Prophile vs Noble Katana - Vignelli
Head Pie 10:41 PM
Inear Prophile 8 vs Noble Katana
This is my personal opinion review so please take it with a grain of salt.
It is better on the Prophile ..you get spinfit tips which are loved by some people..
You get a better seal with the prophile.. The body looks like a ciem.. So if you like CIEMs, You know where to go
Both of them have a reference sound which is neutral.
Prophile is slightly harder to drive than Katana. On my Mojo I need to add 3 to 5 points of volume to equal with the katana.
Bass on the katana is slightly more airy than with the prophile.. Prophile wins in quantity on bass+1 but katana win in quality.
On the prophile it is slightly larger.
Depth on the katana is slightly deeper.
The Prophile has better separation because its slightly laidback so you have room for better separation.
The clarity on the katana is slightly better, the most clean sounding IEM to date. No contest.
Instrument for prophile, vocal for katana.
If you like laidback, great deep bass, a wide soundstage with great separation and performance, choose prophile.
And if you looking for forward vocals with a good depth and showering you with clarity, without overwhelming bass then choose the katana..
Both of them are allrounder IEMs. So you will not regret your decision to buy either of em.. Except If you are a basshead, then you have to stay away from katana..