nuraphone — Wireless Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones with Earbuds, Creates Personalized Sound, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Social Mode, Multi-tap Buttons, 20 Hour Battery Life
- Personalised sound: The world's only headphone to automatically learn and adapt to how you hear music.
- Adjustable bass: Choose your level of Immersion, from low to the front row.
- Active Noise Cancellation + Social Mode: Enjoy uniquely quiet listening, or hear conversations and your surroundings with the touch of a button.
- In-and-over-ear design: Combines in-ear buds dedicated to melodies with over-ear drivers dedicated to bass you can feel.
- Please note - This version of Nuraphone does not come with an Analog cable or additional ear-tips.
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Experience Music in Full Color
At the core of the Nuraphone is a self-learning engine that automatically detects how you hear in 60 seconds. Without even pressing a button, the Nuraphone creates your unique hearing profile.
Learns and Adapts to You
After your Nuraphone measures your hearing, the Nura App creates a visual representation of how you hear. This is your unique hearing profile.
Details in Clarity
The Nuraphone combines in-ear and over-ear headphones. The in-ear tips deliver clearest melodies, while the over-ear cups deliver bass you can feel.
In and over-ear. Hear every note, feel every beat.
Up to 20 hours on a single charge.
Hear your surroundings or just your music.
Skip tracks, change volume and answer calls.
Active Noise Cancellation
Double-passive isolation with a unique in and over-ear architecture, further enhanced by ANC.
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I don't mind the feel of in-ear monitors or ear buds, but if you don't like how those feel, you wouldn't like these. They don't fall out like off-the-shelf earbuds often do, but slight pressure on your ear canal opening is always there. It might become annoying over time.
The seem very well made, are solid without being too heavy, the packaging is beautiful and they aren't gaudy like Beats or other "HEY! LOOK AT MY EXPENSIVE HEADPHONES" headphones. They block out extraneous noise as well as most noise-canceling headphones, largely due to the earbud sealing up your ear canal. I didn't listen with anyone else in the room, and they turn off as soon as you take them off your hear, so I couldn't tell how much leakage they allow to the outside world. I just kept imagining they must be like the Subaru kid next to me at a stoplight.
Overall, I think they are a decent pair of headphones with a novelty hook. The measurement/ customization idea might morph in to something truly unique and useful in future generations, but for these, I think it's more of a gimmick than a really useful feature.
Packaging aside (it really is gorgeous!), I found I preferred a pair of headphones that cost half as much as the Nuraphones.
I bought them a week ago and returned them today.
I think the silicone is super comfortable and the earcups don't bother my head where they go over my glasses which is a big plus for me.
I like how much noise they cancel without being "noise-canceling" headphones. I can be watching a different show in the same room as my roommate (who always has things way too loud) without turning my volume up--it's like he's not even there.
I like the look of these headphones; very simple and black and not overly large looking for being over-ear.
The battery life seems to be pretty good, although I haven't really been keeping track. I've only charged them once and I've owned them for about a month with regular use. You can see how much battery life is left when you connect them to your phone, but there isn't an indicator on the headphones. When they are dying, they will say, "battery low" in your ears.
I also really like the bass setting that these have. From what I understand, the outer cup is where the vibrations are generated (which you can adjust to your liking, so the sound doesn't have to feel super bassy like some are saying) giving you a very different experience than other headphones. I don't know how to describe it, but it's a very cool experience.
Occasionally, I will find that they feel uncomfortable, but usually, a quick adjustment solves the problem. They're a little heavy which is the main problem for me since you can feel the weight on the top of your head. I haven't had any issues with the in-ear portion as some reviewers are stating they're uncomfortable. I guess it just depends on your ears, although the "earbuds" are quite squishy and seemingly adjustable.
The cost is the real issue for average buyers--these are expensive headphones (and I wouldn't classify them as a well-known brand) which is a big deterrent. They have some cool features/technology which was why I personally bought them, but I'm not an audiophile and I'm not made of money either, so this was a little bit of a bigger commitment than I was comfortable making, but once I tried them, I deemed them worthy of keeping.
Overall, I really like these headphones, and they're a conversation piece. I've always wanted some cool, good quality, Bluetooth headphones, and these seem to be just that.
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As it stands, and despite myself, I love them.
