Kiwi Ears - Quintet

In-Ears With 1DD + 2BA + 1Planar + PZT Drivers

₹ 18,999
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Why Kiwi Ears is Special

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Designed in China

Young Maverick Brand

New on the scene, but bringing seasoned expertise!


This headphone or gear might come from a fresh, up-and-coming brand, but it boasts the quality and innovation of a well-established name.


If you see a product marked as "🥊 Young Maverick Brand”, it means you're getting cutting-edge technology and top-notch performance from a brand that's already making waves in the industry.

Specialist

A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!


This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.


If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.

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Boutique Brand

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Born in 2020

Why we love this IEM

Premium Economy

Sensible spending and class above in quality. 


This headphone or gear offers top-notch sound and performance without much impact on your pocket, promising a delightful experience that exceeds your expectations at an economical price point.


If you see a product marked as “💎 Premium Economy," it indicates that you're getting a high-quality audio product with exceptional sound clarity and reliable performance, all at a budget-friendly price.

Serious Audiophiles Only

Diving deeper into exploring the hobby is never enough.


If you're an audiophile on a hunt for a device that meets your high standards, this is one such headphone or gear designed for discerning audiophiles like you in mind.


If you see a product marked with “🦈 Serious Audiophiles Only" we assure you that this device can match your depth of knowledge and expertise to take your passion for audio to the next level.

Upgradeable Cable

Not happy with your current cable? Swap it out!


If you're searching for an in-ear monitor with a detachable design, these IEMs fit the bill.


If you see an IEM marked with "🔌 Upgradeable Cable," it means it comes with a detachable cable. You can easily swap or upgrade the cable, allowing for customization or maintenance whenever you desire.

Why it Sounds Amazing

Hybrid Drivers

Looking for a combo of rich and detailed sound? Here’s the perfect blend!"


This headphone or gear features hybrid drivers, combining different types of drivers to deliver both rich, full-bodied sound and intricate, detailed audio. It's like having the best of both worlds in one device.


If you see a product marked with "🔈 Hybrid Drivers”, it means you're getting a device that expertly balances multiple driver technologies to provide an exceptional listening experience, blending the depth of dynamic drivers with the precision of balanced armature drivers. Perfect for those who want it all in their music.

Balanced Sound Signature

Perfectly Balanced, Accurately Presented.


This headphone or gear delivers a perfectly balanced audio profile, with highs, mids, and lows in sweet equilibrium.


If you see products marked as “⚖️ Balanced Sound Signature”, you’re set to enjoy a well-rounded listening experience where no single element overpowers the others, making your music sound just as the artist intended.

Ultra-Wide Sound Stage

Do you wish to bring the concert hall to your ears?


This headphone or gear offers an ultra-wide soundstage, giving your music a spacious and immersive feel as if you're right there in the middle of a live performance.


If you see a product marked with "😳 Ultra-Wide Soundstage," it means this product is designed to deliver expansive audio, making your listening experience feel grand and enveloping, perfect for those who love a broad and detailed sound.

Bright & Sparkly Highs

Who says Treble can’t be done right.


This headphone or gear shines the best for its ability to deliver crisp, clear, and shimmering high frequencies that stands out.


If you see products marked as “✨ Bright & Sparkly Highs”, you’re in for an auditory treat, enjoying every cymbal, note, and melody with unparalleled clarity and brilliance.

Sharp & Precise Details

Are you a lover of sharp and precise details in your music?


This headphone or gear delivers meticulous and accurate details in your audio, ideal for those who prioritise precise sound reproduction.


If you see a product marked with "📌 Sharp & Precise Details", it means this device excels in capturing fine nuances and intricacies in your music, ensuring a high level of clarity and fidelity.

Layered and Nuanced Sound

Imagine sitting on the second row of a music hall. Instruments should sound like they are coming from different places on the stage - Layered and nuanced.


This headphone or gear is designed to deliver a rich, detailed audio experience, with every note and subtlety coming through crystal clear.


If you see a product marked with "🍰 Layered and Nuanced Sound," it means this device is crafted to provide an intricate soundscape, perfect for audiophiles who appreciate the depth and complexity in their music.

Needs Amplification

I need more power to thrive.


This headphone or gear shines brightest with a bit of extra power. It’s designed to deliver top-notch performance when paired with an amplifier, giving you that full, rich sound you crave.


