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Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

  1. SBranson
    I hear you. I’m just looking for options for my other iems as well. I recently got those AZLA ones and I really like them but they don’t work well under earmuffs at work as the earmuffs push on the right iem and close off the sound. Final type E are terrible for this on the K10s for my right ear.
    Spiral Dots work better that way but don't make quite as good a seal so I'm always looking for another tip choice.
     
  2. SBranson

    Cool! I recently got the Massdrop K10s and I really really like them. That mid/treble response is forward in a very pleasing way as there is enough details to feel like I am sitting closer to the performer, not that the music is just "playing" in my face. Bass, for me, is not too much but there when called for and sometimes surprisingly so for BA bass. I just find these very well balanced with excellent tone and timbre. I like a lot of baroque string instruments and you can clearly hear the subtle differences of the plucked strings.

    I tried a Plussound silver+gold cable but it kind of deadened the sound. I seem to like the stock balanced cable for now. One thing I've found though if you plan to swap cables is that the pin holes for Noble iems are tighter than others like my EE. I couldn't get an EA cable to fit. The Plussound cable is tight in the K10s but a bit loose in my Legend X's.
     
  3. Rowethren
    The K10 are certainly something special. I still use a custom version as my daily driver for commuting and the isolation comfort and sound quality are hard to beat. I guess that is why they were the top rated IEM on Head-Fi for so long (might still be not sure).
     
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  4. SBranson
    Nice to hear.. The K10s are the first iem that I've seriously considered for getting a custom. The K10s aren't "the best" iem I've heard but are one of the most balanced I've heard and it feels like one I would be happy to have as my constant.
     
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  5. Pott
    Yep! Ditto here; in-fact, on my left-ear IEM, I can't even put the stock cable all the way in! I can on the right ear.
    It seems like a weird inconsistency, but it doesn't hurt performance thankfully.
     
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  6. Pott
    I was listening to my K10s on-the-go today and realized what I was missing: treble.
    It's ok when I'm in the office, but when moving about and in the street, I want to have a brighter sound to better hear details at lower volumes.

    What would you guys recommend? I love the bass, mids, and fit of the K10s, so I'm hoping another Noble offering may get me close to a brighter K10?
     
  7. toaster22
    Encore/Katana/Khan
     
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  8. CreditingKarma
    The Khan has incredibl treble. I love them for me they are the closest I can get to my Abyss AB-1266 Phi TC on the go.
     
  9. SBranson
    I don't recall the Katana having much more by way of the treble than the K10.. I would say the Encore does though as I didn't find them as mid focussed as the K10. I'm going by memory but I remember the Encore having a little more at both ends.

    What is the source you're using. I have my K10s running balanced from my iphone8 through an ES100 and I don't feel there is a lack of treble and I'm an old fart. Could be preferences though but it might be the source or if you aren't running balanced.
    I tried my Savants recently straight out of my iphone8 with a dongle I just bought and it didn't have much of the detail and presence that I notice with the balanced/ES100 pairing and kept feeling like I would have to turn up the volume.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2019
  10. holsen
    We know there's a 10mm Dynamic in the M3, clr the new driver, will you share what size it is?
     
  11. SBranson
    ......oops, screwed up an edit..
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2019
  12. Rowethren
    Definitely sounds like you should be getting a Khan, they have a good kick down low like the K10 but have a significantly lifted treble in comparison. They are much more crisp and spacious than the K10.
     
  13. FullCircle
    Clr?
     
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  14. holsen
    clr = what about. Sorry I didn't catch that typo. Between thumbs on a tablet and androids spellchecker that's what we got. Anyway the M3 has a 10mm Dynamic + this new ABM driver and you had said there's an 8, 10 & 13mm variant just curious which one or what size is the ABM in the M3. Thanks
     
  15. FullCircle
    M3 has a 100mm abm
     
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