Degauss’ latest experiment with audio engineering, the Noir, is the most recent installation that portrays their commitment towards quality and excellent sound production accessories. The Noir earphones are a bit more expensive than their Dual Driver sibling. However, these are the worth the invest and little hike in the price. So, let's get started with the Noir Earphones by Degauss Labs.
Unboxing and Foremost ThoughtsAt first glance, the Noir looks quite like the Dual Driver, except the color scheming brings out a blend of flat polished black surfaces, the Dual Driver, on the other hand, are gold and black. These earphones also feature the Degauss Labs’ three-button in-line remote, the signature components that adds a different look to the earphones. But that's it.
PricingThe earphones are available on the official Degauss Labs website. You can get the Noir 3-Button earphone for a reasonable price of $109. Moreover, the company also offers a specialized addition for the iPhone 7 with lightning cable jack at the cost of $129, and the USB-C edition for new smartphones like One Plus 3T at the same of $129.
ReviewThe price is a little more than its other competitors but with so many accessories and the purest music pouring through the earphones can be a good bargain.
The Noir has a rugged aluminium housing surrounding the headset bases but weighs less than the Dual Drivers (1 gm). It also sports a fine twisted-pair rubber-coated wire (1.2m) instead of the flat ribbon-like cables.
Apart from the earphones themselves, the box also contained two distinct sets of silicone earbuds, a total of five different sizes and additionally two pairs of individual noise-isolating earbuds, which are made of compressible foam by Comply.
Sound QualityI tested the Noir with more than four different devices including my iPhone 6, Mi Note 3, Nexus 5 and a Moto M. Even though it is a Hybrid In-Ear it works fairly well with a standard smartphone, an amp with a little output independence is not necessarily needed. To get the most out these earphones, I had them compared with the Audio-Technica ATH-CKX9IS, and it didn't disappoint me.
For some, the Noir may be too bass heavy, especially with genres like classical. But luckily the Noir reacts very well with an equalizer such as the equalizer of the Neutron Player for smartphones. It is definitely a Bass Monster.
The Noir is an in-ear headphone with a dynamic driver and a balanced armature driver for an incredibly good price, other in ears with a dynamic driver and a balanced armature driver can sometimes cost twice as much.
- Good resolution and large soundstage
- Includes the largest amount of accessories with an earphone
- Good price-value ratio
- Small housing
- Works pretty well with Equalizers
- Money Back Guarantee for 14 days
- Degauss Labs offer free shipping to the US, Canada and the UK
- Perhaps too much bass for the lite souls
- The company is based out in Sweden, so you need to import them. However, the delivery is quick and works without problems
Final WordsSo, this was my take on the Noir Earphones, a powerful sound beast with massive bass outputs. I hope that this review describes of what it brings to have an in-ear with a dynamic and a balanced armature driver at the same time.
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Do share your thoughts and let me know if you’re going for the Noir Earphones. They are available at multiple International E-Commerce sites. Moreover, you can also get them import from the official Degauss Labs website.