Today we take a detailed look at the Oriveti OH300, a fresh addition to Oriveti’s lineup. Let’s see how it performs.
Disclaimer: I received the OH300 from Oriveti directly. I only covered the customs tax when the package arrived. Oriveti is not affiliated with Headfonia.
After being away for quite some time, I return with another Universal IEM review. And it again is a hybrid model with some really promising qualities. I’ll of course go into detail below, but I need to say it’s good to be back at Headfonia.
Oriveti was established in 2015 to create innovative HiFi quality audio products for daily use. They’ve made a name for themselves especially with the New Primacy model, and that one was reviewed by our good old friend Nathan here. And of course before the “New” Primacy, there was the original model, and that one was also reviewed by Nathan.
The New Primacy was quite popular among audiophiles for its fit and sound quality. Some of my friends also enjoyed it for quite some time, therefore I can safely say that it was a popular choice in terms of mid-fi.
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The new OH300 model is meant to replace the successful New Primacy. The driver configuration and the price also implies that. It has the same 2+1 hybrid setup in a new handmade resin body, and the price is also the same; $299.
I’m personally delighted to see that to be honest. Because nowadays, whenever a brand releases a new successor, it automatically gets a higher price tag. Not so with the new OH300.
There of course is the flagship OH500 as well, and I will also take a look at it, so be on the lookout.
New Oriveti IEMs arrive with real style. For me, this was one of the most delightful unboxing experiences. The presentation is slick, premium and very tidy. Looks like Oriveti takes this aspect quite seriously and that really pays off. A wonderful package for a $ 299 earphone. In today’s market that’s not a premium price, but the new OH300’s package is.
I’ve had the opportunity to unpack many IEMs and this one will remain in my memory. That explains it. The content is also very rich and I think some other companies can take notes from this:
- 8 wire Detachable Cable
- Leather Carrying Case
- S, M, L Silicone Tips – 2 pair per size
- M form tips – 2 pairs
- Double Flange Tips- 2 pairs
- Cleaning tool – 1pc
- 6.35mm to 3.5mm connector – 1pc
So in terms if tips you get a total of 10 pairs, which is wonderful and I did not expect that. Getting 3 different types of tips is also a nice touch. All the accessories are inside of two compact cardboard boxes.
However, the best part of this package to me is the carrying case. It’s made from genuine leather, and the appearance and the smell of it oozes quality. The stitched edges also create a premium look and the inside of the case is from soft material. This is a very luxurious case, especially for this money.
Overall, this is a very impressive presentation and content for this budget level.
The design of the new Oriveti IEMs is quite simple and modest. They certainly derived some aspects from the former New Primacy model, and the design language of Oriveti that we know is still present here. But the new OH300 looks very professional, elegant and serious with its black color. The simplicity is apparent on first sight, but that doesn’t mean it’s not premium looking.
The silver Oriveti logos on top look nice and classy. They add a certain character to the IEMs as a finishing factor. The black MMCX connectors are also a complementary touch. The OH300 really impressed me with its elegance and slickness. This topic is of course all about the matter of taste, but I certainly loved it. It reminds me of the Oriolus MK2 in appearance. Overall I really liked the OH300’s looks, it’s a classy and characteristic IEM.
In addition to the nice feel and design, the build quality of the OH300 is excellent. Changing the shell material to resin is a nice call from Oriveti. Everything around the housing is seamless and smooth. There’s no flaw that I can bring up about the housing.
The MMCX sockets are nicely embedded to the body, and the connection is not something that you would expect. They sit really flush and tough. Normally the MMCX connectors move around a lot but that’s not the case with the new Oriveti IEMs. They don’t even move in circular motion easily, unlike other MMCX connections that we know.
The 8-braid cable is also very durable and high quality. Oriveti literally left nothing of the table for their new IEMs. Every aspect is covered and I simply can’t bring up any cons.
Nowadays it’s very ordinary to see semi-custom IEMs with 3D printed shells, which go deep into your ear and provide great isolation. However Oriveti chose to go with a different direction. The OH300 is a comfortable IEM first and foremost. The fit is not supremely flush like some other monitors, but the Oriveti’s advantage is the overall comfort and the ease of insertion.
So overall I can say it’s a very comfortable fit. Although being just a little loose compared to other IEMs, it’s enough for every application. It’s easy to enjoy this monitor’s fit, because it doesn’t cause fatigue. So you can listen to it for very long periods without a problem. The supplied M form tips worked quite well for me, but your experience may vary.
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