There’s not enough space here to give a full review of all the features, so I’ll stick to the most important things. I reviewed them after the G2 update which added active noise cancellation etc.
Setup: Straightforward. At first I was irritated that some of the changes (like adjusting immersion mode’s amount) could only be done via the app, but I soon realised that I barely touched the settings once the initial process was done.
Comfort: I was concerned that the headphones would be uncomfortable or too heavy after reading reviews. They’re not. The silicone is very soft, and my ears didn’t get hot, even after hours of use. The one issue I did experience was achey ears for the first while as they adjusted to the ear tips. However, if you purchase from Amazon they include smaller tips, which help a lot.
Noise cancellation: The passive noise cancellation is already pretty good on the Nuraphone, but the active noise cancellation is even better. They work just as good as, if not a fair bit better than my Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC cans. When I have these on I can hear almost nothing of the outside world, and I’ve almost missed my train a few times as a result.
Controls: The ‘tap’ controls are great. I didn’t think I would like them at first, but they quickly became second nature. The major issue is that they are far too sensitive, and I often found myself turning my music down or up by accident.
Portability: This is one of my biggest gripes with the Nuraphone. They don’t fold down, and the case is pretty substantial, so they aren’t very portable at all - at least not for taking on plane/train journeys. It seems like it would have been so straightforward to add a hinge, so I don’t get why they didn’t do it.
Connectivity: I love that I can pick up the Nuraphone, put them on, and they automatically connect and are ready to go. What I don’t love is that the charging and analog cables are both proprietary connections. Normally I would never buy a product which relied on OEM cables. The one saving grace is that battery life seems to be very good.
Sound: The big one. In the past I have used various bits of software to give extra dynamics and custom EQ when listening to music, but they haven’t performed well across genres, and I fully expected the Nuraphone to be the same. When I first setup my custom profile, the whole comparison slider seemed pretty disingenuous, and more like a trade puff. However, after a while it didn’t really matter, as I just set my profile and left it… and it sounds fantastic.
The whole inner/outer ear design really allows you to keep the clarity of the mids and trebles intact, while also providing huge bass. The immersion mode in particular really adds an extra dimension to the music, and the overall listening experience is quite different to any other headphones I’ve owned or tried.
I wouldn’t use the Nuraphone for mixing or mastering, but I am genuinely rediscovering my favourite songs, and hearing them in a whole new way. Is it enough to make me cry like some of the reviews say? No. Do they make me want to listen to more music, and enjoy it more than I have in years? Definitely, and for that alone they are worth the money for me.
Firstly, I consider myself an audiophile. I only listen to FLAC & I am no stranger to high end equipment.
Sound Quality. Straight out of the box these headphones sound awful. They are worse than the £20 wired apple headphones. I asked the headphones to personalise the sound for my ears 4 times. I got a different result each time which made question their claims. From the 4 different results, none of them sounded good to me. They produced an extremely muddy sound, which could have been fixed with some basic EQ but unfortunately this simple feature isn't available. You get what your given and there is no way to adjust it.
Then there is the immersion feature. This has nothing to do with sound, but more of a haptic vibration feedback for the low frequencies. I'm guessing this is what creates those reactions you see on their adverts because this a very unique listening experience.
Unfortunately I hated this feature. I like to hear the low frequencies & I like them to be deep & smooth, not a rattling distortion in my ear. The feature was at its best when listening to live recordings. It was at its worst when listening to dance music as it was so distracting. It felt as if you had an electric toothbrush in your ear.
Comfort. Most uncomfortable headphones I've worn. Heavy & constantly kept having to adjust them.
Maybe I had a dud pair but from my experience I would not recommend these headphones.
sulle cuffie parecchie perplessità:
non ci sono istruzioni in Italiano ne per le cuffie ne per l'indispensabile app.
non c'è un modo di verificare la carica delle stesse solo accendendole la voce dichiara la carica residua in decimi.
la regolazione del volume è possibile solo con colpetti dati ai bottoni ai lati degli auricolari e questo rende tale regolazione non lineare.
l'app dovrebbe indicare il miglior suono per una persona, ma fatti tre tentativi su me stesso ottengo 3 configurazioni diverse e sempre con eccessiva enfasi dei bassi. essendo un patito della musica sinfonica è buffo sente una potente sezione di timpani accompagnata in sottofondo da un orchestra di archi e fiati. forse sono cuffie adatte solo alla musica da discoteca.
la gestione dei dati personali non è conforme al regolamento europeo e comunque non permette di non scegliere le opzioni proposte.
il peso ed il calore che emanano sono decisamente eccessivi ad un lungo ascolto ad esempio un opera lirica.
l'ingombro per cuffie bluetooth, cuffie che si vorrebbe usare in viaggio o movimento è decisamente significativo la custodia occupa parecchio spazio e le cuffie non prevedono alcun appiattimento.
