Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs
Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs

The “Best-Sounding In-Ear Headphone” Is Back

Lauded by Forbes, The Verge, and InnerFidelity, and long rated Head-Fi users’ favorite IEM, the Noble Kaiser 10 returns as the Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10. Also known as the K10, this model uses the same tuning as the company’s previous flagship, with 10 Knowles balanced-armature drivers per ear. Each pair is assembled and matched by hand, and the precision-machined aluminum housings feature Noble’s updated universal form factor and geometry—now with red faceplates and matte black shells. This IEM is sensitive enough for use with smartphones, as well as portable digital audio players and amps. Available only on Massdrop, and for nearly half the price of the original, it offers a new entry into Noble’s high-end line.

Note: We were able to add another 140 units, for a total of 490 units. For an additional $40, you can add a lightning cable or a 2.5mm TRRS balanced cable.

Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs
Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs
Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs
Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs

Praise for the Noble Kaiser 10

  • “These are the best-sounding in-ear headphones I’ve ever heard. They’re the sort of headphones that make you want to listen to every piece of music you can find, just because you’ve never heard any of it sound so good before.” – Simon Osborne-Walker, Trusted Reviews
  • “Noble Audio has crafted one of the best examples of what expensive technology should be. It is exclusive and luxurious, but it's also authentic. The Kaiser 10s have the superior sound and sumptuous good looks to justify their price.” – Vlad Savov, The Verge
  • “I’ve listened to tens of hours of music on these headphones now. I’ve listened to pop, classical, rock, electronic and everything I could find that was recorded with some care and love. The result, almost across the board is, honestly, the best sound I’ve ever heard.” – Ian Morris, Forbes
  • “The Kaiser 10U is uber-transparent: From the deepest bass to the highest treble, the sound remains true. Even compared with my very best in-ear headphones, the Kaiser 10U sounds more accurate and pristine. Bass notes never cloud over or blur together, no matter how deep.” – Steve Guttenberg, CNET
  • “Of all my in-ear monitors—scratch that, of all my headphones in general—the Kaiser 10 is the one I find myself reaching for most often these days; for portable use but also for dedicated listening at home.” – John Grandberg, InnerFidelity
Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs
Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs
Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs
Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs

Specs

  • Massdrop x Noble Audio
  • Anodized aluminum construction
  • Red faceplate and black shell
  • 10 balanced-armature drivers per side
  • 2 precision-tuned bass drivers
  • 2 precision-tuned mid-frequency drivers
  • 2 precision-tuned mid/high-frequency drivers
  • 2 precision-tuned high-frequency drivers
  • 2 precision-tuned super-high-frequency drivers
  • Crossover: 4-way design
  • Impedance: <35 ohms
  • Frequency response: 15 Hz–20 kHz
  • Cable: 50 in (127 cm), detachable, with 2-pin configuration
  • Plug: ⅛ in (3.5 mm), gold-plated
  • Weight: 0.9 oz (25.5 g)
  • Made by Noble Audio
  • Drivers sourced from a US company
  • Socket and aluminum CNC housing manufactured in the US
  • Cable, tubing, solder, and wiring manufactured in Taiwan
  • Partial assembly overseas; final assembly and QA in the US
  • Optional Noble lightning cable: 50 in (127 cm), detachable, with 2-pin configuration and Lightning connector
  • Optional Noble 2.5mm TRRS cable: 50 in (127 cm), detachable, with 2-pin configuration and 2.5mm TRRS plug (Astell&Kern type)

Included

  • Otterbox case with carabiner
  • Velvet cloth bag
  • 11 pairs of ear tips
  • 2-pin braided 3.5mm TRS cable
  • Cleaning brush
  • Manufacturer’s 1-year warranty

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 11, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.