Kinera Imperial Skuld

$ 550

  • 3BA Knowles Drivers + 2 BA Kinera Customize Drivers
  • Impedance: 23 ohm
  • Sensitivity: 120 +/- 2 dB
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz-50kHz
  • 8 Cores Silver Plated Copper Cable
  • 4.4mm Termination Plug
SKU 6973084430381 Category

 

Hand Painted Cavity Design

 

We at Kinera create and treat our IEMs with all our love and passion for music. Talented designers, hand-painting artists professionally create the supremely beautiful IEMs that you love and enjoy. Blue-Green colours represents hope, represents the future. We have designed Skuld, our talented designers have adopted shades of blue and green as the main color of the elements that is supported by lustrous gold foil and sparkly silver elements to provide a catchy and shiny design to the main black base of the cavity. Future need to be bright, it should be fascinating to think about. We all love thinking about impressive, great futures ahead of us. This is what the design of Kinera Skuld represents. The mysterious, the shiny, the great lustrous finish of Skuld represents that fascination we have for our future. This is what in our opinion, does complete justice to the name of Goddess Skuld.

 

Technical Specification

 
 

Tuning The Kinera Skuld

 

Future is a mystery, it is a surprise, but there is one certainty that it will always come. Under this mystery, we all know there is a balance of the world. Our experienced engineers wants to convey this message of balance, this uncertainty with the Kinera Skuld. Skuld adopts a full BA configuration housing two our in-house customised BA units and three Knowles highly-renowned BA drivers, tuned by our professional engineers to deliver an experience you might have never experienced before. After tuning and testing by machines, we are surprised to see that our beloved Skuld has a smooth flat frequency response range with a difference of no more than 4dB in the 0-8kHz frequency range. This is our flattest frequency response curve after Kinera Odin. Flat frequency response doesn’t mean it will be dull or less engaging by any means, we have made sure to make the Skuld convey emotions of your favourite music with great clarity, great resolution, and high transient dynamics. We are pretty sure you will love the dynamic and engaging sound will keep you hooked with all its clarity and detailing.

Comfortable Sound Comes From The Understanding Of The Drivers

 
  • 1X2 Kinera customized SWFK-31736 composite BA unit is made for treble, which is extremely strong ductility.  Even ultra-high frequency after 20Khz that human ears can not hear, it can effectively and accurately present sound,  provideing a wider sound stage support.
  • Mid-range use 2X2 Knowles composite RAF-32873. It’s a full frequency balance armature driver. Skuld acoustic design, which not only maintains mid and high-frequency excellent characteristics of sound density, resolution and smoothness, but also brings gentle sense of comfort.
  • The bass uses Knowles CI-22955 BA unit. With excellent diving depth, it achieves smooth connection with mi-range and treble, which is natural transition.

High Quality Silver Plated Copper Cable With Balanced 4.4mm Termination

 

For the Kinera Skuld, we have designed an all-new 8-Core 192 strands silver-plated copper cable with a balanced 4.4mm termination plug. 4.4mm is becoming largely used balanced termination option that is being featured in most of the latest devices. The cable has PVC insulation coating to reduce any microphonic issues. High-quality silver-plated copper material allows smooth signal transmission with low internal resistance to the signal. This greatly improves the sound output with the Skuld, presenting the users with a powerful sound response complemented by a wide and open stage presentation.

Frequency Graph

 

What’s In The Box

 

Eartips

 
  • Final Type E Eartips : Enhance bass, weaken dental sound
  • Foam Eartips : Rich vocals and deeper bass
  • JH-FY009-B Balanced Eartips ( Blue Colour ) : More balanced sound
  • RS-B45 Vocal Eartips ( Black Colour ) : Present the original sound of IEM, vocal is more pleasing

Weight Of Earbuds

 
  • The weight of earbud is only 4.6± g,  comfortable for wearing for a long time.

Nozzle size

 
  • Nozzle size is 5.93mm, select different eartips to hear more possible sound.