In conclusione mi sembra per il prezzo molto fumo e poco arrosto.
Ich kann nur sagen, dass die Kopfhörer schwer sind, die In-Ears auf Dauer super unbequem sind (eben weil so viel Gewicht darauf lastet und das schon nach einer halben Stunde im Hörgang unangenehm drückt), das ANC ist nicht wirklich bemerkbar gerade im Vergleich zu anderen Kopfhörern in der Preisklasse und der Sound ist unausgewogen und einzig basslastig. Mein Rat an jeden: wer so viel Geld in einen Kopfhörer investiert sollte zu einem Sony oder Sennheiser greifen, vielleicht auch Bose, aber das hier ist es nicht wert.
REACTION TO OTHER REVIEWS
- Yes, the "vanilla" audio mode (before it tunes to your hearing) isn't brilliant but c'mon, they want the tuned mode to be as impactful as possible when you switch across. It's a little bit sneaky but I don't see the harm.
- Wearing them is super weird at first. You kind of expect the earplugs to go all the way into your ear like earbuds but they don't so at first they feel like earbuds that are about to fall out. But after a couple of days you just get used to it.
- Really would have liked a volume control on the headset. You can make the tap buttons on either cup do stuff but each button can only have 2 functions (one for single tap, one for double) so for me I had to choose between skipping tracks or volume. Hoping there'll be a triple tap option in a future update.
- Not the best in terms of portability. It'd be grand if they folded somehow as the case is MASSIVE. Also quite heavy and not a summer headphone as while the silicon cups form a great seal around the ear they do get pretty warm.
- If you're a beanie wearer the design is an issue since if your ears are covered you can't wear them properly.
- The setup is a pain in the bum, especially the test where you have to ensure the cups are on properly. Thankfully this is a one time thing.
- Non standard USB lead connection and it's £15 to get a spare. Boo that.
- The sound quality is as good as people say it is. If you like bass heavy music it will make you exclaim out loud. The idea of playing treble through the earbud and bass through the cup is inspired.
- Noise cancelling is better than the QC35s which I never thought I'd say. They managed to block out everything on a child filled plane taking off which is impressive.
- Once you get used to the fit they're really comfortable.
- While the setup is fiddly I like the app, it's very cool.
- Battery life is outstanding; I use them roughly 4 hours a day and only charge them every 3rd day.
- Everything feels super solid and well made
If you're in the market for high end noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones in the 3-400 pound range I'd say your choices are these or the Bose QC35s. For absolute pure sound quality at the expense of all else, get the Nuraphones as nothing comes close to them that I've ever tried. However if you're looking for something more portable and user friendly go for the Boses. Either way I promise you'll have no buyers remorse.
The only reason I don't take them with me all the time is because they are not very practical. I'm using the nuraphones at home but I still take the Sony's to commute to work or travelling. The nuraphones don't fold so, as you can imagine, the box is huge. They are a bit heavier then expected as well. The touch controls on the sides are very sensitive and you'll end up interrupting your music all the time when you try to adjust the position of the headphones. Plus, they only allow up to four personalized functions (one single touch and one double on both sides) so you will need to constantly take your phone out of your pocket to control the music. I've also answered some phone calls using the headphones and people say they can't hear me very well.
To summarize, the nuraphones do what they promise and the price is totally justified, but if you're thinking in buying a pair of headphones to carry around everywhere, these are not ideal.
Packaging comes in a solid, recyclable box and mould. The nuraphone arrives with a hard case (which is quite large, since it does not fold flat. Inside are your charger cable in a lovely silicone pocket (which I just discovered is magnetically stuck to the inside of the case (nice!), and your headphones. That's it. Would be nice to include a 3.5mm to nuraphone (proprietary input) cable, because I can't imagine how I will be plugging this into flight entertainment systems. The case is a hardshell case, with a magnetic clasp securing it. I've found it to be very easy to use, no zips, just unclasp, pop open, take headphones out and close it, the clasp just swings back into place.
