Tripowin x HBB Olina SE Review

Tripowin x HBB Olina SE review featured

I’m looking at the Tripowin x HBB Olina SE earphones in today’s review. The Olina SE is an upgraded version of the original model and promises a more balanced tonal signature. It features a 10mm Carbon Nanotube (CNT) dynamic driver. It’s priced at $79.

Disclaimer: This sample was provided by Linsoul for an honest review. All observations and opinions here are based on my experience with the product.

Tripowin x HBB Olina SE

Specifications
  • Driver: 10mm High-Performance Dynamic Driver with Cavity
  • Diaphragm Material: Carbon Nanotube (CNT)
  • Impedance: 32ohm
  • Sensitivity: 109dB/mW @1KHz
  • Frequency response range: 10-43KHz
  • Price: $79
What’s in the Box
  • Tripowin x HBB Olina IEMs
  • Detachable 0.78mm 2-pin cable
  • Faux leather carrying case
  • 3x pairs of wide-bore silicone eartips
  • 3x pairs of narrow-bore silicone eartips
  • 10x pairs of nozzle filters
  • Warranty

Design

The first difference I noticed about the Olina SE design is the new faceplates. Gone are the marbled grey faceplates which have been replaced by matte black ones etched with a Hawaiian-styled logo.

There’s a small vent near the base of the nozzle and another just below the 2-pin sockets. The nozzles are quite short but they hold eartips securely in place thanks to a prominent lip. The overall build quality feels and looks good.

I find the Olina SE to be comfortable, just like the original. However, they don’t provide the most stable fit and I need to readjust the earpieces fairly frequently if I’m moving about. The passive noise isolation is good even though the shells are quite small.

The included cable is the same one that comes with the original Olina. It’s a 2-pin silver-plated oxygen-free copper cable with a glossy grey PU sheath and matching colour aluminium components.

Olina SE vs Olina
Olina SE (red) vs Olina (grey).
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