Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro Review

Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro review featured

In this article, I’m reviewing the Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro IEM. The Celest Wyvern Pro features a 10mm diameter LCP liquid crystal diaphragm dynamic driver and is available with a boom mic accessory. The price is $25 for the base model or $29 for the mic version.

Disclaimer: This sample was provided by Kinera for an honest review. All observations and opinions here are my own based on my experience with the product.

Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro Review
Verdict
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Pros
Forward, clear vocals
Great macro and micro-details
Clear, articulate microphone
Comfortable fit with good noise isolation
Cons
Very tip dependent to get a secure fit with the right (microphone) side
Upfront upper mids might be fatiguing for some listeners
4.5
Our Score
WHERE TO BUY

Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro

Specifications

Drivers:10mm LCP Diaphragm Dynamic Driver
Interface: 0.78mm 2pin
Sensitivity:105db
Wearing Type: In-ear
Frequency Response Range:20Hz-20kHz
Impedance:32Ω

In the Box
  • Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro IEMs
  • Detachable 2-pin SPC cable
  • Detachable boom microphone (optional)
  • 6x pairs of silicone eartips
  • Decorative metal Wyvern
Celest Wyvern Pro faceplates

Design

Wyvern Pro’s 3D-printed resin shells have aluminium faceplates representing the Wyvern’s armoured scales. The body of the shells is a pale jade green colour with a pseudo-custom shape. These look amazing and the build quality is outstanding for a budget IEM.

I find these shells to be very comfortable and they fit naturally to the shape of my ears, filling the concha area. Passive noise isolation is above average, so the Celest Wyvern Pro is perfect for commuting and noisy environments.

The included SPC (Silver-plated Copper) cable is supple and handles well. If you have the mic version, there’s a small plug just next to the right side 2-pin connectors into which you can easily plug the mic.

Microphone Quality

The microphone quality is surprisingly good and easily surpasses most wireless headsets. Voices sound clear and articulate yet maintain enough warmth to sound natural. The Celest Wyvern Pro mic is perfect for video conferencing and communicating with your friends or teammates in games.

It’s worth mentioning that this setup works great on laptops and gaming consoles but I found it to be incompatible with my PC due to its 3-ring (TRRS) termination. In order to use it for PC gaming, you might need a 2-ring (TRS) adapter.

Sound

The Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro’s tuning is based on the Harman 2019 target. It has an elevated bass and upper midrange with a low-key treble response. It has a pleasing, easygoing tone which makes sense because it’s marketed as a gaming or streaming headset where long listening sessions are the norm.

Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro frequency response graph
Bass

With a focus on sub-bass, the Celest Wyvern Pro has warm undertones and a full-bodied presentation. The bass is boosted slightly but this is definitely not a basshead IEM. Bass notes have medium-paced attack and decay, resulting in a natural sound that’s somewhere between crisp and relaxed. Mid-bass notes are nimble but don’t carry a lot of impact.

Midrange

The midrange is mostly uncoloured with a bit of warmth crossing over from the bass. Vocals are upfront, articulate and engaging. The upper mids get a boost, enhancing female vocals and making footsteps in games easy to distinguish. For a budget IEM, the Celest Wyvern Pro does a good job with midrange timbre.

However, those who are sensitive to the upper midrange region may find the Celest Wyvern Pro an assault on the senses as it really pushes the upper mids with a forward presentation and abundant details.

Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro shells
Treble

The treble is crisp and fairly dense. It’s somewhat laid-back except for a rise around 8kHz that imbues some snappiness to transients and percussion attacks. The treble dips between 5kHz and 7kHz to attenuate sibilance. The treble extension is only average and there isn’t a great deal of air in the highs but there’s a good amount of detail.

Soundstage and Technicalities

The soundstage has good width and average depth. Despite the overall dimensions being moderate, the IEM’s imaging ability is admirable for a budget model. It gives clear placement cues, enhanced by decent instrument separation and treble density.

Comparisons

Kiwi Ears Cadenza
Wyvern Pro vs Cadenza

The Kiwi Ears Cadenza (review here) has single dynamic drivers. Compared to the Wyvern Pro, the Cadenza has more body and a warmer, darker tonality. Cadenza has some extra lift in both the sub-bass and mid-bass giving it more fullness in the lows. This continues into the lower midrange where Cadenza has a thicker note size and more richness.

Cadenza’s treble is warmer, despite how it looks on the graph. This is a result of its bolstered bass. When it comes to soundstage, Cadenza has smaller dimensions and its imaging is not as precise as the leaner Celest Wyvern Pro.

Simgot EW200
Wyvern Pro vs EW200

The Simgot EW200 (review here) has single dynamic drivers. EW200 has some extra body in the lows and more sub-bass extension. Its midrange is similar to the Kinera and stays close to neutral in tone and both IEMs are fairly transparent and free of colouration.

EW200’s treble has better extension and more air which is offset somewhat by its elevated bass. The Celest Wyvern Pro, in comparison, has denser treble notes and relies on its leaner bass to create space between notes. The EW200 has a wider stage but the Kinera has a more stable stage with more assertive positional cues.

Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro with boom mic attached

Verdict

In brief, the Kinera Celest Wyvern Pro IEM (with microphone) is a standout budget option. Its exceptional build quality, comfortable fit, and above-average noise isolation make it perfect for on-the-go use. The included Silver-plated Copper cable is practical, and the microphone quality surpasses most wireless headsets.

Based on the Harman 2019 target, the sound profile offers a pleasing, easygoing tone ideal for extended listening sessions during gaming or streaming. While there’s an emphasis on bass and upper mids, it may be a bit forward for some listeners. The treble is crisp with decent detail, and the imaging ability is commendable for its price range.

Remember, finding the right eartips is crucial for a secure fit! All in all, the Celest Wyvern Pro is a great option for gamers, streamers or anyone who needs a quality IEM with a microphone on a budget.

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TheAK-Kid
TheAK-Kid
9 months ago

As much as I want to love it, I can’t. I hate that pale green color.

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