Charlie Parker, Private Eye will spend plenty of time telling you how everyone’s ears are unique, but he’s mostly focused on their outward appearance, rather than how they actually work. In fact, everybody hears sounds differently, and Nura is a new headphone brand that purports to account for these small differences between all of us.
Nura headphones use OAE (otoaccoustic emission) to detect how the individual user responds to various frequencies and tones, then deliver a personally-crafted listening experience optimized to that user. There’s an accompanying smartphone app, naturally, and after a while your headphones will be able to recognize you by your ears in under two seconds, which is probably more than you can say for even your closest loved ones.
As of this writing, you’ve got over a month and a half left to pre-order your own pair of Nura smart headphones at the product’s Kickstarter page here, starting at just under $200. While you’re there you can also get a lot more information on how they work.