be the Andromedas. The Andromedas have been around for years while having gone through major updates and upgrades over the lifetime, they still retain that same classic flash green colour and the same structure but this new 2023 edition brings about a lot of changes. This IEM has been completely reimagined internally and externally. Now with this 2023 edition Campfire Audio has completely reimagined what the Andromeda does and they've taken it to a new level internally and externally but worry not they’re still the same shade of green. Now what improvements can you expect from this 2023 Andromeda Emerald Sea and do these improvements warrant and upgrade and the most important thing how do these sound we'll talk about all of this in this video so let's get started.
Unboxing Experience + In The Box
So let's quickly talk about the unboxing experience. Now die-hard fans of Campfire Audio are gonna be thrilled and somewhat tickled when you open the package. The moment you lift the wooden lid off the Andromedas, you will be greeted with a sense of joy and delight. The unboxing experience curated by the team at Campfire Audio is just top notch, something that I've not seen or experienced with any IEM unboxing ever. Now there are few things that are a little different from the original and the 2022 edition of the Andromedas, these come with three cables right out of the box. A 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm and a 4.4 mm balanced cable and these are all proprietary cables that allow you to experience your Andromedas to their best and highest level.
Build & Design Language
So once you've unboxed your new Andromeda Emerald Sea, you will instantly notice and realise how beautiful these IEMs are. Now campfire audio with these new shell design that that's where they want to make a statement. Now gone is the severe angular design of the old Andromeda. For the Emerald Sea Andromeda the team of designers have gone for a much more smaller housing that's smoother and much more streamlined. Now what this new design does is it allows the earpiece to sit in the ears perfectly without any feeling of pressure even for a long listening session. This is truly appreciated and another thing that you'll notice is Campfire Audio has transitioned from the old industrial design which was predominant for the first Andromeda and the 2022 Edition to a much more sleeker design for the Emerald Sea Edition. This is truly appreciated and I'm sure a lot of enthusiasts are gonna love this new design.
Now let's talk a little bit about the internals on the Andromeda Emerald Sea. Now the engineers at Campfire Audio have really gone to work and redesigned the internal housing completely and this housing has been fitted with five new custom balanced armature drivers. The driver configuration still remains the same with five balance armature drivers but what's different is the dual diaphragm drivers. Now these drivers have been particularly selected for their low distortion and great clarity. Now one more thing that I'd like to mention is that the andromedas are super easy to drive and compared to the previous generation of Andromedas the Emerald Sea Edition is way less sensitive than that. What this means is you'll be able to pair this IEM with virtually any source and a lot more people will be able to enjoy this IEM without worrying about the pairing.
Now with all of the technical upgrades how do the Andromeda sound? The tuning is definitely the same as the original Andromeda, the sound signature is undeniably Andromeda. What essentially the team at Campfire Audio have done is they've taken a near perfect IEM and they've just refined the tuning a little bit. The bass has been elevated to a level where it sounds thumpy and fun, the mids have been cleaned up, there is no sense of scoop and the top end which was a complaint from a lot of Andromeda users has been tamed. Overall this refinement in the sound just makes the Andromeda Emerald Sea super engaging and highly fun to listen to. With this refinement there is a new level of fluidity and the music listening experience is just elevated to a different level.
So if you were to ask my opinion or my verdict on the Andromeda Emerald sea I just have one word to say - These IEMs are brilliant. Everything from the tuning - from the lows, the mids and to the top end, everything is presented properly. If you talk about the fit, it fits perfectly and I think the redesigned shells are really really well thought out and they'll fit in every single person's ears without any issues. The accessories included in the box are well thought out, you get all the cables, all the accessories you need to get the best out of these IEMs and trust me when I say this you have to hear these IEMs to believe when I say they're perfect in every sense. So if you'd like to try these IEMs, you're more than welcome to drop by at our experience studio here in Mumbai and we'd also love to hear what you have to say about these IEMs in the comment section below. So that's it for today, I'll see you in the next one.