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Noble Audio’s new super-affordable in-ear monitor debuts on Massdrop
Just 2,000 proprietary-driver Noble X IEMs available on this first run at $249/c.£200 and time is running out!
1st December 2016, Santa Barbara, USA — Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist, has launched the Noble X exclusively on Massdrop, a special limited edition in-ear monitor offering sensational value for money
Noble Audio has collaborated with Massdrop, the community-driven commerce site, to create an exclusive IEM. The new Noble X, which is available for a time-limited period on Massdrop, offers incredible value for money and features Noble’s new proprietary drive units for just $249 (around £200) — a price point not seen before in a Noble product.
The Noble X offers real exclusivity and distinct styling, differentiating it from Noble’s five-strong Classic IEM line, the inspiration for the new model. The Noble X for Massdrop features the same build materials and intricate 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.
Massdrop creates high-quality, custom gear, apparel, and products inspired and designed by its online communities. It provides millions of members with a place to connect, discuss and buy products together, and learn about the things that are important to them.
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
Price, availability, images and other points of note
Noble X: $249 (around £200 and subject to current exchange rates)
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop, estimated shipping date is March 15, 2017
Images (supplied courtesy of Massdrop) here
About Noble Audio
Noble Audio is a California-based in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist with a comprehensive product line principally designed by audiologist Dr. John Moulton AuD CCC-A. Offering universal and bespoke custom-fit monitors, the company has an international reputation for excellence across its range and is revered for its design aesthetic and exceptional sound quality.
The company’s painstakingly handcrafted custom designs, which often feature materials such as 24K gold nugget, carbon fibre, and some of the world’s most exotic woods, have earned Noble Audio a devoted global client base of discerning audiophiles. Its bespoke commissions have produced some of the most uniquely alluring audio products, representing a true juncture of art and function.
Today, Noble Audio has an extensive product portfolio from every day in-ear monitors to reference-level nine- and ten-driver custom-fit products.