Kiwi Ears - Quintet

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

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Excellence

Balanced Sound Signature

Wired Earphones with a Balanced sound signature presents a precise sound and an enriching listening experience, where sounds are naturally presented without extreme emphasis on any region. With a pair of headphones with this sound signature, you can hear audio with clarity and detail. The sound is vivid and revealing, a perfect mixture of instruments and vocals, lows, mids, and highs. This sound signature works for most music listeners who like switching between various music genres like Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop.


1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for Audiophiles

These earphones/IEMs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of earphones/IEMs like these. You can expect them to present a Hi-Fidelity listening experience.


The audio quality exhibited by these earphones/IEMs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These earphones/IEMs deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these earphones/IEMs!


Ideal For Casual Music Listening

These earphones/IEMs are your go-to when you want to sit back and relax. If you’re someone who is looking to listen to music without worrying too much about the technicalities, then these are the perfect fit for you.


You can expect these earphones/IEMs to work conveniently and pair with most devices like smartphones and laptops without needing a DAC & Amp. These offer the ultimate convenience, but we believe that if you care about an immersive listening experience and audio quality, these are not for you!


Ideal for Commuting

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music while commuting, then you know the value of a good pair of earphones/IEMs. These earphones/IEMs allow you to listen to your favourite track or block out the world for a focused podcast listening experience.


You can expect these earphones/IEMs to offer a seamless connectivity experience. They are lightweight in design and provide noise isolation as an added functionality.


1DD + 2BA + 1Planar +
1PZT Drivers

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.


Works with Android & iOS

One thing all of our phones have in common is that they have replaced the portable media player. These headphones and devices are perfect to pair with your Android and iOS devices and offer functionality previously unknown. If you’re someone who usually switches between a variety of devices with different OS, then these are suited for you. You can expect these headphones and devices to connect seamlessly without any hassle and even offer OS-specific functionality depending on the device. Headphones and devices designed to work with Android and iOS come in wired and wireless formats. Quite often you will also find Hi-Fi equipment offering direct connectivity to devices with Android and iOS to simplify the connectivity process.


Tangle-Free Cables

Every time you reach for earphone/IEM cables to connect them to your earphones/IEM, no matter how neatly you "wrapped" them up, they end up in a giant Gordian knot of frustration. Tangled cables are the bane of modern existence, and everyone owning a wired pair of earphones/IEM can attest to this.


With advances in cable-making techniques and radical approaches to manufacturing, there are now several solutions to this universal problem. You get Flat cables, Mesh Design cables, cables coated with exterior covers and cables designed with a zipper style design to avoid Tangle and attempt to solve the issue.


Super Lightweight
Design

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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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!