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post #3016 of 5344
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

OH DEAR,

 

UPS Delivered my Noble IEMs to an address in a different state and accepted a signature from someone who is obviously not me. My N4s are 3500 ks away and someone else has them.

 

GRRRRRRR

 

I hope UPS get it sorted asap. 


What the..

post #3017 of 5344

Wow... so sometime signed a package that clearly isnt theirs... not cool :(

 

what can UPS do though? ask for it back?...

post #3018 of 5344
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post
 

Wow... so sometime signed a package that clearly isnt theirs... not cool :(

 

what can UPS do though? ask for it back?...

Pay for a new set of N4, simple as that. 

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Well it seems UPS have retrieved my unopened parcel but can't confirm it until tomorrow. They have said that they will express deliver it so i guess it has turned out all ok. WHEW.

post #3020 of 5344
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

Well it seems UPS have retrieved my unopened parcel but can't confirm it until tomorrow. They have said that they will express deliver it so i guess it has turned out all ok. WHEW.

 

Phew!

post #3021 of 5344
Anyone have any feedback in using your BA VS Dynamic driver iem's , using the new Aak-240?
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Anyone have any feedback in using your BA VS Dynamic driver iem's , using the new Aak-240?

Haven't tried the AK-240 but the 8.A and K10 (same crazy bass drivers) had no problems matching the bass depth and impact of the dynamic driver FS Atrio and UM Merlin - while thoroughly beating them when it comes to details, layering, imaging and speed. 

 

All of this is driven by the DX100 or DX50, Meier Quickstep, Heir R1 and Ibasso PB2. The BA drivers get especially crazy when driven by the balanced output of the PB2, infinite power with perfect control.

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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Haven't tried the AK-240 but the 8.A and K10 (same crazy bass drivers) had no problems matching the bass depth and impact of the dynamic driver FS Atrio and UM Merlin - while thoroughly beating them when it comes to details, layering, imaging and speed. 

All of this is driven by the DX100 or DX50, Meier Quickstep, Heir R1 and Ibasso PB2. The BA drivers get especially crazy when driven by the balanced output of the PB2, infinite power with perfect control.
Sweet!! I've got a cypher labs duet, due in this week , that will match up very nice with the AK-240. I'll be ready for the K-10's in a few weeks. Using IE-800 now, really want a balanced CIEM.
post #3024 of 5344

I've just received a UPS package... someone's going to be a happy-chappy this Friday. :regular_smile : 

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Noble will again be partnering with Chord at the forthcoming Axpona Hi-Fi show in Chicago (25th-27th April)... we will have the sensational Hugo on demonstration... more updates nearer the event.

 

Link: http://www.axpona.com/

 

I will also be heralding news of future events at Munich (Germany) & Newport Beach (USA) soon.

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Can anyone who's handled both comment on build quality of noble compared to unique melody? (fit/finish, materials, etc)

I'm not sure if it's UM's photography or what but their stuff seems to be finished a notch above the rest. Just curious if this is the case in real life?

Likely going to buy a pair of 4c today.
post #3027 of 5344

Noble's artwork beats UM hands-down.

 

 

Noble's build quality might (arguably) be marginally better than UM's, but UM's customs are nonetheless built to a very decent standard.

 

 

Speaking purely about build quality, I'd be happy with UM or Noble, but would run a mile from Futuresonics.


Edited by Mython - 4/2/14 at 8:59am
post #3028 of 5344
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Originally Posted by Spec C View Post

Can anyone who's handled both comment on build quality of noble compared to unique melody? (fit/finish, materials, etc)

I'm not sure if it's UM's photography or what but their stuff seems to be finished a notch above the rest. Just curious if this is the case in real life?

Likely going to buy a pair of 4c today.


My UMs are a mixed bag - one earpiece has the cable connector ever so slightly angled inward, making the plastic piece that holds the pins touch my ear (and it's a bit irritating, so much so that I had somebody file and buff the edge until it was rounded. The fit is decent, but the right tip had to be sanded and buffed down a hair to reduce an excess of pressure I was feeling. Besides that, everything is good (though I don't love how they make the sound tubes - they look like a separate piece is used rather than drilling and polishing them. It just doesn't look like a clean job, but I suppose it functions just fine.

 

I say go with Noble - they strike me as true craftsman and people just continue to rave about them in a way you don't see with other iem builders. The 4C got a great review from Joker, and he knows his customs as well as anyone.

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I own custom IEMs from most, but not quite all, of the brands out there. I'd put Noble build quality at the very tippy-top of the pile. UM is up there near the top, tied with a few other brands. I'd say Noble and UM are definitely above average though, based on my experiences with each.

 

Keep in mind that last bit - each experience will be slightly different. It's not like Audeze versus HiFiMAN versus Sennheiser, where you have build processes and quality control determining any variables. CIEMs are hand-built one at a time and (unless it's a teeny-tiny CIEM company) by different employees. So your experience with a Noble or UM CIEM may be different than mine. But again, I think you are more likely to get high quality with these brands than with some others. 

post #3030 of 5344
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One of our favorite sets of CIEMs as of late!

 

Nice work Wizard, nice work indeed. :cool:

 

Those remind me of dragon eggs.  Very, very nice!

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