Pros: ● Exceptional Artwork Design
● Great Build Quality
Cons: ● Sound might not for everyone
● too many competitive IEMs in its price range
Open Audio Witch can be bought from their official taobao shop (Link). This one is borrowed unit from local seller (Kuping Kaleng Indonesia) in Indonesia which will returned later. Review 100% based on my experience using Open Audio Witch for ± 100 hours.. Sneak-Peek Open Audio Witch
Tuning Style : Mild V-shaped, Powerfull with good texture bass, cold sounding
Frequency Distribution (Total 10): Low (4) – Mid (3) – High (3)
Suitable Genre : Pop, Vocals, ACG
Wear Comfort : Excellent / Good / Normal / Poor
Build Quality : Excellent / Good / Normal / Poor
Isolation. : Excellent / Good / Normal / Poor
Microphonic : None / Minor / Normal / Poor
Analytic Level : Excellent / Good / Normal / Poor
Mic : None
Balanced Cable : None
Detachable : QDC 2-Pin 0.78mm
Frequency Graph (Provided by Woodenears): Graph Link Brief Introduction to Open Audio Witch
I’ve heard Open Audio (later will be reffered as OA) since 2018, but they use illegal drugs as product names (which is not good IMO) such as Khat (2BA), Ecstasy (3BA), Marijuana (4BA), Ketamine (6BA) and Alkaid (8BA).
At beginning of 2021 they released OA Witch which use 10MM Titanium Diaphragm Dynamic Driver combined with Single BA (Bellsing 29689).
OA Witch has stunning box presentation with lot of small details (definitely a good one).
OA Witch equipped with lot of accessories such as 6 pairs eartips, Magnetic PU-Leather case, cloth wipes and lastly 4-core SPC cable.
Build quality is excellent, very light and really good fitting.
Sound Quality Evaluation
This Review using Quloos QA390, YinLuMei A1S and F.Audio FA2 as source.
Slender and clear treble with good amount of quantity, though upper treble control kinda lacking which result upper treble feels a bit fluttering.
Forward vocal, thin cold sounding, good control there is no sibilance nor harsh sound, good vocal texture
Deep, powerfull, good texture elastic bass. Overall good control with few exception the bass could be lack of control if the song demand large dynamics. But it’s should be one of the best bass performer for the price range
Separation, Soundstage & Resolution
Soundstage width is good, while the depth need some work (acceptable on the price range, almost all IEM sub $200 quite lacking in depth). Instrument separation is good enough. For resolution just at the right level for the price range.
Hybrid single DD and single BA, kinda hate that combination because there’s always some problem. OA witch also has that incoherency though not as bad others (like QOA vesper or Pink Lady). Put aside incoherency problem, OA witch actually quite balanced and quite good product, don’t forget it has really good box presentation and build quality
It just need to understand what OA aims with this product, definitely not an allrounder IEMs. Should I buy OA Witch?
Depends on what you’re looking for. If your playlist full of Pop / Vocals / ACG, then OA Witch is a good to buy, but if you looking for allrounder IEMs, you can choose something else
Recommendation Level: ★★★☆☆
In the end only 3 stars recommendation, good sound is not enough for today competition. There is so many good product at low price which can offer higher value. Audio brand need more effort to acquire marketshare.
That’s all my review of Open Audio Witch, hope it helps, Cheers~