Urbanite XL Wirelessby Sennheiser

  • Urbanite XL Wireless
  • Urbanite XL Wireless
  • Urbanite XL Wireless
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
78%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • With their good-looking design, the Urbanite XL Wireless headphones come across impressively with their own sense of street flair.
  • Sound is better balanced across low, mid and high notes than it is with bass-heavy competitors.
  • Batteries last as long as 25 hours without recharging.

CONS

  • Urbanite XL Wireless doesn't provide active noise cancellation, although Sennheiser's over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones do a good job of sealing out ambient noise.
  • Due to awkward positioning of controls on the right ear cup, users can accidentally pause the music or turn down the volume.
  • This headset is relatively big and bulky, yet its carrying case is flimsy.
Urbanite XL Wireless is priced about $50 higher than the original wired edition of the product, and both are devised by Sennheiser to compete with ragingly popular Beats headsets. The wireless version of these Sennheiser headphones add Bluetooth connectivity, along with controls for play/pause and volume control on the right ear cup. Battery life amounts to up to 25 hours. Otherwise, the advantages and disadvantages of this attractively designed over-the-ear headset are about the same as for Sennheiser's wired product. Sennheiser doesn't boost bass massively, but as a result, some detail can be lost on certain songs.
NameUrbanite XL WirelessZik 2.0P5 WirelessLevel OverSymphony 1
ManufacturerSennheiserParrotBowers & WilkinsSamsungDefinitive Technology
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