The best of what I've had to compare so far. Probably due to the oto-acoustic tuning and in-built equalizer. Good details, and the separation of the bass through the outer ear is special, but not super. Their sample track gives you some ground shaking bass, but none of the music that I listen to has anything at that frequency to shake the outer ear. Not that I try to.
Very comfortable. I have a large head (63cm diameter). Previous headphones such as the Plantronics BackBeat PRO and the B&W PX have quite a squeeze on my head, and would get uncomfortable after prolonged usage. Not so with the Nuraphones. The silicone used around the ear is soft and comfortable, although you do have to get used to having both in-ear pieces and an outer ear cover.
Noise Isolation is fantastic, even before adding their active noise cancellation from their G2 software, it's really very quiet. The ANC doesn't add a lot more, yes, these are one of the quietest headphones out there. I love it that the ANC isn't uncomfortable - most of my super ANC head phones in the past have caused some air pressure in my ears (or the feeling of). Because of this discomfort, I prefer the Nuraphones - so much more comfortable to listen to. The combination of double noise isolation + anc makes a huge difference, every time I take them off I forget how much noise is around me.
1. Social Mode
This mode allows outside noise to go through the headphones. This is the best implementation of this so far (B&W PX and Plantronics Backbeat Pro also have this afaik). There's no fine tuning though, you turn it on, and you receive all external noise without the ability to control the volume. The audio is significantly muted (Sometimes I can't even have a phone call with this setting on). Still, I think it's great as it allows me to walk in the city, cross streets while still having spatial awareness, and quickly switch it off when I don't need it.
2. Automatic On/Off
Probably the most annoying setting on this phone. It always automatically turns OFF when you take it off, and turns ON only when you start wearing it. This causes a host of issues - from having to wait a long time when trying to pickup a call on the headphones, when they are not on your head. Also, after taking them off, your source considers the headphones to be turned off, so might continue blasting on the regular speakers.
3. Touch buttons
There are 2 buttons on each side, which you can configure 2 functions for each button (4 programmable in total) - for single tap and double tap.
The touch buttons are way too sensitive. I doubt this can be changed though, as it would be a hardware setting. any accidental bump will trigger whatever you have customized the buttons to do. It's anything from an annoyance to something bad, whether increasing the volume, or accidentally hanging up on a call!
Note the silver bullet for me, but still the best comfort/listening experience so far. If nuraphone can fix the following issues, it would perfect what is already a highly polished product:
1. auto on/off experience
2. Proprietary connection
3. Button sensitivity
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UPDATE - OCTOBER 2018
After spending a few months with these headphones I now have some (more) issues to report:
- I didn't find it too much at first, but when trying to downsize my work bag, wow, these nuraphones are just massive in size. Compared to a QC35 which folds flat, these cans take up at least twice the space!
- I'm going to change my mind on the comfort issue. I actually started to feel some in ear ache, due to the inner phones applying pressure. I suppose after a while my ear just got tired of the constant pressure. This is relieved with a bit of rest time/down time from the head phones.
3. BLUETOOTH Call Quality
- I have had MANY issues where my callers could not hear what I was saying. There is a call quality issue with these head sets, so much that I no longer use it for any phone calls because it is not reliable.
UPDATE - MAR 2019
3. Bluetooth Call Quality - Revision
- OK I have had more time to spend trying to be on the phone with these headphones etc. I have found that there are times I can't hear because I have the Social Mode on, which lowers audio volume and adds sounds from your surroundings. It still takes a few seconds from call pickup to tweak around a little bit, currently it's at a 60-70% success rate of switching Social Mode on/off, and if the times when it fails is because the call is urgent and I decide to take it from my phone straight away. When it does work, it's great, because with the double noise isolation + anc you get to hear your caller really well.
UPDATE 6 SEP 2019
I spoke to support regarding voice calls, raising the point that there is always an issue during a call connection where I can't get audio until I flip to speaker/iphone, and flip back to bluetooth (nuraphone).
