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Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs

Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universal IEMs

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Anybody know what is the difference between this massdrop made Kaiser 10u and usual Kaiser 10u?
Kopiloff
- Black shell (Grey shell in usual version) - Less accessories in massdrop version (no inner box, less eartips and no eartips storage card -Cheaper than usual version about 50 %
How do these compare to MEE Audio Pinnacle P1/PX and Nuforce Primo 8? I'm sure they're better but would like to know something more tangible. The PX are lively, immersive and have an excellent sound stage. The Primo 8 are immersive and have outstanding mids. I wonder how much better it really gets... Thanks
Why only 1 year warranty on those? Noble offers 2 year warranty on all their universals: https://nobleaudio.com/en/support/warranty-information/ I'm very happy with my Djangos so far, and I would love to get the K10, but I don't think I would spend this kind of money again with just 1 year warranty. Is Noble not confident about the quality of those like they are with their other monitors?
macbar
more than likely a compromise to get the final selling price down below $1000.
Can anyone speak to the durability of these? I tend to keep my iems in a pocket or backpack while out and about and before I spend this kind of money, I’d like to know what to expect.
AlexInDenver
mine stay in the included Pelican case, not sure I would recommend being rough on any TOTL iem, including these. That is what $100 "beater" pairs are for
is this the only color?
Campfire audio Atlas or these babies? anyone heard both ? I want something detailed, but on the warmer side of the spectrum, close to what some consider a "fun" signature
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Much much better than the Andro's IMO. If you look and can compare, they are VERY close in design and shape to Noble IEMs. They might have a slightly larger and longer stem but they fit very well and are secure. They're also a lot lighter than you would think. I use a size smaller Comply than I do for the Atlas and that seems to work quite well. If I'm at home and don't have to remove them as often as I do in the office, I use the Comply Comfort SmartCore. My absolute favorite due to their unique stem design.
jaydunndiddit
You RAWK Jay 😎👍🎧 You've basically made me become a believer in the new Solaris's! I just bought a new 400gb SanDisk Ultra Micro SD Card and pre-ordered the new Shanling M5s DAP, so next week when I get the M5s paid off, I'm going to sell the Andromedas and buy the Solaris's. If I'm not happy with them, I can just return them and rebuy the Andromedas!!! Aren't the Comply Comfort tips the more rounded ones? I tried those with my Westone UM Pro 30's that I still have and didn't like those at all compared to the Isolation+ and Sport+ tips, but maybe I just needed to try the Medium Comfort+ tips instead of the Large ones!
For $900 usd, these IEMs better suck my penis every morning
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neoslover
Hahaha, better watch out for the censors to "modify" your anatomy term...😂🤣👌👊
neoslover
While I can't say they do that they do manage to sound fantastic with whatever source you want to use and give me damn near the same fidelity I get from $2K worth of home gear off my phone while I travel. At $1649 I can't say I would have been a buyer but at $900 they are worth every single penny.
How about offering a CIEM from Noble? If am going to invest in a quality manufacture, I would like to get a custom fit.
RTP1
They do/did offer the CIEM version... use the search function and request it
i like EDM is this IEM suit me ?
Thanks
Johnri_Chan
Not the greatest extension in the world but I have yet to find a genre these don't handle well and my library runs in the 100,000+ track mark.
I'm getting a Noble. Anyone has this VS the encore? I guess the main plus point for this drop is the price. The color though...
Omg can’t decide, itching to pull the trigger.... but size is a worry for my small ears
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No problem.... the fact that the Katana ranks lower than say the K10 or Encore is not a surprise to me. The Katana is a more polarizing, either you like reference sounding products or you don't.
The K10 was more of a safely tuned product, aimed to please many rather a specific few.
TechnologyGod
If you have small ear canals—stay away from these. Westone or Shure IEMs use the Comply T-100 tip, which means their sound port is very thin, and has a small diameter. I’ve tried Noble IEMs at CanJams and loved the sound but their sound nozzle hurt my ears—and that was only after 10-20 minutes of demoing.
Got headphones. Really leave a very good impression.
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I keep an ES100 in my case too... now that it supports LDAC (along with Android supporting it) the bluetooth connection is almost on par with wired.
