Oriveti OV800 and O800 IEMs - The official thread
Sep 1, 2021 at 5:21 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 91

F700

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 26, 2014
Posts
4,051
Likes
8,039
Location
between drivers
The loan unit of the OV800 arrived today. They look fantastic. It's basically the O800 with switches for enhancing bass and treble.

The graph looks great and while the OV800 retains the great sub-bass from the O400, they are smoother in the upper-register. More to come after some proper listening session. As always with Oriveti, the package is splendid.

IMG_1992.jpg

IMG_1993.jpg


IMG_1994.jpg

IMG_1991.jpg

IMG_1995.jpg

IMG_1996.jpg

IMG_1990.jpg
 
Last edited:
Sep 1, 2021 at 5:39 AM Post #2 of 91

Ace Bee

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 23, 2015
Posts
1,994
Likes
3,443
Location
India
The loan unit of the OV800 arrived today. They look fantastic. It's basically the O800 with switches for enhancing bass and treble.

The graph looks great and while the OV800 retains the great sub-bass from the O400, they are smoother in the upper-register. More to come after some proper listening session. As always with Oriveti, the package is splendid.

IMG_1992.jpg
IMG_1993.jpg

IMG_1994.jpg
IMG_1991.jpg
IMG_1995.jpg
IMG_1996.jpg
IMG_1990.jpg
What is the price of this?

Also, I have been meaning to ask this for quite a while...can you give me a concise comparison between the O400 and Zen? Since I have heard the Zen, I believe I can understand how O400 sounds to some extent from that.
 
Sep 1, 2021 at 5:53 AM Post #3 of 91

F700

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 26, 2014
Posts
4,051
Likes
8,039
Location
between drivers
What is the price of this?

Also, I have been meaning to ask this for quite a while...can you give me a concise comparison between the O400 and Zen? Since I have heard the Zen, I believe I can understand how O400 sounds to some extent from that.
Price is still unknown to me. Just south of USD 1K, I guess, as the standard O800 retails for 799.-. I have asked Marco Lin from Oriveti, waiting a feedback.

Regarding the ZEN/O400 comparison, I need some A/B listening. I come back to you asap. Both are complementary, that’s already a fact.
 
Sep 1, 2021 at 5:55 AM Post #4 of 91

Ace Bee

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 23, 2015
Posts
1,994
Likes
3,443
Location
India
Price is still unknown to me. Just south of USD 1K, I guess, as the standard O800 retails for 799.-. I have asked Marco Lin from Oriveti, waiting a feedback.

Regarding the ZEN/O400 comparison, I need some A/B listening. I come back to you asap. Both are complementary, that’s already a fact.
Alright, I'm eagerly waiting. I hope OV800 tops the Zen? Will be looking forward to that impression also.
 
Sep 1, 2021 at 6:05 AM Post #5 of 91

F700

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 26, 2014
Posts
4,051
Likes
8,039
Location
between drivers
Alright, I'm eagerly waiting. I hope OV800 tops the Zen? Will be looking forward to that impression also.
Separation, layering and bass slam are already drawing my attention on the OV800. Mids are beautifully rendered too. Definitely need some extra hours to make myself a more precise opinion.
 
Last edited:
Sep 1, 2021 at 7:28 AM Post #10 of 91

F700

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 26, 2014
Posts
4,051
Likes
8,039
Location
between drivers
The OV800 without any switches activated actually should sound like the O800 based on the graph and the corresponding description for any configuration:

6296B593-9DD6-4775-831D-FD4992EFA8F5.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Sep 1, 2021 at 8:02 AM Post #11 of 91

Xinlisupreme

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Aug 11, 2014
Posts
3,763
Likes
8,600
Location
Italy
Has 4 mode to tune it it’s interesting how switch works and if differences are clear
 
Sep 1, 2021 at 8:07 AM Post #12 of 91

Ace Bee

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 23, 2015
Posts
1,994
Likes
3,443
Location
India
The loan unit of the OV800 arrived today. They look fantastic. It's basically the O800 with switches for enhancing bass and treble.

The graph looks great and while the OV800 retains the great sub-bass from the O400, they are smoother in the upper-register. More to come after some proper listening session.
What is the major unit of Y-Axis in this curve? 1 dB, 2 dB, 5 dB, 10 dB? Although, ideally it looks like 5 dB.
 
Sep 1, 2021 at 8:14 AM Post #13 of 91

F700

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 26, 2014
Posts
4,051
Likes
8,039
Location
between drivers
Has 4 mode to tune it it’s interesting how switch works and if differences are clear
I will do my homework and report. Source is a Calyx M. Keep this in mind please.


What is the major unit of Y-Axis in this curve? 1 dB, 2 dB, 5 dB, 10 dB? Although, ideally it looks like 5 dB.
looks like 5 dB to me
 
Sep 1, 2021 at 9:59 AM Post #14 of 91

F700

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 26, 2014
Posts
4,051
Likes
8,039
Location
between drivers
The OV800 graph seems to be "DF compensated" as the one from the O400 (see post #32 from the Oriveti O400´s thread). From 500Hz, the curve, from a "standard"-graph point of view, should take another direction, going higher in the dB.

Spent another 3 hours with the OV800 and now experimenting with switches and tips. Few observations so far:

- @Xinlisupreme The switches actually work. The sub-bass boost is real, realistic, not boomy and very enjoyable for Electronics, Hip-hop and Pop. It just gives the extra "oomph" you could ask for, if you want to slightly pimp the sound reproduction of your tunes. On the contrary, I prefer to switch it off with Vocals, Ambient and Modern Classical. Finally, I like both configurations with Rock and OST.

- Switching on the treble switch brings too much energy to the party, even with tips having a narrow aperture. Switching on bass and treble makes the OV800 sounding too "V" for my taste. So, no treble switch activated for me.

- Azla Crystal tips are my way-to-go with the Oriveti O400. Those have 4 bores and those benefit from a wider aperture to breath. They also pass perfect with the OV800, but I ended up using a generic silicone tips with a slightly narrower aperture:

973F98D6-F03E-441A-8DDC-268DC829CEAE.jpeg


The OV800 (and most likely the O800) are mid-centric IEMs with a fantastic impactul and clean sub-bass. The treble is just fine for me, extended and sparkling enough, without sibilance.

I am quite sold on the OV800 after a few hours. I need to cool down and recollect my critical thinking before making any overly enthusiastic statement. I just really like what I hearing so far.

@Ace Bee : The Dunu ZEN might struggle in the mids and treble departments compared to the OV800. But don't bury them too soon, because the ZEN's lows are to die for. The match is planned tonight, out of the Calyx M as well as out of the L&P W2, this dongle being a better source than the Calyx M for the ZEN.

1630504605254.gif
 
Last edited:
Sep 1, 2021 at 10:06 AM Post #15 of 91

Xinlisupreme

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Aug 11, 2014
Posts
3,763
Likes
8,600
Location
Italy
Great feedback, but i bet, maybe after a good burnin, you will notice some differences and maybe change switches combinations
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top