The true wireless market has never been hotter than it is now, with great competition like the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, and the Bowers and Wilkins PX7. Noble Audio has been great with delivering a wireless experience that feels uniquely audiophile, with the recent FoKus Pro fully realizing that notion. When you start bringing that level of quality to these new earphones, the price naturally goes up. This leaves room for more budget options to really make an impression. Thankfully, Noble is now offering a slightly more economical option called the Falcon ANC for $189. Let’s see how well Noble can do with a more consumer wireless earphone.
What You Get
- Noble Audio Falcon ANC True Wireless Earbuds
- Charging Case
- USB-C charging cable
- 6 Pairs of Eartips (3 memory foam and 3 Spintip)
- Quick Start Guide
- Carrying Pouch
Look and Feel
Each of Noble’s true wireless earphones has carried a completely different style. From the original Falcon to this new Falcon ANC, not a single one fits like the other. With the Falcon ANC, Noble presents what I consider to be their most traditional design yet. It features a housing that hangs off your ears like the Sony WF-1000XM3 but is not as cumbersome. This makes for a far friendlier fit than what you might think when you first see the Falcon ANC. It’s definitely comfortable but might offer as much support as other wireless buds in this price range.
Design and Functionality.
Since this is Noble Audio we are talking about, the interiors are specially designed by their in house engineer who goes by “the Wizard.” Dual 10mm drivers made from titanium are implemented in combination with a Snapdragon sound chip to accomplish its intended sound. Aside from sound quality, noise-canceling is one of the Falcon ANC’s most important features. It is a worthy new edition to Noble’s line-up and it is implemented well where the effect works as well as you need it to. You’re not getting Sony-level noise-canceling, but you should still get your desired isolation from it. The Falcon ANC uses touch-sensitive controls that are very responsive and react almost instantly to your gestures. Even slightly removing one earbud instantly pauses your music. There’s also a companion app in the Noble Falcon ANC app that includes a couple of notable features, like a graphic EQ that has plenty of variety with presets and customization.
Aside from a few instances of channel dropout, the Falcon ANC has a pretty stable connection thanks to its Qualcomm SoC QCC3056 Chip. Here you get support from a variety of CODECs, such as aptX, aptX Adaptive, SBC, and AAC.
I’ve heard great things from Noble’s true wireless line, especially when it comes to the soundstage department. The Falcon ANC isn’t the best soundstage Noble has to offer, but everything you need for good separation and imaging is still present. It brings a level of spatial awareness to the listener that is functional in its ability to localize elements clearly, while not providing the largest width or depth. I never had an issue with its surface-level stereo field, as it still delivered my music coherently.
With the Falcon ANC, Noble supplies you with a hearty bass. Its timbre possesses a solid foundation for its tone to shape itself. Nothing about its response is too overt, but the bass has a gripping texture that smoothly lays itself under the mix of your track, supporting the music with vibrations and clarity.
I was quite surprised by how transparent some of the details were on the Falcon ANC. The timbre here came off clean and uncompromised, with performances sounding lifelike and true to the recording. It’s a type of tone that you don’t hear a lot on wireless earphones, so the Falcon’s clarity really stuck out here. Vocals are easy to understand here, but the real highlight was how certain instruments sounded, like horns and clean electric guitars.
You have nothing to fret about with the response of these highs. The treble on the Falcon ANC couldn’t go down any smoother, offering a respectable sense of cohesion and detail to be had. No extra peaks or harshness can be found, but if you’re looking for more out of your treble, the Falcon ANC only has the bare essentials to give you.
Noble Audio has produced another great true wireless. This being their most budget-friendly choice makes all the difference when judging their quality. If you’re looking for a good pair of ANC earphones without going over that $200 mark, then you should really look no further.
The Noble Falcon ANC is available at Audio46.