• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Best "Bud" - Worst "Plug

    • Written by from WINNIPEG

    Upside: Love this headphone for working out. Great sound, great fit, great looks, and I love that they don't totally block your ear canal.

    Downside: I've been through two pairs in two years because the plug keeps shorting out. I would LOVE if Urbanears put a 90 degree angled plug on these so they wouldn't bump my arm when plugged into my iPod on my arm band.

    Would definitely recommend - just wish they could do something about the plug!!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Steep Price

    • Written by from Brampton

    For an average 5 6 adult - my perfect fit is the XL for the ear click.
    If you are around 6 ft - this might be too small for you.

    Design flaws:
    The ear click is soft-sharp edged. Because the inner back of the ear is sensitive where you put it, it is quite painful. Perhaps they should've gone with a more smooth-rounded edge.

    One time I accidentally wore the left earphone to my right vice versa and it felt comfortable. The inner front where the ear click is suppose to be is not sensitive to the edge.

    Moving (pro):
    Stays in ear, I tested this while dancing with a lot of head movement.

    Moving (con):
    It is very light-weight and always feels like it's not on your ear and gives that earphones are about to fall off sensation.

    Sound: Some of us like the volume really high - but this does not have that capacity. The overall music starts to crack. Though if you just lower the volume a tidbit down, it's pretty good.

    Price: Too steep for a flawed design. Perhaps $40 is more fair.

    *Good if you wear glasses, move a lot.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bicyclist Review here, read on.

    • Written by from Arlington

    First off, these headphones sound excellent for everything. From music, to phone calls, to games, the sound is superb compared to other headsets.

    On the BICYCLE bit. There's a lot of drag on them in the wind, meaning it creates a little wind tunnel outside your ears when getting up to 7MPH or so. Increase in speed, and the airflow noise increases as well. at 25MPH it's like you have your head out the window of a moving car at 50. Luckily they sound good enough to overpower the airflow noise, but do you really want that? This is my only complaint however. If it weren't for the bicycle, I would have given them a 5, but I ride almost 20 miles a day, which is what I primarily bought them for. As others mentioned, you can hear outside sounds fine, which was my primary concern. I can't have the full ear inserts as I want to hear my surroundings on a bike.

    It's only my first day using them, and the click-fit feels a bit weird, but I know I'll get used to it. The microphone quality is great! one thing I found over trying different headphones with mics, is that some don't have a good quality mic, with noise cancellation. Some headsets if there's any noise outside or wind/airflow (on a bike or running) the person on the other end only hears the wind/noise, and can't hear you. These work just as good as Apple's technology in that category; perfect outgoing audio.

    Packaging is amazing! heh, 6 out of 5 stars on that one. Even a logo sticker that matches the color of your headset. These guys care about what they're doing, or just make it look that way at least, as the info book is outstanding!

    Overall, a great headset, but for the biking it may not cut it just for the airflow noise. I'm going to give it a few days though.
    Anyone have other suggestions for a bicyclist, under $50, hear outside sound, great mic/controls, and comfortable? (I know someones gonna say the Apple earphones at $30). 8)

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound Quality Very Good, Noise Isolation Poor

    • Written by from Mountain View

    Its true, this new way of fitting into your ear is very comfortable. The problem is that like other earbuds that do not actually shove into you ear canal the noise isolation is very poor. I often use earphones in places where I want to tune out all other ambient noise, and these simply do not do the trick. The sound quality is good, though a bit mid heavy. I could never quite get them at a volume that sounded just right and comfortable while at the same time tuning out ambient noise Unfortunately, I'm to going to have to return these for these reason alone.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Big sound-- not for small ears!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The sound quality is great in these headphones, and I do love the cord material as well as the control on the headphones. MY ONLY PROBLEM: although in the wonderful packaging (presentation is great) provides multiple sizes for optimal fit, the smallest attachment is NOT SMALL ENOUGH. After wearing them for a day, the upper part of my ear where the headphone sat was sore and I could not keep them in for the rest of the evening.

    simply put: if you think your ears may be too small, pass on these and get a different version of UrbanEars design. If you have normal sized ears, THEY ARE WONDERFUL!

    65 of 67 people found this useful