I'm told this is a known bug, and the developers are working on it. So there you have it - voice call wise, there will be this audio issue during initial call connection, and the workaround is to flip audio sources to speaker and back to nuraphones. It's still annoying and I hope the dev team release a patch soon. Something to consider if you are intending to use these cans for a lot of phone calls.
UPDATE 15 Oct 2019
So recently I was walking on the mall and when I removed my headphones, the little ear tips (on the inner ear), one of them popped off, and was nowhere to be found. In my research to get a replacement (they are available for purchase), I found that I was meant to receive a set of 3 sizes, which I never did. So I contacted Nuraphone last week and they sent out a set of 3 different sizes of ear tips for free! What was even better was that I found out I was using the largest size, when the medium size fit me best, gave me an even better seal (no more sealing issues during the calibration), and everything sounds great again! No more having to pump up the sound on my other headphones to outblast the overpowering bus engine noise.
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Das Einrichten mittels der App ist leicht vollzogen, wobei es ein wenig Fummelei erfordert für einen dichten Abschluss zwischen Kopfhörer und Ohr für den „Hörtest“ zu sorgen. Obwohl es angeblich einen Offline Modus gibt, sobald das Handy Netz hat verbindet sich die App mit den Nura Servern, was immer etwas Zeit benötigt, bis man dann Einstellungen vornehmen kann. Für mich einer der negativ Punkte.
Zum Sound, dieser ist im personalisiertem Modus überwiegend ausgezeichnet. Höhen, Mitten und Bass sind wirklich beeindruckend. Der Bass kann zusätzlich noch über einen Schieberegler in der App justiert werden, alternativ über Touchbutton am Kopfhörer an und ausgeschaltet werden. Leider wummert dieser Immersion Modus abhängig von der Musikquelle teils sehr unangenehm bis übersteuernd auf die Ohren, so dass man beinahe für jedes Lied über die App nachjustieren muss oder diesen halt komplett ausschaltet, was man auf einen der beiden Touchbuttons am Kopfhörer selbst legen kann. Weiterer Negativpunkt für mich.
Pop, RnB, Soul und auch Jazz überzeugen klanglich. Ich höre aber auch gerne Klassik und diese geht mit den Nuraphones leider gar nicht. Die Violinen schrammeln im Sound zu einem Brei und ganz schlimm wird es, wenn der Sopran seine Arie schmettert. Die Kopfhörer übersteuern, die Stimme knarzt und knarrt, dass es in den Ohren wehtut. Als Quelle wohlgemerkt lediglich iTunes Files, aber um diese Musik auf meinem iPhone geht es mir unterwegs und auf Reisen nun mal.
Der Sound ohne personalisiertes Profil geht entgegen der Werbung gar nicht und ist wie hier auch teils kritisiert wurde wahrscheinlich bewusst als Vergleich schlecht gehalten. Das sorgt für einen noch größeren Wow Effekt. Das ist mir egal, wenn letztendlich der personalisierte Sound stimmt. Und für die meiste Musik trifft das zu.
Die schlechte Performance bei Klassik und der Tragekomfort haben mich die Kopfhörer zurück gehen lassen. Ich bin Inear Kopfhörer verschiedener Marken gewohnt. Aber an die Inears der Nuraphones konnte ich mich nicht gewöhnen, auch nicht durch Wechsel auf andere Größen (S, M und L werden mitgeliefert). Ich empfand sie stetig als Fremdkörper in meinen Ohren. In Verbindung mit den Overears, die leider auf Dauer auf den Ohren drücken war der Tragekomfort für mich nicht akzeptabel. Die beworbene Belüftung mittels Tesla Ventilen erscheint mir auch eher ein Marketing Gag. Wie bei anderen Overears wird es halt warm an den Ohren.
Das mit einem Update eingeführte ANC ist leider in keiner Weise konkurrenzfähig. Ich würde es als mangelhaft bewerten. Das Ein- und Ausschalten des ANC führte beim Test in der Bahn zwar zu einer Veränderung des Sounds der Umgebungsgeräusche, aber unterdrückt wird da so gut wie nichts.
