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Campfire Audio Orbit Wireless Earphones inside Charging Case

Campfire Audio’s Orbit True Wireless Earphones Promise A New Aural Adventure

The true wireless category exploded in 2022 with some of the best models that the segment has ever produced. We reviewed more TWS earbuds or earphones than ever before and our 2022 Buying Guide created some internal friction because not everyone had the same opinion about some of the best models currently available. Brands are struggling to differentiate their products because it’s becoming increasingly difficult to offer anything that ground breaking based on current wireless technology. Why would the new Campfire Audio Orbit True Wireless Earphones be any different?

The folks at Campfire Audio don’t have to convince us that they know how to create incredible sounding IEMs. Many of us use their products as a point of reference because they set the bar really high when it comes to industrial design and sonic performance.

Campfire Audio Orbit Wireless Earphones

But why should you consider these surprisingly affordable $250 TWS earphones over something from Sony, Bowers & Wilkins, Sennheiser, or even Apple?

Especially when they do not offer ANC technology.

If track record means anything — we’re willing to bet that Campfire Audio didn’t spend 2 years creating these so that they sound like every other product in the category.

Campfire Audio are masters of their craft, known in the high-end audio space for their bombastic designs, eye-catching artwork and most importantly – sound quality that transports you to another dimension. Orbit brings Campfire Audio’s experience and love for what they do to the true wireless market – a fresh and well needed arrival — in a very saturated market.

Campfire Audio Orbit Wireless Earphones with Charging Case

The Skinny

This is a completely new design for Campfire Audio, with Orbit’s two-tone housings shaped in a way that makes them extremely comfortable. The design is also robust, with a stainless-steel sound nozzle and grille.

This not only looks impressive; this adds to the solid feel of these earbuds. The touch controls are easy to use, and taking calls is equally impressive due to the built-in high-quality microphone.

The case is also two-tone on the outside, with a bright green interior. Open the lid and the earphones are securely in place and easy to remove. There is also a battery level indicator so you can easily see how much playtime is left. An easy to use app is available for Orbit, with a number of added features. 

The app allows you to customise Orbit’s touch control functionality, as well as find the right sound setting with its built-in 7-band EQ and presets. You can also install future firmware updates easily for an enhanced user experience. 

Campfire Audio has developed custom full range 10mm dynamic drivers for the Orbit, with a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) film diaphragm. The choice of driver materials makes for a dynamic listen packed with depth and low-end power thanks to the 10mm driver.

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Campfire Audio Orbit Wireless Earphones without Tips

Then the LCP diaphragm adds the finishing touch, effortlessly providing clarity, space and energy for an overall engaging and rhythmic listen. 

As well as the impressive drivers, Orbit also comes packed with impressive technology. Bluetooth 5.2 provides a stable connection with AAC and aptX Adaptive codec support, handling 24-bit/48KHz audio.

To really set Orbit apart from its competition, Campfire Audio has managed to squeeze in up to 8.5 hours playtime from a single charge, with an additional 30 hours of reserve playtime from its case – numbers unheard of at this level. There is also USB-C and Qi wireless charging for easy top-up. 

Campfire Audio Orbit Wireless Earphone Accessories

Campfire Audio has included a number of foam and silicone eartips (S, M, L) in order to achieve that perfect fit. You also get a USB-C to USB-C charging cable, user manual and the coveted Campfire Audio pin badge.

Look for our review in January.

Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 5Hz-20KHz
  • Earphone Connection: Bluetooth 5.2 
  • Supported Codecs: SBC, AAC, AptX Adaptive 
  • Battery (Earphones): 8.5 hours 
  • Battery (Case): – 30 hours total playtime reserve 

Price & Availability

From December 7, 2022, the Campfire Orbit will be available to buy for $249/£249 from campfireaudio.com, Amazon and selected retailers worldwide. 

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