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NOBLE Savant Thread (Impressions, Reviews, Tours)

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  1. d marc0

    That's good to know. Thanks mate..
     
  2. ctsooner22
    Still loving them. Getting all kinds of complements on the blue swirl. I really need to up grade to a nice DAP or DAC but I'm stuck on getting a balanced one. Then I see yesterday that the iPhone 7 will no longer have a 3.5mm Jack but they MAY sell their own DAC that fits the Lightning connector. What??? They want to add another speaker down there and it wl take the real estate of the Jack. I'm really hating apple these days. They r pushing me. I started a thread yesterday about this.

    Also I have MS but can still build furniture. I too use these in the shop. I no longer need to take the hearing protection off and I never have to look around for my mouse ears when I need them. They really sign with John Bonamassa's guitar riffs
     
  3. d marc0

    Yeah, losing the 3.5mm jack is bummer for IOS users like me. I mainly use it for convenience really. Having the OPPO HA-2 gives me the flexibility to play lossless files using ONKYO HF Player on the iPod Touch 5gen.
     
    The Savant sounds good even straight out of the iPod Touch 5gen. So losing that 3.5mm jack will deter me from upgrading; but at least I still got my iPod touch.
     
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  4. FullCircle
     
     
    Is that gear laying on your chest?
     
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  5. d marc0

    sorry, this was taken in winter when we don't shave to keep ourselves warm [​IMG]
     
  6. FullCircle
     
     
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  7. d marc0

    The guy can totally pass the casting for Vikings Season 5!
     
  8. Deftone
    ill make my impressions when i get them soon, i think this will be a great iem for metal :)
     
  9. ctsooner22
    I'm now scared.

    Spoke with my audio dealer, Audio Connecrions in NJ yesterday. Johnny said that he will get me the Onkyo DPX1 as soon as they are released for sale in the US. He asked what other balanced DAPs or DACs he should get to audition for sale. He also wants to know what IEMs he should think about. It's taken me two years to get him heavily involved in digital lol. Personal audio will take some time unless he gets people asking and purchasing lol. John let me know if you want to speak with Johnny.
     
  10. FullCircle
     
     
    Sure, if he is interested we are interested.  Brannan is the one to talk to in regards to opening an account with Noble etc etc.
     
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  11. d marc0
     

    @ctsooner22 use email, Brannan can get back to you quicker: contact@nobleaudio.com
     
  12. Deftone
    can anyone share their thoughts in their experience on how these iems might improve from different dacs / daps?
     
  13. d marc0

    In my experience it's more on the transparency of the Savant that you notice the difference when changing sources. 
    If the source has a warm signature, the Savant is transparent enough to manifest the warmth on the sound.
    Same goes for the opposite, like the OPPO HA-2 which projects a cooler sound through the Savant compared to being directly driven by the iPod touch.
     
    The better the source, the better the Savant sounds.
     
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  14. ctsooner22
    Guys, I'm much more into high end audio.  That's where I put most of my money as I'm not a wealthy guy, but I've done well in my purchases over the years as well as my sales. I sold off my STax Lambda's, Sennheisers and a few other can's I've used over the years to get the Savant's.  I use them mainly on my iPhone using lossless as well as Tidal.  I really hear a difference at night when plugging them into my Linn Kiko system to listen to TV. Holly cow are they revealing. Even a Satellite TV signal has lots of information. I also think they shine when I use an inexpensive Musical Hall DAC/headphone amp.  I have one that I'm trying to sell (I made a huge DAC upgrade last year) and it sounds awesome.  The amp and DAC are using a tube and you hear that tube sound.  It's an extended piece and very detailed.  One of the best DACS under 1k that I've heard.  It's really a killer (if anyone wants to talk about purchase, lol)....  I also have auditioned the Ayre Codex DAC in balanced mode (a store had the proper cable in house to run true balanced with zero feedback. First off if you run a home system with these, you NEED to audition that DAC. It's the best digital device that Ayre has put out there.  They will up their ante soon, but this thing is a great DAC/amp.  The Savants show the fabric of the music and allow you to get emotionally involved as they give you the leading and trailing edge of a note.  Folks seem to worry that they will be too hot because their are so revealing, but NO.  It's not like that.  You MUST have a speaker/can that gives you all the detail in order to really become involved in the music.  The test here is to get the harmonics correct and I never really hear anyone but Richard Vandersteen really harp on that.  Go listen to Jackson Brown  Most any of his cuts and listen to his S's and P's....  Sibilance is what you need to listen to.  How natural is it?  Is it too sharp or is it the just right?  It's very rare for any speaker/can to get this correct and honestly most amps that aren't zero feedback have a problem here too.  This is why I don't love most components that are sold and I get skewered on the internet, but when I take folks to a shop or my home to audition, they get it.  
     
    Sorry to make this so long, but to me it's worth it for most who read a lot on the net, but aren't listening for themselves or they aren't listening fully.  Some pieces will sound awesome 20% of the time and we call them great, however some of the time we are sitting there waiting for the 20% to come back.  That's how I hear the Harvey stuff.  I listened for a full day in Japan and heard his top three IEM's and I just couldn't figure them out. I was listening to well recorded, high res music played back via the AK 380 or whatever model it's called.  I just didn't love it, but I fully understand WHY folks do.  
     
    The Savants just seem to get it right as long as you feed them a proper signal.  Go listen for harmonics and you'll probably hear what I'm saying.  I've never heard them sound harsh unless the recording was laid down that way.  That's why I wasn't ready to take a loss on my Savants to purchase the new metal Kaiser's (hopefully soon though as I want to hear them badly, lol).
     
  15. Deftone
    excellent, just what i wanted to hear [​IMG]
     
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