Ich kenne zum Vergleich noch die Bose QC 35 II, Beats Studio 3 sowie Sony 1000 MX2. Auch diese haben jeder für sich ihre Vor- und Nachteile. Sind aber auch auf Grund ihres meist niedrigeren Preises und ihrer Performance insbesondere im ANC eher meine Empfehlung. Jedoch polarisiert nichts mehr als ein Kopfhörer. Sind Sie neugierig, dann probieren Sie es selbst.
Mais les avantages s'arrêtent là.
Le premier inconvénient de cette conception est que les moindres vibrations dans le casque sont propagées directement vers l'oreille,
qu'elles soient dues aux mouvements de tête ou même au battements cardiaques dans l'artère temporale.
Le port est assez inconfortable à la longue, même s'il paraît qu'on s'y habitue.
Concernant ce qui est censé être la fonctionnalité principale du casque, le son personnalisé:
D'abord, vous devez connecter le casque en Bluetooth à un smartphone qui a un accès internet.
Il n'y a pas à ce jour d'application PC.
Ensuite il vous faut créer un compte.
Les données utilisées par l'appli sont bien sûr exploitées par l'entreprise, mais l'appli ne requiert pas d'autorisations abusives.
Une fois le casque correctement ajusté et connecté, l'appli joue une série de sons et prend des mesures acoustiques de votre oreille.
Le profil terminé, une musique prédéfinie démarre, et vous êtes invités à passer du profil « neutre » au profil personnalisé.
Que ce soit bien clair: le profil neutre est une immense blague.
Il n'est pas neutre du tout, mais volontairement dégradé pour mieux contraster avec le profil personnalisé.
J'ai fait un profil en posant le casque sur ma jambe, et il était déjà infiniment plus acceptable que le profil soi-disant neutre.
Après avoir créé plusieurs profils pour moi-même et des amis, il faut admettre que le système fonctionne plus ou moins.
Les profils sont cohérent d'une fois sur l'autre, et sont généralement au goût de l'auditeur.
Cependant, je ne suis pas sûr qu'il y ait le moindre avantage à un bon égaliseur.
Le son est bon, mais pour 400€, il reste loin derrière un casque studio ou Hi-Fi moitié moins cher.
Enfin, le casque nécessite des câbles propriétaires pour être connecté en filaire,
et l'annulation active du bruit (ANC) introduite récemment, est complètement inutile.
Testée avec de la musique, du bruit, de la voix et des notes continues, l'ANC n'a au mieux aucun effet, au pire amplifie le bruit!
Bref, le concept est intéressant, mais il est très loin d'être abouti.
Direkt nach dem Auspacken musste ich auch gleich ein Update installieren, welches sehr zu meiner Freude neue Features wie Active Noise Cancelling und weitere Funktionen für die Touch Buttons auf der Seite hinzugefügt hat. Zu wissen dass die Kopfhörer ein solches Level an Unterstützung seitens der Entwickler genießen ist ein sehr gutes Gefühl.
Beim Sitz der Kopfhörer scheinen sich ein wenig die Meinungen zu scheiden, das ist bei dieser ungewöhnlichen Kombination aus Over- und In-Ear aber auch irgendwie verständlich. Ich persönlich kann sagen, dass ich auch nach mehreren Stunden keinerlei Probleme hatte und sie sehr angenehm finde. Lediglich beim laufen (ich meine normales gehen, natürlich nicht joggen) sind sie nicht ideal, weil sie durch die Bewegung verrutschen können und dann der Klang nachlässt. Aber in einem Lauten Büro oder Zug, etc. sind sie ein wahrer Segen. Man kann die Knöpfe an der Seite auch so einstellen, dass man das Noise Cancelling nicht nur sofort ausstellen kann, sondern es aktiviert sich sogar ein “Social-Mode” der einen die Umgebung so klar hören lässt, das man sich wunderbar unterhalten kann ohne die Kopfhörer abnehmen zu müssen.
Die Bluetooth-Verbindung klappt sehr schnell und einfach. Vor allem da sich die Kopfhörer von selber einschalten und verbinden sobald man sie aufsetzt.
Die Verarbeitung macht einen, dem Preis entsprechenden, qualitativ sehr hochwertigen Eindruck und die Box mit Magnetverschluss in der sie kommen, ist auch sehr schick.
Alles in allem finde ich die nuraphones wirklich fantastisch und kann sie absolut empfehlen.
