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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

kenz 03-11-2013 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubick (Post 80858796)
Ok la sponsor you shipping fee for your ear impression to them.
HOSEH?:D:D

sai lor ... :s8:

Rubick 03-11-2013 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 80859408)
sai lor ... :s8:

WTF??
Spon you shipping fee liao,
Still wan me spon you my sai? :eek::eek::eek:

kenz 03-11-2013 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubick (Post 80859546)
WTF??
Spon you shipping fee liao,
Still wan me spon you my sai? :eek::eek::eek:

Very funny rubick didi :s8:

Guan22 04-11-2013 11:31 PM

All the ex sluts all starting to appear in this thread

LOL...

Just joking nia hor, dunch sit on my Miracle

Taeyeonie 04-11-2013 11:32 PM

The Ayonman has spoken.

Guan22 04-11-2013 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taeyeonie (Post 80892300)
The Ayonman has spoken.

Simi sai?

U know lah, I dunch have much love for the Wizard
I prefer Fitear

LOL

weng 04-11-2013 11:41 PM

aiya yall go hoot a roxanne can liao lor. 24 drivers ding ding ding kill them all! :s13:

Guan22 04-11-2013 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weng (Post 80892561)
aiya yall go hoot a roxanne can liao lor. 24 drivers ding ding ding kill them all! :s13:

Not a fan of JH too, suspect I might like the Spiral Ears 5 driver CIEM
But extremely ex and he doesn't ship outside EU

So I'm safe

LOL

FatalethaL 05-11-2013 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guan22 (Post 80892760)
Not a fan of JH too, suspect I might like the Spiral Ears 5 driver CIEM
But extremely ex and he doesn't ship outside EU

So I'm safe

LOL

actually... if you want... i can help you. got ammo, anything is possible.


just that now i no ammo nia.

weng 05-11-2013 01:28 AM

yala... you are safe not because can't ship out of EU. it's because you haven't really want it yet. when you really want it, you will find ways to get it. :D

Silverback84 05-11-2013 01:41 AM

my pocket... pls spare my pocket

kenz 16-11-2013 11:42 AM

Anyone jumped on board the Noble train? :D

Rubick 16-11-2013 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 81189155)
Anyone jumped on board the Noble train? :D

Waiting for you to do it

kenz 16-11-2013 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubick (Post 81201493)
Waiting for you to do it

Rubick didi take the 1st step. We all follow. :D

Rubick 16-11-2013 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 81202352)
Rubick didi take the 1st step. We all follow. :D

i waiting for you to lead the way leh:s13::s13:

kenz 16-11-2013 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubick (Post 81202604)
i waiting for you to lead the way leh:s13::s13:

Wizard waiting for his no.1 fan to hoot lei. :D

Rubick 16-11-2013 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 81203292)
Wizard waiting for his no.1 fan to hoot lei. :D

tt is definitely not me. :s13::s13:

Guan22 17-11-2013 12:00 AM

A case of u all jump, I laugh

Loud loud, may I add

kenz 17-11-2013 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guan22 (Post 81204547)
A case of u all jump, I laugh

Loud loud, may I add

Mai laugh too hard ah... wait indigestion. :D

The Kaiser 10 may end up trumping over all other customs.
The Wizard's Heir 8a was already in the top list of tested customs over at innerfidelity.

The Kaiser 10 will likely do the same or even top the list judging from the reviews and early buyers.

And after all, it is a clear upgrade to current crop of customs.
Not some side grades or side grade wannabes. :s8:

Guan22 17-11-2013 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 81205550)
Mai laugh too hard ah... wait indigestion. :D

The Kaiser 10 may end up trumping over all other customs.
The Wizard's Heir 8a was already in the top list of tested customs over at innerfidelity.

The Kaiser 10 will likely do the same or even top the list judging from the reviews and early buyers.

And after all, it is a clear upgrade to current crop of customs.
Not some side grades or side grade wannabes. :s8:

At the Inner Fidelity PK, all customs were SPONSORED.
Draw your own conclusions, mate.

In any case, I'll try not to laugh too hard.
I had a heavy dinner after all.

kenz 17-11-2013 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guan22 (Post 81205692)
At the Inner Fidelity PK, all customs were SPONSORED.
Draw your own conclusions, mate.

In any case, I'll try not to laugh too hard.
I had a heavy dinner after all.

Indeed. Given it was a "face-off" of customs, i'd give props to the participating sponsors, as it shows they stood by their products despite knowing whom they're facing. :)

See the list here.


From the list, can see who's in and who's not. :s8:

iAHBEE 17-11-2013 03:28 AM

Still waiting for announcement of Kenny10 partnership :s8:

kenz 17-11-2013 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iAHBEE (Post 81206920)
Still waiting for announcement of Kenny10 partnership :s8:

me too. iAHBEE sponsor? :D

Guan22 17-11-2013 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 81212043)
me too. iAHBEE sponsor? :D

Uncle Kenz so rich, he can buy both Roxanne and Kaiser 10 together if he wants
Just see if he wants to or not nia, not like poor pauper like me

kenz 17-11-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guan22 (Post 81212677)
Uncle Kenz so rich, he can buy both Roxanne and Kaiser 10 together if he wants
Just see if he wants to or not nia, not like poor pauper like me

Guannie poor pauper after hoot ayon, rooth, ibasso and harbeth ah. dun forget all those few hundreds $$$ energy saving light bulbs :D

uncle only can afford to see roxanne and kaiser 10 pics online nia .. :s8:

Guan22 17-11-2013 02:45 PM

Guannie still trying to find ways of getting a pair of Harbeth
U wanna sponsor, uncle kenz?

kenz 17-11-2013 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guan22 (Post 81215131)
Guannie still trying to find ways of getting a pair of Harbeth
U wanna sponsor, uncle kenz?

sponsor Guannie harbeth online pic :D

http://www.stereophile.com/images/ar...harbeth12a.jpg

FatalethaL 18-11-2013 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenz (Post 81220726)

notch simpur sia.

Guan22 18-11-2013 01:37 AM

I still waiting for Kenz to sponsor
No Harbeth, at least must have KEF LS50

iAHBEE 18-11-2013 11:12 AM

Moi dunch need much, just waiting for KaiserKen/RoxxKen korkor to gib moi the mk3b+ :o

destrozer 18-11-2013 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iAHBEE (Post 81235184)
Moi dunch need much, just waiting for KaiserKen/RoxxKen korkor to gib moi the mk3b+ :o

he will give you the mk3b+ online pic. :s13:

iAHBEE 18-11-2013 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by destrozer (Post 81236367)
he will give you the mk3b+ online pic. :s13:

Waiting for KaiserKen/RoxxKen still :(

weng 18-11-2013 01:30 PM

wait got kaixannken :s22:

iluvaudio 22-11-2013 12:18 PM

Some pictures to feast on!

http://i41.tinypic.com/11wd5bn.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/157nii8.jpg

iluvaudio 22-11-2013 12:23 PM

Noble Audio K10 images!

http://i44.tinypic.com/5a03o1.jpg


The IMBA Amber colour with 24K gold nuggets. Probably the favourite now.

http://i40.tinypic.com/10gwykg.jpg


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