Massdrop x Noble X

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  1. Out Of Your Head

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    Noble makes a cable for $80:
    https://nobleaudio.com/en/shop/accessories/
    But I haven't tried it. It looks good and the build quality is good. (I've seen one in person.)
    I am sure there are lots of other options since the Noble connectors are standard.
     

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    I think I'm going to wait until it arrives, and then get this one for my Android phone from Lunashops. Somebody mentioned seeing it on eBay but I can't find it there. The description says it works for both Droid and iCrap.

     
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    Did you notice if there's a switch to go back and forth between iOS and Android for full (volume button) functionality? Cable remotes are often described as cross-compatible, but the volume buttons only work with one system or the other.
     
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    There are only three buttons on the cable: vol up, vol down, and play/pause.

    However, I just tried it on a Nexus 6P Android phone, an iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5C. The controls worked on all of them.

    I am not sure what you mean by "full (volume button) functionality" though. But the volume up/down and play/pause buttons all worked on both iOS and Android without the need for a switch.
     
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    That's very interesting, because as far as I knew, volume button functionality wasn't cross-compatible. For example, my Samsung earbud remote volume buttons don't work on my iPad, and my wife's earpod's volume buttons don't work on my Galaxy phones. Maybe someone has figured out how to make a 'smart switch' like the Lunashops description says.

    Just did a quick search for such a switch and got these results, which indicate that they should be hardware incompatible.

    http://lifehacker.com/5911435/modify-any-iphone-headset-remote-to-work-with-android-devices
    http://android.stackexchange.com/qu...ons-on-earphones-headphones-work-with-android
     
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    Those articles are from 2012 and 2013. Maybe OS updates have changed things? I have no idea since I don't use the buttons on the cables.
    But, the Noble cable definitely worked on my Android and iOS devices.
     
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    In case you have not seen yours yet, Massdrop sent an email today:

    "We are working closely with Noble to ensure every aspect of the Noble X is up to their standards. Orders are expected to begin shipping this week with the remainder shipping out the following week."
     
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    Has anyone ever made their own over-the-ear stiff loop for their IEM cables using shrink wrap or other materials? I bought the Noble remote control cable for use with smartphones but there's no shrink-wrapped cable guide on them. Hopefully it won't impact their usability for me, but if it does, I may have to get creative with heat applied wrap...
     
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    This was a useful answer that @fraggler gave me:

     
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    Well, not only are my Noble-X apparently shipped, but better yet, it looks like the UK leg of the shipping will be Parcelfarce rather than Yodel- so I might actually get them without having to threaten to burn the building down.

    Props to @CEE TEE - as I suspect it's him kicking ass around shipping choices after what happened with the HD6xx that made a difference. Assuming USPS don't screw up, this should make Massdrop a lot less worrying to use again.
     
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    Will have limited or no access to big boy rigs for the next month or two and I chose to pack only two headphones: Andromeda and the Noble X.
     
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    If UPS tracking is anything to go by, I'll have the latter in the house to go along with the former early next week.
     
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    They are shipping this week. Mine are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Will try to post impressions next week. If you've got yours already and want to discuss, fire away.
     

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