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post #6376 of 24092
the same way people compare 5way with harmony 8pro and find many similarities. now i only have h8p and havent heard 5way,but.if i could hear it before i bought it i wouldn't have.thats not a negative towards h8p,just not my type of iem sound.
i did my research of course and was advised they have bass and everything etc and they are as good and even better than 5way, but unfortunately when they finally came to me the bass was way to thin,they call it linear.
i didn't want another bass light iem,so i really worried spending so much so soon, but to me K10 has plenty and great bass.
All im saying is it is very difficult to find out by reading here and getting opinions if you'll like a product.
i would have been totally wrong about k10 if i listened to people..
Edited by soundblast75 - 11/10/14 at 5:54pm
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Reminiscent of the deep sea or ocean, these Wizard-designed Kaiser 10 feature beautiful faceplates consisting of glitter and black ink. 

The result is a sense of movement and an illusion of swells that would be difficult to portray otherwise. It is only fitting that they are headed to The Land Down Under, home to some of the world's finest reefs and marine life.

 

 

 

Brannan Mason

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

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post #6378 of 24092
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Originally Posted by soundblast75 View Post

the same way people compare 5way with harmony 8pro and find many similarities. now i only have h8p and havent heard 5way,but.if i could hear it before i bought it i wouldn't have.thats not a negative towards h8p,just not my type of iem sound.
i did my research of course and was advised they have bass and everything etc and they are as good and even better than 5way, but unfortunately when they finally came to me the bass was way to thin,they call it linear.
i didn't want another bass light iem,so i really worried spending so much so soon, but to me K10 has plenty and great bass.
All im saying is it is very difficult to find out by reading here and getting opinions if you'll like a product.
i would have been totally wrong about k10 if i listened to people..

Yet it was other people who helped you make the good decision, right?

post #6379 of 24092
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Originally Posted by Phlamp View Post
 

They finally arrived!


 



 

http://i.imgur.com/0a2KYeg.jpg


 

apparently I don't have image permissions :/


Congratulation!!!! :-D

post #6380 of 24092
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Originally Posted by soundblast75 View Post
 

So...i have it and ive spent 5 min listening, so this post is my apologie for making a fuzz about the whole bass thing.

 

AS SAID EARLIER IF I COME BACK SAYING THERE IS BASS...

THEN THERE IS..

BASS!!!

I honestly don't know what people saying they are light on bass were on about.

Btw i have paid in full for my K10's and have not been approached by Noble in any way after my posts.

Lets make this very clear to anyone who doubts the bass quantity of K10,

THERE IS AS MUCH BASS ON THESE AS ANY SE846 OR EVEN REF1 OR OTHER IEM I'VE COME ACROSS.

If ref1 has a little more or much more to some it realy doesnt matter, beacause the way bass on k10 was described to me was on the really non existent kind and this is why i exspressed my concerns here.

The reality is these are very bassy iem's and that was the first thing i noted when putting them on.

This is in no way what i would describe as a flat or natural tuning, it is nothing like what i was expecting.

The K10 has a LOT OF BASS and is natural and even at the same time, to me these have the perfect tuning.

If anything i am sure i need to give them many hours to burmn in, but i have had this experience many times before and i know that this is AN ABSOLUTE TOP TIER!!!

So anyone else with doubts like i had that this is an iem that is the kind of flat, clean sound that needs EQing..here's my 2 cents.

They have the perfect amount of everything and are in no way light in any frequency and range along the spectrum.

Keep in mind i like my music with lots of clean deep bass and even slightly Vshaped perhaps, but only in a sense that bottom and top are heard well whilst the mid is singing sweetly along undesturbed.

If anything, my only complaint would be the lack of a small cary case of some sort.

The pelican one is great of course, but i won't put it in my bag.

 

Thanks to Brannan and Dr Moulton for a great iem.

I am off to do some more listening.

..Perhaps to "The Endless River" released today:gs1000smile: 

 

 

 

 

 

and just like that, another Noble Fan is born

The Wizard

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

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post #6381 of 24092
Any recommendations on aftermarket cables for K10? Will probably end up with Ted Allen silver litz but who knows. Is it worth going balanced?
post #6382 of 24092
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Originally Posted by bangkokkid View Post
 

Reminiscent of the deep sea or ocean, these Wizard-designed Kaiser 10 feature beautiful faceplates consisting of glitter and black ink. 

