ORIVETI O800 IEM Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORIVETI O800 In-Ear Monitor Review

 

 

Introduction:

Oriveti is New and innovative brand founded in 2015 that is providing HiFi quality audio products for the daily use. The engineering and design team is experienced within the earphone/headphone industry.

  • The motto of the company is: LISTEN INSPIRED

The Oriveti O800 is the latest flagship IEM of the company that features 8 Balanced Armature Drivers (2x Bass BA, 4x Mid BA, 2x High BA).The monitor shell is made of resin material and is handmade, while 8core SPC (Silver Plated Copper) wire cable is hand braided.

 

Disclaimer:

I would like to thank the Oriveti for providing me the O800 In-Ear Monitor for review purposes. I am not affiliated with Oriveti beyond this review and these words reflect my true and unaltered opinions about the product.

 

 

 

Price and Availability:

The actual retrial price for the Oriveti O800 is 799,00 USD that you can find under the link below;

 

 

 

Package and Accessories:

The Oriveti O800 came in a relative small black box in form of a cube that has the brand logo and their Motto “Listen Inspired” on the top. This box is wrapped with a green cardboard with some brandings on the top.

Inside the box are the following contents/accessories;

  • 1 pair x Oriveti O800 In-Ear Monitor
  • 1 pcs x 8 Core Detachable Cable with 2-Pin connectors
  • 1 pcs x Leather Carrying Case
  • 3 pairs x AZLA SednaEarfit™ Xelastec Silicone Ear Tips
  • 2 pairs x Black Silicone Ear Tips with small opening
  • 3 pairs x White Silicone Ear Tips with small opening
  • 2 pairs x Double Flange Ear Tips
  • 2 pairs x Foam Ear Tips (M)
  • 1 pcs x Cleaning tool
  • 1 pcs x Airplane adaptor
  • 1 pcs x 6.35mm to 3.5mm Connector

The O800 comes with a very rich accessories package same as the OH300 and OH500 products.

Oriveti offers a various set of Silicone and Foam ear tips that includes even AZLA’s SednaEarfit™ Xelastec Silicone Ear Tips, which is a great addition.

The leather case with a rounded shape is of very high quality and looks pretty stylish.

Inside the box are also some other additions like an airplane adaptor, 6.35mm to 3.5mm Headphone connector and a cleaning brush.

 

 

 

Design & Build Quality:

The monitor shell of the Oriveti O800 is made of high quality resin material. Each monitor shell is handmade and looks very solid in your hand without to show any visible imperfections.

The beautiful handmade monitor shell has a pretty unique semitransparent dark green color, so that you can see the 8 BA drivers inside it.

On the front of the monitor shell that we also describe as faceplate are the company branding (right earpiece) and the circular brand logo (left earpiece) which are in gold color.

The faceplate features also a small opening on each monitor.

The sound nozzle is the only external part of the monitor that is made of metal material in gold color.

Each nozzle has three openings on the top, one goes to the Bass drivers (2x BA’s), one to the Mid drivers (4x BA’s) and one to the Treble drivers (2x BA’s)

On the top of each monitor is a 0.78mm diameter 2-Pin female connector that holds the male connector fits tight and nicely.

The Oriveti O800 comes with a hand braided 8 core Silver Plated Copper (SPC) cable that features 2-Pin connectors with a diameter of 0.78mm.

The nicely braided detachable cable of O800 has a brown PVC isolation and features transparent heat-shrink ear guides near de 2-Pin connectors for a more comfortable over the ear wearing experience.

The 2-Pin connectors have a metal housing in black color and do have L (Left) and R (Right) markings.

The cable has a y splitter and chin sliders that are also in black color.

The gold plated 3.5mm Single Ended (TRS) headphone plug has a straight profiled metal housing in black color and a plastic strain relief for additional protection.

