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I look forward to trying the Katanas and the K10s at this years SoCal CanJam. Based on all the reviews on here I'm leaning towards the Katanas (ciems).

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Well, there we have it... I've just pulled the trigger on a custom Kaiser Encore. Best get to my audiologist, pronto! 

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Well, there we have it... I've just pulled the trigger on a custom Kaiser Encore. Best get to my audiologist, pronto! 
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Nobles with sexy cables.

very sexy cables indeed. what are they and how do they sound compared to stock?

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Grande mesure

 

 

Brannan Mason

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

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Please note that the OTS service is only valid for the second owner of Noble acrylic CIEMs (not SLA, silicone, or Prestige CIEMs) originally purchased prior to January 1st 2017.

 

 

It seems that OTS on noble's website went up in price and now has the above quote in its description. Is noble phasing out OTS going forward?


Edited by ss5972 - 1/11/17 at 7:03pm
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Grande mesure

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dang--those are beautiful!

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oooh so pretty. Does anyone else wish they could have every design they see?

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oooh so pretty. Does anyone else wish they could have every design they see?


Haha.. not me, but I'm autistic and very particular about styles that I like and dislike :p

For IEM's, I generally don't like wooden designs or those acrylic ones, although the last wooden design posted on here was gorgeous (there's always exceptions, lol).

 

Previous Wizard/Custom designs I've loved:

 

There was a bright yellow one with black lines doodled over the top of it that was pretty cool too, plus one of the honeycomb designs (can't remember which colour).

But those two above have been my all-time favourites so far.

How about you guys? With all the (rightful) talk about the sound quality, sometimes the remarkable artistry gets neglected in the conversations! :D 

I have sooo much respect for quality craftsmanship and creativity, in whatever industry I come across it :)


Edited by Layman1 - 1/12/17 at 2:51am
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very sexy cables indeed. what are they and how do they sound compared to stock?
The copper looking cable is a PW Audio No 5, and the black is the PW Audio 1960. They both do great things for the katana and k10. These cables have the best ergonomics of any aftermarket cable I have experienced.

The no5 is great value, bringing a real richness and cohesion to the sound, and expanding the stage.

The 1960 2 wire takes those features of the no5 to the next level. Big sound. Lots of detail, nice bass quantity and texture. Lots of treble detail but not hot in the slightest.

Stock cable sounds boring compared to the no 5, but then when you go to the 1960's the no 5 sounds a little harsh. That is not to say that the no5 is at all harsh, it is actually rich and lush, but 1960's is in a different league.

I would recommend the no5, the 1960 depends on whether you are willing to spend a stupid amount of money on a cable. I was, and don't regret it. Scored them on Black Friday sales tho.

Please don't let this spark a discussion re the legitimacy of cables changing sonics, or the absurdity of overpriced cables. Each to their own.
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Haha.. not me, but I'm autistic and very particular about styles that I like and dislike :p

For IEM's, I generally don't like wooden designs or those acrylic ones, although the last wooden design posted on here was gorgeous (there's always exceptions, lol).

 

Previous Wizard/Custom designs I've loved:

 

There was a bright yellow one with black lines doodled over the top of it that was pretty cool too, plus one of the honeycomb designs (can't remember which colour).

But those two above have been my all-time favourites so far.

How about you guys? With all the (rightful) talk about the sound quality, sometimes the remarkable artistry gets neglected in the conversations! :D 

I have sooo much respect for quality craftsmanship and creativity, in whatever industry I come across it :)

 

 

 

 

 

Personally I think these three designs are the ones I would pick.

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Personally I think these three designs are the ones I would pick.

 

I feel so loved! The top ones are mine :cool:

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Another audiophile stopped by my office to compare the Katana versus the CA Andromeda.

He liked the Katana much more, finding the Andromeda's highs piercing on some tracks versus the smoother treble on the Katana. He felt the Katanas bass was more punchy and detailed. Overall, the Katana was more balanced and was consistently better, track after track.

For him, the Katana did better at everything. "I'm trying to think of a single thing the Andromeda does better than the Katana", he said, before shaking his head. He was using a cheap portable player by Fii0, listening to a variety of music in a quiet room for 2 hours.
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Another audiophile stopped by my office to compare the Katana versus the CA Andromeda.

He liked the Katana much more, finding the Andromeda's highs piercing on some tracks versus the smoother treble on the Katana. He felt the Katanas bass was more punchy and detailed. Overall, the Katana was more balanced and was consistently better, track after track.

For him, the Katana did better at everything. "I'm trying to think of a single thing the Andromeda does better than the Katana", he said, before shaking his head. He was using a cheap portable player by Fii0, listening to a variety of music in a quiet room for 2 hours.



yeah, I was just out and took my Vega for another spin just because, and while listening I was missing my K10. Vega is great, very smooth and relaxed, but K10 is just better controlled (especially in the bass department) and overall more precise and accurate in my opinion. ymmv of course.


Edited by WayneWoondirts - 1/12/17 at 11:06am
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Is there anywhere in Los Angeles I can try the Katana's/ K10's out? April seems so long away...

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