Pros Decent sound, just above the 40$ headphones you would buy from a walmart or so, very great small size. Very vivid colors to select from. Awesome little extra 3.5mm jack on the right headphone to share the music your listening to with a friend.
Cons Comfort, because of its over the ears they basically cover the exact ear size and hold your ears pushed to your head. This does create discomfort over a long period of time. Would like louder bass.
Summary Now i've read many reviews before i set out to buy this device, i've read everything from too much bass that makes it sound muddy, to overall horrible song quality and the likes, just like this review. To tell you my default headphones of choice are the crossfade LP's and i also bought the v-moda vibranto. The comparison in song quality betwee those two is more bass on crossfade than vibranto (duh, ear buds dont make much bass) but in comparison between the Urbanears to vibranto is even less bass, still hearable but distinctively less. This comes from someone who's main genre is Dubstep, i love my bass. But the overall headset is quite well designed, pretty good sound quality for regular songs (apart from dubstep). And the negativity is overly hyped on every review i've seen. Makes me think if they've actually tried it or just copied from each others negativity.
Pros Admirable channel seperation. Allows you to hear the recording in space and time.
Cons no volume control on the mic.
Summary I love headphones. I have been using Beats studios lately. The Beats are great. Some others I use are Marshall Majors, Audio Tehnica, Koss Porta Pro. I listen to popular music from 1960 thru 2011. Mostly in Rock, Blues, and Jazz. The Urbanears do a great job of not offending your ears. And reproduce sounds in an analog style. Warm and the stereo separation is something that isn't easy to accomplish with cheaper nitrates of music. I rip my songs at 192kb and higher. So iI can tell you, the Urbanears are doing a good job with the sound sources that I am feeding it.*The word NITRATES in the review should say BIT RATES
Updated on Dec 18, 2011
Woven cover for cord
Remote for volume control and microphone on cord
Cord only comes out of left ear-cup
Cons HURTS my ears big-time
Sound is muffled
Summary I'm really disappointed by these. I bought them on a whim at Tekserve. I tried on the floor model and they seemed ok but after I wore them for a few hours, they really hurt my ears. I gave them another try the next day and they started hurting again. The pressure on my ears even made me feel nauseous (I don't know what that's about).
In any case, I'm returning them and have to eat the 15% restocking fee. I should have just stuck to the iPhone ear buds.
Pros Stylish look
OK sound (Not the best)
No volume control (nothing big, doesn't affect rating)
No case (nothing big, doesn't affect rating)
Static when plugged in my desktop
Summary You can tell the sound is there on the plattans and you can hear some of the bass. The headphones offer "big" sound or when you put them on make sure you turn your volume all the way down. The microphone is perfect for your ipod touch 2g or 3g if you need one too! It also offers hands free calling which is a feature I don't use. The static in my desktop which happens when I plug it in is a big problem. I hate it! When I plug in my "normal" headphones it doesn't happen. I don't think it will happen to you though! They also have a clasic stylish look which some may not like but I enjoy. It also offers great customization so you can slap some stickers on! Yes I would recommend these even though it has a 3 1/2 rating!