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Sorry for your loss
+1, I went through a similar process recently. Take care!
Really sorry to hear that. Cats are special friends. Sorry for your loss.
I find it a little surprising that such a highly regarded and well reviewed piece as the K10 is now said to be boomy. The only thing I would like improved in the bass is dropping lower in the sub bass.
People liked boomy, the reviews showed that, unless people lied. I personally would have replaced my K10 with the Katana, but I couldn't get a custom made, they offered a universal but I declined since I know the fit issues would have made me stick with the K10. Clarity is a big thing for me and that's the first thing I noticed about the Katana, I felt it had less bass than the K10 for the short time I listened to it. Its not 100% official just yet, more like 99.9%, but my K10 is now retired for the Khan.
Noble is coming to CanJam NYC, woohoo!
They so need me at the booth, hint hint, John.
First of all, it's my first post here, so hello everyone!
Replying to the posts from a couple of pages back about cases and cracked IEMs... I got my Noble Djangos last year (love the sound by the way!), and now about a year later they are pretty banged up, even though I always keep them in a case. Here's a picture of the IEMs along with the Westone case they live in:
Link to the full size photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7fGGk2deLH8x2k1d6
Turns out even though they fit pretty well inside and the case is padded, there is still some movement and they hit against each other occasionally. Anyone knows if there is possibility of eventual driver damage from this, or something nasty along those lines? Hopefully not.. but it's still a shame they don't look as nice as they did new.
A couple of days ago I ordered this mesh bag from CA, so far it's the only thing I've found on the market that could actually prevent the damage, it's a nifty little bag with a compartment for each earpiece, so they are separated when in a case, we'll see how it works out: https://campfireaudio.com/shop/ca-mesh-iem-bag/
Would be nice if Noble offered something similar, or some other solution to prevent IEM damage from this sort of thing. At the very least the metal casings seem pretty susceptible. Hopefully John/Wizard is listening!
And finally, I did preorder the Khan during the Black Friday sale from the distributor here in Singapore. Can't wait for March!
The CA mesh pouches are pretty nice - grabbed a couple myself over Black Friday.
I doubt your IEMs are moving around enough/hitting each other with enough force to cause damage, but edge wear is definitely an issue. The CA cases are better I think - with the interior providing a nice cushion. (I put that case inside a larger Pelican one for extra protection if I’m out and about)
Try out the Van Nuys IEM holder (VD608+843 combo). It's what I use with my CIEMs. Jaben should have those or can get them.
I have to admit that I buy far too much Van Nuys stuff. It's kind of addictive after you get a few cases, next thing you know you have a whole drawer of their stuff...
Thanks for the condolences I am sure it will be okay after a few days but just feels a bit crappy now.
Welcome to Head-Fi, I hope you enjoy your time here and congratulations on the Khan pre-order, I am certainly looking forward to mine!
I doubt that it would be doing any damage to the internals of IEMs as they are more or less sealed units inside being BA drivers. I personally find the Pelican 1010 with added foam like I posted a few pages ago is really great and the IEMs can't move around at all so there is no chance of damage which is always a plus. The other alternative would be adding a small piece of soft foam to the top of the Westone case to brace the IEMs more which would prevent them from moving about. Something like what I have linked below might be good but you will want to make sure you get the size right so they don't push down too much on your headphones:
Katanas.... So nice.... Looking forward to tomorrow evening.
First impressions... All that (and more) special spaciousness, presentation and soundstage of the Savants but with much more natural sound to the instruments... Lovely.
Thanks for the replies and tips on how to protect my IEMs! Also good to know that internals are unlikely to be damaged.
I'll look at the Van Nuys cases if the CA mesh bag doesn't work out for some reason. I also ordered a CA leather IEM case just to be safe.
Unfortunately the Pelican case that came with my Nobles is just too large for me, I need something that fits in my pocket, hence the Westone case in the first place.
Now it'd be nice if it was March already...
Not just a Katana, but a Wizard Katana
Excited to be rejoining the Noble family with the X again after some time away. Picked it up as I needed something t I knew I enjoyed for international travel.
The non fatiguing slightly warm and resolving signature the X has, along with it's wonderful isolation and comfort for my ears was hands down was the best option to take with me.