Noble announce cheapest ever IEMs
Noble X Massdrop available for £200-ish
Hi-Fi NewsNoble Audio, a purveyor of high-performance in-ear monitors (IEMs), has launched exclusively on Massdrop the Noble X, a special limited edition in-ear monitor offering the most affordable way to sample their technology.
Massdrop is described as a community-driven commerce site and the new Noble X is available for a time-limited period from there at a special price of $249 (around £200 at current exchange rates) — a price point not seen before in a Noble product.
The Noble X's distinct styling, differentiating it from Noble’s five-strong Classic IEM line, features the same build materials and metalwork as Noble’s other models, but with a unique basket-weave texture and midnight blue finish.
Inside, each unit features two proprietary balanced armature drivers: one for midrange/treble duties and the other for bass; the latter featuring a reconfigured vented port for increased extension and a slight lift in overall bass response.
In response to feedback from Massdrop’s community, the Noble X has a shrink-wrapped cable guide in place of the memory wire featured in Noble’s other models. Further features include a detachable two-pin braided cable, aluminium end caps, plus a Massdrop presentation case with accessories. The promotion, or ‘drop’, is limited to 2,000 units (three per customer) and is available to both US and international consumers.
Noble X features:
Faceplates: anodized aluminium in midnight blue
Drivers: two proprietary balanced armature drivers per side
Impedance: 30 ohms
Frequency response: 15Hz – 20kHz
Cable: 127cm detachable, with industry-standard 2-pin configuration
Plug: 3.5mm, gold-plated
Included accessories: two pairs of single-flange silicone ear tips; two pairs of Noble foam ear tips, one pair of double-flange silicone ear tips; cleaning tool; carrying case; Noble warranty
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