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Press Release: Sennheiser launches URBANITE headphones

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by joe, Sep 4, 2014.
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  1. joe Administrator
    Berlin, September 4, 2014 – Let your ears be loved: Sennheiser’s new URBANITE headphones are the new sound of urban style, bringing the bass for an intense club experience on the move. The audio specialist’s new mobile headphone range – including the on-ear URBANITE and over-ear URBANITE XL – delivers massive bass but with Sennheiser’s uncompromising audio expertise ensuring excellent clarity throughout the entire frequency range.
    “Sennheiser URBANITE headphones are for the generation of Millennials who know more and demand more. They love their tunes heavy and love to look good, but are smart consumers who won´t compromise on quality. They want bass but want it done right. The Sennheiser URBANITE is answering these demands,” said Tim Voelker, Director Sales & Marketing Consumer, Sennheiser Communications A/S. “We’re bringing something fresh and new that will finally meet the expectations of this tough audience, and will be building the buzz for the URBANITE range through an exciting social media campaign this autumn under the headline ‘Let your ears be loved’.”
    “With the Sennheiser URBANITE series we´ve created a range of headphones that are incredibly robust, using durable high quality materials and metal parts that – alongside the sound – set them apart from other fashionable headphones. With a unique folding mechanism that makes them easily portable, the Sennheiser URBANITE headphones are truly ready for life on the streets,” said Dr. Christian Ern, Director Product Management Consumer, Sennheiser Communications A/S.

    The URBANITE range is designed for staying connected on the move, with integrated in line remote control and microphone for taking calls and controlling music on smartphones and tablets, with dedicated versions for either Apple iOS devices, or for Windows or Android-driven devices, such as Samsung Galaxy models.
    A range of color choices includes black and denim across all models (both Apple and Samsung), with the iOS URBANITE additionally available in sand, nation and plum and iOS URBANITE XL also available in sand, nation and olive. The stainless-steel hinges add a striking touch of rugged urban style to cool design touches like the color-coordinated fabric-wrapped headband. However, the use of metal – on the premium hinge mechanism and the tough aluminum sliders – ensures these headphones are also styled to last.
    The durable sliders and hinges also work with the super soft ear pads to ensure that the listener is insulated from external noise, ensuring great comfort for even long periods of listening enjoyment. And with its larger ear-pads, the Sennheiser URBANITE XL offers even greater levels of comfort.
    For extra peace of mind all URBANITE headphones are supplied with a soft pouch for safe storage, and also come with a 2-year international warranty. Urbanite is available now at select retailers; URBANITE XL will be available in Q4.
    joetest, ruthieandjohn and cb3723 like this.
  2. Headzone
    a-haa, beats with much better looks and build quality?
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  3. MrTechAgent
    Looks like the designers were on something when they made this ugly headphone , just like HiFiMAN when they decided to use stupid mini-coaxial connectors ...talk about a great analogy 
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  4. Billheiser
    Hm. Interesting, good luck sennheiser. Not a great looking headphone IMO (the band and especially the ends of the band look clunky) but I'm not the target demographic for this.
  5. GREQ
    Wow, these look cool. 
    Yamaha YH-1000 headband springs to mind. 
  6. ThickGlasses
    C'mon guys, they don't look THAT bad ;D
  7. RoMee Contributor
    Funny looking headphones.
    From The Wall Street journal.
  8. So Far
    Hipsters all around the world are celebrating right now.
    hoo7h likes this.
  9. Kiiskinen
    God damn Sennheiser, all I wanted was a pair of behind the necks with a cable that doesn't break after two weeks of use, not ugly-as-sin Beats replicas.
    RoMee and Johncatman like this.
  10. BeBop Lives
    You are Correct!  Beats with quality..........However, the demographic that is Beats will never change or move because they have no understanding of quality audio.
  11. cb3723
    But I'm a big Sennheiser fan anyways, so I welcome these new funky offerings from them - good to see vibrant lively colours being used, but these are unashamedly aimed at taking a piece of the beats solo2 market for sure.
    Beats lead - the rest follow - what a paradox [​IMG]
    Competition is so healthy, it gives consumers like all of us better and better quality of product  - total win-win [​IMG]
    Great to see these new models [​IMG] 
    Wonder what Dre would say? [​IMG] 
    Probably "sheesh, Beats by Sennheiser, now who's the wiser?"[​IMG] 
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
    I wonder if they are suitable for vegetarians?


    solo2's aren't on Tyll Hertsens from Innerfidelity's wall of fame for nothing though I sincerely hope these new Senn's are just as good as the solo2 if not better - competition causes manufacturers to keep bettering themselves perpetually.

  12. L0SLobos
    Honestly, these headphones look pretty bad. I'm pretty sure the demographic Sennheiser is targeting them towards will be sticking with Beats, especially since they upped the quality with the refresh.
    Qui audit likes this.
  13. marcswede
    Makes me think...:D

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  15. spbach
    That's the first thing I noticed when I saw them.
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