EarStudio ES100 sounds great as a Bluetooth receiver. It's also my daliy driver with Tidal.
So does anyone else own these, AND some Campfire Audio Andromeda and Dorado IEM's? Should I possibly invest in a pair of these too? Or just save my money and enjoy my CA IEM's?
Thanks in advance for your help and experience with the Andromedas and the K10's!
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Thanks Doctordoom, MUCH appreciated review and comparison of the different IEM's you've had, especially comparing the Andros to the K10U's :) However, that's exactly what I DIDN'T need to hear, because now I want to try the K10U's out lol ;) I REALLY wish there was a trading/testing/auditioning website out there so that you could actually TRY OUT the IEM's before you spend $1,000-$1,500+ on something and find out its NOT your cup of tea, and have to take a loss on re-selling them, not to mention the time and energy involved in doing that! There REALLY needs to be a website out there that let's you try out the IEM's BEFORE you buy them first, so that you can see if they're really what you want or not. IMO that's a HUGE downside to buying high-end IEM's and there's GOTTA be a better way to do things! I REALLY want to spend the $1,500 on a pair of the new CA Solaris IEM's, since they're probably like a combo of both the Andromedas & Dorado's that I love so much (and I LOVE my CA IEM's and their style of tuning), but again, like I said above, I don't want to be a guinea pig and spend $1,500 on IEM's before reading some reviews of them. But I'll most likely end up selling my Andromedas and buying the Solaris IEM's after I sell a TON of stuff I'm no longer using on eBay :) That said, I still also really want to try these K10U's out too. Just wish I didn't have to spend $1k to do it :(
FOBean
You could just try the Encores, they're quite similar, except the Encore has a bit more sparkle in the treble IMO. I auditioned the Encore vs Andro at my local hifi shop and decided I to pull the trigger on these.
I am going to chip in how does these compare to my W60? Would it a huge jump in terms of imaging and detail? Thank you!
How do these compare to Shure se846? My ue triple fi 10 finally died (right body broke a second time) so I'm looking to upgrade or replace them with something. Got Shure se215 (new model) but they're not much fun. Old model was better. They have 846 in store, the price would be the same as these kaiser 10 after import fees and all. Which one would be a better purchase?
I listen to Google play music in high quality, using my Samsung galaxy s7 phone. No dedicated amp, nothing fancy. May upgrade to LG quad dac phone later. I use music as a background for work to help me concentrate (work place is noisy, ear plugs simply cause, er, pink noise?) and during commute. I use speakers at home.
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Oh wow. Thanks again for your time and effort.
I tried all 3 filters of my 846 and ended up switching back to the balanced one (the blue one?). Same for the yellow foamies but I've been using the stock cable. I was hoping since SE846 is indeed a couple of years old and Zeus XIV does have that many more drivers, the experience will be much "better" I suppose. I guess not lol. Then I am not sure if I want spend that much on another pair of earbuds even though it seems to be a great deal.
I tried the Andromeda and liked it however, I can't find a happy fit for me since they either hurt my ears or they are not really in the right position. I assume the Andromeda S will present a similar problem for me:/ Also, I guess I've asked others this question as well, but wouldn't be more "logically" to catch a drop rather than paying full price? Especially given that the Zeus are so much cheaper than the stock version.
no I totally agree. if i had the money I would get this as well. from what I've read, mass drop claims that the drivers and crossovers are identical. only place i can see that they cut corners would be the shell (which they've confirmed to be a simple, cost friendly and yet sturdier design), connections of internals (2 pin port, cabling inside, solder material) and maybe accessories? I could be wrong and might miss out a bunch of stuff. I havent read anything on sound impressions yet but it was emphasized that the stuff that matters most, are the same of that which is in the Zues from EE. no one has received these yet IIRC. once again, YMMV, those who love the zues often dont listen to the music I do, but more on classical, vocal and rock, but even myself who LOVES BASS (I have the legend x) I really love the zues.
Has anybody shipped these to Canada? I'm worried about $900 USD IEMs going via DHL or Ascendia costing me a fortune in customs and duty fees.
Buying these, or staying married... Decisions, decisions...
