Campfire Audio has been on a bit of a roll lately, with two twin releases to get the brand's least expensive set of IEMs out first in the form of the Satsuma and Honeydew. The Honeydew in particular did well in meeting expectations set forth by the company's marketing spiel, and then I saw news of a second set of twin releases in a slightly higher price segment. This time around, things were going bigger, brasher, bolder, and hippier! Enter the Mammoth and Holocene, and we now take a look at the Campfire Audio Mammoth IEMs courtesy a review sample arranged from the brand!
The Satsuma and Honeydew were clearly named and colored based on the fruits, so when I heard of the Mammoth, I was expecting something larger and brown in color perhaps. Instead, we have brown reserved for the Holocene, which we will get to shortly enough, and the Mammoth uses a dark blue color Campfire Audio named based on the frozen tundra itself, which I suppose gets back to the name even if the tundra is a lot lighter blue. But the name actually refers to the promised "huge sound," which in itself is ambiguous and intriguing simultaneously, and going by the backdrop, there are certainly more colors here than just blue. Let's go through all this and more in the review which begins with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Campfire Audio Mammoth In-Ear Monitors|
|Shell:||Machined aluminium body anodized in "frozen tundra" blue, black screws, and black PVD-finished stainless steel spout|
|Cable:||Four-strand silver-plated copper Litz wiring with glow-in-the-dark accents|
|Driver Units:||(1) custom 10mm bio-cellulose diaphragm dynamic driver + (2) custom balanced armature drivers per side|
|Sensitivity:||94 dB SPL @ 1 kHz: 18.16 mVrms|
|Frequency Response:||5 Hz–20 kHz|
|Impedance:||8.1 Ω @ 1 kHz|
|Cable Connectors:||3.5 mm TRS plug to source + two beryllium/copper MMCX plugs to IEM buds|
|Cable Length:||4 ft/1.2 m|