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Noble 4 Reviews

morethansense

Sound that presents perfectly, but doesn't involve the listener.

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Pros: Neutral. Beautifully smooth, delicately articulate. Control. Separation.

Cons: Not 'fun' to listen to. Initial listening extremely underwhelming.

Here are my very brief impressions after listening to this earphone for approximately 12 hours without burn in. Very early stages, I know. Sampling artists I used include John Mayer, Katharine McPhee, Brooke Fraser, Kina Grannis. Currently owned in-ears: Shure SE215 (3 years), Sennheiser IE8 (2 years), Logitech UE600 (2 years)   I purchased these in-ears as I had an increasing need for a neutral sounding set of ears which I can pair with a monitoring pack while positioning microphones for live gigs.     This in-earphone will definitely not wow at first listen. But they will provide endless insight into the music.     Comfort: My ears are...
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White Lotus

Neutrality, thy name is Noble

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Pros: Flat, transparent signature

Cons: Not enough bass for severe bassheads

Foreword:   I'm a production manager, but focus mostly on sound engineering. I install and tune a lot of P.A equipment, and also mix live acts in : - live venues, - concert halls, - bars, and - nightclubs. I've taken a huge liking to headphones, and IEM's in particular. I like the idea of having my own personal PA system, that I can take with me anywhere. Especially with Rockbox being in such advanced stages, and such great low-impedance portable amps coming out, you can really seem to get any sound signature you wish out of a portable rig.         Enter, the Noble 4.   Build quality: This is from Nobles “Classic” line, and as such, is not one of...
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