Noble announce cheapest ever IEMs

Noble X Massdrop available for £200-ish

by Mark Hodgkinson Dec 3, 2016 at 10:20 AM


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    Noble announce cheapest ever IEMs
    Noble 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
    Weight: 19.5g
    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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