Nura, an innovative Australian firm, was acquired by Masimo, a Southern Californian medical device company. This acquisition brought together multiple audio brands owned by Masimo, including Bowers and Wilkins, Polk Audio, and Denon. Unlike the other acquired brands, Nura ceased to exist as a standalone brand. Nura’s COO, Blair Tripodi, explained that the acquisition was intended to support Masimo’s Adaptive Acoustic Technology (AAT) platform by incorporating Nura’s engineering talent.
Initially presented as a partnership, the acquisition was announced as “Nura Joins Forces With Denon.” However, it was revealed that AAT is the new name for the Nura platform. The first product resulting from this acquisition is the Denon PerL and PerL Pro. These wireless earbuds closely resemble the Nura True, offering customized sound profiles. The name “PerL” is a combination of “Personalized” and “Listening,” reflecting Nura’s (now Denon’s) distinctive feature of tailored sound profiles.
Both PerL and PerL Pro earbuds are fully wireless and require the Denon PerL Headphone app to create personalized profiles. They also feature active noise cancellation, with the Pro version having eight microphones compared to the PerL’s four, thereby enhancing sound blocking. The Denon PerL Pro earbuds deliver a high-fidelity streaming experience akin to listening to a CD and create a surround sound effect. These earbuds provide an enhanced audio experience in a compact and comfortable design.
The Denon PerL and PerL Pro earbuds are available for purchase on Denon’s website, with prices starting at $199 for the PerL and $349 for the PerL Pro.