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.
Jude posted his video review over on Head-Fi containing some of the equipment and software that will be at the CanJam NY show.
Ezekiel77 posted a review of the Flamenco 11 driver IEM over on Head-Fi. From this and other reviews its performance doesn’t match its price point of around $2,300. Plenty of other worthy competitors at and well under that price.
Pros – The final word in clarity, detail and resolution; class-leading imaging and separation capabilities; plays nice with bad recordings despite the level of detail, engaging and fun signature, musicality, flexibility in sound signature via switches.
Cons – Bass lacks genuine impact and slam, inadequate emotional resonance in the mids, smaller soundstage compared to others in the same tier.
Twister6 posted a review of the HiFiMan’s RE2000 IEM over on Head-Fi. It is a single dynamic driver IEM priced at a flagship TOTL price ($2,000). From the reviews it seems to compare well with IEMs priced in the $1,500 range. While I do own some of the IEMs in this price range I would recommend steering clear of the IEMs over $1,000. Unless weight and size are critical to you such as when my job required 100% travel, I would recommend purchasing a great pair of headphones and DAC/amp.
Pros – detailed hi-res sound, excellent bass response, wide soundstage, unique topology diaphragm tech, removable cable.
Cons – price, ergonomics of the design, eartip selection.
Twister 6 posted a review of the custom Weston ES80 8BA driver IEM over on Head-Fi. From the review it sounds like Westone is moving away from laid back sound signature to a more audiophile neutral.
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