 

 

Fit & Isolation:

The Oriveti O800 fits pretty comfortable in to my average sized ears without to hurt my ear concha even after longer listening periods. The noise isolation on the other hand is above average, which makes it ideal for the use in relative high noise intensive environments like bus, subway, train, etc.

 

 

 

Technical Specifications:
  • Drivers                         : 2x Bass BA, 4x Mid BA, 2x High BA
  • Impedance                  : 15 Ohm
  • Frequency Response  : 10~40KHz
  • Sensitivity                   : 110+-3dB/mW, 1000Hz
  • Distortion                    : <1%
  • Cable                          : Handmade Class 8 wires Silver Plated Copper Wire
  • Connector Type          : 0.78mm 2pin connector
  • Plug                            : Gold-plated 3.5mm Stereo Plug
  • Cable Length              : 1.2 M

 

 

 

Drivability:

The Oriveti O800 is a easy to driver In-Ear Monitor thanks to the pretty low impedance of 15Ω and a sensitivity of 110dB, which makes it highly compatible with relative weak sources like Smartphone’s, Tablet’s and DAP’s average amplification.

 

 

Equipment’s used for this review:
  • IEM’s              : Oriveti O800, DUNU DK-4001, HiFiMAN RE2000 Silver
  • DAP&DAC’s   : iBasso DX220 MAX, FiiO M11 Pro, iBasso DX160

 

 

Albums & tracks used for this review: 
  • Dionne Warwick – Walk On By (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
  • Edith Piaf – Non Je Ne Regrette Rien (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
  • Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Diana Krall – So Wonderful (DSF)
  • First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • London Grammar – Interlud (Live) (Flac 24bit/44kHz)
  • Laura Pergolizzi – Lost On You “Live at Harvard and Stone” (Tidal Hi-Fi)
  • Barry White – Just The Way You Are (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
  • Isaac Hayes – Walk On By (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Sting – Englishman in New York – (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Elton John – Rocket Man (Tidal Hi-Fi)
  • B.B. King – Riding With The King (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Fazıl Say – Nazım Oratoryosu (Live) (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • George Frederic Handel –Sarabande in D Minor (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Chopin – Nocturn No. 20 In C-Sharp Minor (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Vivaldi – Le QuarttroStagioni “The Four Season” (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • The Dave Brubeck Quarted – Take Five (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
  • Otto Liebert& Luna Negra – The River (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
  • Armin Van Buuren – Vini Vici (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • No Doubt – Hella Gut (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Lorde – Royal (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
  • Massive Attack – Angel (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
  • Twerl – Lishu (Spotify)
  • U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Portishead – The Hidden Camera (MP3 320kpbs)
  • Metallica – Sad but True (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Opeth – Windowpane (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Megadeth – Sweating Bullets (Tidal Hi-Fi)
  • Rush’s – Leave That Thing Alone (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Slayer – Angel of Death (Spotify)
  • Tom Player – Resonace Theory “Album” (Tidal Hi-Fi)
  • Liquid Tension Experiment 2 – Acid Rain (Spotify)

 

 

 

 

 

The Sound:

The Oriveti O800 is an In-Ear Monitor with a mildly pronounced, soft and fast bass response, smooth, liquid and emotional midrange presentation, that offers a quite forgiving and fatigue free treble character. The O800 sets the stage pretty close to the listener for an intimate midrange atmosphere.

 

Bass:

The subbass region of the Oriveti O800 shows a moderate level of depth, while the rumble is not very high. However, it should satisfy most listener with a wide variety of genres. The intensity and rumble that is produced by the O800 will maybe not satisfy bassheads. However, the 0800 is an IEM that is very suitable for genres with real instruments, thanks to its accurate, fast and natural bass response.

The midbass region of the O800 shows a stronger intensity compared to the subbass area, while the impact and slam effect is pretty noticeable and hard hitting if needed.

