Side-by-side comparison

See how the XINQIDIAN Kalimba 21 Keys stacks up against the Newlam Kalimba in today's product comparison. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. If you find this article interesting, you might also want to read 10 Best Kalimbas in 2023

 XINQIDIAN Kalimba 21 KeysThe first product we will be looking at is the XINQIDIAN Kalimba 21 Keys. This is a lovely kalimba that’s been made by XINQIDIAN. It features 21 keys, which allows you to create and perform more tunes than a standard kalimba. The ability to easily alter the tuning of the kalimba – with help of the included tuning hammer – also provides you with even more tonal possibilities.

 Newlam KalimbaThe second product we will be examining in this comparison is the Newlam Kalimba.

Taking a closer look at the features of the XINQIDIAN Kalimba 21 Keys

The construction of this product is hard to fault too. It’s been made from high-grade mahogany that looks good and ensures long-term durability. The steel bars are also top quality. You can even take it out in the rain without fear that it will break as it has been given an IPX5 water resistance rating.


XINQIDIAN Kalimba 21 Keys

Newlam Kalimba


+ Excellent Build Quality
+ Lots of Extras
+ Easy to Tune with Included Tuning Hammer
+ Low Price
+ Gorgeous Looks

+ Air-dried Koa kalimba.
+ Smooth hand rests.
+ Competitively priced.


It’s a superb, high-performance kalimba that is available for a low price, making it a great choice, in our opinion.

The hand rests help smaller hands to stretch and keep your palms in a more relaxed placement.

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Also see Music Critic's article 10 Best Kalimbas in 2023 which includes even more information.

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