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I am now rocking the AK240 Blue Note, thanks to dropping my other AK240 on Saturday and shattering the glass. I paid for the price of the new glass and Owen just gave me a Blue Note unit and I was out the door. I should have broken my other was a long time ago. :wink:


Wow that looks really nice
 
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I have jumped onto the Massdrop K10 wagon, but wanted to get some input before the drop ends to ensure I am making a good choice.

I have been using Shure SE846 for about 2 years, and mostly have loved them. But I found they weren't bright enough for my liking. I took the blue (neutral) filter and removed the sound dampening foam from the tube to increase the highs without sacrificing as much bass as the white filter (this is what the people on the forum seem to think, anyway). From there, I still found I enjoyed ticking the subwoofer bass levels up a few dB, and the highs up a few dB as well. I love this combo overall, but since switching to iOS and using Google Play Music, I no longer have access to an EQ when listening on my iPhone, so I've had to deal with a flat EQ and my filter mod. Not terrible, but not as enjoyable as I'd like it to be.

I have Sennheiser's HD 800 S on my desk at home. I love everything about them, despite having less subwoofer-like impactful bass compared to my SE846. The detail/clarity, especially in the highs, makes up for it. And I actually EQ these cans up by about 1.5 dB on the low-end and high end, tapering down as it hits the mids, if that tells you anything about my tastes.

I mostly listen to EDM and Trance music, and prefer a V shaped sound signature, with bass that can at least sound similar to a subwoofer (the SE846 accomplishes this, IMO). Would the Noble K10 suit my tastes without any EQ action?
I think the Encore will suit you better. It's the closest sounding IEM to my HD800. Also, I wouldn't go to the gym with these, as they are dramatically heavier than the SE846's, and the cable is much more flimsy.
 
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The Noble cable has a pull strength of 150 lbs.
More than enough for me. I'd tear my ears off before I hit that. Plus, who really wants a garden hose wrapped around their ears?
 
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The Noble cable has a pull strength of 150 lbs.
Not really.
Mine was broken at Right side close to ear hook.
Plan to buy something else.
 
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I think the Encore will suit you better. It's the closest sounding IEM to my HD800. Also, I wouldn't go to the gym with these, as they are dramatically heavier than the SE846's, and the cable is much more flimsy.
I would definitely not bring a $2000 IEM to the gym...... Not even a $1000 one.
 
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Not really.
Mine was broken at Right side close to ear hook.
Plan to buy something else.

75 lbs pull strength per left / right limb pull strength

This is cable pull strength, not solder points
 
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I would definitely not bring a $2000 IEM to the gym...... Not even a $1000 one.
Apparently, most population outside don't know about expensive item/ciem or hp would look like.
They thought the K10C is a hearing aid, and mostly they wear apple white item around their necks.
Go figure.
 
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75 lbs pull strength per left / right limb pull strength

This is cable pull strength, not solder points
Your weakest link of the cable is the metal material at the hook area.
 
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Apparently, most population outside don't know about expensive item/ciem or hp would look like.
They thought the K10C is a hearing aid, and mostly they wear apple white item around their necks.
Go figure.
LOL thats true. But I am more worried about breaking my custom cable / sweat humid affecting the drivers more than having my pair stolen. As in Japan leaving your iphone on the bench, you can expect it to be untouched after going to the washroom. I guess it is definitely not the case in other places.
 
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Your weakest link of the cable is the metal material at the hook area.
There is no practical way to match the solder point strength to the cable strength of 150 lbs.

Frankly speaking, 150 lbs is overkill
 
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I'm late as usual. Do you guys have plans to do another K10 drop on massdrop in the future?
 
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