Summer is coming to an end (Was there even a summer? 🙄) and manufacturers are bringing out a whole bunch of new products. Kinera is no exception and gives her flagship in-ear headphones Baldr a new look and doesn't forget the inner values either!
But here's the unboxing first:
Like the original Baldr, the housing is made of wood and has been given a new visual design. Inside, the coordination has been optimized and the transmission range expanded. The cable is now terminated with a 4.4mm balanced (TRRS) connector, adapters to 2.5 and 3.5mm are included.
How does it sound?
First auditory impressions promise excellent details and very good voice reproduction. It is also noticeable that the bass range has more impact.
A few days of "burn-in" certainly can't hurt to make more precise statements about the sound.
The Kinera Baldr 2.0 is beautiful to look at (My Opinion😉) and has an excellent finish. Real artists are at work here, you can see and feel that.
The sound seems to me to be more balanced and "adult" than with the original Baldr. The relationship is still unmistakable and both have roughly the same tonality. Instead of doing something completely new, Kinera has limited itself to subtle revisions and tuning in order to make the already very good Baldr even better.
The accessories are typically Kinera generous but absolutely useful. In addition to a really nice leather case, there are a myriad of different ear tips and two adapters so that you can use the Baldr 2.0 with all common equipment immediately. Chapeau. Many other manufacturers can learn a slice of this for themselves!
Of course, the Kinera Imperial Baldr 2.0 can be borrowed from us and listened to in peace at home.