In case you hadn’t noticed, there something of a glut of headphones on the market. From over the ear to in the ear and from wrap around the head to over the head, the limits of headphones or earbuds are pretty much limitless. Granted everyone needs to address their own personal needs when it comes to headphones. Let’s face it, not every pair of headphones or earbuds fits everyone perfectly, so finding the right pair can be something of a chore. The Urbanears Plattan Headphones are an interesting take on the headphone technology, but ultimately fall a little short of what should be the goal of any headphones: great sound.
Urbanears Plattan Headphones are available from a number of retail locations both traditional brick and mortar stores and online sites like Ebay and Amazon, and retail for around $60. While it sounds a little ridiculous in the world of headphones that price tag actually puts them mid market. Several varieties of headphones or earbuds are available for under $30 and the big daddy of them all the Bose line can reach upper price limits of $200. As far as Urbanears Plattan Headphones are concerned according to Cnet.com, they are an over the ear unit and are available in fourteen different colors. They also feature a standard plug in jack which makes them versatile enough to be used on just about every audio or video device in existence.
On the plus side the Urbanears Plattan line has a few things going in its’ favor, they are stylish and the available palette assures the right match to whatever outfit you happen to have on that day (provided you decide to pick up all fourteen colors). Other than that, they feature a nice padded circle around the speaker designed to make them more comfortable. The only problem with this design is that they do not really cover the entire ear, which makes the pad actually deter from any comfort benefits.
Over the ear headphones that are not comfortable to wear for $60 could be forgiven if the Urbanears Plattan headphones had exceptional sound quality. The problem is they do not. They sound a little on the cloudy side at pretty much all volume levels. So while they are extremely stylish, if you actually want to enjoy your music, picking up a few sets of lesser priced headphones or earbuds that actually fit your particular ear is likely a better investment for your $60. However, if the Urbanears Plattan fit over your entire ear, you may have a more pleasant experience. In the world of personal acoustics, personal preference plays a huge role and it should.