Does anyone own both the Noir and the regular/original Classics? If so, what are the similarities and differences? Also is the cup color on the originals lighter than the Noir?

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HawaiiR
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Apr 25, 2021
Alright, so to follow up on my own question I did a decent amount of research (reviews, videos, forum posts), and while only one person's been able to confirm the similarities/differences, here's what I've found for anyone else who's interested:
  1. Apparently, they are both pretty much the same as far as sound signature, comfort, etc, with the exception being that the Noir comes with two sets of pads, one of which changes the sound signature and comfort a tad.
  2. The color on the classics is definitely lighter, but the degree to which varies. I've seen a few (maybe it was just the lighting) that seemed quite a bit on the lighter side than what was pictured on the site, which were a very nice Walnut (and no these were not the Maple ones).
I've also heard that perforated pads help tighten up the bass and tame the highs a bit. Considering the pads only run about $20, I may just save a few bucks on the Noire and get some pads to clean up the sound a bit.