We are all accustomed to the fact that the headset is ear-drops or (at best) earplugs, firmly digging into the auricles and with all their might trying to damage the eardrum, get to the brain itself, and then arrange such confusion and vacillation that it doesn’t seem like much. However, what accidentally fell into our hands today, and then firmly settled on our heads, broke all stereotypes, smashed the latter to dust and scattered the results, so to speak, over the cold northern waves.
Urbanears they look like ordinary headphones — two fairly powerful and large speakers, nice pads, a bezel with a variable height for different head sizes and forehead heights, a soft, relatively thick cord with a nylon braid, and the already familiar four-pin 3.5mm connector. But the surprise is rather not even the presence of a miracle plug, but a plastic thickening in a place familiar to any headset owner. Naturally, this is a microphone, and even with a button that responds to all standard iPod manipulations.
Sound quality? High enough to hear mp3though alac. At least those two headsets with earplugs that I was “lucky” to hear after a couple of hours of heavenly bliss in an abundance of reasonably balanced lows, mediums and highs, frankly speaking in Russian, “didn’t roll”. I really don’t want to go back to them.
Finally, something not quite ordinary. To be honest, I refused such a plan of headphones for a long time, considering them heavy and uncomfortable. However, in reality, everything turned out to be completely different. The wide soft foam headband sits quite comfortably on the top of the head, and the soft pads that surround the speakers fit snugly around the ears, creating a vacuum effect, so to speak. Soundproofing is perfect — with properly dressed headphones, others can not hear anything at all. As a result, you can’t hear them. And the most interesting thing is the audio output under the right speaker, which is just waiting for you to plug in the plug of other (or the second of the same) headphones, watch movies, listen to music and audio books, your friends and relatives. In this way, Urbanears they also combine, saving their owners from the need to buy terrible Chinese adapters for two pairs of so-called (after meeting this Scandinavian joy) headsets.
The plug is long and thin, of such a shape that it will also fit the iPhone 2G (GSM). The color range is wide enough fourteen options are no joke. Learn more about Urbanears can be found on the official website. The normal amount that shop assistants ask for this little joy is considered to be 60 euro.
Update by Artur Malosiev: I was struck by the variety of colors in the assortment — that’s where the Swedish designers pulled off 100%.
The sound is the sound, it’s good, but the word «stylish” does not describe the whole gamut of feelings when you see this on the counter of a store. Kirill really sniffed out this small shop in the center of Stockholm and tomorrow I will go there for my pair of headphones. I just don’t know which one to choose?