Noble Audio released their latest addition to their popular Falcon line of True Wireless Earbuds, the Falcon ANC. Many people loved the Falcon Pro, and I've only had good experiences with Noble's products, so I'm very excited to get my hands on these. At $189, the Falcon ANC is a little more expensive than the average TW earbud. That being said, it's less expensive than previous Falcon models. I'm going to see if the Falcon ANC lives up to Noble Audio's lofty standards.
What’s in the Box
- 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
Noble was straight to the point with the packaging. The Falcon ANC comes with the essentials and doesn't waste time on other frivolities. The included eartips allow you to get the sound and fit that you want right out of the box. The falcons themselves look simple and feel lightweight. The plastic housing is surprisingly strong, contrary to my first impression. The charging case is nice, though I did find that the lip to open it was somewhat small and made it difficult to open, as well as not much room to remove the Falcons themselves. While this is a slight inconvenience, it also assures me that the Falcons won't come out of the case unintentionally.
The Falcon ANC features Specialty "Wizard" tuned 10mm dual layered dynamic drivers. The hybrid noise cancellation ensures optimal isolation. Bluetooth 5.2 allows for seamless low latency connection, multipoint pairing, and Qualcomm True Wireless Mirroring. The charging case allows for both wired and wireless charging and can charge the headphones in a short amount of time. The Falcons and case are both IPX4 water-resistant. Noble brought back its signature Spinfit eartips for maximum quality sound. Falcon ANC also has its control app of the same name, which allows for customization of both sound and UI options.
Falcon ANC App
The Falcon ANC App is better than the average TW parent app. It runs smoothly, has several options, and has more flexibility. The 10-band EQ is especially nice because most other apps only have a 3-band EQ. The experience is smooth and allows for control customization, EQ presets, and other sound customizations to personalize the experience.
The Falcon plays it safe with the soundstage. For True wireless earbuds, the soundstage is what I expected, which is a great thing. For many headphones, you have to look at the objective of the creator and the intended use. As a pair of day-to-day earbuds meant for on-the-go use, the Falcon's soundstage sounds fantastic and had just the right level of separation without also distracting from the environment around you. While it isn't going to be the most vivid and extreme soundstage you'll ever hear, it still presents the image clearly and has a space for every part. For TW earbuds, these have an above-average soundstage.
The lows are strong and have a nice sense of weight to them. I can feel subs and hear most bass parts very well. The lows and the low-mids are tuned nicely so that you can hear the parts even if a lot is going on, both internally and externally. The lows provide a strong foundation and, while pushed, don't overpower the mix.
The mids do their job well on the Falcon. There is some clear tuning in favor of the lows, but they still represent the other ranges clearly and can bring out lead instruments well. I noticed some favor towards vocals and sometimes snares and other aspects were less pronounced, but this is a preference and is hardly noticeable. Ultimately, the mids do a great job of clearly representing the core of the sound regardless of mixing style.
The high range on the Falcon is better than what you'd expect from a pair of true wireless earbuds. While the highs can be slightly subdued at times, they still come through with great clarity and don't add any unwanted harshness. They only add elements that contribute to the positives of the sound without adding any negatives, which is much more than can be said about a lot of its competitors.
Noble has done it again with the Falcon ANC. This is one of the better pairs of true wireless earbuds that I've tried and the best price for what you get. Everything comes through in a clear, pleasant way and the user experience is hassle-free. If you're looking for a solid pair of all-around headphones, the Falcon is definitely for you. I'm excited to see how Noble improves on its design.
You can buy the Noble Audio Falcon ANC here