Linsoul Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite Performance Custom 8BA in-Ear Monitor IEM with Detachable 4-core 7N Oxygen-Free Copper OFC Cable, Handcrafts Faceplate for Audiophile Studio Musician(Green)
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As I’ve already hinted, this is not a pair of IEMs for bassheads, and I should say that the first time I started playing my music through these my first reaction was ‘where’s the bass?!’. My musical tastes are broad but do lean toward electronic music that often has plenty of bass all the way down to the lower registers. Definitely not the specialty of the Orchestras. The Orchestra Lite has a distinct but restrained pinna gain region centered around 2.5 kHz. This is not ideal for my head-related transfer function and results in less separation between instrumentation and vocals than I would prefer. Instrument separation is variable. For example, there is better instrument separation between male vocals and analog percussion than there is between male vocals and distorted electric guitars. As a result, overall midrange clarity is average at best. The Kiwi Ears Cadenza’s more pronounced pinna gain hump, which is centered at 3 kHz, worked more consistently for me. The lower midrange has plenty of body and warmth despite the linear mid-bass response. Male and female vocals are roughly even in emphasis, though female vocals are more intelligible. Female vocals can occasionally sound strident but generally sound excellent. The Orchestra Lite has very natural-sounding timbre for an all-BA IEM.
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The mids are just a bit forward and present with a good overall tonal balance without too much of an upper mids prominence. It was only after more extended listening across different genres that I began to truly appreciate the quality and implementation of bass response. These IEMs helped me realise how many inferior sets blur detail in the bass, choosing instead to focus on superficially impressive punch. Some models generate visceral, almost uncomfortable levels of bass. Not an issue here. Bass on the Orchestras is all about refinement and detail retrieval. In so many ways the Kiwi ears Orchestral Lite proved to be stead-fast in its personality, and it could simply be a question of taste if you choose to upgrade your cable, or amp.The cable stands out far more than the IEMs themselves! Its copper color really pops and will be the first thing anyone notices. It’s a beautifully constructed cable that I found to be reasonably pliable, and with no memory. Although it is a little heavy over the ears, and sensitive to movement while listening. The cable is terminated in a regular 3.5mm plug, and there’s a velcro strap to help with bundling the cable to put in the case. Overall, the Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite comes with a comprehensive set of accessories. The attention to detail, especially considering the price point, is commendable and speaks to the brand’s dedication to customer satisfaction.
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Sorry, I do not follow cult practices, including burning rituals and unsupported claims on "that special cables" and ridiculious (at least as far the science is concerned) "cable gains". You can pretty much see the top of the BAs under the faceplate and you can see none of them are vented.The treble is where the Performer5 edge out the Orchestra Lite with better engagement and extension up top. However, staging and imaging are overall superior on the Orchestra Lite.
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Though it is fairly easy to drive with any dongle dac like link 2 bal or M15 but it really transforms itself into different beast altogether when connected to something like hip dac or xduoo 5+ For the review you’re reading today, I’ve been using a complex setup of sources, to get the best idea of how KIWI Ears Orchestra Lite sounds like, including Hiby R6 III, Astell & Kern ACRO CA1000T, IKKO ITB03 Heimdallr, Shanling M3 Ultra, iBasso DC03PRO, HIFI Walker H2 Touch, Khadas Tea, Shanling UA5, and Mechen M30. The sound of Orchestra Lite be described as clean, detailed, deep, with a W shaped signature, where the bass is uplifted, the upper bass and lower midrange is not super uplifted, but the midrange is somewhat forward, then the upper midrange is not super metallic or shrill, or too forward, but there is a peak in the treble that gives cymbals and hi hats some extra energy to sound engaging and dynamic / punchy. Ie 200 seems pure and transparent soundstage and ie200 sub bass is good. Ie200 highs is harsh and mids are clear. I have both 200 as well 300, IE200 is 80% equal to IE300. Need to try IE600, waiting for Christmas or Near year sale with beautiful discount/offer😉.When I first listen to them I though they kinda sound quite low and had to increase the volume which is normal for other iems that I had listen to before. After spending some time, I came to realisation that these iems produce the musical quality at lower comfortable volumes and I do not have to crank the volume up. They are extremely detailed and airy and I can relax and listen to them for hours