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Kinera BD005 IEMs

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Sound dope for 20$ but the cable issues (cutouts) started after just a couple weeks and have given up their service after 5 months.. still happy because I put them to good use but now I'm just wondering how I can detatch/replace/buy the cable?
Great choice for entry-level IEMs. Hard to beat for this for the price range. I don't normally like IEM, but I bought these for airline flights. Sounds great, and I fall asleep every time because of the noise isolation. I thought the cable would be cheap, but it's the best part - and you can replace it if you don't like it. Silicon earpads are average stiff chi-fi stuff, but you can replace them with your favorites. I prefer foam. Build quality looks cheap, but it sounds great, particularly if you're hearing something with a good 3d stereo mix - I once woke up because I thought people were really talking to me. I don't use these daily, maybe once a month at the most. I would spend more money if I wanted a daily driver.
any updates on the shipping date?
do you guys know if there is a external cable for controlling the volume and play pause buttons.
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sjenkie97
Yes, you can find plenty for the SE215 and those work for these too as far as I know (same connector).
AdamGluck
Thanks!
I got these from Amazon about 6 month ago and use them daily at work. Have to say I'm REALLY happy with them. Non of the stock buds fit me properly, so I used a set from my Atomic Floyd Super Darts, and they now fit perfectly.
I listen to a lot of electro soul and dnb, so V shaped is my preference, and I have to say I'm massively impressed with the acoustics on these, especially for about £20 that I paid.
My only complaint is that very occasionally I do get a bit of cutout, but just have to wiggle the cable then I'm good to go again. TO be fair at £20 you can only really expect a cheap cable, so Im sure a decent cable swap would sort the problem out in no time, I've just not bothered to change them.
Considering I usually spend £100-200 on in ears, I'm blow away by these, and for the sort of music I listen to, I plan on picking up a couple of more sets as cheap, chuck in your bag portables.
It sounds like there have been a lot of issues from here, but none at all on the reviews I've read on Amazon.
Price in € please thank you
Been using for 4 months. Now, the cable coming out of the top of one side of the earbud has come apart, making the bendable part just painfully stick into the back of my ear. The cable has frayed around the audio jack, and now it needs to be held at a very specific angle to even work. Basically, they're extremely cheap and won't handle long-term use. But they're also $20.
Discospacebar
Okay, the headphones straight-up broke a couple months ago. So expect to get only about 5 months worth of real use out of these headphones. I would strongly recommend not buying this product.
I'm kinda interested, but how are these better than the IEMs from ActionPie?
[https://www.amazon.com/ActionPie-VJJB-V1S-Resolution-Headphones-SmartPhones/dp/B016L0DRXE/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1508958263&sr=8-15&keywords=iem]
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RTv
RTvanquish
I don't have any experience with the Kineras, however I have earbuds similar to the Action Pies. Mine were TTpod T1 (probably same OEM just under a different brand name). The TTpods were strange. They sounded really good for the price, dual drivers are a steal at the price. The thing that I could not stand is the ergonomics though. I've been spoiled by my Shure SE215 and its ergonomics. The TTpods were such a strange shape and the ear nozzle was really short that even after replacing the ear tips with foam Comply ones they still weren't comfortable. I just keep them now as backups to my Shures. So in short the Action Pies will probably sound good but at the compromise of ergonomics. I've heard these Kineras don't have the best build quality. If you're looking for good earbuds in this price I recommend MEE Audio M6 or look at the other recommendations in this page. Hope this helps and you find a good pair of buds!
Athumas97
Couldn't agree more (regarding the TTPOD set, tho I have the T1-E specifically). They sound excellent, provided you get a good fit/seal, and are a great value having gorgeous and detailed sound via their dual-drivers. That is if you can get past the generally-speaking poor ergonomic design. I jumped on the hype-train with these a few years ago despite so many of the reviews saying they were so extremely uncomfortable etc. Anyway, great quality sound but terribly uncomfortable..wonder if these sound similarly good with the better (for me) ergonomics afforded them by the more rounded and smaller shell design overall.
I'm really happy with these, especially for the price. They sound really good, especially the bass. My only issue is that I had a problem getting a really tight seal. I am going to order some double flange tips and try them out. Overall, great value!
