Oriveti OV800 IEM Review
Oriveti OV800 IEM Review
Oriveti is an 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 OV800 is the new flagship In-Ear Monitor of the company that is based on the original O800. The OV800 comes with some new features like the brand new sound tuning switch system, extra ergonomic monitor shape, new faceplate design and handmade 8 core SPC wire cable. Each OV800 monitor is equipped with 8 Balanced Armature Drivers, which are 2x Bass (Knowles), 4x Midrange and 2x Treble dedicated Balanced Armature Drivers. The Bass drivers are from Knowles, while the remaining 6 BA Drivers for the Midrange and Highs are Oriveti’s in-house developed Balanced Armature Drivers.
I would like to thank the Oriveti for providing me the OV800 flagship 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 OV800 is Oriveti’s latest flagship In-Ear Monitor and also the product with the highest price, which is actually sold for $999,00 USD. More information’s can be found under the link below;
Package and Accessories:
The OV800 comes inside a small box with a shape of a cube that is in black color. On the top of this box are the brand logo and the motto of the company, which is “Listen Inspired”. This box is wrapped with cardboard that has the OV800 branding and some geometrical drawings on the top.
The box of the OV800 contains the following items/accessories;
- 1 pair x Oriveti OV800 In-Ear Monitor
- 1 pcs x 8 Core Silver Plated Copper Cable with 2-Pin connectors
- 1 pcs x Leather Carrying Case
- 3 pairs x AZLA SednaEarfit™ Xelastec Silicone Ear Tips (SS, S, SM)
- 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 6.35mm to 3.5mm Connector
- 1 pcs x Airplane adaptor
- 1 pcs x Cleaning tool
The Oriveti OV800 comes with the same rich accessories package that we have seen with previous products such like the O800 and O400. 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 box contains a high quality genuine leather case that reflexes the same rounded shape like the brand logo. On the top of the case is the Oriveti branding.
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 Oriveti OV800 comes in a new housing that offers a pretty ergonomic shape, especially for an IEM with an 8 Balanced Armature driver configuration per monitor. The monitors are handmade and Oriveti produces only 2 units each day and all OV800 IEM’s are made with the same process as creating a CIEM (Custom In-Ear Monitor).
The beautiful handmade monitors are of high quality, which are made from semitransparent resin material in emerald green color that makes possible to see some internal parts like the 8 Balanced Armature Drivers.
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 front of the OV800 looks amazing with its stabilized wood faceplate and the Oriveti brandings in gold color on the top. This faceplate features a semi-open port that is dedicated to remove the pressure inside the enclosure without compromising the sound insulation. This port also helps to improve the durability and wear-ability of the monitors and adds a sense of openness to the sound presentation.
The inner surface of the OV800 monitor shell has a comfortable shape that fits pretty well to my average sized ear concha.
Here is the sound nozzle which is made of aviation grade aluminum material with a nice finish in gold color. These sound nozzles with convex ends are designed to work as a wave guide in harmony with the 3-way crossover system that is connected to the 3 openings on the top.
On the top of each monitor is a 0.78mm diameter 2-Pin female connector that holds the male connector fits tight and nicely.
At the rear side of each monitor are two small sound tuning switches that do offer up to 4 different combinations.
NEW Handmade-class 8 Core Braided SPC Cable:
The Oriveti OV800 comes with a brand new hand braided 8 core SPC (Silver Plated Copper) wire cable. SPC is a low-impedance material that is able to increase the transmission power of sound.
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 is equipped with a semi transparent plastic chin slider and a fancy looking y-splitter made of metal material in black color that sports the Oriveti branding on the top.
The 3.5mm Single Ended headphone has a straight profiled metal housing in black color and a plastic strain relief for extra durability.
Fit & Isolation:
The Oriveti OV800 shows a surprisingly good fit for an In-Ear Monitor with 8x Balanced Armature Drivers per side. It fits nicely in to my average sized ear concha’s. The noise isolation is on an above average level, which makes it ideal for the use in relative noisy environments such like a bus, subway or train.
