Things I Liked At Music Tech Fest Berlin 2016

Nura – Next Gen Headphones


I know, the headphones market, not really an exciting place, right? It’s about time someone tried to bring something new to the table in terms of innovation and features (and no, I don’t mean a fancy new logo or some cheesy color skin).

I had an interesting chat with Kyle, the founder of Nura, a Melbourne-based team of experts in engineering, acoustics, biology, hearing science and product delivery.

Nura is also the name of their first product, just launched on Kickstarter. It’s a new headphone that integrates unique soundwave technology to automatically measure your hearing (from the outer ear all the way to the brain) and adapt music to you. Yes, we all hear differently, and Nura can detect and measure these differences (in 30 seconds) and adapt to your hearing.

It’s also a combination of earbuds and over-ear headphones (a 2-in-1 basically!). The double driver technology allows the product to separate high and low frequencies and deliver them through different speakers.

Being a headphone from the future, Nura only supports digital connections (Lightning and USB) – no Bluetooth (this also means no battery to worry about), no analog (well, this could be a problem if you want to use Nura while mixing or playing your synth).

I’ve enjoyed the minimal design of the Nura, even though I hope in the final release they’ll be able to reduce the weight.

We’ll have more on Nura, in the meantime read more and support their Kickstarter campaign here.

Why I liked it
It’s unique, it looks good, and it’s supposed to improve our hearing experience: what’s not to like?

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