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But it’s not just about a measurement gadget inside the headphones, because there are devices that get close to this. In fact, HTC’s recent “10” smartphone included the ability to track and measure hearing to better match what you were listening to.

Nura has also provided a different design for the headphones, and one that may actually throw some people a bit of a curve.


In these headphones, you’ll find both an in-ear phone for you to push into your ear and a circumaural casing to slip around your ears, and this doesn’t just provide isolation, but also a separation of sound.

“The in-ear delivers sound,” Slater told GadgetGuy, while “the outer ear delivers the beat. You can really feel it.”

But even though you can feel it, the people around you can’t hear it, with Nura able to cut down on excess noise thanks to the bulk of the music going through the in-earphone.

Slater told GadgetGuy that Nura offers “isolation that goes both ways”, with “double the passive isolation so you don’t hear noise”.

“Even when you take them off they are very quiet,” he said.


In its present stage, Nura has been pushed through the University of Melbourne’s Accelerator Program or “MAP” for short, with the director of the program calling the Nura “revolutionary”.

“Throughout MAP15, Nura was able to develop its first prototypes and gain a far better understanding of their market,” said Rohan Workman, Director for the Melbourne Accelerator Program.

“Although Kyle and Luke are experts in hearing science they still had a lot to learn about business which they picked up like fish to water. By the end of MAP, Nura had a working prototype, had contact with numerous interested investors (including Dolby Digital who they met during our Silicon Valley trip) and were strongly placed to enter the Hax Accelerator which they’ve done.”


And now, the team finds the Nura project in crowdfunding, with Kickstarter the place you can go to find the Nura headphones ahead of release next year.

Only a few days into the Kickstarter campaign, Nura has already surpassed its funding need, beating the $100,000 minimum with almost two months left until the campaign is finished.