A remarkable plus point of the midbass region is its control. The midbass of the O800 doesn’t bleed in to the midrange, which is especially noteworthy while listen to fast passages in metal musical where the instruments like drums should be reproduced in a fast and controlled manner. This ability makes the O800 to a high end IEM for tracks that do need a fast, accurate and controlled bass response.

Although the overall amount and intensity of the lower frequency area is not low, it should not may not satisfy, bassheads while listen to bass-heavy genres. In short, the amount and intensity of the bass is on moderate level, but the fact that the bass is very tight and fast does increase the sense of detail especially If you listen to genres like jazz, classical, acoustic and metal music.

 

Midrange:

The midrange of the Oriveti O800 is more highlighted compared to the other frequency regions and shows a very liquid, pretty smooth and lively character. The midrange has a transparency, spaciousness and clarity that has be reproduced is above its price level. The naturalness, energy and high level of detail retrieval of the midrange really surprised and delighted me a lot.

 

Vocals:

The lower midrange of the Oriveti O800 shows a good sense of depth and warmness without to sound dry or thin. The lower midrange has in general a moderate level of fullness, which is the main reason that makes male vocals pretty natural and musical. Male vocals do have a good level of depth and fullness, and have shown with a good amount of transparency and clarity.

Female vocals do sound quite musically and are very transparent, without to show negative situations like harshness and sibilance, thanks to the smooth and balanced upper midrange tuning. Female vocals do have an in general a slightly warm and emotional tonality, which makes them highly enjoyable to listen.

Instruments:

The O800 has a mildly warm and pretty musical instrument tonality. Everything from guitars to violins sounds very natural. The instruments are in general slightly behind the vocals. The Oriveti O800 is a very successful In-Ear Monitor in terms of separation and positioning of instruments and vocals.

For example, guitars do sound slightly warm, a bit bassy and very detailed, while violins do play in a slightly bright and mildly warm tonality, without to show any remarkable harshness and sibilance. Cellos on the other hand are soft, while the contrabass are lightly pronounced and fast.

 

Upper Midrange & Treble:

The upper midrange of the Oriveti 0800 has pretty soft, balanced and controlled tuning. This region is not too highlighted or too much recessed. The upper midrange of the O800 sound slightly more pronounced compared to the lower midrange and treble area.

The upper mid transitions are in general very controlled and soft, without to show any negative situations like over brightness or harshness. The performance of the O800 in terms of upper midrange extension is quite successful from female vocals to instruments such as violins, pianos to the flutes.

The Oriveti O800 has a smooth, slightly warm/bright and pretty soft treble character that is less emphasized than the upper midrange. There is enough airiness and sparkle in the treble area to prevent congestions and muddiness.

The treble region extends quite smoothly, especially up to the upper treble region. After the upper treble region, the extension is noticeably shorter. This area shows also a very efficient amount clarity and definition. The fact that the lower treble range is nicely bright and well extending adds the overall presentation a nice sense of dynamism and energy.

In metal music, the lower cymbals are distinct and it is possible to count the hits, while the cash cymbals have a fast and controlled extension. Hera are no negative situations like mixings in moments when the piano accelerates in jazz music, the notes do sound pretty clear and distinct.

The general treble presentation of the Oriveti O800 is transparent, airy and spacious, which makes it to an In-Ear Monitor that is ideal for a wide variety of music genres.

 

Soundstage & Imaging:

The Oriveti O800 has a soundstage expansion that is quite ideal for a fairly precise placement and separation of instruments and vocals. Both the depth and the wideness of the stage do show a parallel performance, which is on a moderate level.

The soundstage of the O800 offers also a good sense of airiness and doesn’t shows negative conditions like tightness or mixings. The spaces between the instruments and the neutral air do provide a spacious listening experience.

