Conclusion: The Plattan’s are a sharp, simplistic looking headphone that are both minimalist in nature and fun at the same time. The added audio port is a somewhat unique feature that makes the whole idea of being social with music that much easier and fun. Unfortunately, the outward appearance appears to have taken the front seat this time while the real meat of the story, sound quality, sadly gets shuffled to the back.
Excerpt: Not long ago I wrote a blog about a recent discovery of mine: the Urbanears Plattan headset/on-ear headphones, priced at $59.99. In my blog, I said the Plattans reminded of the first set of really good headphones I ever owned—the classic Sennheiser HD414s that arrived on the scene way back in the 1970s.
Excerpt: Urbanears is a company known for highly fashionable, yet affordable headphones and earphones geared for a younger, more tech-fashion crowd. One look at their products and you can tell these guys have a design esthetic that exhibits clean, almost austere lines. The Urbanears catalog photos are practically art pieces unto themselves. I think they’re beautiful. This design direction extends to the packaging as well.
Pros: Powerful bass, Extra AUX for sharing, Build quality
Cons: Weak highs and muddy mids on some recordings, Not comfortable on larger heads
Excerpt: Everyone loves music. At the same time, we don’t want to look like a tool by wearing headphones that are unstylish and ugly. Style-conscious music lovers may wish to consider these good-looking Plattan headphones by Urbanears.
Colours, sound quality, style, tangle-resistant cord, the ability to fold the headphones, price
Excerpt: Those noble folk at Urbanears are trying to solve one of the image conscious urbanite's biggest problems – how to make your ears look sexy. Unable to tolerate the sight of fleshy flaps of sonic scooping gristle laying bare in the metropolitan commuter soup, bereft of stylish musical feed, Urbanears has created a range of head adornments to rid the world of this travesty.
Pros: Great build and colours, Great price, Original touches