The NuraTrue Pro (the “pro” version of the NuraTrue) launched earlier this year via a Kickstarter campaign, testing the unannounced earbuds back in June and giving them a very commendable four-star rating. The review was brilliantly done and I agree with what the trusty reviewers think, but having heard the NuraTrue Pro extensively myself, lossless audio support is what could have made the buds great I always felt a little sorry that I couldn’t do it, to us at the time.
It was a beautiful morning in Berlin. I was just around the corner from IFA 2022, the big tech show, and the booze I had the night before didn’t bother me too much. And I triumphantly accepted a bizarre invitation from a competing publication to attend Journo, and was able to listen to Nura’s NuraTrue Pro her earbuds in lossless glory. Now that lossless audio has finally arrived at the party, do they join their old brethren as some of the best true wireless earbuds we’ve reviewed. After all, these are unreleased earbuds. Chances are you haven’t introduced yourself yet.
As part of Nura’s personalized audio profiling, the companion app runs tests to ensure the unit fits properly first (I always downsize my earbuds to pass this with flying colors). Next, determine the frequency response that works best for your ears. Different frequencies radiate to them while you wait. Then form his EQ suitable only for you. And for the first time in the company’s lineup, you can also use the in-app EQ tab to further fine-tune NuraTrue Pro’s audio response. ) and it was indeed a useful tool.
That’s because a source device that can wirelessly output to earphones hasn’t been released yet. Even the best phones of 2022 haven’t been able to do it so far. Now it’s possible with the new Source device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform. Coming back to Berlin last weekend, basically, in retrospect, we were able to close this little gap. I’ve been listening to these buds in truly lossless quality using my new compatible smartphone, and I can hear the incremental increase due to the revelation caused by Nura’s software.
Listening to Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s Human on Tidal, Crash in the intro is presented with a crisper leading edge and a better sense of driving rhythm. There was the texture of Rory Graham’s understated yet determined voice, which also revealed elements that were gritty and previously veiled. FKA Twigs’ Two Weeks was a similar story through the highs. It’s clear, bell-like, expansive, and musically a bit more nimble.