Oriolus Hybrid IEM
Feb 10, 2021 at 12:53 AM Post #1,846 of 1,857

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I have the original Oriolus and was looking at getting the Finschi for more casual use and for movies with my tablet, do they leak sound? I just got told by my partner my Fiio FD1 leak quite a lot.
They don't leak sound.
 
Feb 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM Post #1,848 of 1,857

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New oriolus iem, Oriolus Traillii JP
Coming soon...

Spec: 8ba + 4est
Price: approximately 700k yen

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Hello,
I hope you are happy with the Traillii - as I bought one too recently ! Now is this (price) crazy as some people in this thread write ? I would say YES ! BUT WHAT A FUN CRAZYNESS - this marvel sounds otherworldly great. If one has not listened to it - one does not know what perfection in sound reproduction is. It is simple as that.
Until I got "mad" and bought this IEM for this ridiculous price - i was a rather normal person and was happy with an A&K Ti8K-MK2 which is in the 1000 Euro range - already considered as high-end really. And that IEM is indeed pretty good, and i thought until now - as good as it gets - until i got Traillii - I don't know what Mr. Lao Rao (the Chinese who developped this Oriolus IEM) did here and how he managed to get 12 drivers to be in such harmony and perfection - but it shows a skill of many many years of experience in this field and a good ear to be able to push the limits beyond any known boundary.

My tip - forget about the wallet and your bank account - if you can BUY THIS IEM - is it worth it ? Well you listen and then you know.

B.t.w. a TIP for Trailli users: I removed the standard Oriolus Earbuds and replaced them with SPINFIT CP155 which boosts bass by more than 10% and brings out more clarity and 3D sound stage. The improvement was noticeable and now the fun is at the peak.
I listened to Hifi Systems (with floorstanding loudspeakers) where the whole system would cost in excess of 50.000 USD and above - and to be honest - they fall short of the sound stage and details of reproduction that can be heard with this Traillii IEM.
I am very sorry for anybody who can not afford this extremely expensive item - it's obviously unfair and not ment to be available to everybody, and i would also argue -not needed. There are music genres where i would say that my A&K is already more than sufficient. I listen predominantely to classical music and Jazz and in such genres such razor sharp sound stages matter and adds the kick of pleasure. When i listen to some Heavy Metal music or pop music - my A&K does a great job by itself. No need in such case for Traillii. For every taste a suitable IEM.

So back to the original question - do you enjoy the Trailli that you bought almost a year ago ?


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Feb 27, 2021 at 1:55 PM Post #1,850 of 1,857

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https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fli...ortable-audio-discussion.826876/post-16162175

If you haven’t seen it, this post is worth a read (courtesy of @jadenh) for Oriolus fans out there! The story behind Oriolus.
yes we know that already - was published quite some time ago - and shows that the Chinese engineers are excellent craftsmen - once again....Most if not ALL iPhones are produced in China anyway - but my new Huawei GT 2 pro watch is just a stunner also - we owe Chinese people/businesses alot of good products at affordable price - whether we like to accept and recognize it or not. They also produce crap - but that's life - everybody has problems, right ?
 
Feb 27, 2021 at 4:35 PM Post #1,852 of 1,857

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@equalspeace do you use low or high gain with the Walkman?
Been using them high gain. But my Mk2 is a newer version i think w the carbon pattern on it. It seems to hiss less than the previous Mk2 iems i’ve had, which i’d def not use on high gain
 
Feb 27, 2021 at 4:43 PM Post #1,853 of 1,857

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Been using them high gain. But my Mk2 is a newer version i think w the carbon pattern on it. It seems to hiss less than the previous Mk2 iems i’ve had, which i’d def not use on high gain
I used to use my MDR-Z1R with my 1A so just kept it on high gain. When using with desktops the extra power seems to make my Oriolus really shine so I figured it may have the same effect although I am lazy to compare with low and have not really noticed any negative effects with high.
 
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I'm considering getting the IER-Z1R but the fit issues concern me as I can't try before buying - I'll have to import to my country. My ears are not big but the original Oriolus fit like a glove, how much bigger are the Z1R? I understand the shape is different and the weight is a lot more. I wish I could get a 3D print.
 
Mar 23, 2021 at 6:59 AM Post #1,855 of 1,857

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I'm considering getting the IER-Z1R but the fit issues concern me as I can't try before buying - I'll have to import to my country. My ears are not big but the original Oriolus fit like a glove, how much bigger are the Z1R? I understand the shape is different and the weight is a lot more. I wish I could get a 3D print.

I had Oriolus Mk2...both Mk2 and Z1R fit me fine
 
Mar 23, 2021 at 3:27 PM Post #1,856 of 1,857

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I'm considering getting the IER-Z1R but the fit issues concern me as I can't try before buying - I'll have to import to my country. My ears are not big but the original Oriolus fit like a glove, how much bigger are the Z1R? I understand the shape is different and the weight is a lot more. I wish I could get a 3D print.

I have both Mk2 and Z1R. Although I'm pretty comfortable with both, IMHO, they fit very differently. Mk2's body is actually thicker with a wider and shorter nozzle. Z1R has a more tapered shape with a tapered nozzle for a deep insertion fit. In fact, I use Yamaha's long double flange tip for Mk2 to get a firm fit and a smaller Final E tip for Z1R. Z1R is not that big. I believe it is the location of the bulk (body) relative to the nozzle/ear canal that causes the problem for most. I will see if I can capture this in a photo later.
 
Apr 8, 2021 at 11:24 AM Post #1,857 of 1,857

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Bought the lauded MEST and VE8 this year and here are some of my initial thoughts regarding Oriolus mk2/reborn:

- Just having owned the Oriolus kept me from spending on other iems for a good long while... that's a good thing (especially for the kidneys and wallet)!

-MEST are technically superior, but I can't help it but say that the Oriolus are a better All- Rounder for sure, like definitely the overall better generalist iem. The Mids tuning really glue the gap between the lows and highs, unlike the MEST. Tuning is so important for the overall enjoyment/experience.

- The VE8 is recently added, so it's too early to say if it's a direct upgrade, but they have a lot more in common than the other iem. Again, another great all rounder. Oriolus may have the more elaborate subbass. As I have expected, both have solid mid- forward signature. Oriolus Mk2 proposes a better shimmer in the upper highs: I can hear up to 17kHz no problem. The VE8 has a more intimate jazzy candle lit feel to them. Unlike the MEST, these two are vocal champions! The VE8 though has less upclose vocal presence (but are pretty immersive, detailed and seductive nonetheless! )
Again, end game All-Rounders. You sit back and enjoy your collection with a satisfied smile.

TL;DR - Oriolus is still going strong. Tuning is a strong force with decent technicalities. For the price, they hold up.

If there were only more comparisons with the Monarch/Clairvoyance twins, that'd be a match up I'm interested in reading.

Still solid for sub 1k entry to TOTL these stand IMHO.
 
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