Meet the all-new Kinera Imperial Skuld. The design and look of Skuld is something we have personally never seen before. Kinera has been designing all their IEMs taking inspiration from the characters of Norse Mythology. The latest Skuld here is no different. According to Norse Mythology, Skuld is the youngest of the three goddesses of fate we know as Norn.
As other IEMs in the Kinera’s lineup, Skuld also has its design inspiration roots deep into Norse Mythology. Skuld according to the Norse Myths, is the youngest among the three sisters of fate we all know as Norn. She is also known as the Goddess of the future. This realm of the future is reflected in the ear cavities by its futuristic color theme and design.
Kinera Skuld similar to other IEMs in their lineup has premium hand-painted designer 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.
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 is made for a smooth high-frequency response. Midrange uses 2×2 Knowles composite RAF-32873 BA unit producing rich and airy mid-range. The lower end is handled by Knowles CI-22955 BA unit that is known to produce a punchy lower end response.
Kinera has tuned the Skuld to provide a natural, lively sound response. It is tuned in such a manner that users get an enjoyable, balanced sound signature with high-resolution clarity and high transient dynamics. The ear cavities also have an ergonomic design and shape that ensure a comfortable and firm fit for most users with good levels of isolation from the surrounding noise.
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 bundles the Skuld with a premium set of accessories including high-quality 4.4mm-3.5mm and 4.4mm-2.5mm adapters. The package includes premium Final audio Type-E ear tips along with a different set of silicone and foam ear tips.