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post #1186 of 6023
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

It pleases me to hear that...

 

 

 

and whilst we're on the topic...  has there been any change in the overall perceived level of 'warmth' of the K10 sound signature, to your ears?

 

For me its still warm but more balanced now. Mid-centric but the treble is better heard now. This is with the 901 with a balanced amp card

post #1187 of 6023
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Originally Posted by Watagump View Post
 

With marijuana being legal now in Colorado, how long till we see face plates with marijuana in them. Will those IEM's also have amazing HIGHS?

 

and mellow mids

 

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #1188 of 6023

Well, I do live in Denver, and I do have a set of K10s.  We should maybe see how amazing they sound. For science, of course. :wink_face:

post #1189 of 6023
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post
 

 

The material is made of "unobtainium." I found it in a cave behind a waterfall deep in the heart of the Mountains of Wu Jr Shan. I had to WIng Suit in to the heart of the jungle to avoid radar detection....  naturally I feared for my life, but the result was well worth it. :wink_face:

 

 

 

Im glad to hear u like your K10's, in fact we are all in a state of glee.

 

G44

 

 

I am skeptical of you having unobtanium, unless of course you have proof. Something along the lines of a chunk of it floating in air, on your desk.

post #1190 of 6023
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Originally Posted by Watagump View Post
 

With marijuana being legal now in Colorado, how long till we see face plates with marijuana in them. Will those IEM's also have amazing HIGHS?

 

post #1191 of 6023
Got a eye on the N3...looking for a TF10 alternative. Can anyone compare? Are they similarly punchy, dynamic and spacious?

Its between these, the W30, perhaps the FA-3E, or going custom for the Alclair Reference or Livewire Trips.
Edited by Gilly87 - 1/5/14 at 8:17pm
post #1192 of 6023
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Got a eye on the N3...looking for a TF10 alternative. Can anyone compare? Are they similarly punchy, dynamic and spacious?

Its between these, the W30, perhaps the FA-3E, or going custom for the Alclair Reference or Livewire Trips.

 

Just my opinion....  expect deeper lows with the N3, when compared to the TF, no comments regarding Alclair or Livewire


Edited by FullCircle - 1/5/14 at 8:40pm

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post #1193 of 6023

I can chime in regarding the Livewire Trips which I've owned and sold; which I understand is the same configuration as the Alclair Reference (the owner of both companies is one of the same).  The Triplefi.10 has deeper bass and slam due to it's V-shape sound.  The Trips/Reference is more balanced from end to end. Also, the perceived sound stage is much smaller over the Triplefi.10.

post #1194 of 6023
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

You put the eartip nozzle over the pointy end of the pliers and gently open the handles to stretch the eartip a bit so it fits over the IEM nozzle. No pliers used on or near the IEM, just the silicon eartip BEFORE installing it on nozzle by hand (only).

 

I think i got it.:smile:

 

I promise that i will not use any tools near the IEMs. Not even a hammer... :p 

post #1195 of 6023

Just came back from the customs with my Noble 4 and it took me 4 hours to fill out all the forms and release the package - ridiculous stuff. I'll share my initial impressions later today coz I haven't even unpacked it yet.

post #1196 of 6023

Ok, so I put on the smallest blue/purple-ish tips, which people here seem to like with the Nobles (I had no issues putting them on, took me like 10 seconds coz I have quite the experience with tip rolling and I know how to fit all kinds of tips on all kinds of nozzles).  Of course, I have gazillion tips, so I'll be tip rolling quite a bit more before determining  if there are any tips that make the N4 sound even better. The fit is pretty good and the N4 sits fairly flush in my ears, which is something I was slightly worried about after someone posted a pic of N6, I think, and it was sticking out a bit but I guess I have larger ears.

 

Sound-wise these are total winners. First of all, they are very easy to drive. The bass is weightier than that of the er4s and has good impact and thickness although a bit lacking in the sub-bass. The mids are great - fairly neutral with the note presentation also a bit thicker than that of the ety, which makes the N4 sound a touch more natural. The upper mids aren't particularly boosted but are definitely not lacking like with the 4ai. The treble is super smooth and detailed without any hint of harshness - I wouldn't have minded just a tad more lower treble energy but the N4 is very resolving without being offensive at all. The isolation is very good.

 

I'll need to spend more time with it before passing final judgment on everything like speed, layering, soundstage etc. but this is the first iem in a while that I needed just 10 minutes with it to tell you that's how high-end should sound. 


Edited by kova4a - 1/6/14 at 8:21am
post #1197 of 6023
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Got a eye on the N3...looking for a TF10 alternative. Can anyone compare? Are they similarly punchy, dynamic and spacious?

Its between these, the W30, perhaps the FA-3E, or going custom for the Alclair Reference or Livewire Trips.

 

Just curious why the 3e and not 4xb that seems to be getting attention atm?

post #1198 of 6023

I'm curious really, for someone who listens to progressive/hard rock and a lot of audiobooks in a fairly noisy environment out of the usual ipod classic/clip plus scenario which noble universal would be most appropriate?

 

Thanks

post #1199 of 6023

I don't know about anyone else, but from what I've read the 3e has more of a v-shaped signature, which is what I'm after, and I've heard it mentioned as a TF10 alternative.

 

Really leaning towards the W30 ATM, though, I like the coaxial connector as it's the same as my SE215 which are my workout/throwaround pair and I already have 2 spare UE900 mic cables to match them both. Also I remember liking the W3 except for not being able to get a consistent fit which gave me problems getting a clear midrange, which I'm hoping will be fixed by the new physical redesign.

 

/off-topic

 

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Just curious why the 3e and not 4xb that seems to be getting attention atm?


Edited by Gilly87 - 1/6/14 at 11:11am
post #1200 of 6023
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

I'm curious really, for someone who listens to progressive/hard rock and a lot of audiobooks in a fairly noisy environment out of the usual ipod classic/clip plus scenario which noble universal would be most appropriate?

Thanks



I'd guess the noble 6 iem. I say that as the 6 will give u the bass for noisy areas and good highs necessary to comprehend speech. (highs are important to differentiate syllables such as the "sh" and th "ch" there isn't much of a difference between ship and chip)

The 6 isn't a bass monster, but it has a pinch more of the lacking bass that people talk about in regard to the 4 and when the song has the "drop" the 6 will provide the bass impact, that being said the bass is fast and doesn't muddy up the music

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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