However... I am buying these for use in the office and extensive travel in trains and planes. The case is beautiful but HUGE.
The headphones are heavy and the design has pointy bits and buttons that are too easy to press accidentally if you lean on anything / try to sleep. The design for the traveller compared to the Bose QC35ii is unfortunately a deal breaker for me- - case, weight and form. So despite the superior sound (which is much better), they are going back.
I would heartily recommend these phones think they are worth every penny.
Sound: (Disclaimer: I ran the setup 3 times to eliminate any anomalies).
- Bass. The bass is great. Really fun to listen to, and the simple slider is an awesome feature. It does sometimes feel too "separate" from the mids and highs, which is a weird sensation. Not sure if I like it - it makes everything feel quite disconnected. Comparing it to my other headphones, it has the best overall bass, but the DT1770's have unmatched sub-bass (seriously, it's bonkers). The TH-X00 is close, although next to these, it sounds really "rough" (which I had never noticed until I tested it side by side with these). These are really smooth in the bass-area, so I'd really recommend either these, or the DT1770's if you're a basshead,
- Mids. Another plus. The mids are smooth, if slightly overpowered by the highs. I'd say the THX-00's & the DT1770's have slightly better mids, although only marginally. These blow everything else away.
- Design. Really like the design of these. The earphones on the inside are a bit off-putting, but the rest is solid.
- Innovative. Probably the most impressed I've been with a piece of tech in quite some time. We definitely need some more innovation in the headphone market, so kudos to nura!
- The highs. My God. I've run the setup 3 times, and each time it's made the high's so ear-piercingly sharp, it gives me a headache after about 5-10 minutes of listening. I've tried running it through my JDS Labs Element V2 DAC/AMP, which helps slightly, but not much.
- There is a slight static noise present at all times with these headphones, in both wired and wireless, with/without ANC on. I may just have super sensitive hearing, but when nothing is playing it's always in the back of my mind. Not a big deal, though.
- Voices from TV shows/YouTube videos have a slight distortion to them. I may have a defective pair, but even when run through either my DAC, USB or regular 3.5mm, it's always present, and it's really noticeable when comparing to other headphones. Other than the highs, this is probably my biggest issue.
- Comfort. These are more comfortable than the Solo2's for me, but far less comfortable than any of the others, with the DT1770 PRO's being the most comfortable by far. The earphones in my ear make the fit snugger (almost creates an anchor in your ear, lol), which is nice, but it just feels really odd. I may get used to it with some more time, although I doubt it. I can't wear these for more than about an hour and a half at a time, unfortunately.
All in all, I'd say they were probably worth the money. They sound better overall than any other headphones I've tried, but there are still quite a few issues that will probably turn me off using these as my main drivers.
Worst issue is probably fit. You have to get them in the exact right spot for them to work. Wear them walking for more then 2 steps they slip and you cant hear anything. The terrible slider/button combo is joke. They dont hold them at the same size and if you touch them to correct you trigger the button which gives a loud noise in your ear and triggers an action. Turn off this action and there are no buttons left to change volume, skip track or anything.
Next worst is probably the noise 'cancelling'. In mine and my partners experience they amplify noise making it louder than before! Try using them somewhere actually noisy and the drivers seem to max out and give you ear splitting cracks and pops.
Then there is the sound profiling which obviously thinks I cant hear any high tones so boost everything over 1k so bad it's unusable. Worst bit is now manual correction so all you can do is ask all your friends to try it and attemp to pick one of their profiles. You could turn the profiles off but the 'default' one is so purposely bad you'd get better quality from a £30 pair.
Then there is immersion mode which gives you the option to have the drivers flap around aimlessly making random distorted noises that don't resemble the music you thought you were going to be listening to. You can helpfully turn this off but then your basically using earbuds with all thr inconvenience of overear cups, pointless.
On top of all that they are over priced with poor build quality, charging you £25 extra for each cable you need. Use a proprietary connector so leave it at home and your stuffed. Don't work if the battery goes flat either and don't fold for travel.
Save yourself the grief and buy a pair on Sonys instead. Not fussy on positioning, better sound, actually noise cancel, come with cables, better controls, more comfortable without buds jammed in your ears, work with flat battery via 3.5mm jack and fold for travel. They are even cheaper! Regret ever wasting my time on this junk.