[Preorder] Nuraloop Headphones $209.30 (RRP $299) @ Nuraphone

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30% discount on a preorder of the new Nuraphone wireless headphones called the Nuraloop.

Having a wire between the buds seems quite dated but there's good tech in there which determines your ideal sound profile automatically. Also has quite a large battery which provides a claimed 16 hours of use per charge.

Available for the next 6 days (or until the next preorder discount)

Shipping in September - free shipping included

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  • +15 votes

    Having a wire between the buds seems quite dated
    Less things to lose, better battery life and more of the budget going towards actual sound quality sounds fine to me

    • +1 vote

      Yeah, I tend to agree. It's an interesting design decision given the current trends though.

    • +1 vote

      I will only accept wire between, so all day BT radiation is not in my head.
      Eg. Samsung has special tech for 0.17 SAR, AirPods 0.44 SAR whole day, iPhones 1.17 SAR (not required to follow the lead).
      When you combine all wireless exposure (WiFi, BT, 4G, microwave, radios) it can easyly add up to max 1.6 SAR.

      • +1 vote

        What levels are proven/expected to be dangerous or affect us/organic matter?

        • +5 votes

          14 GhMn (globalmegahypernets)

        • +1 vote

          My wife died from a brain tumour 6 years ago but her neurosurgeon says he hasn't a much higher rate of tumours recently over the 15+ years he's being in his job, so who knows if it actually makes any difference

          • +11 votes

            @too_much_boost: Really sorry to hear that, man.

            I dunno about wireless signals, but my friend said he was getting headaches from WiFi. I thought he was full of crap and looked into it.

            The radiation coming off of halogen bulbs is stronger than WiFi signals, as is going for an afternoon walk.

            The WHO (not the band) stopped funding research into it as their tests found nothing after many years testing

        • +2 votes

          Depends on how you define dangerous.

          From https://xkcd.com/radiation/:

          • "Lowest one year dose clearly linked to increased cancer risk" = 100mSv
          • "Dose causing symptoms of radiation poisoning if received in a short time" = 400mSv, but varies
          • "Severe radiation poisoning, in some cases fatal" = 2000 mSv
          • "Usually fatal radiation poisoning. Survival ocassionally possible with prompt treatment" = 4000mSv
          • "Fatal dose, even with treatment" = 8000mSv

          And, the kicker [emphasis mine]:

          • "Using a cell phone" = 0µSv. "A cell phone's transmitter does not produce ionising radiation and does not cause cancer"

          A Sv (Sievert) is a measure of Ionizing radiation, i.e. high frequency ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays, etc. Mobile phones operate at too low a frequency to ionize (detach electrons from atoms), and thus have their radiation measured differently.

          From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_radiation_and_health#Low-level_exposure [again, emphasis mine]:

          "The World Health Organization began a research effort in 1996 to study the health effects from the ever-increasing exposure of people to a diverse range of EMR sources. After 30 years of extensive study, science has yet to confirm a health risk from exposure to low-level fields. However, there remain gaps in the understanding of the biological effects, and more research needs to be performed."

          And https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_radiation_and_health#Radio_frequency_fields [emphasis mine]:

          "In 2011, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified mobile phone radiation as Group 2B "possibly carcinogenic" (rather than Group 2A "probably carcinogenic" nor the "is carcinogenic" Group 1)."

          Yes, it's wikipedia, but the sources are all linked if you'd like to read them. What I take from all of the above is that we don't know enough yet to say if mobile phones and other RF radiation sources cause any lasting physiological effects.

          And lastly, from the ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) Guidelines "For Limiting Exposure to Time‐Varying Electric, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields (Up To 300 GHz)" https://web.archive.org/web/20140606044606/http://www.icnirp.org/documents/emfgdl.pdf, literally the document used to establish the SAR limits that the FCC and other organisations use, states (under "Basis for limiting exposure", pg 4):

          "Induction of cancer from long-term EMF exposure was not considered to be established, and so these guidelines are based on short-term, immediate health effects such as stimulation of peripheral nerves and muscles, shocks and burns caused by touching conducting objects, and elevated tissue temperatures resulting from absorption of energy during exposure to EMF. In the case of potential long-term effects of exposure, such as an increased risk of cancer, ICNIRP concluded that available data are insufficient to provide a basis for setting exposure restrictions, although epidemiological research has provided suggestive, but unconvincing, evidence of an association between possible carcinogenic effects and exposure at levels of 50/60 Hz magnetic flux densities substantially lower than those recommended in these guidelines."

      • +1 vote

        You're like that dude who didn't like the xbox360 slim because it had onboard wifi, and he linked to a tutorial for how to rip the wifi device out (which also broke wireless controllers, but of course he only used the wired variant so it didn't matter lol.

  • +3 votes

    Headphones or earphones?

  • +1 vote

    Designed and developed in our own backyard. Tempted at the price. Will give it a serious thought. Thanks for posting OP.

  • +2 votes

    Had the email and preordered it last night but didn't think of sharing it :(

    I'm looking forward to it due the battery life and wanting something easier to wear for night time viewing/listening.

    Over ear headphones are fine and all but lying on the bed and short 4hr battery life of in ears were no good for me.

