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Yep. That's also a comparison I'd like to read. And now I'm also tempted by the k10 frown.gif
Actually, I'd like something more neutral and technically more competent to listen to at home, and still hesitating between k10/Roxanne/ lcdx...
Edited by John0405 - 1/21/14 at 8:18am
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I think this may be the post Dr. John is referencing:
 

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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

A lot of folks give the initial report that the bass of the K10 is tuned down from my original 8 design, but the reality is, it is the more high frequency information being offered by the k10 that gives that impression. So ultimately, when the bass hits it hits with vigor.... It doesn't hit like Thor's hammer but it will bring a smile.

Now to clarify, when I say high freq information I don't mean in dB, I mean the band width of highs are broader than the original 8

With the 8c the highs band width are essentially the same as the original design but boosted a tad in dB

 

Yes, I have a pretty good memory. :bigsmile_face: 

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Oh gawd people don't make me get an 8c (MAKE ME)

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Oh gawd people don't make me get an 8c (MAKE ME)

Nothing beats TOTL customs for sound quality and comfort. They're quite reasonably priced compared to full size flagships and not nearly as demanding to drive.

 

Just sayin'.

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Originally Posted by DeepGroove View Post
 

 

Thanks a lot Darin, I think comparing the demo models vs the real thing is quite a first in this thread and I'm sure it will help many of us who listened (will listen) to the demos make a good decision. I am surprised that the K10 sounded darker, smoother and bassier than the 8C as I understand the opposite was intended. Did you had the same seal with the K10 and the 8C? Or do the 8C demo radically differ from the 8C custom?

 

I can't say anything about the 8C demo vs. the 8C custom since I don't have an 8C custom, but if the difference is similar to the K10 custom vs. the K10 demo, then I would guess that the 8C custom would have a better seal, have more bass and more highs than what I am hearing with the demo version of the 8C. I think the seal on the K10 demo and the 8C demo were the same. I was using the same tips for both.

 

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I think if u read over this thread u will find that I stated that the bass on the 8 is a tad lower and that the highs of the 8 are a tad boosted over the orginal design. When I say boosted, I meant that the peak is a touch higher, from the original.   The K10 bass response will be slighlty larger than the 8, but the high frequency response will be broader than the 8....   broader meaning that the high freq, band width is rasied more so than the 8.

 

I hope that helps

 

This is interesting. I assume you mean the Heir 8.A when you say the "original design". I do have the 8.A and to me, the 8C demo is VERY different. The highs are boosted on the 8C, but the bass is completely different. Yes, the seal is completely different, so the bass may be compromised in the 8C demo, but there is much less bass on the 8C demo. The bass is much better controlled and tight compared to the 8.A.

 

Again, please take my impressions with a grain of salt since I am comparing universal demo versions with customs.

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Oh gawd people don't make me get an 8c (MAKE ME)


be the first to ask for a Hammer design... :tongue_smile: 

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How much longer till Noble starts doing re-shells? I have some Skullcandy Inkd's I want to make into the best in the world.

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A skullcandy ciem... Seems legit
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Nothing beats TOTL customs for sound quality and comfort. They're quite reasonably priced compared to full size flagships and not nearly as demanding to drive.

 

Just sayin'.

 



Give me hammer time.
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Give me hammer time.

 

As requested:

 

 

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How much longer till Noble starts doing re-shells? I have some Skullcandy Inkd's I want to make into the best in the world.
You should totally get a silver/gold hybrid cable with Furutech connectors for those.
post #1647 of 5560

The Comply Tx-400 I ordered arrived today and I can confirm they fit my Noble 4, it's a very tight fit to get them on however. I'm finding the seal is very good and isolation is pretty good too. They make the IEM sit slightly further out of my ear than the stock (large) foam tips but this doesn't seem to have any adverse affect on sound quality. All in all a good alternative to the stock foam tips (IMHO).

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You should totally get a silver/gold hybrid cable with Furutech connectors for those.


Welcome aboard, that's what I am talking about. :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by Watagump View Post
 

How much longer till Noble starts doing re-shells? I have some Skullcandy Inkd's I want to make into the best in the world.

 

 

I don't know about "best" but they would be unique

 

Dr. John Moulton

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

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I don't know about "best" but they would be unique

 

 

 

Oh come on, with the right cable and your mad skills, its a world beater.

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