Campfire Audio Lyra II IEMssearch

Campfire Audio Lyra II IEMs

Campfire Audio Lyra II IEMs

bookmark_borderSave
Where's the price?
To negotiate the best possible price for our members, we must agree to hide our prices externally.



save and buy andros
Why so many people complaining these because they are not as good as $1,000 IEMs? I got mine for $630 and I'm very satisfied. First of all, I don't like boomy sound. These sound universally good , from iPad to Desktop dac. iSine 20 sound better at this price point, but they are huge. BAs are so deminding for amps, so Lyra II has it's edge to me.
Not even worth $400... Stick to my old ass IE8
These or MD+’s?
Load 1 more comment
Athtel
On a more serious note, I think it's worth owning both, if possible. For a single DD, the Lyra is quite fast and has good resolution. It has the better bass extension between the two and definitely has more impact over the MD+ as it has a healthy bump up through 100 hz. The Lyra comes off to me as pretty L shaped as it starts high and slowly tapers down 5k hz and then we get a boost in the low/mid treble region. The MD+ is pretty flat (a few dB boost in the sub bass region) for the most part until about 1.5k hz where it climbs quite a bit until it dips right at 5k hz.
The other kicker, the Lyra just sounds a bit different than most other single DD IEMs due to it's beryllium driver. Compared to the MD+. the Lyra has the better tonality (it just sounds "correct") and overall just sounds more full and textured. However, I would give soundstage, openess, and separation to the MD+. On most tracks, it has a nice 3D effect compared to the smaller, in your head soundstage from the Lyra.
The more I think about it, the more that these two are quite complimentary since they literally cover areas that the other doesn't. Want a meatier, textured low end and relaxed mids with just enough sparkle up top? The Lyra's got you covered. Want a more neutral response with energy and better extension up top and a hint of extra sub-bass? The MD+ is where it's at. Truthfully, you can't go wrong with either. I have a very eclectic taste in music and both fair well with any genre. The Lyra does best with HipHop, Rnb, Pop, etc due to it's bass but the MD+ is no slouch either it's just not as visceral. But, when it comes to feeling more spacious and open especially for live tracks, acoustic, jazz, and orchestras, the MD+ really excels over the Lyra.
Long-winded response but hopefully that helps a bit. My initial response still stands that if you can afford it, go with both. Otherwise, pick the one that fits your genres of music the best. Either way, I don't think you'll be disappointed in either.
search
I like these but I really want Polaris. Since they're doing so many CA drops I'm sure it's coming soon. Or at least I hope.
plexabyte
I couldn't say no if they did a Polaris drop.
Ashw99
Especially if it gets a similar price cut.
Does anyone know if these would be a big step up from MEE Pinnacle 1?
PeachG
Yes! if you like a pure DD sound these are hard to beat at this price
Since I have a pair of MD+, I am wondering if it will give me a significantly different fun sound worth $400. Can anyone enlighten me?
tbh you'd probably be better off dropping $400 more and wait for a B-stock Andromeda to show up and buy that one instead... Lyra II is... well it could be better.
Oakbing
I have both. and the Andromedas is a completely different sound. It is multi BA with amazing separation and soundstage with amazing mids with nice treble. BUT $850 even at b stock prices and they are extremely sensitive to source. Even if you don’t get any hiss from let’s say an iPhone or V30 when I got a ZX300 player it made such a difference I was shocked because I thought they sounded good out of my ifi xdsd already. The L2 are more forgiving and 1/4 the price of Andromedas
I have these and they’re great! Please bring us the Vegas!
I highly doubt the current flagship andromedas(which I also have) or the Atlas will show up here anytime soon
Description seems to emphasize highs, which as someone very treble sensitive (nuforce edc3 sound harsh and horrible to my ears to give you an idea of my listener profile) gives me pause. Are they really treble happy?
Load 1 more comment
In your mind, having a pair of these, would it be worth it upgrading to vega/atlas (at MD/gray market discounted price) ?
Virgule
Yes. I'm borrowing my friends Vega (about a month now) and it's night and day. The Vega is much more technical and outright bigger and meatier than the Lyra. However, it's treble can get hot on some tracks, the same with sibilance. Even though I say that, it hasn't been enough to my ears to stop me from listening to them as much as I can. They have such a big unique sound that is quite addicting. Hoping that CA drops the Vega here since it's being replaced by the Atlas. I enjoy them just not at $1100. I think for $800-900 I would buy my own pair. I haven't heard the Atlas yet but from what I've read, it's an improvement over the Vega in pretty much every regard. I'm just not a fan of the form factor. The Lyra/Dorado/Vega are my favorite housings from Campfire as they just disappear into my ears and are so lightweight.
Another chance for a fantastic pair of IEM I'm very pleased to have bought. However, what we needed was a chance for the higher end models ! Bring us the Atlas/Vega/Andromeda !
Today was the day of expected delivery. It has not arrived. I am disappointed tracking stopped the minute it left US postal service and supposedly entered Canada 6 days ago. I hope Lyra shows up soon without problems.
Hey guys, my one of my Lyra II's drivers seems to have the glue that's keeping the driver to the aluminum housing completely undone. I was removing from my ear and I noticed that the plastic driver part is completely loose. How long is the warranty? I've had them for about a year now. :c
Load 3 more comments
