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Cascade is a culmination of a 3 year engineering effort to bring our signature sound to a headphone. The result is a portable, closed-back headphone that sounds and performs like it’s open. Even better; it has the unique sound you expect from a Campfire Audio headphone.
42mm Beryllium PVD Driver
Cascade delivers exceptional musicality and openness. It has a soundstage that expands well beyond the listening space. It possesses sonic traits not found in typical ‘closed-back’ headphone designs.
Specially crafted custom drivers are at the heart of Cascade. Powerful and impactful sound with excellent speed and micro detail retrieval. Superior highs extend over precise and controlled bass notes.
Premium Materials, Durable Build
Creating a portable audiophile headphone requires using materials that are up for the job. Light weight forged and machined aluminum cups paired with stainless steel components. This provides added strength in the places where you need it most.
Premium sheepskin ear pads are not only comfortable, but they provide excellent isolation. Listen to your favorite track on the bus without disturbing your fellow passengers. Escape office boredom without complaints.
Your HiFi Companion
Designed with portable use in mind, Cascade is a durable headphone for use at home and on the go. The more you listen, the more you’ll find you’ll want to keep it with you, where ever that might be.
Cascade has excellent high-frequency extension; cymbals sparkle and expand on a wide soundstage. Mids are clear and uncolored. The bass response is special; rich in texture and well defined. All qualities you won’t find in a typical closed back design.
- Premium Select Materials. We wanted to be sure our first headphone was as good as the earphones we make. Close attention to each component is critical to achieving this goal. The headband, joints, and pivot are all made of stainless steel. This makes the traditionally weakest parts of a headphone the strongest. The cups and hanger arms are aluminum; cast and then machined to reduce weight. Our headphone pads are soft sheepskin, attached via magnets and replaceable. Each element’s design is there to improve your ownership experience.
- Detachable Cable. Cables are where we started with ALO audio so we know the importance of including an awesome cable. That is why we include our acclaimed Litz cable with Cascade. It has the same conductor design and materials as the Litz cable included with each of our earphones. Here we’ve added a special cloth jacket to the cable. It minimizes microphonics and adds a level of durability to the cable for headphone use.
- Designed for Portable. Cascade is the headphone that we wanted while traveling. It folds up to a compact size and is an isolated closed-back design. It sounds excellent with your portable DAP or phone. And it scales with ease in your home set-up.
- 5Hz–33 kHz Frequency Response (attn -26dB)
- 100 dB SPL/mW Sensitivity
- 38 Ohms @ 1kHz Impedance
- 13.5 oz (without cable) or approximately 383 g
- Earpad Dimensions Outside OD approx – 2.75-inch wide x 4 inch tall
- Inside ID is approx – 1.5 inch wide x 2.5 inch
- 42 mm Beryllium PVD diaphragm dynamic driver
- Sheep Leather Detachable Headphone Pads
- Cicular ‘Push-Pull’ Connections
- Cast + Machined Aluminum Cup and Hanger Arms
- Steel headband, pivot and joints
- Litz Cable – Silver Plated Copper with Cloth Jacket (4′)
- Campfire Audio Cascade Headphones
- Campfire Audio Zipper Headphone Case
- Campfire Audio Litz Cable with Cloth Jacket; Silver Plated Copper Conductors with Circular Push-Pull Connectors and 3.5mm Stereo Plug
- Custom fit acoustic dampeners to find the sound that is right for you.
"Throw some power into that really good beryllium coated PVD driver, burn it in for a bit and you will hear something a lot more complex and impressively spacious for a closed-back dynamic headphone. The bass is still strong, still aggressive and physical but it is not bloated or lacking in definition when properly driven."
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"It’s not balanced, neutral or realistic, but executes its tuning through marvellous control. I’m especially enamoured by the Cascade’s midrange that shines through with its clear yet natural voicing achieved through careful transitions that achieve overall coherence."
"The Campfire Audio Cascade has a bold, energetic sound, defined (on the surface) by its dominant bass. But it’s bass done right. A resolving midrange and clear but relaxed treble seal the deal. Currently, there simply aren’t many other closed-back headphones in its price range that can compete."
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