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


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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  • +16

    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

    • +2

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

    • +1

      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

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

        • +5

          14 GhMn (globalmegahypernets)

        • +1

          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

          • +12

            @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

            • @giventofly:

              but my friend said he was getting headaches from WiFi.

              Hmm I wonder why WIFI specifically? There are so many different things out there giving off da waves, I wonder why his router gave him headaches? Maybe USING his WiFi gave him headaches!

            • @giventofly: Wrong wifi password maybe?

        • +2

          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

        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

    Headphones or earphones?

    • +1

      Earphones I guess :) , I tend to use headphones for any 'phones variant.

    • upvote. This travesty of language needs to be fought wherever encountered!

    • -1

      Do women wear tampons, or do tampons wear women?

      • Was a fair comparison question

  • +1

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

  • +2

    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

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

      • 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.

    • 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

      • 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

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

    • +1

      Bose QC20 or QC25?

      • +1

        Sorry I meant wireless IEM

        • Whoops, I meant to say QC20 or QC30. The 30's are wireless as well, although the battery life isn't as long as I'd like. My QC20's are still going strong.

    • Yeah, that and the battery life seems to be the selling point. I would still go for chifi tho.

    • Probably not in the same league but there's also the TaoTronics TT-BH042: https://www.amazon.com.au/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Headphones-Ca...

      • I really rate the TaoTronics, and the BH050's are great too. I mean they aren't the slickest and best sounding out there, but for the price they far exceed my expectations.

    • This might be the only iem with active noise cancelling I’ve seen

      Not technically IEMs but earphones/earbuds:

      Bose QC20
      Bose QC30
      Sony WI-1000X
      Sony WI-SP600N
      Jabra Elite 65e

  • +2

    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.

    • 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


    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

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

      • 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

    Ordered - Thanks!

  • +1

    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

    • +1

      Yeah this is annoying

    • Your purchase might be a pledge, or funding their production.

      I'd recommend asking the question before purchase.

    • No they don't. It's payment up front.

  • +3

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

    • +2

      D'oh - forgot about Cashrewards.

      • +1

        Shit, me too…

        Edit: Okay I've replaced my order and I'm 200 up from my original order yesterday

    • Is cashrewards going to pay out for a pre-order so far in the future?

  • +3

    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

      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

    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.

    • And that's if it ships/arrives within 30 days

  • +2

    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

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

  • Oh awesome, wired and wireless is a great idea.

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

  • +1

    I just placed my order. Thanks for sharing.

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

    • +1

      yes if you wear glasses
      yes if you have a big head

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

    • +1

      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.

  • 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.

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

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

        • +1

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

  • These look good but why so expensive

    • If they're anything like Nuraphones (tried them?), that will be your answer.

      • Nuraphones ? Life in colour? I think I saw a billboard EDIT** Music in colour lol

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

    • Yes, charged now but sending in Sept.

      • Thanks

  • 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!

  • "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).

  • Does anyone think there is going to be a review up before this deal ends?

  • I'm buying through cashback. Is it still 10% or not?

    • It said 8% for me…

  • Does anyone know whether the Referrer link is meant to work with the Nuraloop pre-order?
    If you use it, are you meant to get 20% off?
    I clicked on it - the nuraphone website then says "Your discount friend-z1fmiha2tl will be applied at checkout."
    You get a discount if you buy the Nuraphone, but if you pre-order the Nuraloop, the price remains at $209

  • Came in a bit late, discount has changed to 25% now.

  • +2
    Merged from Nuraloop Shipping Delayed till December

    Totally annoyed with NURA. Received a dreaded email NuraLoop has been delayed till December!!!!!

    Poor form. Thats not even guaranteed!

    This Pre-Order bs is nothing more than a free interest Loan to build their equipment! The bonus of a discount for early kickstarter adopter offer isn't worth that much when I could've invested that money elsewhere!

    • You happy you got that off your chest?

      • absolutely. Since NuraLoop had been once promoted here there will be more than me disappointed. Also none early adopters (unaware as their nura email could have ended up in their junk mail like mine did).. their delay could well be next year.

        • I agree it's a bit annoying. Especially with no offer to cancel the pre order and refund if you wanted.

          • @kulprit: They refuse to answer emails about refunds, might call them and see, not waiting that long for them

  • Comments reopened and forum topic above merged to deal post.

  • does anyone have a contact number for them, they wont reply to emails, or facebook messages

    • finally got my refund after going to facebook and online enquiry, 8 months is a long time in tech

  • Will be asking for a refund too.

    • I just replied tot he email asking for a refund and they got back to me 24 hours later saying ti was being processed. easy. as much as I wanted to try these out I simply won't be in the country to collect them.

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