Picture Sunday: Oriveti Basic

The star of this week’s Picture Sunday is the Oriveti Basic. Check out other recent Picture Posts Here, and Here.

Primacy and Basic, two sides of a social experiment charged with spending your money. Primacy, the side I reviewed last year, has recently been updated. It is called New Primacy. In almost lockstep, Basic debuted. I’ll tell you which earphone you and I – the customer – are supposed to pick, to be sucked toward, to be engineered into purchasing.

New Primacy. It’s in the name.

And yet, Basic fulfills a role Primacy can’t. The first is its 100$ USD> price point. The second being its simpler, straighter guts. Both use a proprietary driver, Basic’s being 10mm, New Primacy’s being 8mm. Both use MMCX connectors and a sticky, Nuforce-style twisted cable. Will it break? Probably. Both earphones fit flat and comfy in the ear.

Basic’s single driver is super coherent. Better yet, it’s got more than a little grit.

In a few days I’ll talk explain more than I do after the colon: Basic has a wide, mid-girthy sound stage, a minimally softened high range, and a decently-textured, cool, and minorly elevated bass. That latter bit eschews absolute detail for hearty grit. It’s a good sound, a good fit, and a overall a good build.

More to come.

4.2/5 - (6 votes)

Back before he became the main photographer for bunches of audio magazines and stuff, Nathan was fiddling with pretty cool audio gear all day long at TouchMyApps. He loves Depeche Mode, trance, colonial hip-hop, and raisins. Sometimes, he gets to listening. Sometimes, he gets to shooting. Usually he's got a smile on his face. Always, he's got a whisky in his prehensile grip.

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