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post #4846 of 5523

Has anyone compared the Noble 4 to the VC1000? 

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Has anyone compared the Noble 4 to the VC1000? 

I haven't heard the vc1000 but as far as twfk iems go, aside from the b2 I have now, I've heard gr01 and ck10 and consider the N4 a straight up upgrade.

post #4848 of 5523
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Has anyone compared the Noble 4 to the VC1000? 



I've heard them both, though quite a distance apart.

Noble 4 will outshine VC1000, though the Vsonic is quite a decent IEM in general.

post #4849 of 5523
I was waiting for a few more reviews of the Roxanne (curious about cnet's Steve Guttenberg's upcoming review compared to his latest favorite, the Westone ES60), but now the sale price makes me want to jump on some K10s today.

Has anyone compared to the ES60 (has anyone even heard the ES60?) or can anyone give definitive comparisons to the Roxanne?
post #4850 of 5523

Noble 5 or 6 for some classic and progressive rock?

 

Cheers

post #4851 of 5523
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I was waiting for a few more reviews of the Roxanne (curious about cnet's Steve Guttenberg's upcoming review compared to his latest favorite, the Westone ES60), but now the sale price makes me want to jump on some K10s today.

Has anyone compared to the ES60 (has anyone even heard the ES60?) or can anyone give definitive comparisons to the Roxanne?

I have not heard the ES60's.

 

But I heard the universal Roxanne's at the Newport show. I had my K10's with me specifically to compare with the Roxannes. Even though it was a short listening session at a show, the differences were very obvious right away.

 

Both the Roxannes and K10's are good. I had to turn the bass all the way down on the Roxannes to sound acceptable to me. The Roxannes were what I would describe as "in your face". I guess that means very forward sounding. Maybe because the sound was darker and with the highs less pronounced, the mids and lows are louder. To hear the highs, I had to turn up the volume. My personal preference is for high end detail and speed, so the Roxanne sound was not to my taste. I did not get any air or space. The sound was closed and "loud".

 

The K10's to me are clearly much more balanced. They sound much more "open" too. I guess one would call that better imaging but I really don't hear imaging in headphones compared to speaker imaging. But I think because the highs are less dark and have more air, you can hear the details better and sounds more open.

 

Even if you factor out the 7, 8, or 9 month wait for the Roxanne, for my tastes, the K10 wins hands down. But I am biased since I own the K10's and not the Roxannes.

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I have not heard the ES60's.

 

But I heard the universal Roxanne's at the Newport show. I had my K10's with me specifically to compare with the Roxannes. Even though it was a short listening session at a show, the differences were very obvious right away.

 

Both the Roxannes and K10's are good. I had to turn the bass all the way down on the Roxannes to sound acceptable to me. The Roxannes were what I would describe as "in your face". I guess that means very forward sounding. Maybe because the sound was darker and with the highs less pronounced, the mids and lows are louder. To hear the highs, I had to turn up the volume. My personal preference is for high end detail and speed, so the Roxanne sound was not to my taste. I did not get any air or space. The sound was closed and "loud".

 

The K10's to me are clearly much more balanced. They sound much more "open" too. I guess one would call that better imaging but I really don't hear imaging in headphones compared to speaker imaging. But I think because the highs are less dark and have more air, you can hear the details better and sounds more open.

 

Even if you factor out the 7, 8, or 9 month wait for the Roxanne, for my tastes, the K10 wins hands down. But I am biased since I own the K10's and not the Roxannes.

 



Thanks. That helps a lot. I'm currently using some Etymotic ER4 with custom silicon molds from Sensaphonics and looking for a step up
Edited by skootb - 7/1/14 at 10:09am
post #4853 of 5523

Just a brief reminder, as of posting this there is a little bit more than 10 hours left on Wizard's nameday sale. 

 

If you are on the fence, come on in and join the party!

 

 

 

 

Brannan Mason

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

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post #4854 of 5523

Well... I did it. I found myself alone at my computer, the sale had been announced, and there was no adult supervision in sight. I now await the arrival of my K10s - feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

 

This is for the Wizard... I'm the one who asked you to recreate a glacier :)

 

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Well... I did it. I found myself alone at my computer, the sale had been announced, and there was no adult supervision in sight. I now await the arrival of my K10s - feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

This is for the Wizard... I'm the one who asked you to recreate a glacier smily_headphones1.gif



No Worries,Wizard Will nail it for you. cool.gif He's got mad skillz:D
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No Worries,Wizard Will nail it for you. cool.gif He's got mad skillz:D

Thanks for the reassurance... big purchase, still a little nervous. This will be my first CIEM.

post #4857 of 5523
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No Worries,Wizard Will nail it for you. cool.gif He's got mad skillz:D

 

He is probably on his way to find a glacier and put a piece of them inside the face plates.

post #4858 of 5523

FYI... the glacier is a symbol for my mid-life crisis. At 51, I find myself in college again studying geology and climate change in an effort to save our species from global warming. It would have been easier to just buy a sports car :)

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Lol, sports car would have been more fun too!
post #4860 of 5523

I wonder how my mid life crisis will turn out. And that discount literally pushed me to the fun side of the fence, got meself a PR... By the way, any amp or dap that can support this unique iem? 240ohm vs 30 ohm, which means I can't switch like I wish, or I will be at risk of killing my ears. 

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