The result is a sense of movement and an illusion of swells that would be difficult to portray otherwise. It is only fitting that they are headed to The Land Down Under, home to some of the world's finest reefs and marine life.

 

 

 

 

Beautifully understated. Looking forward to another pair heading Down Under any day now! :popcorn:

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Originally Posted by bangkokkid View Post

Reminiscent of the deep sea or ocean, these Wizard-designed Kaiser 10 feature beautiful faceplates consisting of glitter and black ink. 

The result is a sense of movement and an illusion of swells that would be difficult to portray otherwise. It is only fitting that they are headed to The Land Down Under, home to some of the world's finest reefs and marine life.


WOW. Those are really, really, REALLY pretty. eek.gif What design is that, if I may ask? Thanks!
post #6384 of 24092
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Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post
 

Yet it was other people who helped you make the good decision, right?


Reviews mainly from the usual places i think i know by now and their tastes in iem and equipment:)

There was a high praise.

So i went for it.

Then i got other good people's concerns and it sounded like i wouldnt like it at all.

Until i got it yesterday to hear for myself and realize it is not much like described.

So..don't listen to anyone, try and listen to the product haha:beerchug:

post #6385 of 24092
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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post


WOW. Those are really, really, REALLY pretty. eek.gif What design is that, if I may ask? Thanks!

 

 

That is a Wizard Design. If you want it, select Wizard Reprint and submit the photo.  :)

The Wizard

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

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post #6386 of 24092
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Any recommendations on aftermarket cables for K10? Will probably end up with Ted Allen silver litz but who knows. Is it worth going balanced?

Oh you think the K10 is good now? Just wait 'til you try feeding them with a balanced amp... Seriously. Soundstage and imaging gets even better and the bass goes deeeeeeeep and slams even harder when required. As I've stated before - The K10 just keeps growing as you upgrade the audio chain.

post #6387 of 24092
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Originally Posted by soundblast75 View Post
 

AN ABSOLUTE TOP TIER!!!

 

So anyone else with doubts like i had that this is an iem that is the kind of flat, clean sound that needs EQing..here's my 2 cents.

They have the perfect amount of everything and are in no way light in any frequency and range along the spectrum.

 

All jokes aside, I understand your anxiety while waiting for a $1600 IEM you've never heard. I'm happy to hear that the K10 didn't disappoint :beerchug:

 

...and you really should try adding a balanced amp to the mix, things get even better, including the bass.

post #6388 of 24092
I'm planning to get my noble cables reterminated to 2.5 so as to be able to use it with my balanced amps and my 240 smily_headphones1.gif
post #6389 of 24092

To prevent this turning into a full on Kool-Aid fueled K10 love fest, let me list the cons I've found after over a year with them:

  • I can't share them. It sounds stupid, but it really nags me. "These $1600 headphones are worth the asking price, but no, you can't try them." - Then people just look at me like I've tried to tell them about an omnipresent yet invisible pink unicorn that controls the universe. I completely understand @VisceriousZERO and I wish I had the cash to spend on a universal set just for sharing the goodness.
  • They just keep scaling. Every single upgrade I've made has been audible and easily discernable through the K10. It's nice that small upgrades yield improvement, but it also nags me that I probably haven't heard them at their best yet. Prime fuel for upgradetitis.I'm rocking a DX90/PB2 (w. custom Topkit) rig and thanks to the law of diminishing returns, the next step will be either an AK240 or a Chord Hugo. Or both. The Ibasso gear kicks @$$ with the K10, but knowing that things could be better (even if we're talking 2-3% of improvement) just nags me.
  • They have become... precious to me. When people see my gold-infused acryllic wonders, they are somehow magically drawn to them and have to pick them up and touch them. I flinch every time and I really strain to ask people nicely to put them down. The thought of some doofus co-worker dropping them is just too scary. I took the bus to work today and rather than wear the K10, I kept them in my bag until I reached the office. I simply wouldn't risk dropping them or attracting unwanted attention from any unsavory characters noticing the glimmering gold. I now own a set of $45 Philips Cityscape Uptown for use in public transport and while mowing the lawn, vacuum cleaning etc. For you car show guys out there, the term "Trailer Queen" might come to mind.
post #6390 of 24092
Are those really cons? Lol
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