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That is horrible, but funny!
jsmiller58
Staying married, if it's of value 4 u. There are IEM's that cost a lot less & sound just as good...😀
Anyone know the actual sensitivity of these? Good call on Massdrop for not including that in the specs! 😤😵😥
I already have Campfire Audio Andromeda and Dorado IEM's, as well as Second Generation Westone UM Pro 30's, but these look VERY appealing to me with the 10x BA Drivers, especially for the price! The only time I've heard a Knowles BA Driver was in a pair of the NuForce HEM 2's (I think, the red HEMs), and I definitely wasn't impressed!
Thanks in advance for the sensitivity specs!
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Thanks Jay, I appreciate the info!
I already have a pair of the Campfire Audio Andromeda and Dorado IEM's, as well as a pair of the Westone UM Pro 30 Second Generation IEM's, so I don't NEED another pair of them. However, I would definitely like to try these out after reading numerous positive reviews and them having DOUBLE the BA Drivers that my Andromedas have. I bet these do sound fantastic, but I need to finish paying off my new Dorado's before I invest in another pair of high-end IEM's, so I'll have to wait and hope for a future drop of these unfortunately 😕 😭 😎👍😇🎧
If anyone figures out the sensitivity for these I'd be eternally grateful LoL 😁 I am more than positive that these would be plenty loud enough for regular albums and music, however, that's not what I listen to 99.9999% of the time. I'm mainly listening to my live recordings of hippie/electronic style music of live recordings I make myself with Schoeps microphones and Sound Devices Mixpre6 and Mixpre3 recorders (the BEST and most expensive in the world) and are extremely HQ Recordings, and the levels are never as loud and compressed as the regular music that the rest of the world listens to!
FOBean
Fwiw, the days of me carrying around a separate DAC/HP Amp are over, and as of right now I'm listening to my MP3's AND 24-Bit HR FLACs through my Shanling M0 Music Player, with an output of 80mw of power! I'll be upgrading that to a Shanling M5s in a month or so whenever they finally release them, since I've been very pleased and happy with the Shanling M0! I also own a Sony NW-A35 Walkman, which has been demoted to my car music player, because I prefer the features and specs more than the Sony Walkman, and the sound is the same or better on the Shanling M0!!! I'm sure that the M5s will have plenty of power for my Dorado's (only 102db sensitivity and a 19 or 17 ohm impedance, so not the loudest IEM's ever), as well as upgrades to the DAC and HP Amp chips in the M5s vs the M0. So I know that will have enough power to drive almost ANY IEM's on the market, even with my lower level live audio recordings, and the K10U's will be no exception. The M5s will have 240mw of power at 16 ohms I believe, and around DOUBLE that I'm balanced mode!
If someone has a Shanling M0 Music Player AND these K10U's, I'd love you to check out a few of my live recordings from the links below, and tell me if the K10U's get loud enough 😎👍😇🎧😘
Twiddle Werkout 8/4/18
16/44.1 Files https://archive.org/details/twiddle2018-08-04.mk4.60v-pfa.mixpre6.bean.flac1644
24/44.1 Files https://archive.org/details/twiddle2018-08-04.mk4.60v-pfa.mixpre6.bean.flac2444
Turkuaz & Friends Werkout 8/2/18
16/44.1 Files https://archive.org/details/turkuazfriends2018-08-02.mk41.60v-pfa.mixpre3.bean.flac1644
24/44.1 Files https://archive.org/details/turkuazfriends2018-08-02.mk41.60v-pfa.mixpre3.bean.flac2444
Octave Cat Werkout 8/4/18
16/44.1 Files https://www.mediafire.com/folder/b4afgdku3dnf8/Octave Cat - 2018-08-04 - Werkout Music Festival - Legend Valley, Thornville, OH - [mk4.60v-pfa.mixpre6] - FLAC1644
24/44.1 Files https://www.mediafire.com/folder/28znnlwd14xs2/Octave Cat - 2018-08-04 - Werkout Music Festival - Legend Valley, Thornville, OH - [mk4.60v-pfa.mixpre6] - FLAC2444
Lotus NYE 2017
16/44.1 https://archive.org/details/lotus2017-12-31.mk4.60v-pfa.mixpre6.bean.flac1644
24/96 https://archive.org/details/lotus2017-12-31.mk4.60v-pfa.mixpre6.bean.flac2496
Thanks in advance!!!!!!! I have around 800+ uploads to my archive.org bookmarks, if you search the name "diskobean" on the archive BTW, so lots of Recordings to check out if you are using a Shanling M0 Music Player AND the Noble x Massdrop K10U's😎👍😇🎙️🎧😉
Are these ever gonna be released again? I sadly missed the last drop😢
pelt00r
Here you go.
