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These are quite underrated and are not sub 200 chinese models like someone mentioned.
I preferred these over the it03 ie80 535 etc
In all seriousness, while the aesthetics are nice, are there good reasons to consider these now that the Massdrop Plus is available for the same price?
blahhh
No, it looks nice and comes with a great case but the sound is not for everyone. Sound signature is neither the lower end nor high end, just plain meh all the way, sounds just like sub 200 low tier China models. I would strongly suggest going for other brands.
It's 374 on https://www.en.oriolus.jp/product-page/forsteni and it comes with that pw cable?
gunwale
What’s pw?
Classy
cable isn't removable?
Uzuzu
It is removable, though it is a very tight fit.
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Oriolus Forsteni, or IM02, vs Pinnacle P1 vs IE80 vs New Primacy vs iBasso IT03 ?
Budget: $500 at max.
Source: Samsung Galaxy S7E, Spotify and 320kbps/FLAC files.
Requirements for Isolation: I want other people to not be hearing what I listen to. I would like isolation, ideally. Noise cancellation not required, but wouldn't be unwelcome.
Will you be using these Headphones in Public?: Yes, most of the time, to the gym, during breaks at work, during study sessions etc
Preferred type of headphone: IEM
Tonal preferences: I really don't know other than that I like bass. I like hip hop/rap, post hardcore, classical, rock, some EDM... Past headphones:: I have the HD650, but without an amp.. using my iMac Preferred music:I listen to a lot of kinds of music. Electronic-dance, rock, metal, hip-hop, rap, classical, some study playlists from Spotify. etc
Eminem, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, DMX, Gorillaz, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, God Is an Astronaut, etc
What I want to improve from my past setup: To be honest, I don't mind my current setup. I just want some good sound IEM's for when I'm outside.
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I meant for the HD650s, but yeah even better a dragonfly for both...
paradiseXXX
I have also auditioned all of those (IM02, IE80, New Primacy, IT03) plus some others (XBA-A3, Fidue A83, Shure SE535, Westone UM3X, Westone 4R, etc)
I have to agree with @E111, I have the HS1551CU and wow these are very good. My current XBA-A3 has been relegated to commute-only use.
which is better , these or sennheiser IE80?
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why?
As much as I want to shit on Sennheiser. No I don’t agree they have value for the money. Ie 80 is way clearer than those above except the Oriviti haven’t tried it yet.
I would have campfire audio or JH audio model in the same price range than any of the Chinese products...
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No it’s Japanese ...
You're right, it is. I purchased the Oriolus MK2 in Hong Kong under the impression it was Japanese. The parent company is actually called Raosound. I noticed that it was also associated with a company named Mini Audio, based in Shenzhen. http://www.mini-audio.com/miniaudio/ProductList.asp?SortID=8
The company that manufactures Oriolus MK2 also manufactures two other brands, Hyla and Azla. While they are Chinese, I think their quality has gotten better over time. That being said and having tried Azla IEMs as well, I find this company's IEMs to have rather painful treble. It's sharp and piercing, to the point that I had to return my Oriolus MK2 after just a day of owning it.
These or shure se 535s?
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Thujan
Shure 535 lack bass but Oriolus Forsteni's bass can be a little bit too much for some. I prefer these but ymmv.
I traded my hifiman he 400i for a pair of shure se 535s. The dude gave me 50$ CAD ontop.
On Oriolus store you can get for USD100 more a PW n5 cable & free shipping. I feel that's a better deal but out of stock... For the guy who doesn't care about cable (and it is a smart idea) this drop might be a good thing
Une bonne âme pour m'expliquer un peu ce qu'il y a à savoir sur massdrop avant que je ne décide si je me lance ou pas ? Je n'ai encore jamais fait d'achat ici et mon niveau en anglais est très faible. Par contre je suis très intéressé par ces intras donc si un francophone traîne dans le coin ça me ferait vraiment plaisir d'en discuter. Merci d'avance. Eric.
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Merci beaucoup pour ta réponse. J'ai franchi le pas depuis que j'ai posté cette question. J'ai acheté des Campfire Audio Lyra 2 qui étaient vraiment à un prix intéressant. En ce qui concerne les frais supplémentaires, j'ai dû régler 135 euros de plus pour les frais de douane et la tva de 21% ( Je vis en Belgique ). Le prix de mes inras est donc passé de 500 à 635 euros mais ça reste intéressant pour cette fois car ces intras sont de plus en plus chers chez nous ( 850 euros ). J'ai par contre acheté des Oriolus Forsteni en occasion pour seulement 300 euros et ça c'est une super affaire. Les intras n'avaient que 2 semaines et étaient livrés avec le câble pw audio n5 contrairement au drop. Donc tu as entièrement raison ... il vaut mieux vérifier les prix de vente ailleurs, et surtout chez nous en Europe, avant de se jeter sur le moindre drop ici. Cordialement. Eric.
vermaleneric
cest bon
I really find it sad that nobody bothered to raise a single order for this good-looking IEM
Prolly because the 64audio drop was the one prior?
sakundes
I've tried them so I know they're not my thing. If it were the MKII then I would've joined
sakundes
CA lyra ii, 64audio U4SE/U5, and Noble X drop came before so that's probably why
I've got the Oriolus mk2, and it's currently my go-to IEM, just love that sound. Haven't heard these yet, but if it comes close, it should be quite something.
The MSRP for this on Chinese websites is 2380 RMB, yet if you spend some time negotiating with the dealers on Taobao, you should be able to get at least 100 or more RMB off. Chinese hifi brands generally have poor price control on their dealers, AFAIK. But one thing about buying Chinese products from America is that you'll never find a real deal if you compare the price with that on taobao. BTW in the Chinese audiophile community, this was a quite hyped IEM, IDK if its the result of marketing, or it just meets their tuning preference on tuning.
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I can say for certain that these are designed and manufactured in China, by mini audio, which designed DX50 and DX90 for ibasso and several portable amps.
AzureSerenity
Ah, I see! Thanks for the clarification
It's out of stock in the Website 😌
This IEM is listing for 2380 Chinese Yuan on their official website which is equivalent to 340 USD. I will not consider this drop as a deal.
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They didn't list the price on their official site. But I found it on their official online store on Taobao. https://world.taobao.com/item/544628599953.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4004-887090170.13.tvQPzl
ZhiyaoYoung
Ok but for us in Europe, 330$ it's good for me...
How about a drop for the Oriolus Mk.2 (V2 or whatever)???
Compassionator
That's what I am looking for.
Compassionator
+1 If you could offer the Oriolus MK 2 with a choice between the "old" copper cable, "new" silver cable, or the PW No.5. I know they're technically from different companies but it would be awesome if you could.
I'm the Forsteni owner, this is totally worth in this price, I feel sound just better a lot than a AKG N40
These aren't bad, I just didn't fall in love with them like I did with the Oriolus (not sure if MKII or some other)
loved the oriolus mk2 but there are not enough reviews for the forsteni. if this one can compare to mk2, 325 usd is nothing.
Is this a "meh" product?
nantipaneith
For this price, I would sooner get the Oriveti New Primacy for something neutral-ish or the iBasso IT03 for something a bit warmer.
nantipaneith
Or wait for another drop of the AAW A3H Pro. Different sound signature but you get a custom with the same driver setup for ~$75 less.