I visited with Noble Audio and Brannan at the Washington, DC Canfest Capital Audio show yesterday. It was great to listen to all the different Noble models and meet with Brannan who was very helpful. I recommend anyone in the MD/VA/DC area who has time today stops by the show. I own the Noble FR wizard universal and very much like them, I plan to do a review later next month but my overall impression is that switching back/forth between the modes will teach you more about your listening preferences based on how a song is recorded, your mood and time of day and how that impacts whether you want a relaxed or technical sound, and style of music than any other way. For those searching for their favorite sound, it may reduce the wait for Godot so many of us find ourselves in when buying headphones of all kinds. I mainly listen to full size headphones (lcd-3. Ath-w5000, he-400) and like the FR a lot, it's a nice compliment and allows for very close and satisfying listening. I often switch back/forth during songs and even sometimes mix the modes aka R in my left ear, F in right. Relative to listening and picking the right model, I feel that more drivers does not necessarily translate to the sound you may like best. Each iem is tuned to a slightly different sound profile. At the same time I will say that the Noble 10 was fantastic. So sometimes more is better, but I can't say that's universally the case after listening to all the models. I walked away feeling my FR purchase was the perfect one for me.
Edited by Techophile - 7/27/14 at 4:56am