Should you get earbuds that sound 'personalized'?

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The days of arguing over whether you should have a pair of wireless earbuds are over. The results are in: you need some.

Over the last few years, the quality of real wireless earbuds has skyrocketed and you are spoiled for choice. I mean, just think of the quality of things like Apple's AirPods Pro, Sony's WF-1000XM4, and Google's Pixel Buds.

These are wonderful pieces of technology nonetheless omnipotence, still feels kinda magical. But… we can do more.

If you want to go beyond the standard features that you get with most wireless earbuds, you have a choice: personalized sound.


    What the hell is a personalized sound?

    To put it another way, these are headphones that are tuned to your hearing.

    It works like that: sounds are blasted into your ear canals, these are checked when they go back in, and then the output of the headphones is adjusted. for these results. (If you want to know more about how it works, go here).

    This is in contrast to variable EQ - which is now quite common. This feature is to keep your music the same no matter where you are (think bathroom interior and exterior). Personalized sound is about creating an image that is unique to your audience.

    The company most famous for making this type of gear is called nura - you can check out our previous cover on the over - ear nuraphone and the inner nuraloop.

    What is this article about?

    Well, I want to take a closer look at whether it's worth getting a pair of earbuds with a personalized sound. To do this, I am going to take a look at two specific types of earbuds to give structure to this piece:

    • The nuratrue, which sells for $ 200
    • The AirPods 3 (AKA third generation AirPods), which sell for $ 180
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    The reason for this is to compare the nuratrue with more conventional type of earbuds, especially ones that are popular and have been released.

    How is it structured?

    In my mind, you can divide the debate over personalized audio into two points:

    The reason for this becomes clear as the piece progresses. So, let's start with the first point:

    Is sound the most important thing to you when choosing earbuds?

    This is the big meaty one.

    I will simply put it. If you are going to be using your earbuds mostly for listening to music, a pair of personal earbuds like the nuratrue is a good shout out.

    One of the arguments against personalized sound is that you do not get proper sound reproduction. Fiddling went with what you hear and so a sense of subtlety was lost.

    This is true, but I believe this is not a big problem with real wireless earbuds. Generally, you do not use this type of headphones if you are after proper hearing. Instead, you want them to be inspiring: and that's what the nuratrue accomplishes.

    This is not to say that the AirPods 3 do not feel bad (they are always incredibly good), but they do not shine as well as the nuratrue. (Side note: I really wish they included suggestions for the AirPods 3, as lack of loneliness hinders their sound.)

    To conclude this: if you are just in the game of earbuds for music listening, then a pair of personalized earbuds like the nuratrue is something you should try.


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