Kinera BD005
ø10mm Dynamic Driver + Balanced Armature

The known Kinera brand's BD005 model was highly hyped and highly rated. These earphones are great, specifically if you like a flat sound with tame highs but bumped mid-bass. I wasn't highly impressed with these. I find the sound a bit boring, absolutely no Wow-effect, and even a bit muddy, especially on male vocals.

I think that there are far more successful options for the same, or even lower, price, like Tennmak Pro and Somic V4, especially when it somes to clarity and controlled bass.

Pros
Cons
  • Great sound quality, almost flat, with slightly boosted mid-bass.
  • Great build-quality and a quality cable.
  • Unexciting mids and highs.
  • Somewhat muddy mid-bass that seems to have that "hum" sound over everything else.
  • Takes longer to position properly in your ears than it should.
Package & Accessories
Package:

Paperboard (multilayer) + soft plastic (clear)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, black (translucent), ø4mm red bores

Build & Materials
Housing:

Plastic (glossy), ø5mm nozzles, MMCX cable connectors

Remote:

Plastic (glossy), single-button

Y-Split:

TPE, soft strain reliefs

Cable:

Detachable, silicone-coated (smooth), 132cm, twisted, soft, bend-retaining, built-in memory wires

Plug:

TPE, 45° angled, short, soft strain relief

Comfort & Fit

These earphones are very comfrotable to wear, but it takes too long to insert them properly. The memory wires are too much in-the-way and the earphones constantly rotate on the MMCX connectors' axis. It's just not straightforward and takes too much effort compared to earphones like Tennmak Pro and MOGCO M10, which are far more hassle-free to wear.

Lows / Bass

Beefy and deep bass, but significantly more emphasized than the mids or the highs, resulting in muddiness and a overly fat sound, with a constant and dominant bass hum. Excellent for electronic music, but not very much for vocals, especially male vocals.

Mids / Vocals

I was initially impressed by how flat the mids sound, but after comparing these earphones with Tennmak Pro, Somic V4 and even the bass-heavy ROCK Zircon I concluded that the mids are less remarkable and are quite veil in comparison. They have a darker tone and are normally being overblown by mid-bass. Male vocals sound too fat/bloated and instruments lack any Wow-effect, but might make people with sensitive hearing happy enough.

Highs / Treble

The highs are very tame and nautral (not bright and not dark) and might be perfect if you're too sensitive to treble. From my experience though, the treble isn't that accurate, and it's quite obvious when you're listening to delicate instruments, like cymbals. Hi-hats almost disappear on moderate volumes. It's just not crisp and not detailed enough to excuse the price of these earphones.

Frequency Response
Kinera
BD005