Massdrop and Noble Audio


New product announcement

Press release from Noble Audio and 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.


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

Pricing and availability

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