The Best Studio IEM is Here
Relish the sound of 3 unique driver technologies in one IEM with the ThieAudio Oracle. It is equipped with 2 EST drivers, 2 balanced armatures and a single dynamic driver. Each driver has been specially tuned for professional studio use. The high-resolution treble is airy. A pinpoint placement of the pinna compensation ensures a smooth transition from the treble to the mid-range, enhancing the crispness of the vocals and snare drums. The sub-bass is powerful and cut at exactly 200Hz to keep it from overpowering the mids while mimicking the presence of physical subwoofers.
3 Driver Technologies, 1 Awesome IEM
The Sonion EST drivers offer a spacious and detailed treble and use special circuitry to boost their output to balance out with the other drivers. These also match seamlessly with the American Knowles DFK series balanced armature (BA) drivers. The BA drivers are responsible for reducing the total harmonic distortion (THD) in the mids. The 10mm polycarbonate dynamic driver is optimised with stronger magnets for better transient speed and response that translate to a deeper and powerful bass.
What do you get when you bring together the best & most innovative engineers in the industry? That’s what ThieAudio set out to find out as a creative platform by Linsoul Audio. Each person in the team is carefully selected to inspire revolutionary IEMs for audiophiles, professional musicians and audio enthusiasts alike.
About the Signature Series models
After the runaway success of the first two Signature Series models, the Monarch and Clairvoyance, ThieAudio decided to once more raise the bar with the Oracle. It features the latest driver technology from the Danish manufacturer, Sonion — the Electrostatic (EST) tweeter. This driver utilises an ultralight membrane in a small tweeter chamber that’s powered by an independent transformer that extends the treble range up to 80kHz.
It took around 3 weeks to share my opinion because I wanted to come out of the initial hype and also wanted to try it over my larger library rather than just 2-3 albums.
If you are in hurry and have the money then my simple suggestion is to rush and buy since it is the best iem you can get in below 60-70K price bracket. The USP is the wider genre of music, this iem can cater to. There is not one thing I dislike about the sound.
Bass - Very good, clean, fast and accurate bass. Amazing attack and decay. Not a hint of muddiness with mid-frequencies.
Vocals/Mids - Vocals are all very present and realistic. Not too much forwardness like blessings-2. Neither shouty, nor lean - just fine.
Treble - Initially I felt a hint of sibilance but it has now gone and the treble has become airy and just what I wanted. If anything, it could stand to have a bit more extension but for now, I love it.
Technical - not much to say. Like all thieaudio range, it is very good. Soundstage is okay, not like open back HPs.
The only problem you may face is the fit. Get ready to experiment with tips. Buy some spin fit/azla etc. and get rewarded.
Overall, very happy with the iem and honestly I’m probably getting ride of most of my other HPs/iems because these are almost exactly what I want.
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