OURART Wine In-Ear Monitor Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OURART Wine IEM Review

Wine Tasting Music

 

Introduction:

OURART is a boutique Chinese brand that is producing In-Ear Monitor cables, earbuds and In-Ear Monitors.

The OURART Wine that I will review for you is featuring a Dynamic Driver with 10mm diameter Beryllium & Titanium Composite Diaphragm and MMCX connectors.

 

 

Disclaimer:

I would like to thank OURART for providing me this sample via Penon Audio for review purposes. I am not affiliated with OURART and Penon Audio beyond this review and these words reflect my true and unaltered opinions about the product.

 

 

Price:

The OURART Wine is available on Penon Audio for 105,00 USD under the link below:

Purchase Link: https://penonaudio.com/ourart-wine.html

 

 

Package and Accessories:

The OURART ACG is coming in a black hard box that is wrapped with a black cardboard sleeve that features the product branding. The box features an open-close action that we know from jewelry or watch boxes.

This stylish box is containing the following items: 

  • 1 pair x OURART Wine In-Ear Monitors
  • 1 piece x MMCX Cable with 3.5mm TRS Headphone Jack
  • 3 pairs x Single Flange Ear tips
  • 2 pairs x Triple Flange Ear tips
  • 1 pair x Foam Ear Tips
  • 1 pair x Ear Guides/Hooks
  • 1 piece x Cable Clip
  • 1 piece x Warranty Card

 

 

 

Design, Fit and Build Quality:

The OURART Wine has pretty stylish look with a circular shape that was inspired by a Wine Bottle. The housing of the Wine IEM is made of CNC machined aluminum material and consists of two parts.

The back part of the OURART Wine is in black color and features the OURART logo on the back of it.

At the bottom of the back part is the MMCX female connector that is allowing you to upgrade to the cable of your preference.

On the top of this part is also a small vent.

The second part is in burgundy color and features long sound nozzle which has very fine woven metal mesh on the top to prevent the insertion of dust and earwax in to the monitor.

On the top right around the sound nozzle is the motto of the Wine IEM which is “Wine Tasting Music”.  This letter/motto is engraved to the housing and has a very nice appearance. Here is also a second vent near the sound nozzle.

The OURART Wine IEM is coming with a detachable cable that features MMCX connectors.

The MMCX connectors have a metal housing in black color with Left & Right indicators.

The cable is has a soft rubber coating and features metal Y-splitter and a plastic chin slider in black color.

The cable of the OURART Wine has a straight profiled headphone jack with a 3.5mm TRS (unbalanced) connector and a metal housing in black color like the rest of the cable.

The bullet style housing offers a comfortable wearing experience for on the go, while the isolation is on a average level.

 

 

 

Technical Specifications:

  • Drive Unit                    : 10mm diameter Beryllium & Titanium Composite Diaphragm Driver
  • Freq. Response            : 10~35000Hz
  • Sensitivity                    : 120dB
  • Impedance                  : 32 ohm
  • Distortion                    : <0.5% Mean (Not 1KHZ) 126mV
  • Balance Degree           : <±1dB
  • Cable Standard           : MMCX & pin shell diameter is less than 6.05mm

 

 

Drivability:

The OURART Wine IEM has an impedance of 32ohm and sensitivity of 120dB@1kHz. It can be relative easily driven with weak sources like Smartphone’s, Tablets, etc. but is showing its true potential if you pair it with more powerful sources like a Portable Amplifiers or DAP’s.

Equipment’s used for this review:

  • IEM’s              : OURART Wine, FiiO F9 Pro, TFZ King II
  • DAP&DAC’s   : QLS QA361, Cayin N5II, FiiO M6, xDuuo Poke

 

 

Albums & tracks used for this review:

  • Rush’s – Leave That Thing Alone (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Liquid Tension Experiment 2 – Acid Rain (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Opeth – Damnation (Wav 16bit/44kHz)
  • Metallica – Sad but True (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Megadeth – Sweating Bullets (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Slayer – Angel of Death (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • London Grammar – Interlude (Live) (Flac 24bit/88kHz)
  • Laura Pergolizzi – Lost On You “Live at Harvard and Stone” (Wav 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Elton John – Your Song (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
  • David Bowie – Black Star (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Dave Gahan – Kingdom (Flac 16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Eric Clapton – Unplugged Album (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
  • Gogo Penguin – Raven (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
  • Otto Liebert& Luna Negra – The River (DSF) – Binaural Recording
  • Vivaldi – Le QuarttroStagioni “The Four Season” (Wav 24bit/88kHz)
  • Armin Van Buuren – Vini Vici (Spotify)
  • Lorde – Royal (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
  • Tom Player – Resonace Theory (16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Massive Attack – Angel (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
  • Portishead – The Hidden Camera (MP3 320kHz)

 

 

 

The Sound:

The OURART Wine has a warm and slightly dark tonality and offers a musical and smooth presentation. The bass is strong and deep, the midrange is soft and musical, while the treble range is lightly pronounced and fairly controlled.

 

Bass:

The subbass region of the OURART Wine has good depth, control and extension. The depth it reaches is quite surprising for an In-Ear monitor of this level. The subbass shows a strong rumble and good extension, while the tonality is warmish and slightly dark.

The subbass quantity and intensity is above average and very successful with genres like Pop, EDM, Hip-Hop etc.

The Wine IEM was able to overcome songs with some deep and complex bass passages like Gogo Penguin’s “Raven”, Massive Attack’s “Angel” or Photek’s “The Hidden Camera”.

