For many years i’ve had sony headphones and have been very pleased. My last set expired recently (the surface material on the headset started flaking off and sticking to my face). I bought another (cheap) sony headset and was very disappointed as the mid to high tones were severely reduced. I researched options and came to the conclusion that i needed to spend more. I know sennheiser’s reputation but was wary after my sony failure. I need not have worried as these are probably the best headphones i have ever had (i bought my first in 1967). Bass is good but not overpowering. More importantly mid and high level come across cleanly and well. I’m using these on an ipad and listening to mp3s over wifi ( perhaps i should just kill myself now) rather than plugged into a valve amp playing an expensive record deck but i live in the real world (just).
These headphones are amazinggreat fit – i’ve worn them all day most days and they’re not too tightgreat sound – dance music sounds incredibleno downsides i’ve found yet.
Sennheiser Urbanite XL Over-Ear Headphones – iPhone/iPod/iPad – Olive
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- Take your club sound with you – Massive bass and clear treble
- Tough Companion – Extra rugged for robust urban living
- Fits your busy lifestyle – simply fold up to fit into your bag
- Compatibility-Available with detachable cable with 3-button remote control and integrated mic for Apple iOS
- Your choice of eye-catching colours and either on-ear or around-ear design – customise your look and your sound
Most headphones emphasize bass too much but these have a decent balance between bass and treble.
A good solid pair of headphones. Low impedance, which is good for playing off sources such as smartphones. The build quality is very good: tough and sturdy materials, and they are definitely a comfortable fit around the ears. The sound is in many ways classically a sennheiser sound: pretty neutral, and not actually bass-heavy, and with a slightly rolled off treble. The sound is actually quite relaxed, and perhaps is not as agile as some other headphones, but for the money (£99 for my xl wired model) they are the perfect blend of comfort, robustness, and sound quality. There are perhaps better sounding headphones for similar money (akg y50, for example), but they are nowhere near as comfortable or sturdy (on-ears, as the y50s are, cause me instant pain with their vice-like grip on my ears).
The headphones sound really good, even when listening from phoen, but the rubber on the headband is kinda coming off a bit, but it may do that because i used them in rain.
Sennheiser Urbanite XL Over-Ear Headphones – iPhone/iPod/iPad – Olive : They feel sturdy but still soft and comfortable. They arrived quickly and in a sealed sennheiser box. I also like how the cable is detachable meaning it could easily be replaced.
I got these headphones a year and so ago and i can say they are of reasonable quality, the cable has worn down but as it is detachable you can easily find other cables that fit fr cheaper than £20 but it is worth getting the same cable for the headphones. The sounds quality is brilliant, the headphones are not too deafening, the are comfy to wear for long periods of time. They are well packaged, clean and easy to fold up and put away, easy to clean and it comes with a nice bag to keep them in. All in all great product would buy again but their is no real point in doing so.
Even after extended periods of wearing still comfortablesound is crisp and clear.
You must get a set of these. 00 head phones they were very disappointing compared to sennheiserwould definitely recommend.
Great pair of headphones, every thing you will expect from a pair of sennheiser headphones. Great build quality: these headphones are built with amazing quality and definitely are not gonna break easilyvery comfy: the material on the ear cups are very comfy and you can wear them for hours without a pain, plus material of the headband is really nicegreat audio: audio is great. They are sennheisers so of course the audio will be good. Sound leakage is acceptable as they are not built for that purpose and the headphones block out a little sound around you, dont buy if you are looking for a headset that will block out 100% of sound around you these are not sound cancelling headphones. The not so great-when i got my pair i thought they where broken due to the fact the audio connecter on the wire to the headphones is really fiddly and is hard to get correct and if not plugged in 100% correct will cause one side not to work. You have to plug into a very specific slot in the audio jack and turn them all the way. – as much as they are over ear headphones if you have medium or large ears they may sit on your ears a little but are still very comfy.
This is the most expensive headphones ive ever bought and was very cautious about buying them, having taken the plunge they are extremely good value and supremely comfortable with amazing sound quality however i cant escape the feeling these (while great) don’t quite justify their price tag.
Not as tight fitting as beats by dr. Dre better sound altough if you preffer loudness would be better to get a portable amp if your using a ipod/phone overall good quality no complaits other than only one lead.
Overall these are nice headphones, but with a couple of things to be aware of. Build quality is good, they feel solid and the ear cups slide smoothly in their guides. The hinges are well engineered – but they are also sharp edged and quite capable of drawing blood if you get caught in them when opening the headphones out (something which is actually really easy to do if you’re not careful). I could hear lots of detail, but the bass seemed a little prominent for me. Since these things are largely a matter of taste i leave it to you whether that’s good or bad. Unfortunately the ear cups are not large enough to go around my ears without making contact – meaning they weren’t too comfortable for me. The covers on them are a sort of synthetic suede which could start to pick up and show dirt with use. Due to the length of the ear cup guides they were a snug fit when i tried to wear them around my neck too, again not comfortable for me. For the price it’s disappointing that they don’t come with a case, only a bag.
Delivered more quickly than the order suggested. These headphones are pretty much the best i’ve come across over the years. Excellent sound & sternly constructed. The materials also don’t show marks & scratches easily.
It appeared not to work: the left ear was silent. Just like many of the one star reviews, but when i checked again and played with the wire, it clicked deeper into the earphones and now works perfectly. Sorry for ‘liking’ the one star reviews.
These are super earphones, really comfortable and great quality sound. Only giving four stars because the first set were faulty and would only play sound from one earphone. That said it was easy to send them back, there were no quibbles and the replacement pair arrived in two days. They really are fabulous quality so despite the initial hiccup i would still highly recommend them.
Great set of headphones for £99, not too heavy and thoroughly impressed with their noise cancellation (unexpected but appreciated), however the noise leakage with these headphones i would say is pretty terrible but for the price, i can complain. Overall great product, great brand, great price.
I looked at a lot of headphones before settling on these, i am very happy with them, i would definitely recommend for anyone who wants done great headphones fire a good price. They do noise cancel a little bit it’s not amazing bit they do not leak sound at all.
Excellent, can always rely on sennheiser, also own the hd 558’s absolutely amazing for gaming. One gripe i have is, i’d have liked another cable in the box, without the inline remote, other than that these are just great, very well made and sound is amazing.
The connection lead is fully detachable and requires twisting when inserted into the headphone to lock it in place. There are 3 buttons on control, volume up & down and a function button that operates different things depending on how many times you press it in quick succession. Sound quality is good providing you have a good source, poor recordings (taken from analogue tape, vinyl etc. ) are made worse due to a lack of top end. These phone will really show up a poorly mastered track. I listen to a range of music, mostly heavy metal but also some prodigy, 80’s & 90’s pop. Base is very good and can blow your mind as it’s smooth but controlled. Extreme top end is reduced meaning you loose sibilance from some recordings (my recording of cher – i believe is prone to it on some phones).
I have a small head and they fit fine. I have, however, pinched my finger twice when opening them.
First pair of proper over head phones.