Originally Posted by Sorensiim
The Noble K10 is a >35ohm custom IEM and completely hiss-free on the DX50. Sounds great straight from the headphone output.
You might want to sit down before you look at the pricetag though.
Alright, so after careful review, these Kaiser 10 headphones seem like they are everything I want out of a pair of headphones.
Read the reviews, one I believe is your own review, and if I am to get my own super custom headphones, these would probably be that end-all solution. Similar to sticking my home theater speakers up to my ears in clarity I am sure. Being assured they sound nice with the DX50 on its own is also rather positive feedback, and is what was preventing me from pulling the trigger on the JH13 or 16 last month.
Speaking of things, I have almost an impossible time settling for less when it comes to speakers, I tend to always go for the flagship models of the brand I chose of that year. After learning my lesson when I first started buying home theater equipment, I started out low. Maybe about 6 months realized I could do better, upgraded again to something mid-way up the chart. Then maybe a year later, upgraded again to the flagship model which I still have now as my primary sound system 10 years later. Love those things.
I was contemplating getting a lower model custom headphone, such as the $400 models. But I know once I get those I will want to upgrade to see what I am missing. Saves money to just get it over with and dive in.
The IEM's I've been using are already the flagship of the company they came from (Klipsch), I've been loving them the past few years, but I can't upgrade beyond that with them, which implies it's time to move on. Custom monitors seem like they'd be the most comfortable for me. Lots of universal headphones just downright like to be evil and hurt my ears. lol. Causing pressure points where my ears disagree.
Anyway, while I'm feeling confident in the Kaiser 10, I have scheduled my audiologist appointment for next Thursday. Where then I will continue to ponder what exactly I would like to order. Those K10s though are freaking beautiful. It's eye candy. :p