    • +2 votes

      Damn man, you shouldn't be lying in bed watching TV for 4 hours every day!

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        With a mixed of gaming, YouTube and TV series… It'd be easy to pull off those numbers :/

        But earphones may not be that comfortable anyway.

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      I don't like that you have to wear the wires over your ear. I had a pair of Shures that wore like that. Gets annoying

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        Will see, maybe I'd be able to tie it up abit, but without the wires the battery life is too short.

        I also got those neckband earphones but even they will sometimes get tangled up with something as I'm trying to get up.

  • +3 votes

    This might be the only iem with active noise cancelling I’ve seen. I own the Nuraphones and they are amazing.

  • +2 votes

    Ordered although I was debating whether it's worth it because with the Nuraphones they did 25% off every three or whatever months. This preorder discount isn't much larger than 25% so probably worth waiting.

    I've previously owned Nuraphones, I think the technology works although presumably it works differently for all people and some will gain little or no benefit due to ear variations and you won't have the "hearing stuff in music I haven't heard before" experience that some people have.

    But there's no way to blind test headphones or earphones and I'm as unreliable as the next audiophile thanks to confirmation bias so … audiophiles.

    Sold Nuraphones due to not being suitable for exercise and only having a short commute. I wasn't a fan of using them at home due to comfort although I do miss having them. These look like they solve the exercise issue although presumably they won't have the enormous, thundering bass of the Nuraphones.

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      Yep, looks like they are running their own Kickstarter to me. If reviews are good, I may grab some at one of their 25% off Amazon sales later in the year.

  • +2 votes

    https://www.nuraphone.com/products/nuraloop#nuraloop-introdu...

    Features
    Personalised Sound
    16+ hours wireless battery
    Active Noise Cancellation
    Social Mode
    TouchDial controls
    Wireless and wired
    aptX™ HD Bluetooth® 5
    Sweat resistant
    Voice calls
    Automatic on/off

    In the box
    1x NuraLoop
    1x analog cable
    1x USB-A charging cable
    1x travel case
    12-month warranty
    30-day satisfation guarantee

    • +1 vote

      Really wish they'd gone the USB-C charging route…

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        I still think this has a USB-C , the included cable has USB-A at the other end. I will order one after it starts shipping ( if it has USB-C as per my assumption of course)

  • +1 vote

    Ordered - Thanks!

  • +1 vote

    It will be good if they charge the card after shipping like Amazon does, don't want to pay them upfront and wait for months

  • +3 votes

    Cashrewards says 7.5% discount as well?? Wonder if that applies to pre-order…

  • +3 votes

    Ordered mine and looking forward.

    Shopback says 10% cashback too

    Also good to know about the 30 day satisfaction guarantee so one can return if they don't like it.

    • +1 vote

      Ordered and they gave me 10% cashback off the original $299. Also interesting to note, the cashback is ‘guaranteed’ by 31 July which is well before the September shipping date so if you wanted to be dodgy you could cancel the preorder as soon as you got the cashback lol.

  • +1 vote

    Ordered one.. with additional 10% CB from Shopback… looks like a good deal.. if not 30 days satisfaction guarantee will make it easy to return.

  • +2 votes

    These are exactly what I've been looking for sub $200. Headband linked, no losing one or the other. ANC, Wired capability, +12 hours use and no stupid charging case. Thanks OP!

    • +1 vote

      Yep, I've got the Sony WI-1000Xs for this reason and they're awesome. But I'm very tempted to get these.

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    Oh awesome, wired and wireless is a great idea.

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    Wonder if they'll have this on monthly subscription anytime soon.

  • +1 vote

    I just placed my order. Thanks for sharing.

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    Are these supposed to be more comfortable than the full sized cans?

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    Please post back with impressions once you have a listen peeps!

    • +1 vote

      They ship in Sept. If reviewers presumably been given their nuraloops I wonder what the holdup is for genpop? I shall give them serious consideration.

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    Have had a chat with tightarse about whether the cashback will work with cashrewards with this being a pre-order.

    He is still working on whether it will or not, but i asked if he could match shopback and he has increased the cashback to 10% until midnight tonight.

    So if we do find out it works, the little bit extra will be nice.

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      i prordered via shopback and received the email its being tracked with zero value cashback

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        Received same email but checked a few hours later by logging in and am due $27.18 by 31/7

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          Bahhh my email from Cashrewards said $19.03!! Looks like for Cashrewards they are tracking the price ex-GST. Is that the usual approach?

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    These look good but why so expensive

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    Did you get charged now from the credit card to anyone who has ordered?

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    I'm not a big fan of the cable-connected style of buds, but… damn it, I couldn't resist this one, with the CR to push me over the edge.
    I've been waiting for a good option that has reliable active noise cancelling.
    It'll be interesting to see how they feel (and sound) once they arrive!

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    "which determines your ideal sound profile automatically"
    Isn't that just using a questionnaire/ tone feedback and applying a equalizer setting? It seems most of the features terms can be summed up with "easy to use equalizer app" and we use a Qualcomm CSR 8675 chip that may or may not improve your hearing experience depending on the music source (256 mp3 or FLAC).

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