Nuheara IQbuds Max are active noise-canceling, ‘intelligent’ hearing buds

Nuheara IQbuds Max are active noise-canceling, ‘intelligent’ hearing buds

Somewhere between Apple’s AirPods and medical-grade hearing aids you have Nuheara’s new “intelligent” hearing buds. The Australian start-up has produced two earlier versions of its IQbuds, and on Sunday unveiled its IQbuds Max, which it describes as the first intelligent earbuds to feature active noise cancellation.

There’s no word yet on pricing or exactly when they’re shipping, but company says they will cost more than last year’s $500 IQbuds Boost. I’ll hopefully get a chance to give them a try here at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where Nuheara will be previewing them. I found the IQbuds Boost slightly too big and not as comfortable as Jabra’s Elite 65t earphones, which don’t feature the advanced hearing boost features that these buds do.

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