Introducing the Noble Audio Focus Pro, an audiophile TWS with the Wizard’s touch. Coming on the heels of Noble’s highly acclaimed Falcon Pro, the Noble FoKus Pro once again raises the bar in terms of sound quality and design. It features a hybrid three driver configuration, with a custom made 8.2mm dynamic driver and 2 Knowles balanced armature drivers. The FoKus Pro utilizes the QualComm SoC QCC3040 chip and Bluetooth 5.2. It supports SBC, ACC, AptX and AptX adaptive codecs. The ergonomic shell is 3D printed with a semi-custom low profile shape, a designer faceplate and embedded touch sensor. Battery life is an expected 7.5 hours at 50% volume and the designer metal charging case has a 500mah battery.
- Good Sound
- ApTX Codec and ANC support
- Premium Quality Design
- A bit costly
- Sensitive touch control
Price and availability
It comes with a black and blue combination color. It is priced $349. You can purchased this product from company’s official website.
- Noble branded velvet drawstring case
- Tips tray (3 x dual flange, 2 x single bore silicone)
- A short USB-C cable for charging
- Manual and warranty materials
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Noble Audio Focus Pro : Design
Noble Audio Focus Pro comes with a Premium thin metal carrying charging case. The textured finish surface of the charging case looks good to be hold. Four small lights are placed on the front of the case to indicate how much is charging. And on the back, there is a USB charging port is available.
It has offers the option of 5 pairs of tips group. Such as small, medium and dual flanges as well as medium and large single bore silicone tips. From this option of tips you have to choose the tips that fit your ears so that the sound does not leak.
Speaking of earbuds, it has a 3D printed semi-custom housing with a unique Noble Art Faceplate on top. Now we have a mix of piano black for the main shell and a custom marble blue or blue swirl faceplate with Noble Crown emblem on top. The two are seamlessly integrated without any gaps. You will notice that the theme of all Noble’s wireless products so far is blue.
The gauze-tip nozzle is not as long as previous TWS models but it does not have to be. With the contour shape, you should be able to sit the Focus Pro close to your ear canal, meaningless length is required to go down from the ear canal. The ear tips should do the rest of the work of the foot.
True Wireless Mirroring,
Noble Audio Focus Pro uses Qualcomm’s latest generation chip, the QCC3040, which achieves higher performance and lower power consumption. Additionally, it supports “True Wireless Mirroring” which transmits data to the left and right earphones, respectively.
Since “True Wireless Mirroring” shares one Bluetooth address on the left and right. It is displayed as one connection destination on the connection source device when pairing, and you can use it only by pairing once. It also supports the roll swapping function of the left and right earphones to prevent the battery from running out.
Moreover, it does not support any IP rating. Thus, you should avoid using earphones while running, raining and swimming. However, a small amount of moisture can be just right. But not recommended for outdoors in heavy-duty sweating or wet conditions.
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For better control, the Fokus uses a mixture of app-based and touch sensitive control with an embedded touch sensor just below the faceplate.
However, the default touch controls are quite intuitive and are not too pressure sensitive to avoid accidental touch events. This is a simple multi-click system split between left and right ear for volume controls and track selection.
Furthermore, the Touch Response system itself is actually quite snapy with very little lag for post-action events like pause, play, back and forth track. Also, if you’re not too happy with the default layout and preferences, you can also customize the settings in the new “Noble Focus app” to see which side does what and how many clicks.
Noble Focus app
The free “Noble FoKus” app can be found on Google Play and Apple’s App store. And features a 10 band equalizer with presets and the ability to create your own custom presets. The equalizer feature also includes a hearing test function that will personalize your EQ settings based on the results of the hearing test.
Presets are a thing of the past, with rap presets likely to win the award for the most extreme bass. If you want to see what this 8.2mm dynamic driver can do, listen to it. I choose them or 1-2dB down to 8k and 16k bands with my own custom profile and push around 2-4k depending on what I’m listening to.
This new app does have a depth in customization and most comfortable design to use. But, it does not have the quality like the Sony Headphones and Apple’s app-level but enough tweaks to keep your attention invested. Such as general customization, battery status, OTA firmware updates and customizable 10-band EQ with 5 presets.
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The QCC3040 inside the Fokus Pro also supports legacy Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo and TrueWireless Mirroring modes, something the previous Falcon models offered. This is a more user-friendly pairing system than the older master-slave type because you only see one product label when pairing not a left or right option. Keeps it really simple.
In a traditional system, there is a master and slave relationship whereby one driver pairs with the source and in turn creates a secondary connection with the other driver.
The latest version allows each driver to connect directly to the source “in stereo” and do away with that master-slave connection between each other. The software inside the Qualcomm QCC3040 then syncs them both as a single pair of earphones.
The master designation thus becomes more flexible. For example, if you run out of battery life on one side, the other side becomes the master so you do not lose a connection.
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Noble Audio Focus Pro : Sound
The Noble Audio Focus Pro utilize the latest QUALCOMM SoC “QCC3040” chip. Because of this, the earphone provides an excellent sound and bass quality. The earbuds provide a powerful bass like other premium earphones like Apple AirPods Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 .
However, not only SBC AND AAC codec, it also support an aptX Adaptive which is the latest audio codec. With that, you can enjoy a wide range of content such as videos and games with impressive sound quality. It uses a “System-on-a-chip” function. Which integrate circuit products designed to integrate arithmetic circuits with various functions on a single chip and function as a system in cooperation with each other.
Furthermore, the “AptX Adaptive” automatically adjusts for the optimum sound quality. And delay so that you can enjoy a wide range of content such as music, videos, and games. The bit rate is automatically adjusted between 279kbps and 420kbps according to the communication environment to ensure connection stability. In addition, by adopting a variable bit rate method based on a new compression algorithm. It is possible to transmit 24bit / 48kHz, which is equivalent to aptX HD, at the highest quality.
For a better sound, it has provide a three dynamic drivers. One is main 8.2mm customized dynamic driver and two Knowles balanced armature drivers.
Active Noise cancelling,
Additionally, it comes with a Active Noise Cancelling features, which reduce unwanted ambient noise when making a call. However, in the practice we found that the Focus Pro has a give a much better ANC than the JBL One Tour and Beats Fit Pro. They do a quiet decent job blocking out conversations happening in another room when you ‘re working from home.
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Noble Audio Focus Pro : Connectivity
Looking for a connectivity option, it compatible with Bluetooth 5.2 connection. Once paired with the player, the next time you open the charging case lid. The FoKus will automatically pair with the last device paired to your FoKus Pros.
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Noble Audio Focus Pro : Battery
The battery inside the Focus Pro drivers at 3.7V 45mAh is a bit weaker compared to the 3.7V 60mAh. Drivers are rate at 7.5 hours at 50% volume while the Falcon Pro was slightly longer at 10% at 70% volume.
However, the Focus Pro cradle life is better at about 60 hours and the Falcon Pro optional up to 75 hours compared to just 28 hours. Drivers on a single charge for the Falcon Pro can last longer but a full Focus Pro cradle and driver system will give you more days of potential charge time.
And to put it bluntly, the Focus Pro Cradle does not have the Falcon Pro Cradle Slow Trickel Drain Quirk that will leave you without charge after a few days of use. The Focus Pro Cradle will retain the charge until it is used which is better.
Yes, the Noble Audio Focus Pro is one of my favourite wireless earbuds right now. It come with a premium quality design and more customization option than ever. ANC is also batter than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and bass are powerful than its previous version. At $349, it will give you powerful sound and bass. They do not offer many premium quality earbuds.
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