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Manufactured by Urbanears.
A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as the original box or bag) and/or with the original tags attached.
Drivers - 40mm Dual Diaphragm drivers Frequency Response - 20Hz-20kHz Impedance - 85 ohms Sensitivity - 98dB Max Input Power - 50mW
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For someone who has never had earphones that cost more than $10, I love these. When I first opened the box, everything was packed in their neatly and very professionally. It almost made me feel special to be wearing these headphones. After seeing several reviews on YouTube, I have to say that I'm pretty upset about the noise cancelling qualities. On YouTube I've seen people say that they couldn't hear others talk in the background (while no music was playing). This simply isn't true at all- and you would have to have mild hearing loss for it to be. I can hear many of the background noises in my house, which aren't loud at all. When music is playing it does a nice job of cancelling noise however I can still somewhat hear things in the background unless I turn my volume up to an unbearable level. (I'm not one who likes their music loud, but "medium" volume.) As far as the material that the headphones themselves are made out of- I love it. It feels like very strong...
UPDATE 07/2015: The cord had to be replaced (no biggie... at least I didn't have to throw out the entire headset like I did with the Plattans). But now after a year and half, the cushions material on the ear are fading/peeling away (must be a paint over the foam cushions). Not happy. I am embarrassed to take these out in public now because of how crappy and nasty they look. They still are functional, so I will just use them around the apartment to make phone calls and listen to music at night. Very displeased. They aren't that old either! I take good care of them too! Sheesh.
These are awesome headphones; the design is chunky, robust and minimalist. I get a lot of compliments on them. The sound is pretty good and decent. Good enough for listening to music at work/bus/train, etc and blocking out unwanted noise.
Now the only con: The "turncables" do not last very long. They deteriorate very fast, even if you are gentle with them. I used to own the Plattans...
The 3.5mm plug on my UrbanEars headphones "turncable" broke off *in* my iPad, which is something I've never experienced before with another headphone cable. I was able to get the pieces out of the iPad and take a photo, which I'll post if I can. At first I felt fortunate that I had purchased UrbanEars due to their "One year premium warranty"; however, after I submitted the requested information to their representative (including pictures), I was told the following:
"I passed it through to my manager for a second opinion, she believes that it has been broken due to sideways pressure - otherwise the pin would be sticking straight out of the end piece with the black bit sticking out of it. This is how we determine if it is defective (pin is still in tact) or damaged (pin is snapped). I'm sorry this means we will not be replacing your turncable under the warranty."
I just wanted to let others here know that their "premium" warranty may not be what you expect. It...
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