They arrived today. Looks better than on the photoes. Sounds clear, have very cuddly base and good enough highs for their price. Pulled back mids. I would recommend them for bass lovers.
The stock tips always made my ears hurt after a short period of time for some reason. I had some monster hybrid foam tips (comparable to sony hybrid foam tips) laying around and replaced the stock ones with those and there was an immediate improvement in comfortability as well as the sound, at least to me.
Before you offered these again it seems like someone should have addressed all the complaints about missing drivers.
Comfortable and secure, but the sound is only mediocre. "Muddy" sounding is how I'd describe them. I wear them when working on the car or lawn since I wouldn't be heartbroken if I broke them.
These IEMs are decent at best. The bass is overwhelming, and everything lacks enough detail. The Tennmak Pro is far superior.
my earbud broke within 5hrs of use wtf
This is magic , no drivers and there's sound. I guess if they install drivers then sound will improve .;)
So I've had these for close to a month now and I'm pretty satisfied with them . I'm not a big an of 'in ears' but it's the only option I can use at work. I'm quite pleased with how their sound which I'd describe as full(at least compared to the Mee audio M6). The only issue that I have is that it's a bit difficult to get a good fit and they do get a bit uncomfortable after a while.
So there seems to be quite a few people claiming that their BD005's dont have the BA in them at all. I later saw in some other reviews that they are a bit recessed and not in the main stem where they normally are, which seemed like good news. When i got mine however they were not recessed a little, nor in the stem. So I flicked on my 100w LED and shined that shit on there and was baffled, I couldn't find them anywhere. After about 10 minutes of hunting (and sweating, hot weather plus a bright light makes for a very warm me) I saw glimpses of wires going to somewhere other than the main dynamic driver, and I realized I found the mystery driver!
(Main Point) As you can see, the dynamic driver is basically in the middle of the IEM, and the BA is way off to the right side, not in the stem. They still sound fine to me, so I will be keeping them. Hope this helps someone who is/was confused!
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The right bud on my pair will occasionally cut out due to how loosely the cord fits into the port on that bud. Otherwise they're great sounding IEMs for their price.
Also, has anyone found a DIY fix to the connection issue between the buds and cord?
Has anyone else with a defective pair (apparently missing the BA seems to be a common issue) contacted MD support yet?.
Alcaudon
Yes, I sent them an email about my missing BA drivers on 2 days ago. Still haven't heard back yet.
anlh22
Thanks! I will do the same right now.
Hmm... Not sure what all the hype is about.
Bass is good, mids are clear, and highs seem really over emphasized. I've got 64 YO ears, I hardly ever think that highs are over emphasized. The sound signature is v-shaped, but I think the highs are more empasized than the bass. This makes for a different v-shape sound sig than some other IEMs and headphones that I have. I'll probably get used to it over time, but a bit disconcerting for now. At first I could not hear decent bass at all, because I could not get a decent fit in my ears and could barely keep the them in my ears. I finally realized that the cable and the ear piece were reversed. Once that was corrected, I can now wear them properly with a good seal in the ear and I hear some of that bass that people seem to like.
I really don't like that the ear piece rotates so easily around the connector. That not some thing I've encountered before and took some getting used to.
Oh well, its not like I spent a lot of money on them.
WildChinoise
Shure rotate too.
I got a pair a couple weeks ago (not from massdrop) and was ready to post a glowing recommendation. Then I went on a run today and the left earphone died. Cheap Chinese shit. I get that they're low-priced, but I expected a year or so out of these things. Absolute garbage.
dandw12786
I wouldn't recommend these to anyone. The QC on these is horrendous.
I just received mine. And look into the nozzle I saw two conspicuously empty slots. Hilarious. Where're those BA drivers Kinera?
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They're very small. Don't stick out at all
Lambdastorm
Exactly the same here! Shouldn't the BA drivers be in the nozzle and quite visible trough the plastic?
