Originally Posted by Girls Generation
It's very difficult to sum the K10 up with one word. It's not warm, but it's not cold. It's not bright, but it's not dark. It's not fast, but it's not slow. It's not bass heavy but it's not bass light. I believe (this is my personal opinion) that the Kaiser 10 is the embodiment of 'balance.'
I'd say that is about the fairest description of the K10 I have read. I'd add you wouldn't find any faults technically, while at the same time, you wouldn't find it musically wanting either, adding to the 'balance-ness' in a very good way. I demo'ed the K10 on its stock cable on an AK240 amped by a Porta Tube on Wagnus Voshkod IC; listening to classical pieces, jazz, vocals and some acoustic guitar stuff, I'd have to say, in my own very extremely humble opinion and YMMV for sure, it sounded better, in a holistic way, than the JHes (13,16 FPs and Roxanne), UMs (Mentor, Legacy), Tralucent (1p2, Ref 1) and Fitear (335, 435, 334). That's saying a lot, I know; it's not perfect but if I could have only one pair of CIEMs, the K10 would be it.
Let me conclude by saying that everyone has different perceptions -- your hearing is not the same as mine, preferences -- your tastes are not the same as mine, prerequisites -- your expectations are not the same as mine. I like the K10. You may not. I tried to like JH but do not. You may. That's all ok, get and use whatever tickles your fancy. In the end, it's about the music, not the gear.