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post #286 of 23978

I'm excited. :)

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Originally Posted by LambFollower View Post

I'm excited. smily_headphones1.gif





I didn't sleep a wink and still can't!

The Wizard

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #288 of 23978
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Originally Posted by drm870 View Post
 

Wizard/FullCircle or bangkokkid,

 

Had been considering purchasing the 8C (or 5C) for myself eventually, but am now wondering about the universal Noble 5. That said, my ears seem to be picky in terms of getting a seal with tips, so I was wondering -- as crazy as this request may seem -- if you could post details on the tips you guys will be including. I don't know if you guys have finalized that yet, given the accessories listed on the website's page for universals all carry a "Coming Soon" disclaimer, but I figured it'd be worth a shot.

 

Then again, should I just go the custom route if I care this much? I like a good seal due to the importance I place on bass response, but having a huge amount of isolation from the outside world isn't a big priority for me. Furthermore, I'm usually in situations where I need to take my earphones (or headphones, as the case sometimes is) off from time to time, so I'm not sure how customs would fare in that respect. Anyway, what do you think?

 

Also, that second paragraph is addressed to anyone who wishes to chime in, not just Noble folks. :p 

 

For me, the foam tips are a great addition. I could never get a good seal with any of the silicone tips with my ears. The foam tips work much better for me. I must have large ear canals because even the largest foam tips are not quite big enough. I have to push the tips kind of far into my ear canal to get a good seal.

 

But, a good seal is absolutely required to hear what the iems are capable of in terms of bass especially, but really across the board. 

 

In theory, the universals should give you the best seal since they are forming to your ear canals and being pressed outward agains the ear canal. An acrylic custom does not press out on yoru ear canal and some say does not seal as well. However for me, maybe because of my ear shape, I get a better, more consistent seal with my acrylic customs. With silicone customs, that may be the best of all for a good seal, but I have not tried them before.

post #289 of 23978
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Agreed, those new core-less foam tips are excellent!

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So I'm having a hell of a time finding any type of user reviews/experiences on the 3c.  Can anyone point me to where I can find something?  And if not, maybe at least let me know what I can expect as far as sibilance, sub bass extension, midbass hump (if any), and soundstage? 

 

Also, would working out (sweating) in these be a no no?

post #291 of 23978
Wow. The universal lineup looks killer. Hmmmm..noble 4 or noble 6?

I wonder if the noble 4 would be different enough from my heir 4.A custom to warrant having both? The 6 might be fantastic but at more than double the price, it's quite a jump.

Black Friday is calling...smily_headphones1.gif
post #292 of 23978
Brannan and/or John,

How does the bass differ between the universal models.

Thanks,
Jim

P.S.-I have heir 4.Ai and 5.0 as comparison
post #293 of 23978
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Originally Posted by drm870 View Post
 

Wizard/FullCircle or bangkokkid,

 

Had been considering purchasing the 8C (or 5C) for myself eventually, but am now wondering about the universal Noble 5. That said, my ears seem to be picky in terms of getting a seal with tips, so I was wondering -- as crazy as this request may seem -- if you could post details on the tips you guys will be including. I don't know if you guys have finalized that yet, given the accessories listed on the website's page for universals all carry a "Coming Soon" disclaimer, but I figured it'd be worth a shot.

 

Then again, should I just go the custom route if I care this much? I like a good seal due to the importance I place on bass response, but having a huge amount of isolation from the outside world isn't a big priority for me. Furthermore, I'm usually in situations where I need to take my earphones (or headphones, as the case sometimes is) off from time to time, so I'm not sure how customs would fare in that respect. Anyway, what do you think?

 

Also, that second paragraph is addressed to anyone who wishes to chime in, not just Noble folks. :p 

I had a similar situation in where the seal was important for bass response. Out of all the IEMs I've had, only the W4 had the most consistent fit/seal for me. All other's I would be able to get a good seal, but after a while of walking the left side would move to such an extent that the bass would just go. I tried different sizes and the Comply sphere tips and found none of them provided me with a consistent seal. In the end, I settled on a silicone tip for the left and a foam for the right, but the silicone hurt on occasions.

 

My issues with tips/seal turned my attention to CIEMs, and after I got my K10, I haven't any of the issues above. Putting them on is a breeze, but initially I found getting them off wasn't as easy. After a few weeks with them, both are as easy as IEMS. 

post #294 of 23978

So my cousin's dog's former owner's neighbor has an uncle who works at the airport and he just spotted The Jackal! :eek:

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So my cousin's dog's former owner's neighbor has an uncle who works at the airport and he just spotted The Jackal! :eek:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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LOL he is the one!!! I can tell

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So my cousin's dog's former owner's neighbor has an uncle who works at the airport and he just spotted The Jackal! eek.gif
I'm pretty sure that's Colin Farrell.
Edited by Mimouille - 11/26/13 at 7:34pm
post #297 of 23978
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Originally Posted by drgajet View Post

Brannan and/or John,

How does the bass differ between the universal models.

Thanks,
Jim

P.S.-I have heir 4.Ai and 5.0 as comparison

 

With the 3 and 5, the focus is more on quantity. The 6 provides a palatable tightness and speed that is addicting (just ask John, he hasn't listened to anything else for several months). The 4 will present bass when it is there in your source material, but if you are looking for increased bass response 24/7 you're really deciding between the 3, 5, and 6.

Brannan Mason

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #298 of 23978
Exactly what I needed to know, thanks Brannan.

Jim
post #299 of 23978
I wonder is it possible if I send a heir 5 previously done by the Wizard to Noble audio and they make it a Noble 6 with a reshell as it as a hole in the shell right now. biggrin.gif
Edited by OmsJtmz32 - 11/26/13 at 7:16pm
post #300 of 23978
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Originally Posted by OmsJtmz32 View Post

I wonder is it possible if I send a heir 5 previously done by the Wizard to Noble audio and they make it a Noble 6 with a reshell. biggrin.gif

 

No, sorry. Different drivers and we don't re-shell Heir products.

Brannan Mason

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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