Sennheiser's Urbanite on-ear headphone pair offers a rewarding, rich sound signature, with a perfect balance of slightly boosted bass and well-defined mids and highs.Read the full review →
The Momentum headphones were Sennheiser's attempt to build a more stylish and hip headphones set, but the new Urbanite headphones take a more utilitarian approach with a foldable headband and sharper design. However, one thing that's the same is Sennheiser's commitment to good audio and comfort, which the Urbanites more than deliver.
Critics universally praised the look and design of the headphones, with PC Mag calling them "handsome" and CNET noting they're "well-designed." TrustedReviews took special note of the foldable design, as it allows them to become "as small as possible," which is great for travelers. Despite the plastic construction, Inner Fidelity says the build is "simply top-notch."
The original Momentums had a bit of a prominent bass presence and while the Urbanites also have it, Slashgear says they also don't "dismiss the rest of the soundscape." PC Mag finds the sound quality "balanced" with "crisp highs and rich, powerful bass." If you're worried about sound leakage, don't -- CNET notes the Urbanite headphones do a "good job" at keeping outside noises from getting in, largely assisted by the comfortable velour ear cups.
… show more Sennheiser continues to show they still have it, presenting a fresh design without compromising on sound, comfort or build. At $199 for the on-ear model, the Urbanite headphones are priced competitively versus the competition. They're also offered in an over-ear model, and both types are available with controls for iOS or Android-powered devices. Whatever your listening needs, the Urbanite headphones are ready to meet them.
Design and form factor
The Sennheiser Urbanite XL is a well-designed Beats competitor that costs less and sounds as good or better.Read the full review →
Head-to-head with the other headphones currently in the $200 on-ear category the Urbanite faired well, but did not particularly stand out in the crowd. With a punchy slightly emphasized bass and very good bass to mids transition, the Urbanite is the best of the group in this area.Read the full review →
A timeless look, high quality sound, and extremely high quality hardware make the Sennheiser Urbanites a no-brainer.Read the full review →
Good looks, a practical design and bass with balance make the Sennheiser Urbanite headphones a good choice for the more discerning basshead.Read the full review →
Kind of weird, but also kind of nice. I'm a little short on words right now, but I'll make sure to write something more concrete when I have the time. Here's a few nuggets for anyone wanting some beef on these fairly new headphones. They are super comfortable as advertised in the borderline...Read the full review →
I was really impressed with these headphones until about three days in when the tips of my ears were hurting from the on-ear model. The over-ear model was not available for sale in my country, and now I'm regretting not buying them online. Sound quality is amazing however.Read the full review →