Source: Kickstarter
Source: Kickstarter

Headphones have come a long way over the decades, from the giant, bulky over-the-ear sets to the smaller, foam-covered over-the-ear sets; earbuds to more streamlined, high-tech over-the-ear sets, we seem to be always on the search for the perfect pair of headphones.

Nura just might have that perfect pair. Its Kickstarter campaign launched on May 15, 2016 with a claim that, with their headphones, the listener will be able to hear and feel every note. With that, they set a goal to raise $100,000 in two months.

They met their goal 14 hours later.

Since then, they’ve gone on to raise well over $1.1 million dollars from backers who recognize that science, function, and design have all come together to make something pretty special.

The Nura headphones are unlike other sets floating around out there in that they are both an in-ear and over-the-ear headphone set that adapts to your own unique hearing. And they remember you every time you put them on after that.

From Nura’s Kickstarter page:

We’re living in a golden age where masterfully crafted, recorded and engineered music is at our fingertips. But the journey of music doesn’t end at the smartphone. The journey completes with you, the listener.

Nura is a new headphone that integrates unique soundwave technology to automatically measure your hearing (from the outer ear all the way to the brain) and adapt music perfectly to you. You don’t need to answer any tests either – just sit back and listen.

Everyone hears differently, so that means that a one-size-fits-all approach to headphones results in some people getting decent sound while others find the same set to be less than satisfactory.

Source: Kickstarter

Nura says that when you put a pair of its headphones on, it spends 30 seconds calibrating to exactly how you hear, making sure that you will hear every single note moving forward. The in-ear phones provide clear tones while the over-the-ear phones play a deep bass and act as an isolator by making sure your music isn’t escaping to distract other people — and that their noise isn’t cutting through to distract you.

At the time of this writing, there are still 6 days left to back this project. At this point, the product has been completely backed at the lower price points, but for $219, you can be the next owner of a pair of Nura headphones (when they ship in April 2017). If you back them at that price point on Kickstarter before the campaign ends, you’ll be saving $180 on the $399 retail price (and you’ll most likely be the envy of all of your friends — especially the audiophiles that have devoted their lives to finding the best pair of headphones out there).

If you’re curious, check out Nura on Kickstarter for more videos, pictures, and product updates. Happy listening!