Noble Audio Falcon Pro review: warm tube wireless sound


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It seems that we are gradually approaching the point where TWS headphones and truly high-quality sound will not be

mutually exclusive concepts.A striking proof of this is the flagship model Noble Audio Falcon Pro. The headphones managed to surprise with really great sound quality, which is head and shoulders above all TWS models that have ever been heard before. Perhaps in terms of sound quality, the Noble Audio Falcon Pro is currently the best TWS earbuds available. This is the main, but not the only advantage of the model. They are very comfortable both in terms of landing and handling. They work for a long time on a single charge and are protected from dust and moisture, making them quite suitable for sports. Perhaps, only a price slightly less can stop you from buying. UAH 11,000 What makes the Noble Audio Falcon Pro one of the mostexpensive TWS models on the market. Well, for some, the absence of active noise cancellation may be critical. Although the headphones and passive sound insulation is very good.

Noble Audio Falcon Pro

One of the best TWS earbuds for sound quality

Flagship in-ear hybridTWS headphones with one dynamic and two reinforcing emitters. They have great sound quality, long battery life and support for wireless charging. Supports touch control. Waterproof to IPX5 standard. Bluetooth 5.2 is used for connection, there is support for SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX Adaptive codecs.

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5 reasons to buy the Noble Audio Falcon Pro:

  • incredible sound quality for a TWS model;
  • comfortable and lightweight design;
  • protection against moisture IPX5;
  • very stable connection;
  • long battery life;

2 reasons not to buy the Noble Audio Falcon Pro:

  • high price;
  • you need an active noise canceling model.

Fast passage:

  1. Who are Noble Audio?
  2. What is in the box?
  3. What does the Noble Audio Falcon Pro look like?
  4. How convenient is the Noble Audio Falcon Pro to use?
  5. What about the sound quality, microphone and sound insulation?
  6. What about autonomy?
  7. In the dry residue

Who are Noble Audio?

Noble Audio is an American company that has beenestablished in 2013 in California. The founders were John Moulton (Wizard) and Brannan Mason. The focus was on versatile and custom in-ear headphones. The main goal was to release models with the highest quality sound. The assortment of the company has a lot of multi-driver models, mainly for a very impressive price. Noble Audio engineers are not afraid to experiment and already use piezoelectric and electret emitters in a pair of their hybrid models. Considering the rapid growth in popularity of TWS headphones, it is not surprising that the company decided to test its strength in this segment. In addition to the heroes of today's review, the flagship model Noble Audio Falcon Pro, there is also a more modest model Noble Audio Falcon 2.

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What is in the box?


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Noble Audio Falcon Pro comes inan oblong box in dark blue with a picture of the headphones themselves and additional information. Inside are the headphones themselves, a charging case, three pairs of self-developed ePro replaceable nozzles, a USB Type-C cable, documentation and a black velvet pouch for transportation. A very useful thing: usually TWS charging cases very quickly lose their presentable appearance and become covered with scratches.

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What does the Noble Audio Falcon Pro look like?


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The Noble Audio Falcon Pro cases are quite large,as for the TWS model. This is not surprising, given the use of a hybrid circuit of three emitters. The main body is made of matte black plastic. And the outer covers are aluminum. Nice blue color, teardrop shape, with subtle concentric texture and Noble Audio logos.


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Next to them on each earbud there iselongated LEDs to indicate the current status of the headphones. During music playback, they are off, blink white and orange in pairing mode, and light orange when the batteries are low and while charging.


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When viewed from the side, a white Noble lettering is visible, next to it there is a visible seam: the headphones consist of two halves. But everything fits perfectly.


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On the inside of each of the earbuds, there are charging contacts, as well as the model name and left-right designations.


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The sound guides of the Noble Audio Falcon Pro are quite longand have an edging at the end to securely fix the nozzles. Visually, the diameter is standard, or close to that. Anyway, the experiment with SpinFit was successful. Although the branded ePro turned out to be very even and in the end I settled on them. The sound guides have a traditional mesh.


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Noble Audio Falcon Pro looks interesting andrather unusual. In terms of workmanship, everything is very good: the parts fit perfectly. There is protection against moisture according to the IPX5 standard, so nothing will happen to the headphones during sports or if you get into the rain with them. But, of course, you shouldn't immerse them in water.


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The charging case is not the smallest.But that's forgivable given the support for Qi wireless charging. It looks interesting and is made in the same style as the headphones themselves. The main part is matte black plastic, and the lid is glossy blue with the model name. From the front there are four LED indicators of the charge level of the case.


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The lid has an auto-finish when closing and is goodkeeps in this state. Inside the case, everything is almost familiar: places for headphones with contacts for charging and magnets for “adjusting” to the desired position. As practice has shown, the design is not the most convenient: it is not so easy to get the headphones out of the case. A Reset button is located between the headphones to reset to factory settings.


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The back of the case houses a USB Type-C port for charging. There are no more functional elements.


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How convenient is the Noble Audio Falcon Pro to use?

The headphones are lightweight and have a pretty good shape.They have an excellent deep fit in the ear canal, they are well fixed and do not strive to fly out of the ears, even when running. But at first I had to experiment a little to find the optimal position for me with better sound insulation. By the way, when choosing the right tips and the right fit, passive sound insulation is excellent. But for those who are afraid to isolate themselves from the outside world, there is a Hear Through transparency mode. The user is supplied with sound from microphones to hear what is happening around. The only important point to know about usability is that the headphones stick out quite a bit beyond the ears. There is a chance that in winter it will not be very comfortable in a hat.


