Originally Posted by Mimouille
Try to listen for yourself, each has his own references and tastes. I know people to whom the S-EM6 trebble sounds just how they like it and more sparkly trebble sounds aggressive. I myself do like a bit more sparkle up top.
Agreeing from the first place and I am actually quite tolerant to wide range of sound sig to enjoy most of them.
I think darker sound sig does not impress people too much when tested, because it may sound lacking excitement as well as clarity, and also kind of muffled.
However it is usually good for long hour listening with less fatigue, and once you get used to it, contributes to listen very details of mids (vocal) and bass. Usually the sound is felt to be smooth.
In a sense your brain needs to be adjusted. (I remember S-EM6 or SE846 was not really impressive first few days or even weeks)
Brighter sound we can enjoy more easily from the first moment.
Down side for me personally is that it may be more fatiguing, and sometimes felt too good to be real. (Not as much as artificial though)
I do listen to music intensely for quite long hours so this leeds me to pick up darker ones quite often.
These are just my thoughts of course.
I've visited Noble website and got impression they are doing one serious business.
So I am already pretty sure I will enjoy their sound too if I can get one.
(However I won't be judging which is better or worse.)Edited by tyojpn - 1/15/14 at 7:38pm