Finding a quality set of headphones on the ever-growing audio equipment market is not as easy as it seems – most headsets out there actually owe their prohibitive prices to the brand name and not the quality of the actual product, while others may pack some premium materials but do not promise equally satisfying comfort and reliable performance in the long-run. Recently unveiled at the IFA consumer-electronics show in Berlin, URBANITE headphones line by German audio company Sennheiser aims to change all that: a set comprising two different models, on-ear URBANITE and over-ear URBANITE XL design, the latest headpiece series boasts some heavy bass, improved sound balance and better clarity at a relatively affordable price.

Packed inside rugged aluminum can sliders with soft padding and stainless steel hinges, each URBANITE headband sports a foldable design so it can collapse down and fit snugly into the included soft drawstring pouch for simple storage and maximum portability. Thanks to the 3-button remote control capabilities packed inside a 1.2 meter detachable cable that goes into the left can, the URBANITE line allows you to manage music stored on your smartphone or tablet and adjust volume, play/pause and skip tracks. Additionally, the built-in cable microphone lets you answer calls directly from your smartphone so you’ll stay connected with those you love most at all times  (the available Sennheiser URBANITE and URBANITE XL versions are compatible with Apple iOS devices, while Sennheiser URBANITE Galaxy and Galaxy XL pair with Samsung Galaxy gadgets). Compatible with Samsung Galaxy, LG, HTC One, as well as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and some other smart handpieces on the market, the URBANITE headphones guarantee ample versatility, comfort and reliability found in few other products of the kind.

Performance-wise, the URBANITE headphone line preserves the Sennheiser sound signature with crisp highs, smooth midrange, extended treble, rich bass and outstanding clarity across the whole range. With 16-22,000 Hz of frequency response, dynamic closed-back transducers and 5% of total harmonic distortion, the URBANITE and URBANITE XL headphones deliver your music with club speaker-quality, with minimal sound warps and maximum noise isolation (which is reportedly better in the over-the-ear URBANITE XL model). And if you have some concerns about the durability of these brilliant headphones, the two-year international warranty should help put your mind at peace as far as repairs go.

Measuring 7.9 x 3.2 x 9 inches, the URBANITE headphones are available in several different colors (including Black, Denim, Sand, Plum, or the ‘Nation’ combination with red cans and blue undertones), so you can easily match them with your favorite outfit and outdoor gear.

Versatile, reliable and creatively designed, URBANITE on-ear and over-the-ear headphones deliver your music with unparalleled quality and with maximum comfort on the ears even during super-long headband wearing sessions – and their in-line remote control capabilities bring some handy phone-call versatility so make sure you grab your next Sennheiser headset as soon as possible.

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Sennheiser Urbanite headphones

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