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Yay\(><)/ , how much is it? I will definitely buy it , I have a heir 3.a.i but unfortunately crack the left ear , I hope to buy something more detail and smooth , but also more analytical to mix music , this one is very interesting

 

For more info: http://nobleaudio.com/products/universal/switch/

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Thanks for including me, I had no idea this thread existed. 

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SETUP:   Colorfly C3 > JDS Labs C5

               iMac 2011 > Stoner Acoustics UD110v2 > JDS Labs C5

               16/44 FLAC and ALAC

 

TEST TRACKS:     

              Dr. Chesky’s Ultimate Headphone Demonstration Disc

              Dream Theater - Greatest Hit (…and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)

              Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

              Tina Turner - Greatest Hits

              Roxette - Greatest Hits

                            

 

 

Roxette?!?!  Sweet!  "Lala, Lala, la, these IEMs got the look."

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Roxette?!?!  Sweet!  "Lala, Lala, la, these IEMs got the look."

 

Yes! One of the very few records that's mastered really well despite the bright sound signature.

Great for testing sibilance prone IEMs.

post #20 of 48

2 sound signatures and damn good looking to boot? If only I had any money...

post #21 of 48

Kind of wish I lived in Australia so I could join the fun.

These look and, I gather, sound sweet.

 

If anyone can compare to the Noble 6 Universal, that would be super.

 

Cheers.

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2 sound signatures and damn good looking to boot? If only I had any money...

Specially when they are the Wizard design ones... :tongue_smile:

 

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Kind of wish I lived in Australia so I could join the fun.

These look and, I gather, sound sweet.

 

If anyone can compare to the Noble 6 Universal, that would be super.

 

Cheers.

 

Joker has briefly auditioned them. He made references to Noble 4S and also compared the Noble 4S to the Noble 6, so these may give you a picture of how they all compare...

http://theheadphonelist.com/brief-impressions-noble-fr-pr-perfect-seal-sportbud-silver-minerva-mi-performer-pro-mi-artist-pro/

http://theheadphonelist.com/brief-impressions-noble-6-dunu-dn-2000-nuforce-t-peos-ear-earphones/

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I've got the PR now. Had a lot of trouble getting them to fit. They have a huge nozzle and the barrel is very chunky. Using some audiofly complys I had not and seem to have a good seal.

Initial impressions, I'm finding the switch idea a bit disconcerting. The two profiles are very different, switching mid song makes them sound horrible. But I'm getting used to it now. In switch up mode, they are smooth and very clean, switch down and they are more aggressive and faster. I actually really like both, they're both very flat and well balanced.

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I've got the PR now. Had a lot of trouble getting them to fit. They have a huge nozzle and the barrel is very chunky. Using some audiofly complys I had not and seem to have a good seal.

Initial impressions, I'm finding the switch idea a bit disconcerting. The two profiles are very different, switching mid song makes them sound horrible. But I'm getting used to it now. In switch up mode, they are smooth and very clean, switch down and they are more aggressive and faster. I actually really like both, they're both very flat and well balanced.

 

It'll be interesting to see how I get on with these if they have a large nozzle. Is it comparable to other earphones you've tried? 

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It'll be interesting to see how I get on with these if they have a large nozzle. Is it comparable to other earphones you've tried? 

I have heaps of tips but almost none fitted. Audiofly was all I could get on it.

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I have heaps of tips but almost none fitted. Audiofly was all I could get on it.

 

From AF78 or something?

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From AF78 or something?

Yep.

post #28 of 48
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I've got the PR now. Had a lot of trouble getting them to fit. They have a huge nozzle and the barrel is very chunky. Using some audiofly complys I had not and seem to have a good seal.

Initial impressions, I'm finding the switch idea a bit disconcerting. The two profiles are very different, switching mid song makes them sound horrible. But I'm getting used to it now. In switch up mode, they are smooth and very clean, switch down and they are more aggressive and faster. I actually really like both, they're both very flat and well balanced.

 

 

Yes, the A/B switch really allows one to do some very clear direct comparisons, as auditory memory is so short.

 

The A/B switch makes the transition very fast so one can hear the difference.

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #29 of 48
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It'll be interesting to see how I get on with these if they have a large nozzle. Is it comparable to other earphones you've tried?

 

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I have heaps of tips but almost none fitted. Audiofly was all I could get on it.

 

I have used the Dunu DN-1000 spiral tips and they work wonders for comfort and seal.

As far as sound goes, the Meelec M9 bi-flanges are the best at keeping the bass tuning intact.

http://www.meelec.com/product_p/tipset4-m9bk-mee.htm

post #30 of 48

So I'm about to send these off. I'm not going to write a full review, I've had a bad head cold for the past week and my ears have been a bit blocked and I struggled to get a good fit with these. So I don't think I've had time to assess them properly. But here are my partial conclusions...

 

Build/fit/aesthetics: The build quality on these is excellent, solid and under-stated. The housing is huge, so much so that I had difficulty getting a good fit.

 

Switch: This is very interesting idea. At first I found it quite disconcerting. If you switch too much it just makes both modes sound bad. But once you get the hang of it it is pretty cool. I found myself mostly using the "Pure" mode, but switching to the more aggressive R mode for music with electric guitars when you want that extra bite. I think ultimately I'd prefer a single mode somewhere in the middle of the two, but I think I lot of people will really like the switch idea.

 

SQ: I think these would be better called Noble FA, Flat and Agressive. Reference and Pure are a bit vague and the descriptions they give make them sound the same. Switch up, "Pure" mode, they struck me as very flat. They remind me of the ER-4 in this mode, smooth, natural, balanced and detailed. Nothing out of place. But like the ER-4, at times lacking that last smidge of treble energy. In "Reference" mode, they tilt more towards the treble, giving them a clearer, more energetic character. Still good balance but trading off a little natural smoothness. In both modes bass is very flat natural, but bass-heads will find them lacking. Soundstage and imaging is superb, huge and very accurate to my ears.

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