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Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

  1. Rowethren
    I would say it is quite a significant step up in clarity and resolution across the board without adding any harshness but you do sacrifice bass quantity. Easy enough to EQ though like I have done.
  2. soundperfection
    Ok thanks for that info. I already thought that my k10ua had a very sharp clear sound with a upper midrange peak and somewhat piercing treble so is the khan similar to that or is it smoother.
  3. Watagump

    Way more than going to the Encore, but on the flip side they are very different sounds.
  4. Rowethren
    If you thought the K10ua was already piercing perhaps the Khans might not be for you as they are definitely brighter. As always I would recommend try before you buy.
  5. SBranson
    I've had the Katana and Encore. The Katana (wizard model) had a persistent fit problem with my right ear but I really enjoyed the sound. The Encore had a better fit (I think because of the weight and size as I have big ears) and with the Fiio M11 has incredible clarity and soundstage but reflected the analytical and dry character of the M11 which made me miss the warmer sound of the Katana..

    I've read that the Khan has a little more "meat on the bones" than the Encore. Is this true? Does it have that great Noble soundstage, the clarity of the Encore and the timbre of the Katana?... My dream iem.
  6. mvvRAZ
    Slightly side note, it’s interesting you found the M11 to be analytical and dry... I found it to be a bit overly warm (mostly use it for rock and such), while my AK SR15 is what I pick for neutral and analytical
  7. SBranson
    Ha.. I've been going through so many changes with my gear in the last couple months I can't be sure of the ultimate signature of anything. I came to the M11 from the Sony ZX300 and that was definitely warmer. Everything seems so dependant on associated gear...
    Maybe I'm wrong about the M11... The reviews of the Encore made me think that what I was hearing was from the M11.
    Granted I didn't have the Katana with the M11 so all my characterizations of sound are probably moot.
  8. Watagump

    I feel the Khan has a combination of the Encore and the Katana, the sound stage I feel is wider than both. The balance of the Khan is just amazing to me, everything is there, nothing is overpowering anything else. I still feel the Khan is the best John has made to date, I have said this before, I retired my customs K10 for the Khan. Even with all that, some are still going to like the Encore and Katana more, nothing is perfect.
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  9. SBranson
    Thanks... I always knew that Noble would create my perfect iem.. better start putting pennies in the penny jar..
  10. Watagump

    You have to be smarter, put dollars in the jar. :wink:
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  11. SBranson
    Up here in Canada we actually don't even have pennies any more.
  12. Watagump

    Once again, Canada doing something right. Getting rid of the penny has been talked about before, yet we still have them. It costs more to produce them than they are worth.
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  13. Watagump
    I have a set of these coming to test with my Khan, first time trying them. Spinfit, $10.60 from ebay.

  14. krismusic Contributor
    I would be very reluctant to move away from customs though.
  15. mvvRAZ
    Hehe I’m thinking of getting the Khan in order to move away from my customs

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