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Recommended for people like this
- People who like bright sound
- People who value resolution
- People who like exhilarating and refreshing sound
- People who like speaker sound
- People who value wearing comfort
- Total Score: 8.6 / 10.0
- Package: 8.0 / 10.0
- Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
- Fitment: 9.0 / 10.0
- High range: 9.0 / 10.0
- Mid range: 8.0 / 10.0
- Low range: 8.5 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
- Cost performance bonus: 10.5 / 10.0
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Overview of Sivga Oriole
- Frequency range: 20Hz-20000Hz
- Impedance: 32Ω±15%
- Sensitivity: 108dB
- In-house developed 50mm dynamic driver
- Super soft memory foam ear pads
- Wood housing
- Superior metal components and ergonomic design
- Detachable cable and balanced natural sound
In-house Developed 50mm Dynamic Driver
In terms of headphone hardware, it is worth mentioning that the SIVGA adopts a 50mm drive, which is rare for a Bluetooth headset. The larger size will give users a larger sound field with low frequency dives and high frequency extensions. The SIVAG Oriole can make balanced sound with high resolution and no fatigue for long time listening.
Super Soft Memory Foam Ear Pads
Comfort is a major concern when choosing the right headset. Many headsets now come with at least memory foam ear pads that can fit around your head over time for a more customized, comfortable wearing experience. That is why the SIVGA Oriole features super soft memory foam and skin-friendly leather earpads.
Exquisite Wood Housing
The wood housing of SIVGA Oriole is processed by five axis CNC machining and then made by many manual processes such as sanding polishing, painting and natural air drying. The surface of the wood housing is high glossy piano paint. It’s worth mentioning that this headphone housing is made of natural high-density rosewood, which is the first choice for high-end musical instruments as it makes stable and outstanding sound quality. The brand logo made by laser engraving is elegant and unique. Besides, its housing bracket can be rotated by 180 degrees for better sealing and comfort.
Excellent Metal Parts & Ergonomic Design
The Oriole features metal parts made by multiple processes for high-end look and durability. These metal parts are made by scientific and exquisite processing, which makes elegant and luxurious looking. Besides, its headband is light and comfortable so that users can wear it without any pressure. And high protein leather headband is soft and delicate.
Changeable Cable & Balanced Natural Sound
SIVGA characterizes a changeable cable meeting the needs of HiFi audiophile for upgrading cables. This device can bring users balanced natural and accurate sound. The Oriole also features wide soundstage with good separation on instruments and its closed headphone housing for no disturbing.
The package is above standard for the price.
- Sivga Oriole
- 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter
- Carrying Case
Build quality meets price standards.
The fit is comfortable.
Sound quality description
The following review was tested with a FiiO M15.
Sivga Oriole has a near flat sound signature.
Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.
Lows / Bass
The low frequencies on the Sivga Oriole are generally flat-planked and reach quite deep.
The bass drum is a little short on fatness, depending on your taste, and the weight and depth are not as pronounced, but the rumble sounds adequate.
The electric bass lacks a bit of blackness and is not badly drawn out, but it sounds a bit bright and with a slight edge to it.
The bass is not bad in terms of tightness, and there is a good sense of deepness and perspective, but it is weaker than the midrange in terms of volume, and is not expected to satisfy bass lovers.
The midrange of the Sivga Oriole is heard in a bright position, with the area around the center coming forward quite a bit.
Basically, the midrange is forward leaning, and instrumental sounds and vocals tend to extend forward, which may seem immersive and superior in power.
Vocals tend to sound a little more forward, and female vocals tend to sound a little more uplifting and colorful, but also a little more shouty and noticeable.
The midrange is less thick, giving the impression of sounding a little cleaner and lighter, while the lack of warmth seems to have been addressed by adjusting the crunch and edginess to be gentler on the ear.
Compared to SV021 in the same price range, consideration was given to the solidity and structure of the mid-range, and while SV021 had a strong accentuation of brightness, it also had an acuity that sounded glare. Oriole's structure is flatter and more natural in its reproduction of the three-dimensionality of music.
However, if depth and detail are important to you, you will most likely find the SV021 more to your liking. In fact, the SV021 is closer to most people's neutral, and the Oriole is adjusted to be flatter than neutral, making it closer to the speaker image.
The transparency is high and the resolution is quite high, so the sound seems to come alive.
Highs / Treble
Despite being a closed type, Sivga offers very good extension in the high frequencies of the Oriole. The ambience is close to that of an open type, with extension comparable to that of a plane-driven type.
The highs are slightly less energetic overall than the mids, and are tuned with an awareness of forward localization close to the speaker sound image. Linearity is not bad, and overtones of violins and woodwinds sound quite natural.
Cymbal crashes are high and expansive, but the shimmer is rather subdued, and while the subtlety is not bad, I personally prefer to hear them a little more loudly. If you like a cleaner high frequency feel, the Oriole's highs may seem quite desirable, as it is tuned for freshness, but the SV021 would be more appropriate if detail is important to you.
Sound quality general comment
- Original Sound Fidelity: S-
- Recommendation: B+
- Personal preference: B+
The Sivga Oriole is a very flat and wide-range model for a sealed headphone, which alone qualifies it as high-end. It has high resolution and excellent transparency, and can fully compete with ultra high-end models such as the MEZE Empyrean, for example (Of course, this is in the audible range, and it is probably true that Empyrean extends to much higher frequencies that most people cannot hear.).
As already mentioned, in the same price range there is the SV021 of the same brand, and then there is the Shure SRH940, which has an undisputed reputation as a monitor headphone; the Sivga Oriole has different characteristics, but overall it is quite competitive with a good headphone like the SRH940.
Of these, the Sivga Oriole can be expected to have the best range and the widest range of original sound fidelity, making it the best listening headphone, at least when the reproduction of the speaker sound image is important. However, of these, the Sivga Oriole has the poorest detail reproduction and the least excellent texture description, and audiophiles who generally tend to focus on the midrange may probably give it the lowest marks.
Sound quality features
- Flat and excellent original sound fidelity
- Excellent range
- Excellent resolution
- Bright midrange
- Good focus in the midrange
- Mellow and mellow
- Open and exhilarating
- Frontally localized
- Excellent sound image consistency
- Detail tends to be lacking
- Unnatural textures
- Overall a bit tight and lacking in crispness
The Sivga Oriole is an excellent headphone that offers an overall flat, yet wide-range sound. Despite being sealed, the headphones have good extension in the high frequency range, and the sound is bright, delicate, and exhilarating, comparable to high-end open headphones. The drawbacks are that the midrange is a little out of neutral and the texture tends to sound unnatural, and the detail reproduction is a little poor, but considering the price, these headphones are of a high standard.