Just received mine today. must say I'm quite impressed. the cable is obviously of very high quality. whilst the headphones themselves also seem decent, I honestly doubt that they will last very long under my admittedly careless hands. but the sound is more V-shaped then I'm used to. They are comfortable and coming from other IEMs the memory wire in such a budget model is a very nice touch in terms of comfort and general wearability. I can easily imagine using these on runs and bike rides. Overall I'm very impressed and happy I Bought these, and will happily recommend them to friends and family. I hope to see more from Kinera in the future. (tested on my 2016 ZTE Axon 7)
This is the first drop (of about 5 I've participated in) that I've been let down by. These headphones were just trash. The cables don't seat firmly into the IEMs, and they swing so freely when attached that it's comical. Not only is that annoying and cheap-feeling, but the sound came and went depending on the cable's position relative to the right monitor. This was literally after the first 5 minutes of listening.
The memory wire built into the cable near the monitors is nice, and the remote on the cable is really well done. Those are the only two nice things I say about these. The sound—although a little too loose in the low end—would have been fine for me if the disadvantages listed above weren't so prevalent.
Since a couple other reviewers here said they've been happy with the build quality, I have to believe that the issues I'm experiencing are due to poor quality control. Hopefully yours will arrive in much better shape.
All of the other drops I've done here have been totally worth it. This was my wake-up call and a reminder that some of these deals are actually too good to be true.
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After a week of use and a little curiosity here's an update to my experience with the BD005 I've gotten use to the sound signature and fit on these. My first impressions remain somewhat the same, but I would like to clarify the points I made.
1.) The BA driver is imbalanced, audibly and physically. They're glued in the stem of the iem but the L/R do not mirror. I assume they're assembled with the stems facing the same direction. (pictures provided) 2.) The DD produces great sub-bass, mids too. Main reason why I got these. 3.) Removing the cable is tedious. Where do I start... The plastic housing of the BD005 is very small and any skin oil residue will make them slick which makes gripping them difficult. Also, these NEED to be TWISTED to a certain point to be detached. There is no indicator and the L/R letters on the strain relief aren't a good indicator either as the cables don't mirror (found out the hard way and stripped my cable with vice-grip pliers). I will note this is my first time with the MMCX interface so I'm at fault too. Still works at least. 4.) Cable remains to be the best thing about these.
5.) Quality Control isn't so good. Left driver was making some fluttering sounds with deep bass tracks then a quick peek under the light showed why. Seam is also gunky, presumed to be poor repair attempt. Bought two pairs to swap the L/L and R/R for color variation, will now only have one pair with a spare for R (picture provided)
Maybe I got unlucky. I bought these from AliExpress, not Massdrop, so your experience might differ from mine. I got them for the 'fun sound' anyways, so no complaints there.
Album with images; http://imgur.com/a/sCwAJ
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Yankel why do you need to remove cable? I read that Shure earbuds don't recommend removing cable to play around b/c it's fragile and can break easily.
Yurio
Just wanted to check to see if there were any other q/c issues with the earphones.
Been using mine a little bit - like Yakov said, the bass can kinda be overwhelming sometimes, but it's not too sloppy. I do wish the mids and highs were a bit more forward, but they're pretty clear. Overall, I feel like they sound a bit like how I had hoped the KZ ZST would.
Got mine in the mail today from this past drop.
For the prices these are definitely​ a really good pair of items. They even come with mic and a button for play/pause.
The sound isn't the best, but Yakov has a good comment down below about how they sound and I would generally agree, but I personally like these based on the price I got for them.
Got mine delivered from another retailer.
The BA driver is very weak/power hungry. At Low to Mid volumes, the bass overwhelms the mids/treble so much that they're barely audible but at higher volumes it start to punch back and come forward, slightly. The DD makes A LOT of bass.. too much for some even. The MMCX connections are firm, but require finesse. The cable is probably the best thing about this product. It's something you have to handle to understand the feel of it. Also, these do come with a mic function and the mic button has a very nice tactile feedback.
I'll let these 'burn-in' overnight to get a better judge for sound. If the BA were more efficient, these would be great.
Yakov
+1 on the cable, this thing rocks.
Yakov
mine defintely sounds more balanced now after a overnight burn-in. And yes- the cable is bad ass
Does the stock cable contain a mic?
Kevinlph
It appears to at least have volume control, I'm not sure about a mic but I hope so.
hypster0628
theres a mic. I got these off amazon. I like them!