20 Dec Noble Audio Debuts XM1, the Company’s First 2-way IEM with MEMS Driver and USB-C Connection
The XM1 delivers exceptional audio quality for smartphone users through a 2-way design that combines an 8.3mm dynamic driver woofer and xMEMS Cowell tweeter.
Whitehouse, Texas, December 20, 2023 – Noble Audio today announced the launch of XM1, the company’s first wired USB-C In Ear Monitors (IEMs).
The XM1 leverages Noble Audio’s strategic partnership with xMEMS Labs, pioneers in “Solid-State Fidelity.” Through this partnership, Noble Audio is among the first audio brands in the world to integrate xMEMS’ cutting-edge MEMS speaker technology into its products.
With xMEMS helping deliver exceptional sound quality, phase coherence, and treble extension, the XM1 is further evidence of Noble Audio’s status as a leader in portable audio experiences.
About Noble Audio’s XM1
The XM1 is Noble Audio’s first wired USB-C product, designed to bring audiophile grade sound quality to smartphone users without requiring an additional DAC and amplifier. Ease of use and convenience were key factors in the development of this product, following Noble Audio’s “sound quality-first” philosophy.
The XM1 was designed using Noble Audio’s “Trinity design principle” that emphasizes the selection of drivers, usability, and industrial design to craft a luxurious and enjoyable medium for listening to music at home, on the go, or wherever the user may be.
Drivers: Hybrid 2-way configuration of xMEMS Cowell, delivering crystal clear mids and highs, and an 8.3mm high performance dynamic driver for thunderous bass. The MEMS and dynamic drivers work in tandem to deliver a new level of sound performance.
Usability and ease of use: Given that smartphones are such an integral part of our day to day lives, the easiest way to consume media at its highest lossless quality and without compromise is through a wired USB-C port. Noble Audio is responding to audio enthusiasts’ desire for the best possible direct-from-smartphone audio with the launch of the XM1, which requires no external dongle, DAC or amplifier. Using an innovative active USB-C high quality cable with 4 pin connections, just plug XM1 in to your smartphone, hit play, and enjoy the music.
Luxurious design: The XM1 keeps with the Noble Audio tradition of world renowned, breathtaking industrial designs. Aluminum shells with stainless steel nozzles and wax guards all contribute to a gorgeous aesthetic, while remaining rugged and durable enough to last for years of daily use.
The XM1 will start shipping in Jan. 2024 for MSRP of $699 USD.
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About Noble Audio
Since 2018, Noble Audio has introduced earphones with a hybrid structure using various types of drivers. Noble’s Kublai Khan IEM, which has received numerous audio awards, utilizes dynamic drivers, balanced armature drivers, a bone conductor, and a piezoelectric super tweeter. Noble’s long experience of tuning a variety of drivers incorporated into a single IEM have been put to great use in the adoption of xMEMS’ drivers. For more information, visit https://nobleaudio.com/.
About xMEMS Labs
Founded in January 2018, xMEMS Labs is reinventing sound with the world’s first solid-state True MEMS speakers for TWS and other personal audio devices. xMEMS has over 140 granted patents worldwide for its technology. The innovative, monolithic transduction architecture implements both actuation and diaphragm in silicon producing the world’s fastest and most precise micro speakers, eliminating spring and suspension recovery of coil speakers. This results in the most accurate time domain music reproduction, unmatched sound clarity, and an elevated sense of space. For more information, visit https://xmems.com.