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I've got a mother in law that's pretty good at stretching out ear canals. Any takers?
Lol! How much does she charge for this service?
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Not saying it's acceptable, but i have the feeling part of JHs problem is that they are selling huge amounts of product. I suspect far more than Noble so it is naturally easier for Noble to provide superb service. It does seem though that Noble are going all out as seen by their presence here. 

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Lol! How much does she charge for this service?

 

It's free mandatory with the daughter package.

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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

Not saying it's acceptable, but i have the feeling part of JHs problem is that they are selling huge amounts of product. I suspect far more than Noble so it is naturally easier for Noble to provide superb service. It does seem though that Noble are going all out as seen by their presence here. 

 

 

You make a valid point, and I'm certainly not trying to be divisive with this answer, but there is self-evidently more to it than that -

 

  • Some companies, when faced with a serious production problem, will tend to take the initiative and proactively contact customers to offer them alternative options, in order to side-step such production problems (if possible), or to offer them some other mutually-acceptable course of action - even a refund, in unusual intractable circumstances. This may require some humility on the part of the manufacturer, and even, perhaps, some loss of profit, to be offset against the longterm wellbeing and reputation of the company.

 

  • Other companies, may, perplexingly, put their own reputation at risk by passively sitting on customers' order money, leaving their customers in the dark by not keeping them actively-informed to manage their expectations, and ploughing-on, behind the scenes, with production problems, in spite of possibly having no specific resolution-time/date in sight.

 

  • Yet other companies may fall somewhere in between these two extremes.

 

 

 

I suspect, if faced with production problems, the Noble team would tend towards the first course of resolution.

 

Everyone's mileage may vary, of course, and I don't wish my words to be interpreted as being those of John Moulton - they are not; they are merely an optimistic guess on my part, based upon the high class workmanship and customer service which has, thus far, been evident in the Noble threads, here on head-fi.

 

 

There is no shame in a company experiencing production problems - that's just the way life is. What matters is how a company responds to production problems, so as to minimise unnecessary 'suffering' on the part of customers who have handed-over their money, in good faith.

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 3/5/14 at 7:33pm
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Yes!! Got confirmation that my K10 are done! Not as flashy as some here, but very classy...they look like they belong in a cigar box. Or a library with leather chairs. Or maybe worn while playing baccarat? 

 

 

And I like the way the guts show....:)

 

 

 

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Very classy. I like those a lot.
Acrylic right?
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Yes!! Got confirmation that my K10 are done! Not as flashy as some here, but very classy...they look like they belong in a cigar box. Or a library with leather chairs. Or maybe worn while playing baccarat? 



 





 



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This wood is iredescent, and it is difficult to capture what it really looks like with a camera.

Dr. John Moulton

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

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Edited by FullCircle - 3/5/14 at 10:59pm

Dr. John Moulton

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

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Yes!! Got confirmation that my K10 are done! Not as flashy as some here, but very classy...they look like they belong in a cigar box. Or a library with leather chairs. Or maybe worn while playing baccarat? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This wood is iredescent, and it is difficult to capture what it really looks like with a camera.

 

 

Even so, your images are still head and shoulders above other companies, I wont mention names. But since these are products they are selling, the best possible pictures need to be done, to really make people drool over the work being done.

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Very classy. I like those a lot.
Acrylic right?

Yes, acrylic. Light smoke
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This wood is iredescent, and it is difficult to capture what it really looks like with a camera.

I look forward then to seeing it in person. That first pic does looks very nice, the wood/shell combo. Thanks again
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post
 

Yes!! Got confirmation that my K10 are done! Not as flashy as some here, but very classy...they look like they belong in a cigar box. Or a library with leather chairs. Or maybe worn while playing baccarat? 

 

And I like the way the guts show....:)

 

 

 

 

Congrats,   I reckon yours are the best looking i have seen....

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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

Not saying it's acceptable, but i have the feeling part of JHs problem is that they are selling huge amounts of product. I suspect far more than Noble so it is naturally easier for Noble to provide superb service. It does seem though that Noble are going all out as seen by their presence here. 

 

  Kind of "relative" for example, the # of employees to the # of orders should be considered as well....

Dr. John Moulton

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

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Congrats,   I reckon yours are the best looking i have seen....

 

This particular wood is "treated" with "smoke" in order to give it color.... 

 

 

 

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Dr. John Moulton

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

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(This was actually a reply to a PM that ended up being a status report after several months with the K10 - also posted this in my K10 review thread)

 

The journey to towards audio nirvana is a rite of passage. You make your way through different headphones, each time learning more about your preferences, your source and your listening habits. During this journey you might even see your taste in music shift a bit. Then after years and years of headphone buying and selling you find your perfect setup. For me, the K10 is just that - perfection. No matter what the hell I throw at them, they just deliver. Right now I'm blasting Muse's The Second Law album. Just before that I was listening to Sumie. If people ask me one more time to help with the print benchmarking project I'll most certainly switch to Rage Against The Machine. If the print project goes south (as it usually does), I'll be listening to Devildriver. Or I'll put on some Adele or Norah Jones to calm myself down. Or Trentemøller or Daft Punk if I need to hammer out some code.

 

Sorry for the rant - my point is that out of all the headphones I've had (all are listed in my profile), the K10 is the first that sounds not just nice but GREAT with every single bit of music I throw at them. And yes, they'll sound fine straight from your iPhone, they're actually pretty good straight from my Moto G and the iPhone 5 should sound better than most other phones. They do benefit from amping, but they don't need it per se. I've gone all-in though and they have improved audibly at every single step of the upgrade:

 

 

Ibasso DX50 DAP -> DIY solidcore silver IC -> Ibasso PB2 balanced amp -> DIY SPC multistrand -> K10. 

 

And I'm getting the dual-dac DX90 as soon as it's out. This is my desktop, portable and main rig. 95% of my headphone listening is at my desk at work (yes, I get paid to listen to music, I love it) so a semi-portable rig is perfect for me. When I'm on the go I just swap the balanced cable to a regular one terminated to 3.5mm and plug the K10 into my phone, streaming 320kbps mp3 from Google Play Music - and they still sound good. The K10 is an engineering masterpiece that happens to look like a work of art. If mine were stolen or lost, I'd buy them again in a heartbeat.

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Soren, you are one of the biggest reasons about why I want to become an iBasso and Noble user too.

 

As for DX90, the capacity is a big issue for my since I am in need for min 256 gb at total. Edit: Maybe their DX100 successor in future might be the perfect dap for me. I shall wait & see.

 

As for Noble ciems, I think I need to finish this master and get a job. Then I will reward myself with K10 or future successor of it.


Edited by AmberOzL - 3/6/14 at 1:14am
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