CanJam at RMAF 2015: Noble Audio Kaiser 10U Universal-Fit IEM
Noble audio is well known for the spectacular good looks of their custom IEMs. Now they've upgraded the acrylic of their top-of-the-line universal with the billet aluminum machined Kaiser 10Uand it looks very nice indeed.
Brannan Mason, Co-Owner of Noble Audio, gave me the rundown on these 10-driver IEMs. The housings start as a solid block of aluminum, then is CNC milled to shape, then matte finished and anodized. The resulting silver and red 10U looked sexy to me, but more importantly they seemed rather lighter and more comfortable than I expected.
The sound of the 10U was good as well, but having a tad more bass than I prefer. No problem, said Brannan, who pointed me to their Savant ($599), which he claimed was a bit leaner. It, in fact, did seem more to my taste in tonal balance. Whether it was different in other ways than its thrice more expensive sibling would have to wait for a better listening opportunity, but both headphones sounded quite good.