Nuarl N10 Pro Review

Nuarl N10 Pro

Today we’re looking at the $159.95 AUD (~$115 USD) N10 Pro True Wireless Stereo In-Ears from NUARL. 

 

Disclaimer: Earspan sent us the N10 Pro for this review, free of charge. I only covered the customs fees. All thoughts and experiences with the product are naturally my own. You can find out more about NUARL here.

NUARL

NUARL is a brand of the MTI Co., Ltd. which was founded in 1998, in Japan. NUARL is making full use of MTI’s wide manufacturing network to create unique products for the audio industry. NUARL has been designing high-performance wireless earphones and wired earphones since 2016, aiming to create a different experience for audiophiles around the world. They state that their take on the audio is ”natural and neutral”. The design elements, materials, and technologies are all optimized to provide a ”natural & neutral” experience. Today we are going to be reviewing their high-performance TWS with ANC, the N10 Pro. Let’s get to the details without further ado.

Nuarl N10 Pro

Nuarl N10 Pro

The Nuarl N10 Pro features the QCC5124 SoC. The premium chipset supports Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX codec. It also features dual digital ANC with feed-forward and feed-backward. As for the driver configuration, N10 Pro uses a 10mm dynamic driver that is unique to NUARL. The driver utilizes “TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer)” and “Titanium”. These materials were used on the surface of the “PEEK” (Polyetheretherketone) vibrating diaphragm. Nuarl states that the full-range driver sounds natural across the audible range. We’ll find out more about the sound soon but let us cover some of the essential parts first. I am including the highlights & specs of the N10 Pro below.

Driver: φ10mm PTT Diaphragm Full Range Dynamic “NUARL DRIVER” v3

Bluetooth Chipset: Qualcomm QCC5124 Bluetooth 5.0

Microphones: x2 cVc NC (per side)

Supported Codecs: AAC / SBC / aptX 

Case Battery Capacity: 760 mAh

Battery Life: Up to 30H with Charging Case

Features: App Support, IPX4, ANC, HearThrough, OTA Updates & More.

Size: IEM: W27.4 x H18.5 x D28.9mm, Charging Case: W95.4 x H36.6 x D39.2mm

Weight: IEM: 8g, Charging Case: 55g

Nuarl N10 Pro

Packaging & Accessories

The N10 Pro comes in a rectangle, well-designed box. The specs and highlights of the product can be found on the back as well as the sides. The TWS IEMs and the charging box are placed firmly in the protective foam by Nuarl to prevent damage during transportation. The accessories are located on the bottom of the packaging. The N10 Pro comes with Nuarl’s Magic Ear+ foam eartips.  A set of the Nuarl’s Block Ear+ silicone eartips are included in the package as well. Apart from those, 2 pairs of silicone wings for a more comfortable fit are included in the box, as well as a USB-A to USB-C charging cable. The accessories are high-quality and I like the packaging of the tips. Nuarl managed to provide an aesthetically pleasing unboxing experience.

Design, Fit & Build Quality

Let’s start with the design of the charging case. The charging case is not small because of the 760mAh huge battery inside. It has a smooth-to-touch matte black finish and it looks elegant up-close. The magnets are strong and the hinge mechanism feels durable. Inside of the case feels breathy. The earphones are held in their cradles by strong magnets and there is an elegant logo in the middle with the model name on it. It is a brilliantly designed case and it does feel premium. As for the layout, the USB-C charging socket is located on the rear side of the case and the battery status lights are located on the front side. There are three LED lights to let you know about the remaining battery and earbuds’ charging status. 

Let’s move on to the design of the earbuds themselves. The N10 Pro’s designer, Akihiro Momozaki was inspired by the pattern created by a splattered drop when designing the N10 Pro. I noticed the wavy design of the N10 Pro’s faceplates immediately after unboxing the product. The IEMs look very unique and well made, thanks to the high-quality materials. The metallic brand name badge on the center of the faceplates increases the premium feel and the semi-glossy finish of the IEMs contributes to that. The IEMs are definitely not small so those with small ears or ear canals should be aware of this fact. As soon as I looked closely at the earphones, I thought they would be pretty comfortable to wear. My intuition was right and they are! I have medium-sized ears and medium-sized canals, my experience with the N10 Pro was quite good. I had no fit issues and the medium-sized tips worked great, both sound and fit-wise. I didn’t need to use the supplied wings, the fit was already great. When you are looking at them in the mirror you feel like they are going to fall at some point but I even ran with them for 40 minutes and no, they did not fall. Additionally, the earbuds have two microphones per side. We’ll talk more about call quality and the ANC in the upcoming sections. The earbuds have IPX4-level water and dust resistance, therefore you can take them with you to the gym with peace of mind. 

Overall, I really like the design and I think NUARL did a great job with the N10 Pro. The earbuds look and feel nice. The materials feel premium for a 120 USD earphone. I had absolutely no issues with the fit and the passive isolation is quite good. Well done!

Connection Stability

The N10 Pro features Qualcomm’s relatively new Bluetooth chipset, the QCC5124. It supports Bluetooth 5.0, AptX codec, and role swapping function. The role swapping function is exactly the same as the ”Qualcomm TWS Mirroring technology”. Only one earbud maintains the Bluetooth connection with the smartphone, while the secondary bud mirrors the connected bud. It makes switching between left and right earbuds an effortless process. The function equalizes the battery usage between sides to prevent the master earbud from depleting its battery faster. I have experienced only a few drop-outs with my time with it. For the majority of the time, the connection was stable and the buds worked without any interruptions. My earbuds are up-to-date with the latest version, the 0.2.0.

The latency on the other hand is a known issue for the TWS earbuds. I tested the N10 Pro using the AptX codec and Xiaomi F2 Pro Android phone. The latency was great with the built-in YouTube app, the lips were in sync with the audio and the buds provided a great experience. As for mobile gaming, the latency can be noticed but it is not terrible like the majority of the TWS on the market. I do not recommend it if you are a competitive shooter player but it is fine for other games.

The review continues on Page Two, after the click HERE or by using the jump below.

Page 2: Controls, Battery Life, N10 Connect App, Mic & Call Quality, Sound Quality, Comparisons, Last Words

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Long time Tech Enthusiast, an ambitious petrol-head, Yagiz likes his gadgets and always finds new ways into the tinkerer's world. He tries to improve anything and everything he gets his hands onto. Loves an occasional shine on the rocks.

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