When the nuraphone headphones launched, I was one of the first people to try them out and I still remember that first experience of getting my ears scanned to register the best sound profile for me. Back then, it lacked some features e.g. ANC, and it wasn’t something I thought could be improved, but surprisingly, at no extra to the users, nura have added some new features via software update, making it a pair of headphones that can be improved over time. So what’s new?
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
For those who want to enjoy music without interference from the outside world, the nuraphones have always blocked out external sounds with dual-layers of noise protection enabled by the nuraphone’s unique in and over-ear (inova) architecture. This already powerful noise protection is now further enhanced by the addition of ANC which will be automatically enabled with the new G2 software. Unlike conventional ANC which removes the low-frequency rumble of engines but introduces a high-frequency hiss, the ANC delivered by nuraphones utilises the inova architecture to eliminate the low-frequency.
For the times when you do want to talk to someone nearby, you don’t even need to take off your nuraphones. Simply turn on “Social Mode” and the nuraphones will use their four external microphones to allow in the sound of your immediate surroundings enabling you to have a conversation before going back to your music.
The free iOS and Android app gives the nuraphone more functionality and provides a seamless user experience. With a clean and minimal interface, the app now functions while offline. It is now also available in German and French, with more language options to follow over time.
The nuraphones intuitive touch buttons are more robust than ever, preventing users from accidentally triggering their settings on the move. The touch buttons now have a single and double tap feature allowing for more controls using the two buttons. Additional controls include volume up/down or switching the Social Mode on/of.
New algorithms utilise the multiple microphones of the nuraphones to deliver improved voice call quality, especially in noisy environments.
Pairing to Multiple Sources
Listeners have the added ability to connect to a second device via Bluetooth without unpairing it first.
An improved indication of the nuraphone battery status via voice prompts and notifications when a charging cable is connected.
Auto Power On / Off
The nuraphones provide an uninterrupted flow of music playback by restarting the music automatically when they are placed back on the head. The deep sleep mode is activated after 60 seconds of non-use and will automatically power off after 10 minutes of silence with any non-charging cable types in use.
You can pick up a new pair of nuraphones today with 25% discount as part of Prime Day on amazon.com (£261.75 down from £349). A total saving of £87.25