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Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!

  1. ostewart
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  2. mugbot
    Any tips on getting the universals to fit? I've got a pair of the massdrop collabs but they don't seem to fit very well :frowning2:

    Haven't had this issue with other universals.
  3. PinkyPowers
    First tip: get a different cable.

    I've found the new Noble Universal design requires a cable that has a larger loop, preferably one with a connector that sticks out farther before the wire loops back. Otherwise, the cable hits my ear, and pushes the IEM out. I lose seal constantly.

    So I need a third-party cable just to use these. Not for sound quality, just ergonomics. This is true for both Sage and Encore, and I can only assume all the other Universal Nobles.

    Unfortunately, some third-party cables also don't have enough of a loop for these Noble IEMs. The ALO Reference 8 is one. I could not get any sort of seal using that cable. I literally couldn't get the IEM deep enough. The cable hits my outer ear, and it won't go any farther. I have some trouble with Effect Audio, as well. But not as much.

    This is not a cable issue, but a Noble Universal design issue. As these cables work just fine on any other 2-pin IEM you can get your hands on.
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  4. mugbot
    Hey that's a great idea. I've tried all sorts of tips but not the cable. Any recommends? (ideally reasonably priced)
  5. PinkyPowers
    I should acknowledge, plenty of people don't seem to have a problem with these IEMs and cables. But for many of us, it's terribly frustrating.

    I just put on the Effect Audio Ares II (not plus), and Sage fits quite well with this cable. Sound wise, also, there is great synergy.

    A plusSound cable will fit even better, as they use very long connectors.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2017
  6. guisess93
    sorry for digging this up. I'm about to purchase the pelican 1042 foam set too. From the reviews I've read on Amazon, the cubes thickness = the foam set thickness, i.e. our items will actually touch the rubber tray surface. Is this the case for you too? Thanks
  7. WayneWoondirts
  8. FullCircle
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  9. Terco
    4 month with the encores and I'm in love them! but seriously I need a new cable! I fixed the my tips issue with the Symbio Wide bore eartips highly recommend!! and for cables I'm interested in the Effect Audio Thor Silver II+ with the JH24 Set for Bass Control but I think the are a bit overpriced ($600+), I'm very sure someone asked this already but what other good cables you guys recommend? I'm can spend around $500, otherwise I think I will wait till CamJam NYC in February to test some cables.

  10. Wyville
    Well Pinky gave one option recently...
    Mind you, Thor II is an atypical silver (warmer/darker) cable whereas Thor II+ is more like a typical silver cable. (The "Plus" designation indicates cables are within their usual material characteristics.)

    I think Pinky has tried a few other options that could be interesting.
  11. PinkyPowers
    The plusSound Gold-Plated Copper fills Encore out in a wonderful way, while also being one of the most transparent cables I've heard. Suits Encore beautifully.
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  12. muziq
    Second Plussound; I'm using their X6 silver + gold and it's great. Also, Christian was top-notch with email response times and shipping.
  13. Felicitous
    Does the Encore have tuning ports or anything besides the 3 bores and pin port? I didn't seem to notice but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
  14. Mfalcon
    What kind of wipes do y’all use for custom acrylics? Alcohol wipes or something else?
  15. meomap
    I usually use the wipe came with my glass case with no alcohol for my K10C.

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