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kenz 03-11-2013 02:03 PM

Noble Audio ... Wizard's Second Coming
 
By now, am sure some of us are aware of Wizard's return to the audio "Jiang Hu" and have a new face for his craft.

Noble Audio

http://nobleaudio.com/image/2/540/40...s/dscf3666.jpg
the Kaiser 10 image courtesy of Noble Audio

We know how good Wizard's skills are with customs.

What's new this time, the Wizard now offers a choice of either acrylic or silicon, for the 3 to 5 series and acrylic only for 8 and above series.

From the early impressions and review, on headfi, the Wizard has returned better and more poisonous than ever before (insert any drama effects here).

For those of us who own or used to own a Wizard product, would you give Wizard's new products are try?

Am personally very intrigued by the Kaiser 10 and looking forward to it. :)

iAHBEE 03-11-2013 02:15 PM

Chiu intrigued by anything wib more than 6 drivers rah, not limited to noobie audio


Moi expected social audiophile to up this thread tho :o

FatalethaL 03-11-2013 02:57 PM

Me also looking forward to K10.

HOLYMOFO 03-11-2013 03:12 PM

keen to demo, yes. keen to hoot, NO.

kenz 03-11-2013 03:21 PM

It's been 5 years since the driver count has gone up.

Jerry Harvey JH16 started the JH16pro in 2008 (if recall correctly).
Since then not many (if any) other than Wizard's Heir 8a (2012) have released an 8-driver or higher.

While i'm a believer that more drivers do not mean better sound, am also sure not many custom companies have the ability to develop or tune beyond the 4 to 5 drivers count. Even when they do, the 8-driver fails to compete with Jerry Harvey and Heir Audio, equivalents, in pure technicalities. And hence, some started the "more drivers don't make it better" argument.

With the Wizard, am very confident the Kaiser 10, the first 10-driver behemoth, will deliver and better most expectations. This is no empty speculation as my experience with the Heir 8a, showed how good an 8-driver can be. It's still the standard to beat, of any 8-driver configuration i've tried to-date.

Rubick 03-11-2013 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 80854491)
It's been 5 years since the driver count has gone up.

Jerry Harvey JH16 started the JH16pro in 2008 (if recall correctly).
Since then not many (if any) other than Wizard's Heir 8a (2012) have released an 8-driver or higher.

While i'm a believer that more drivers do not mean better sound, am also sure not many custom companies have the ability to develop or tune beyond the 4 to 5 drivers count. Even when they do, the 8-driver fails to compete with Jerry Harvey and Heir Audio, equivalents, in pure technicalities. And hence, some started the "more drivers don't make it better" argument.

With the Wizard, am very confident the Kaiser 10, the first 10-driver behemoth, will deliver and better most expectations. This is no empty speculation as my experience with the Heir 8a, showed how good an 8-driver can be. It's still the standard to beat, of any 8-driver configuration i've tried to-date.

Still got Rooth Audio, DreamEarz, Alien Ears and hear say 1964 will come out another 8 Driver custom soon

FatalethaL 03-11-2013 03:32 PM

have to agree with you Kenz.

But also, It seems that Fitear and the elusive SE-5way is still comparable to TOTL CIEMs of JHA and Heir/Noble.

but of course, i think those 2 brands can make it.. while the rest have a super long way to go to catch up with them.

FatalethaL 03-11-2013 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubick (Post 80854687)
Still got Rooth Audio, DreamEarz, Alien Ears and hear say 1964 will come out another 8 Driver custom soon

Rooth LS8 is good... i personally like it. it is like the little brother of Miracles and 435 imo. but in terms of the "8 driver" league, it is still very far off from the other 8 driver CIEMs. :s12:


but the price... haiya.. mai hiam. LS8 ish jin ho liao!

stanley_home 03-11-2013 04:50 PM

treoo got demo?

want to try also.

kenz 03-11-2013 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FatalethaL (Post 80854755)
have to agree with you Kenz.

But also, It seems that Fitear and the elusive SE-5way is still comparable to TOTL CIEMs of JHA and Heir/Noble.

but of course, i think those 2 brands can make it.. while the rest have a super long way to go to catch up with them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by FatalethaL (Post 80854790)
Rooth LS8 is good... i personally like it. it is like the little brother of Miracles and 435 imo. but in terms of the "8 driver" league, it is still very far off from the other 8 driver CIEMs. :s12:


but the price... haiya.. mai hiam. LS8 ish jin ho liao!

Hey Fatal,

Fitear is a shining example of extraordinary tuning and number of drivers don't make a difference.

Will put Final Audio in the same group as Fitear as well. :)

I guess despite being an 8-driver, Rooth understands they can only compete in price over performance.

Rubick 03-11-2013 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 80856766)
Hey Fatal,

Fitear is a shining example of extraordinary tuning and number of drivers don't make a difference.

Will put Final Audio in the same group as Fitear as well. :)

I guess despite being an 8-driver, Rooth understands they can only compete in price over performance.

Waiting for you to hoot k10 and 8c. Do give us a review

kenz 03-11-2013 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubick (Post 80858157)
Waiting for you to hoot k10 and 8c. Do give us a review

This one need rubick didi to make comeback.

Rubick didi hoot and we do combo review like headfi :D

Rubick 03-11-2013 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 80858288)
This one need rubick didi to make comeback.

Rubick didi hoot and we do combo review like headfi :D

you want sponsor me not?
If you want sponsor i dont mind leh

kenz 03-11-2013 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubick (Post 80858507)
you want sponsor me not?
If you want sponsor i dont mind leh

Waiting for rubick didi sponsor lei :s8:

Rubick 03-11-2013 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 80858757)
Waiting for rubick didi sponsor lei :s8:

Ok la sponsor you shipping fee for your ear impression to them.
HOSEH?:D:D


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