Noble Audio Prestige claimed to be "the world's most luxurious in-ear monitors"

If you want a pair of custom-made in-ear headphones made from a choice of exotic materials, Noble Audio has the answer.

It can now supply its Prestige range of in-ear monitors in hand-crafted woods, carbon glass (pieces of 12mm carbon fibre infused with various colours and metallic finishes to give a glass-like appearance) or honeycomb and aluminium webbing.

They're developed from Noble Audio's custom K10 and universal fit K10U (£999) headphones, and feature the same 10-driver balanced armature technology.

To create a pair of Prestige headphones, Noble uses a 3D scanning process to collect 2.5 million points of data for each ear. The mould is then created by hand in a process that takes up to 30 hours, and hollowed out to accommodate the driver assembly and internal components.

Each set of Noble Audio Prestige in-ears comes with a crush-proof carrying case (called Storm Box), a cleaning tool, a detachable two-pin cable and has a two-year warranty.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.