In my recent post about the highlights (and lowlights) of the Melbourne International Hifi Show, I wrote in glowing terms about the Solo-E500X-EQ speaker from Studio 19. Following the Show, I asked Hoj Palmer, Studio 19’s CEO to tell me a bit about the origins of his company and its products.
If you’re reading this before the end of Sunday 5th November and you’re in Melbourne, get along to the International Hifi Show – it’s a fun way to spend a couple of hours if you’re into audio.
When I reviewed the original Lyra earphones from Campfire Audio I was underwhelmed and felt…
The high-end headphone world has experienced an identity crisis (admittedly slightly too strong a term) of sorts in recent times with two camps seemingly forming between the colder, analytical precision of “audiophile” tuning and the musical, rich sounds of the “new school” tuning. There are those who own and enjoy both types of headphones, but the different schools of tuning leads to a lot of conflicting opinions and definitive statements on forums about certain headphones being completely flawed in one way or another. So how does a market leading headphone manufacturer, famous for stalwart “reference” headphones like the HD650 and HD800 respond? By aiming to straddle both camps of course!
At the time I reviewed the Campfire Audio Jupiter IEM it was their top of the line offering at $899 USD (direct from their site). Since then they have released the lower level Nova IEM and the new top of the line IEM, the Andromeda, retailing at $1099 USD. I was excited to see what magic Camfire Audio wove to build on their already excellent range and, on first listen, the Andromeda showed all the signs of being the perfect amalgamation of the outstanding performance and tuning demonstrated in the earlier models.