Noble Audio was founded and is 50% owned by Dr. John Moulton, who has a Ph.D. in Audiology and is known as “The Wizard.” One of their most recent units is the Noble Audio Kadence. Let’s see it’s details below. And enter a new world after UM Mest Mk2 or iKKo Asgard OH5
Booming but controlled bass
Pretty realistic midrange
Driving is easy, eartips are plenty and the stock cable is already good
Can slide down your ears if not proper eartisp are used
Close to sibilant sometimes
he body is composite, and the faceplate is made of acetate.
A wax guard is built into the stainless steel nozzle.
The 8-way configuration of drivers
A set of six Sonion balanced armature drivers
A pair of Knowles balanced armature drivers
Less than 35 ohms of resistance
Made by hand with careful attention to detail and matching
The sensitivity is high enough that it can be used with portable amplifiers and digital audio players in addition to smartphones.
Easily removable 8-core cable using the standard 2-pin configuration (0.78 mm in diameter) used in the industry.
I am hearing a very clear, mid centric sound, and every little tonality of the music is spread out in front of you. This feature of Kadenza is especially valuable is organic music. But listening to poor records (especially electronics) leaves you with a meh face and almost no harmonics to speak about. You are just hearing some kinda random frequencies, and Kadenza is proudly rejecting that kind of music. Just between me and you; this is not an UM Mest Mk II or iKKo Asgard Oh5. It doesn’t sound like a reality freak or a difficult to wake up and get moving and have a relaxed timbre in the end.
Layering and other technicalities such as instrument separation, body, air, extensions and positioning are great, and I mean it, even on the iPad Pro. Soundstage is pretty realistic, so it can adapt to the place where the music performance is happening. But the DX300 nets you a great sound even at everything in stock condition. And technicalities are so high in every possible genre.
The control factor is so high. This remarkable feature helps the records thump only when they need to. And you won’t find pure bass in, say, Hotel California; only bass at the required levels. This band had the bass kick and the bass guitar anyway. Another example is Diana Krall’s lack of a boomy bass. Smooth vocal jazz with a bass guitar emphasis (in the mix) can be heard here. And it’s probably the fault of the mixing engineer to have the bass guitar solo and the violin solo in the same tonality. Though their characteristics are different. Natalie Merchant is not different in essence. Here we have an unneeded bass free, slightly warm, lush record with a wonderful melody in the backing vocal.
With the help of its speed, it is quite compatible with standard to fast-paced tracks. It’s planting the energy with you, even on a puny record. Hostsonaten and other opera like bands fill you with various emotions. Its tonality is very good. Attack in the midrange too. And its getting much better with perfect recordings like Bonamassa’s Royal Tea album. Nothing is tipping the balance scale off. And the fascinating layering power is already demonstrating its prowess. You can hear 5 layers at the same time without any compression. And effects in full like the “wah” in When One Door Opens. Female vocals are lovely and so true, I mean realistic. This is another score in the texture department. Male vocals share the same benefit from Noble Kadence’s meticulous tuning. Freddie Mercury, for example, has an upper tone that is a little sharp and a lower tone that is sad. The same goes for Jason Mraz too. His voice is smooth as silk. But we have to admit that, Noble Audio Kadence is reaching the border of sibilance in certain moments (related with the record quality)
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The tonal resolution and completion of the highs are almost on the same page with the mids. There is a hint of exaggeration okay, but I never found them to be distracting. I could differentiate between cymbals’ tonalities if I were a battery player. The signature sound is given depth and texture by shimmering accents, and in some places that shimmering quality is maintained. Listening to Kadence’s treble is a pleasurable experience due to the musicianship involved and you can feel it.
The performances of “dx300” and “I’ll Remember” by Madonna are exceptional experiences with Noble Audio Kadence. I lived the same moments with Kinera Hodur before. It feels as though everything is floating up in the air. When I play through my whole music collection again, it seems like I’m basking in an eargasm for two solid hours. Effect Audio Eros S 4.4mm makes it possible to find new details and nuances, but dx300 indicates a reference-grade source, which is a bit brighter, and the addition of the balanced Eros S element made the experience bright and transparent (like sunlight covering all frequencies). But, does it justify the price? Yes if It is very crucial to be able to hear every tune with full body, dynamism, and layering that is etymotic in nature. The Effect Audio Eros S 4.4mm made my listening experience better than I thought was possible. The sound quality was on a whole new level, offering me with a musical experience that I could have only dreamed of before using the Effect Audio Eros S 4.4mm. The benefit of investing in the Effect Audio Eros S 4.4mm was also clear: the sound quality was on a whole new level.
Noble Audio Kadence Review
In conclusion, the Kadence is an excellent iem for a wide variety of uses. This is because it has a neutral sound profile and can provide accurate sound that is neither too bright nor too dark. Its high comfort and durability also make it a great pick for extended listening sessions. A great deal of detail can be heard in the treble, midrange, and bass. This way, you can pick up on the nuances of each song without having to strain to hear above similar competitors, and finally the Noble Kadence offers a spacious soundstage that allows you to realistically locate yourself in a recording. In other words, you may use it for both gaming and music listening. Browse the whole inventory if you like.