[Review] Noble Audio Kaiser 10 - The Wizard Rises Again
post-9868823
Post #31 of 349

sq3rjick

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 9, 2013
Messages
408
Reaction score
95
Joined
Jul 9, 2013
Posts
408
Likes
95
I love my 8.As, but I'm very tempted by the new Kaiser 10.  Awesome review!  Any news on the new silicone models?
 
     Share This Post       
post-9868832
Post #32 of 349

bangkokkid

Brannan "The Glove" Mason
Joined
Jul 26, 2012
Messages
1,305
Reaction score
544
Joined
Jul 26, 2012
Posts
1,305
Likes
544
  I love my 8.As, but I'm very tempted by the new Kaiser 10.  Awesome review!  Any news on the new silicone models?
 
Joker has a 4S and Brian over at Audio-Head.com has a 5S. Reviews coming from those two soon.
 
     Share This Post       
post-9868838
Post #33 of 349

sq3rjick

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 9, 2013
Messages
408
Reaction score
95
Joined
Jul 9, 2013
Posts
408
Likes
95
Fantastic! Much to my fiancée's regret, I see another pair of CIEMs on the horizon.  Just have to wait and see the reviews of the silicone models to decide which new one it'll be. :)  Definitely going to be supporting Noble, though!
 
     Share This Post       
post-9868861
Post #34 of 349

Deviltooth

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Messages
1,241
Reaction score
191
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Posts
1,241
Likes
191
My CIEMs that protrude the furthest are my CT-500 and quite honestly, I think I prefer that.  They're much easier/faster to remove than my JH13s or Pro 330s.
 
Are there many people who want to sleep on their sides with expensive high end CIEMs in their ears?
 
     Share This Post       
post-9868867
Post #35 of 349

sq3rjick

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 9, 2013
Messages
408
Reaction score
95
Joined
Jul 9, 2013
Posts
408
Likes
95
  My CIEMs that protrude the furthest are my CT-500 and quite honestly, I think I prefer that.  They're much easier/faster to remove than my JH13s or Pro 330s.
 
Are there many people who want to sleep on their sides with expensive high end CIEMs in their ears?
 
For me, at least, my ear canals change shape just enough to not be comfortable for extended listening periods when I'm on my side.  It's much more comfortable to be on my back, and most comfortable to be sitting up, just like I was when my impressions were taken.
 
     Share This Post       
post-9868897
Post #36 of 349

project86

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 21, 2007
Messages
7,095
Reaction score
2,130
Joined
Feb 21, 2007
Posts
7,095
Likes
2,130
  My CIEMs that protrude the furthest are my CT-500 and quite honestly, I think I prefer that.  They're much easier/faster to remove than my JH13s or Pro 330s.
 
Are there many people who want to sleep on their sides with expensive high end CIEMs in their ears?
 
 
I find it hurts to sleep for extended period while laying on the side and wearing a typical full shell CIEM. I use the little Cosmic Ears BA2 dual driver model which is just in-canal only, and it doesn't hurt most of the time. And if I somehow ruin it in my sleep, it's not a massive investment lost. 
 
     Share This Post       
post-9869143
Post #38 of 349

Ultimate Mango

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 13, 2012
Messages
276
Reaction score
39
Joined
Nov 13, 2012
Posts
276
Likes
39
I think the silicone models are just a different canal material but the same internals as the 3/4/5. I hope you all looked at the site and saw the optionst hey have for colors and faceplates. The ciem lab is doing some really innovative work that hasn't been seen in silicone to my knowledge.
I already have a universal 5 so I went with the K10 instead of the 5 silicone but that is still really tempting... I fit the 5.0 with foam tips nearly as deep as a ciem anyways.
 
     Share This Post       
post-9869944
Post #40 of 349

GarySaville

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 29, 2012
Messages
130
Reaction score
11
Joined
Oct 29, 2012
Posts
130
Likes
11
Out of curiosity, why does the silicone line not have an equivalent to the k10? I had silicone tips for my W4 several years back and found the gel like finish helped the iem to mould to the ear for better isolation.
 
     Share This Post       
post-9869958
Post #41 of 349

Sorensiim

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Messages
4,263
Reaction score
909
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
4,263
Likes
909
  Out of curiosity, why does the silicone line not have an equivalent to the k10? I had silicone tips for my W4 several years back and found the gel like finish helped the iem to mould to the ear for better isolation.
 
I think it's near impossible to make something as complex as the K10 in a semi-flexible silicone shell. Or maybe it's because of the winds on Saturn and how they affect the rocks on racetrack playa. Maybe someone from the Noble team can share the reasons?
 
     Share This Post       
post-9869967
Post #42 of 349

Sorensiim

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Messages
4,263
Reaction score
909
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
4,263
Likes
909
  I'm selling my UM merlin and 8A to get this K10 now.
 
I had the UM Merlin and I still have (and love) the 8.A. The Merlin had a more forward presentation than the 8.A but the 8.A has tighter bass and more details (even though you have to listen for them) than the Merlin. The presentation of the K10 is more forward than the 8.A and detail retrieval is unparalleled. I think the K10 might be just the thing for you... 
 
 
     Share This Post       
post-9869977
Post #43 of 349

AmberOzL

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 18, 2012
Messages
4,150
Reaction score
614
Joined
Dec 18, 2012
Posts
4,150
Likes
614
   
I think it's near impossible to make something as complex as the K10 in a semi-flexible silicone shell. Or maybe it's because of the winds on Saturn and how they affect the rocks on racetrack playa. Maybe someone from the Noble team can share the reasons?
 
I believe that's the reason. SE5way was the only 5BA ciem in silicone earpiece and I can understand from my clear earpieces, putting more BA is quite impossible. Well now that we have The Wizard again maybe he can cast a magic on those earpieces too 
 
 
     Share This Post       
post-9870001
Post #44 of 349

Sorensiim

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Messages
4,263
Reaction score
909
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
4,263
Likes
909
I would love to try a silicone IEM but it would be rather silly for me to sink $1300 into a 5S just to try silicone - especially with the 8.A and the K10 already in my arsenal.
 
AmberOzl, how about you take one for the team and order the K10 so you can share your thoughts? I know the SE5 is the top dog silicone ciem on the planet, so a comparison seems in order! 
 
 
Edit: In all seriousness, we really need a SE 5-way owner to review the 5S. Neutral TOTL vs. fun-sounding newcomer. Should be fun! 
 
     Share This Post       
post-9870453
Post #45 of 349

chiman

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 24, 2011
Messages
347
Reaction score
19
Joined
Nov 24, 2011
Posts
347
Likes
19
Agree with you soren on the se5 vs the 5s.
Would be interesting.

So anyone else jumping on the K10?
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top