The Nuraloop are the first earbuds designed to deliver personalised audio. Using the same patented technology developed by start-up Nura for its Nuraphone over-ear headphones, launched back in 2018, this new iteration takes the concept to another level.
The NuraLoop, which sell for £199, may look much like any other Bluetooth buds, but they use Nura Personalised Sound technology.
Highly sensitive microphones with advanced signal processing monitor otoacoustic emissions by detecting the activity in the cochlea inside the ear, to determine which frequencies a listener may be more or less sensitive to. Optoacoustic emissions are more typically used for screening newborn babies, to determine how they hear.
Nura suggests that hearing sensitivity between users can be profound, with up to 20dB difference between two sets of comparable ears. The technique as applied here has been dubbed Sonic Moulding.
Hearing sensitivity between users can be profound, with up to 20dB difference between two sets of comparable ears…
The headphones use Bluetooth 5 with aptX HD for improved stamina and greater musical clarity. Battery-life is rated at 16 hours.
Active noise cancelling stretches from ‘completely silent to full-awareness.’ They’re suitable for sports use too, with a water- resistant IPX3 rating, and position locking ear-hooks.
Inside is an 8.6mm Graphene coated dynamic driver. The headphones are tuned using a dedicated app, which stores your sonic proﬁle.
“At Nura, we are driven by a vision to deliver perfect sound to every individual everywhere. We are excited to make personalised sound, pioneered by the Nuraphone, available to our community even when on the move, something that has been requested by many in our community, from music fans for listening on the go to professional musicians for performing on stage,” says Dragan Petrovic, CEO.
The company came up with the idea in 2015, then spent a year developing the core technology before launching a Kickstarter campaign.