Some more impressions of the N6:
With some extra brain burn in time, I'm enjoying the piss out of the Noble 6. I just listened to my favorite album of the year, The Lumineers. The N6 transported me to the studio, which is a major criteria for me when it comes down to seeing which iems are keepers. Furthermore, these iems are easily top tier in my book.
Refinement, resolution, imaging, and musical transparency (the ability of an iem to vanish, putting the listener directly in the music) are my criteria for calling an iem top tier, and the N6 delivers in spades. I'm especially stricken by how detailed it is, even with the fatigue-free signature. The imaging is also great. I'm a whore for great vocals, and the N6 blows me away in some tracks. My favorite iems for vocals are the ASG-2, TG334, and the Senn IE800, but the N6 is trying to be the D'Artagnan of the group.
Owners of the Noble 6, do yourself a favor and listen to this track. It's short, but really shows the prowess the N6 has with vocals.
It's not without caveats though. Again, I wish it wasn't so warm at low volumes. It also does't start to fully stretch its legs until it reaches volumes that I'm not comfortable listening at for long periods.
I'll expand more as I get more time with it.
Edited by eke2k6 - 12/27/13 at 2:46pm