Malevolent posted a great review of Noble’s Kaiser Encore with detailed comparisons to the venerable K10 over on Head-Fi. Click on the link below to read the review.
Bangkokkid (Brannon) just announced a 45th anniversary Noble Audio sale over on Head-Fi. Take 20% off all universal IEMs. If you purchase a universal Katana or Encore you get a free “legacy” Savant IEM as well! Now this is a deal!! 20% off a Katana and a free $599 Savant.
cvbcbcmv has a review of Noble’s Encore on Head-Fi. As with all of the reviews for this IEM, cvbcbcmv loves the Encore. Click on the link below to read the entire review.
Pros – Out of this world midrange, maintains fantastic versatility from K10, universally lovable sound signature, endgame CIEM at a much lower price than its competitors
Cons – There are none
EZE99 posted a review of Noble’s Dulce Bass IEM over on Head-Fi. This is the replacement for the original 5 BA driver. Included in the review are comparisons with the Dunu DK-3001 and Earsonics SM64 IEMs.
Pros: Amazing Bass, clear audio quality.
Cons: Fit, Slight compromising of treble and mids
Here is another review of the Noble X IEM currently on Massdrop. This time the reviewer is mark2410 on Head-Fi.
Noble Audio has just announced two new IEMS, the Kaiser Encore and the Sage. The Encore is the replacement for the venerable K10. The Wizard has tweaked the mid-range to provide a “larger soundstage and presentation.” The Sage appears to replace the well received Savant but with “increased low-end extension with more texture with a slight lift in overall bass response.”
The announcement is over and Head-Fi. The link below will take you there.
Hisoundfi posted a great review over on Head-Fi of Noble Audio’s Katana IEM. This along with other reviews place the Katana amongst the top of IEMs available today. As a K10U owner, the differences sound interesting but not worthy of an upgrade from the K10. I’ll make a note to take a listen of the Katana at the next meet.
Pros: Incredible combination of detail and musicality, Extension and transients, Meticulous design, Excellent co-flagship option along with Noble K10
Cons: TOTL asking price (worth it if you can swing it), Unforgiving with poor recordings/sources, Not for those looking for warm and smooth sound
WCDchee posted a great review of the Katana IEM on Head-Fi. The Katana is a 9 driver per side IEM from Noble which is priced at $1,850 (18% more than the Kaiser). From this an other reviews the tuning is for a more referenced SQ than the Kaiser which is more “fun”.
Pros: Very well tuned and well balanced, detailed and spacious
Cons: price can be high for some
Noble has announced on Head-Fi a new IEM. It is called the Katana and is a 9 driver per side IEM. Priced above their current K10 (Kaiser) it will be interesting to hear how they compare.