I have the Tralucent silver/gold alloy cable here with me. I may give that a shot on the N6 later.
I just don't like "bloated" bass. I admit I might be reading things wrong, but when I see things like "mid bass emphasis" it makes me think of bass bloat (as in, interfering w/ the mids). Now, I love me some SUB bass, when the track calls for it. I'd like to try the N6, but not for what could amount to a $200 re-stocking fee. I'll be doing some traveling for work over the next few months. Maybe I'll get lucky & be somewhere close to a head-fi meet where they will be available for a listen. I wish I could get over my hang-ups about customs, otherwise I'd simply roll the dice w/ the K10, since they seem to be universally praised. I will say, I really like Noble's styling sensibilities.
I understand. I may be sending my Noble 6 out on a short loan tour in the next couple of weeks, max 4 people. I'll contact you then.