1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

    Dismiss Notice

Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

  1. Wyville
    My guess is that you will really like it. Listening to them back to back I preferred the sweetness of the Dulce Bass, but I did take a minute or two extra with the Sage. :wink:
     
    Oscar-HiFi and ostewart like this.
  2. Felicitous
    DISCLAIMER: I didn't blast volume or attach an amp to my iPhone.

    Can anyone tell me what a damaged BA would sound like? Sometimes I hear distortion but I can't tell if it's a song or something sometimes. It's like if I go up anything past 60% some songs distort and buzz at very specific parts. Is there a test I can run??? I'm sorry, but I've been looking it up and no dice. :/
     
  3. FullCircle
    Is the buzz one sided?

    If so, reverse the cable connection from right to left. If the buzz maintains its presence in the same ear piece, then it is a driver issue.
     
    Noble Audio Stay updated on Noble Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/NobleAudio https://www.twitter.com/noblebywizard https://www.instagram.com/nobleaudio https://nobleaudio.com/en/ contact@nobleaudio.com
  4. Felicitous
    Before I do that, would the buzz be present at any volume? Because it's perfectly fine around lower and regular volume. I feel like it could be the Encore being super resolving and not playing nicey nice with some tracks...since my Dulce Bass doesn't do that...
     
  5. FullCircle
    Hard to say really. But if you do as I suggested, it will localize the problem as either being in the recording mix or the earphones.
     
    Noble Audio Stay updated on Noble Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/NobleAudio https://www.twitter.com/noblebywizard https://www.instagram.com/nobleaudio https://nobleaudio.com/en/ contact@nobleaudio.com
  6. Felicitous
    @FullCircle so I bring some(little) good news and some(mostly) bad news. Good news is that both cables work and all I can say is build quality is godly especially that socket. Bad news is...I did the switch, switched the cable,did the switch again...and it persists. I even went higher in volume by a few notches to make sure I wasn't insane. Dulce almost went full tilt before distortion, both sides. Encore left side did the same, right side couldn't follow suit and distorted many volume clicks before that. My very first post here noticed how the right nozzle was milled off more than the photos but I thought nothing of it. I don't know what to do.
     
  7. FullCircle
    Lets try to be clear

    Step 1

    Determine the side where the "buzz" is

    (lets say for example the buzz is in the right ear)

    Step 2

    Remove the IEMs from the cable

    Step 3

    Connect the left socket to the right ear IEM

    Connect the right socket to the left ear IEM


    Step 4

    Listen again, and determine if the buzz is still in the right ear/IEM



    If the buzz sound is still heard in the right ear, then it is an issue with the IEM


    If the buzz sound is now heard in the left ear, then the buzz is from the source
     
    Noble Audio Stay updated on Noble Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/NobleAudio https://www.twitter.com/noblebywizard https://www.instagram.com/nobleaudio https://nobleaudio.com/en/ contact@nobleaudio.com
  8. Felicitous
    @FullCircle I'm sorry if it came off the wrong way, that's exactly what I did twice over :l
     
  9. FullCircle
    So is it the source or the IEM with the IEM?
     
    Noble Audio Stay updated on Noble Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/NobleAudio https://www.twitter.com/noblebywizard https://www.instagram.com/nobleaudio https://nobleaudio.com/en/ contact@nobleaudio.com
  10. Felicitous
    Unfortunately, it's the iem. What kills me is that it's only ONE side and a VERY narrow range. I went from iPhone 6S>iPhone 6>HTC 10>LG V20>laptop with Oppo HA2-SE with the same end result.
     
  11. FullCircle
    If the "Buzz" follows the IEM (meaning buzz on right, switch the cable left to right) and the right ear iem still has a buzz, then switching sources will not make any difference.


    Due to communication issues, I'm thinking it would be best to send them off to California (Brannan) and we will take over from that point.

    You need to reach out to Brannan from here on out.
     
    Noble Audio Stay updated on Noble Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/NobleAudio https://www.twitter.com/noblebywizard https://www.instagram.com/nobleaudio https://nobleaudio.com/en/ contact@nobleaudio.com
  12. Felicitous
    @FullCircle and this is EXACTLY why I bought the dulce bass and then the encore in the first place. None of the...no way you're wrong or the no we can't help you. I was quite scared that I was just gonna be told tough luck right from the get go...
     
  13. Psychonaut71
    Looking for some thoughts and recommendations please folks.
    I'm looking for an iem which kind of sits in between the sound of my Oppo PM-1 and the Beyer DT1990 PRO. I don't want it too smooth and overly warm, and don't want it too thin and analytical either. Ideally would like some rich mids, some sparkle in the treble and a punchy accurate bass.
    Which of the Noble range of universal iems would be best suited. Ideally looking at the mid-tier range rather the TOTL as funds are limited for now. The Sage, at least on paper, looks like a good all-rounder? Will be running it with a Chord Mojo.
     
    Oscar-HiFi likes this.
  14. ostewart
    So these arrived today :D

    DSC_8892.jpg
     
  15. ThomasHK
    You might want to check the Katana. It's not overly warm, has rich mids and sparkly treble. The bass is punchy and not too present (i.e. not a basshead IEM).
     
    NickL33 likes this.

Share This Page