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post #61 of 346
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post


The build time for the SE 5-way is 3 months, it's an extremely complex design and with a sound signature closer to that of the K10 than the 5S (judging by reviews and descriptions).

I find my acrylic customs to be perfectly comfortable. Once you get a proper fit, the CIEMs just disappear when you insert them. I only feel the cables and I wear my CIEMs for 6-8 hours at a time.

 

This isn't entirely true. I'm probably one of the newer SE5 owners and my set only took a few weeks to build. Just like every other CIEM company, I think it depends on the flow of business. Also, while I do find the SE5 to be more neutral than the 8.A, I wouldn't consider it a neutral sound at all. 

post #62 of 346

Who is this Wizard person everyone speaks to highly about? Oh yeah, that guy. :wink_face:

post #63 of 346
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

The build time for the SE 5-way is 3 months, it's an extremely complex design and with a sound signature closer to that of the K10 than the 5S (judging by reviews and descriptions).

I find my acrylic customs to be perfectly comfortable. Once you get a proper fit, the CIEMs just disappear when you insert them. I only feel the cables and I wear my CIEMs for 6-8 hours at a time.
It might have been but now they build it in a week.
post #64 of 346
Anyways if the Wizard wants to make a pair of K10 or 5S appear in my mailbox I will happily compare smily_headphones1.gif
post #65 of 346

I'm curious.  The size of my ear/canal precludes an SE-5.  Does the 5S also require a larger ear/canals or can it be fit for anybody?

 

P.S. Same question for the K10.


Edited by Deviltooth - 10/8/13 at 4:05pm
post #66 of 346

If it's just the canals and not the entire ear it likely has to do with the # of bores used. I think the se5 is rather unique with 5 bores.

post #67 of 346
I have a K10. It is currently back at the lab for a refit but I spent a week with it. Simply amazing, but I could not listen for more than two hours at a time because of the fit issue. I am assured that the crew is hard at work setting it straight and I will post detailed impressions/review once I get them back.

About the 5S: I have a 5.0 and will probably ask bangkokkid if they can take those away when I get my K10 back and cast them in silicone for me. I like the isolation with the new foam tips (that may still be something of a secret) but would prefer silicone I think based on what I have been reading. Plus the designs they can do with silicone are jaw droppingly beautiful.
post #68 of 346
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It might have been but now they build it in a week.

 

My bad - they said 3 months when I enquired but that was over a year ago. Maybe they figured out how to dial the silicone dispenser up to 11 or something :D 

post #69 of 346
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My bad - they said 3 months when I enquired but that was over a year ago. Maybe they figured out how to dial the silicone dispenser up to 11 or something :D 

No problem. I do not know if you know this, but the 5S, is it like an improved Heir 5.0 but in custom silicone shell ?

post #70 of 346
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No problem. I do not know if you know this, but the 5S, is it like an improved Heir 5.0 but in custom silicone shell ?

 

AFAIK it's an improved version of the 5.0 (like the 8.A -> 8C improvements) and in a silicone shell. Very curious about them, but not $1300 curious.

post #71 of 346
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

 

AFAIK it's an improved version of the 5.0 (like the 8.A -> 8C improvements) and in a silicone shell. Very curious about them, but not $1300 curious.

 

I have to spend less time on head-fi. I keep on hating my student wallet as long as I stay here.

post #72 of 346
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

Perhaps this can be added to the review: Noble will have a U.S. based contact for shipping to and from the U.S. and Noble will also have a U.K. based contact for E.U. folks.

Noble Audio is really on top of things, which is very nice to see.

Argh... This UK office thing is sooooo dangerous to my wallet. :confused_face: 

 

Edit: or is it just a contact thing? For US you mention shipping, for UK just contact... ???


Edited by gorman - 10/9/13 at 8:04am
post #73 of 346

Starting this company was a NOBLE idea. :D

post #74 of 346
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Starting this company was a NOBLE idea. biggrin.gif
Yep they should get the Noble Prize.
post #75 of 346

I decided this would be my CIEM very soon. If everything goes as the review, I hope it will get along with me well :L3000:

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