Package Contents

 
  • One pair of Kinera Imperial Skuld In-ear monitors.
  • One Copper silver-plated cable with 4.4mm termination plug.
  • Five pairs of Final Audio Type E ear tips.
  • Six pairs ( RS-B45 & JH-FY009-B ) of Kinera Custom ear tips.
  • Two pairs of Foam tips.
  • Premium Storage Case.
  • 4.4mm to 3.5mm & 2.5mm adapter.
  • Cleaning Brush.
  • User Manual.

Reviews From Specialists

Everyday Listening
Everyday ListeningAuthor: Ryan Soo
"The Skuld took me by surprise in many aspects coming from past Kinera earphones and it’s admirable to see the huge strides the company has made over each generation of product. Mirroring the impressions of others, these are easily some of the most visually stunning IEM shell I’ve seen. Their compact and rounded profile with pressure relief vent also make them superbly comfortable and low profile. Similarly, the sound tuning also represents one of the most refined and natural takes from Kinera; compared to the Freya, I would not guess these were made by the same team as the Skuld is far more balanced, naturally voiced and technically impressive. The main issue here lies not in the Skuld itself, but with the stiff competition it faces in its higher price class. I found it to be a mid-pack performer here and do think its unique and well-executed tonality will be its main call to fame. This is one for the vocal lover, mids being flattered with grand notes and enriched body yet, without any weirdness nor excessive tonal colouration. The treble is nicely extended, imparting openness and energy to counterbalance. The Skuld is an intersection between IEM design and art, a combination of great tuning and good technical ability that delivers one of the most coherent and layered presentations I’ve heard."
Headfonics.com
Headfonics.com
Author: Louis Gonzalez
"I really like the Kinera Imperial Skuld for a few reasons. Although the adapters create long protruding plugs you do get some good choices of connectivity and the accessory list is ample. I was perfectly fine with that because I mostly used sources with a 4.4mm connection anyways but this was my only dislike. What I like most about the Skuld is the non-fatiguing sound signature that lets you enjoy them for hours at a time. They tend to grow on you by not sounding impressive at first until you sit and listen for days and realize the high level of detail these IEMs produce. This particular budget level has some pretty stiff competition but the Skuld sits comfortably in this group of usually aggressively tuned IEMs by being soft-toned, polite, and taking a top spot for being such a pleasant and easy to listen to IEM."
Moonstar Reviews
Moonstar ReviewsAuthor: Gökhan Aydın
"The Kinera Imperial Skuld is an impressive looking Universal In-Ear Monitor that has a very balanced, yet detailed sound presentation. Moreover, it comes with a very rich set of premium quality accessories, which are placed in to an eye-catching hexagonal box that includes various ear tips, a nice leather case, High Purity SPC cable and many more. All those aspects do make the Skuld to a very attractive IEM choice in its price range."
ixbt.com
ixbt.comAuthor: SyncerTech
"In summary, the Kinera Skuld in-ear 5-driver fully armature headphones immediately impress us with their almost gift-wrapped packaging, which really has something interesting to read, their thoughtful package, and the high quality of each of their constituent elements. Even the feeling in your ears of these headphones is excellent. Not to mention the appearance and the possibility of tuning by means of a variety of ear cushions out of the box. The model sounds very natural with the right balance, depth and timbre volume of the instruments of the second and even third plan. Well, the most important thing about this model is the richness and melody, perfectly combined with just excellent detailing and timbre development. So far only two models could win me over with it - Yanyin Canon and Kinera Skuld itself. Really just royal sounding headphones. An absolute delight, friends. If possible, be sure to listen to them." ( Translated )
YouTube
YouTube
Author: Timmy
"The lovely new Kinera Skuld is here Initial Impressions are pretty good, a fantastic midrange response and smooth overall signature !"
Head-Fi
Head-Fi
Author: Kathiravan Jlr
