I’m wondering how these compare to my Earsonics ES3 in terms of fit? The ES3 fits me well. I know the sound will be better thus my question about fit.

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PaulNS
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Jul 26, 2020
I personally find the design/fit of the K10U "traditional Noble" shells to be a huge detractor. The K10U are heavy and do not fit at all like the ES3 or other smaller "ear contoured" IEMs. Notice in images how the ES3 snuggly fits "inside" normal-sized ears [https://www.hear.reviews/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/earsonics-es5-17.jpg]. While the K10Us may fit well, it's an entirely different shape [1577366] that generally sticks out horizontally - the suitability of fit depends on your specific anatomy, and I would say "designed for larger ears". The Massdrop Noble X ($125 on sale [https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-x-noble-x-universal-iem]) appears to have very similar shell dimensions (albeit with a vastly inferior plastic build), so it may be an affordable way to venture into the Noble-land and "test" the sizing without needing to Find a Friend / Find a Retailer. Reviews seem mixed, YMMV. As far as sound quality, there are many IEMs arguably "as good or better" than the K10U at lower price-points.. and better shell designs!
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