Q ‘n A Saturday: Noble Audio

Noble Audio

Welcome to Linus’ new series on Headfonia.com! Every two weeks we will publish an interview with an insider of the audio industry. They will give us a little insight on how they started and what they are up to. We are thrilled to be able to share a little something with all of you.

My deepest apologies for the late launch of this episode – we’ve been waiting for some content from Noble which was delayed… 

Please welcome to this interview Dr. John Moulton and Brannan Mason, owners of Noble Audio!

HFN: Who are the people behind Noble? What are your backgrounds?

  • Life time audio enthusiast
  • Grew up tinkering with electronics
  • Started installing and designing car audio systems at age 14
  • Worked for Radio Shack through out high school
  • Experience in home audio design and instalation
  • Bachellors of Arts and Applied Science (focus in Audiology, Speech Pathology)
  • Masters degree Audiology
  • Doctorate degree Audiology

International Experience

  • Lived in Taiwan 2 years
  • Lived in China 2 years
  • Lived in Thaiand 8 years
  • Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese


  • Business mind with a music background
  • Grew up playing piano, later specializing in jazz alto-saxophone
  • Was an active DJ for 5 years
  • Bachelors in Economics and Mathematics (cum laude, major honors) from the University of San Diego

International Experience

  • Born in Seoul, Korea
  • Grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and Bangkok, Thailand before moving to the US for university

HFN: Why Noble?
JM: The name Noble came to me while I was building a CIEM whch is when I often take time to reflect. I was contemplating the situation I was in and how the employees at the company were not happy as they felt they were not being treated respectfully. The solution I arrived at was create a new company for a fresh start and that company would be named Noble.
Noble is something most people strive to become and most people strive to be. Futhermore, in the audio business, there is a lot of snake oil and I wanted to steer clear of that type of activity. I wanted to be, as I have always been, a “no bull“ type of operation.

To find out how John and Brannan met and what got them into audio follow the Jump

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A daytime code monkey with a passion for audio and his kids, Linus tends to look at gear with a technical approach, trying to understand why certain things sound the way they do. When there is no music around, Linus goes the extra mile and annoys the hell out of his colleagues with low level beatboxing.

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