Moondrop is a China based company, usually famous for its outstanding earphones whether it be the earbuds Shiroyuki or their wide range of IEM’s including the very famous Moondrop Kanas Pro. Selling at around 200$, on their Aliexpress store, and it is a very famous name in the audiophile community.
So, I grabbed a pair for myself from a friend for this review, let’s find out how good it actually is.
The Moondrop Kanas Pro is fairly easy to drive and its technical specifications are as follows:-
- Driver: Dynamic 10mm
- Diaphragm Material: DLC diamond carbon
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Sensitivity: 110dB
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- 2pin 0.78mm cable connectors
- Zinc-magnesium alloy earpieces
- 8 core hybrid braided wire with 3.5mm termination
Build Quality and Fit:-
The build quality of Moondrop Kanas pro is very good, the earpieces are made up of Zinc Magnesium alloy, it looks like a piece of jewelry.
Ear Canal is also silver in color with aluminum vent’s in them, which gives the entire earpiece amazing chrome finish.
The two-pin connector socket looks stiff and well built, wire enclosed in the package is a braided hybrid cable which looks like an 8 core hybrid cable which is a Y split cable separated by a black colored splitter and it terminates at a standard 3.5mm plug.
Wearing these in my ear’s felt really great as they look premium and exquisite though fit was an issue with the stock tips and I used m Final Audio E tips.
With Final Audio E tips the fit is very secure and better, sealing the entire ear canal, blocking outside noise and just letting me enjoy my music.
The earpieces themselves and along with the wire are very well built, which provide amazing fit with changed ear tips for me.
I have previously heard good things about the amazing neutral sound quality of the Moondrop Kanas Pro.
And they actually live up to all those praises, the sound quality of the pair is beautiful with a good bass, natural mids and smooth treble response.
It actually performs really well for the price with crisp vocals, decent details and depths to the instruments being played.
The most interesting part of this beautiful pair is it’s sweet and natural mids, listening to vocal songs feels like a sweet little bird is singing precisely in our ears.
Let’s discuss the different areas of the sound frequency range in details:-
Well, most natural IEM’s have less emphasis on the bass part but this pair has adequate amounts of bass, songs like Bet by Octavian leaves you with good enough amount of thumps and rumble.
One will feel enough depths to the sub-bass too, though there is not much quantity to the bass but the quality of the bass is good and it doesn’t leak to mids.
There is adequate bass for songs like Billie Jean by Michael Jackson the thumps during drum beats is good and crisp.
But be aware the bass is just adequately enough for one to enjoy the music, it’s not much in quantity so bass heads might not like it.
Mids is the portion where the Moondrop Kanas Pro shine with all their will, whether it be Circles by Post Malone or Trains by Porcupine Tree, the details in instruments and vocals are just brilliant.
Vocals whether it be male or female, feel natural and not peaky at all.
They are neither thin nor lush they are natural enough to give them a sweet and smooth feeling.
I personally loved the mids section the most, the vocals felt forward, not overlapped neither by the lower end nor the higher end.
Highs are quite smooth and settled, I didn’t felt peakiness in any of the musical instrument being played, whether it be Acoustic Guitars in Boyce Avenue or drums in Digital Bath by Deftones.
The drums in There is nothing holding me back by Shawn Mendes or cello by Tina Guo in We Wish You a Merry Christmas are all very airy.
Overall the treble part felt smooth and airy.
Soundstage and Instrument Separation:-
Even though the earpieces have a closed-back design the soundstage feels adequately wide, not too narrow and feels enough for most of the music.
With a good soundstage and crisp details in mids, the instrument separation is good enough and one can easily recognize different equipments being played.
With closed-back design and good fit, the ear canals are completely blocked so there is no noise leakage or noise isolation issues with the Kanas Pro, so we can enjoy our music without pumping up the volume too loud.
Finally, I would like to say, the Moondrop Kanas Pro is a very good pair of IEM which has amazingly detailed mids, adequate bass and smooth treble response.
At a price tag of around 200$, the Moondrop Kanas Pro is decently detailed and has amazing vocals with a neutral sound signature. But as a bass lover I must say, a little more of that bass wouldn’t have hurt anybody 🙂