Nura suffered the identical quiet destiny as numerous startups earlier than. The modern Australian agency was successfully acqui-hired by Masimo, which has been amassing its personal arm of audio manufacturers. The Southern Californian medical system firm beforehand bought quite a few acquainted names, together with Bowers and Wilkins, Polk Audio and Denon.
Not like these companies, nevertheless, the Nura model has gone away in consequence. COO Blair Tripodi informed me again in April, “Nura was a know-how tuck-in and acquisition-hire of engineering expertise to assist the Masimo Adaptive Acoustic Expertise (AAT) platform.”
The deal was initially positioned as a partnership to the surface, with a press launch titled, “Nura Joins Forces With Denon.” It didn’t provide a lot perception into the acquisition, however did spotlight “a Denon product that includes Masimo AAT, anticipated in mid-2023.” AAT is in impact, the brand new identify for the Nura platform.
The primary product was introduced early as we speak. The Denon PerL and PerL Professional bear greater than a passing resemblance to the Nura True, which can be one thing of a aid for Nura followers. The odd identify is a partial mix phrase of “Personalized” and “Listening,” an apparent reference to Nura’s (now Denon’s) custom-made sound profiles, which made the merchandise stand out in a sea of samey earbuds.
Each of the buds are totally wi-fi and depend on the Denon PerL Headphone app to create customized profiles. Each additionally characteristic energetic noise cancelation, by the Professional characteristic eight mics to the PerL’s 4, which ought to enhance the sound blocking. Masimo additionally says the next in regards to the Professional,
Whereas customary Bluetooth know-how compresses and decompresses audio throughout wi-fi transmission, Denon PerL Professional earbuds present a streaming expertise just like listening to a CD. This implies customers can take pleasure in high-fidelity streaming sources with wonderful audio constancy. PerL Professional additionally creates a encompass sound impact that enhances the general audio expertise in a compact and cozy wi-fi earbud design.
You should buy the PerL and PerL Professional for $199 and $349, respectively, by Denon’s site.