- Drivers : 2x Bass BA (Knowles), 4x Mid BA (Oriveti), 2x High BA (Oriveti)
- Impedance : 15 Ohm
- Frequency Response : 10~40KHz
- Sensitivity : 110+-3dB/mW, 1000Hz
- Distortion : <1%
- Cable : Handmade Class 8 wires SPC (Silver Plated Copper) Wire
- Connector Type : 0.78mm 2pin connector
- Plug : Gold-plated 3.5mm Stereo Plug
- Cable Length : 120cm
Drivability & Pairing:
The Oriveti OV800 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 OV800, Oriveti O800
DAP&DAC’s : HiBy RS6, iBasso DX220 MAX, FiiO M11 Pro
Albums & tracks used for this review:
- Adele – My Little Love (Spotify)
- Randy Crawford – On Day I Will Fly Away (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Hayley Westenra – Odyssey Album (Dezzer HiFi)
- Dionne Warwick – Walk On By (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Sarah McLachlan – Angel (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
- Sertap Erener – Aşk (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Edith Piaf – Non Je Ne Regrette Rien (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Diana Krall – So Wonderful (DSF)
- Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Payer (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
- David Bowie – Heroes (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
- Elton John – Rocket Man ((Flac 24bit/96kHz)
- 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)
- B.B. King – Riding With The King (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Dave Gahan – Kingdom (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Bro Safari, UFO! – Drama (Deezer HiFi)
- Armin Van Buuren – Vini Vici (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Really Slow Motion – Deadwood (Deezer HiFi)
- Jo Blankenburg – Meraki (Spotify)
- Lorde – Royal (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
- Toutant – Rebirth (Deezer HiFi)
- Gogo Penguin – Raven (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
- Portishead – It Could Be Sweet (Spotify)
- Charly Antolini – Duwadjuwandadu (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
- Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
- Ferit Odman – Look, Stop & Listen (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
- Chopin – Nocturn No. 20 In C-Sharp Minor (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Fazıl Say – Nazım Oratoryosu (Live) (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Vivaldi – Le QuarttroStagioni “The Four Season” (Deezer HiFi)
- Otto Liebert& Luna Negra – The River (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
- Lunatic Soul – The Passage (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Deftones – My Own Summer (Shove it) (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Photek – The Hiden Camera (Spotify)
- Muse – Hysteria (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
- Metallica – Sad but True (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
- Opeth – Windowpane (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Megadeth – Sweating Bullets (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Rush – YYZ (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Rush – Leave That Thing Alone (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
- Slayer – Angel of Death (Spotify)
- Liquid Tension Experiment 2 – Acid Rain (Spotify)
- Yosi Horikawa – Bubbles (Spotify)
The Oriveti OV800 and O800 do sound almost identical since both do IEM’s are equipped with the same driver setup. The main difference is the sound tuning switch option of the OV800 that offers you 4 kinds of sound tuning variations. Since the stock sound mode of the OV800 is identical to those of the original O800, you can read my experiences under the link below;
I will now analyze the remaining 3 sound tuning modes for you, which are the Warm Tilt Mode, Clear Mode and the Dynamic Mode.
Warm Tilt Mode:
The Warm Tilt Mode shows a mildly emphasis to the tonality that is noticeably warmer compared to the Standard Mode (both switches @ off). The general sound atmosphere gets slightly fuller / denser and it smooth’s the upper midrange and treble regions a bit out since the lower frequency area gets more weight. The differences are audible but not very high compared to the Standard Mode.
This Mode adds some coloration to this OV800 and may sounds more enjoyable with certain genres such like acoustic music, rock, pop and electronic music.
The subbass region shows a bit more depth and intensity, while the rumble remains pretty controlled. The midbass region shows a bit more body and depth without to show negative conditions such like a midbass hump or muddiness.
The midrange shows slightly warmer tonality and the lower midrange gains a tad more fullness/body and depth, especially when I do listen to male vocals or instruments such like an acoustic guitars, cello or viola.
The upper midrange and treble regions do sound somewhat smoother and less emphasized compared to the Standard Mode and the sense of airiness and sparkle drops a bit, but only in a small margin.
The Clear Mode adds a slightly boost to the upper midrange and treble region with focal point to the lower treble area compared to the Standard Mode (both switches @ off).
Female vocals and instruments like clarinets and pianos do come slightly more foreground in the upper midrange area, while the level of detail and the sense of extension don’t show any remarkable improvements.
The lower treble region shows slightly more presence and creates a tad more sense of clarity and energy when I do listen to trumpets, violins or snare drums. The upper treble region gains less benefit from the Clear Mode, while I was able to hear some additional airiness and sparkle when I have listened to soprano voices such like Sertap Erener and Hayley Westenra.
I didn’t notice any negative effects of the Clear Mode to the upper midrange and treble area, such like sibilance or sharpness. The OV800 sounded pretty controlled and a bit more detailed since this area came slightly more in the foreground.
The Dynamic Mode shows a slightly more energetic presentation by pushing both the lower and upper frequency registers a bit more in the foreground. Both the lows and the highs do show more presence.
At the same time, this means that the midrange will sound a bit recessed compared to the standard mode and therefore some instruments and especially vocals will be reproduced less pronounced.
The general sound profile becomes slightly more dynamic since the bass, upper midrange and treble region gains some additional weight. The bass shows slightly more depth and impact, while the upper and lower treble regions do show some additional brightness/sparkle.
The Dynamic Mode is suitable for genres such like rock, pop, trance or electronic music. However, you shouldn’t expect a night & day difference between the Standard Mode and Dynamic Mode. This is more a fine tuning option rather than being a complete transformation of the sound.
The Oriveti O800 was one of my favorite IEM’s in its price category with its beautiful monitor design and very liquid, detailed and coherent to listen to sound character. The OV800 retains all of these great design and sound features and now comes with an even more aesthetic faceplate design, a better stock cable and the ability to fine-tune the sound with its new “Sound Tuning Switches”, which may not change the sound in a dramatic way, but that is a nice addition to have.
Pros & Cons:
- + Coherent and Detailed Overall Sound Presentation
- + Nicely Warm & Highly Detailed Midrange
- + Contoled & Fatigue-Free Treble Tuning
- + New Sound Tuning Switches
- + Superb Looking Faceplate Design & Solid Build Quality
- + Very Rich Accessory Package (8 Core Cable, AZLA SednaEarfit Tips, Leather Case, etc.)
- – Minimal changes in terms of sound performance & character compared to the original O800
- – Sound Tuning Switches doesn’t offer dramatic changes
- – Not an Ideal IEM who prefer a bright or reference type of sound signature
Thank you for the Read!