The OURART Wine has a soft and fairly controlled midbass character. The midbass region is well pronounced same as the subbass range. The midbass quantity and intensity is on a good level and offers some strong and punchy impacts. The general character is quite musical and entertaining and successful for genres like Pop, Trance, EDM, etc.

Percussion instruments like cross drums or instruments like the trumpet are quite pronounced, while bass guitars and the contrabass are shown with a nice warmish, deep and bold tonality.

The bass of the OURAT Wine is not very fast or too slow and is showing a moderate speed, while the general character is somewhat loose.

 

Midrange:

The OURART Wine has a pretty warm, slightly veiled/dark, full bodied, soft and musical midrange tuning. The transparency and airiness of the midrange are not very high, but moderate.

 

Vocals:

The OURART Wine has a good lower midrange depth, warmth and thickness. This is particularly advantageous for male vocals. Male vocals are shown with good depth and density and I was able to hear any detail of the vocal.

Vocals in songs like Elton John’s “Your Song”, Eric Clapton’s “Layla”, David Bowie’s “Black Star” or Dave Gahan’s “Saw Something” where quite musical and pleasant to listen to. A remarkable plus point for the Wine’s male vocal performance is that there is no muffled presentation.

The Wine has mildly pronounced upper midrange, so that female vocals are quite soft, warmish, sweet and well-rounded in its presentation. There are no negative situations like harshness or sibilance of the female vocals. Female vocals are shown with a moderate transparency and airiness. Female vocals are positioned slightly more in the foreground. This upper midrange character is enough for an average clarity and detail retrieval, while the extension is a bit short.

 

Instruments:

The OURART Wine has a warmish, slightly colored and veiled and pretty musical instrument tonality. All of the instruments are played with a soft timber that doesn’t tire the ear. This makes the Wine to an In-Ear monitor which is suitable for long listening periods. The level of clarity, detail and airiness is on an average level.

Instruments like guitars are slightly warm, a bit bassy and sweet in its tonality, while pianos are fairly soft and musical. Instruments like violas are emotional, while violins are soft and musical. The extension of pianos and violins is a bit short.

 

Upper Midrange & Treble:

Since OURART Wine’s upper midrange is not too pronounced, there are no negative situations like harshness, glare and mixings in fast recordings. The upper midrange has a quite soft and musical tonality. This makes the upper midrange transitions in general fairly controlled. The extension of this region is a bit short while listening to female vocals and instruments like pianos and violins and is showing a moderate level of transparency and clarity.

The treble range of the OURART Wine IEM has a slightly warm and smooth treble presentation. The treble rage is a bit recessed and doesn’t show any negative situations like sharpness or hissing and offers a fatigue free listening experience with almost any track. The lower treble range (presence) is more detailed and pronounced than the upper treble region (brilliance). The extension of the treble range is in general short, while the level of transparency, air and intensity is on an average level.

The treble range is showing a slightly roll-off and is more successful with genres like Pop, EDM, Hip-Hop, Acoustic music than genres like Jazz or Classical music.

 

Soundstage:

The soundstage of the OURART Wine is not super expansive and offers sufficient performance for this price range. The stage has an average width, while showing a bit more depth. The soundstage of the OURART Wine shares a moderate amount of air, while the performance in terms of positioning of the instrument and vocals is average.

 

  

Some Comparisons:

OURART Wine verus TFZ King II:

The TFZ King II is an in-ear monitor with a fun, V-shaped sound signature that features sweet / lush mids, a fairly deep and fast bass, and a fairly controlled treble presentation.

The OURART Wine is superior to the TFZ King II in terms of subbass depth and intensity, while the King II has the upper hand for bass speed and tightness.

The male vocals of the Wine IEM sounding a bit fuller/thicker and with slightly more depth compared to those of the King II.  Female vocals on the other hand are showing slightly more clarity and detail, while listening to the King. The upper midrange of the OURART Wine is warmer, softer and darker in its tonality.

The lower treble range of both IEM’s is more pronounced than the upper treble region. The overall treble extension of both In-Ear Monitors is a bit short.

The soundstage of the TFZ King II is slightly more airy and shows more width, while the OURART Wine has the upper hand in terms of soundstage depth.

 

 

OURART Wine versus FiiO F9 Pro:

The FiiO F9 Pro has a mildly V shaped sound signature with a fairly linear bass response and good midrange/treble detail and clarity reproduction.

The subbass of the OURART Wine has more depth and intensity and better extension than those of the FiiO F9 Pro. The midbass of the Wine IEM shows more impact and slam effect, while the F9 Pro has the upper hand in terms of bass speed.

The lower midrange of the OURART Wine shows more depth which makes it more successful with male vocals. The upper midrange of the FiiO F9 Pro is more pronounced compared to the OURART Wine, which makes female vocals more pleasant to listen to.

The upper midrange and treble region of the F9 Pro is more pronounced and slightly more detailed and shows better extension.

The soundstage of the FiiO F9 Pro sounds more airy and has also the upper hand in terms of wideness, while the OURART Wine shows more depth.

 

 

Conclusion:

The OURART Wine is an IEM that offers a fatigue free listening experience, packed in a stylish burgundy colored monitor shell. The strong and deep bass, the soft and musical midrange and a relaxing treble range making the Wine to a quite entertaining product in this price category.

 

 

Pros and Cons:

  • + Subbass & Midbass performance
  • + Musical midrange presentation
  • + Fatigue-free treble tuning

 

  • – Treble extension and upper treble sparkle

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