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post #61 of 132
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post


The ER4S doesn't exactly appeal to me either.

The main issue I have with the S-em6 is just how thick it is down low. It's like trudging through a swamp compared to the n6 and g2.

 

I can fully understand some people may feel this way because I am using S-EM6 all the time, but that is Easonincs house sound and it is there for people who admire it so no problem at all.

 

The problem may come when people start saying some IEM is superior or inferior. 

post #62 of 132
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


Not the way I felt. What I did not like is that it was so smooth all around that it was just boring.

 

Maybe I could hear it similarly to you if given time to let my brain adjust to the sig, but in the song-to-song A/B's, I stand by my impressions.

post #63 of 132
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Originally Posted by tyojpn View Post

Sorry but pls don't take it too serious when I say standard IEM.

I know everyone has his or her standard IEM and those are most of the times different.

At least, SE846 is not so often called remarkablly dark as far as I can check on internet.

S-EM6 is not so much darker in comparison to SE846 (to my ears) so I just wondered.


I am suspecting that I like SE846 or S-EM6 but for people who love ER4S they may be sounding too thick, bassy, and also dark.

That again is just matter of preference.
Try to listen for yourself, each has his own references and tastes. I know people to whom the S-EM6 trebble sounds just how they like it and more sparkly trebble sounds aggressive. I myself do like a bit more sparkle up top.
post #64 of 132
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Try to listen for yourself, each has his own references and tastes. I know people to whom the S-EM6 trebble sounds just how they like it and more sparkly trebble sounds aggressive. I myself do like a bit more sparkle up top.


Agreeing from the first place and I am actually quite tolerant to wide range of sound sig to enjoy most of them.


I think darker sound sig does not impress people too much when tested, because it may sound lacking excitement as well as clarity, and also kind of muffled.

However it is usually good for long hour listening with less fatigue, and once you get used to it, contributes to listen very details of mids (vocal) and bass. Usually the sound is felt to be smooth.
In a sense your brain needs to be adjusted. (I remember S-EM6 or SE846 was not really impressive first few days or even weeks)


Brighter sound we can enjoy more easily from the first moment.

Down side for me personally is that it may be more fatiguing, and sometimes felt too good to be real. (Not as much as artificial though)

I do listen to music intensely for quite long hours so this leeds me to pick up darker ones quite often.

These are just my thoughts of course.


I've visited Noble website and got impression they are doing one serious business.

So I am already pretty sure I will enjoy their sound too if I can get one.

(However I won't be judging which is better or worse.)
Edited by tyojpn - 1/15/14 at 7:38pm
post #65 of 132
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

Perhaps bright as in 'not dark'. wink.gif  

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This could be a slippery slope around here...

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Originally Posted by achl354 View Post

i would refer to it as thin and slightly cold sounding

This sounds more like what I remember. And dry. I wrote that word down in my notes like 20 times.
post #66 of 132
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

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This could be a slippery slope around here...
This sounds more like what I remember. And dry. I wrote that word down in my notes like 20 times.
Maybe it's a sign your ears need lubricant.
post #67 of 132
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I think that perception of darkness may vary depending the source, and on your ears. I owned the SD3 and they were dark but clearly not THAT much. They worked really well on the AK100 modded but the bass bleeded into the mids a bit much for my taste. The Fitear 335 I find significantly darker for instance. As for the S-EM6 that I had for a month, they are slightly on the darker side, due to their "non sparklmy" trebble, but once again not that much, less then the SD3 and much less than the 335. And I do have bright iems such as NT6 or 1Plus2 to compare. But once again perceptions may vary, and mine is just what it is...

I agree with bass bleeding. I then thought the SD2 might be ideal. But alas it was too boring after the SD3. Now looking at FA-4E or Noble N6
post #68 of 132
Could somebody post a pic of the Noble 6 without tips on, I'd like to see the nozzle size.
Thanks
post #69 of 132
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Originally Posted by heliuscc View Post


I agree with bass bleeding. I then thought the SD2 might be ideal. But alas it was too boring after the SD3. Now looking at FA-4E or Noble N6


The comment on Noble N6 being not top quality in the bass kinda scared me away.

post #70 of 132

It would have been nice if wizard offered you their entire lineup of universal IEM for comparasion purposes. The issue I have with all IEM makers they almost never include the sound signature and the relative subjective impression of different product. It is something that I have seen only done by unique melody. 

post #71 of 132
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post
 

It would have been nice if wizard offered you their entire lineup of universal IEM for comparasion purposes. The issue I have with all IEM makers they almost never include the sound signature and the relative subjective impression of different product. It is something that I have seen only done by unique melody

 

 

Yes, and that my be done in the future, but the are product discriptions on the website, and if one reads it.....  one should understand that the N6 is not being sold as a "reference" type monitor.

 

Further more, while I do agree with the idea of haveing the product line reviewed compared etc by one individual, there is also a question of time. It would require a lot of time do perform such a task, and keeping in mind reviewers do this with no economical gain, it is difficult to ask some one to dedicate a tremendous amount of time to do such a long drawn our review.

 

I would expect over time, it will all come together, but Noble has been on the ground now for about 3-4 months, and the IEMs have been open to the public for about a month if not less.

Dr. John Moulton

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

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post #72 of 132
Would it ever be possible to have a universal performing on a reference level?

I still saving for k10 but the entire process of getting a ciem frankly comes across as too risky, would it ever be possible for k10 to become a universal or is the body just too heavy for such fits?
post #73 of 132
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Would it ever be possible to have a universal performing on a reference level?

I still saving for k10 but the entire process of getting a ciem frankly comes across as too risky, would it ever be possible for k10 to become a universal or is the body just too heavy for such fits?

What exactly do you think reference is that it seems impossible as a universal?
post #74 of 132
It seems to me that if a survey was taken regarding the gold standard for reference happens to be an IEM


But to answer the question will noble offer more reference style products, stay tuned:)
Edited by FullCircle - 1/18/14 at 7:10am

Dr. John Moulton

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

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post #75 of 132
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Edited by FullCircle - 1/18/14 at 7:34am

Dr. John Moulton

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

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