Uh oh, here we go again, Nick. See my post about the DS7. In short, no, it's not as quiet as the Blaze. How much of an issue that will be for you or if you are able to overcome this issue if it is (Like I recently seem to have been able to do) is for you to decide. But Dimarzio themselves admit there is a noise issue, and they are working on it. It does sound goddamn great, though.