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Noble Audio Kaiser 10 Reviews

Ultimate Mango

A League of its Own

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Pros: Drop Dead Gorgeous, Sound to match. Highs like no other, deep bass, everything balanced in between.

Cons: Brain burn-in definitely required.

I am not an expert reviewer by any means, but these CIEMs are something special. The look, fit, and finish are truly extraordinary, these are not headphones but are ear-jewelry.    As for sound, these sound like nothing else I have ever heard. Particularly the highs are very, very good. They are bright and sparkly and revealing, well extended but never, ever harsh or sibilant. The bass is amazing, I swear you can feel it in your chest (for example, even watching movies unamped out of an iPad it has movie theater like bass). Mids are incredible as well, vocals are so well incorporated and where recordings are used with oversampling, doubling, or even where there are just...
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Thracian

We have a new King in our midst.

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Pros: Excellent Treble, Mid and Bass. Wide soundstage and good seperation.

Cons: None, Nil, Zilch on sound. More accessories would be nice. Say, amp bands?

The Sovereign King.     Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Noble Audio in anyway. This pair of K10s was NOT provided by Noble and was purchased with my own funds. The following reflects my thoughts on the K10s using my own systems. Your own mileage may vary.     Noble what?   For those not familiar with what Noble is, well, they are a boutique company based in Thailand and China that craft exquisite Custom In-Ear Monitors. The brainchild of The Wizard, the K10s is the flagship model of Noble and represents the pinnacle of portable audio beside the JH Audio Roxanne, Fitear 435 and Unique Melody Mentor. In addition to the K10, Noble offers a whole range of...
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darinf

Definitely a "10" for CIEMs

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Pros: Incredible lows, lots of detail, actual imaging in a CIEM/IEM, silky smooth, BEAUTIFUL design, QUALITY craftsmanship, close to perfect

Cons: Cost, CIEM's require impressions, can't let friends hear how good they are, resale value (but I would never sell them...)

First of all, full disclosure, I did not pay for these Noble K10's. I traded for work I did for Noble.    Given that, however, I think Brannan and John would want me to post an honest review rather than a biased review just to keep them as a client!   With that out of the way, I have to say, these are the best CIEM/IEMs I have had the opportunity to hear. Am I just saying that for Noble's benefit, no, but you have to decide if you believe me.   Appearance: I received these Wizard design K10 CIEM's in late 2013. They are obviously black carbon fiber faceplates with dark blue shells and a touch of glitter that seems to show up as different colors depending on...
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nicoritschel

Incredibly well balanced

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Pros: Versatile sound signature, excellent build quality

Cons: $$$

  I received my K10s in mid December. Before that, I owned another pair of CIEMs (the Heir Audio 8.A) which I have since moved on from. The 8.A was John Moulton's original 8 driver design, with a relatively dark, bass-heavy signature.   When purchasing the K10s, I was slightly worried that I may give up some of the sound that I loved so dearly. Man, I just didn't know what I was missing out on. The K10 can do everything that the 8A could do, plus more. The highs are incredibly well-detailed and non-fatiguing, the mids are incredibly natural, and bass doesn't overpower, but is still booming when the current track commands it.   I've seen other reviews...
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ibbreezy

Took a gamble on these and it paid off big time.

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Pros: Very versatile; genres and file types. Slamming bass, sweet mids and beautiful highs without the "daggers in ear" effect.

Cons: I didn't order a Wizard design.

These are my first CIEMS, and I took quite a blind plunge as I brought these when there were about 2 reviews. I've had them for just over 2 months, and my enthusiasm for them is as high as when I first got them.   The other reviews are more in-depth/useful; I can only really echo what has been written about them.   For me, the most notable things are that the bass slams very hard when needs be. The highs are extremely good, without any hint of piercing, that my old IEMS had. For me, this alone goes a long way to justify the price. I've never really understood soundstage before, so that will have to be covered by other reviews.   The comfort and fit are everything I...
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Chevalierr

Sweet mids, Bass when you need it and highs that don't kill your brain cells

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Pros: Sound: Awesome , Build: Awsome

Cons: i can't share my bliss with the people around me....

Got my set at the black friday sales and have been listening to em for almost a mth now.   The mids are so smooth and vocal centric tracks thrive here.   The bass comes a thumping when you need it.   The highs are non-fatiguing.   The thing that surprised me the most is really how well they isolate. This is my second set of CIEMS. My first CIEM had poor fit on the right side but this came perfect out of the box.   when the music starts playing, i cant hear s**t from my surroundings and are extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time.   the build quality is astounding and they complied with my request to make the red a little...
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Bighappy

LET THERE BE SOUND!!!

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Pros: They are perfect!

Cons: Nothing!...Absolutely nothing!

This is my first review and it's going to be brief...Never in my life have I been so damn impressed with an audio product (I have a bunch) than I am with my Custom K10's!!! There is not 1 thing that I can think of that hasn't completely surpassed my expectations...I'm a picky son of a gun and these have surprised the hell out of me and I had my bar set extremely high...Do yourself a favor...run don't walk to Nobleaudio.com and get ya some ;-)
stimy

Outstanding ciem!! Does everything effortlessly, pure pleasure

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Pros: Incredible fit and finish. Extremely well balanced nothing is overemphasized everything is in its right place.

Cons: Large chassis needs to fit all those drivers, I can't lay down flat on my pillow and listen.

OK first let me start out by saying the wait time is brutal! I think I checked my tracking numbers 763 times. My wife kept telling me have patients my young Padawan it will be worth the wait and as always she was right. These monitors are outstanding, as I write this I am listening to the new Pink Floyd endless river and it's amazing! It's interesting a lot of the other reviews have touched on this but it just does everything extremely well. There's no real emphasis on any one frequency, is kind of interesting to hear you just get lost in the music. I never realized when I listen to music with all my different headphones I'm kind of internally thinking about frequencies and how they...
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Watagump

Great CIEM

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SQ has already been done to death, not much to say. I am just so happy to have gotten the best fitting CIEM's I have ever owned.
Saraguie

Understand why the Noble K-10 is rated number 1

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Pros: Great top to bottom extension, very engaging, wide soundstage, does everything very well, screams quality made and looks great.

Cons: I'm sure there are for some folks......but for me not when the fit is right.

I love Rock and Blues and the K-10s are a perfect match for these genres. I have the Unique Melody Miracle and the K-10 does what the Miracle does but up a couple of levels.
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