Oh thanks for the reply! They actually did and were actually pretty nice and swift
LeSriracha
Awesome! CA treats their customers well and they respond quickly.
Received a mailing confirmation last night. Yes.
When will we get these with international shipping?
Will these ship soon?
Will I have to pay tax for these, if shipped to New York?
Hellikk
No
Are these worth it against a periodic berillyum?
verlaine33
Check out bstock IMR R1 @ 315 shipped instead of 700 on their main website. I had the be but returned it cause it was dull and boring. This IMR that I got a week ago shatters my old Be. Glad I returned that thing.
Anyone have experience using these type of iems for air travel?
Wow. These were USD 499 at the previous drop.
But where did the international shipping go?
Load 1 more comment
I don't think it's a shipping cost issue. When I got mine, the shipping component to Australia was less than $10. Even if it was $40 (which is the usual insured shipping for a full sized headphone), I'm sure there's be plenty of interest.
Now if we treat them like jewellery, then I wish I had taken that light blue Andromeda. I wish I wish... Cheers.
Get IMR R1 (B-stock) which is roughly $400 or less on their site( If still available). Those are as good as vega and definitely better than Lyra II . R1 has nice and punchy bass and deep sub bass. Mid are little laid back where Lyra II has nice and smooth mid. But the treble is much better on R1 with larger soundstage. Most precisely you can use different filter to change your liking.
Load 3 more comments
I heard many good talks about dunu dn-2000js but never got chance to try them. May be very soon!
khaja-724612
I encourage you try it. I like Andromeda, Vega, Lyra II, Dunu 2000j and their new Falcon C. How expansive or cheap is never the real point for me, so don't flame me please. We all have different likes. Cheers.
Anyone can say if this are better than Noble X?
Load 5 more comments
I do not think the highs are recessed it is hard to explain but when you compare them to the Vegas which is the old flagship same 8.5mm DD I could heat the treble extend further. The andromedas treble is amazing too but is definitely brighter but that is a 5 BA so the sound you get is completely different. the reason why I like DD IEMs is the impact and punch you get I haven’t heard recreated by any BA IEMs
RIFP
If you are talking about Massdrop x Noble X ; Lyra II is better than any aspect Either sound or build quality.
I want to add that if all you’re doing is listening to mp3‘s or pandora or youtube on music etc coming out from your smartphone you will be better off getting a cheaper set of IEMs or make sure there is room in your budget for a dac/amp like the ifi idsd nano black label ($200) or at least a Fiio Q1 mark 2 with Tidal lossless (cd quality) or you will not be getting the sound you think you payed for. Even a nice 320 kps mp3 would sound ok but these attached to a dongle out of my iPhone 8 leaves much to be desired but if you don’t know any better you may be disappointed with why they’re not sounding great for you.
My portable rig is iPhone 8 with a ifi xdsd (or mojo) stacked on the back streaming tidal and it really wakes this things up. However the xdsd is $400 and mojo is usually $500-$600. You dont need something that high end but at least leave $200 for a separate dac/amp and don’t expect the world straight out of your phone or tablet.
Now the volume will be crazy loud still when turned up on a smartphone but that is not what I’m talking about. It is the quality of the sound you will hear first with a 16 bit 44.1 cd file and a proper dac to process the digital signal. 96 or 128 mp3 usually sound like trash and an IEM can NOT* (edit)make a crappy compressed file or source sound better
Why are these better than balanced Armature models? I am not familiar with this Tech in an in ear monitor
Load 17 more comments
I agree. I haven't met a single hybrid IEM that bests a pure dynamic or BA IEM. All hybrids have a bizarre midrange to me as well other odd spikes comparatively. I don't think manufacturer's have really nailed down the crossovers for hybrids, honestly. Hell, even more more manufacturer's are going to single-BA IEMs these days and foregoing crossovers completely since the tech in that regard has moved forward.
Have you heard the CA Orion’s?
How can they make these cheaper than retail? Sub-par parts used?
R7950
They're older models and probably don't sell as many as their other models that are always backordered or sell out immediately (i.e. the Andromeda).
Can you pay for worldwide shipping? What a shame they don't ship worldwide
No shipping to Australia? what the...
Load 3 more comments
I'm interested, how much you're willing to sell for
ngocthuong
$275 USD
Can anyone share their experiences between this and Noble x?
Do these have a warranty???
Again not listed on the spec page... sigh
Charlesgpr
Yes, I contacted Campfire Audio today regarding the warranty and this drop. They responded within 30 minutes and the response was: ------------------ HI! Yes - the warranty is the same. Cheers! ------------------
Also, if you read further down it seems that one of the campfire representatives also stated that this was covered under warranty. I sent the e-mail just because I wanted to verify, and as it turns out they're still offering their warranty for this which is great!
For $500 its a no for me as I had these and the IE800s can be had new for $550 and used $350 which I think are superior to these. The Sony ex 1000 can be had for $360 and are a wonderful DD IEM but 16mm vs 8.5mm and the sound is much more balanced vs bass heavy. These L2 are still very nice but a lot of people will have fit issues as it took me a long time to find aftermarket tips that fit and they’re expensive so be aware of that because I don’t think you can return. but for $400 if these fit your ear they are amazing! Lets drop this price to $400!