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OH500

ORIVETI

Rating

Price

9

450 €

Review published:

05/2019

Driver

5

per Side

1

Dynamic

4

Balanced

Impedance

13 Ohm

PZ/ES/PL

0

Sound

9

Bass

8.5

Mids

9

Trebles

Sensitivity

108 dB

8.8

Handling

9.5

Haptic

B

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

After the OH300 I also borrowed the OH500 from HEADTEK.de for a review, which owns the exclusive rights for the distribution of ORIVETI products in Germany! The OH500 has two more BA drivers than the OH300, which makes him a 5-driver hybrid with a price premium of 180€. In a direct comparison I have to admit that in the beginning the little brother promised me more, but the OH500 could catch up in the long-term test and even overtake the OH300.

Handling

The package contents are identical to the OH300, which means that numerous accessories, such as various sizes of form and silicone tips, a round and high-quality leather transport box and a premium cable with 8 cores find their way into the hands of the buyer. Even a cleaning set for the sound tubes is included and so the scope of delivery including the headphones leaves nothing to be desired.

The wearing comfort is also similar to that of the OH300 despite the slight change in shape of the housing and is therefore excellent! This also applies to the isolation to the inside and outside.
This makes the OH500 equally suitable for stage use, as well as for everyday use, whether on the road or during sports.

The design is similar to the OH300 simple and elegant, without being distinguished by special extravagance, which is also not necessary.

Sound

In contrast to the OH300, the OH500 is slightly warmer and more neutral. It looks smoother and flatter without getting boring or sounding too dull. It simply goes another way, for which you need a short acclimatization period. But then he can convince completely!

The bass is almost identical to that of the OH300, because the same dynamic driver is used among other things. At best, I would describe it a bit rounder and not quite as present, which is more beneficial for purists. Nevertheless, it has enough presence in the overall sound without pushing itself too much into the foreground.
As with the OH300, I would like to see a little more hatching. But that's a high level of complaining, because the performance is above the average of the cheaper Chi-Fi-In-Ears.

In contrast to the OH300, the mids are somewhat warmer, flatter and softer. At the beginning, this is slightly irritating in a direct comparison, but once you get used to it, another strength of the OH500 becomes apparent here. Because the mids are by no means receded, or blunt, but clear and clean, as well as tonally absolutely correct. The positioning of the voices, which move more into the foreground, as well as that of the instruments, is in no way inferior to that of the OH300. Separation and detail are convincing and create a wonderful, transparent sound carpet.

The highs should make the biggest difference between the two models. They are a bit milder on the OH500, but this doesn't limit them in terms of expansion and detail. I would even say that the treble resolution is even finer and more differentiated than with the OH300. There are no problems with sibilants or peaks, which can rarely play a role with the OH300. Similar to the Kanas Pro, or the 1MORE E1010, the highs manage to reveal the smallest nuances in a relaxed way. This already has studio monitoring quality! Due to the created spatiality on different levels, it is always exciting to gain new facets from the music and to immerse it completely. Clearly a highlight of the OH500.

The 3D imaging is one of the best I've heard so far. I have never had an in-ear that could reproduce such a large stage without becoming unnatural or confusing. The price difference to the OH300 is also noticeable here, because not only two BAs were added randomly, but they are accurately tuned to each other and thus manage to enhance the strong sound of the OH300.

Outro

After the long-term test, the OH500 wins the direct comparison to the OH300 and even manages to displace the Kanas Pro from its Tron. The OH500 is certainly not a blind buy, as it probably won't suit every taste due to its tuning, especially if you like it a bit brighter and more bathtub. However, I'm quite enthusiastic and would take him straight to my daily in-ear if I didn't have to give him up again.
The OH500 offers everything that already made the OH300 a premium product and, thanks to its sensitive nature, manages to add a little something to it. Nevertheless, I can absolutely understand if some prefer to go into the race with the OH300. That's just a matter of taste!

HEADTEK: https://headtek.de/de/oriveti-oh500-premium-4-1-hybrid-hi-fi-in-ear-kopfhoerer.html

ORIVETI: https://www.oriveti.com/product-page/4-1-model-premium-4-1-hybrid-hifi-iem-headphones

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

Frequenzgang

Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

1/8
OH300

OH300

OH500

OH500

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Contact:

chi-fier@gmx.de

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