Oriolus Forsteni IEMs

Oriolus Forsteni IEMs

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Following the success of the original Oriolus, Mini Audio created the Oriolus Forsteni: another hybrid offering, this time for about half the price. Named for the gray-collared oriole, a songbird local to Indonesia, the Forsteni features two balanced armature drivers and one dynamic driver inside a glossy black plastic housing with silver-colored accents Read More

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Adamleonpeters
35
Mar 26, 2018
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/crinacles-iem-ranking-list-154-entries-lcdi4-isine20-cipher-updated-8-11.857498/
These are quite underrated and are not sub 200 chinese models like someone mentioned.
I preferred these over the it03 ie80 535 etc
blahhh
131
Mar 4, 2018
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?
Saemon
12
Mar 4, 2018
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.
gunwale
33
Jul 27, 2017
It's 374 on https://www.en.oriolus.jp/product-page/forsteni and it comes with that pw cable?
Brandon123
167
Mar 2, 2018
What’s pw?
OneLove
2950
Jul 26, 2017
Classy
Uzuzu
1436
May 3, 2017
cable isn't removable?
gpittarelli
5
Jul 26, 2017
It is removable, though it is a very tight fit.
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paradiseXXX
3
May 2, 2017
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.
zaphrodbox
116
Mar 5, 2018
I meant for the HD650s, but yeah even better a dragonfly for both...
desutruction
190
Mar 6, 2018
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.
JackM
6
Apr 29, 2017
which is better , these or sennheiser IE80?
Brandon123
167
Mar 2, 2018
why?
Brandon123
167
Mar 2, 2018
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.
bsa.tannguyen58
3
Apr 17, 2017
I would have campfire audio or JH audio model in the same price range than any of the Chinese products...
Brandon123
167
Mar 2, 2018
No it’s Japanese ...
Jephre
23
Mar 7, 2018
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.
Thujan
612
Apr 13, 2017
These or shure se 535s?
mushroomsensei
36
May 1, 2017
Shure 535 lack bass but Oriolus Forsteni's bass can be a little bit too much for some. I prefer these but ymmv.
Thujan
612
May 4, 2017
I traded my hifiman he 400i for a pair of shure se 535s. The dude gave me 50$ CAD ontop.
chocobox
0
Apr 11, 2017
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
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