If you see a product marked as "🚂 Needs Amplification", it means this device is built to excel with an amp, ensuring you get the most out of your music with enhanced volume and clarity. Perfect for audiophiles who love their sound big and bold.

The Kiwi Ears Quintet, is a highly technical IEM perfect for those seeking a high-fidelity sound. Its speed and audio presentation combine to deliver an engaging, clean sound. Overall, the Quintet ranks among the best IEMs available today.
RAGHAV SOMANI

About RAGHAV SOMANI

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

KIWI EARS PROUDLY PRESENTS THEIR ALL-NEW AND INNOVATIVE IEM - THE QUINTET

Guided by an unwavering commitment to achieving exceptional audio reproduction, the Kiwi Ears team skilfully combines technological innovations with precise tuning strategies. With a particular focus on meeting the needs of musicians and studio engineers, Kiwi Ears embarks on an uncompromising quest to create the finest professional In-Ear Monitors capable of unveiling every subtle nuance in your music and performances. In alignment with this vision, Kiwi Ears proudly introduces its latest IEM innovation - the Quintet. The Kiwi Ears Quintet leverages the capabilities of four distinct driver types, comprising a DLC dynamic driver, two balanced armature drivers, a planar magnetic driver, and a piezoelectric bone conductor, to deliver high-resolution audio experiences. This unique combination results in a balanced tonal signature that harmoniously blends the strengths of each driver type, offering impactful bass, neutral upper mids, detailed treble, and an expansive soundstage for an immersive listening journey.

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FEATURING A QUAD BRID DRIVER ARRAY WITH 5 DRIVERS IN TOTAL FOR CLEAN SOUND

The Kiwi Ears Quintet employs four distinct driver types, encompassing a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) dynamic driver, two balanced armature (BA) drivers, a planar magnetic driver, and a piezoelectric (PZT) bone conductor. With five drivers in each earpiece, the Quintet delivers exceptionally high-resolution audio, rivalling the quality of professional studio monitors. A sizeable 10mm DLC driver acts as the subwoofer driver due to its outstanding responsiveness and tensile strength, resulting in powerful and impactful bass notes with rapid decay characteristics. Additionally, two Knowles balanced armature drivers ensure the Quintet reproduces natural and highly resolving mid-range frequencies, showcasing the beloved tone of balanced armature drivers widely appreciated in the industry. The innovative planar tweeter system, named MPT (Micro Planar Transducers), further enhances audio quality by delivering low-noise, high-output, and precise treble, ultimately elevating audio resolution and texture.

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UTILISING A NEW PLANAR TWEETER SYSTEM ALONG WITH A PIEZOELECTRIC DRIVER

Kiwi Ears encountered a notable challenge in the realm of in-ear monitors (IEMs): achieving high-quality ultra-treble. In response, they have developed a groundbreaking ultra-treble tweeter, compactly sized at just 5mm, yet astonishingly capable of generating an output of 118dB. This innovation, known as the Kiwi Ears MPT (Micro Planar Transducers) driver, produces sustained treble frequencies from 4kHz to 40kHz. In contrast to traditional balanced armature (BA) or electrostatic (EST) drivers, the MPT driver maintains consistent sound pressure levels at 14kHz. This unique feature allows for versatile tuning of the MPT driver to work with other driver types like BA or DD. Moreover, the MPT driver offers a noticeably more natural tonal texture than EST or BA drivers, leading to superior integration within the audio mix. Additionally, the piezoelectric (PZT) driver delivers ultra-treble micro-detail and an airy quality. During research and development (R&D) testing, the PZT driver significantly enhanced the perceived audio resolution, texture, and soundstage, making its inclusion an evident choice for the Quintet.

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EXPERTLY TUNED TO PRESENT A HIGHLY BALANCED SOUND ACROSS ALL FREQUENCIES

Kiwi Ears places a significant emphasis on achieving a balanced sound signature. The development of the Quintet spanned nearly a year, primarily due to the intricate engineering challenge posed by the amalgamation of various driver types. However, the outcome is a sound profile that harmoniously embodies the distinctive qualities of each driver. The sub-bass makes a robust and swift impact, featuring a 9dB shelf that transitions into level mids at 300Hz. This transition ensures a subtle warmth in the lower mids, accommodating bass guitar notes within the mix while preserving studio-monitor-like neutrality in the upper mids. This results in a natural and pristine tone devoid of muddiness or bloating. The treble exhibits a precise peak at 3kHz, aligning with the acoustic perception of the human ear's pinna. It then gently tapers off into the upper treble. Consequently, the treble is rich in detail and possesses a sparkling quality, devoid of sharp or harsh attributes. The planar and PZT drivers contribute to an extended treble range up to 40kHz, enhancing overall resolution, creating an airy ambience, and expanding the soundstage.

