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Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

  1. steinerhippo
    I finally tried again, praying to not damage anything and I can only agree to use some sort of rubber gloves or other sticking material. It worked quite well this way and now my Encore's rock a shiny new balanced cable :)
     
  2. Jazza517
    Hey Pinky, I have read your review on Tri Cu, how do you think the Tri Cu will fair with Katana? I am pairing the Katana with 1960, but I still feel it is lacking a bit of bass.
     
  3. Layman1
    Great! Glad to hear that! Especially since, if it failed to make any difference, it would just make me sound like a bit of a weird fetishist :p
     
  4. SLC1966
    Looking at getting the K10u on massdrop. Checking to see if I will run into the same problem I did with my Andromeda and Mojo? Faint hiss and at lowest volume at night in bed was still to loud. The faint hiss was biggest issue for me.
     
  5. Pepito
    I have the massdrop K10u paired with the Mojo and I do not notice any his whatsoever.
     
  6. Saraguie
    No hiss at any volume with my AK240 either with K-10 U or the customs. I’ve owned and used both for many many hours.
     
  7. Stranger Than Fiction
    No hiss to speak of running my K10Us through my unamped iPhone or MacBook.

    After what must be nearly two months of owning the Kaisers vocals sound absolutely stunning. Please hit me up with similar (although slightly less cheesy) songs similar to this one so I can melt away into a much kinder parallel universe...

     
  8. Redcarmoose
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    Fiio Alpen 2-E17K

    Apologies in advance if this is off topic. These DAC/Amps by FiiO come in at under $150 and have a great synergistic mix with the Encore and stock cables. Ruler flat response except at the extreme ends of the spectrum. Adding just a slight 10-20% warmth and great soundstage. Of all my DACs so far I have become enamored by this little toy.

    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/fiio-e17k-alpen-2-usb-dac-headphone-amplifier.20540/reviews

    Maybe an extra DAC/AMP to keep at work?

    Read Brooko's review.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  9. Stranger Than Fiction
    Not off-topic at all, people often look for advice re amps, DACs etc. :)
     
  10. Redcarmoose
    Well, I don’t have any of the flagship desktops so maybe DACs are even better in the 4 digit category? And really I’m sure they are. Still for someone looking for an extra DAC/Amp, they should at least demo the Alpen 2.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  11. PinkyPowers
    I think this could be a good choice. Also consider the Ares II+ by EA.
     
  12. dannyvstheworld
    I have both IEMs and Mojo. K10U hisses less. Andromeda is louder. I only got my K10U last Friday, but since it's BA it probably won't change much with burn in.

    Actually I have the same problem as you with Andromeda being a little too loud even at the lowest volume on Mojo/ Hugo 2, but with K10U it's OK for me.

    Oh! And by the way, these IEMs are good, really very extra good!

    (And by the way, have you tried iEMatch? It eliminates the hisses and lowers the volume. It also has higher output impedance than Mojo so makes Andromeda not so bassy. But I don't like the way it alters Andromeda's sound. I like it being bassy :beyersmile:)
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  13. Jazza517
    Thanks for your input, let me give them a try when I visit the shops
     
  14. drm870
    BUMP! (I have the same question.)
     
  15. SLC1966
    Thank you for the responses. I pulled the Massdrop K10 trigger yesterday. I did try the IEMatch with Andromeda. Took care of the hiss and volume. I did not like what it did to the sound.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
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