Oriveti OD100 Review

Today, we’re looking at the new $69 USD OD100 IEMs from Oriveti.

 

Disclaimer: Oriveti supplied us with the OD100 for this review. As always, I am here to write about my honest experience with the product.

ORIVETI

Oriveti crafts high-performance audio products renowned for their innovative designs and excellent value. This Hong Kong-based company, founded in 2015, draws on its team’s deep audio industry experience to push the boundaries of sound design.

My first encounter with Oriveti was in 2016, through their “Primacy” IEMs, which impressed me with its three-driver setup, excellent tonal balance, and cohesive sound signature. Since then, I have kept a close eye on Oriveti, and here at Headfonia, we have reviewed some of their offerings in the past.

We’re excited to have Oriveti’s latest series on hand – the OD100, OD200, and OH700VB. Kicking things off, we’ll dive into the OD100. Don’t let the $69 price tag fool you; this new model delivers triple the value, and we’re here to tell you why.

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Oriveti OD100

The OD100 is Oriveti’s budget powerhouse, featuring a custom 9.2mm dynamic driver with a DLC (diamond-like carbon) diaphragm. Oriveti states that they designed the product with portability and convenience, meaning that while premium IEM (in-ear monitors) with complex driver configurations, big shells, and thick cables may offer the best musical experience, there are times when you need a more compact option. The OD100 is perfect for situations like going for a walk in light clothing or wanting to listen to music on a sleepless night. It features a CNC-machined aluminum shell and can easily be slipped inside one’s jean pocket, occupying little to no space. In my opinion, what’s really special about the OD100 is the price-to-performance ratio. It does not sound like a 69 USD IEM at all. Let’s get to why, right away.

Specs & Highlights

Driver: Exclusive DLC 9.2mm Dynamic Driver

Impedance: 16 Ohm

Frequency Response: 20 – 20000Hz

Sensitivity: 105+-3dB/mW, 1000Hz

Distortion: 0.08%

Plug: Gold-plated 3.5mm Stereo Plug

Packaging & Accessories

The OD100 arrives in a medium-sized square cardboard box with a grey and black design. Specifications are detailed on the outer sleeve’s back, while the front features circular artwork resembling a dynamic driver diaphragm, along with the model name. Removing this sleeve unveils a striking black cardboard box with a wood grain finish, an unexpected premium touch at this price point. 

Upon opening the box, one is greeted with an accessory compartment and a grey fabric carrying case. The case measures 10 x 5 x 5 cm, striking an ideal balance between portability and capacity. It is designed to accommodate a small USB DAC & AMP and the OD100 alongside a mesh section for ear tips and other small accessories. Its interior is lined with a velvety fabric to ensure protection for the contents.

The OD100 offers a wide selection of ear tips, including nine pairs in total. Three pairs resemble RHA’s Dual Density tips for a more bass-centric presentation, while the black set features a smoother texture and wider bore for a more tonally balanced presentation. A set of foam tips is also provided for those seeking enhanced isolation. My personal favorite for a balanced sound experience was the black wide-bore set.

As the final accessory, the OD100 comes with a supple, silver-colored cable with a soft outer jacket. While Oriveti hasn’t specified the wire material, my educated guess is that it uses SPC wires. On an additional note, the cable shares connectors with Oriveti’s flagship OH700VB, suggesting it may be a made-to-order item, which is again an impressive detail at this price level.

The Oriveti OD100 impressed me with its packaging and accessories, delivering an experience far exceeding expectations for its $69 price tag.

Build Quality, Design & Fit

The OD100 features a CNC-milled metal chassis with a sleek gunmetal finish weighing in at approximately 8-10 grams each. It utilizes a medium-length nozzle and 2-pin 0.78mm connectors. The circular faceplate, decorated with a textured surface, subtly incorporates the model and brand name. I like the discreet branding, which adds to the simplistic and elegant design language of the OD100. The nozzle filter deviates from standard mesh grilles, opting for a custom design that stands out as another nice detail about the OD100. These IEMs are designed for portability and convenience, easily fitting into a jeans pocket without any discomfort due to their small size and absence of protruding design elements. A harmonious color scheme complements OD100’s simple and elegant design language, with the gunmetal finish pairing seamlessly with the silver-colored cable and its grey connectors.

Fit-wise, the compact OD100 ensures a snug and comfortable fit, thanks to its medium-length nozzle, which allows for a deeper insertion with certain ear tips, like the included black set. This snug fit remains comfortable during various activities, including running and commuting, making the OD100 an ideal companion for my daily afternoon walks, especially when paired with FiiO’s BTR15 Bluetooth DAC & AMP. This combination proves to be not only highly portable but also impressive in sound, delivering a performance that exceeds expectations for their price range.

In summary, the OD100 offers a robust all-metal construction coupled with a supple cable that minimizes microphonics. Despite the lack of a 3.5mm jack on my iPhone, a quirky choice by Apple, the OD100 remains a preferred choice for its rugged construction, design, and fit, providing an ideal balance between portability, comfort, and sound quality. Kudos to Oriveti’s team for this price-to-performance prince.

 

The review continues on Page Two, after the click HERE or by using the jump below.

Page 1: Oriveti, OD100, Packaging & Accessories, Build Design & Fit

Page 2: Sound Impressions, Technical Capability, Comparison, Last Words

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