"Noble and its first-ever product under $100"
Generally I would deem a company more ethical by foraying into the territory of "value" products, before throwing money into a no-name company selling IEMs for thousands of dollars.
However, that isn't the case. Noble's Wizard has proven that he is competent at designing IEMs , or at the very least a competent marketer and businessman.
That said, I feel the build quality of this IEM is abysmal. For 90 dollars you get a thin rubberized wire, chi-fi microphones in the signal path and a questionable TRRS jack as evidenced by it coming apart in another person's post below.
What gives with the components aside from the driver costing a maximum of 2 USD, assuming these are made in China. If they aren't there are Chinese parts, 100 percent as I see the OEM stuff used in it.
This is an example of using the brand-name labeling of Noble's name to sell IEMs highly inflated to the point it's no longer capitalism, but capitalist greed. There's zero reason these should be anywhere over the realm of 30 dollars and that's pushing it.
The real question the consumer has to ask themselves in 2019, is why are these companies scared of making a good product for a good price?
90 dollars is a lot of money, for a lot of people. For 90 dollars you should get a luxurious return in sound quality on investment, same with BUILD quality, in the IEM world. Don't support hyper-inflated money-grabs like these. These should have better sound, better build w/ removable cables at an equally better price.
Just seeing an IEM sold of this caliber by a company selling IEMs for several hundred, and thousands of dollars raises huge red flags regarding the company's ethics.
Even if they resolved these issues I feel it would be in moral conflict of the greater good to support a company like this.