Noble 5 Universal BA IEM
Noble 5 Universal BA IEM
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Product Description
After years of working as an audiologist, lead designer John Moulton teamed with Brannan Mason for a series of custom IEM’s, managing to fit 10 drivers into their most popular model. Now tasked with making a universal model, the team had to dial the count down to five drivers, but that’s more than enough to get your head rocking ... Read More

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BradNewman
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Dec 16, 2015
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Please bring this back!
Dec 16, 2015
truittdill
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Jul 16, 2014
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please bring this back...or Like noble 3 or 4 or 6 or something
Jul 16, 2014
wyd4
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Jun 5, 2014
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Shattered this didn't take off
Jun 5, 2014
gama
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May 20, 2014
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Do you think it is possible to get custom fit for it?
May 20, 2014
sq3rjick
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May 20, 2014
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You can get the custom fit version of these on Noble's website -- you're looking at the 5C (hard acrylic) or 5S (softer silicone). You're not going to see the custom version of these on Massdrop, as Brannan already stated. You're going to be much better off going custom from the get-go rather than buying these universals and having them reshelled -- you'll have the warranty and Noble will bend over backwards to make sure you're a satisfied customer.
May 20, 2014
gama
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May 21, 2014
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Thanks for the explanation. I might save a bit more and then go for the custom one. Thanks.
May 21, 2014
doctorjazz
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May 16, 2014
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One thing I noticed looking at Head-Fi on the other Noble iems is that they have beautiful decorations on the body of the units...any options to get this other than in the grey plastic? Unless I missed this, I didn't note it in the description.
May 16, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 16, 2014
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The IEMs you are referring to are either our custom IEMs or our Wizard IEMs which are built one off (not made to order) and placed on our site for sale in lots. This drop is for the Classic (standard) version of the Noble 5, which comes in a standard black shell as pictured.
http://nobleaudio.com/products/universal/
May 16, 2014
TealRice
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May 16, 2014
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never heard of noble, anyone want to chime in on these. Hows the warranty, and I dont seem to find any reviews for these out there
May 16, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 16, 2014
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The Noble 5 comes with a two-year limited warranty.
http://nobleaudio.com/support/warranty-information/
The Noble 5, despite being purchased by many, has not been widely discussed. We are hoping that if the drop goes through folks will chime in online and share their thoughts!
May 16, 2014
lachness
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May 14, 2014
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Hi Brannan,
I think we met this year at AXPONA. I was really impressed with all your products, thanks for taking the time to come out and demo you stuff.
I know its probably more difficult to work out the logistics, but do you have any plans to offer any of your custom products on Massdrop, or run any promotions for them. Universal IEM are great but personally I would prefer a CIEM. Thanks.
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 18, 2014
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Sounds like a plan, thanks for your support!
May 18, 2014
WinterCharm
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Jul 7, 2014
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Oh no!!! I can't believe I missed this drop! :c
Jul 7, 2014
sq3rjick
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May 14, 2014
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I own a Noble Kaiser 10 (listening to them now, actually), and my wife has a 4C. Noble's customer service simply cannot be beat. I'm seriously considering getting these, even though I have no real need. If you're on the fence, you should take the plunge. Noble's customer support is second to none, and the sound quality is absolutely top notch. You won't be disappointed!
May 14, 2014
Kieran
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May 17, 2014
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are you /u/they_have_bagels by any chance?
May 17, 2014
sq3rjick
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May 18, 2014
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Caught me. :-)
May 18, 2014
jok3r
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May 14, 2014
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Are there any reviews on head-fi on these, i can only find the N4 and N6
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 14, 2014
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While there are a good number of Noble 5 out there, not many folks have shared their thoughts. That's the primary the reasons we are doing this drop. If the drop goes through, we hope folks will share their thoughts.
Audio-Head.com wrote a review of the 5S (silicone custom version of the N5) and you can read about it here: http://audio-head.com/the-noble-5s-custom-in-ear/#more-2393
May 14, 2014
Binge
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Binge
May 14, 2014
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Ordered some customs with Noble and very excited to see their presence on Massdrop. Their customer support is top notch. I would suggest anyone looking for high end portables to give this drop serious consideration.
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 14, 2014
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Thank you!
May 14, 2014
jellenberger
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May 14, 2014
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I have a pair of the Noble 5's and I absolutely love them. They are really comfortable and sound fantastic out of a smart phone or amped.
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 14, 2014
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Thanks for the kind words, glad to hear you are enjoying your N5! :-)
May 14, 2014
apertotes
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May 14, 2014
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I know that audiophiles feel the contrary, but I just wish they were wireless. BT audio quality is not as bad as it used to be, and with advances like aptx the music is transmitted with virtually no loss.
Right now there are no high-end Bluetooth IEM other than Bluebuds X, and they are not so high-end.
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 14, 2014
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APTX is definitely a big step forward for Bluetooth and wireless audio. That being said, there are still many things that need to be considered on the IEM side of things such as batteries, charging, physical size, etc...
May 14, 2014
djcarpentier
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May 14, 2014
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Hi Brannan. Great your here to answer some questions. Just wondering how the 5C compares to the heir 5.0. Only ask as I've owned the 5.0 before. Many thanks.
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 14, 2014
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Correct!
May 14, 2014
vocode
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May 14, 2014
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Just wanted to let you guys know that 5.0 is awesome. Can't get enough of it!
May 14, 2014
Klypso54
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May 14, 2014
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Why did you choose the ugliest ?? :(
May 14, 2014
smellyfungus
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May 14, 2014
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do these run ok straight from an iPod? heard noble at a meet and they were awesome.
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 14, 2014
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Yes, these will run straight out of your iPod with plenty of volume to spare. Glad to hear you were able to come see us at a meet!
May 14, 2014
ChaoticKinesis
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May 13, 2014
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Are there any detailed measurements/graphs available on these? I'm rather curious about what the reasoning is behind having two mid and two high frequency drivers paired with a single low, when most distortion is in the bass frequencies. What advantages would such a configuration offer over a standard three-way, three-driver setup?
May 13, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 13, 2014
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Thanks for the questions!
Like the vast majority of companies out there, we do not provide measurements or graphs for our products.
The reasoning behind having two mid and two high drivers paired with a single low driver is two fold. First of all, the driver used for low frequency response in the Noble 5 is one of the largest (if not the largest) manufactured by Knowles for this purpose. Second, the human ear is extremely poor at localizing low frequencies and therefore additional low frequency drivers do not necessarily result in the same audible refinement as additional mid or high frequency drivers do. In short, since the human ear is very good a localizing mid and high frequencies, more drivers are dedicated to reproducing this part of the spectrum and the result is a more refined sound that you can actually hear.
May 13, 2014
boneofimba
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May 13, 2014
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Hey Brannan, any chance of Noble 4 drop?
May 13, 2014
boneofimba
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May 14, 2014
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From what I've read both N5 and N6 have a lot of emphasis in bass. If the N5 do have more in the bass region I doubt it'd be my cup of tea as I'm looking for a chance in sound sig.
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 14, 2014
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I recommend you check out the N4.
May 14, 2014
Acidtrip69
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May 13, 2014
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i would like some iems some day, but theses cost too much. That's why i hope some Shure IEMS go up for sale on massdrop
May 13, 2014
brandy
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May 14, 2014
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Hi Brannan ! If the 5's reach the 519 level it's going to be an early BD present for Me !!
May 14, 2014
BRANNAN
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Noble Audio
May 14, 2014
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Excellent news! I sincerely hope the N5 reaches that level, we've got them all packed up and ready to go.
May 14, 2014
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