Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition IEMs Review: Powerful Sound and Beautiful Design

Introduction-

Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition IEMs are handmade and considered some of the most beautiful-looking IEMs in the industry. Kinera recently collaborated with Zeos Pantera (Z Reviews) to launch 500 units worldwide. The IEMs are equipped with 2 Sonions EST + 1 Mids Sonions BA + 7mm Dynamic Driver, which is an impressive driver configuration. In this review, we will deep dive into the actual review of Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition In-ear monitors.

 

 

Design and Build Quality-

Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition IEMs are made from skin-friendly resin material. The right side of the IEM faceplate has the Z Reviews logo with a beautiful blue, white, and orange colour wave design. On the left side of the IEM's faceplate, you will get the Kinera logo in gold and orange colour design. The cable's outer coating is made from a high-quality rubber material, giving it a premium and solid build quality for daily use.

 

Comfort and Fit-

The IEM shell size is medium-sized, and there are no issues with fitting. Due to the resin material, the IEMs are very lightweight, and you can use them for long hours without any discomfort.

 

Sound Quality-

When we started listening to the Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition, we immediately fell in love with its overall sound. It gives you a rich and grand experience, and you feel like you're listening to full-sized headphones, as the music is all around your head. The IEMs have a vivid and holographic sound, with solid bass presence, lush vocals, and smooth and detailed treble.

 

Bass -

The bass is deep, punchy, and clear, and you can easily feel and notice the start and end points of the bass. In songs like "Access Denied" by Synthwave Goose, we are usually never able to feel clarity in bass, but on Kinera Nanna 2.1 in-ear headphones, you can listen to clear bass with a solid punch, clarity, and holographic presentation. The bass has a warm tone, which means you never feel fatigued like bright-sounding IEMs. Overall, the bass is perfectly tuned, not extra or less.

 

Midrange -

The midrange is lush sounding, and male and female vocals sound very realistic on Nanna 2.1 earphones. There is no colouration or tonal change in the vocals. While listening to "Shauq" by Amit Trivedi, Varun Grover, Shahid Mallya, Sireesha Bhagavatula & Swanand Kirkire, you can hear and feel how many singers are singing, and you can effortlessly notice each voice. Details like breathing sound, whisper, and echo is also noticeable with full body. Overall, Kinera Nanna 2.1 has really nice vocals that we all love to listen to for hours and hours.

 

Treble -

The treble is very smooth and detailed sounding, with no harshness or sharpness. Every instrument is crystal clear to listen to, even on busy tracks. There is no artificialness in producing the treble. Overall, it provides a great treble experience on Nanna 2.1.

 

 

Soundstage -

While listening to Nanna 2.1, you can feel each track getting arranged like an orchestral stage, and you feel like you're sitting in the middle of it. Although the soundstage is a bit narrow compared to 64 Audio Trio & ThieAudio Monarch MK2, it's still excellent for the asking price. The instrument separation is great, and you can easily distinguish each instrument playing in a track. The soundstage is not too wide, but it's very immersive, and the holographic presentation of the sound adds to the overall experience.

 

Imaging-

The imaging on Nanna 2.1 is superb, and you can get the direction and distance of the sound very precisely. You can easily pinpoint the location of each instrument and feel like you're in a concert hall. The placement of the sound is very accurate, and you can distinguish between the sounds that are coming from the left, right, or centre.

 

Value and Competition-

The Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition is selling for $949. At this price point, there are 2-3 other IEMs like ThieAudio Monarch MK2, UM MEST, and 64 Audio DUO. While there are some similarities between Nanna 2.1 and ThieAudio Monarch MK2, the resolution and realistic tone is better on Nanna 2.1. Fit and comfort-wise, Nanna 2.1 is better if we compare it with Monarch MK2. The only issue we found is that after every 40-45 minutes, we felt a vacuum in the ear and realized that we needed to adjust the IEM every time.

 

Pros and Cons-

Pros

Cons

Warm, Rich and Grand sounding IEM

The soundstage can be wider and more open

Detailed sounding

Lightweight and great fit

Excellent - Bass, Midrange & treble

Precise imaging

Value for money

 

Conclusion-

In conclusion, if you're looking to buy an IEM under $1000 with powerful and clear bass, great midrange and treble, you should definitely consider the Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition. To drive these IEMs, you need a powerful DAP or portable DAC & AMP to get the full potential of Nanna 2.1. The build quality, design, and comfort are excellent, and the sound quality is exceptional. Overall, we highly recommend Kinera Nanna 2.1 IEMs.

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