Kinera Imperial, mostly known as Kinera Audio is a HiFi audio equipment brand based in China. They are the leading manufacturers of HiFi IEMs with stunning looks and designs. Today, Kinera has launched its latest pair of Multi-BA IEMs, the all-new Kinera Skuld. Similar to other products in Kinera’s lineup, the latest Skuld features beautiful hand-painted ear cavities, in my opinion, Kinera has outdone itself with the Kinera. The pair looks simply stunning. For acoustic pleasure, Kinera has equipped Skuld with five high-performance balanced armatures. They have carefully chosen three Knowles BA units and two in-house customized BA units for the Skuld. Kinera Skuld is released with a retail price of 550$.
Before we begin more about the key features, We need to know the character, the associated story behind the design and tuning of Kinera Skuld. Kinera always associates its products with some godly character from the famous Norse Mythology. Odin, Nanna, Baldr, Freya, all are associated with their characters from Norse Mythology. Skuld here is no different. She is one of the three sisters of fate we all know as Norn, she is actually the youngest among the three. She is in charge of the future, warns the gods of their future sins. Skuld is also known as the goddess of the Future.
Beautiful Hand-Painted Ear Cavities:-
Kinera Skuld similar to other IEMs in their lineup has premium hand-painted ear cavities. The lead designer has adopted black as the main base color with blue and green changing polarising effect as the main design elements on the cavities. They have lustrous gold foils with glittery silver optical particles to provide shine to the elements on the cavities. The pair not only looks beautiful but also has an ergonomic shape designed for a comfortable fit.
Premium Multi-BA Configuration:-
Kinera Skuld features a powerful multi-BA driver configuration per side. It houses three premium Knowles BA Drivers paired with two in-house customized BA units. 1×2 Kinera customized SWFK-31736 composite BA unit handles the high-frequency response. Rich Midrange is achieved by a 2×2 Knowles composite RAF-32873 BA unit. The lower end is handled by Knowles CI-22955 BA unit.
Silver-Plated 4.4mm Balanced Cable:-
Kinera Skuld comes bundled with a high-quality silver-plated copper cable with a fully balanced 4.4mm termination plug. The cable consists of 24 strands per wire, 8 manual braided cores, a total of 192 strands per cable. It has PVC insulation for the outer covering reducing any chances of microphonic issues. It provides excellent audio signal transmission with low internal resistance. This high-quality cable enhances the sound with a better, wider soundstage, deeper bass, smooth yet detailed mid and high-frequency response.
Kinera Skuld comes with a premium set of accessories including high-quality 4.4mm-3.5mm and 4.4mm-2.5mm adapters same quality as that of the silver-plated copper balanced stock cable. The package also includes premium Final audio Type-E ear tips along with custom of rubber silicone and foam ear tips.
>Impedance: 23 ohms.
>Rated Power: 3mW.
>Frequency Response Range: 5Hz-50kHz.