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Nura suffered the same quiet fate as countless startups before. The innovative Australian firm was effectively acqui-hired by Masimo, which has been amassing its own arm of audio brands. The…

These are the first Denon-branded Nura headphones

Every so often, a new startup crosses your radar and reminds you how exciting hardware can be. It’s a relative rarity in consumer electronics, a category dominated by corporations like…

Headphone startup Nura gets acqui-hired by Denon parent, Masimo

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Nura brings its killer audio tech to a pair of pro earbuds

Few consumer electronics categories matured as quickly as wireless earbuds. We went from the first good implementation of the technology to near ubiquity, seemingly overnight. Suddenly a good pair is cheap and they seem to be everywhere. It’s precisely for this reason that it’s become nearly impossible to distinguish yourself from the masses of companies…

5:00 am PDT • June 28, 2022
Nura brings its killer audio tech to a pair of pro earbuds

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Our favorite wireless earbuds

Earbuds should be easy to review. Compared to the myriad other product categories we look at day in, day out, there aren’t that many variables. Do they sound good? How’s the battery life? What about the noise canceling? How do they fit? That last bit is, of course, highly subjective — even more so than…

9:28 am PDT • November 1, 2021
Our favorite wireless earbuds

Some Bluetooth bugginess and questionable mic performance aside, I liked the NuraTrue quite a bit. And obviously, I’m always in favor of smaller companies mixing it up with tech giants,…

Nura offers a smaller, cheaper version of its wireless earbuds for rent

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Nura finally goes fully wireless with the NuraTrue buds

The NuraTrue earbuds announced today mark the company’s third entry into the headphone market, following the over-ear Nuraphones and the tethered Nuraloop.

7:00 am PDT • July 28, 2021
Nura finally goes fully wireless with the NuraTrue buds

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NuraLoop buds deliver excellent customized sound in a portable profile

I’ve been following the Nura story since the Australian startup brought an unfinished prototype of its first headphones to our offices four years back. When I finally had the opportunity to review the Nuraphones the following year, I put the noise-adapting headphones at the top of my list of 2017’s best gadgets. There was a…

5:00 am PDT • May 13, 2020
NuraLoop buds deliver excellent customized sound in a portable profile

A few buffet mistakes aside, NuraLoop proved the biggest disappointment of my 2019 CES. When the headphones showed up at the show as dummy units, it hurt my heart a…

After delays, noise-adapting NuraLoop earbuds are coming soon and sound great

I’m struggling to come up with a single bit of technology I was more excited about at CES than the Nuraloop. I reviewed Nura’s original product fairly positively, but I’ve…

Nura’s sound-adapting earbuds are up for pre-order, will start shipping in September

Like many small companies at CES, most of Nura’s time this week will be spent in meetings behind closed doors. Among other things, the Australian startup seems confident that it…

Nura is courting mainstream consumers with its Bluetooth earbuds

I really dug the Nuraphones. A lot. In fact, I was so impressed with the headphones’ adaptive noise technology I ended up putting them on my faves of the year…

Nura brings its adaptive headphone tech to Bluetooth earbuds

I like the Nuraphones a lot. In fact, I named the sound-adapting headphones one of my favorite things of 2017. Clearly I’m not alone in that enthusiasm, either — the…

Nuraphones get active noise cancelling via software update

I promised myself I wouldn’t read any work email (I failed), wouldn’t tweet (failed) and wouldn’t bring along any homework — I failed there too, but that one I don’t…

Nuraphones’ custom profiles bring out new detail in familiar songs

Nura’s come a long way since last June. Back when the hardware company last stopped by our offices, its headphones were giant, like a pair of old library headphones recreated…

Nura’s sound adapting headphones are now available for $399

We tried out a prototype of Nura’s custom headphones over the summer and liked what we heard. Apparently we weren’t alone in that, as the Australian startup scored a massive…

Nura gets $4.6 million in seed funding for its customizable headphones

MeQ Inc., the company behind Even earphones, the tunable earbuds that adjust to users’ unique hearing abilities, has raised $2 million as it looks to expand its business. Financing came from firms like  Firstime…

Making earphones customized for hearing ability, Even tunes up $2 million

Dr. Dre may make some of the most popular headphones on the planet but Beats are likely tuned to the way Dre likes to listen to the music – with…

Hands On with Even, $99 earphones customized to the way you hear

Your parents were right, dear reader. You are a precious, unique snowflake. Your ears, at least. I can’t really speak for the rest of you, but, hey, you seem great.…

Nura headphones are custom fit to the listener’s frequency