Do this is normal? UPS France charge me 182 euro for COD.
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thanks dk604 ,that is the duty. The sound by K10 made i happy so much.
jk.fr
VAT for imports...government has to get its share of your euro...😂🙄😭
Shipped early and arrived earlier than anticipated so that was nice.
Balanced cable option hooked up to an AK120II and they’re amazing.
Only thing I would have liked to seen is 1 or 2 optional high end balanced cable choices.
hardlabor4u
What was your anticipated shipment date?
Got mine today with additional 2.5mm balanced cable.
Hook-up to Fiio X7 Mk2... enjoying it... :) :) :)
Need some playing hours to get smoother & best sound
Delivered today to New York! Early ship. Early deliver! Going to give a listen later this afternoon.
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cwatters
Mine arrived today despite tracking saying Wed. Only got to listen for 5 mins or so as really busy today. Tomorrow night in hotel I can spend more time with these. No chips or scratches. Nice comfy secure fit with the smallest silicone/red tip. I have small ear canals. Much more comfy than Angies.
zero71
Really enjoying these. Originally had comply t500 large tips and sounded good. Ordered a set of medium size and what a difference. Such a small change and the impro in the sound was much bett than expected. Anyone have experience with other tips that the would recommend? Fit, comfort and sound are important
Hello, guys! Tell me, please, with the help of which company will you deliver Noble K10 to Ukraine? Thanks in advance!
Also received an e-mail, order made om May 11th will be shipped by the end of next week (August 10th). I'm happy!
dafos
Did yours actually ship early? I joined the drop on May 8th and received an email about early shipping, but have heard nothing since.
Just received message that shipment has arrived at warehouse early and scheduled for shipment 8/10 for original September ship date.
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So hyped. Never would have thought I'd get them this quick. Always expect delays. Kinda nice having the time shift go the other way.
BestUndecided
Shipped. Two weeks after ordering.
Does anyone know if the last batch that they had shipped on the actual date or was there a delay? And if so, by how much. Thanks.
brownsox
I joined the drop on the 26/03/2018 and have been shipped today (2/08/2018) (from the original due date 17/05/2018)
Are these a waste of money if I’m only going to drive them off my iPhone?
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I think you are missing the point. All I’m saying is on a typical day, indoor and outdoor, there’s only going to be a very short period where outside noise is so loud it falls in line with your argument that you’re better off with the cheaper headphones. The other 95% of the listening experience indoor or out is going to be better on the higher end IEM. It just is. Now maybe you are in a minority where everywhere you go is really loud, but all I’m saying is your use case is not the norm. And yes I’ve been to NYC, since you ask, as well as countless cities across the globe.
Yeah, me too. Except on the plane because I like the noise cancelling. So my commute typically starts with NC over ears then switches to IEM for the rest of the week until I fly home again. I also tend to find overears ache after a while - LCD and Ether in particular. On ears, even the T51p ached. IEMs too I suppose, but often I can last longer and look less like a tool.
If anyone was looking for a perfect pairing for these IEMs, I'm selling my pristine Sony NW-WM1A with my entire Hi-Res music collection and a 4.4mm balanced cable that I use for my own pair of K10s.
Let me know if anyone is interested. Shipping will cost the same across Europe.
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Dovahkiin
What kind of cable do you use it for?
Panitan
Check the link. Its a pure silver 8-braid balanced cable, included with the Sony NW-WM1A. It has a 4.4mm jack that the Sony uses, and it really improves the sound quality and clarity.
probably a dumb question, but would you notice the quality on something like this when listening to sources like spotify, or would you need higher quality music sources.
BestUndecided
In my experience, spotify is good enough. Heck, I can hear the difference in headphone quality and signature with youtube even though youtube's audio compression doesn't playback frequencies past 16Khz.
matteroll
Thank you