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- 82AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE5 ReviewsCNET80A Beats competitor with quality bass and good clarThe Sennheiser Urbanite XL is a well-designed Beats competitor that costs less and sounds as good or better.PC Mag90Sennheiser UrbaniteSennheiser'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.SlashGear80Sennheiser Urbanite headphones ReviewA timeless look, high quality sound, and extremely high quality hardware make the Sennheiser Urbanites a no-brainer.Inner Fidelity80A Great Headphone for the Kids: The Sennheiser UrbHead-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.TrustedReviews80Sennheiser Urbanite reviewGood looks, a practical design and bass with balance make the Sennheiser Urbanite headphones a good choice for the more discerning basshead.
- 88AVERAGE USER SCORE5 ReviewsEngadget Reader80November 29, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 29, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Absolutely love these headphones, had Beats Studio before but the build quality of the Sennheiser is a world of a difference. They feel very comfortable and sound is stunning.Engadget Reader80January 7, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader90January 5, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 creepy Urbanite ads. Just take my word for it and don't look for those ads, they will just mess with you mind. As far as I can tell this is due to the ear pads being made of a really high quality feeling foam, almost reminds me of a kind of Tempur memory foam. The ear pads are also coated with a new (to me) kind of microfiber like cloth, that feels as smooth and soft as velour, but doesn't have the tiny bristles. The headband is a padded silicone one, possibly using the same foam on the inside.The headband also features a step free adjustment mechanism, meaning you don't have a handful of "clicks" to adjust the reach of the ear cups on either side of your head. You just slide it to where it feels right and it holds in place. Another thing to note about this mechanism is that it's seamless, so there isn't a part of the headband that gets exposed when you need a little more room, so the appearance is maintained at all lengths. Something I always found annoying with most traditional headphones.The isolation is very nice, I've been a Sennheiser HD25-1 user for almost 8 years now and these actually beat them in terms of low noise isolation. I think this may be due to a combination of factors. Firstly the memory foam ear pads, clearly fill in more gaps on your ear then a typical foam padded ear pad. They perform similarly to a set of pleather ear pads, while maintaining the comfort of a set of velour ear pads. The driver housing is also in a sense double walled, as the actual driver module, is contained and protected by another outer housing that holds the cable connection and headband attachment. This no doubt is one of the main reasons these headphones perform better at reducing the amount of low noise vibration that can get to your ears.The sound quality is going to be very subjective, and I'll leave that for later, but they are heavier in the low end department then most other Sennheiser products. It's still not as stark a difference as say a set of AiAiAi TMA-1's, Sennheiser HD25 SP's or Monster Beats, but it's still the main focus of the headphones so expect it.Galaxy controls are self explanatory, but causes one of the main gripes I have with these headphones. No mic-less cable included, and the cable is a proprietary connector on the ear cups- even though I guess you could still use a very slim connector despite the locking mechanism.Anyway hope this helps!
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