Tripowin x HBB Olina SE
At Tripowin, we use the latest and most advanced driver technologies in order to deliver incredible audio performance at a budget price. By focusing on uncompromising driver quality and engineering experience, we have created numerous audio solutions that have garnered international praise. Partnering closely with the audiophile community, we are always striving to create the best that sound beyond their price. It’s great audio that doesn't cost an arm.
Return of Olina
Tripowin x HBB Olina was a collaboration project that gathered instant success from audiophiles around the globe. For the Olina, HBB (Hawaiian Bad Boy from “Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews”) used his years of experience and large IEM frequency measurement database to develop an acoustic sound signature that is well-balanced, articulate, and enjoyable. For the Olina Special Edition release, HBB has adjusted the tuning to reflect additional insights in his studies of audio tuning and refine the sound of the Olina. With an all new sound signature and a sleek new design, the Olina SE improves on the legacy of the original Olina.
Dynamic Driver Updates
The Olina SE utilizes a second generation of the Carbon Nanotube (CNT) dynamic driver that was first featured in the original Olina. This 10mm driver has been updated to reinforce the diaphragm structure especially at the suspension edges, which increases the surface membrane tension for a quicker driver response. The driver is capable of delivering 10Hz to 40kHz dynamic range for a comprehensive Hi-Fi listening experience.
More Balanced Tonal Signature
The biggest update for the Olina SE is the improvement in the tuning. The new CNT driver in the Olina SE allows a greater sub-bass impact compared to the original Olina, measured by a 3dB increase at 10Hz. This update significantly eliminates the sub-bass roll-off, and allows a more robust and powerful sub-bass punch. Furthermore, the treble of the Olina SE has been refined to eliminate peakiness in the vocal and upper harmonic frequencies. This reflects a more natural treble response compared to the original Olina. Listeners will appreciate a more evenness in the upper frequencies, without any reductions in the detail retrieval compared to the original Olina.
All Aluminum Housing
The Olina SE is characterized by a new and unique logo that is reflective of HBB’s Hawaiian roots. This design has been etched directly into an aluminum faceplate that now matches the aluminum shell. The entire aluminum housing is anodized in sleek black that is resistant to scratches.
Detachable 2-pin Cable
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 clear sound. The cable terminates in a 3.5mm single ended plug.