Official Sennheiser URBANITE Australian review tour!
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The Sennheiser URBANITE Australian review tour!
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Sennheiser have generously allowed me to take the reins of the Sennheiser Urbanite Australian review tour.​
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The Sennheiser URBANITE and URBANITE XL will soon be hitting our shores, and if you would like to take a special sneak peak preview at the headphones before they are released, read on!​
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Tour conditions:
 
  1. Each member will have the headphones for one week (seven days) - not including postage time.
  2. Each member will leave first impressions in the thread, upon receiving the headphones.
  3. They will then be required to leave a full review within seven days of sending the headphones to the next member.
  4. Each member will be responsible for shipping costs to the next member, and will need to provide me with the tracking number. I'll keep the thread updated with their location.
  5. You are responsible for the headphones whilst they are in your possession. 
 
Specs:
COLOR: black, denim, sand, olive, nation

DEVICE: iPhone/iPad/iPod, Samsung Galaxy™, LG™, HTC™, Sony™, Other devices

IMPEDANCE: 18 Ω

CONNECTOR: 3.5 mm low profile angled plug

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (MICROPHONE): 100–10000 Hz

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (HEADPHONES): 16–22000 Hz

SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL (SPL): 110 dB @ 1 kHz & 1 Vrms

THD, TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION :< 0.5 % (1 kHz, 100 dB)

EAR COUPLING: Circum-aural

CABLE LENGTH: 1.2 m

TRANSDUCER PRINCIPLE: Dynamic, closed

PICK-UP PATTERN: Omni-directional microphone

SENSITIVITY: -44 dB V/Pa
 
For more information on the headphones:
 
http://en-au.sennheiser.com/urbanite-xl
 
 
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TOUR ORDER:
  1. White Lotus
     
  2. Loquah  
    (Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-urbanite-xl-black-over-ear-headphones/reviews/12105)
  3. D Marc0
    (Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-urbanite-xl-black-over-ear-headphones/reviews/12485)
  4. GikiGill
    (Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-urbanite-xl-black-over-ear-headphones/reviews/12286)
  5. DJScope
    (Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-urbanite-xl-black-over-ear-headphones/reviews/12417)
  6. Xtralglactic
    (Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-urbanite-xl-black-over-ear-headphones/reviews/12544)
  7. No5ey
    (Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-urbanite-xl-black-over-ear-headphones/reviews/12569)
  8. DogMatrix
    (Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-urbanite-xl-black-over-ear-headphones/reviews/12659)
  9. Brooko
    (Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-urbanite-xl-black-over-ear-headphones/reviews/12696)
 

This tour has now finished! 

 

A huge thank you to all who participated! I'll pass this onto Sennheiser, and let you know their thoughts.

 
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I would like to introduce myself as Gikigill, a forever audioholic. I have participated in a few review tourssuch as the Fiio X5, Brainwavz, Mrspeakers Alpha Dogs and Somic MH412. Outside of headfi I have participated in a couple of tours and as I type this I am on my way to listen to the Cayin C5.

I have written a few reviews such as the JVC SZ2000, Fiio X5, Somic MH412 and the Brainwavz S5. I look forward to listening to the Urbanite soon.
 
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Don't leave out the very amusing ad! 

 
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I'd be keen - but I'm slightly SW SE of Australia.
EDIT - either slow brain day or I have terrible sense of geography (thanks Wink).  Given the nature of my job, we'll call it a slow brain day.
 
Been part of a few tours and reviews now - believe my rep speaks for itself.
 
My gear is in my profile.
 
Sennheiser unlikely to run this sort of thing in NZ - given our population.  If you can fit me in, let me know.
 
Brooko
 
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Hi guys
I certainly can comply with the conditions 
Have never been part of a tour before love to make this the first
Love Sennheiser have HD650 and HD800 but I am not biased  
Not much experience with reviews but I do write impressions in the appropriate threads when I have new stuff
Most recently a series of impressions of the Denon DA10 with various headphones
Plenty of amps and daps to try them out on
Oh and I practically live next door to the post office if that helps
 
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  Don't leave out the very amusing ad! 

 
Wow, what did I just watch? That was amazing..
 
 
  I'd be keen - but I'm slightly SW of Australia.
 
Been part of a few tours and reviews now - believe my rep speaks for itself.
 
My gear is in my profile.
 
Sennheiser unlikely to run this sort of thing in NZ - given our population.  If you can fit me in, let me know.
 
Brooko
 
I'll ask the Sennheiser team now if they are OK with me including you, mate! Your rep certainly does speak for itself.
 
 
 
  Well, I may not be in Australia, but I'm subbing to this thread just to see the impressions.
 
No worries at all mate, welcome!
 
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Hi all. I'd love to be a part of this if you'll have me. Thanks for the invite, Lotus.
 
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I'm fairly new to the "Head-Fi" world, but I've been obsessed with music since I was a kid. Whilst I don't have a lot of expendable cash to throw into whatever cans I can get my hands on, I always jump on a good value deal when I can. At the moment my headphone collection is small but worthy.
 
I've done a few reviews of loaned cans/gear. But, I don't like to review items that I own because I feel like an "owner" bias will fog my views on those items. So all my reviews were of review units.
These units include the Topping NX1 headamp, the FiiO X1 DAP and the Tekfussion Twin Woofers. I'm always up to review new gear.
 
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  I'd be keen - but I'm slightly SW of Australia.
 
Been part of a few tours and reviews now - believe my rep speaks for itself.
 
My gear is in my profile.
 
Sennheiser unlikely to run this sort of thing in NZ - given our population.  If you can fit me in, let me know.
 
Brooko
 
Update: Sennheiser would be happy for me to include you in on the tour.
 
Thanks for the applications guys - keep them coming! 
 
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Just realised that I didn't really introduce myself. Did you need me to, Lotus, or have I made enough noise to be known already :wink:
 
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Thanks WL, and thank you to Sennheiser as well :)
 
I can vouch for fnkcow, djscope, and loquah (not that Lachlan needs my endorsement) - all have been involved in the X1 tour.
 
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Thanks Paul - I'll take an endorsement any day regardless :wink:
 
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I'm an American but moved over to Sydney for work about 7 months ago.  I actually ordered the Urbanite and have it being shipped over to me since I couldn't actually purchase it over here yet (you Aussies take forever to get stuff!).  I attended the Can-Con in Sydney the first month I arrived to meet some new people that shared my love of the audio world.  I plan on attending the latest Can Con Sydney here at the end of the month.  I've never officially written a review on this forum yet but this could be a great chance to start for sure.  I have a lot of comparable headphones to the Urbanite and feel I could easily make a great review comparing some that others may also have.  I'll be playing it through my Bravo V3 amp/Fiio E10 DAC combo at work and my Fiio X3 and Sansa Clip+ on my train ride to and from work.  This is a really cool opportunity and hopefully I can contribute from an expat perspective. 

 
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