Originally Posted by caracara08
Curious, who has heard the Noble 6 and are there any impressions anywhere? Kunlun mentioned some things but just wondering if anyone else has any insight...
I posted a brief impression earlier in this thread about the Noble 6 prototypes:
I don't think anyone has actually taken delivery of the Noble 6 final production versions. (There may be some out there for review, but I don't know.)
In general, the highs are great, better than my Heir 8.A's. The bass is fast, tight, controlled. The only thing I miss is the quantity of bass which I believe is much higher on say the K10's. I may be missing some of the bass due to not getting a really good seal using the prototype shells. I think the final production shells will fit my ears better. I also haven't tried all the tips. I just tried the foam tips and some Sure foam tips I had lying around.
Update: Before hitting send, I decided to try the double flange tips that come with the Noble universals. In the past, with Heir universals, the double flange tips did not work well for me, but for some reason with the Noble 6's, they give me a MUCH better seal than the foam tips.
I had a suspicion I was not getting a good seal before, but now, what a difference! The bass is MUCH stronger and yet still fast, controlled, etc. Across the spectrum, the sound is much fuller. I should have tried the other tips a long time ago... I can also tell that the seal is much better since I am getting more sound isolation.
Hmm... with the proper seal, the 6's are even better than I thought before. Simply amazing! Now I can't think of any IEM or CIEM I have heard that are better. Although it's been a long time since I heard the K10 demo versions, I am feeling that the N6 sound is very K10-like. We'll see once my K10's show up, but I can't imagine the sound getting any better!