I share your sentiment.Other than the occasional useful and informative posts by Dr John and Brannan I have to really scroll through many irrelevant content. There are many head fi threads with meaningful participation by many different members but sad to say the Noble thread isn't one of them.
Very different things to compare. All I can say is that their sound signature is similar. If you like one you will like the other. The CMS40 is better in every aspect except bass quantity (due to physical limitation).