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post #106 of 130
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

The Encore is going to currently make the top of my list in terms of favorite sounding earphones. There's nothing about these earphones that I can fault. 

At this moment, it's the closest thing to "perfect" sound I've experienced from an IEM. 

Universal or custom?
post #107 of 130
Universal

To be honest, it's the only way I roll. I can only speak for myself and my own personal experience. With that said, I don't care much for the way customs fit my ears. I think it has to do with my ear's shape. I've gone the custom route a couple times only to end up with earphones that I can't wear for extended periods of time, or they cause vacuum/pressure issues while wearing them.

If I ever do go custom again, I might give Noble a try this time around. It might have been the company I ordered from, or possibly a bad mold the last time I tried.
Edited by Hisoundfi - 12/16/16 at 8:11am
post #108 of 130

Trusted reviews gave the Katana a 10/10, the fight is on. :D 

 

http://www.trustedreviews.com/noble-audio-katana-review

post #109 of 130

how is black friday delivery looking for encore?

 

does encore fit other tips like weston star tips?

post #110 of 130

I purchased the Encores on the last day of the black Friday special...  The site said they were on back order.  Delivery time took two weeks, but they are finally here and totally worth it!  

post #111 of 130

Has anyone purchased custom tips for the new Noble universals? Been thinking of grabbing some for the Sage but have no experience with custom tips. Any input?

post #112 of 130
So will there be a custom version of the sage??
post #113 of 130

Here's my take on the Encore. Long story short, they're the best thing I've heard to date:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/noble-audio-encore-universal-flagship-in-ear-monitor/reviews/17688

post #114 of 130

Great review. I soo want to try these. I need to toss a coin to see which kidney I harvest though! 

post #115 of 130
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Great review. I soo want to try these. I need to toss a coin to see which kidney I harvest though! 
Kidney harvested almost fully healed, foot tapping, Black Friday ordered,still waiting for the green light on delivery in the great white north. All good things tho...
Edited by Whazzzup - 12/28/16 at 3:56am
post #116 of 130
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Kidney harvested almost fully healed, foot tapping, Black Friday ordered,still waiting for the green light on delivery in the great white north. All good things tho...

I think Black Friday (or the remote chance of an act of benevolence from someone who maybe doesn't get on with them fit wise), will probably be my only route in. It's going to be a long wait.....
post #117 of 130

 


My Encores (Noble's photos that they sent during the build).  Have had them for several days.  Early impressions:  

 

Absolutely beautifully made, very very high quality.  I've had other customs from top-tier makers and these are the only ones where I've got no question at all from the outset that they fit and seal correctly.

 

They sound incredible, almost unbelievably so.  They're perfect, to my ear, at all the frequency ranges, and imaging, texture, and space are just fantastic.  Much more like a top-flight open headphone than an IEM.  I really wouldn't have believed it was possible.  They seem perfectly balanced to me - nothing's overly emphasized - but the tonal quality of the bass is particularly jaw-dropping, as with the texture of the notes and string noise on upright bass.  It's surreal to get that from an IEM.

 

They're easy to drive.  They sound great out of a Hugo but also great out a Touch.  Don't seem fussy at all that way.

 

They did seem to take a couple of days to settle in, and to my ears started out somewhat veiled.  That went away with a couple of days burning in.  (No interest in starting a debate, just reporting what I heard.)

 

Very, very happy...

post #118 of 130
hi. may i ask what is the different between the noble kaiser encore and the old k10u? and noble katana and kaiser encore which one is both good in male/female vocals and musical instrument?
i listen to post rock,ambient,post metal,bossa nova,folk,dreampop,shoegazing,hardcore,jazz,blue,hiphop,trip hop,reggae,psychedelic rock,classic and electronic music…
i want find a earphones with more balanced in male/female vocals and musical instrument. do you have some advise of which one is easy to drive for iphone do not need other devices for listening? or do you have some other recommend for iphone? thanks!
post #119 of 130
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Originally Posted by indy86 View Post

hi. may i ask what is the different between the noble kaiser encore and the old k10u? and noble katana and kaiser encore which one is both good in male/female vocals and musical instrument?
i listen to post rock,ambient,post metal,bossa nova,folk,dreampop,shoegazing,hardcore,jazz,blue,hiphop,trip hop,reggae,psychedelic rock,classic and electronic music…
i want find a earphones with more balanced in male/female vocals and musical instrument. do you have some advise of which one is easy to drive for iphone do not need other devices for listening? or do you have some other recommend for iphone? thanks!

Check the encore reviews as answers can be found there

The Wizard

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

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post #120 of 130

Just posted my short and humble Encore review.   http://www.head-fi.org/products/noble-audio-kaiser-encore/reviews/17885


Edited by Saraguie - 1/23/17 at 9:20pm
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