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post #5821 of 24488
The universal is also for those who may potentially want to resell them later, or share with a friend, in addition to the things you mentioned. A universal can be resold without having to have it remolded in a new shell for a new buyer. This means the seller can ask for more money, and the buyer doesn't have to go through the reshelling process and can have instant gratification.

I really liked that with the K10U, I was finally able to share the phenomenal sound quality of the K10 with my friends, rather than having them take my word for it. They were convinced.

I think that, as a general matter, you should opt for the custom fit unless you have a specific reason to go with the universal, rather than just defaulting on the universal. I can definitely say that I preferred my custom fit to the universal fit in my case.

Others may want a universal fit so they do t have to deal with possible refits. I think that as long as you have a GOOD set if impressions, that worry is overblown, and the better fit of the custom will be better in the long run to dealing with tips, insertion depth, angle, and all of the hassle that comes along with a universal fit.
post #5822 of 24488
yes, you are right the k10 custom is a bargain..., We have been thinking the same thing for a while now

The Wizard

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

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post #5823 of 24488
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Originally Posted by sq3rjick View Post

The universal is also for those who may potentially want to resell them later, or share with a friend, in addition to the things you mentioned. A universal can be resold without having to have it remolded in a new shell for a new buyer. This means the seller can ask for more money, and the buyer doesn't have to go through the reshelling process and can have instant gratification.

I really liked that with the K10U, I was finally able to share the phenomenal sound quality of the K10 with my friends, rather than having them take my word for it. They were convinced.

I think that, as a general matter, you should opt for the custom fit unless you have a specific reason to go with the universal, rather than just defaulting on the universal. I can definitely say that I preferred my custom fit to the universal fit in my case.

Others may want a universal fit so they do t have to deal with possible refits. I think that as long as you have a GOOD set if impressions, that worry is overblown, and the better fit of the custom will be better in the long run to dealing with tips, insertion depth, angle, and all of the hassle that comes along with a universal fit.

Not to mention with univ, you don't need ear mold impressions.... Blow your schedule etc etc etc

I've said before and I'll say it again, I use universals biggrin.gif

The Wizard

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

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post #5824 of 24488
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

Not to mention with univ, you don't need ear mold impressions.... Blow your schedule etc etc etc

I've said before and I'll say it again, I use universals biggrin.gif

That is true, but was already covered in a post above mine. Just trying to give some other reasons!
post #5825 of 24488
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That is true, but was already covered in a post above mine. Just trying to give some other reasons!


Yea I was typing with a stinking I pad.... While the world was still spinning, my bad


Cheers.

The Wizard

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

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post #5826 of 24488

I personally prefer universals - waiting time aside. You can brag about the sound and share the experience with your family and friends. You don't worry about fit issues due to bad impressions, losing or putting on weight and stuff like that. Also, with ciems you get a certain sound and that's it ,while with iems you have silicone tips, foam tips, different thickness, different bore-size, different depth insertion - all things that affect the sound and can help you fine tune the sound even more to your liking. For some people this is a hassle but for me it's a feature :wink:

 

In the end though, it comes down to personal preference. For me when I hear a song that sounds particularly awesome with one of my iems and give them to someone else to hear the same thing watching their reaction is priceless. You can't do that with a ciem, you can only say "Damn, this sounds awesome - too bad you can't hear it" :D 

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Yea I was typing with a stinking I pad.... While the world was still spinning, my bad


Cheers.


No worries! Just sitting here enjoying my K10s on a lovely Sunday morning.
post #5828 of 24488
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

I personally prefer universals - waiting time aside. You can brag about the sound and share the experience with your family and friends. You don't worry about fit issues due to bad impressions, losing or putting on weight and stuff like that. Also, with ciems you get a certain sound and that's it ,while with iems you have silicone tips, foam tips, different thickness, different bore-size, different depth insertion - all things that affect the sound and can help you fine tune the sound even more to your liking. For some people this is a hassle but for me it's a feature wink.gif

In the end though, it comes down to personal preference. For me when I hear a song that sounds particularly awesome with one of my iems and give them to someone else to hear the same thing watching their reaction is priceless. You can't do that with a ciem, you can only say "Damn, this sounds awesome - too bad you can't hear it" biggrin.gif  

Just get a custom for yourself, and a universal K10 to share! Haha!
post #5829 of 24488
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Just get a custom for yourself, and a universal K10 to share! Haha!

Nah, then I'll have to carry around both of them which will be cumbersome. And both my N4 and N6W fit me like a glove anyway. 

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

I personally prefer universals - waiting time aside. You can brag about the sound and share the experience with your family and friends. You don't worry about fit issues due to bad impressions, losing or putting on weight and stuff like that. Also, with ciems you get a certain sound and that's it ,while with iems you have silicone tips, foam tips, different thickness, different bore-size, different depth insertion - all things that affect the sound and can help you fine tune the sound even more to your liking. For some people this is a hassle but for me it's a feature :wink:

 

^ this! It amazes me how you can re-tune a universal to your liking. I've done this so many times with my IEMs and it just made the hobby more interesting and fun. Unfortunately, was not so "lucky" with the Noble 4 coz I like it just the way it is :rolleyes:

 

post #5831 of 24488

Start your week off with a bang by checking out these beautiful Kaiser 10 featuring Rosewood and forest green Wizard's Wood faceplates plus matching shells!

Lot's of CANJAM coverage coming soon.

 

 

Brannan Mason

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

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post #5832 of 24488

Came home to my 3Cs in the mail!

 


I haven't had much time with them just yet, but almost immediately I could tell that they were a big step up from the GR07s I was using before these.

post #5833 of 24488
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Came home to my 3Cs in the mail!

 


I haven't had much time with them just yet, but almost immediately I could tell that they were a big step up from the GR07s I was using before these.

 

They look beautiful - like the water around a tropical island. Can you take a close up picture of the shells for us?

post #5834 of 24488
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Yea I was typing with a stinking I pad.... While the world was still spinning, my bad


Cheers.



Plan backfired!

Must be quite a unique world we live in, where 1.6k for a earphone is considered under priced. haha.

Seriously though, its not my place to make the business decisions for noble, but 1.6k for a universal seems a little too steep. Just sayin.

post #5835 of 24488
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Start your week off with a bang by checking out these beautiful Kaiser 10 featuring Rosewood and forest green Wizard's Wood faceplates plus matching shells!

Lot's of CANJAM coverage coming soon.
Epic Pictures (Click to show)





Well I would first like to say nice pictures, these look amazing.

Now about CanJam I was able to listen to both the N6 and the N5, and I have to say the Noble 6 to me was one of the best reference monitors I have heard, and was far superior to the UERM even though people keep telling me its not. But I am not into getting another reference IEM as I have the Noble PR so I listened to the N5 instead and I have to say it was very detailed but very fun and I liked it a lot. I was afraid to listen to the 8C or the K10 because I didn't want to be upset with just yet haha.
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