 

 

 

Some Comparisons: 

Oriveti O800 versus DUNU Dk-4001:

The DUNU DK4001 has a close to neutral, slightly warmish and colored tonality. The overall presentation is fairly balanced and musical. The bass of the DK4001 has good depth and speed, while the midrange is warmish in tonality and the upper midrange & treble is region is soft and smooth in its character. The Oriveti O800 shows a more neutral and clear tonality compared to the Dunu DK-4001.

The Dunu DK-4001 has the upper hand in terms of subbass depth, overall quantity and extension. Don’t get me wrong the subbass of the O800 offers a pretty efficient sense of depth but has less intensity and rumble in direct comparisons to the DK-4001. The midbass region of both IEM’s is fairly strong and shows a close performance in terms of speed and tightness, without to show negative conditions like muddiness or a midbass hump.

The midrange of the Dunu DK-4001 is a bit more highlighted compared to the Oriveti O800 that shows also a pretty forward midrange tuning. The midrange of the DK-4001 has a slightly warmer tonality with higher sense of coloration. The lower midrange of the >DK-4001 is a bit more pronounced which makes it slightly more detailed with male vocals.

The upper midrange of the Oriveti O800 sound more highlighted and has a brighter tonality, which makes it superior in terms of female vocal performance. The O800 is sin general more successful in term of upper midrange detail retrieval an extension.

The treble range of both In-Ear Monitors is moderately highlighted and shows similarities in terms of treble brightness, tonality and extension. The Oriveti O800 sounds a bit more natural and detailed in this frequency region.

Both the Oriveti O800 and Dunu DK-4001 do have a suitable soundstage for a quite precise placement of instruments and vocals. The soundstage of the O800 is more airy and offers a better sense of wideness, while the DK-4001 shows slightly better depth.

 

Oriveti O800 versus HiFiMAN RE800 Silver:

The Hifiman RE2000 Silver is an In-Ear Monitor with a slightly V shaped sound signature, which shows a musical, transparent and somewhat warm midrange, fast and fairly deep bass response, soft tuned upper midrange and a treble that is energetic and with nice sparkle. All this features making the Hifiman RE2000 Silver to an In-Ear Monitor with a pretty balanced, smooth and musical presentation.

The RE2000 has a slightly warmer and fuller tonality than those of the O800. The subbass region of the RE2000 shows more quantity and a slightly better level of extension. The midbass region of both IEM’s is pronounced and impactful, while the Oriveti O800 has the upper hand in terms of speed, control and tightness.

The midrange of both In-Ear Monitors is forward oriented and shows a mildly warm tonality. The lower midrange of the HiFiMAN RE2000 has a bit more depth and intensity, which gives it a slightly advantage with male vocals. The upper midrange of the Oriveti O800 is more highlighted and bright in tonality, which makes it more detailed and lively while listen to female vocals and instruments like violins and flutes. Both IEM’s do have a musical and natural instrument tonality.

The treble range of both the RE2000 and O800 is not very highlighted and do show a smooth and moderately bright tonality. The Oriveti O800 has the slightly edge when it comes to the upper treble detail and extension.

The soundstage of both the HiFiMAN RE2000 and Oriveti O800 is successful in terms of separation and placement of instruments and vocals, while the stage of the O800 offers more air and wideness. However, the RE2000 has the upper hand when it comes to the depth of the stage.

 

Conclusion:

What I can say at the end of this review is that the Oriveti O800 is a beautiful looking IEM with a very liquid, detailed and pleasant to listen to sound presentation. What I also really liked about the O800 is the very rich accessory package that comes with a luxurious leather case and various sets of ear tips that even includes a set of AZLA SednaEarfit™ Xelastec Silicone tips.

 

 

Pros & Cons:
  • + Fast & Controlled Bass Response
  • + Detailed & Liquid Midrange Character
  • + Silky Smooth & Fatigue-Free Treble Presentation
  • + Great Build Quality and Very Rich Accessory Package

 

  • – Upper Treble Roll-Off
  • – Average Subbass Depth & Extension

 

Thank you for the Read!

 

 

 

 

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