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post #886 of 5526
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Originally Posted by bangkokkid View Post
 

 

 

You know, I'm not a guy who believes that any one IEM or company is the best at SQ or performance for everyone, but you guys really take the crown (hehe) when it comes to aesthetics. It's almost like you guys put as much emphasis on design as on SQ. :beerchug:

 


 

 

 

I've been listening to the N6 all day, and these things can be stupid good under certain conditions. I hesitate to say too much because I like to evaluate iems using similar tiered iems as a baseline. 

post #887 of 5526
I don't like writing and don't think I know what I'm talking about, but I can give a few impressions of the Noble 4:

The soundstage on these is very nice, the clarity in the midrange sticks out to me the most in the sound signature and the upper midrange is probably my favorite part. The treble has plenty sparkle, but is neutral (although very present). These fall towards the middle on the smooth-agressive scale (leaning towards smooth). The bass is almost perfect for me, it doesn't stick out, but it performs very capably and is definitely not lacking. It's punchy, quick, and full enough for what the track brings. Overall, clear, neutral phone with natural bass, full and detailed mids, and pretty bright treble.

They hurt my ears though, but I blame my genetics. I was going to sell them, but after turning on the music, I decided otherwise. They're my favorite universals so far. biggrin.gif

And like one of the posts above, I had to workout shortly after testing these and my exercise phones also sounded thin and congested in comparison.

Oh, my favorite tips are the double flanges, but the blue stemmed ones have the most comfort/sound value, so I use them!
Edited by lewisbot - 12/26/13 at 7:11pm
post #888 of 5526

How on earth did you guys fit the blue stemmed ones onto the iem.  The red ones have bigger wholes and are much thicker so they are easier to fit onto the iem.

post #889 of 5526
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Originally Posted by lewisbot View Post

I don't like writing and don't think I know what I'm talking about, but I can give a few impressions:

The soundstage on these is very nice, the clarity in the midrange sticks out to me the most in the sound signature and the upper midrange is probably my favorite part. The treble has plenty sparkle, but is neutral (although very present). These fall towards the middle on the smooth-agressive scale (leaning towards smooth). The bass is almost perfect for me, it doesn't stick out, but it performs very capably and is definitely not lacking. It's punchy, quick, and full enough for what the track brings. Overall, clear, neutral phone with natural bass, full and detailed mids, and pretty bright treble.

They hurt my ears though, but I blame my genetics. I was going to sell them, but after turning on the music, I decided otherwise. They're my favorite universals so far. biggrin.gif

And like one of the posts above, I had to workout shortly after testing these and my exercise phones also sounded thin and congested in comparison.

Oh, my favorite tips are the double flanges, but the blue stemmed ones have the most comfort/sound value, so I use them!

I'm sorry if I missed it, but which model did you get?
post #890 of 5526
LOL, fudge... I got the Noble 4. I'll add that to the post.
post #891 of 5526
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Originally Posted by lewisbot View Post

LOL, fudge... I got the Noble 4. I'll add that to the post.

How does it fare against your ety er4? 

post #892 of 5526
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

How does it fare against your ety er4? 

I have yet to do a direct comparison with my etys. I do think it's less bright and more a little more full in the bass region, but I'll see sometime later.
post #893 of 5526
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Originally Posted by bangkokkid View Post
 

That reminds me of a time when I was a kid and I loved to play with marbles and sometimes I ended just collecting them. Great picture by the way makes me want them all (my precious!!!!!!!!!!!)

post #894 of 5526

Can anyone that has received the 3 or 4 run this sweep and let me know if and where any dips or spikes are?  Hopefully IF gets some review samples in.

 

http://onlinetonegenerator.com/hearingtest.html


Edited by Solude - 12/26/13 at 7:46pm
post #895 of 5526
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Originally Posted by Instinct View Post
 

How on earth did you guys fit the blue stemmed ones onto the iem.  The red ones have bigger wholes and are much thicker so they are easier to fit onto the iem.

 

Dr. John himself mentioned using tweezers at one point in this thread. (I'm not kidding.)

 

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

Can anyone that has received the 3 or 4 run this sweep and let me know if and where any dips or spikes are?  Hopefully IF gets some review samples in.

 

http://onlinetonegenerator.com/hearingtest.html

 

Will do when I receive tomorrow. This actually looks like quite a handy tool in general! :smile:

post #896 of 5526
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Originally Posted by drm870 View Post
 

 

Dr. John himself mentioned using tweezers at one point in this thread. (I'm not kidding.)

 

Will do when I receive tomorrow. This actually looks like quite a handy tool in general! :smile:

 

Hmmm...I think it was needle nose pliers, not tweezers. You put the eartip nozzle over the pointy end of the pliers and gently open the handles to stretch the eartip a bit so it fits over the IEM nozzle.

 

post #897 of 5526
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And like one of the posts above, I had to workout shortly after testing these and my exercise phones also sounded thin and congested in comparison.

Oh, my favorite tips are the double flanges, but the blue stemmed ones have the most comfort/sound value, so I use them!

 

I guess you're referring  to me?  Working out while listening to music do often change any clear perception that you/I compare it to since we are looking at what is front of you than hearing what is in your ears   :wink_face: 

 

I know, it doesn't make sense.. But on the other hand I agree, try double flanges, although  not quite the stock ones, but the Meelectronics double flanges works really well for me, although they do place the housing a tad further out and as always a subjective experience.

post #898 of 5526
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Originally Posted by Instinct View Post
 

How on earth did you guys fit the blue stemmed ones onto the iem.  The red ones have bigger wholes and are much thicker so they are easier to fit onto the iem.

 

the way I did it was to flip the outer sleeve the other way completely.  Squeeze the blue part into a line and slide it onto one side first. Slowly attempt to cover the other side. Wiggling, swearing, and praying might also help. 

post #899 of 5526

Yep, it was your post, Jupiterknight. No, it actually does make sense. It's why I didn't name the exercise earphones that I use. :p

 

I'll check out those double flanges.

post #900 of 5526
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Originally Posted by lewisbot View Post
 

Yep, it was your post, Jupiterknight. No, it actually does make sense. It's why I didn't name the exercise earphones that I use. :p

 

I'll check out those double flanges.

 

I'm so very pleased that you realized that I was quoting you..:wink_face: So sorry, I missed out on bringing you into the right context. It is all so complicated how to get around to please everyone:blink:.

 

Anyhow, yes do try out the double flanges. So far it works for me, which means it might not work for you.. just a suggestion.. :beerchug:

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