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Full sound and well-balanced sonic delivery; Nova will fill your favorite recordings with new life.
Two Full Range Balanced Armature Drivers. Designed and Assembled in Portland, Oregon USA.

This product has been discontinued.  Head over to the Campfire Audio Market to shop our B-Stock and previously owned inventory.

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Full Bodied Full Range

Nova utilizes twin full range balanced armature drivers to achieve its unique and engaging frequency response.

When combined these drivers produce a sound that is both fun and relaxed. It brings out the best in your favorite tracks, from EDM to jazz classics. The bass strings pluck and the drum machine snares pop.

Powerful Pairings

Nova utilizes twin full range balanced armature drivers to achieve its unique and engaging frequency response.

When combined these drivers produce a sound that is both fun and relaxed. It brings out the best in your favorite tracks, from EDM to jazz classics. The bass strings pluck and the drum machine snares pop.

Spacious Listening

A clear and broad soundstage is reproduced with great accuracy. Musical detail and imaging are great. The Nova is nothing short of an excellent earphone.

Smooth Operator

Your favorite tracks will sound awesome. Awesome in the way they sound in your head when you think of them. :)

Nova offers a smooth high-frequency response with mids that are balanced and open. Vocals retain their natural tonality with engaging presence. And full-bodied low frequency fills out the sonic signature of this excellent earphone.

Cerakote™ Body

We’re proud to introduce a new coating to the earphone market.

“Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.”

The ergonomic shape of the design offers an easy to wear and comfortable fit.

The Nova’s lightweight design is ideal for all day listening sessions.


What People Are Saying...

Precision Machined Housing

Improves the sonic performance of the earphone by reducing vibrations that induce sonic distortion. The shells extend the life the earphone by offering protection from drops. They offer piece of mind that your earphone won’t crack when in your pocket.

Locally Sourced

The shells are produced in small batches and inspected individually to insure each body and lid meets our exacting standards. After each part is machined, it is mechanically inspected to be sure the part is within our established parts standards. Each part is then visually inspected for any blemishes. The passing parts are then packed individually into new egg crates, sourced from the local farm.

Individually Crafted

Close attention to detail is critical to delivering you the superior musical experience from our earphones. We test and pair each individual earphone, Left and Right, to establish its conformity to our firmly established tuning and performance criteria. The result is a pair of earphones made for each other that you can feel good about.

Included Accessories

Campfire Audio Canvas Earphone Case

Campfire Audio Litz Copper Cable - High Purity Conductors with Berylium Copper MMCX and 3.5mm Stereo Plug

Featured Tips (xs/s/m/l) - Campfire Audio Earphone Tips(s/m/l) - Silicon Earphone Tips (s/m/l) - Campfire Audio Lapel Pin - Cleaning Tool

Technical Specifications

10Hz – 19kHz Frequency Response

114 dB SPL/mW Sensitivity

22 Ohms @ 1kHz Impedance


Beryllium / Copper MMCX Connections

Machined Aluminum Shell

Cerakote™ Lid and Body

Dual Balanced Armature Drivers

3 reviews for Nova

  1. Ron Kerlin (verified owner)

    The Nova is a nicely balanced all-arounder with impeccable build quality and a smooth, non-fatiguing sound. There is ample bass and excellent presence in the mids, especially in the areas of male and female vocals. I notice no spikes or dips in the audible ranges as far as my ears can go. Highs might best be discribed a “polite” although there is enough detail to flesh out the higher instrumental frequencies.

    My only reason for dropping a star is that the memory wire in the otherwise excellent supplied cable is an annoyance as makes fitting rather tedious each time due to rotating in the socket. I would personally much prefer the option of no memory wire.

  2. Jeff Hansen (verified owner)

    I probably have owned too many IEM’s including the Lyra’s and purchased the Nova IEM’s on a whim. I was looking for a new toy so I purchased the Nova’s. Needless to say, these are quite possibly the best IEM’s I have heard for the money. They tend to have a little more bass than the Lyra’s but might lack some of the finer detail the Lyra’s provide. Having used the Nova’s for several weeks now, I prefer them to the Lyra’s. The Nova’s have a very flat frequency response, are very transparent and are much less particular with it’s source. I have found them to be very enjoyable with both my iPhone (with and without an additional DAC/AMP) and with my AK 240. They are non-fatiguing and quite comfortable for extended listening sessions at work or while relaxing at the mountain.

    I look for three things in audio gear: sound, build quality and customer service. These guys hit it out of the park on all three. I stumbled on Campfire Audio only because ALO is headquartered in Portland and feel fortunate to have done so.

  3. Jeff W

    The Nova is my first step up from single BA IEMs (Shure 215), so take my impressions with a grain of salt. One of the first things that I noticed was the detail and warmth that I could hear in the music that just was not present before, it makes you go back through your music catalog to listen and experience tracks again (though the Motown recorded in the 50s and 60s really doesn’t have much to add).
    The downside of this particular design is that there is not as much isolation of background noise as the Shure IEMs and the sensitivity is so good on these that in a quiet environment I have the volume at the lowest level on my iPod touch and cannot even use them on my Nexus 5x. The fit does take some getting used to, but I assume every IEM is a bit different in that respect, I settled on the mid. silicone tips and after a few tries got the memory wire where I wanted it.
    Audio equipment is a slippery slope, the more you spend, the more you discover in the music, and the harder it is to go back to inexpensive stuff.

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