By the end of this article you’re likely to think exactly how I thought when learning about Nuraphone. This makes complete and perfect sense. Why hasn’t anyone cared about this before?
Headphones have been around since 1910 in some form or fashion. The concept is pretty simple, a device that lets you hear sound personally, by yourself. Headphones are designed for personal use and they become a personal preference. But have you ever wondered why some people prefer Beats while others like JBL or even Skull Candy? Personally, I’ve used Sony MDR-7506 headphones for the last twenty year.s It’s the studio reference pair that many recording artists use in the studio. Heck, even Dr. Dre records with Sony MDR 7506’s. But my sister thinks they sound like shit and I pretty much feel the same way about her $349 pair of beats.
Even with best technology packed into a pair of headphones, no company takes into consideration one simple piece of information, and that’s that everyone hears differently. (I’m sorry if I’m violating President Trump’s recent policy) but, science tells us that even from the time we are born every human being hears sound a little differently then the next. Then you take into consideration environmental factors over the years for each human being and by the time they’re 20 they hear things differently than they did just five years earlier.
Nura, the company behind Nuraphone is the first company using technology to start the listening experience with the way people hear. The Nuraphone uses technology built into the headphones, along with an accompanying app, to learn exactly how the user hears. Then, the headphones fine tune the sound to the user’s hearing for a completely new, immersive listening experience.
The Nura software gives the user a hearing test of sorts, but not the kind where you raise your hand when you hear a beep. The Nuraphone plays a range of tones into the ear, and then measures a very faint sound that your ear generates in response to these tones called Otoacoustic Emission (OAE). The Nuraphone captures each users specific OAE. In that sound wave there is information about how well each user heard the sound that went in. Nuraphone uses that information to build each user their own unique sound profile in under sixty seconds. The app can store up to three profiles, and if the user thinks their profile may have changed, they can simply run the test again and rebuild the sound profile, and experience.
That’s where Nuraphone starts, with the way you hear music. Then, they’ve done several other things that no headphone company has done before.
The Nuraphone incorporates an in ear bud and an over the ear headphone all into one. That’s because its splits the melodic sounds to the in ear experience and the bass into the over ear, tactile driver that ensures you literally “feel” the bass. They call this patented architecture, Nova.
The headphone itself features a soft silicon layer t the top of the frame, that’s always comfortable. It also has a patented active cooling system so you don’t get too hot, ever, listening to your music. There’s a programmable touch control that allows users to make adjustments from the Nuraphone.
This is the biggest revolution we’ve seen in headphones in years. The best part is that even with all these extra features and the personalized listening experience, they come in at less than $400.
You can check out Nuraphone for yourself at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #50000 and online at nuraphone.com
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