The Oriveti OH500 & OH300 are the corporate’s brand new hybrid common screens with the OH300 a triple driver and the OH500 a 5-driver and their flagship. The Oh300 is priced at $299 and the OH500 is priced at $499.
Disclaimer: The Oriveti OH500 & OH300 despatched to us are samples in change for our trustworthy opinion. We thank Oriveti for this chance.
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Coming to us this time are the just lately introduced hybrid IEMs OH300 and OH500 from Oriveti. These new three drivers and 5 drivers IEMs are hand-built with resin and comes with a premium wanting Eight-braid cables, packed in professional packaging alike the former model New Primacy reviewed earlier.
Each IEMs appears quite sensitive on paper, assumable to be an ideal fit for phones and a few new DAPs. On this assessment, we’ll check out the performance of the two IEMs and examine these two gadgets that share comparable designs however totally different configurations inside.
You notice the driving force rely of the new OH300 overlaps with the New Primacy, each encasing the same 1+2 hybrid configuration. The OH300 homes a new dynamic driver and replaces the New Primacy build with premium resin design and an Eight-wire cable.
The OH500, then again, is Oriveti’s new flagship also that includes hybrid design however differentiating itself with four balanced armatures and sporting the identical Eight braid cable in a brown shade. With new designs and better driver counts, we will anticipate better separation and treble extension in addition to good synergy on units with decrease outputs.
The OH300 and OH500’s resin housings are formed like jelly beans when seen at a sure angle. They do resemble the New Primacy’s design however now way more premium and pebble clean in look and touch.
The construct and polish are superior and no bubbles or blemishes. The faceplates exhibit a sensible golden Oriveti emblem on the left and the model emblem on the suitable. The OH500 is gorgeous beneath sunlight especially when mild passes by way of, the semi-transparent amber brown finish permits you to take a glimpse at the inner structure.
The OH300 has a stealth black shade scheme matching very nicely with the golden logos and can also be semi-transparent when viewing underneath the sunshine. Each screens are constructed with the identical mould so the size are the same.
Consolation & Match
The information, when hooked up to the nozzles on each screens which are tilted barely to the front. They both have a deep insertion in order that they seal swell and supply good isolation. Both earphones are designed to be worn over-ear with detachable cables.
Volumetrically, the OH500 is barely greater than the OH300, nevertheless, both are compact sufficient to fit comfortably in smaller ears. The IEMs are fairly compact, mild and feels snug in the ear after a number of hours of steady listening. Once I use the double flange ideas both go just a little bit too deeper in my ears however some might just like the deeper insertion for the tighter bass impression.
There’s a good choice of ideas inside the packaging so you need to be capable of find a appropriate fit and tuning. A great match is very important as it’s going to affect the seal and insertion depth that significantly alter the sound.
Additionally, you will find a small plastic box crammed with ideas and some extra within the leather case together with silicone ideas in 3 sizes ( 2 totally different designs ), 2 pairs of reminiscence foam ideas and a couple of pairs of double flange ideas. The nozzle design will let you swap different ideas reminiscent of ultimate ideas and spiral dots without them falling off.
Cables and Connectors
In both packages, you can find the identical SPC 8-braided cable. The supplies and square-braiding on the cables look skilled and opulent and not more likely to unwind. In the case of the brown OH500, the color matches the end fairly nicely.
There is a plastic ball slider and all Y-split/ plugs are coated by custom made metallic elements. Heat shrinks bend as ear guides and cover the connector end of the cables. All elements and the cable material appears nicely machined.
The prints on the MMCX cowl are, nevertheless, barely off-center and the MMCX metallic cover seems to be a bit too huge in comparison with the physique. It doesn’t affect the fit, nevertheless, and appears fairly strong but it might look nicer if the elements are slimmer and the prints are aligned.
Package deal & Equipment
Both fashions are available comparable packaging with a pleasant choice of equipment. This is particularly so for the very premium feeling leather pouch comprised of real leather included for both models which match the earphones good. The field design is skilled, elements are loaded into small paper field compartments and it feels a lot alike unpacking an expensive purse.
Within the packaging, you will see that also cleaning tools, a flight adaptor, a three.5mm – 6.3mm converter, and the ideas in S/ M/ L sizes, double-flange and foam. The Eight-wire cable sits in a separate paper box and each IEM has no ideas and cables preinstalled.
Both IEMs are burnt in for more than 48 hours and circulated for my day by day travels for greater than 2 weeks earlier than impressions are made.
Just like the New Primacy in my memory, the OH300 can also be an easy-to-drive, mid-treble optimized IEM that sounds very clear even on telephones and Bluetooth receivers corresponding to Hiby W5. The OH300 has a brand new 8mm dynamic driver inside that adds more fullness to the lower vocal range and the Twin-BA is answerable for larger frequencies.
Testing on my iPhone 6+ the bass punch is smooth but the extension is respectable with good detail and texture. It also delivers a barely forwarded vocal with good treble presence and no disagreeable peaks which makes the OH300 very snug to take heed to for an hour or two without any fatigue.
