Is Kato better than Aria?
Our Verdict. The MOONDROP Aria are better in-ear monitors than the MOONDROP KATO. The Aria are more comfortable, and they have a slightly more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer. The KATO are better built, and you can swap out the nozzles if you want to slightly tweak their sound.
What is Moondrop Kato?
The MOONDROP KATO are decent for neutral sound. They come with lots of swappable parts like foam and silicone-like ear tips to help you get the best fit, as well as brass and steel nozzles, which slightly change how your audio sounds based on how the materials carry sound.
What is Kato good for?
KATO’s sound is just warm enough to sound natural while still maintaining good clarity, detail retrieval and a reasonably large soundstage. In terms of source pairing, KATO is an efficient IEM and will work with pretty much any source, even straight out of a smartphone.