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3D-PRINTED RESIN SHELLS WITH METAL FACEPLATE AND COMES WITH A 2-PIN CABLE

For optimal performance, Kiwi Ears employs a hybrid construction that combines a 3D-printed resin shell with a meticulously crafted metal faceplate, accommodating the five distinct driver types with precision. This well-organised cavity design contributes to exceptional audio performance. Moreover, each Quintet unit undergoes a rigorous process of manual craftsmanship, testing, and pairing. This critical procedure guarantees that both the left and right produce identical sounds, ensuring a flawless listening experience. To facilitate audio signal transmission, the Quintet features a user-friendly replaceable 2-pin connector system, allowing effortless compatibility with various 2-pin cables. Included as a standard component is a premium oxygen-free silver-plated copper cable, renowned for its lightweight construction and impeccable audio signal transmission, ensuring a noise-free and superior listening experience. This cable not only boasts lightweight properties but also excels in delivering audio signals free from any unwanted interference, significantly enhancing the overall quality of the listening experience.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Kiwi Ears - Quintet comes with a 1 Year warranty from Kiwi Ears that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Kiwi Ears's warranty in India.

Tailored Sound with Handcrafted IEMs

At Kiwi Ears, the team has a passion for providing customers with extraordinary audio reproduction. Kiwi Ears understands that musicians and studio engineers need the best In-Ear Monitors to ensure that their music and performance are perfect. Their team of dedicated engineers handcraft each IEM to make sure that the customers can be confident in what they are listening to. Kiwi Ears believes that its products are the key to unlocking the full potential of the music you create.

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Head-Fi

"It is a solid value for money IEM (And still an excellent one even when the value aspect is omitted) and worth keeping even if you already own higher end stuff."

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Headphonesty

"The Quintet excel in achieving the rare combination of large soundstage and precise imaging, with exceptional clarity and treble extension in their price range."

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Major HiFi

"Given that there are so many great models out on the market right now, it’s rare to find a sound signature this memorable, especially considering the price."

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The-Headphone-List

"In my opinion, that’s a much better way to go, and considering how successfully Kiwi Ears has tuned Quintet, the end-result speaks for itself. "

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Customer Reviews

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Bhaswar (Rajkot)
Quintet is definitely worth considering

As someone who's not deeply entrenched in the world of audiophiles but has experience with a few IEMs, I found the KE Quintet to be a standout choice.
The mids on the Quintet are particularly impressive, offering a clear and immersive experience that's perfect for vocals and instruments. The bass, while not overpowering, is just right for my taste, providing a solid foundation without drowning out other frequencies. The detailing and sound separation are exceptional, making it easy to distinguish individual elements within the music.
the KE Quintet offers an amazing listening experience with clear mids, detailed sound separation, and just the right amount of bass.

This makes us really happy and we really appreciate the genuine feedback! Your review will definitely help fellow audiophiles to make an informed decision.

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Arvindkumar Iyengar (Mumbai)
Great pair of IEM's

This is my review of the KE-Quintet.
Sound quality is excellent. Paired it with the Shanling U2 DAC -result was crisp clear sound. Checked with variety of music types, indian classical, western classical and film music. Sound was clear, especially the mids and highs.Overall a worthy purchase.

This makes us really happy and we really appreciate the detailed feedback! Your review will definitely help fellow audiophiles to make an informed decision.

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Aman Sharma (Delhi)
Clear and Punchy

The signature resembles the Harman target but the base does not leak and there is clarity in highs and separation of instruments is also good.
Overall it's a good pair of iems.

Hey Aman, thank you so much for the awesome review!

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Murali Das (Chennai)
A very smooth and clear IEM

Mids are very good. Bass is neat. But not very tight. Highs are pleasing. Quality of materials is top notch.

Hey Murali, thanks a lot for your amazing review!