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Headphones are built on SoC Qualcomm QCC3040,Bluetooth 5.2 is used. There is support for TrueWireless Mirroring and High Precision Connect technologies for a stable connection. And, it is worth noting that with this, the Noble Audio Falcon Pro is doing great: it moved away from the smartphone by more than 10 meters, there was one wall between us and the signal remained stable, without any interruptions. Supported codecs are SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX Adaptive. The latter is capable of transmitting data with a dynamic bit rate from 279 kbps to 420 kbps, depending on the conditions and signal stability. Formally, this is lower than aptX HD with 576 kbps. But it is claimed that thanks to new compression algorithms, 24bit / 48kHz can be transmitted over aptX Adaptive, which corresponds to aptX HD. This is of course all good. But I was a little saddened by the lack of LDAC support, which in ideal conditions can provide up to 990 kbps. Quite a strange solution for top TWS with great sound. It is especially offensive when the entire music library is in FLAC and there is a subscription to Deezer Hi-Fi.


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To pair headphones with a source, you need themjust remove it from the case and wait until the LED indicators start flashing alternately orange and white. There is touch control. Single touch on any earphone - play / pause, answer a call. Switching tracks - double and triple tap to the right earphone. Four touches to any earphone - call the voice assistant. Triple tap to the left earphone - increase the volume. Double - Decrease the volume or activate the transparency mode.


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An application is provided for setting the headphonesNoble Sound Suite. There are only English and Japanese interface languages, although I don't see any problem with that. The application itself is a little damp: for some reason it connects to the headphones only on the second try. And this is a feature of the application: it has been tested on different smartphones from different manufacturers. The app displays the current charge of each earbud and the codec used. Using the application, the firmware is updated, you can turn on the transparency mode and adjust the equalizer. It is possible to change the actions to triple touch to the left earphone, as well as double and triple to the right.


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What about the sound quality and microphone?

We usually do not put much emphasis on quality.sound in average TWS: often everything is not too happy there if you are a music lover with abundant experience of using expensive wired Hi-Fi headphones. But with the Noble Audio Falcon Pro, the story is completely different. Knowing the reputation of the company, expectations were quite high, albeit with the caveat that it was TWS after all. But the headphones have managed to exceed those expectations. Responsible for the sound is a hybrid circuit that includes a three-layer 6mm dynamic driver with a titanium coating TLT Driver and new Knowles SRDD twin armatures.


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Starting with general impressions, the firstassociation with the sound of Noble Audio Falcon Pro is a feast with fireworks. Unlike most TWS squeezed with an emphasis on droning bass, Falcon Pro perfectly and fully reproduce the entire frequency range and do it in a very detailed, effective, natural, exciting and tasteful way. In general, the frequency response is traditionally a little V-shaped, but exclusively in the best sense of this concept. What is especially pleasing - the headphones are universal in relation to genres of music. They sound gorgeous as jazz, classical or extremely extreme variations of metal, as well as D'n'B and other electronic styles. But there is a downside: the headphones are quite picky about the quality of the recording itself.

Low frequencies are very slightly accented, theira sufficient number, including a sub-bass. Low frequencies are biting, with a very pleasant, elastic impact, excellent dynamics, depth, density and detail. They are well controlled and under no circumstances merge into a mushy hum. Despite the minimal "drowning" of the middle frequencies, there is no lack of them: they sound very natural, detailed, with an abundance of small details. Live instruments sound especially pleasant and natural. The imaginary scene was very pleasantly surprised by its scale: nothing like this had ever been seen in TWS models before. It is very pleasing with its width, depth, good separation and positioning of the instruments. The high frequencies are slightly accented: they have excellent detail and transparency. Allows you to hear even the smallest nuances of recordings and add overall clarity to the sound. But it is worth noting that at high volume on some recordings, they can start to "cut" a little. So tweeters of the Noble Audio Falcon Pro may seem too bright.


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Unfortunately, so far in TWS models with microphones, everythingnot very good due to design features. This also affected the Noble Audio Falcon Pro. Yes, there is noise canceling technology for Qualcomm CVC 8.0 microphones and in any (or almost any) situations the interlocutor hears the necessary information, but the voice is deaf. I was asked several times if I was in the bathroom.

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What about autonomy?


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The manufacturer promises that from one chargeThe headphones can work 10 hours at 70% volume and 5.5 hours at maximum volume. In real life, I got 7.5-8 hours of work, which is very impressive. The earbuds can be charged three more times from the case. So fully charged headphones with a case will last for a week if you listen to music on the way to work / home and add three more workouts for one and a half to two hours. There is a quick charge: 15 minutes in the case is enough for 2 hours of work. So with the autonomy of the Noble Audio Falcon Pro everything is more than good. Well, there is a small bonus: the case supports Qi wireless charging.

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The bottom line: three things you need to know about the Noble Audio Falcon Pro:

  • The Noble Audio Falcon Pro are some of the best (if not the best) TWS headphones available in terms of sound quality.
  • They delight with a long battery life.
  • They are protected against dust and moisture according to the IPX5 standard.

Noble Audio Falcon Pro

Emitters
hybrid: 6mm dynamic TLT Driver + two reinforcement Knowles SRDD

Frequency range
20 Hz - 24,000 Hz

Form factor
intracanal

Connection
Bluetooth 5.2, SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX Adaptive

Radius of action
10 m

Wired connection
USB Type-C

Battery
headphones: up to 10 hours, with a case: up to 40 hours; fast charging; Qi wireless charging

Additionally
IPX5 protection

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Thanks

The editors would like to thank the Soundmag store chain for the kindly provided headphones for review.