RETURN OF THE LEGENDARY OLINA IN A NEW AVATAR
Tripowin X HBB Olina was a collaborative initiative that became an instant hit with music lovers all around the globe. HBB (Hawaiian Bad Boy from "Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews") created an acoustic sound signature for the Olina that is well-balanced, lucid, and pleasing using his years of experience and sizable IEM frequency measurement database. HBB has changed the tuning for the Olina Special Edition release to improve Olina's sound and take into account new information from his research on audio tuning. The Olina SE builds on the tradition of the original Olina with a refined sound and a modern, streamlined design.
FEATURES A 10MM CNT DRIVER THAT DELIVERS BREATHTAKING SONIC PERFORMANCE
The Carbon Nanotube (CNT) dynamic driver used in the original Olina has been "upgraded" for use in the Olina SE. It features a second-generation 10mm CNT dynamic driver. The diaphragm structure of this 10mm driver has been strengthened, particularly at the suspension edges, which raises surface membrane tension and speeds up driver response. The driver can produce a dynamic range of 10Hz to 40kHz for a Hi-Fi listening experience. The "Olina SE," in all its glory, delivers a breathtaking sonic performance.
AN EVOLUTIONARY UPGRADE WITH A MORE BALANCED TONAL SIGNATURE
The enhancement in tuning is the main change for the Olina SE. Compared to the Olina original, the Olina SE's redesigned CNT driver provides a "stronger" sub-bass impact, as indicated by a 3dB increase at 10Hz. This upgrade considerably reduces sub-bass roll-off and enables a punchier and more muscular sub-bass response. The treble of the Olina SE has also been "dampened" to eliminate peakiness in the vocal and upper harmonic frequencies. Comparatively speaking, this has a more organic treble response than the original Olina. In contrast to the original Olina, you will notice greater evenness in the upper frequencies with no loss of detail retrieval.
ALL ALUMINIUM HOUSING WITH A NEW AND UNIQUE LOGO FUSED WITH HIGH-PURITY OFC CABLE
The Olina SE is characterised by a new and unique logo reflective of HBB’s Hawaiian roots. This design has been etched directly into an aluminium faceplate that now matches the aluminium shell. The entire aluminium housing is anodised in a sleek black resistant to scratches. The Olina SE comes standard with a detachable 0.78mm 2-pin cable. A 4-core oxygen-free OCC copper was selected as the cable material due to its high purity and electrical conductivity, which reflects in the audio as a more translucent and clean sound. The cable terminates in a 3.5mm single-ended plug.
|DRIVER CONFIGURATION||10mm High Performance Dynamic Driver with Cavity|
|MAX RATED POWER||100mW|
|DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL||Carbon Nanotube (CNT)|
|EARPHONE MATERIAL||Aluminum Alloy & Resin|
|CABLE MATERIAL||4-Core Oxygen free OCC Copper Cable|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Tripowin x HBB Olina SE|
|2. Detachable 0.78mm 2-pin cable|
|3. Faux leather carrying case|
|4. 3x pairs of narrow-bore silicone eartips|
|5. 10x pairs of nozzle filters|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
2nd Generation of the 10mm CNT Dynamic Driver
More Balanced Tonal Signature
All Aluminum Housing
High Purity Detachable 2-Pin Cable
1 Year Warranty
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"The Olina SE, Tripowin actually does a great job making the best out of its linearity. The placement of instruments and vocals still creates an immersive space in a stereo image."Read More
"My personal thought is that Olina SE should remain on the spotlight as it is genuinely good, i have had a brief listening moment with the OG Olina, and it’s safe to say that Olina SE is definitely an improvement."Read More
"The Olina SE is a simple but good-looking and well-made earphone. The most significant offense to me is that it wants me to put in the work to bring it to a reasonable level, and in a world where greatness."Read More
"I find the Olina SE to be comfortable, just like the original. The passive noise isolation is good even though the shells are quite small. The overall build quality feels and looks good."Read More
For context I have owned Aria, Kato, OH10, S12, Honeydew, Timeless, and ER2XR.
The Olina has the best soundstage and imaging among those. Details are on par with the Kato and I personally prefer single DD over Planars.
On the downside the note weight is relatively thin and the extra width to the soundstage makes everything spaced out which sometimes make rock and metal songs that have a 'wall of sound' production sound less impactful. It is something that the Kato does well with its more intimate stage and warmth.
The cable provided is the worst one that I have used. It's an ok cable in terms of usability but it feels cheap, like a rope that you use to hang clothes for drying.
We're really happy that you have such great thoughts about the product and thanks for the amazing review!
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