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Oriveti OD100 – Chifi With Big Chi Energy

Oriveti OD100 – Chifi With Big Chi Energy

Oriveti OD100 is a $69 USD IEM from the Chifi company Oriveti, and it comes with a single DLC dynamic driver, which is 9.2mm, and it has an impedance of 16 OHMs, made for portability and convenience. Today we will be reviewing it, taking a look at how it sounds like, but also compare it to other entry-level IEMs including FiiO FH11 (55 USD), IKKO OH300 Lumia (49 USD), and Dunu Kima (99 USD). 



Oriveti is a Chinese company that was around already when I started writing reviews, and which has been evolving to stay budget-oriented, to make good products that you can easily enjoy, and which has been the flavor of the months a few times in the past with a few of their products. They have a dedicated website that you can order from, but should also be available on Amazon, where I would recommend you to purchase their products from. 

I’d like to thank Oriveti for providing the sample for this review, in exchange for my honest opinion. We are not receiving any incentive for this review and Audiophile-Heaven has no affiliation with Oriveti beyond this review. This review is a description of my personal experience.


Product Link

You can grab one from www.amazon.com here: https://amzn.to/3SkXzcZ

If you’re in the UK, you can grab one from www.amazon.co.uk here: https://amzn.to/3S7Qg86

And if you’re from Europe, you can grab one from www.amazon.de here: https://amzn.to/3tRGVb9


Build Quality/Aesthetics/Fit/Comfort

The overall comfort of the Oriveti OD100 is excellent, there is no driver flex, they are made really well, with metallic shells, and the tips are of a good quality. The cable is of an excellent quality for the price, and it is better than the cable even some flagships come with in terms of ergonomics and comfort. The overall design is neat, and they isolate with about 25 db of passive noise isolation, you don’t hear much coming from the outside while wearing them and they leak very little. 

With an impedance of 16 OHMs and a sensitivity of 105 dB, OD100 is mostly easy to drive and doesn’t require any special source, but it will show the noise in the source easily, and using a high-quality source would be best. The list of sources I pared it with includes SMSL M300, iBasso DX320 MAX TI, Shanling UP4 2022, Shanling UA2 Plus, iBasso DC04 PRO, ddHIFI TC35C, and HIDIZS XO. All of those are more than enough for driving the OD100. 


Sound Quality

Sonically, the OD100 is quite a unique package, as it has a pretty full and low-reaching bass, with excellent dynamics, but the resolution and clarity goes about as far as you’d expect from an entry-level IEM in the ~70 USD price range. The treble extension ends at about 12 kHz, as it rolls off softly after having a high point at this frequency. The voices are a bit on the nasal side, but the treble tends to be peaked around 10 kHz, which creates the feeling of clarity quite nicely, for macro details. Transients are soft, and at times underexpressed, in the lower midrange. The transients in the higher midrange and lower treble are strong, which creates the feeling that guitars and pianos have a crisp texture. Volume handling is average, as the distortion grows in linear fashion with the volume, and this creates the feeling of wanting to listen quieter, but at the same time the sound gets more compressed both dynamically and in the soundstage, the higher you go in volume.  

Starting with the bass, we have a clean and deep bass, with great clarity and precision. The bass is a super pleasing aspect of OD100, and the bass extends as low as about 40 Hz, below which it rolls off sharply. The bass has most energy at around 60 Hz, above which it also tends to stay more relaxed. The upper bass and lower midrange is recessed, and this creates the feeling of a slightly hollow and nasal tonality, but you don’t really notice it with ACG or pop music in general, the coloration in tonality being more evident with acoustic styles, or voice-centric music styles that are not very processed in post production. 

The midrange inherits that slightly thin sound from the upper bass and lower midrange, but the clarity in the upper midrange is quite exceptional, we have good timbre and good presence, with guitars and guitar solos in particular sounding crisp, detailed and impressive / emotional. Pianos in general also sound super pleasing on the OD100, especially sadder sounds. The soundstage is intimate and slightly narrow, but the instrument separation is quite good, and you never struggle to understand instruments, so things are not mashed up together, but presented in a space that is intimate with the listener. 

The treble has the coloration I spoke about earlier, and it has a peak around 10 kHz, and it ends at around 12 kHz, having a thin presentation, which works nicely for ACG, pop and certain pop – rock styles, like punk-pop, escape the fate being a band where OD100 plays quite nicely. The more I listen to OD100 the more I enjoy rock and metal with them, bands like Eskimo Callboy sounding really raw and direct, which is desirable for the band. The best sound is at quiet and modest listening volumes, as at those volumes the soundstage extends more in width, and music is least compressed, at louder volumes things begin to be presented in the famous wall of sound fashion. 



Oriveti OD100 vs IKKO OH300 Lumia (69 USD vs 49 USD) – Starting with the hardest enemy, OH300 is lighter, but OD100 has a much better default cable. The comfort is actually similar, both are somewhat large in my ears, but both are manageable. The sonic presentation is more V-Shaped for OH300 Lumia, which has more bass, more treble extension and sparkle, while OD100 feels more voice centric and mid centric in comparison. It is easier to enjoy OH300 at medium and higher volumes, while OD100 is made for lower listening volumes. The soundstage feels a bit wider as presented by OD100, while OH300 sounds more punchy and dynamic.  

Oriveti OD100 vs Dunu Kima (69 USD vs 99 USD) – The comfort is good for both, although Kima is a bit smaller and lighter than OD100, or at least they fit with my ears makes Kia easier to get in. This being said, they are both easy to drive, and entry-level IEMs at heart, but OD100 sounds more natural, less colored and cleaner than Kima, which is very colored in comparison. I would generally pick OD100 for the best sonic experience. The soundstage is similar in width and depth, although OD100 makes more sense sonically, and where there are parts of background instruments, Dunu Kima makes those a bit too sharp to fully make sense. 

Oriveti OD100 vs FiiO FH11 (69 USD vs 55 USD) – The comfort is good for both, although FH11 is more rounded, lighter and feels more natural in my ears, while OD100 is a bit heavier and larger. The drive factor is similar, both are easy to drive, but FH11 sounds considerably warmer, thicker and more lush, while OD100 sounds quite bright and tight, with a brighter treble, and thinner midrange. The overall resolution and clarity is comparable and so is the soundstage width / depth. Here, the solution and choice is simple, if you need an IEM that is warm, FH11, and if you want one that is tight and more precise, OD100. 


Value and Conclusion

The 69 USD price tag is surely fair for the experience, and OD100 can easily ebay half of the IEMs out there in the same price range, when it comes to the resolution, clarity and fidelity, but it is quite large, and allowing you to listen quiter means allowing you to protect your hearing and extending the time you can enjoy this hobby, so all in all, it is totally worth the money. 

At the end of the day, if you’re looking for an IEM with a clean package, fair comfort, good resolution and detail, and which can be enjoyed at quieter volumes best, Oriveti OD100 is a great option in 2024 and an IEM you should enjoy a lot if you need an affordable entry-level Chifi option. 


Product Link

You can grab one from www.amazon.com here: https://amzn.to/3SkXzcZ

If you’re in the UK, you can grab one from www.amazon.co.uk here: https://amzn.to/3S7Qg86

And if you’re from Europe, you can grab one from www.amazon.de here: https://amzn.to/3tRGVb9

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Full Playlist used for this review

We listened to more songs than those named in this playlist, but those are excellent for identifying a sonic signature.  I recommend trying most of the songs from this playlist, especially if you’re searching for new music! The playlists are different for Spotify, Tidal and Youtube, and based on the songs I enjoy and are available on each!




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