Pros: Beautiful finish, Balanced yet fun sounding, Good Isolation, Can customize your own or by Wizard.
Cons: Some might find Bass heavy, Not a "Revealing Everything" monitor.
I got this marvelous K10 on last year black friday deal with a 20% off.
At that time there are two options comes in my mind.
The 12 drivers JHaudio Roxanne, and the 10 drivers Noble Audio Kaiser10.
Since at that time the Roxanne is at pre-order state so K10 is the one that have some reviews to read.
After reading Sorensiim's review and his extraordinary set of K10, I just cant leave my eyes off that design.
There are tons of design options of Noble CIEM which is very rare in audio industry.
Most of the company can design the artwork or the material of the faceplate and part of them can choose the color of the shell.
At that moment, there is still limited preview of Wizard design (If i buy the K10 this year I would definitely go for an Wizard rebuild or new Wizard design),
I design that on my own. I choose every option I can take and place the order.
After some hours or maybe 1-2 days, an email shown up.
Nancy from Noble just give me some advice for my design. WOW.
That is top notch customer service. The company can just leave the options I take and make the CIEM.
But the Nancy just understand how can make my design better and give advises.
These kind of process just making me feel confident on Noble.
And here is my K10.
Bad photos but the phone really looks good.
And after the artistic things, here comes the sound signature and quality.
The K10 is a versatile monitor. You can get a linear response from this phone which means the presentation of music is true to your source.
K10 can be used on any source and sounds good. But it just sounds better if your source is better.
The bass is full of excitement. On bass heavy genre like metal or hardrock, you can have a head-banging time with K10.
The mid is transparent but adding a touch of warmth which gives the vocal a nice lush feeling.
The treble is quite a surprise. Since I upgraded the K10 from the Westone 4r. The bright-yet-not-piecing treble really shines.
Non-fatigue treble is quite a hard department on IEM, but Noble just make it right.
The imaging are precise and the micro-details are there.(though not as much as my HE560)
After getting the K10, I have audited some others CIEM in market like the fitears, 1964s, UEs or the JHaudios, most of them are just on-par or hairy ahead of the K10 under several departments.
Vocals on fitears, bass from JHs, or stage performance from VE/Rhines. The K10 just got a balance between all of the things.
I would say this CIEM is for the people who want a "All-in-one" solution.