UrbanEars Plattan Headphones Teal, One Size
- UrbanEars Plattan Headphones (4090341) - Teal
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|Color||Teal||Indigo||Eclipse Blue||Indigo||Dark Grey||black|
|Item Dimensions||7 x 7 x 4 in||2.99 x 5.87 x 5.75 in||2.91 x 5.63 x 5.71 in||5.9 x 5.9 x 3.03 in||5.9 x 5.9 x 3.03 in||6.69 x 6.89 x 3.15 in|
|Item Weight||—||6.74 ounces||4.8 ounces||5.12 ounces||5.12 ounces||0.55 lb|
|Additional Features||microphone-feature||remote||None||foldable||noise-isolation, microphone-feature||Microphone, Portable Foldable Noise Cancellation|
Your mom called from the microphone on her folding Plattan Headphones to say that these crystal clear headphones blew her mind last night. She was floored when these simply styled, but cleverly designed 'phones collapsed down the size of a fist and fit in her purse. We're sure she would have called you directly but she was busy sharing acid-rock with her pal thanks to the 3.5mm Zound socket that allows the Plattans to share music with another pair of headphones. You might want to call her now because once she discovers the on-cord pause and play button you may not hear from her again for quite some time.
- Driver: 40 mm
- Input Connection: 3.5 mm
- Cord Length: 47 cm
- Frequency Response:
- Recommended Use: travel, streetwear
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Top customer reviews
I really wanted to love these headphones, as I absolutely love the design. It's simple, it's clean, and they look high end yet casual without being at an absurd price point. These do become a bit tight on the ears and uncomfortable after a long period of wear, but I could overlook this.
The first pair of headphones I did not treat as well as I could have. I frequently listen to music in bed, and would lie on my side and lean my head against a pillow. After a couple of months, I noticed that the sound stopped working in the ear that I would lean against the pillow. I connected the dots and decided to try another pair of Urbanears and to not make the same mistake again.
I bought a second pair, and was careful to not do anything that could hurt the headphones. I only listened to music at home or at work, and always left them neatly on my desk. I didn't twist the cord or apply any pressure to the headphones. Unfortunately, despite all this, the same thing happened again. Only one side of the headphones was working and I was so careful with the second pair.
I'm still giving these headphones a decent review as I really like the style of them--I just wish these had worked for me. I now opt for earbuds, which have held up much better and don't provide any discomfort.
- The sound quality is awesome; they work for just about any type of music from classical, to celtic, to grunge rock, to trance. However, some fans of rap/hip hop may find the bass slightly deficient; see cons below.
- They really are gorgeous. Everything - the cloth cord (nice and sturdy), inconspicuous mic, subtle speakers (not to big, not too small), and cloth-covered headband - it all combines to make these cans just beautiful.
- Solid construction; everything feels non-plastic-y, and the cloth cord provides a sense of stability you can't get with plastic cords, like on the highly-lauded (and highly-overpriced) Beats Studio by Dr. Dre - Hi-Def Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones.
- The 'Zound' socket on these headphones is wonderful. Gone are the days when you're awkwardly watching a friend listen to the first 30 seconds of the song before they take your 'phones off, feeling uncomfortable about you not being able to hear. The ability to just plug another pair of headphones into yours and share your music is superlatively cool. Just plug your friends headphones in, and you both get the stereo sound. Sweet.
- Portable; these fold up to about the size of your fist, and will fit quite nicely in your bag or man-purse.
- The bass is not quite as good as it could be. Overall, the sound is well-balanced and pleasing, but like any pair of headphones that doesn't feel like putting a hat on, physics prevent the bass from being optimal for hip hop and rap. If you're looking for that kind of sound, try WeSC Oboe Headphone (Black) (though be warned that the sound on the rest of the genres sound like they're coming through a thick piece of foam).
- There are some comfort issues, but they can be nullified by the fact that any pair of headphones, from iPod earbuds to Beats Studio, are all going to become uncomfortable after a given period of time. For me, the period is about 2-3 hours, which is more than needed for the periods I listen to them. That period may change based on the size of your head. All in all, these headphones are quite comfortable, if a bit snug-fitting.
On the whole, these headphones are just about perfect. If you want to upgrade from whatever iffy earbuds came with your MP3 player, or are looking for a portable alternative to your $500 DJ-ing headphones, or just want a pair of really sleek, awesome-sounding general-use headphones, you've found 'em. Beautiful and functional, these should meet your exacting standards.
They fit very well and are comfortable I have worn them during an entire work day. The sound is good quality for the price (except the bass). They surprisingly are great at blocking out noise, although they don't advertise that they do. Mind you, she uses them in classroom/library settings while I use them at work in a very noisy office with meetings in the same area. The chord is very strong and doesn't tangle easily, which was a huge plus for going into and out of a backpack constantly. After doing some research (other than Amazon reviews) many mention that there is noise leakage, I have not had this issue in the office or at home. They are durable, the speaker (circles that go over the ears) are on a metal "wire" that easily folds into the head band (arch). As mentioned, these go into and out of a backpack and tend to get dinged around and still work great.
These are good quality headphones, and have had many customers at my previous job use them and like them.
With that said, sound is meh, obviously. You're paying 30 dollars don't expect MDR quality sound.
My biggest problem though is with the material they used for the outside of the headphone earpieces. It's this sticky matte plastic that attracts all different kinds of fiber. I have no idea why they chose such s*** material on the outside of the headphone. It's like they tried to get a soft matte plastic material but instead got plastic lint roller material. That is seriously what this is like.