You possibly can feel some elevation purposely added to the higher vocal range to evoke a slightly cooler signature which contrasts nicely with the smooth bass. I find it nice for lighter voices and enjoyable music genres i.e. blues and Jazz also lighter vocals.
The transition between the drivers on the OH300 is clean and the output is sort of stereoscopic. General, there’s a good degree of decision and detail. The clear vocal performance and enjoyable bass strains work its magic to render the music very partaking yet you will really feel the limitation of hybrid designs with regards to excessive BPM tracks.
Once you play songs with difficult bass content material or lossy format you will discover a weak spot on OH300 within the bass efficiency. To additional discover OH300’s performance I paired it with totally different units.
The dynamic driver is sort of delicate to what input is fed in and you’ll really feel extra power and control within the bass on greater powered outputs. With sure gears like Lotoo Paw Gold, you’ll get much more sparkle within the treble, which may work for audiophile recordings however might also sound harsh on strings instruments.
The sound stage is fairly spacious with good headroom and respectable depth. On Hiby R6, a device with larger output impedance, the sensitive OH300 still sounds pretty balanced and dynamic. You’ll discover the OH300 pairs properly with many sources and finds a great stability between an interesting sound signature and technical capability.
Switching to the OH500 which carries the identical 8mm dynamic driver plus 2 more BAs you will immediately hear a larger soundstage, better dynamic range, and noticeably a lot better bass control.
You still get the buttery clean articulations and swift vocal while technical efficiency is far enhanced with the 2 additional BA drivers added on. The vocal stands out extra from the background and the general presentation is extra pure and three-dimensional with the extra details and texture within the bass.
With two extra BAs inside the OH500, it’s quite a bit more sensitive than the OH300, additional boosting details and mid-bass efficiency on lower-powered units. Small DAPS like Shanling M1 or FiiO M6 can drive OH500 loud and detailed and with amped/ extra highly effective system you’ll get good control within the bass that permits you to take heed to fast and energetic music along with juicy textures within the decrease frequencies.
In comparison with the OH300, the OH500 has better sub-bass and far more tamed treble. It sounds more controlled and without the flicker, the OH500 sounds hotter and extra refined. The upper technical performance comes together with a lot better staging and separation, to not point out very clean transitions in the crossover vary.
Listening to greater decision tracks, particularly, audiophile vocal recordings with the OH500 is gratifying. With good mastering, you will hear wealthy particulars, especially within the mid-bass area. Comparatively, the character of OH300 renders voices flippantly and delicately with out missing the dynamics within the instrumentals. The OH500 seems like switching from strong state to tubes, handling the whole lot in a more refined approach and additional strengthening the resolution.
The OH500 is rated at simply 12Ω with 110db sensitivity, sufficiently powered by many moveable units. With small USB energy DACs like FiiO K3 you will get respectable high quality outputted and it additionally works surprisingly properly with the newest FiiO M11 on the three.5mm socket.
Putting the OH500 on amplifiers or more powerful DAPs you’ll hear higher layering and energy in the lows, you’ll hear firmer punches, more strong impression with better particulars and texture. Being fairly low in impedance OH500 is delicate to what it’s paired with and sounds quite totally different with numerous sources.
However, the smaller brother OH300 output clear mids and enjoyable bass strains on phones and lower end DAPs, putting it on greater end outputs provides it an excellent increase within the lower frequencies dealt with by the dynamic driver. You can improve to Oriveti’s affinity cable in 2.5mm or four.4mm terminations on Oriveti’s website if you purchase the unit. On quite some balanced socket optimized system there shall be higher output energy and dynamics, probably better separation and particulars when in comparison with three.5mm on the identical machines.
With OH300 it’s simpler to note the scale-up effect with greater achieve factor and OH500 sounds great straight out of most units and responds to totally different input more sensitively.
The OH300 gives nice vocal clarity with a handsome build, a properly carried out hybrid design that sounds coherent enough for you to typically overlook it’s a hybrid design when sufficiently powered. The slight trace of sparkle delivers a lighter vocal timbre and a singular texture however I still find the treble performance fairly elegant moderately than peaky.
The OH500 exhibits off a extra mature tuning with stronger technicalities. The tonal stability and mid-bass texture are rather more partaking and detailed. The overall efficiency is a tier up from the OH300 and prepared for some critical and satisfying listening.
In case you are on the lookout for premium craftsmanship and hybrid designs that might be simply pushed properly, these amber and black gems are a superb and aggressive offering from Oriveti.
- Drivers: One Dual Knowles Balanced Armatures + one 8MM Dynamic Driver
- Impedance: 13 Ohm
- Frequency Response: 20~20KHz
- Sensitivity: 108+-3dB/mW, 1000Hz
- Distortion: <1%
- Drivers: 4 Knowles Balanced Armatures + one 8MM Dynamic Driver
- Impedance: 12 Ohm
- Frequency Response: 20~20KHz
- Sensitivity: 110+-3dB/mW, 1000Hz
- Distortion: <1%
Build Quality OH3008.5
Construct Quality OH5008.7
Comfort & Fit (Both)Eight.Eight