"Skuld, the latest offering from Kinera is an excellent choice for the people who like a flat frequency response to use it for a wide variety of genres. Previously I used the Kinera Norn which is pretty polar opposite where it sounded very energetic and bassy. Personally I liked it a lot. The skuld however is a no slouch hence the Norn and the Skuld compliment each other well. The Skuld is a versatile one thus it can be eq’d to your liking to match the genres you are listening to. The midrange is very sweet here by providing excellent details and the forward positioning made the whole experience engaging and energetic. The treble is well done here with a nice amount of air and the separation through the frequency is pretty nice. The low end here may not be the star show here but it’s done well for an all BA iem, it’s fast, tight, controlled but not the most punchiest, weighty or attacking one. The bass here is tuned in terms of technicalities hence the fun cant be expected here. Overall the Skuld is an excellent choice for people who need some flatness and neutrality and thus retains the name AN UNCOLOURED CHAMPION."
Head-Fi
Head-Fi
Author: gadgetgod
"Kinera Skuld is a brilliantly designed pair of IEMs offering a smooth and balanced sound. The pair produces some of the best vocals I have heard in this price segment with a non-fatiguing yet detailed treble response. Bass response is not as punchy or deep-diving as a Dynamic IEM but it marks its presence with its rich, refined presentation. I know the $500 segment has some tough contenders to beat such as the DUNU EST112 or the DUNU SA6. I would say Skuld maintains its position with its smooth tuning and beautiful looks."
Audiofool Reviews
Audiofool Reviews
Author: Wiljen Audiofool
"Kinera Skuld is a brilliantly designed pair of IEMs offering a smooth and balanced sound. The pair produces some of the best vocals I have heard in this price segment with a non-fatiguing yet detailed treble response. Bass response is not as punchy or deep-diving as a Dynamic IEM but it marks its presence with its rich, refined presentation. I know the $500 segment has some tough contenders to beat such as the DUNU EST112 or the DUNU SA6. I would say Skuld maintains its position with its smooth tuning and beautiful looks."
Headi-Fi
Headi-Fi
Author: SHOOTINGTECHIE
"Given the lots of competition at this price range, this does have its pros and cons but the biggest pro for me is, its vocals and coherency. For pop, edm etc it be would do well if you can forgive the notes dynamics. And as for me I liked Kinera Norn more than this 😁, but if you like vocals and smooth treble, this is very good!"
Headi-Fi
Headi-Fi
Author: machinegod
"The tuning and presentation of Skuld is heavily dependent on preference and essentially caters to a niche segment. No amount of reviews will convey the full picture and it is advised to hear before you buy. The Skuld will be a very good (although expensive) option for those who lust for the lush and natural midrange and care not for much technicalities, but want to enjoy a laid back experience."
Headi-Fi
Headi-Fi
Author: 05.vishal
"Skuld is a serious iem and Norn is fun-sounding and that is an intentional step taken by KInera. The main point of attraction for Skuld is its power to adapt itself to whatever source you throw at it. This makes Skuld a versatile IEM with lush vocals, smooth highs, and just about enough bass."
Headi-Fi
Headi-Fi
Author: abheybir
"Kinera Skuld looks gorgeous and comes with all the premium accessories. At this price point if one has to go for all BA setup, I would say they are worth the money. It has the most smooth tuning I have heard at this price point. The highs are sweet, mids are dreamy and bass response is just smooth just like fine aged scotch. There are definitely not meant as studio monitors as of average resolution and micro dynamics but for a relaxing lounge type of experience one craves after an hectic day at work to help you sleep or meditate with its buttery smooth grandeur presentation."
Headi-Fi
Headi-Fi
Author: gab840
"Overall, I am very happy with the performance of Kinera Imperial Skuld. I wish I was currently having my high-end amps to check how much Kinera Skuld scale-up further especially in the lower frequency range. Still these Kinera Imperial Skuld produces one of the most transparent, sublime & beautiful mids which is hard to come over by any other IEM in its price range. And it just doesn’t stop there. It has very smooth & detailed treble, produces superb dynamics & transients and has excellent Imaging, layering and soundstage. It’s really hard to find an item these days which has so many parameters ticked on the right end. If you are looking for an IEM in this price range then you should check Kinera Imperial Skuld as it is one of a kind and is hard to pass on to."

 

Customization Your Skuld