Campfire, a renowned headphone brand, has recently reorganized its product line to adapt to changes in the headphone market. Along with its classic Andromeda and Solaris models, Campfire has introduced new products such as the Trifecta, which uses three dynamic drivers, and customized sound series.
One of the latest additions to Campfire’s lineup is the Black Star, a hoop-iron hybrid headphone. The Black Star boasts a shell made of brushed stainless steel, PVD-coated side panels with acrylic logos, and tuning holes similar to those on the Solaris headphones.
However, while the Black Star shares similarities with the Solaris in terms of unit configuration and shell design, it has marked differences. The Black Star has a unique unit configuration and technology and is designed to be more affordable than the Solaris.
Additionally, the Black Star uses Time Stream’s silver-plated copper wire as well as 3.5mm stereo and 4.4mm balanced cables. The stainless steel shell makes the Black Star heavier than headphones made of other materials, but it remains comfortable to wear due to its compact size and around-the-ear design.
When tested with a Sony NW-WM1AM2 player, the Black Star exhibited a volume capacity that exceeded the author’s expectations. However, the author noted some background noise and differences in sound quality when using different cables with the device.
The Black Star was found to have a looser style and vocal expressiveness that differs from other Campfire models, making it suitable for those who prefer a more instrument-focused sound. However, its performance may be affected by the type of device used for listening.
Overall, the Black Star is a noteworthy addition to Campfire’s product line, offering a distinctive sound profile that sets it apart from its counterparts.